The Descendants of David Peter Livingstone (as he came to be known) in Australia.

Another webpage has been made concerning the Scottish ancestry of David, and there is also one for his wife, Lily Melrose. This webpage will focus upon the Australian experience, with special focus upon my own line of descent, via his son Adam Standish Livingstone, his grandson George Melrose Livingstone, and his great grandson Horace Percival Bradley Livingstone, who was in turn my great grandfather.

I have been greatly helped by many people including Bev Penfold, Jack Piper, and Malcolm Gain in developing my understanding of this part of my family tree, and they are also the source of my photos.

The following could contain errors however, or may be lacking important information. So please contact me if you plan to use it. An index of other genealogical pages made by me is here:

David arrived in Sydney 18th Dec 1838 on the Portland, with his new wife Lily Melrose, having married on the 26th July 1838 in Edinburgh. 

David passed away 2:50am 14 February 1899 in Liverpool. The cause of death given was influenza and senile decay.

1. The children of David Peter Livingstone

1 Robert Melrose LEVING, later LIVINGSTONE (1839-1903) b. 1839, bapt. 15 Jun 1839, The Scots Kirk, Sydney, New South Wales AUSTRALIA (Ref V18393393 45B+V1839555 47); d. 21 Mar 1903, Sydney hospital, New South Wales (1903/8888), buried at Rookwood on 25th.

Sp. Sarah Ann RUSE ( -1929), dau. of Thomas RUSE and Fanny; m. 12 Jan 1869, Goulburn, New South Wales (ref 1869/2270). They had 5 Livingstone children in Goulburn, 3 of whom died young, but the marriage was abandoned and Sarah Ann re-married to Thomas Jackson King Tew on 28th May 1885.

2 John Melrose LIVING, later LIVINGSTONE (1842-1923); b. 19 Jan 1842, Glebe, New South Wales AUSTRALIA; d. 5 Jan 1923, Lismore, NSW.

Sp. Sarah Maria LYNN (1845-1930), dau. of James LYNN and Caroline KEEVIL (d. 1866); m. 26 May 1864, Braidwood, NSW

3 Adam Standish LIVING, later LIVINGSTONE (1844-1920); b. 9 Jun 1844, Dural, NSW; d. 14 Feb 1920, Tumbarumba, NSW

Sp. Susan PAINTER (1849-1934), dau. of John PAINTER (1803-1878) and Susannah WAINWRIGHT (or MACKANALLY?) (1813?-1901); m. 2 Sep 1868, Braidwood, New South Wales

4 William John LIVING, later LIVINGSTONE (1846-1930); b. 5 Mar 1846, Windsor, NSW (Castle Hill C of E, Dural); d. 3 May 1930, Liverpool, NSW. 4 children born in Queanbeyan.

Sp. Ellen Margaret KELLY (d. 1924), dau. of James KELLY and Catherine DUNANE; m. 19 Aug 1862, Queanbeyan, New South Wales

5 Louisa Jane LIVING, later LIVINGSTONE (1848-1879); b. 6 Apr 1848, Windsor, NSW; d. 10 Nov 1879, Shoalhaven District. Her children were born in Shoalhaven.

Sp. Robert George Gardiner WHITEHALL (1832-1887); m. 1866, St George, NSW

6 David Peter LIVING (junior), later LIVINGSTONE (1850-1932); b. 5 Oct 1850, Parramatta, NSW; d. 4 Sep 1932, Seymour, Victoria. See the webpages of Terri Hewitt. Became a roads and bridges contractor in the Tumbarumba area, like his brother Adam.

Sp. Mary Ann Abigail HORSLEY (1861-1925), dau. of Charles William Cross (HORSLEY) (1824-1871) and Elizabeth Maria DUNSTAN (1834-1912); m. 10 Nov 1879, St Judes C. of E. Tumbarumba, NSW.

