COLQUHOUN, WES & FAMILY

Told by Doug Colquhoun and Graham Kraft 2017

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Bill Colquhuon serving customers in the shop

Intro

Colquhoun family and Wes

00.37   Family Background

07.32   Butcher shop in Drouin, bakery next door.

10.40   Wes designed bakery oven.

12.08   Abattoir in Binbeal Rd.

19.10   Education.

23.00   Standing of parents in community.

25.10   Friendship with Ben Sinnamon leads to marriage with Bens’              sister.

31.20   Effects of war, PTSD.

38.28   Butcher shop sold.

 

Wes’s community achievements:

39.40   Dog problems.

41.55   Drouin swimming pool.

44.06   Badminton centre.

45.48   Golf course.

47.21   Sewerage farm.

49.00   Geoff Cornish and displaced persons.

51.05   JP – general strike at Drouin Butter Factory.

 

Doug’s story:

1.01.00

Wes at War

0.10       Enlistment in RAAF.

0.45       Training in Canada.

1.15       To England, joins Lancaster crew.

1.30       Plane crash.

4.00       Hospital

4.55       Records never to be released - code work?

5.50       Graeme Kraft's memories.

Colquhuon, Wes Colquhuon and Fred Phair.

Wartime Dance, 1944 Wes Colquhuon and Fred Phair

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Doug Colquhoun                  Graham Kraft

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Wes Colquhoun

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Colquhouns butchers