Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

Anne TONGUE

Name
Anne TONGUE
Given names
Anne
Surname
TONGUE
Married name
Anne SANDEMAN
Birthyes

MarriageJohn Sunderland SANDEMANView this family
about 1866
Citation details: 2629/1866 SANDEMAN JOHN SUNDERLAND TONGUE ANNE NEWCASTLE
Birth of a son
#1
George SANDEMAN
about 1866
Citation details: SANDEMAN GEORGE 14260/1866 JOHN S ANN RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a son
#2
Unnamed SANDEMAN
about 1867
Citation details: SANDEMAN (MALE) 15498/1867 JOHN S ANN RAYMOND TERRACE
Death of a sonGeorge SANDEMAN
about 1867
Cause: SANDEMAN GEORGE 7585/1867 JOHN ANN RAYMOND TERRACESANDEMAN GEORGE 7585/1867 JOHN ANN RAYMOND TERRACE
Death of a sonUnnamed SANDEMAN
about 1867
Citation details: SANDEMAN MALE 7620/1867 JOHN ANN RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a son
#3
William Frederick SANDEMAN
about 1868
Citation details: SANDEMAN WILLIAM F 15776/1868 JOHN S ANN RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a daughter
#4
Catherine SANDEMAN
about 1870
Citation details: SANDEMAN CATHERINE 16239/1870 JOHN S ANN RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a son
#5
David Sutherland SANDEMAN
about 1871
Citation details: SANDEMAN DAVID SUTHERLAND 16786/1871 JOHN SUTHERLAND ANN RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a son
#6
John SANDEMAN
about 1874
Citation details: SANDEMAN JOHN 18242/1874 JOHN SUTHERLAND ANN RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a son
#7
Charles SANDEMAN
about 1876
Citation details: SANDEMAN CHARLES 19283/1876 JOHN SUTHERLAND ANN RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a daughter
#8
Annie Jane SANDEMAN
about 1878
Citation details: 21137/1878 SANDEMAN ANNIE JANE JOHN SUTHERLAND ANN RAYMOND TERRACE
Marriage of a childWilliam Frederick SANDEMANMary Jane JOHNSONView this family
about 1892
Citation details: 7006/1892 SANDEMAN WILLIAM H JOHNSON MARY J STOCKTON
Birth of a grandson
#1
Arthur SANDEMAN
about 1893
Citation details: SANDEMAN ARTHUR 33748/1893 WILLIAM F MARY J STOCKTON
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Ivy M A HAYLER
June 17, 1893
Citation details: HAYLER IVY M A 33796/1893 JAMES CATHERINE STOCKTON
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a childJames HAYLERCatherine SANDEMANView this family
about 1893
Citation details: 7201/1893 HAYLER JAMES SANDEMAN CATHERINE WARATAH
Death of a grandsonArthur SANDEMAN
about 1893
Citation details: SANDEMAN ARTHUR 13718/1893 WILLIAM F MARY J STOCKTON
Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Annie May HAYLER
about 1894
Citation details: HAYLER ANNIE M 32251/1894 JAMES CATHERINE STOCKTON
Birth of a grandson
#4
John William SANDEMAN
about 1895
Citation details: SANDEMAN JOHN W 6860/1895 WILLIAM F MARY J RAYMOND TERRACE
Death of a granddaughterIvy M A HAYLER
September 12, 1896
Citation details: HAYLER IVY M A 11683/1896 JAMES CATHERINE STOCKTON
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Ivy Ann SANDEMAN
about 1897
Citation details: SANDEMAN IVY A 25308/1897 WILLIAM F MARY J RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a granddaughter
#6
Eva Mary SANDEMAN
about 1899
Citation details: SANDEMAN EVA M 34042/1899 WILLIAM F MARY J RAYMOND TERRACE
Death of a daughterCatherine SANDEMAN
January 29, 1899
Citation details: HAYLER CATHERINE 3381/1899 JOHN S ANN STOCKTON
Quality of data: primary evidence
Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Lena Jane SANDEMAN
about 1902
Citation details: SANDEMAN LENA J 25606/1902 WILLIAM F MARY J RAYMOND TERRACE
Marriage of a childThomas Mead WELLERAnnie Jane SANDEMANView this family
about 1906
Citation details: 10958/1906 WELLER THOMAS M SANDEMAN ANNIE J RAYMOND TERRACE
Birth of a grandson
#8
Thomas John WELLER
May 25, 1907
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Page 16
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Text:

Service Record NameWELLER, THOMAS JOHN ServiceAustralian Army Service NumberN109878 Date of Birth25 May 1907 Place of BirthISLINGTON, NSW Date of Enlistment2 May 1941 Locality on EnlistmentSANDGATE, NSW Place of EnlistmentRECRUITING DEPOT EC, NSW Next of KinWELLER, ELLEN Date of Discharge5 Aug 1942 RankGunner Posting at DischargeHEAVY ARTILLERY FIXED DEFENCE WW2 Honours and GallantryNone for display Prisoner of WarNo

