The Descendants of David Peter Livingstone (as he came to be known) in
Another webpage has been
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
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
however, or may be lacking important information. So please contact
me if you plan to use it. An index of other genealogical
made by me is here:
Dec 1838 on
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.
paper reports from soon after arrival
(The Australian 11
April 1839 and Sydney
show him found guilty of larceny, and sentenced to "twelve
months hard labour in house of correction". He was sentenced at quarter
sessions Tuesday April 2. He is described as "freed" and named
as "David Peter Living"
which seems to be the surname he used until late in life. David's wife
must have been pregnant at this time with their first son Robert.
- A few years later the Australasian Chronicle Thursday
4 May 1843, and The Australian Wednesday
3 May 1843 report that a case in the Sydney Quarter Sessions
where "David Living"
had his money stolen from him by one John Stone, who he had just bought
some guinea fowl from, after having bought a drink to close the deal. The case mentions that David lives in Glebe in what is now inner Sydney. Note that Glebe is also the place where John Melrose Livingstone was baptised at around this time.
- The Australian
Tuesday 23 January 1844, and The Maitland Mercury &
Hunter River General Advertiser Saturday 27
January 1844, report a case wherein David Living
brought a case against one William Simpson in the Supreme Court, for
Perjury. This involved a previous court case on 5th September previous
in the Court of Request, which in turn concerned a purchase by David of
a cow on April 1st. Simpson had claimed the cow was pregnant, and as
witness to this David had one Robert McGlashan, described as his
brother-in-law. We know from Sue Harvey that Robert McGlashan married
Elizabeth Melrose, David's wife's sister, and came out on the Minerva some years
earlier. See my
webpage about the Melrose ancestors.
- The Hawkesbury
Courier and Agricultural and General Advertiser Thursday
15 August 1844, reports that "Peter Kaye, residing at Dural,
for assaulting David Living,
was fined five shillings and costs". Note that Dural is also the place
where Adam Standish Livingstone was baptised at around this time.
- Under the name David Leving, he appears in the The Sydney Morning Herald, of 27 June and 1 July
1845, concerning a dispute involving him and some others being accused
of maliciciously shooting the cattle of a neighbour named Hume, in Colo, on June 22nd. Colo is near Richmond and Windsor, and Windsor is where William and Louisa were baptised in 1846 and 1848.
- Quite a bit later, after the children were all born, in The
Sydney Morning Herald Friday 4
November 1859, and The
Empire Thursday 3rd November 1859, David Livingstone
was one of a large number of landholders and residents in the
Shoalhaven and Geringong districts, who were signatories to a
letter protesting against slanders of the honorable Alexander Berry
MLC. Livingstone is included as one of his tenants. Shoalhaven is where the youngest son James was born in 1857.
- In Australian
Town and Country Journal Saturday 27th July 1872,
is listed in the Government Gazette of Friday July 19 as one of several
appointments to the Public School Board at Bundywalla. Bundewallah is near Berry, inland from Geringong and a bit north of Nowra and Shoalhaven.
- In The
Nowra, Thursday, 14 August 1879, an inquest is reported into the
suicide of Louisa Jane de Mestre Whitehall née Livingstone, David's
daughter. One of the reasons her husband offers is that "she was
greatly distressed at her father marrying a very young girl recently
and at his having then forcible taken away from her a feather-bed given
her by her deceased mother". [Note that David indeed remarried 18 April 1879 in Canbewarra, to 16 year old Mary Ann Cooper.]
- As an older man, David moved back to the Sydney area and lived in Liverpool Asylum. In Australian
Town and Country Journal Saturday 21 September 1889. David Livingston
of Liverpool posted a notice to police and others to give any news
about one Mr Charles Crease, "who left Liverpool November 10 last year
to go to Lucasville, and has not been heard of since [...] His height
is 5ft 6in, sandy complexion, whiskers and moustache, bald on top of
head, blind in left eye, right eye blue, age 80, slightly bent with
- In The
Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate Saturday
30 April 1898 p1: "David
familiarly known as the Asylum messenger and mailman
was observed to fall in the street on Saturday evening. When picked up
and conveyed to the ' home ' he was found to be very ill. The poor old
man, for whom everybody has a good word, is 75 years of age, and is
said to be a near relative of the famous explorer."
