About Barry Minster OAM
Army number: 342976 Active service - Summary of Unit Name: 110 Signal Squadron. Saigon Sth Vietnam Start Date: 02/04/1969 End Date: 29/10/1970 [576 days on active service]
Marriage #1 - 27 August 1971 Father of Zana Holbeche Minster - 15 January 1974 Divorce - 11 November 1977
Marriage #2 - 22 February 1980 Father of Nicolette Ann Vincent Minster - 17 November 1983
Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia - 26 January 2017
Last name: Minster. This very interesting surname recorded as Minster and Minister, is early medieval English.
It is either residential and describes a person who lived by a minster, as shown in the first two recordings below, or possibly in a few cases, it may have described a minister, but if so as a nickname.
This surname is first recorded in the Close Rolls for the city of London in 1261 with that of Thomas de Mynistre, and describing a man called Thomas who lived by what was then the Minster in the West, and later became the city of Westminster in its own right.
Other examples of recordings are those of Haldanus Minister of the county of Norfolk in the Hundred Rolls of landowners of 1273, and much later the recording of Thomas Minster.
He married Ellen Pritchard at St George chapel, Hanover Square, city of Westminster in 1768.