7 James Smith LIVINGSTONE (1857-1926); b. 1857, Shoalhaven. NSW; Selected land in Courabyra at the same time as his brother Adam Standish Livingstone, some of which was later transferred to his other brother David. Died single 3/6/1926 and buried 2/7/1926 in Leeton in an unmarked grave. From newspapers it appears George Melrose Livingstone was called in to administer the estate.

2. The generation of Adam Standish Livingstone.

As mentioned above he was born 9 Jun 1844, Dural, married Susan Painter 2 Sep 1868, Braidwood, and died 14 Feb 1920, Tumbarumba. Quick description partly based on accounts from Malcolm Gain, Reg Livingstone and Kevin Livingstone:
There passed away on Sunday morning last, after several months illness, one of the leading residents of this district, in the person of Mr Adam Standish Livingstone, J. P. the cause of death being a growth on the liver and acute heart trouble.
The deceased gentleman was born at Windsor, N. S. W. in 1844 ; went to Berry at an early age ; thence to Braidwood, where he started a business, married and remained some years. He came to this district about 1873, and took up land at Courabyra, also engaging in road and bridge contracting.
Eleven years ago he removed into Tumbarumba, where he established a fine little orchard on his "Falkirk" area. He was elected to the first Shire Council and served two terms ; he was also a member of the Land Board and Coroner for the district, besides holding a position under the Mines Department. In addition the late Mr. Livingstone took a keen interest in all public matters, among them the local P. and A. Society, of which he was President for some time.
A widow and ten children [of whom Mr R. Livingstone, of this town, is one] survive, and to these the deepest sympathy will be extended. The funeral, on Sunday afternoon, was one of the largest ever seen here, the remains being laid to rest in the Church of England portion of the Cemetery, where the Rev. H. J. Velvin performed the last rite.
A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday evening next at St. Jude's, of which church the subject of this notice has been a very active member.


His son Reg wrote to his nephew Malcolm Gain in France, 10th June 1979 that ""Standish" his second name was a family one but I have no proof. Melrose or Melross was his mother's maiden name, both Scottish. I knew of three brothers, David, James and John, the latter a Vetinary Surgeon on the Northern N.S.W. Rivers. I do not know of any sisters. By nature he was rather austere but very just and honest." I will quote the same letter concerning some of his children below.

1 David William LIVINGSTONE (1868-1914); b. 30 Jun 1868, Braidwood, NSW; d. 16 Nov 1914, Tumbarumba, NSW. Reg wrote "joined the N.S.W. Mounted Police. He was a fine athlete, a good athelete and amateur boxer. Married Lily Lacelles. Two daughters and one son, 4 years, drowned in the Hastings River at Wauchope where he was stationed as Sergeant. Died at and was buried at Tumbarumba about 1914."

Sp. Jean L. E. LESSELLS (1876- ), dau. of James LESSELLS and Johanna HERRICK; m. 1896, Brewarrina, NSW

2 Sarah Louise LIVINGSTONE (1870-1954); b. 18 Sep 1870, Braidwood, NSW; d. 29 Jul 1954, Albury, NSW. Reg wrote that she had 8 children and lived in Wodonga and Albury all her life. He also mentioned that the NSW state wicket keeper (in 1979) was her grandson.

Sp. Phillip BEEZLEY; m. 1890, Goulburn, NSW

Sp. Charles Henry RIXON (1866-1933), son of John RIXON and Elizabeth SMITH; m. 1897, Albury NSW

3 Lily LIVINGSTONE (1872-1945); b. 15 Jan 1872, Braidwood, NSW; d. 1945, Albury, NSW. Reg mentioned "Two children, son and daughter. Lived on a property near Bowna for many years, later buying one near Albury. She was an excellent character, full of goodness and common sense."

Sp. Arthur William WAITE (1870-1940), son of William John WAITE and Elizabeth HOARE ; m. 1894, Albury NSW

4 George Melrose LIVINGSTONE (1873-1956); b. 24 Jun 1873, Hoskingtown, NSW (Adam was a publican); d. 11 Aug 1956, Sefton Park, NSW. See below.

