William BLIGHT
John DUNSTONE of Trevenson
William Henry BLIGHT
Mary Hannah DUNSTONE
John Dunstone BLIGHT


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Lilian Rees THOMAS

John Dunstone BLIGHT

  • Born: 23 Oct 1888, Clare, S.A., Australia 2
  • Married: 8 Jun 1920, Methodist Church, Clare, S.A., Australia 1
  • Died: 23 Jan 1947, 3 Doncaster Ave., Colonel Light Gardens, Adelaide, S.A., Australia 3 4

   Research Notes:

"BLIGHT.—On January 23, at his late residence 3 Doncaster avenue, Colonel Light Gardens, John Dunstone, dearly beloved husband of Lilian, and loving father of Malcolm, Mary and David, aged 58 years. For ever with the Lord."




The late Mr. John Dunstone Blight, who passed away recently in Adelaide was the elder son of the late W. H. and M. H. Blight. He spent his boyhood in Clare, learned the baking trade with his father, and later left the town.

In 1914 he enlisted and was in Egypt bv Christmas of that year. He served with the Army Medical Corps in Egypt, Gallipoli, Lemnos, England and France, and was on the water returning on Anzac leave when the armistice was signed.

In 1920 he married Miss Lilian Rees Thomas, eldest daughter of Mr. Thomas Rees Thomas. He has been employed by the S.A. Gas. Co. in Waymouth Streets for over 20 years.

The widow, a daughter and two sons are left — one of the boys served in the RAAF in Australia and England.

The late Mr. Blight has had recurring periods of ill-health as a result of illness contracted on Gallipoli, and passed away at his home on 23rd Jan., 1947.

We extend our very sincere sympathy to his sister, Miss Linda Blight, of Clare, in the loss the family has sustained." 5

   Marriage Information:

John married Lilian Rees THOMAS, daughter of Thomas Rees THOMAS and Unknown, on 8 Jun 1920 in Methodist Church, Clare, S.A., Australia 1. (Lilian Rees THOMAS was born about 1889 and died on an unknown date.)

   Marriage Notes:

John Dunstone Blight, 31, single, son of William Henry Blight, and
Lilian Rees Thomas, 31, single, daughter of Thomas Rees Thomas


1 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 283/1026.

2 Ibid, South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 427 Page: 86 District: Cla.

3 Ibid, Reg. # 710/671.

4 The Advertiser (Adelaide), Friday 24 January 1947.

5 Northern Argus (Clare), Thursday 6 February 1947.

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