Norman Stewart Williamson 1915-1981

The Childhood of Norman Williamson

Norman Stewart Williamson was born on 20th February 1915 at Parramatta, New South Wales. The second child of Reginald G. Williamson and Lucy J. Cleary, his sister Edna was 2 years older. His younger sisters Juanita (June), Constance (Connie), Mona, Eva, Joyce, Lorna and Lucia (Lucy) were born between 1917 and 1931. He attended school in the Parramatta region of New South Wales.

Early adult years

After leaving school he encountered the Great Depression with its problems of huge unemployment that lasted for a decade (1930s). During this time people planted gardens to produce fruit and vegetables. Norman’s father worked as a government servant during the depression. An opportunity came up and Norman trained as a plasterer.

When World War 2 broke out he applied for the Army while in North Parramatta and subsequently enlisted in Kempsey on 5th September 1942. He was discharged on 27th September 1945 with the rank of Sergeant. After his war service he worked as a fibrous fixer at Parramatta.

Married Life

At Kempsey he met Myee Maude Johnston. She was to become his wife and unquestionably the love of his life. They were married at Kempsey in 1944.

They had two children, Colleen in 1946 and Neil in 1955. As the kids grew up Norman focused on his family and enjoyed an involvement with local racing pigeon clubs, He continued to plant fruit and vegetables and raise poultry at his North Parramatta property.

Norman spent many years as a fibrous fixer and plasterer in Parramatta and surrounding Sydney suburbs.

Later he worked as a security officer for Brambles and CSR where he remained until his retirement.


Norman enjoyed a short retirement being occupied with his grand children, vegetable gardening and pigeon racing.

Extracted from: FTM by Ron Morris.

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Family Tree Chart

The following Fan Chart show three generations of his direct ancestors and children:

Fan shaped chart showing Norm's ancestors