Sp. Louisa Frances BRADLEY (1877-1929), dau. of Matthew BRADLEY (1833-1892) and Martha Jane OAKS (1841-1901); m. 12 Sep 1896, Tumbarumba, NSW

5 Elizabeth (Bessie) Amelia LIVINGSTONE (1875-1920); b. 11 Dec 1875, Braidwood, NSW; d. 7 Dec 1920, Albury, NSW. Reg mentioned that he hardly knew her, but she was "a buyer for Farmers Fashion Dep't making trips overseas on their behalf. Later a Companion and Nurse to elderly ladies travelling overseas. She did not marry and died of cancer at Albury, where she was buried".

6 Kate Australia LIVINGSTONE (1877- ) b. 3 Jan 1877, Braidwood, NSW; d. Western Australia. Reg mentioned that she left home early, and he "hardly knew or seldom saw" her. "A Nurse by profession. Married in Western Australia a man named Lambert. Conducted a Private Hospital in a suburb of Perth, W. A. I understand they had two daughters."

Sp. Thomas LAMBERT; m. 1902, WA

7 Clara Louise LIVINGSTONE (1878- ); b. 23 Oct 1878, Courabyrah, NSW. Also went to Western Australia. Reg says she married there and went to South Africa. "Was lost to us because she did not correspond." Another story, told to Malcolm by his uncle Ron was that "he thought that Clara had gone to England with her sisters Bessie and Emeline in 1909 but that unlike them she did not return to Australia but married a Mr Teale there and later went with him to South Africa to live". 

8 Emeline Martha LIVINGSTONE (1880-1944); b. 21 Jul 1880, Courabyra, NSW; d. Auckland, New Zealand 20th October 1944. Reg in 1979 wrote: "Emily, a roamer, went to Canada, then to England where she married William Thompson. Eventually settled in New Zealand. Family: four daughters, with whom I still correspond. She was an excellent character, very like my sister Lily in many respects.

Sp. William Gilbert THOMPSON (1884 Liverpool -1958); m. 23 Apr 1907 St Pauls Anglican Church, Auckland, New Zealand, England; d. 27 Nov 1958. (This is the family of Wayne Dickey.)

9 John Stanley Braidwood LIVINGSTONE (1882-1953); b. 2 Sep 1882, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 1953, Sydney NSW. Reg wrote that he only knew him casually. "Joined the Navy as a gunner and served on HMS Challenger for some years. In later years was a Fireman with the Melbourne Fire Brigade. Married an American lady, no family.

Sp. Edna N BERRY; m. 1922, Sydney NSW

10 Mabel May LIVINGSTONE (1884-1981); b. 3 Oct 1884, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 10 Feb 1981, Wauchope, NSW. Reg said in 1979 she was a "brainy" school teacher. She "painted nicely and was literary invlined. Wrote articles for Newspapers on Topical Subjects. Married Donald Marchment of Wauchope who died fairly early in life. Family; two sons [perhaps more] and one daughter, Jean still living."

Sp. Donald MARCHMENT (1885-1955); m. 16 Jan 1909, Tumbarumba, NSW

11 Elsie Evelyn LIVINGSTONE (1886-1965); b. 19 Aug 1886, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 1 Jun 1965, Sydney NSW. Reg did not describe Elsie in his letter to Malcolm, but he told him at another time that Elsie was a nurse and a fine horsewoman. Reg said that all of his siblings had horses and rode them to school - when it was fine. When it rained, they walked, so the horses wouldn't get wet waiting outside during the day.

Sp. John Joseph GAIN (1865-1920); m. 5 Dec 1909, Tumbarumba, NSW

12 Reginald Raymond LIVINGSTONE (1890-1981); b. 10 Jun 1890, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 10 Feb 1981, Grenfell, NSW. Reg wrote of himself: "Educated small country school. When 15 was employed at a Drapery Store. Stayed with Firm around 14 years. Resigned to start own business near Gundagai after spending two years in Riverina." "In 1933 sold business, went to Sydney, built two blocks of flats. Was employed by Hungerford Spooner for a year or so." (These were accountants it seems.) He took up a position as manager of the Grenfell Branch of The Western Stores in 1937 and stayed in that for 20 years. He bought a property in 1941 which he later handed to his son Ed. He also had a daughter Leah.

