Francis Sherbourne Agar (1895-1980)
Veronica Mary Bradley (1906-1988)
Veronica Mary Bradley was the older of two children of Francis Joseph Bradley & Leonora Lindsay Gladys Kenney. She was born on 11 Sep 1906 in Boulder, Western Australia (Registration #617).
Francis Sherbourne Agar was born on 02 Mar 1895 to Francis Henry Agar & Sarah Anne Bradshaw in Ararat, Victoria. Francis enlisted for service in WWI, Service number 2869, and was assigned to the 51 Infantry Battalion – 2 to 11 Reinforcements (April 1916 – October 1917), embarking on the HMAT Argyllshire A8 on 09 Nov 1916.His service record can be read online here.
The Western Argus reported him being wounded in its Tues 26 Nov edition.
Francis and Veronica married on 19 May 1926 at Freemantle, Western Australia. At the time Francis was a farmer at Morowa, about 350km north of Perth. From the Sunday Times, Sun 12 Dec 1926:
Mr. F. S. Agar, of Morowa, has added his name to the ever-increasing list of Armstrong Siddeley owners.
The Wickepin Argus, Thu 13 Dec1928:
Graham Brothers’ Trucks.
The Winterbottom Motor Co., Ltd., report that the usual heavy country demand by farmers, contractors, etc., throughout the State for Graham Trucks was again in evidence this week when the following deliveries were executed, some reaching as far north-east as Kookynie and Leonora: … Mr. F. S. Agar, Morowa; …
It was tough going; from the West Australian, Tue 28 May 1929:
In the Matter of THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1924,
and in the Matter of FRANCIS SHERBOURNE AGAR, of Morawa, Farmer, Debtor.
Notice is hereby given that a meeting of creditors of the abovenamed Francis Sherbourne Agar, of Morawa, will be held under the provisions of Part XI, of the Bankruptcy Act, 1924, at the offices of Q. H. James and Company, 45 to 51 Weld Chambers, St. George’s-ter., Perth, on Tuesday, the 4th day of June, 1939, at the hour of half-past three o’clock in the afternoon.
Dated this 27th day of May, 1929.,,
Despite that, they continued farming there; from the Mirror, Sat 23 Nov 1929:
A Rugby four-cylinder 20/30 cwt. 4 speed truck has been delivered to Mr. S. F. Agar, of Morowa.
We then have this report in the Sunday Times on Wed 2 Sep 1931 and Sun 6 Sep 1931:
Victoria Locations 4619, 7818, being the whole of the land comprised in Lease 26840/655 and Certificate of Title vol. 763 fol. 144, standing in the name of FRANCIS SHERBORNE AGAR. Area 981 acres, situated 11 miles west of Pintharuka, described as 700 acres first-class salmon, yorkgum and jam country, good red soil; balance second-class red sandy loam, 750 acres forest and 200 acres scrub cleared. 2 wells, 468 chains 6-wire boundary fence; 300 chains 6-wire internal fencing. Four-roomed jarrah and iron house; stables and shed. Stock and plant that may be in our possession and belonging to the place at time of purchase. Cropping lease expiring 28/2/32.
The West Australian, Wed 7 May 1952:
Speeding On Highway
The other offenders and their fines were: … and Veronica Mary Agar, of Mengler avenue, Claremont, each £6.
The West Australian, Tuesday 22 March 1927:
AGAR. — On March 20, at Miss Harvey’s Private Hospital, to Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Agar, Fleur Baix, Merkanooka — a daughter. Both well.
The West Australian, Saturday 14 June 1952:
They Are Engaged
AGAR-WIELAND: Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Agar. of 18 Mengler-avenue, Graylands, have much pleasure in announcing the engagement of their second eldest daughter, Kelsie Ann, to Donald Victor, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Wieland, of 6 Henry-street. Cottesloe.