masterg on Family Tree Circles
Journals and Posts
My father was born Stanley Arthur Williams in Middlesex, London 1898. He possibly lived at Triverton Street, Middlesex. His parents were Job Williams (horse trainer)and Jane Williams (nee Blair). He told us that his sister Margaret worked at Buckingham Palace as a cook. I believe there were 11 live children (17 pregancies)- possibly a sister called Lily. As a child, he sang in the choir at Westminster Church and loved to write music.
My father talked about travelling to Africa when he was fourteen to worked in the forests, then travelling to Australia to join the army when the war broke out. He enlisted as Stanley White as he was too young to join under his own name.
He married Kathleen Cecilia Smith in 1936 (Brisbane, Qld)- she was born in Gympie, Qld Australia. Her parents were John William August Smith and Teresa Agnes Condon. He worked as a sewing machine mechanic and then a wharfie on the Brisbane wharves.
He didn't talk much about his early life to his younger children.
William George and Matilda Dora Smith were parents of John William August; Mary M.; Alfred D. H. ; James H. T,; Bertha V. and Claude Smith - Maitland New South Wales.
- Displaying 1-3 of 3 Journals