Citation details: 30889/1907 WELLER THOMAS J THOMAS M ANNIE J WICKHAM
Note: His military record shows that he was born in Islington, NSW.
Death of a sonCharles SANDEMAN
about 1914
Citation details: SANDEMAN CHARLES 17475/1914 JOHN ANNIE NEWCASTLE
Marriage of a grandchildGeorge William RAMSHAWAnnie May HAYLERView this family
about 1918
Citation details: 7695/1918 RAMSHAW GEORGE W HAYLER ANNIE M WICKHAM
Marriage of a grandchildWilliam Robert SAXBYLena Jane SANDEMANView this family
about 1927
Citation details: 3851/1927 SAXBY WILLIAM R SANDEMAN ELENA J TORONTO
Marriage of a grandchildThomas John WELLEREllen May HUGHESView this family
August 2, 1928
Citation details: 13940/1928 WELLER THOMAS J HUGHES ELLEN M WARATAH
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Narrawallee, NSW, Australia; Phil and Jan Gregory; Mar 2007; ISBN 978-0-9750011-2-7
Citation details: Descendants of John George GREGORY Page 8
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Publication: Email from Jan Gregory to Stuart Gregory of 15 July, 2005
Citation details: Page 16
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Death of a sonWilliam Frederick SANDEMAN
October 22, 1933
Address: Newcastle Hospital
Citation details: SANDEMAN WILLIAM F 22247/1933 JOHN 65 YRS HOSP NEWCASTLE NEWCASTLE
Quality of data: primary evidence
Marriage of a grandchildPercival Henry SAXBYEva Mary SANDEMANView this family
about 1934
Citation details: 16367/1934 SAXBY PERCIVAL H SANDEMAN EVA M MAYFIELD
Death of a sonJohn SANDEMAN
about 1937
Citation details: SANDEMAN JOHN 23968/1937 JOHN SUTHERLAND ANN CROMARTY MAYFIELD
Death of a grandsonThomas John WELLER
February 8, 1943
Cause: Ship torpedoed by the Japanese submarine I-21
Citation details: 20 Sep 2006
Text:

In part:

Thomas J WELLER b. 25 May 1907, Wickham, NSW, Australia d. 8 Feb 1943, At Sea Iron Knight & Ellen May HUGHES b. 1908, Wickham, NSW, Australia d. 19 Mar 1988, Newcastle, NSW, Australia m. 1928, Waratah, NSW, Australia |June WELLER | d. 10 Sep 2006, Newcastle, NSW, Australia |& PHILLIPS ||Lois PHILLIPS ||& WILKS |Maureen Minnie WELLER |& Bernie PAYNE ||PAYNE ||PAYNE ||PAYNE ||PAYNE |Thomas George WELLER | b. 1 Jul 1937, Newcastle, NSW, Australia |& Kathleen McGRATH | b. 24 Sep 1945, Wellington, Som, England | m. 1 Oct 1966, Sunshine, Vic, Australia ||Susan Ellen WELLER baby caesar tomorrow 21 Sep || b. 4 Mar 1970, Footscray, Vic, Australia ||& Martin HINES || b. 22 Dec 1966, Zimbawee, South Africa ||David Thomas WELLER || b. 16 Feb 1973, Essendon, Vic, Australia ||Julia Kathleen WELLER || b. 25 Nov 1974, Essendon, Vic, Australia

Quality of data: secondary evidence
Text:

Thomas John Weller Rank Fireman Unit SS Iron Knight (Melbourne) Service Merchant Navy Conflict 1939-1945 Date of Death 8 February 1943 Place of Death Died at sea Age at Death 35 Cemetery or Memorial Details SYDNEY MEMORIAL, New South Wales, Australia. Panel 10

Note:

Working as a fireman on the SS Iron Knight.

SS Iron Knight was a Broken Hill Proprietary iron ore carrier of 4,812 tons with a beam of 17.12m and a length of 123.3m, which was sunk during World War II off the coast of New South Wales.

On 8 February 1943, Iron Knight was part of a convoy of ships travelling from Whyalla, South Asutralia up the east coast of New South Wales to Newcastle, New South Wales. At 2:30 am, a torpedo fired by Japanese submarine I-21 at escorts HMAS Townsville and HMAS Mildura passed under the bow of Townsville and struck Iron Knight, which was at the head of the convoy.

Iron Knight sank within two minutes bow first. Out of the crew of 50 only 14 survived after climbing on board a single lifeboat. The convoy steamed ahead and the survivors were picked up by the French destroyer Le Triomphant 10 days later.

On 4 June 2006, the wreck of the Iron Knight was discovered in waters off the New South Wales town of Bermagui at a depth of approximately 125 metres. Local fishermen had snagged their nets on the wreck over the years, unaware of the ship lying deep in the waters. Families and descendants of the crew travelled to the site and laid a wreath and poppies on the waters above the wreck. The sole remaining survivor of the sinking, John Stone, was unable to make the journey from his home in Southern Victoria.

