Lillian Blanche (Bradbury) Plemon (1923 – 2022) An Australian War Bride
Born October 9, 1923 (the greatest generation) in Melbourne, Australia where her Grandparents, the O’Hare’s had immigrated from Ireland. She survived her three siblings, living to age 98.
From age five, after losing her father post-Depression, she would spend the next 13 years being raised in a Catholic Convent where she learned and accomplished the skills of sewing, embroidering, and knitting. She was an artist by nature and nurtured by the nuns. After completing her High School education, she became a teller for the Bank of Australia, in Sydney.
She met William C. Plemon, a United States Navy Sailor, whilst working and living in Sydney - it was love at first sight! They dated a year before the war ended in 1945. He proposed upon deployment, and they spent the next year arranging her departure from Australia for America.
A year later Lillian arrived in the United States, November 16, 1946, aboard the USS Monterey. She would travel...