The History of the Staley Family in Australia
Robert William (Bob) STALEY

Robert William (Bob) STALEY

Male 1916 - 2006  (89 years)    Has 18 ancestors and 30 descendants in this family tree.

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  • Name Robert William (Bob) STALEY 
    Relationshipwith Sidney Ernest MARTIN
    Born 16 Dec 1916  Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Jun 2006  Wantirna, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 15 Jun 2006  The Necropolis, Springvale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Siblings
    1. Edwin Hamilton (Ted) STALEY
              b. 20 Aug 1906, Millgrove, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Aug 1959, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    2. Frederick Thomas STALEY
              b. 1908, Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1908, Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    3. Walter Lomax STALEY
              b. 1911, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1912, Warburton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    4. Florence Mary STALEY
              b. 1919, Warburton, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 1919, Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     
    Person ID I160  Staley
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2011 

    Father Edwin STALEY
              b. 9 Jun 1882, Malmsbury, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 4 Feb 1943, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Victoria Alice Maude LOMAX
              b. 1887, Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Nov 1957, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 1906  Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F72  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Muriel (Dot) EVANS
              b. 2 Aug 1916, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 22 Oct 2008, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 9 Dec 1939  Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
     1. Judith Lynette STALEY
              b. 20 Jul 1942
              d. 20 Jul 1942  (Age 0 years)
     2. Cheryl Elizabeth STALEY
     3. Sandra Denise STALEY
              b. 4 Jan 1948, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
              d. 30 Apr 2010, Geelong, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     4. Pauline Allison STALEY
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F71  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Dec 1916 - Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Dec 1939 - Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Jun 2006 - Wantirna, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 15 Jun 2006 - The Necropolis, Springvale, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Bob spent his early years at Millgrove. However he soon moved with his family down to the Caulfield area and began his schooling at Caulfield PS in 1922. From 6th Grade he went to Glenhuntly PS where he achieved the Merit Certificate at the completion of 8th grade. He then attended Zerchos Business College for two years before commencing work at Waters Trading Co as a temporary clerk in 1931 at the age of 15 years. The company specialized in the importation and export of spices. He joined the Army on 8 April 1942 in the Training Battalion of the Australian Army Service Corps. He was later seconded to "C" Company -24th Infantry Battalion with the rank of Private. He was posted overseas to Papua New Guinea from March 1943 to September 1944. He was home in Australia until the end of 1944. 1st January 1945 saw Bob posted to Bougainville for 12 months before being discharged as a Sergeant in early 1946. It was during this time that Bob received his Military Medal for "Bravery in the Field" in April 1945. After his discharge from the Army, he returned to Waters Trading as Factory and Warehouse Manager, where he remained until his retirement on December 24,1976 at the age of 60. He married Dorothy in 1939 and after the war they lived in Caulfield, in 1957 they moved to Mt. Waverley where their 3 daughters grew up, in 1982 they moved to Vermont.

  • Sources 
    1. [S44] Family Sources.

    2. [S88] Springvale Botanical Cemetery, Deceased Enquiries, Pittosporum-Rose Tree Garden, G2, Bed 2, Rose 11 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S66] Victorian Marriages Index 1921-42 on CD, Macbeth Genealogical Services, 17201 (Reliability: 3).