Douglas Thomas COLSTON

Douglas Thomas COLSTON

Male 1907 - 1990  (82 years)

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  • Name Douglas Thomas COLSTON 
    Born 3 Oct 1907  Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    COLSTON, Douglas
    COLSTON, Douglas
    Birth extract
    Christened 26 Nov 1907  Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Tallangatta Presbyterian Church
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description 5' 10" medium build, blue eyes 
    Occupation Between 1921 and 1967 
    Carpenter 
    • Douglas was apprenticed to his father Arthur Colston. They built houses around the Burrumbuttock area. Some time after his father's death in 1926, Douglas worked in Melbourne where he sustained a broken leg from a fall at work. He went to Queensland to recuperate, staying with his brother Fraser. He met Myrtle there, they married and lived in Brisbane. Douglas worked at various jobs in Brisbane. At one point he was building houses for the Housing Commission. He also worked for Hornibrook for a long time.
    Residence Between 1940 and 1990  Mitchelton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    102 McConaghy Street 

    • Douglas bought a house at 102 Kedron Ave, Mitchelton about 1940. It was bought unfinished, and Douglas finished building it, and added extensions to it twice. He lived there until his death. In about 1956 the name of the street was changed to McConaghy Street after the Mitchelton station master at the time. Previously, Kedron Ave ran from Samford Road to the station, then resumed beyond the station.
    Employment From 2 Sep 1942 to 3 Sep 1945  Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Carpenter in the Civil Constructional Corps 
    • Because of a previous injury involving a broken leg, Douglas was not fit for service in the armed forces during WW2. Instead, he was enrolled in the CCC.

      Douglas first worked for the Marberete Co at Victoria Park, Herston, building Camp Victoria Park which was built to accommodate all of the logistical support for the American forces who had come to Brisbane after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. The camp consisted of a large number of pre-fabricated buildings which stretched from Herston Road across the park to Gregory Terrace.
      See: http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/locations/campvictoriapark.htm

      He was next employed from October 1943 to January 1944 at Pinkenba with the firm Hutcherson.

      In February 1944, he was at Lang Park with the firm Boland. Here 3 Stores Depot RAAF (3SD) Motor Transport Repair Section was built and in August 1944 was transferred there from 3 Aircraft Depot. Douglas was working at Lang Park till June 1944.
      See: http://home.st.net.au/~dunn/raaf/3storesdepot.htm

      In July 1944 he was with EJ Grigg & Son at Stafford.

      No details are available for his work for the remaining period. He was to report to the AWC (Allied Works Council), Brisbane in late August 1944. He was on annual leave from 4 - 13 September 1944. He was given the identification DPA-DQ4655 on 18 September 1944. Family remembers him working at Enoggera army base.
    FamilySearch ID KNW2-5L5 
    FamilySearch link https://familysearch.org/tree/#view=ancestor&person=KNW2-5L5 
    Died 9 Aug 1990  North West Private Hospital, 137 Flockton St, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Cause: Ruptured aortic aneurysm 
    • Douglas was in hospital to determine why he could not get his food down. Just after his bath prior to the proposed procedure he collapsed from a ruptured aortic aneurysm.
    COLSTON, Douglas
    COLSTON, Douglas
    Death certificate
    Buried 14 Aug 1990  Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery And Crematorium, Graham Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery, Plot 15A - 249
    COLSTON, Douglas headstone
    COLSTON, Douglas headstone
    Headstone, Pinnaroo Cemetery
    Person ID I13  Colston & Wenck families in Australia
    Last Modified 30 Jun 2017 

    Father Arthur Alfred COLSTON,   b. 24 Nov 1883, Barnawartha, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1926, Albury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years) 
    Mother Ethel Mary LENNON,   b. 17 Nov 1885, Tungamah, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1913, Swan Hill, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married 8 Aug 1905  Albury, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Myrtle Clorine Ruby WENCK,   b. 19 Mar 1911, Lowood, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1985, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1937  Tiaro, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Witnesses to marriage at Tiaro Presbyterian Church were bride's sister Sylvia Claydon and groom's brother Fraser Colston
    COLSTON, Douglas Thomas & WENCK, Myrtle Clorine Ruby
    COLSTON, Douglas Thomas & WENCK, Myrtle Clorine Ruby
    Marriage certificate front
    COLSTON, Douglas Thomas & WENCK, Myrtle Clorine Ruby
    COLSTON, Douglas Thomas & WENCK, Myrtle Clorine Ruby
    Marriage certificate back
    Children 
    +1. Malcolm Arthur COLSTON,   b. 5 Apr 1938, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Aug 2003, The Wesley Hospital, Auchenflower, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Heather Jeanette COLSTON,   b. 24 Apr 1941, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 2008, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 6 Nov 2008 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Oct 1907 - Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 26 Nov 1907 - Tallangatta, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Sep 1937 - Tiaro, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 102 McConaghy Street - Between 1940 and 1990 - Mitchelton, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Carpenter in the Civil Constructional Corps - From 2 Sep 1942 to 3 Sep 1945 - Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: Ruptured aortic aneurysm - 9 Aug 1990 - North West Private Hospital, 137 Flockton St, Everton Park, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 14 Aug 1990 - Pinnaroo Lawn Cemetery and Crematorium, Graham Road, Bridgeman Downs, Queensland, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    COLSTON, Douglas
    COLSTON, Douglas
    COLSTON, Douglas
    COLSTON, Douglas
    COLSTON, Douglas, Arthur and Fraser
    COLSTON, Douglas, Arthur and Fraser
    Arthur Colston with his two sons, Douglas and Fraser. Taken after the death of his wife in 1913.
    COLSTON, Arthur & Ethel & family circa 1910
    COLSTON, Arthur & Ethel & family circa 1910
    Ethel's mother Christina Hempel standing, Arthur with Fraser and Ethel with Douglas

  • Sources 
    1. [S63] Birthday Book, Arthur Colston, 3 Oct 1907.

    2. [S11] Edwardian Index Victoria 1902-1913, (Melbourne, The Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 1997), 1907/30647.

    3. [S12] Victoria: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 30647/07 "Extract" of Entry of birth.

    4. [S64] Presbyterian Church of Australia, Baptismal certificate.

    5. [S65] COLSTON, Douglas Thomas: Certificate of Discharge from the Civil Constructional Corps, (Commonwealth of Australia, Allied Works Council), Corps # CQ13612.

    6. [S66] National Archives of Australia, (http://www.naa.gov.au/), Series J1732, Item COLSTON, DT.

    7. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 90/06546 Death certificate 9 August 1990.

    8. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, 90/06546 Death certificate 14 Aug 1990.

    9. [S2] Queensland: Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages, Marriage certificate 1937/004419.