THORP David Eden

Name David Eden THORP
Country Of Origin Australia
Born 1920
Died 2015
Birth/Baptism 6 November 1920, Irish Town
Parents Albert David and Ziska Jean Thorp (formerly Harwood)
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Smithton, King Island
Street Address
Emmett Street, Smithton
Marriage/Spouse Doris Isobel Thorp
Gwen (Margie) Thorp
Other Other skills: carpenter, rigger

1941-1944: World War II service.

Advocate 30 July 1954:
‘Smithton’s first smash-and-grab theft occurred a few minutes before 1am yesterday when thieves broke a plate-glass window in a jeweller’s shop in Emmett St and stole watches valued at £350…
The raid was made on a shop occupied by David Eden Thorp. The curved plate-glass window was smashed by a large stone which appeared to have been used as a wheel chock, as it had traces of rubber on it. Mr G E Murfet was working on the premises, and the thieves fled immediately he moved towards the front of the shop.’

David’s son, Douglas John Thorp, was also a watchmaker and jeweller.

Death 12 June 2015
Burial: Mersey Vale Lawn Cemetery, Devonport
Web: Ancestry: Australia Electoral Roll 1963, 1972; Find A Grave Index 2015.
National Archives of Australia, Series A9301, Service No. 31114.
King Island News 10 May 1961.