The children of David Peter Livingstone
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.
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.
Melrose LIVING, later LIVINGSTONE
(1842-1923); b. 19 Jan 1842, Glebe, New South Wales AUSTRALIA; d. 5
Jan 1923, Lismore, NSW.
(1845-1930), dau. of James LYNN and Caroline KEEVIL (d. 1866);
m. 26 May 1864, Braidwood, NSW
Adam Standish LIVING, later LIVINGSTONE (1844-1920); b. 9 Jun 1844, Dural, NSW; d.
14 Feb 1920, Tumbarumba, NSW
PAINTER (1849-1934), dau. of John PAINTER (1803-1878) and
Susannah WAINWRIGHT (or MACKANALLY?) (1813?-1901); m. 2 Sep 1868,
Braidwood, New South Wales
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.
KELLY (d. 1924), dau. of James KELLY and Catherine DUNANE;
m. 19 Aug 1862, Queanbeyan, New South Wales
Jane LIVING, later LIVINGSTONE
(1848-1879); b. 6 Apr 1848, Windsor, NSW; d. 10 Nov 1879, Shoalhaven
District. Her children were born in Shoalhaven.
Gardiner WHITEHALL (1832-1887); m. 1866, St George, NSW
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.
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.
(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
buried 2/7/1926 in Leeton in an unmarked grave. From newspapers it
appears George Melrose Livingstone was called in to administer the
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:
2. The generation of Adam Standish Livingstone.
- He met
wife Braidwood or Orenmeir (which is apparently in the Braidwood are, somewhere to the south).
- Moved to Hoskinston ("Hoskingtown") where he became a publican. Queanbeyan Age Thursday
17 October 1872 reports "HOSKINGTOWN -Two applications for publicans'
general licenses have been sent in for houses at Hoskingtown, one from
Mr E. Walsh and the other from Mr A. S. Livingstone. A house of
accomodation between Queanbeyan and Braidwood has in the opinion of
manybeen much needed for a long time past." Tuesday November 12 this was granted, under the sign of the Hoskingtown Inn.
- In 1873 he took up a selection, "Berlang" on Tarcutta Creek
Courabyra, 10kms north Tumbarumba. It appears to be at this time that
he got involved in road and bridge contracting, which is a branch of
work his sons including George seem to have taken up. Newspapers also show him as a member of the local "progress committee".
1909 he moved into Tumbarumba itself where he became a Town Councilor. Amongst various positions he was
appointed Coroner 24/2/1912. Jack Piper supplied me with
this obituary from a local newspaper in Tumbarumba, published 20th
February 1920 under the title "DEATH OF Mr. A. S. LIVINGSTONE, J. P.":
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.
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.
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.
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."
LESSELLS (1876- ), dau. of James LESSELLS and Johanna HERRICK; m. 1896,
2 Sarah Louise LIVINGSTONE
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
Phillip BEEZLEY; m. 1890, Goulburn, NSW
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."
WAITE (1870-1940), son of William John WAITE and Elizabeth
HOARE ; m. 1894, Albury NSW
George Melrose LIVINGSTONE
(1873-1956); b. 24 Jun 1873, Hoskingtown,
NSW (Adam was a publican); d. 11 Aug 1956, Sefton Park, NSW. See below.
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
(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
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."
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
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
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.
N BERRY; m. 1922, Sydney NSW
10 Mabel May LIVINGSTONE
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."
(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.
(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.
