Kenneth Irvine Prowse

Kenneth Irvine Prowse

Name: Kenneth Irvine Prowse

Date of Birth: 8 July 1916

Birth Location: West Perth, Western Australia

Also Known As: Ken

Age at Burial: 46 years

Date of Death: 28 April 1962

Death Location: Capel, Western Australia

Date of Burial: 3 May 1962

Denomination: Congregational and Presbyterian

Row/Grave: Row 4, Grave #38

Grave Transcription:

In Loving Memory Of


8-7-1916 – 28-4-1962


31-8-1903 – 6-10-1971





Benjamin Wylie Prowse, born 9 April 1888, Adelong, New South Wales, Australia. Died 16 February 1962, St. John of God Hospital, Bunbury, Western Australia


Ruby Massey born 1889 in Coburg, Victoria.  Died November 1965 in Perth, Western Australia.

Grandparents (father):

James Prowse.  Born 7 November 1836, Penzance, Cornwall, England.  Died 12 February 1904, Adelong, New South Wales, Australia

Married 6 April 1864

Mary Ann Wiley.  Born 30 January 1844, Enniskillen, Country of Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.  Died 7 August 1922, Adelong, New South Wales, Australia.

Grandparents (mother):

William Massey, born England.  Died 18 June 1925, Kooyong, Victoria, Australia

Married 1884, Balmain, New South Wales

Martha Pickworth, born 28 February 1863, Warwick, Queensland, Australia. Died 16 March 1932, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia.


Raymond Wylie Prowse.  Born 10 September 1911, Quindalup, Western Australia.  Died 9 September 1973, Buried Boyanup Cemetery.  Married Dorothy Gwendolen Scott -21 Jan 1935

Allan William Prowse. Born 3 June 1918, Capel, Western Australia.  Died November 1988, Western Australia. Married Rhona Murdoch 18 June 1941.

Frederick Wylie Prowse.  Born 21 September 1921, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 3 July 1959, Western Australia.  Married Iris Trigwell 1941

Macy Esther Muriel Prowse. Born 18 April 1924, Capel, Western Australia.  Died 9 April 2016, Western Australia.  Married James Graham 12 June 1945

Step Siblings:

Anne Marie Prowse.  Born March 1938.   Married Noel Geoffrey Ryan

Benjamin James Henry Prowse (Jim.) Born approx. 1940.  Married Colleen Julie Regan (Julie)

Spouse: Winnifred Gavin Norton or  Winifred Gavan Norton

Marriage date: 14 March 1939


Norma Winifred Prowse, born 1939.

Kenneth James Prowse, born 2 April 1942. Died 6 April 1942 (4 days old) buried Bunbury Cemetery

Joan Ruby Prowse, born 1943. Died 1 April 1944 (5months old) buried Bunbury Cemetery.

Benjamin Joseph Prowse, born 1946. (Known as Joe)

Occupation: Farmer, Racehorse breeder

Military Service:

Service Number W70548 – 5th Battalion Volunteer Defence Corp- Busselton

National Archives of Australia – War Record Link


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Kenneth and Winifred Prowse Headstone