Sp. Jessie MITCHELL (1889-1981), dau. of Livingstone MITCHELL (1860-1919) and Emma VICKERY (1865-1961); m. 26 Apr 1915, Tumbarumba, New South Wales AUSTRALIA

13 Vera Violet LIVINGSTONE (1895-1916); b. 6 Dec 1895, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 12 Feb 1916, Tumbarumba, NSW. Reg says she lived with her parents until her death at 21 years of age, "the result of a simple accident".

This is an old picture from approximately 1888. It is missing Mabel, Vera and Reg. It shows, from left to right, back row: Sarah, Emeline, John, Kate; middle row, David, Clara, Lily, George (my ancestor), and front row: Elizabeth and Elsie. (The last one is sometimes identified as Mabel, but Malcolm Gain assures me.)

Some of the children of Adam Livingstone

3. The generation of George Melrose Livingstone.

As mentioned above he was born 24 Jun 1873, Hoskingtown, married Louisa Frances Bradley, also sometimes described as Frances Louisa Bradley, 12 Sep 1896, Tumbarumba, and died 11 Aug 1956, Sefton Park. Reg, his brother wrote in 1979 to Malcolm Gain that he "married Topsy Bradley, a member of a landed family. Spent most of his life in the employ of the Singer Machine Coy. Family, 4 girls, 3 sons. He was a fine looking and very likeable man. Buried at Rookwood." (From correspondence I understand that Livingstone genealogists long misunderstood that Tospy Bradley must be related to a very established "landed" Bradley family who lived in the same region. In fact the Bradleys were of a similar standing to the Livingstones.)

The Late Mrs Frances Livingstone
It is with extreme regret that we have occasion to chronicle the death on Tuesday, the 30th. July 1929, of one of South Auburn's finest citizens in the person of Mrs. Frances Louisa Livingstone, of Cumberland Road, who, after a three days' illness passed away at the Coast Hospital [now The Prince Henry] where she was admitted shortly before her lamented death.
The late Mrs Livingstone could be truthfully described as the "Mother of South Auburn", for when sickness and trouble assailed any of the homes in that areas, the deceased lady was the first to render assistance and help. She seemed to be happy while rendering acts of kindness of this description, and her charity will always be remembered by those to whom she ministered.
Great sympathy is felt with Mr. G. Livingstone, the recording secretary of the South Auburn Progress Association, in the death of his beloved wife. She leaves a family of eight, and the sadness is accentuated by the fact that a daughter, Miss Phyllis Livingstone, is ill in St. Joseph's Hospital, suffering from pleurisy.
The funeral which took place last Tuesday afternoon, was most representative, South Auburn Progress Association was represented by it's officers and members. Singer Sewing Machine Co. [where Mr. Livingstone is employed as senior mechanic] and a large gathering of friends. Many beautiful wreaths betoking the affection and esteem in which deceased was held were received, including one from the South Auburn Progress Association.
The interment was made in the C of E. portion of Rookwood Cemetery.
Deepest sympathy is expressed with the sorrowing husband and family in their irreparable loss.

George Melrose Livingstone1 Horace (Harry) Percival Bradley LIVINGSTONE (1895-1947). b. 4 Sep 1895, Tumbarumba, NSW, d. 17 Mar 1947, Newcastle, NSW. His birth was at first registered in November 1895 before the parents were married and when his mother was 18. The full name was only registered later in 1896, when the couple were married and living at 24 Campbell Street, Newtown, Sydney. See more below.

Sp. Evelyn Martha ROSS (1899-1958), dau. of William ROSS (1864-1950) and Bertha Jane THOMPSON (1874-1951); m. 6 Nov 1920, Newcastle, New South Wales AUSTRALIA. The marriage certificate of Horace in 1920 describes George as a "Warehouseman", and Horace as a "Farmer". See separate webpage.

