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Henry Way RYMILL

Male 1907 - 1971  (63 years)


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  • Name Henry Way RYMILL 
    Born 9 Oct 1907  North Adelaide, SA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Achievements & main events * Article in the Australian Dictionary of Bibliography
    * Chief Commissioner of Boy Scouts of South Australia from 1936 (at the same time as his mother was the Guides State Commissioner)
    * Scouts Silver Wolf Award in 1943
    * Commodore of the Royal SA Yacht Squadron in the 1950s
    * Governor of St Peter's College for almost 30 years.
    * Council member of St Mark's College of the University of Adelaide.
    * Production Manager at Holden Motor Body Builders by 1935
    * Awarded CBE in 1949
    * SA Father of the Year in 1968
    * 'Rymill Training Centre' at Woodhouse in Stirling, which was for scout leaders, was named after him in 1973.
    * "A big, genial man, he was remembered for his wit and sense of fun."
     
    Notes for biography * Henry was born in 1907.
    * His middle name links him to his step-grandfather who was still alive when Henry was born. Henry was the first born of the next generation - Kitty's first grandchild - and Samuel's first step-grandchild and the first birth he could publicly associate himself with.
    * He married Joan in 1934 when he was 27 years old.
    * Henry and Joan had 3 children (Alleyne, Margaret & Henry) and then Joan died in 1942 after 8 years of marriage.
    * 25 years after Joan died, Henry married Barbara when he was 60 years old in 1967.
    * Henry and Barbara had a child, Lalla.
    * Henry died after 4 years of marriage, at the age of 63 years in 1971. 
    Notes for biography Downer connections :
    * Note that there is a connection with the Downer family through Samuel as well as Kitty. His sister Florence had a daughter (also named Florence) who married James F Downer. It is not known what the relationship was between Joan and James. 
    Notes for biography Sources :
    * Wikipedia
    * Australian Dictionary of Biography - entries for xxxxx
     
    Died 8 Jan 1971  Sydney, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried North Road Cemetery, Nailsworth, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I29  Samuel WAY
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2017 

    Father Herbert Lockett (Cargie) RYMILL,   b. 19 Aug 1870, Adelaide, SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1951, Medindie Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Shylie Katharine BLUE,   b. 16 May 1882, Strathalbyn, SA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1959, Thorngate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1906  Christ Church, North Adelaide, SA, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F9  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Alleyne Joan DOWNER,   b. 7 May 1907,   d. 28 Apr 1942  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 26 Sep 1934  St Peter's College Chapel Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Wedding * Henry & Joan were married on 26th September 1934 at St Peter?s College Chapel.
    * Mrs S F Downer decorated the chapel
    * Joan was given away by her father (JPD)
    * Bridesmaids were Jean Weston, Margaret Campbell? and Katherine Rymill (Henry's sister)
    * A R Downer was the best man
    * Rev Guy Pentreath officiated, assisted by Rev Warren Swan
     
    Children 
     1. Alleyne Katharine RYMILL,   b. 28 Apr 1942,   d. 12 Apr 2008  (Age 65 years)
    +2. Henry RYMILL,   b. 20 May 1936,   d. 8 Dec 2002, Stirling Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     3. Margaret Florence RYMILL,   b. 21 Dec 1937,   d. 26 Apr 2015  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F13  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Barbara Murray RANDELL,   b. 8 Dec 1921,   d. 21 Feb 2012  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1967  Crafters Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
     1. L.R.
    Last Modified 18 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] 'The Rymill Roll-Call' by Peter Rymill, Peter Rymill, ISBN 978.0.9943720.0.0., page 166.

    2. [S4] Tim Rymill.