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Captain John Lunan Wilkie (..........)

Back To . . .12th Foot East Suffolk Regiment
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  • Where Died / Buried : St John's Church Cemetery Young
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  • Spouse's Name : Margaret
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    Information was kindly supplied by Judith Langfield jlangi@ozemail.com.au
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    John was in Young (Lambing Flat) for the gold rush riots in 1861. Margaret his wife was instrumental in building the first St John's as a memorial to John after he died shortly after coming to Young to keep the peace here with the Chinese. She went to England and collected money to build the church. A few years later she married George O'Malley Clarke who was at one time the Gold Commissioner.There are tablets in St John's remembering her and JL.
     
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    Military records  ,Pay rolls, Pay Musters, Cemetery Records, Church Records & General Muster Records, Mitchell Library ,Sydney Australia
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