Organising Committee – Patonga War Memorial

Herbert James WARRIOR – Hon. Treasurer

Herbert James Warrior was born on 1 June 1881 in Cowes, Hampshire, his father, Alfred, was 38 and his mother, Mary, was 33. He married Mabel Florence Scriven in 1910 in Kilburn, Middlesex. He died on 30 July 1955 in Patonga at the age of 74.

WARRIOR and Mabel left the Port of London on the ship Orvieto in Dec 1912. His occupation was recorded at carpenter and his age was 31. Public Service records indicate he was initially employed in the service in Aug 1915,unknown in what capacity, until his role as caretaker as Sydney Girls High School 1927.

I was unable to locate any children of the marriage. Records do indicate that his sister Mildred Sybil CIVIL nee WARRIOR at the age of 42 moved to Australia and then Patonga in 1920 after the death of her husband – no childred recorded. Mildred purchased 27 Patonga Street in 1928 and was sold in 1963.

Purchased property at 21 Patonga Street in 1928 transferred in 1931 and then in 1936 he purchased 36 Patonga street transferred in 1952. His wife Mabel Florence purchased 25 Patonga Street in 1942 and this was sold on in 1945.

Prior to coming to Patonga, WARRIOR had been a caretaker at the Sydney Girls High School from 1927 until he resigned in Dec 1935 just before his purchase of 36 Patonga Street. I assume he retired although the purchase by his wife of 25 Patonga records him as her husband and a carpenter.

WARRIOR committed time to the community being appointed to the Public Trust for the management of the hall and fire station from 1935 to 1949.

In 1952 he was the volunteer librarian for Patonga –

25 Jul 1952 – Patonga Library Reopening The Patonga branch of the Gosford Shire library would reopen on Tuesday at 2 pm, the Gosford Shire librarian, Miss M. Whealing, said yesterday. Miss Whealing will be present at the reopening. Mr. H. J. Warrior will be in charge of the branch, in a voluntary capacity.

I was unable to identify any military service for WARRIOR.

WARRIOR acted as Hon. Treasurer on the committee for the Unveiling of the War Memorial.

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