2 Sylvia May LIVINGSTONE (1896-1979); b. 4 Nov 1896, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 15 Jun 1979, Lidcombe, NSW

Sp. William Herbert Joseph WEBB (1898-1970); m. 17 May 1922, Randwick, Sydney, New South Wales AUSTRALIA

3 Ruby Victoria LIVINGSTONE (1898-1898); b. 1898, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 1898, Tumbarumba, NSW

4 Doris Maude LIVINGSTONE (1900-1997); b. 5 Jan 1900, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 12 Jan 1997, Sydney, NSW

Sp. James Joseph BUCKMAN (1896- ), son of John BUCKMAN and Ellen E. MCDONALD; m. 25 Sep 1932, Auburn, New South Wales AUSTRALIA

5 Phyllis Muriel LIVINGSTONE (1905-1934); b. 8 Nov 1905, Newtown, NSW; d. 10 Aug 1934, Randwick, New South Wales AUSTRALIA

6 Iris Mavis Maude Melba LIVINGSTONE (1911-1992); b. 2 May 1911, Newtown, NSW; d. 10 Oct 1992, Sydney, NSW

Sp. Jack SHALLCROSS (1913-1987); m. 1934

7 Zelma Myrtle Georgina Joyce LIVINGSTONE (1917-1957); b. 30 Jun 1917, Granville, NSW; d. 26 Jun 1957, Wingham, NSW

Sp. Herbert READ (1915-1985); m. 1937, Wyong, New South Wales AUSTRALIA

8 Kevin Matthew David Stanley LIVINGSTONE (1918-1977); b. 30 Jun 1918, Sefton Park, NSW; d. 29 Nov 1977, Auburn, NSW. During the war, Kevin was captured by the Germans and eventually released in June 1945. There were many reports of this not only in the Newcastle press, but also in newspapers all around Australia. Kevin was also a genealogist.

Sp. Thelma Isabel BROWNLEE

4. The generation of Horace "Harry" Percival Bradley Livingstone.

As mentioned above he was born 4 Sep 1895, Tumbarumba, NSW, married between the wars, to Evelyn Martha Ross 6 Nov 1920, in Newcastle, and died 17 Mar 1947, Newcastle, NSW. (So his father survived him by several years.)

The first record we have of him, he was a Tumbarumba Station Hand at enlistment, but that was in the Hunter Valley for some reason, which is where he came to marry and eventually live. He fought in World War I in Europe, and was also enlisted in WWII although I have not seen the WWII records. 

