See also

Family of Leonard Bowtle and Joyce Bason

Husband: Leonard Bowtle (1914-1996)
Wife: Joyce Bason (1921-2014)
Marriage 17 November 1951 St. Paul, Burwood, New South Wales, Australia1,2
Len met Joyce Bason on board ship whilst travelling to Australia in 1950
Electoral Roll family 1954 11 Cormiston Avenue, Concord, New South Wales, Australia3
Leonard being a carpenter and Joyce being a machinist
Address between 1954 and 1958 11 Cormiston Avenue, Lowe, New South Wales, Australia3
Address between 1958 and 1980 307 Clyde Street, Granville, New South Wales, Australia3
Address 1994 8 Market Street, Manilla, New South Wales, Australia4

Husband: Leonard Bowtle

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Leonard Bowtle

Name: Leonard Bowtle4,5
Sex: Male
Father: Basil Bowtle (1857-1921)
Mother: Helen Caroline Oakley (1866-1949?)
Occupation carpenter / joiner3,4,6
Birth 24 March 1914 Wethersfield, Essex, England5,6,7,8
Baptism 31 May 1914 (age 0) St. Mary Magdalene Church, High Street, Wethersfield, Essex, England9
son of Basil Bowtle (miller and baker) and Helen Caroline of Wethersfield
Census 29 September 1939 (age 25) 14 Alexandra Road, Sible Hedingham, Essex, England10
unmarried being born o 24th March 1914 working as a carpenter & joiner and living with his mother and two siblings
Military Service 1944 (approx.) (age 29-30) -
served in the Army as a Despatch Rider during WW2. Harold Eric Wilkinson told us that he was a 'bit of lad'. When his unit was en-route he would go missing, only to reappear at the destination. Once, in Holland he was asked to take a message under cover of darkness. Early next morning he reappeared to the cry of "we never expected to see you again", "why?" "because you have been through the enemy lines twice", "I thought there were a lot of flashes and bangs".
Emigration 16 June 1950 (age 36) from Southampton, Hampshire, England to Sydney, New South Wales, Australia11
on board the Moreton Bay of the Aberdeen and Commonwealth Line
Death 26 March 1996 (age 82) Manilla, New South Wales, Australia1,8,12
newspaper notice, late of Manilla
Interred April 1996 Manilla General Cemetary, Manilla, New South Wales, Australia8

Wife: Joyce Bason

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Joyce Bason

Name: Joyce Bason13
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Occupation machinist3
Birth 3 October 1921 68 Melbourne Street, Northampton, Northamptonshire, England1,14
Death 20 July 2014 (age 92) Manilla Hospital, Manilla, New South Wales, Australia15,16
wife of Leonard, mother of Robyn, Gregory and Bronwyn, aged 92¾
Cremation 25 July 2014 Alstyon Chapel, Lincoln Grove, Gunnedah Road, Tamworth, New South Wales, Australia16

Note on Wife: Joyce Bason

parents Thomas Bason and Dora Lilian Miles

Sources

1"Geoff Bowtle personal communication".
2"New South Wales Government Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages" (on-line at www.nsw.gov.au).
3"Ancestry Australia, Electoral Rolls, 1903-1980" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).
4"Harold Eric Wilkinson personal contribution".
5"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Braintree 1914 quarter:2 volume:4a page:1638.
Text From Source: mothers maiden name Oakley
6"1939 UK Register" (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1575B folio:013 page:4 letter code:DDKK.
7"Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records" (on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene Baptisms 1858-1981 ref:D/P 119/1/11 image:63.
Text From Source: born 24th March 1914
8"Australian Cemetaries Index" (on-line at www.austcemindex.com).
9"Seax - Essex Record Office Parish Records" (on-line at www.essexcc.gov.uk). Wethersfield St. Mary Magdalene baptisms 1858-1981 ref:D/P 119/1/11 image:63.
Text From Source: born 24th March 1914
10"1939 UK Register" (on-line at www.findmypast.co.uk). class:RG101 piece:1575B page:13 line:4 letter code:DDKK.
11"Ancestry UK Outward Passenger Lists 1890-1960" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).
12"Ancestry Australia and New Zealand, Rootsweb Death Index, 1813-2003" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).
13"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Northampton 1921 quarter:4 volume:3b page:70.
14"England and Wales Birth Index 1837 - 2005" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk, www.findmypast.co.uk and www.gro.gov.uk). Northampton 1921 quarter:4 volume:3b page:70.
Text From Source: mother's maiden name Miles
15"Ancestry US Obituary Collection 1930-2015" (on-line at www.ancestry.co.uk).
16"The Sydney Morning Herald" (on-line at www.tributes.smh.com.au). 23rd July 2014.