Kenneth William Bak

Male 1923 - 1985  (62 years)


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  • Name Kenneth William Bak 
    Born 17 Oct 1923  Cairns, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Military 26 May 1943–1 Oct 1946 
    Occupation secretary 
    Occupation trades assistant 
    Occupation 1954  White Rock, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    secretary 
    Occupation 1958  White Rock, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    secretary 
    Occupation 1963  White Rock, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    secretary 
    Occupation 1968  White Rock, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    trades assistant 
    Address:
    Progress Road 
    Occupation 1972  White Rock, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    trades assistant 
    Address:
    Progress Road 
    Occupation 1977  Cairns, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    trades assistant 
    Address:
    Progress Road 
    Occupation 1980  White Rock, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    trades assistant 
    Address:
    148 Progress Road 
    _UID 03748DC334554356853C5C0EE7EAA89825D0 
    Died 18 Oct 1985  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 21 Oct 1985  Cairns, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Address:
    Forest View Cemetery 
    Person ID I7051  Treefive
    Last Modified 23 Jan 2014 

    Father James Jensen Bak,   b. 2 Oct 1895, Maryborough, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1948, Mungana, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Mother Alice Ruby Keyburn,   b. 1894, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jan 1980, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 1919  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F2092  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Lorna Olga Pelling,   b. 27 Aug 1925, Cairns, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1943, Cairns, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 17 years) 
    Married Abt 1942  Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F2222  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Doreen Florence Halfpapp,   b. 13 Jun 1927,   d. 6 Jan 2006, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 3 Oct 1949  Atherton, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Address:
    St George's Church of England 
    Children 
     1. Living
    Family ID F2184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 


    • Ken married Lorna Olga Pelling about 1942 in Cairns. However, tragedy struck – Lorna died 21 Apr 1943 aged 17 years and 9 months. Her remains were interred in the Martyn Street Cemetery, Cairns.

      Ken's enlistment forms commence in 1940 with his next-of-kin as his father James. This was probably in the militia, as on 26 May 1943 he enlisted in the Australian infantry 2/1 Battalion, to serve in WW2. He held the rank of corporal and was discharged from service on 1 Oct 1946.

      In earlier electoral rolls he described himself as a secretary but later as a trades assistant. In later electoral rolls Ken was living with his second wife, Doreen Florence, at 148 Progress Road, White Rock, far north Queensland. Kenneth's death on 18 Oct 1985 was registered in Cairns.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3195] BUR Forest View Cemetery, Cairns, Kenneth William Bak; Site 201, Division Set SR, Section ANZ, Row ANZ15; 5082; www.cairns.qld.gov.au.

    2. [S3367] Electoral roll Australia 1954 Qld, Leichardt, Gordonvale, Kenneth William Bak.

    3. [S3368] Electoral roll Australia 1958 Qld, Leichardt, Gordonvale, Kenneth William Bak.

    4. [S3370] Electoral roll Australia 1963 Qld, Leichardt, Gordonvale, Kenneth William Bak.

    5. [S3355] Electoral Roll Australia 1968 Qld, Leichardt, Cairns, Kenneth William Bak.

    6. [S3356] Electoral Roll Australia 1972 Qld, Leichardt, Trinity, Kenneth William Bak.

    7. [S3357] Electoral Roll Australia 1977 Qld, Leichardt, Trinity, Kenneth William Bak.

    8. [S3353] Electoral Roll Australia 1980 Qld, Leichardt, Trinity, Kenneth William Bak.

    9. [S2952] MAR Marriage Index Queensland, Alice Ruby Keyburn and James Jensen Bak; C2228; 1919.

    10. [S3188] OBT037 Obituary Bak, Lorna Olga, Obituary for Lorna Olga Bak; 22 April 1943; page 2.