From these death transcripts, you may be able to discover the following information:
Registration number – With this number you can order a death certificate or an image of the original register, if available, from the Queensland Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages by following the link provided in the Useful Links & Resources section. The actual certificates will include the full details of the death record, which may include such additional information as place and details of death, occupation, age, and marriage status, to name a few. Please note that there will be an ordering fee for a certificate or image.
Father’s first name(s)
Mother’s first name(s)
Mother’s last name – This field may additionally include mention of the age and birth and burial information of the deceased.
There are over 800,000 transcripts in this collection of Queensland deaths.
Queensland, located in the northeastern part of the country, is the second largest state in Australia. Compulsory registration for births, marriages, and deaths did not begin in Queensland until 1 March 1856, when Queensland was still part of New South Wales. Deaths may have been registered at a later date from the one the event actually occurred on so be sure to search a range of dates.
John Francis Jackson, a fighter ace and squadron commander during World War II, can be found within these death records. Having joined the Royal Australian Air Force, Jackson was called up to active duty in 1939, first serving with No. 23 Squadron before being posted to the Middle East and later serving with No. 3 Squadron in the North African campaign. For his service with No. 3 Squadron, he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. Jackson led No. 75 Squadron during the 1942 Battle of Port Moresby. He is credited with a total of eight aerial victories. In 1942, he was shot down and killed by enemy gunfire over Port Moresby.
From the records, we learn that Jackson died 28 April 1942. His parents were William James Jackson and Edith Annie Jackson (née Grayson).
Samuel Johnston, born in Ireland, was a pioneer in Australia. Initially drawn to Queensland for the gold mining, Johnston played a significant role in developing industry there. He owned a sawmill on Fitzroy River and, later, on the banks of the Burnett River, which is responsible for the start of the lumber industry in Waterview. Furthermore, Johnston was a key player in developing the sugar industry in the Bundaberg district. Johnston, with his sawmill and sugar mill industries, is responsible for the creation of the Waterview Estate.
The records tell us that Samuel Johnston died 10 November 1924. He was the son of James and Mary.