(1889-1981), dau. of Livingstone MITCHELL (1860-1919) and Emma
VICKERY (1865-1961); m. 26 Apr 1915, Tumbarumba, New South Wales
13 Vera Violet LIVINGSTONE
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".
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.)
3. The generation of George Melrose Livingstone.
As mentioned above he was born 24 Jun 1873,
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.)
- Albury Banner and Wodonga Express
Friday 16 July 1915 concerning the Tumbarumba Land Board, on which his
father sat, mentions "G. M. Livingstone" with regards to land which he
presumably owned or leased in the Tumbarumba area.
- Starting during the war in which his son fought, George appears to have
been involved in public works contracts in Tumbarumba. Albury Banner and Wodonga Express Friday 16 February 1917, concerning
the Tumbarumba Shire Council, mentions in the engineering report that
the Jingellie to Khancoban road had been done by G. M. Livingstone for
£205. Friday 14 May 1920, at another shire council it is mentioned that G.M.
Livingstone had written and offered to do bridge work for £75, and this
was accepted. Friday 16 June 1922, at yet another shire council meeting: "Tenders were
called for contracts 13/22, metal, Wagga road, but the work was done by
the department. Metal on Wagga road, seven miles, G. M. Livingstone,
lowest at £237/10/; six tenders." Friday 19 March 1926: "Contract 161P-52, Tintaldra-road, 390ft., G. M.
Livingstone, W. T. Talbot and W. Jackson. Contract 161P-53,
Tintaldra-road, 4400ft., G. M. Livingstone, W. Talbot and W. Jackson.
Moved by Cr. A. S. Harris, seconded by Cr. Hamilton, that Talbot's
tender be recommended for 168P-52, and G. M. Livingstone; for contract
161P-53, and that engineer explain to C.R.B. reasons for such
same paper reports Friday
11 March 1921 that at the annual Tumbarumba show, with a new rail line
open from Wagga and special trains for the event, G. M. Livingstone won
prizes for his draft horses: best brood mare, and foal. Draft horses
would have been important for road and bridge making in the days before
cars were common. Ironically, George's son had a serious accident with
some only a few months later, losing a finger. The new train line had
been promoted particularly by not only Adam S Livingstone, but also
George's father in law, Mathew Bradley.
- In 1825 perhaps he was in the Tumut area, though maybe just visiting or working. The Adelong Argus
of Monday 2 March 1925 mentions, "Good luck is a fine thing. Mr. Geo.
Livingstone had a share of it on Saturday morning. He had a load of
tinware on his spring cart, and when coming out of his backyard, one of
the wheels ran over the curb, throwing Mr. Liingstone [sic.] out
backwards. He fell heavily upon his back, and appeared to be hurt
considerably; but after being taken inside he recovered quickly, and
although sore and bruised, with one nasty cut on the forearm, went on
to work as though nothing had happened."
may have lived a time over the border in Seymour, Victoria, pursuing
the contracting. Friday 15 November 1929 G. M. Livingstone appears
doing roads over the border in Victoria, in the Alexandra Shire Council
meeting reported in the Alexandra and Yea Standard. The Melbourne Argus
9 June 1930 reports an approved tender in Oxley on the Tolmie-Whitfield road, for
G. M. Livingstone, Seymour, for £2896. The same paper Saturday 4
June 1932 reports that in Seymour, on the Hume Highway, G. M.
Livingstone of Seymour got a contract for £76 for supply and delivery
of 120 cubic yards of gravel.
- Before 1929 George had moved north to Auburn in the Sydney
area, not so far from where his son Horace had a dairy run.
- 1st August 1929, the Sydney Morning Herald
reports the funeral of "Francis Louisa Livingstone", to take place in
Rookwood cemetery. The will of "Frances Louisa Livingstone", with
"George Melros Livingstone" as soul executor was announced in the same
paper on 3 December. An obituary that was passed to me in typed version, with square brackets already inserted, reads:
POPULAR AND CHARITABLE RESIDENT PASSES
The Late Mrs Frances Livingstone
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
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.
