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Kieran Williams

Kieran Williams was born on 30/3/35 at Campsie Private Hospital. He attended school at St Joseph's Belmore and then went on to St Patrick's College, Strathfield. He joined the Commonwealth Bank of Australia on 11/12/50.

In his days as a single man he lived at Belmore and worked at Punchbowl, Yagoona & Rabaul T.P.N.G., before joining the Bank's Relieving Staff which involved travel and work all over the State. At the time of his marriage he was working as a tutor in the Bank's Staff Training College.

His main sporting interest was Rugby League football, tennis and days at the beach. He was an active member of the Belmore Catholic Youth Organisation where he had great fun with all the other young members of this organisation.

Kieran (Willie)- Terry Keating - Peter (Badger)Murphy

Ron (Tiny) Thompson

National Service

In 1953 Kieran was called up (drafted) for National Service in the Australian Army. He served in the 12th Battalion, A.I.F. in "E" company 22 Platoon.

The National Service Medal.

This medal is the first military award given to anyone in the direct line of our family since John Williams was convicted of desertion from the British Army, the sentence being transportation "beyond the seas" to N.S.W for 14 years.

Letter from the Australian Government

Parliament House
Canberra A.C.T 2600

Minister Assisting the Minister for Defence and Minister for Veteran's Affairs

31/12/03

Dear Mr. Williams

On behalf of the Federal Government, I would like to congratulate you on the award of the National Service 1951-1972 Medal. It is both a physical reminder of your service to the Nation and an enduring remembrance of the heartfelt appreciation of the Government and your fellow Australians for that valuable service fifty years ago in 1953.

The National Service Medal 1951 - 1972 commemorates the 50th.anniversary of the introduction of post-World War 11 National Service. Today, the two periods of post-World War 11 national service are remembered as significant and valued events in Australia's history and development as a nation. Indeed during the twenty one year period that covered the two schemes, 187 national servicemen made the ultimate sacrifice for their country, while approximately 1500 were wounded during their service.

I would like to use this opportunity to encourage you to contact your local Federal Member or State Senator to arrange for the formal presentation of your medal. Presentation of the medal by a representative of the Government will provide an appropriate occasion for your family, friends, and local community to express their gratitude for the service rendered by National Servicemen.

Yours sincerely

Mal Brough MP

Marriage

Kieran Williams married Mary Claire Brereton (known as Claire, or affectionately, as "Doll") on 24/2/1962 at St Joseph's Catholic Church, Belmore. They lived for some 10 years at Mortdale Heights, their first home.

Kieran Williams & Mary Claire Brereton

Commonwealth Bank Ball - Sydney - 1991

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                     During thesyears Kieran worked at Hurstville, Brighton Le Sands and Head Office before being transferred to Armidale. Moves to Gundagai in 1974 & Mittagong 1977 followed. From 1983 he worked at Butlers Rd Hurstville then Branch Inspection 1985 & Queanbeyan 1988.

In 1989 he was appointed Regional Manager for the western country area of the State. He was based in Dubbo and his work took him back to Bourke, Cobar & Louth etc. from where his father set out decades before as a young man.

Promotion to the position of Regional Manager, N.S.W. Illawarra Region followed in 1991 from which position Kieran retired at the end of 1992. Kieran & Claire have lived happily ever after.

Children of the Marriage

Kieran and Claire have five children,

Timothy - born - 8/1/1963

Christopher - born 17/12/1964

Patrick - born -25/2/1969

Virginia - born - 4/2/1971

                                                           Paul - born - 22/6/1974                                                   

 

     Here they are at "Yonkers" Christmas 2009

L to R. Paul, Chris, Virginia, Paddy, Tim

The Grand Kids at "Yonkers"Christmas 2009

 

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