Family of Thomas Dollin: Third Generation in Australia

Norman Dollin (Shane)
b 27 Sep 1893; d 11 May 1955

Born and grew up in Saint Marys.

-- Son of George Albert Dollin and Mary Ann Andrews.

-- Grandson of Thomas Dollin and Mary Ann Amor.

Married Mary in 1922.

Norman left St Marys to be a stockman in Toowoomba, Queensland.

On 19 Aug 1914 he enlisted in Toowoomba to join the Second Australian Light Horse Regiment in the First World War. He fought at Gallipoli in 1915 then in 1916 served with the newly formed Camel Corp in the Palestine Campaign. He was promoted to the rank of Warrant Officer and returned to Australia in November 1918.

After the war Norman returned to St Marys and married Mary on 15 Apr 1922 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Granville. At the time of his marriage, Norman was a carrier from Burwood Road, Concord and Mary was a 'tailoress' from Alfred Street, Granville.

Later they moved to Coolamon in SW NSW where Norman worked as a hay carter. During the Second World War Norman served as a sergeant at the Hay Prisoner of War Camp. After the war the family moved to Granville where they lived with Mary’s mother in Alfred Street.

When their son, Jack Dollin, bought a farm at Kurrajong, NSW, Norman and Mary Dollin visited regularly to help with the farm work.

Norman Dollin died at Kurrajong on 11 May 1955 aged 61 and was buried at St Stephens Anglican Church, Kurrajong. Mary Dollin died in 21 May 1965 aged 69 in Sylvania and was buried at St Gregory’s Catholic Church, Kurrajong.

Only Child of Norman Dollin and Mary

Norman John Dollin (Jack) - b 12 Sept 1923; d 29 Jun 1980

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