- Looking at
Australian electoral registers, in
1930, 1933, and 1936 he was a storeman living at Norwood Road,
Auburn, which was in the district of Reid. In 1937 he had moved a
little to Cumberland Road.
Auburn area newspapers during the second world war, report G. M.
Livingstone's involvement in the Auburn "Progressive Association",
until at least 1942. He was active in South Auburn and West Auburn at
different times, possibly because he moved from Norwood Road to
Cumberland Road. In 1933,
there is even mention of a George Livingstone in Auburn who was to be
secretary for a "progressive" team in the Municipal elections. (Both of
the non-labour teams apparently wanted to be known as the progressive
- Also in 1933, George was named as a Justice of the Peace.
- In 1934 the newspaper records the funeral of George's daughter Phyllis.
- In 1943 the
electoral rolls place him in Warringah, near Manly beach in Sydney. (I
believe from Malcolm Gain that this is also where the below photo was taken.)
1946, after WW2, I understand that George and his son Horace had some
sort of interest in the Gundy Inn, now known as the Linga Longa, in the
Upper Hunter valley. I do not know how this came about or why it ended,
but I exist because of this. This is where Horace's daughter Joyce was
when Cecil Rossington, my grandfather, met her, having recently
returned to his home town of Gundy from active service in New Guinea.
That George was involved seems confirmed by the existence in the
National Archives of an item A1539 1946/W/138 under "National
Security (Prices) Regulations" concerning "George Melross Livingstone ,
Licensee, Gundy Hotel, Gundy".
- After the war, in 1949 and 1954, he is back in Auburn,
though Reid is then called Blaxland. Auburn is in the Sydney
metropolis, south of Parramatta.
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.
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
2 Sylvia May LIVINGSTONE
b. 4 Nov 1896, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 15 Jun 1979, Lidcombe, NSW
Joseph WEBB (1898-1970); m. 17 May 1922, Randwick, Sydney, New South
3 Ruby Victoria LIVINGSTONE
(1898-1898); b. 1898, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 1898, Tumbarumba, NSW
4 Doris Maude LIVINGSTONE
b. 5 Jan 1900, Tumbarumba, NSW; d. 12 Jan 1997, Sydney, NSW
BUCKMAN (1896- ), son of John BUCKMAN and Ellen E. MCDONALD; m. 25
Sep 1932, Auburn, New South Wales AUSTRALIA
5 Phyllis Muriel
(1905-1934); b. 8 Nov 1905, Newtown, NSW; d. 10 Aug 1934, Randwick,
New South Wales AUSTRALIA
6 Iris Mavis Maude Melba
(1911-1992); b. 2 May 1911, Newtown, NSW; d. 10 Oct 1992, Sydney, NSW
(1913-1987); m. 1934
7 Zelma Myrtle Georgina
LIVINGSTONE (1917-1957); b. 30 Jun 1917, Granville, NSW; d. 26 Jun
1957, Wingham, NSW
(1915-1985); m. 1937, Wyong, New South Wales AUSTRALIA
8 Kevin Matthew David
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.
4. The generation of Horace "Harry" Percival Bradley
As mentioned above he was born 4 Sep 1895, Tumbarumba, NSW, married between the wars, to
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
World War I
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
- 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.
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,
- Departed 17 Oct 1916,
Australia, Sydney on "Borda". Arrived
9 Jan 1917,
- Departed 20 Mar 1917, UK, Folkestone, and arrived same day France. 21 March "marched in from England" to Etaples.
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,
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.
|I 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
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.
- 1920. At this time of his own marriage he was described as a farmer of Cornwallis, Windsor, NSW
(on the Hawkesbury river, in the northwest of greater Sydney).
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette, Friday 6 August 1920. STRAYED on to my
property — probably crossed river— 1 aged Bay GELDING, brand
indistinct. Owner can have same by paying expenses. — H. LIVINGSTONE
Cornwallis. [See below!]
