AUSTRALIA HISTORY

Milton Ulladulla
Local and Family History Site

The Milton Ulladulla district is on the NSW South Coast, being part of the city of Shoalhaven. Captain Cook first saw Aboriginals on our beaches in 1770. The first white Settler was Rev Thomas Kendall in 1828 who started cedar cutting at Narrawallee Creek near Milton. Ulladulla was known as Nulladulla - meaning safe harbour.

Pioneer Records
Baptisms - Nelligen 1859 - 1920s.
Name...Bap Date...Birth Date...Father...Mother
Researched & Indexed by Cathy Dunn Dec 1998

LATTA,Charles Misethre 25.4. 1875 30 .3. 1875 William Elizabeth
LATTA,James Gibson 11.1.1874 6 .12.1873 William Elizabeth
LATTA,John 18.8.1872 3 .6. 1872 William Eliazbeth

Milton Ulladulla Cemeteries
Sandridge Cemetery Burials Pre 1900

LATTA nee LINDSAY, Janet 9 Oct 1896 Meth UM

Sandridge Cemetery Mollymook
Church of England Section B

LATTA, Emily.

Milton War Memorial - WWI

The Milton Ulladulla Districtís War memorial is found at Milton Memorial Park, on the corner of Princes Highway and Thomas Street Milton, opposite Milton Primary School. Transcription by Cathy Dunn, one distinguishing feature on the memorial is that the names of the servicemen and women included their rank and are so listed, with KIA over-ranking them all. PVT. is used to abbreviate Private in WW1, whilst the correct abbreviation PTE is used for the WW2 servicemen. Spelling and order of names as found.

LATTA J.J. SGT. ## John James Latta
LATTA R.G. PVT. ## Robert Gibson Latta
LATTA A.H. L/CPL. Arthur Henry Latta
LATTA B.R. PVT. Bertie Roy Latta
LATTA W.C. PVT.

John James Latta

Serial Number and Rank 3525A, SGT
Birth Milton 1890/21787
Parents James Latta and Rosetta Thomas
Enlisted Ulladulla 22 September 1915
Next of Kin Wife. Ellen Latta of Lismore
Marriage

Ellen Gumley (born Milton) March 1910 Bangalow. 1910/1115 Byron Bay.
Service 54th Battalion
Death DOW 19 November 1916
Burial Heilly Station Cemetery France
Honour Rolls




Kendall Cottage Memorial
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Methodist Church
Milton Congregational
Yatte Yattah Community
Notes

Brothers - Arthur Henry Latta, Bertie Roy Latta & Robert Gisbon Latta.

Robert Gibson Latta

Serial Number and Rank 3181, Private
Birth Milton 1894/21065
Parents James Latta and Rosetta Thomas
Enlisted Ulladulla 7 November 1916
Next of Kin F. James Latta
Service 45th Battalion
Death DOW 2 April 1918
Burial Etaples Military Cemetery Pas de Calais France
Honour Rolls



Kendall Cottage Memorial
RSL Honour Roll
Milton Methodist Church
Milton Town Memorial
Milton Congregational
Notes

Brother - Arthur Henry Latta, John James Latta and Bertie Roy Latta. Robert Gibson Latta served with his cousin Robert Joseph Backhouse in 45th Battalion

Arthur Henry Latta

Serial Number and Rank 2478, L/CPL - PTE
Birth Milton 1896/32270
Parents James Latta and Rosetta Thomas
Enlisted 13 May 1915
Service 4th Battalion
Marriage Florence Higgins 1922 Milton
War Record RTA 12 May 1918
Honour Rolls


RSL Honour Roll
Milton Methodist
Milton Town Memorial
Yatte Yattah Community
Notes Brother to Bertie Roy, John James and Robert Gibson Latta

Bertie Roy Latta

Serial Number and Rank 2586, Private
Birth Ulladulla 1892/22542 Milton
Parents James Latta and Rosetta Thomas
Enlisted 21 September 1916
Service 39th Battalion
Death 8 September 1952
War Record RTA 3 January 1919
Honour Rolls


RSL Honour Roll
Milton Town Memorial
His name does appear on the
Congregational Church Honour Roll as like his two brothers.
Notes

Brothers - John James Latta and Robert Gisbon Latta both who were KIA. Other brother Arthur Henry Latta served in the 4th Battalion. Served with John William Sperring and Thomas Duffy in the 39th Battalion.

Stanley Cylde Latta

Serial Number and Rank Unknown unable to find
Birth 23 May 1885 Batemans Bay 1885/19180 Moruya
Parents William and Elizabeth Latta nee Backhouse
Enlisted Unknown
Marriage Beatrice Madeline Palmer 13 May 1907 Sydney
Death 30 August 1959
Honour Rolls Milton Methodist (S Latta)
Notes


Stanley Cylde Latta is the only S Latta, with any connection with the Milton Ulladulla region. No record could be found for any S Latta in WWI records.


Milton Ulladulla Burials 1901

LATTA, David. # 26 June 1901 57 years Sandridge M/A? Unmarked

Milton Ulladulla & Surrounds Births 1900

LATTA, Gertrude 1900 Ulladulla James LATTA & Rosetta THOMAS #

Pioneer Records
1911 Burials

Abbreviations
SC - Sandridge Cemetery Mollymook

23 Dec 1911 Ulladulla SC M/A5/5 John LATTA

Church of England Marriages 1880 - 1889

LATTA, JAMES 9 Oct 1889 ROSETTA THOMAS

Church of England Marriages 1890 - 1899

HIGGINS, ESTHER 29 Jun 1895 WILLIAM LINDSAY LATTA
THOMAS, ROSETTA 9 Oct 1889 JAMES LATTA

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Message Board Post:

I am having quite a bit of luck with my ancestors in Australia because Victoria is so small. I have found a wonderful book. It is called People and Places, Western Victoria 1854-1865, from the diary of Augustus Bostock.

William Latta, c 1818, Donegal. (The man who suicided in 1876 at Grassmere near Warrnambool) was Augustus Bostock neighbor and had land next door. Augustus's diary has multiple references to our ancestor, William Latta and strangely enough the family that his son, John married into after his father died. John Latta married my Great Grandmother, Grace. Her family was Parker and her mother's family were Lindsays. They are all referred to quite frequently in the book.

The Diary eg
15/12/1854
Went to see Latta and Doy about building the bridge. (The bridge was required for them all to access parts of the road to Warrnambool)

17/3/1855
Thrashing machine came to Lattas. (It seems Latta grew wheat and raised beef etc and sent some of the food to the miners at the Goldfields. This was a very significant period of gold mining in Australia.)

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