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Born:   

6 Nov 1898`

36 Daniels Rd,  Peckham

Married:

1 August 1920

St Antholin’s, Nunhead, London

Died:

Unknown

 

Occupation:

platelayer

 

 

He lied about his age so he could go to WW1 but while there was only saved from being shot for mutiny by the end of the war. He brought his family to the Barossa Valley in South Australia in the late 1920’s but when his wife left him he went looking for her and was never heard from again. The children were left with neighbours who alerted the authorities. Alma was fostered to a farm family while Marge and Joan were sent to an orphanage before being fostered out. They lived like this for a year before they went back to England in time for Christmas 1930.

 

Wife:   Ellen Esther Phillips

 

Born:   

11 Oct 1896

30 Lever St, London

Died:

6 July 1982

Westhaven Nursing Home, Footscray

Occupation:

dressmaker

 

 

Esther, commonly known as Nell, was living at 214 Albert Rd, Peckham with her parents when she got married. After she left her husband, Nell brought her daughters back to England and later married Sidney Lindfield. They lived in Spencer Rd, Battersea. In about 1953 she and Sid came to Moe, Australia. After Sid died in 1960 she lived with her daughters in turn until moving into Westhaven, Footscray in early 1979.  She used to make clothes for her granddaughters and Geraldine remembers a Little Red Riding Hood outfit that she made for a Fancy Dress party.  She was a heavy smoker and enjoyed a good time.  From 1971 till 1979 she lived with Alma and spent her time crocheting beautiful lace, playing patience, watching soap operas and wrestling on television. She had a Cockney way of speaking and used to drive her daughter Alma crazy by calling her ‘girl’ even when Alma was over 60.

 

Children:

 

1.  Alma Ellen Emily*

 

Born:   

 

4 June 1921

 

212 Albert Rd, Peckham (now Consort Rd)

Married:

8 Dec 1951

Battersea Register Office

Occupation:

accounts clerk

 

Died:

10 Dec 1996

38 Curtin St, Maidstone, Victoria

Spouse:

Gerald Martin

 

 

Alma migrated to Australia in May 1955 with Gerry and her children. They docked in Fremantle, WA on 5/5/55. They lived in Moe, Victoria until Christmas 1958 when they moved to Maidstone. She enjoyed Aussie Rules football and supported Footscray Football Club passionately. She enjoyed two trips to Canada to see her sisters in the 1980’s.

 

2.  Marjory Frances

 

Born:   

 

5 July 1922

 

Albert Rd, Peckham

 

Margery married three times and had three sons. She moved to Canada after World War 2.

 

 

3.  Joan Winifred

 

Born:   

27 Sep 1924

Albert Rd, Peckham

 

 

Joan married twice, had six childrenand moved to Canada.