Sarah Popplewell

(30 April 1696 - )
     She doesn't appear to be mentioned in her grandmother's will of 1701.. Sarah Popplewell was christened on 30 April 1696 in East Retford, Nottinghamshire. She was the daughter of George Popplewell and Sarah Holywell.
     Sarah Popplewell married John Cobb on 28 January 1716/17 in West Retford, Nottinghamshire, England.

John Stanser Rich

(10 October 1895 - 17 May 1915)
John Stanser (Jack) Rich
     John Stanser Rich was commonly known as Jack. He was born on 10 October 1895 in St Leonards, New South Wales. He was the son of George Edward Rich KCMG, PC and Elizabeth Steer Bowker. John Stanser Rich was educated from 1906 to 1913. At Tudor House, Mossvale & Sydney Grammar. He was in Form I in 1906 and in Form VI in 1913.
     John Stanser Rich and Elizabeth Steer Bowker travelled to Naples, Italy, in 1914 per the "SS Otranto". They departed 25 February 1914.
     He served in the Kings Liverpool Regiment,as 2nd Lieutenant in 1915. He travelled to Europe in February 1914 with his mother & sister. When war broke out he volunteered for service. Went to Aldershot and was commissioned. Attached to 3rd battalion King's Liverpool Regiment from August. He had obtained a commission in the Australian 26th Regt. previously. He was hospitalized in Rouen (2nd British Red Cross Hospital) March 1915.
     John died on 17 May 1915 in Festubert, France, aged 19. S L Morris of the 4th King's Regt on 13 March 1918 from France sent the following citation which was written by his commanding officer: For gallantry and devotion to duty on the 16th and 17th May 1915 at Richebourg in leading his platoon across "no man's land" under very heavy fire and subsequently in a further attack on the Ferme Cour D'Avoue on the 17th, when his platoon was ordered to withdraw form a difficult position, by his coolness and ability he was able to effect this with success and with very few casualties. Lieut J S Rich was exceptionally brave on this occasion running great personal risks to ensure the safety of his men. He was killed almost at the moment when the operation was concluded. His death is recorded on the Memorial at the east end of Le Touret Military Cemetery. A picture of John Stanser Rich painted from a photograph by Frances Hodgkins in early 1916, was commissioned by his father and is now held by GAA Hooper.

George Steer Bowker Rich

(27 July 1902 - 6 June 1964)
     George Steer Bowker Rich was commonly known as Geo (Joe). He was born on 27 July 1902 in 'Belwood', St Leonards, New South Wales. He was the son of George Edward Rich KCMG, PC and Elizabeth Steer Bowker.
     George Steer Bowker Rich travelled to Southampton, on 20 March 1929. He travelled rom Buenos Aires.
     George Steer Bowker Rich was on the passenger list of the "Chitral", arriving at Fremantle, Western Australia, on 20 May 1929. He travelled from London bound for Sydney.
     George was registered as George Steer Bowker Rich, engineer; but also as a student, at Yetman, Warialda, Gwydir district at 104 Elizabeth Bay Rd, Elizabeth Bay, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, on the 1930 electoral roll.
     George Steer Bowker Rich married Lena Yetman Dight on 14 April 1931 in St Alban's church, Boggabilla, New South Wales.
     George Steer Bowker Rich served in the War between 1939 and 1945. He enlisted as a private, & was commissioned a Captain, and served at Tobruk. His service number was NX6801.
     George died on 6 June 1964 in 36 Streathfield Rd, Bellevue Hill, aged 61. Rich, George Steer Bowker - June 6 1964, of Streathfield Rd, Bellevue Hill, husband of Lena and father of Joan.