Frederick John "Jack" Wightman

Male, (1927 - 2015)
FatherFrederick Henry Wightman (1871 - 1946)
MotherJane Crabb (circa 1898 - 1956)
Relationship2nd great-grandson of Thomas F. Farmar
ChartsFarmar Descendants
INFO BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT. The Argus [Melbourne, Australia]. 30 Jul 1927. BIRTHS. " WIGHTMAN - On the 21st July at Merlin private hospital, Dandenong, to Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Wightman, of Thornton -- a son." (ArgusTro 30Jul1927 p.13.) 
INFO NEWSPAPER NEWS. Alexandra and Yea Standard ... 23 Feb 1945. "Mr and Mrs F.H. Wightman, of Thornton, have been notified that their son, Jack, has been selected for admission to the Corps of Staff Cadets at the Royal Military College, Duntroon. Jack gained his Intermediate Certificate at the Alexandra H.E. School in 1942 and has just completed the Matriculation Course at the Melbourne Boys' High School. He leaves for Canberra today." (AlexYeaStTro 23 Feb 1945, p.2.) 
INFO GRADUATION AT RMC DUNTROON. The Canberra Times, 10 Dec 1947. Newspaper article describes the graduation ceremony for the Royal Military College at Duntroon and lists special guests. Graduates include: Lance Corporal Frederick John Wightman. (CanTimesTro 10 Dec 1947, p.2.) 
MarriageFrederick John "Jack" Wightman married Carolyn Poole Jones
INFO NEWSPAPER REPORT. The Canberra Times 23 Sep 1960. Motorists fined who did not appear before the Police Prosecutor to answer charges: "Frederick John Wightman, 33, R.M.C. Duntroon, fined £5 for failing to park close and parallel to the footpath in Petrie Street, on May 13." (CanTimesTro 23Sep1960, p.14.) 
INFO DUNTROON SOCIETY. Newsletter Dec 2011. Report of the NSW Branch lunch of the Duntroon Society, 27 June 2011, at the Royal Automobile Club in Sydney. Attendees included F.J. (Jack) Wightman (1947), who was identified in two photographs from the event. (DuntSocNews 2/2011 Dec 2011, p.8.) 
INFO REPORT OF ROTARY TALK. Narooma [New South Wales] Rotary Club, posted 17 Jul 2014. Jack spoke about his military career before the club 10 Jul 2014. He graduated from RMC Duntroon in 1945 and completed his career with rank of Major. Assignments included "Occupation Forces-Japan (where he met his American bride ), National Service training, Puckapunyal Korea - 3rd Battalion, Instructor-Office Cadet School, Portsea, Malaya with the British Army, Duntroon Instructor, Command HQ Perth & Melbourne, Army HQ Canberra, Army Staff, Australian Embassy Washtington DC, and HQ 1st Division & 2nd Division, Sydney." He was brought up on a 200 acre "mixed dairy farm" in Victoria, attended a two-room primary school until grade 8, then boarded at Alexandra High and Melbourne Boy's High. In Melbourne joined AirTraining Corps as a beginning pilot. Then 3 years in the OfficerTraining Course at Duntroon. (NaroomRotary.) 
Exhibit PHOTO of Jack Wightman. Date estimate 2015. From KH Wightman family collection. (CorresKNHHS email 1Nov2015.)
DeathFrederick John "Jack" Wightman died 18 October 2015 in Bega, New South Wales, Australia, at age 88. 
INFO OBITUARY. Narooma Rotary Club Beacon, 22 Oct 2015. Jack Wightman. ". . . Jack has been a mainstay of our club for many years. He was always a fountain of Rotary knowledge, a great lover of red wine and had a wry smile. . . . The funeral will be held . . . 26th October at the Presbyterian Church in Marine Parade, 1pm then to the Narooma Cemetery . . . " (NaroomRotary.) 
INFO FUNERAL NOTICE Index -- Notices published in Monuya Examiner and Narooma News (New South Wales, Australia) 21 Oct 2015. Wightman, Frederick John (Jack). Death 18 Oct 2015 at age 88 at Bega District Hospital, late of Dalmeny. (RyersonIndex.) 
INFO TRIBUTE. Narooma Rotary Club, 1 Nov 2015. Tribute to Jack Wightman mentions his hard work for Rotary in Sydney and in Narooma over many years. (NaroomRotary.)