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| GUEST Donald Edward
(16/02/1917 - 30/03/1986)
Father : GUEST * Percy Charles
Mother : FRANKLIN Eva Susan Mary
Married : RALSTON Agnes Elcox
Issue : Peter Michael Phillip
"Don Guest as a baby 1917"
Donald Edward Guest with his Grandfather Edward Franklin. - 1917
"Eva and Percy Guest with Don (R) and Col Guest 1920's."
Don and Col in their teens
"Don and Col Guest - 1940" age 23
With Eva at View Bank and portrait in1941
Aged 25 - 1942
Don and Col with mother Eva - View Bank with the garage in background
"Don, View Bank"
A stop off at the Sydney Harbour Bridge.
"Arch Manning & yours only"
Ann Ralston and Don
With Agnes at View Bank
In 1947 Donald is recorded as the occupant of a house on less than 1 acre, near View Bank Evandale, owned by William John Hawley, "Ridgeside" Evandale. This would be Glenthorn, the house at the top gate.
With Agnes - not sure where
Wedding 29th April1943, Deloraine.
Corporal, DONALD EDWARD GUEST, 30467
|Service||Royal Australian Air Force|
|Date of Birth||13 February 1917|
|Place of Birth||EVANDALE, TAS|
|Date of Enlistment||26 July 1940|
|Locality on Enlistment||EVANDALE, TAS|
|Place of Enlistment||LAUNCESTON|
|Next of Kin||GUEST, AGNES|
|Date of Discharge||1 March 1945|
|Posting at Discharge||6 RECRUIT CENTRE|
With RAAF mates - front row, 2nd from right
Don on the left, unknown and John Ware next to Col. John was one of Col's best friends
during the war and also his best man. He lived in Victoria.
Don, Agnes and Col - Someone didn't want to be photographed!
View Bank turning circle with garage in background.
Don at Roslyn
About 1948 with first son Peter at View Bank- Aged 31
Second son Michael was born in 1950 when don Agnes and Peter were still living at Glenthorn, the house at the top gate of View Bank. Shortly after they moved to View Bank and Don's parents moved to Brookside about 1 km south of Evandale on the Nile Road.
Still on rations in 1948
Off to NZ 1952
Member of an ANZAC delegation to NZ in 1952. - Age 35
Peter, Colin, Philip and Don -probably Lake Sorell about 1956
About 39 with Peter at back and Philip and Michael
Fly fishing about 1958
On the way to the dairy - View Bank
With the family at View Bank dining room about 1960.
With Bert Wood and Bruce Wood (cowboy) at Hadspen about 1962
Conference for councilors? Not sure where or when. Don was an Evandale Councilor for many years.
At Peter's wedding reception 1973
Drenching sheep at View Bank looking towards the cottage. About 1970
With Agnes at Philip's 21st - Dec 1972, shearing shed.
At Peter's house in Sculthorpe Place, Launceston.
"Swan Hill 1973" - Aged 56
After the sale of View Bank to Alf and Rodney Wilkes of Cambock, Don and Agnes built on a block of land next to the iconic Evandale water tower. This house was called Rose Hill.
With daughter-in-law Helen.
60th Birthday party 1977 with Agnes and Bert Wood at Peter's house in Sculthorpe Place, Launceston.
60th. Peter Philip and Michael at back and daughter's-in-law Helen and Christine either side.
With great relatives, neighbours and friends.
Back: Ola Hart, Bruce Littlejohn, Agnes, Lil Littlejohn, Bruce Stancombe.
Front: Toby Hart and Don.
Presumably Sheila Stancombe took the photo
At Rose Hill, Evandale about 1981 - Aged c64
Don had treatment for angina for many years and suffered a heart attack at Rose Hill, Evandale. After about a week in hospital, he passed away on 30/03/1986, much loved by all.
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