- Windsor and
Friday 22 October 1920, with a similar advert the next Friday:
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.
H. LIVINGSTONE (Late
A.I.F.) REGISTERED DAIRYMAN, CORNWALLIS
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette Friday 14 October 1921
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.
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette Friday 23 December 1921. WINDSOR
From H. Livingstone, Cornwallis, asking for the loan of Council's
grader for use on his farm. Received and request granted on the usual
conditions— payment of 2/6 per day, and return of the grader in good
order and condition.
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette Friday 10 February 1922 p 4 Article
Mr. Livingstone, of Cornwallis, asks us to state that there is no truth
in the published statement that he has sold his farm and intends to
leave the district. He has merely sold his milk-run and dairy herd,
and will continue to work the farm.
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette Friday 11 August 1922
The following applications for registration as Milk Vendor are
recommended.: Windsor Cream Supply, Mr. H. P. B. Livingstone,
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette Friday 26 January and then again 9
LOST from Cornwall is, BAY MARE, aged, branded FH (F upside down) near
shoulder, L60 near thigh, one white hind foot. £1 reward on returning
to H. LIVINGSTONE, Cornwallis.
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette Friday 20 April 1923. [2
- Mr. H. Livingstone is now supplying pasteurised milk to
He delivers the whole of his milk to the Hawkesbury Primary Producers'
factory, where he gets his supply for the town after it has
been pasteurised. One customer didn't understand the new milk; and told
Mr. Livingstone she wanted 'cow's' milk, not 'pasteurised' milk.
- At Windsor Police Court, before Messrs. Lobb and Balmain,
McBeath was charged with stealing one pair of boots valued, at 15/-,
the property of Horace Percival Livingstone. Accused was arrested by
Constable O'Sullivan, of Wilberforce, in consequence of a message. Mr.
Livingstone gave evidence that accused was employed by him on his dairy
farm at Cornwallis. He left early one morning
without giving notice, and took the boots. Accused pleaded not guilty,
and said the boots were given to him. He was found guilty, and in
consideration of the fact that he was a first offender, and left with
25/- in wages owing to him, he was fined 20/- with the alternative or
three days in the lockup. The fine was paid.
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette Friday 18 May 1923
"While riding a horse in galloping exercise the other day Mr. H.
Livingstone, of Cornwallis, had a nasty fall and sustained a damaged
head and face and many body bruises. While at top speed the animal put
its head down and started, bucking.
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette Friday 23 November 1923 [3 entries, 2
amongst the adverts]
- Mr. G. D. Shadlow, representative of the A.M.P. Society,
his position to take over the milk run in Windsor conducted by Mr. H.
Livingstone, of Cornwallis.
- C. D. SHADLOW
wishes to notify the public of Windsor that has taken over the milk run
recently carried on by Mr. Livingstone, and by civility, cleanliness
and strict attention to business, hopes to receive a share of public
- PUBLIC APOLOGY.
TO ALDERMAN JOHN O'BRIEN, WINDSOR.
I, HORACE PERCIVAL LIVINGSTONE, of Cornwallis, hereby express my regret
and apologise for having assaulted you in Windsor on the 30th of
October last, I having been under a misapprehension at the
me as to my rights, and lost control of my temper during the alercaiion
[sic.]. H. P. LIVINGSTONE. Witness: R. B. Walker, Solicitor,
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette Friday 30 November 1923
Ald. John O'Brien has not been in good health for some time. He has
been suffering with internal trouble, and went into Prince Alfred
Hospital, Sydney, this week. A case in which John Michael O'Brien was
proceeding against Horace P. Livingstone for assault was struck out at
Windsor Police Court on Monday, there being no appearance of the
- In 1827, at Joyce's birth he was
described as an "Agent" living in Camden, NSW, still in the Sydney area. Camden News Thursday 15 July 1926 reports that the police court granted him a hawkers license.
