Family photos about 1924
Right photo has back row Jack, Kathleen, Lance and Eleanor(Nelly)
Front, Leo, Mary-Anne, Bill on lap and Jean.
Young Bill on horse with Leo crouching.
Older boy standing unknown.
Horse was a retired racehorse given to them by an uncle.
Intriguing family photo seemingly around 1935 judging from their
I can identify Bill front left and Leo beside him.
Girl behind Leo is maybe Nelly. And beside her Auntie Alice (?)
Then back row is Jack, Jean, unknown, unknown, unknown, unknown,
unknown and Lance at the back.
Any ideas and a better copy?
Bill and unknown friend
Bill with Leo and his wife to be, Thelma. Seated is her twin
Bill enlisted in the AIF in later April 1941 being only 20 years
He lied about his age as he did not have permission of his
He used the name Andrew Williams. The ruse did not last long.
Bill, time and place unknown
Bill shipped to the Middle East from Sydney in 1942 aboard the
The ship had been converted to a troop carrier during WW2 for
Above and below in Egypt I guess.
Bill was in a Signals unit and also mentioned driving transport
As with many returned servicemen and women ,there was lot he did
not talk about.
In early 1943 the Australian Army Forces were recalled from the
Middle East to defend Australia against Japan invasion.
Bill returned via convey and spend time training in Queensland
before shipping to Port Moresby.
He was airlifted to the then recently captured Nadzab airfield
with many of his fellow soldiers.
Again we know little detail
Bill and Leo were motorcycle enthusiasts and owned many bikes over
Bill and his passenger Bob Dyson
Bill again, place unknown
Bill and Leo Andrews at their Trinian Street home about 1940
Bill and Gloria, married 1949
Lance, Shelia Bayliss, Bill, Gloria, George Holland, June and Fred
Blue Mountains NSW.
Norm Bayliss and Bill at Northcote Road, Armidale
Bill, Ted and David outside church in Middle Park
Bill with one of the boys on a camping trip.
(on a Velocette borrowed from Leo i think)
Bill relaxing after delivering Peter and Ted to a Scout camp about
Family Christmas about 1952-3.
Some suggest Bill Andrews was guest of honour as seen above.
Cousins about 1954-5
Jean (Andrews) Padfield and friend?
Auntie Alice Hanrahan, Eleanor (Nelly), Kathleen, Thelma, Jean and
Leo, Lance and Jack Andrews
Mary-Anne (aka May) Hanrahan
Albert Andrews and Mary Anne with baby Lance about
Albert Andrews (second from the left) outside his
The others are unknown.
The building survives as a Buxton real estate agency on the
corner of Gordon Street and
Glen Huntly Road, Elsternwick, Victoria