1905AY01

Anthony George Worseley Greatorex

1905AY01

  • BIRTH. Aged 75 in 1981, born around 1906; born in London in 1909 when enlisting in 1939; secondary schoolboy at Pinjarra (WA) in 1917; assumed registered Anthony G W 1905MAR, St Geo H Sq, 1a 460; London, England. Sources: Newspapers, National Archive of Australia, GRO/FreeBMD.
  • EMIGRATION. Family moved to Western Australia around 1908. Sources: Father’s appointment as rector of Pinjarra.
  • BIOGRAPHIC. Anthony Greatorex, Pinjarra; secondary school scholarship; reported in West Australian Monday 3 Dec 1917. Sources: West Australian/online.
  • MARR. Anthony G W; married Mona G Suraski; registered in Western Australia, Wellington 1933/129. Sources: Western Australia BMD. Mona Grace Greatorex died at Alica Springs 1 Oct 1969 aged 56, reported in Sydney Morning Herald 6 Oct 1969.
  • WAR. Enlisted in AIF at Carleton WA in 1939, born 4 Feb 1909 in London; next of kin Mona Greatorex; WX1512; served 1939-46, Middle East and New Guinea; became Captain; Australia. Sources: National Archive of Australia,(catalogued, still closed), Alice Springs Town Council/online history.
  • WAR. War Office, London, 11 Feb 1943; Lieut AIF, awarded MC. Sources: London Gazette 9 Feb 1943.
  • BIOGRAPHIC. A G W (Tony) Greatorex elected to Northern Territory Legislature for North Australia Party; Australia. Sources: Alice Springs News/14Sep2006/online.
  • BIOGRAPHIC. Tony Greatorex elected President of Northern Territory Legislature; served until 1974; Australia. Sources: Alice Springs Town Council/online history.
  • BIOGRAPHIC. Awarded OBE 12 Jun 1971; regnition of serve as President of NT Legislative Council. Sources: Government/Honours/online.
  • BIOGRAPHIC. Tony Greatorex first Grand Master of Alice Springs freemason lodge 219 in 1973; Australia. Sources: Alice Springs News/11Nov1998/online.
  • BIOGRAPHIC. Tony Greatorex elected mayor of Alice Springs in 1975. Sources: Alice Springs Town Council/online history.
  • BIOGRAPHIC. Mayor Tony Greatorex did not seek re-election in 1977; Australia. Sources: Alice Springs Town Council/online history.
  • BIOGRAPHIC. South Australia, Member of the Order of Australia (AM) 9 Jun 1980, for services to the community. Sources: Government/Honours/online.
  • DEATH. Mr Tony Greatorex OBE AM MC, former member of the Legislative Council and mayor of Alice springs, died 27 Jan 1981; Greatorex electoral division of Alice Springs named after him in 1990; Australia. Sources: NT Legislature/online, ABCNewsOnline.
  • Comments. Assumed son of Theophilus 1865TL01 and Maud W 1867MD01 (Pinjarra and Western Australia associations 1917-39). Early career not found. Politician in later life.

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