World War IHorace between the wars
  • Service number in WWI: 2344. 33rd Battalion (NSW), 9th Brigade, 3rd Australian Infantry Division.
  • Enlisted 27 Apr 1916, West Maitland, NSW, aged 21 years 9 months. Physical description: 5'9", 142lbs Fresh complexion, Blue Eyes, Light Brown hair.
  • Appointed to Newcastle Depot Battalion 5 May 1916. Broadmeadow B Company until 23 Jul 1916.
  • 28 July 1916 - 14 Aug 1916, reserve company 33rd depot battalion Rutherford.
  • 15 Aug 1916 - 6 Sep 1916, there is an invalidity stamp "Victoria Barracks".
  • 7 Sept 1916. Passed No 10 school as sergeant. Passed "Good" in bombing and trench warfare. A/Cpl.
This was apparently the 4th reinforcement shipment for the 33rd battalion, with 2 officers and 150 men. The battalion had about 1000 men, and was made up largely of people from New England. It was part of the 9th Brigade, within the new 3rd Australian Division, which had been formed after Gallipoli. On the field, during the time Horace saw action, they were part of the II ANZAC Corps, together with the New Zealand Division. These in turn were part of the so called 2nd Army, under the command of General Plumer. The first shipment of the 33rd out to Europe started May 1916, a year earlier but while they had now experienced a terrible winter on the front in France, they had still not been used in a major battle when Horace arrived. They were in fact being treated specially in an attempt to make sure they were very well prepared, having also spent more time training.
  • Departed 17 Oct 1916, Australia, Sydney on "Borda". Arrived 9 Jan 1917, UK, Plymouth.
  • Departed 20 Mar 1917, UK, Folkestone, and arrived same day France. 21 March "marched in from England" to Etaples.
  • Reverts to rank of private 22 Mar 1917, Etaples, Rouen. Then promoted to Lem Pay Sgt and alloted for duty 3rd Aus Div Base Depot Etaples. 
  • Reverts to private 14 April 1917. Marched out to front 16 April. Assigned to 33rd battalion AIF: 18 Apr 1917, French Front.Horace Percival Bradley Livingstone
The 33rd Battalion unit diaries are online. H.P. Livingstone reporting from training and taken on strength appears on page 102. It mentions he was in B company. Orders concerning a movement into position for an offensive appears on pages ending 65. Page 51 and 54 mention that B company was to be disposed on the left. If I understand correctly this was already the preparations of what would be the Battle of Messines. The diary for May already mentions them going into Ploegsteert wood (for example page 4). Orders on page 8 in May show B company in the right centre position. Throughout this period, Nieppe seems to be where they were billeted (between Steenwerck, Armentieres, and Ploegsteert).

When Horace joined the 33rd on the front they were based in the area of Armentières, right on the Belgian border. The headquarters of the 3rd Division were in Steenwerck, between the river Lys and the Belgian border. During this period there were raids by both sides occuring. Plans had been developed for a major offensive that moved them into Belgium, which would be the Battle of Messines in early June. In this battle, the 3rd performed very well, despite their lack of veterans. The 33rd in particular was given the right flank as the advance was made through Ploegsteert woods. One of the 33rd, John Carroll, was given the Victoria Cross for his efforts. Looking at the June diary, page 3, it looks like the 33rd were active in the action from the 7th until the 11th whereupon they seem to be based in Neuve Eglise over the Belgian border (today more normally named in Flemish, Nieuwkerke). The orders on page 50 again place B company on the left of the 33rd as a whole (which was on the right of the whole movement). A detailed report of the offensive from the 33rd point of view appears to start here. The casualties here. A map here.

After initial success in this offensive, difficulties were met in coordinating the defense line for some time after, with friendly fire incidents leading to lost ground in some cases especially further north in the line. There was a lot of back and forth. A rotation of fresh men from the 9th brigade came up to the front on 8th June to replace comrades, while the 10th were brought back completely, to be replaced by other brigades. The 33rd relieved the 10th Cheshire on 21st June. On the 23rd June with the 4th Australian division joining action and the NZ division moving towards the Lys in the south, the 3rd Australian division took over from the 25th (British) between Blauwepoortbeek and the Douve river, some 500-900 yards from the Warneton line further north. On July 11th the 9th relieved the 11th brigade who had been hard at work preparing trenches for a new attack, only to find Germans lines very close. After failing to budge them, on the 28th the Germans attacked. On the 30th, the 9th were relieved by the 11th brigade, with the next big push planned for the next day.

The next major offensive in this area of the front was the Battle of Pilckem Ridge. This started on 31st July and was just calming down when Horace was removed from the front, with illness. Although the battle was less successful, the II ANZAC Corps on the right flank once again moved their line forward, toward Warneton. On the 1st of August they repulsed a German counter attack. The weather during this battle was wet and difficult, and this may have contributed to Horace's illness, although I am not sure his 9th brigade was in this actual engagement. 
  • Hospital (field), sick: 2 Aug 1917 - 5 Aug 1917. Influenza.
  • Rejoined French Front 11 Aug 1917.

