Name: AGNES JEAN ALCOCK
Date of Birth: 26 August 1921
Maiden Name: MASLIN
Also known As: Jenny
Birth Location: Balingup, Western Australia
Age at Burial: 24 years
Date of Death: 14.1.1946
Death Location: Busselton, Western Australia
Date of Burial: 15.1.1946
Denomination: Anglican D
Row/Grave: Row 2 Grave #9
To perpetuate the memory of
AGNES JEAN ALCOCK
Died 14th Jan 1946 aged 24 years
Father: Guy Loftus Maslin
Mother: Agnes Stella Bunt
Siblings: Guy Hall Maslin born 26.07.1923 Capel. Died 30.3.2007 Dardanup
Spouse: Ronald Ransom Alcock
Ian Ronald Alcock born 23 February 1945
Son Stillborn January 1946
Military Service: Corporal in the Women’s Auxillary Australian Air Force WWII
Agnes was born in the year 1921 to parents Guy Loftus Maslin and Agnes Stella Bunt in the small town of Balingup in the South West of Western Australia. Her father Guy purchased the family farm at Mullalyup in approximatley 1920 which is between Kirup and Balingup after returning from WWI in 1919. He married Agnes Bunt who was a local school teacher in November 1920.
Agnes Jean Maslin was the grandchild of George Charles Maslin and Catherine Roberts (Capel) and Joseph James Bunt and Agnes Hall (Balingup)
Agnes grew up on the farm and attended the local school with her younger brother Guy. In a letter written to the newspaper In March 1935 she talks about how the farm has had no rain and the 11 cows they are milking are almost dry and will need to be soon turned out into the bush paddocks. She mentions that she is enjoying year seven at school much more than year six and about finding a strange insect something resembling a grasshopper. She signs the letter Agnes Maslin, Cundinup via Kirup.
Sometime during years of 1936-7 the family appears to have moved to Capel. This may have been due to her father’s ill health as reported in the newspaper and a charity event held to raise funds by the local Capel RSL
Agnes’s father died in February 1942 in hospital in Perth and was buried at the Perth Karrakatta Cemetery.
Agnes enlisted in the WAAF on 18 March 1942 and was discharged on 13 July 1944
Agnes married Ronald Ransom Alcock in 1943 in Geraldton. Ronald was born 18th December 1922 in Watervale, South Australia being one of five boys to parents William Orange Alcock and Susan Mary Olive Davis. Ronald was also engaged in Military Service belonging to the RAAF Service Number 04422. Agnes and Ronald welcomed a son Ian Ronald at the Busselton Hospital of 23rd February 1945.
The South Western News on Thursday 24th January 1946 reported
Obituary – Mrs A. G. Alcock
At the early age of 24 years, Mrs. Agnes Jean Alcock, whose husband is on service in the Eastern States, passed away at the Busselton Hospital on January 14th. Formerly a Miss Maslin of Capel, etc
It is believed that Agnes died during childbirth.
Agnes’s mother Agnes Maslin (Bunt) died in 1969 and is Buried in the Capel Cemetery. Her husband Ronald died 25th July 2007 in Tallai, QLD aged 84years.
Information and Story Compiled by Researcher PP (CDCP Team Member)
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