- Windsor and
Richmond Gazette Friday 12 November 1926
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.
- After this bankruptcy he developed the connection to his wife's
home region where he had enlisted, and here he lived the rest of his
life. Australian electoral
records show him in Boolaroo,
near Newcastle, between the wars.By 1930 he is in the Newcastle area
labourer in Fern Valley, Cardiff, but in 1936, 1937, 1943 he is a
"motor dvr" living at Boundary Road, Cardiff Heights. During WWII, I
suspect Horace's duties involved recruitment.
- The Sydney
Morning Herald 4 March 1936
Horace Percival Bradley Livingstone, Boundary-street, Cardiff Heights,
Morning Herald & Miners' Advocate 10 October 1936.
The public examination was concluded of Horace Percival Bradley
Livingstone, of Cardiff Heights, who attributed his position to
intermittent work and bad health.
- In World War 2, Horace's Service Number is N67927.
He enlisted at the Newcastle cricket ground or show ground on 6 June
1940, after a medical exam on the 3rd which describes him as 5´10" and
152 pounds (one inch taller and 8 pounds heavier than at enlistment in
WW1). His vision was judged as "6/6" on both eyes, and his chest
expansion was a maximum of 38 inches, with a range of 2.5 inches. His
hair was still brown, and his eyes blue. The accident in Windsor
mentioned above is also confirmed by the fact that the small finger on
the left hand is described as amputated. The records refer to him as
now having the trade of a carpenter, and being a resident of Boundary
Road, Cardiff Heights, with his next of kind being his wife there. He
was appointed to the 2nd Garrison Battalion, starting as a private.
August 1940 he was appointed to specialist group III as a clark. 13
November he was appointed to 8th Garrison Battalion, where he was taken
on strength on the 14th. 7 December 1940 he was appointed to the Number
9 Provost Corps, now as A/Cpl.
- A year later, 20 August 1941, he
was transfered to Sydney, 1 B'de Area, now as A/Sgt. On 12 September he
was appointed to the X Provost Corps there, and on the same date
transferred back to Newcastle District Hospital with Appendicitis. On
19 September he was moved to Dudley Red Cross Home. On the 26th he
rejoined his unit in 1 B'de area. But on 1 October he was back in
Dudley. He was clearly ill for some time now, as some months later, 17
July 1942, he was sick at home, and rejoined his unit again 21 July.
- During this period, he clearly continued to work. Newcastle
Morning Herald & Miners' Advocate Tuesday 16
TRAFFIC BREACHES.-The following were fined for having committed
breaches of the Traffic Act
Horace P. Livingstone. of Boundary-road, Cardiff Heights. £1/4/6, 5/6
- At least in 1942, Horace was working as a sergeant of the military police attached to Newcastle West Drill Hall staff. This is how he is described when he witnessed a fight in January 1942. On Saturday 2 May 1942,
newspaper in Perth reported from NSW about a murder-suicide
in Newcastle. In the article, "Sergeant Horace Livingstone, of the
military forces" recounted a conversation he'd had with the man involved when he
came to enlist for military training.
November 1942, he was back in Hospital. 10th he was back in Dudley and
now described as having heart trouble. He was confirmed as a sergeant
there on the 19th, but on the 24th he was released but also to be
discharged from the forces as medically unfit. 9 February 1943 he was
classed in Sydney as having chronic myocarditis, and cardio-vascular
degeneration. On the 9th March he was finally discharged. He had served
2 years 277 days, with 330 days of that being active service.
- A car accident in February soon after discharge, went to court some months later. Newcastle
Morning Herald & Miners' Advocate Wednesday 20
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.