3rd Div soldiers in Passendale 12 Oct 1917I am not aware of any actions during the several days that Horace was at the field hospital. I have the impression that the main body of the 3rd Australian Division was now replaced by other Australian divisions during August and September. Bad results in water-logged August offensives further north along the line were followed in September by the Battle of Menin Road Ridge (20-25 September), and the Battle of Polygon Wood (26 September - 3 October). The 3rd Division were definitely back in the next offensive, the Battle of Broodseinde (4th October), and in a critical role. They were lined up near Zonnebeke on the road to Passendale, with the NZ division to their left, and the I ANZAC Corps on their right, having moved up and camped near the line on the 3rd already.

The photograph EO3864 to the left was taken 12th October, and shows 3rd Division soldiers in the railway cutting (Ypres-Roulers line) on Broodseinde Ridge during the battle of Passendale. I am not sure how we can ever confirm it, but my family believes the man in the centre staring at the camera is Horace. There are two other photos of approximately the same scene, EO4673, and EO4644. It was however very encouraging, as checked by Denise Glendon, that Horace's unit would have really been in this exact battle. (See war diary. The B company was down to 42 men by then.) Can that have been coincidence?

The battle was considered a success. But worse weather was coming, and the Battle of Poelcappele (9th October) was less successful, with the Germans counter attacking effectively in the area fronting the Australians. The First Battle of Passendale (12th October) was executed soon after, partly on a misunderstanding of how unsuccessful Poelcappele had been. For the second Battle of Passendale later that month, Canadian forces were moved in, and I not certain where II ANZAC was until March 1918, by which time Horace had been taken out of service sick and was in England.
  • Rank change 4 Nov 1917 L/Cpl. The war diaries say this was temporary and "vice Rainger evacuated wounded", so I presume replacing Rainger? The war diaries also show that they were based away from the front lines in Campagne-lès-Boulonnais.
  • To hospital sick 15 Jan 1918. Different records say different things: PUO (Pyrexia of unknown origin) 15 Jan 1918. Trench fever admitted in Boulogne 16 Jan 1918. Transported to Whipps Cross Hospital Leytonstone (London) 27 Jan 1918. Diagnosed with influenza. The war diaries show they were in the Meteren area, and the weather was very cold, with snow, ice and rain.
  • Transported out of hospital on 11 Feb 1918. Discharged No 3 Com Dept Hundcott 15 Feb 1918. L/Cpl 3rd AAH Dartford.
  • War ended 11 Nov 1918.
  • To Tidworth 9 Dec 1918. 27 Mar 1919 Temp Corporal, T/Cpl
  • Granted NME leave 29 May 1919 - 29 Aug 1919 with pay. "Attending school of commerce, Spring Gardens, Manchester." Reverts to rank of L/Cpl on taking up NME (non-military employment). But before this time was finished:
  • 6 Aug 1919 transported to London becoming H/Cpl (Honorary Coporal). 7 Aug 1919 on furlo.
  • 13 Aug 1919 in London detached from duty (demobilized). To report to Sutton Veny by 21 Aug 1919.
  • Departed UK on the "Ypiranga", apparently an ex-German vessel, 15 Nov 1919. Arrived 9 Jan 1920, Australia. Discharged 23 Feb 1920.
  • Issued with 1914/15 Star, British War Medal 2/58 57312, Victory medal 2/56 55664.
I BEG to announce that I have started a milk delivery in Windsor, and respectfully solicit a share of support. Milk will be delivered early. If you do not see the cart drop' a note to Windsor Post Office, and it will have prompt attention.
Mr. H. Livingstone, of Cornwallis, a 'digger,' met with a nasty accident on his farm on Friday. He was working a mowing machine with a pair of horses, and when one of the traces became unhooked from the swingle-bar, Mr. Livingstone got down from his seat to fix it, and when about to remount the horses moved on. The heel of his boot was caught and he was thrown on to the mowing machine. One hand was badly cut by the knives, and the little finger had to be amputated. One of his legs was also badly cut about the ankle. Mr. Livingstone, who is now in Windsor hospital, had a narrow escape from a very serious accident, and his injuries will lay him up for some weeks.
RICHMOND COUNCIL CORRESPONDENCE C. D. Shadlow, Cornwallis, acknowledged receipt of the Council's letter re arrears of rates on his property. He stated that the Department of Lands promised to pay all arrears when he took the farm over. He had written to them about the matter and was awaiting a reply. — Received, the town clerk stating that he informed the writer when he took the farm over that arrears of rates were owing on it. In a letter from the Lands Department on the above matter, attention was drawn to council's opinion, as stated in the previous communication, regarding Mr. Shadlow's liability for arrears of rates incurred by Mr. Livingstone . The Department added that to determine the liability a case similar to this was being prepared for consideration by the Supreme Court, and pending the decision here it was suggested that the matter of arrears be held in abeyance. 
SMALL DEBTS COURT. CAR COLLISION.-A verdict for the plaintiff. Elma G. Puddicombe, married, of Parkway-avenue. Bar Beach, was given in her claim against Alexander Allan McDonald, of Hunter-street, Wickham. and Horace Percival Livingstone, of Boundary-street, Cardiff, for damages arising out of a car collision at the intersection of Parkway-avenue and Darby-street on or about February 24. Evidence showed that a taxi-cab owned by McDonald and driven by Livingstone collided with the standard roadster driven by plaintiff. She was not injured, she said. The claim was for the damage and other costs Involved to the car. She was travelling at 20 miles an hour. Defendant said he was travelling at 20 or 25 miles. The Magistrate said he thought there was negligence on the side of the defendant. Judgment was given for £23/2/9. Mr. N. T. Cragg (Messrs. Braye, Cragg, Cohen and Chapman), for the plaintiff: Mr. H. L. O'Neill (Messrs. Johnson and O'Neill) for the defendants. 
The death took place; on Monday last in the Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Waratah, of Mr.Horace (Harry) Livingstone, of Mayfield, and formerly of Scone and Gundy. The late Mr. Livingstone, who is survived by his widow, had a precarious state of health for some time past, only recently submitted to an operation, and recuperated sufficiently to enable him to return to these parts and re-enter business. However, he relapsed, and his condition worsening, he had to enter hospital again, his trouble failing to yield to treatment. A well-known and highly respected member of the community, the late Mr. Livingstone made a legion of friends in these parts, all of whom learned of his demise with feelings of deep regret. They will join in commiserating with the bereaved ones in their great affliction. Burial was made in the Church of England section of the Sandgate cemetery on Wednesday afternoon.
He bore his pain, he bore it well,
What he suffered no one can tell;
Till God above knew what was best,
Did ease his pain and gave him rest.

