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Name: DESMIER, William Edmond

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Nee: bro of Conrad and Arthur Desmier

Birth Date: 8.12.1879 Hyderabad

Death Date: 1945 Bangalore. buried in Catholic cemetery

First Date: 1905

Profession: Railway

Married: 1. In Ferozapur, Punjab 25 Feb 1905, Aileen Helen Myers d. 7 Jul 1906 Nagpur; 2. In Sealdah, Bengal 9 June 1909 Edith Anne Earle b. 1876 Calcutta (dau of Edward William Earle and Sarah Ann Poulson)

Children: Eric William Samuel (1910); Edith M. (1912); Frederick Earle (1915 Calcutta-1930); Terence Earle (1916)

Book Reference: North, Web

General Information:

North - Railway appt. as 1st Class Driver 18/3/1905
Web - William Edmond Desmier, b. 8 Dec 1879, Hyderabad, Sind; Mechanical Engineer. He married 1. Aileen Helen Myers, 25 Feb 1905, in Ferozapur, Punjab. She died 7 Jul 1906 at Nagpur. 2.  1909 - Edith Anne Earle, b. 1876 Calcutta, dau of Edward William Earle and Sarah Ann Poulson; William died c. 1945 Bangalore, India. William was employed as a Fireman on the Indian & Peninsular Railway near Ferozapur in the Punjab at the time of his marriage to his first wife Aileen. When she died he went to Kenya in East Africa either with or to join his brother Conrad where he worked as an engine driver. Later he returned to Calcutta as an engine driver and also studied engineering. It was here he met and married Edith. They later moved to Bangalore where he was the engineer in charge of the Loco shed. ……………. He was a strong, tall and heavy man who once pulled a railway carriage along with a rope. He is said to have nearly killed an Indian once when he referred to his wife as a woman instead of a lady. William and Edith went to England in September 1938 but they didn't like the cold weather and having to do without servants so they returned to India in March 1939. Back in India William built 2 bungalows in Whitefields, a developing Anglo-Indian colony near Bangalore. He sold one and they lived in the other. - Children -  Eric William Samuel Desmier (1910) Edith M. Desmier (1912) Frederick Earle Desmier (c. 1915 Calcutta, d. 1930) Terence Earle Desmier (1916)

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