- He was a publican in 1946, shortly after World War II,
apparently with his father involved. At the time of his daughter
marriage, and he and his father had
some link to what became the "Linga Longa" pub in Gundy, which is where
Horace and Joyce were living at that time. I notice that The Sydney Morning Herald Saturday
3 November 1945, mentions "RETIRED Hotel Couple like rent furn. Flat,
or Cottage, or Caretake same, owner's absence Tompson Gundy Hotel Gundy
via Scone". In 1846 there are some adverts for a "plain" there in March and April. There is also a 1946 record
about the pub concerning "National Security (Prices) Regulations -
George Melross Livingstone , Licensee, Gundy Hotel, Gundy", showing
that Horace's father was licensee.
(Further back in time the Gundy Hotel had belonged to someone named
Minch, and in 1926 it was sold from the Minches to a Charles Thompson
from Tamworth. Much later in 1952 the license went from from James
Gerald Kerrigan to Patrick Joseph Carroll.)
death certificate 1947/4451, states that he died on 17th March 1947, of
post operative shock, and multiple calculi on the right kidney (kidney
stones). His occupation was given as taxi proprietor, and his residence
is given as 6 Silsoe street in Mayfield.
- The funeral of "Horace (Harry) Livingstone" was announced
in the Newcastle
Morning Herald & Miners' Advocate 19
March 1947 "to move from T. Moore's Private Chapel, William-street,
Afternoon, at 1.45 o'clock, for Church of England Cemetery, Sandgate".
Seperate announcements were made for:
- "Mrs. E. LIVINGSTONE, BETTY, JACK, DON, KEITH and ELAINE,
Mr. and Mrs. J. WOOD, Mr. and Mrs. J. DAVIS and FAMILY, and Mr. and
Mrs. C. ROSSINGTON", for "their beloved Husband, Father, Father-in-law
- Mr. GEORGE LIVINGSTONE and family of Sydney, along with
Mrs. W. ROSS and family of Stockton, for son, brother, son-in-law and
- The TAXI-DRIVERS' ASSOCIATION, NEWCASTLE. "Members of the
above are invited to attend the Funeral of their late Member."
- R.S.S. & A.I.L.A. Members "are invited
to attend the Funeral of their late Member, HORACE (HARRY) LIVINGSTONE,
33rd Batt., 1st A.I.F., and Area Office, Newcastle, 2nd A.I.F".
old un-identified snippet from a newspaper which I inherited has more
detail. As it mentions "these parts" twice it would be good to know
where it is from, but I suspect the Upper Hunter, given the mention of
Scone and Gundy:-
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
been.in 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.
Morning Herald & Miners' Advocate Wednesday
17 March 1948, three seperate entries record Horace's death one year
- In loving memory of Horace (Harry) passed away March 17,
1947, aged 51 years. Deeply mourned and sadly missed. Inserted by his
loving wife and family. New Lambton.
- In loving memory of my dear dad, father-in-law and
grandfather, passed away March 17, 1947.
He bore his pain, he bore
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.
- In loving memory of our dear dad, father-in-law and
grandfather, passed away March 17, 1947. God watched you as you
suffered. He knew you could stand no more. He gently closed your loving
eyes. And took you in His care. Always remembered by his loving
daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce, Cecil, and Sandra (Scone), and
Margaret and Eric (Sydney).
Herbert WOOD. Married 1941.
2 Elizabeth LIVINGSTONE
10 Dec 1922, NSW; d. 1 Sep 1990, NSW
3 Enid Constance LIVINGSTONE. Born 9 December 1923. Married 3 February 1945.
Norman DAVIS. Born 3 May 1923.
4 Jack Melrose LIVINGSTONE. Born 13 November 1924. Enlisted in the second world war.
Joyce LIVINGSTONE (1927-2002); b. 12 Jan 1927, Camden, NSW, Australia;
Aug 2002, Queensland, Australia.
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.
7 Keith David LIVINGSTONE. Born 3 May 1931. Enlisted in the second world war.
8 Elaine Phyllis
LIVINGSTONE. Born 28 June 1932.
PHILLIPS. Born 17 April 1928.