Always remembered by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Enid, Jack and Glenda.
Children:1 Margaret Evelyn LIVINGSTONE. Born 16 October 1921.

Sp. John Herbert WOOD. Married 1941.

2 Elizabeth LIVINGSTONE (1922-1990); b. 10 Dec 1922, NSW; d. 1 Sep 1990, NSW


3 Enid Constance LIVINGSTONE. Born 9 December 1923. Married 3 February 1945.

Sp. John Norman DAVIS. Born 3 May 1923.

4 Jack Melrose LIVINGSTONE. Born 13 November 1924. Enlisted in the second world war.

5 Joyce LIVINGSTONE (1927-2002); b. 12 Jan 1927, Camden, NSW, Australia; d. 22 Aug 2002, Queensland, Australia. Cecil and Joyce

Sp. Cecil Willis ROSSINGTON (1921- ), son of Isaiah or Isiah (Ike) ROSSINGTON (1883-1947) and Emily Jane WILLIS (b.1890, bur.1968); m. 1 Jun 1946

6 Donald Ross LIVINGSTONE. Born 18 June 1930. Died 8 May 1989.

Sp. Fay BALL

7 Keith David LIVINGSTONE. Born 3 May 1931. Enlisted in the second world war.

Sp. Margaret SULLIVAN

8 Elaine Phyllis LIVINGSTONE. Born 28 June 1932.

Sp. Don Arthur PHILLIPS. Born 17 April 1928.