Note:

Iron Knight History

The Iron Knight was torpedoed at 2.30am, allegedly 20 kilometres from Montague Island, on 8 February 1943 whilst in wartime convoy. The vessel was on a passage from Whyalla, South Australia, to Newcastle, NSW with a cargo of iron ore. Out of a crew of 50, 36 lost their lives including the captain, D. Ross. The vessel was of the ‘Chieftain’ class.

Owned by BHP, the 4812-ton steel screw steamer was built by Lithgows Ltd., Glasgow, in the United Kingdom during 1937. The vessel had a length of 123.3 metres, beam of 17.12 metres, and was powered by a quadruple expansion engine generating 553 nhp. The registration number was ON159568.

Iron Knight was reputedly torpedoed by Japanese I-class submarine I-21. The vessel sank in 2 minutes with the other nine vessels of the convoy escaping. The escort vessels HMAS Mildura and HMAS Townsville were in attendance, the torpedo passing under HMAS Townsville. Survivors stayed in a raft for 10 hours before being picked up by the French destroyer Le Triomphant.

I-21 was one of the 5 mother submarines involved in the midget submarine attack at Sydney on 31 May 1942, shelled Newcastle on 8 June 1942, and is credited with sinking the Iron Chieftain (3 June 1942), Kalingo (18 Jan 1943) and Starr King (10 Feb 1943). The submarine also damaged the Mobilube (18 Jan 1943) and Peter H Burnett (22 Jan 1943).

An armed shipwreck was inspected in 125 metres by The Sydney Project dive team on 27 May 2006 and 17 June 2006, eight miles east of Bermagui. The wreck was initially identified as Iron Knight and sits upright on sand, nets obscuring the bridge area, but substantially intact. A visually imposing element is the stern deck gun (4-inch), standing proud of the rails. On 29 July, the Heritage Branch supported a wreath laying ceremony over the wreck with relatives of the crew.

Subsequent dives by the club have raised questions on the identification as the deck arrangement, rudder, and size of the vessel seems at odds to Iron Knight's design. Additional research by the Heritage Branch suggests Iron Knight was torpedoed further out to sea in this general area. The wreck site might retain evidence of War Dead and should be treated with respect and care.

Few other armed merchant ships are suspected to have been sunk in the area, raising concerns about its ultimate identification.

Steam Ship Iron Knight
Steam Ship Iron Knight

Note: The SS Iron Knight was built by Lithgows Limited in Glasgow, Scotland in 1937. It had a displacement of 4,812 tons, a length of 123.3m and a beam of 17.12m. Propulsion was by way of a quadruple expansion engine generating 553 nhpbhp. During WWII it had a stern gun.


Japanese submarine I-21
Japanese submarine I-21

Note: The I-21 was a Japanese submarine which saw service during World War II in the Imperial Japanese Navy. She displaced 1,950 tons and had a speed of 24 knots. I-21 was the most successful Japanese submarine to operate in Australian waters, participating in the Attack on Sydney Harbour in 1942 and sinking 44,000 tons of Allied shipping during her two deployments off the east coast of Australia.


Death of a granddaughterIvy Ann SANDEMAN
about 1953
Citation details: SANDEMAN IVY ANN 5385/1953 WILLIAM FREDERICK MARY JANE WALLSEND
Death of a daughterAnnie Jane SANDEMAN
January 23, 1956
Citation details: 4993/1956 WELLEN ANNIE JANE JOHN SUTHERLAND ANN MAYFIELD
Quality of data: primary evidence
Burial of a daughterAnnie Jane SANDEMAN
January 25, 1956
Address: Section 12NW PLOT 89
Cemetery: Sandgate General
Religion: Presbyterian
Text:

Weller Annie Jane 1956-01-25 PRESBYTERIAN 12NW 89 151.707053957 -32.868667085

Weller - Thomas Mead, Annie Jane and Thomas John
Weller - Thomas Mead, Annie Jane and Thomas John

Note: Downloaded from sandgate.northerncemeteries.com.au

Deathyes

Family with John Sunderland SANDEMAN - View this family
husband
herself
Marriage: about 1866Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
1 year
son
George SANDEMAN
Birth: about 1866Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1867Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
Unnamed SANDEMAN
Birth: about 1867Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1867Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
3 years
daughter
Catherine SANDEMAN
Birth: about 1870Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 29, 1899Stockton, , New South Wales, Australia
2 years
son
David Sutherland SANDEMAN
Birth: about 1871Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1965Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
4 years
son
John SANDEMAN
Birth: about 1874Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1937Mayfield, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
Charles SANDEMAN
Birth: about 1876Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: about 1914Newcastle, , New South Wales, Australia
3 years
daughter
Annie Jane SANDEMAN
Birth: about 1878Raymond Terrace, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 23, 1956Mayfield, , New South Wales, Australia

MarriageS - Marriages Registered in New South Wales
Citation details: 2629/1866 SANDEMAN JOHN SUNDERLAND TONGUE ANNE NEWCASTLE