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Wodonga Cemetery, Victoria – Another McFarlane Found

by Glenda Dickson on April 5th, 2015

Shortly after I published the post “Monumental Inscriptions – Australia and Beyond” about McFarlane graves in the Wodonga Cemetery in Victoria, I received notification from billiongraves.com that another McFarlane grave inscription had been transcribed at that cemetery.  This email was sent automatically as I had registered on the website to receive such updates. On visiting the website I found the entry in the index:

McFarlane, Benjamin – 1943

Clicking through on this name I found a photo of a brass plaque and the inscription which gave Benjamin’s actual date of death (21 June 1943) and age (73). As luck would have it, for someone trying to find out more information, it also revealed the names and relationships of other family members:

“Husband of Sarah. Father of Frances, Lucy, Amy, George, Charles and Clifford”.

Obviously there are going to be a lot more grave inscriptions transcribed so I won’t be able to do a post on each new entry found.

May I suggest that you also visit www.clanmacfarlanegenealogy.info  for more genealogical records relating to our Clan, including some headstone photographs.  Andrew Macfarlane, Genealogical Advisor to our Society, is the Administrator of this website.

In the Members Area of our own website there is also a document which identifies MacFarlane Graves in Dunbatonshire, Scotland, compiled by our Historical Researcher and Editor, Malcolm Lobban.

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  • Glenda Dickson

    Since making this post, one of our members got in touch to say: “Benjamin McFarlane is my husband’s Great Grand Uncle, he is the brother of William John McFarlane, my husband’s great grandfather.” The story of how this branch of the McFarlane’s arrived in Australia will be revealed in a special article to appear in the September 2015 issue of the Australian, “MacFarlane’s Lantern”.