Hi, my partner is trying to locate a photo of his grandfather. He has never seen what he looks like. Ive found some details but dont know where or how to locate pictures. Details ive found are
NAME: Douglas Grenville Major
DOB 21/02/1923 (or 1920/1923 which be used to be enlisted)
LOCALITY: Brunswick Victoria
DEATH: 1968
PARENTS Stanley and Vera/Lillua Major.

Any advice or assistance would be so appreciated.
Thanks so much

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I'm wondering whether the army might have taken a photo at some stage. Not sure whether there might be one on one of his enlistment files (with a shifting YOB as time went by!). He was arrested a few times as well. Sometimes there are files with a mug shot. I could not see one for Victoria, but maybe the archives in SA might have something for you.

I'm not sure how experienced you are, so I have added everything I could find for him (except for electoral rolls). There might be something amongst it that you did not know yet.

Sylvia

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Name

MAJOR, DOUGLAS GRENVILLE

Service

Australian Army

Service Number

V4345

Date of Birth

21 Feb 1920

Place of Birth

BRUNSWICK, VIC

Date of Enlistment

12 Jul 1940

Locality on Enlistment

FITZROY, VIC

Place of Enlistment

ROYAL PARK, VIC

Next of Kin

MAJOR, STANLEY

Date of Discharge

19 Oct 1940

Rank

Private

Posting at Discharge

AASC SCH

Prisoner of War

No

Honours

None for display

 

Name

MAJOR, DOUGLAS GRENVILLE

Service

Australian Army

Service Number

V13264

Date of Birth

21 Feb 1922

Place of Birth

BRUNSWICK, VIC

Date of Enlistment

17 Apr 1941

Locality on Enlistment

FITZROY, VIC

Place of Enlistment

ROYAL PARK, VIC

Next of Kin

MAJOR, STAN

Date of Discharge

02 Aug 1941

Rank

Private

Posting at Discharge

10 A A BTTY

Prisoner of War

No

Honours

None for display

 

Name

MAJOR, DOUGLAS GRENVILLE

Service

Australian Army

Service Number

VX76640

Date of Birth

21 Feb 1923

Place of Birth

BRUNSWICK, VIC

Date of Enlistment

26 Feb 1942

Locality on Enlistment

NORTH FITZROY, VIC

Place of Enlistment

CAULFIELD, VIC

Next of Kin

MAJOR, FRANCIS

Date of Discharge

11 Feb 1946

Rank

Private

Posting at Discharge

113 BRIGADE WORKSHOP

Prisoner of War

No

Honours

None for display

 

The Dandenong Journal (Vic. : 1927 - 1954) - Wed 22 Jul 1942

Prisoner Alleged To Have Been A.W.L. For 2 Months

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/215709744?searchTerm=%22...=

 

Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954)- Sat 21 Jun 1947

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/78609766?searchTerm=%22D...=

 

Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954) - Thu 18 Sep 1947

COURTS STOLE MONEY FROM CAMP MATE

Douglas Grenville Jenkins (alias Major)”

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/78598005?searchTerm=%22D...=

 

Event Death

Event registration number 23136

Registration year 1968

Personal information

Family name MAJOR

Given names Douglas Grenville

Sex Male

Father's name MAJOR Stanley Ernest

Mother's name Vera Lillian (Smith)

Place of birth Melbourne

Place of death Broadmeadows

Age 44

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An Inquest took place:

Surname: MAJOR

Given Names: Douglas Grenville

Year: 1968

Reference: 1775

Cause: Overdose Barbiturate

Inq Date: 1968-6-7

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PROV has a body card (available in North Melbourne)

1968/146

Douglas Grenville MAJOR

DATE: 1968

SERIES: Body Cards

AGENCY: Coroners Courts

CITATION: VPRS 10010/ P1  unit 358,  item 1968/146

 

Douglas is buried with his father:

Burial

Number

Surname

GivenName

Age

ServiceDate

Service Type

Cemetery

Area

GISLocation

642280

MAJOR

DOUGLAS GRENVILLE

44 Y

15/01/1968

Interment                               

Fawkner Memorial Park

Roman Catholic

FA-R/C*U***13683                                                     

642281

MAJOR

STANLEY ERNEST

56 Y

9/09/1949

Interment                              

Fawkner Memorial Park

Roman Catholic

FA-R/C*U***13683                                                     

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There is also an inquest for his father:

Surname: MAJOR

Given Names: Stanley E

Year: 1949

Reference: 1375

Cause: Motorcar accident

Inq Date: 1949-10-24

 

 

 

Note: His brother is buried in Springvale:

https://sbc.smct.org.au/deceasedsearch/result/393178

Stanley Charles Major

springvale botanical cemetery

For further details please contact Administration on (03) 8558 8278 or click here.

Date of Service: 27 June 1974

Religion or Cultural Preference: None

Burial Type: Buried

Tenure Expiry Date: In perpetuity - for all time.

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BDM Event Death:

Event registration number 15317

Registration year 1974

Personal information

Family name MAJOR

Given names Stanley Charles

Sex Male

Father's name MANGER Stanley

Mother's name Vera (Smith)

Place of birth Carlton

Place of death Melbourne

Age 55

 

thanks so much for getting back to me. i literally have no idea what I'm doing so your help has been invaluable. How would i access the enlistment files? I had a similar thought with the army having a picture, but again no idea where i would go for that. sorry to sound daft, but how do i access/contact the SA archives and electoral rolls?

thank you so so much for the links etc, theres information in their that we had no idea about! 

Meg,  If you put his name into Record Search it will bring up the 3 records - if you click on them it will bring up a page where you an request a copy

https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/SearchScr...

There is a fee involved - hopefully there will be a photo of him included in his file - you can also access these files free of charge in the National Archives in Canberra

Elizabeth

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