Name: Adrian Roy MURNANE
Date of Birth: 1893
Birth Location: Boort Victoria
Also Known As: Roy
Age at Burial: 75yrs
Date of Death:18/4/1969
Date of Burial:21/4/1969
Denomination: Anglican A
Row/Grave: Row 1 Grave 1
Father: Jeremiah “Jerry” MURNANE
Mother: Uranie “Nina” MELOTTE
Grandparents (father): Michael Murnane 1838 – 1912 and Margaret Kinnane 1842 – 1910
Grandparents (mother): John Valmont Melotte 1830 – 1920 and Julie Shaw 1850 – 1918
Margaret Julia Murnane 1890 – 1891
Thomas Valmont Murnane 1891 – 1891
Michael Valmont Murnane 1892 – 1947
Rowland Edward Jeremiah Murnane 1893 – 1921
Marguerite Murnane 1895 – 1895
Minerva Ramsay Murnane 1907 – 1908
Spouse: Gladys Pearl DAVIES
Children: Phyllis (??), Grace (1925) and Bethel (1928
Occupation: Farmer and Horse Breeder
Military Service: WW1 3141
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
PEARL G MURNANE.
DIED 23RD NOV.1985.
AGED 92 YEARS.
SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF
18TH APRIL 1969.
ABIDE WITH ME
FAST FALLS THE
ADRIAN R. MURNANE
18TH APRIL 1969
10TH LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT
“WE SHALL REMEMBER THEM”
Gladys Pearl Murnane (“Pearl”)was born Gladys DAVIES in 1893 at Fremantle to Frederick DAVIES and Angeletta COOK . Adrian Roy MURNANE (“Roy”) was born as one of a pair in Victoria in 1893 to Jeremiah “Jerry” MURNANE and Uranie “Nina” MELOTTE. His twin brother was RJ (Pat) MURNANE who was killed in a tragic accident in 1921. Both Pearl and Roy served their country in Egypt during World War I, Roy as a member of the 10th Light Horse Regiment and Pearl as a nurse. They did not, however, meet until Pearl transferred to Capel as a nurse with the Health Department. They met at William Ramsay’s ‘Minninup Farm’ where Roy and other members of his family were assisting an ailing Mr Ramsay to manage his property. Besides being an adept farmer, Roy was a keen cricketer and horse handler. Roy and Pearl were married in 1921 at the Busselton Anglican Church. Roy’s mother, Nina, subsequently married William Ramsay and Nina became the outright owner of “Minninup” after William’s passing in 1925. Close to his mother and committed to continuing his work at “Minninup”, Roy inherited the property after his Mother’s death in 1951 where he and Pearl delighted in receiving and entertaining friends and relatives. Together they raised their 3 daughters Phyllis (??), Grace (1925) and Bethel (1928).
Story by Jacqui Graham, 2017, Capel Cemetery Survey, as a proforma for Biographies which were to be collated for a book.
Roy and Pearl Murnane were very active and involved in the Capel community, social scene, sporting life and horse racing confraternity.
Readers seeking more information about Roy and Pearl can view many articles from newspapers of the time which can be found online in Trove
Information collated by Judy Hearne CDCP member from work by Jaquie Graham.
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