B. H. Dyer

Ralph Stanley Dyer
(Abt 1895-1993)


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Eunice Sybil (Sybil) Holmes

Ralph Stanley Dyer

  • Born: Abt 1895
  • Marriage: Eunice Sybil (Sybil) Holmes in 1937
  • Died: 3 May 1993, Warrane, Tas about age 98
  • Buried: 6 May 1993, Cremation, Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tas

bullet  General Notes:

Was in the First World War at Galipolli. He enlisted on 29 Sep 1914 and was discharged on 31 Aug 1915 and was a Private 1132 with the 7 th Battalion. At age 19 and a carpenter by trade he was paid 5 shillings per day and his next of kin was his father B.H. Dyer of 317 Nicholson St, East Melbourne (8th Infantry Battalion 1st to 6th Reinforcements). He embarked on the Ship HMAT Themistocles No A32 with the 8th Infantry Battalion on 22 Dec 1914 from Melbourne.

He had a jewellers business in Sydney and his partner took off with everything.

When Ralph married Eunis Sybil Bourne, the children did not get along with their mother and step father and so Noreen went to Melbourne. The younger children were treated as slaves and eventually they were sent to the bush to a farm when Kenny was about 11-12 years old. There Peggy and Kenny cut wood and performed other duties. Ralph and Sybil would send them sweets from time to time. Eventually they ran away from the farm and made their way back to Hobart where they were permitted to stay.

Ralph was a cabinet maker by trade.

He died 3 May 1993 at Warrane and was cremated at the Cornelian Bay Cemetery, Hobart, Tas on 6 May 1993.

The will was in favour of his niece who inherited most of the monies. It was family rumour that Sybil's weatth was to support Ralph until his death and then to go to the Bournes but Noreen was the only Bourne to benefit and that was less than $10,000.


Ralph married Eunice Sybil (Sybil) Holmes, daughter of James Fredrick (Fredrick) Holmes and Jessie Elizabeth O'Brien, in 1937. (Eunice Sybil (Sybil) Holmes was born on 8 Dec 1897 in Hobart, Tas, died on 22 Aug 1982 and was buried in Cremated-Ashes with Edwin.)

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