John Maxwell MADISON

Name:  John Maxwell Madison

Birth Name: John Maxwell Dunnet

Known As: John Maxwell Madison since 1925

Date of Birth: 22 June 1898

Birth Location: Clarendon, Morphett Vale, South Australia

Age at Burial: 66 years -according to Order of Burial. (A letter sent to Australian Army from John in 1963, states he was nearing 65 years of age ) John’s actual age at burial is 68 years.

Date of Death: 18 October 1966

Death Location: Bunbury Regional Hospital.

Last Place of Residence: Capel, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 20 October 1966

Denomination: Anglican A

Row/Grave: Row 5 Grave 40

Grave Transcription: Unmarked

CDCP Grave Marker: Grave Marker with Plaque, placed by CDCP volunteers,  24 May  2023 (image below).

Father: John Maxwell Dunnet, died 23 August 1902 aged 49. Buried Clarendon General Cemetery, South Australia.

Married 5 Dec 1895 Adelaide SA

Mother: Ellen Lucy or Louisa McSorley, died 10 August 1911 aged 45 years. Buried South Australia.

Grandparents (father): Walter Dunnet

Grandparents (mother): James McSorley and Ellen (unknown maiden name)

Guardian in 1916: William James McSorley (uncle) – 64 Hopkins Street, Boulder, Western Australia.


Mey Ellen Dunnett, born 1900, Morphet Vale, South Australia.  Died 4 July 1968, South Perth, Western Australia.  Married Nathaniel Peaden Lappin in 1924, Western Australia.

Harriet Catherine Dunnet, born 1901, Morphet Vale, South Australia. Known as Catherine Harriet Dunnet. Died 7 October 1986, Jolimont, Perth, Western Australia.   Married Dr Albert Peter Davis in 1924, Western Australia.

Spouse:  Ivy May Bray, born abt 1898, Mount Magnet, Western Australia. Died 19 July 1966, Perth, Western Australia. Daughter of William Bray and May Rosetta Williamson.  Buried Karrakatta RC -PC – 0652 (last residence Capel).

Married 1933 Wiluna – East Murchison, Western Australia

Child: Maisie Bray (Madison) born before 1931 ?.

Married in 1948 to George Maxell Jones, born 5 June 1925, died 8 June 2002 aged 77 years, buried Esperance Cemetery.  George was the son of Thomas John Jones and Mary Marsden McIntosh.  Maisie and George had three children.

Occupation: Mining Supervisor

Military Service: WW1 Service Number 6752


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John Maxwell Madison - Plaque
John Maxwell Madison - Marker