Searching for my grandfathers family "plant" Eric Plant born in stanthorpe queensland

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by Earl Davis G2G6 Mach 2 (28.1k points)
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If your grandfather's full name was Eric Stanley Plant, according to his World War II record he was born at Stanthorpe 9 Jan 1916.

Queensland BMD records are available to search at

According to the Birth Index he was born 9 Jan 1916 in country Queensland, the son of Thomas PLANT & Louisa HUSBANDS. Ref. C3190. He married Nancy SIMS on 21 Dec 1940 in country Queensland, Ref. C5490.

According to the Ryerson Index he died 16 May 2003 age 87, at Sydney, late of Cabramatta. 

Thomas PLANT age 36, Louisa PLANT age 38 & Christina PLANT age 2 (all from Derby) sailed as "Nominated Passengers" on the "Roscommon" & arrived at Brisbane on 27 Sep 1912. See Queensland Immigration image

1911 Census entry

FreeBMD has a marriage entry for Thomas PLANT & Louisa HUSBANDS in the December Quarter 1904 in Shardlow registration district; Volume 7b, Page No. 977.

Derbyshire Marriages Transcriptions (© Helen Betteridge & Jean Shannon) on Thomas PLANT, age 29, Bachelor, Butcher, of Ockbrook, son of Thomas PLANT, Butcher & Louisa HUSBANDS, age 30, Spinster, of Foye, Herts, daughter of  Charles HUSBANDS, Labourer were married by Banns on 24 Dec 1904 at Ockbrook All Saints, Derbyshire, England. Witnesses were Geo. B. CAMPBELL & Florence PLANT.

by Vivian Egan G2G6 Mach 7 (72.3k points)
Yes this is correct my grandfather was Eric stanley plant born i  stanthorpe queensland the information you have provided for me is very interesting thankyou so much
Hello vivian egan would u know if my grandfathrr eric had children withNancy sims?

Queensland & NSW births index only go up to 1918, i.e. births more than 100 years ago.  I also checked the deaths index for both, for any PLANT deaths with father named as "Eric" with no results.

According to the Ryerson Index your grandmother Eileen Beryl PLANT died 8 Oct 2007, age 88, late of Cabramatta. Your grandparents married 27 Mar 1963 in Sydney. NSW BMD Ref. 2443/1963.

Also on the Ryerson Index there is a funeral notice for Nancy PLANT, aged 85, for 31 Dec 2002. Published in the Stanthorpe Border Post 3 Jan 2003. There is a birth entry in Queensland for a Nancy SIMS born 6 Oct 1917 d/o Zebulon Cuthbert SIMS & Annie LARWAY, which fits. 

Yes nancy sims (plant) was my grandfathers eric plant first wife the information you have found is true thankyou for helping me out and yes my grandmother eileen beryl plant passed away on the 8th of october 2007 aged 88, i never knew my grandfather had a first wife until i joined wiki tree so the information is fascinating and curious to keep digging further, thanks vivian for your time xx

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