Brothers in Arms – Three Boyd brothers
Born in the Wimmera, Victoria, the two older boys Malcolm and John enlisted together on 9 Sep 1914, their younger brother, Archibald (centre) enlisted on 17 June 1915. They found themselves together in Cairo about 1915-1916 and posed for this photograph. How delighted their mother would have been to receive this, but more delighted when they all returned home safely. Any military expert who happens to read this might know why Archibald is wearing a different hat, maybe a different Regiment.
Members of the Minyip Pipe Band , Allan in the centre was the Chief of the Caledonian Society, his sons John Alexander Boyd and William Boyd on either side.
Three young men of Minyip, Victoria all dressed up with their waistcoats and watch chains, but no hats. Taken in the 1920’s. J. Brockley who worked in the Union Bank, Bernie Pingel who worked in the Commercial Bank, and Roy Penny who was working in the draper’s department of the Don Store.
Also in the Minyip three Penny brothers who ran a General Store/Newsagency, maybe taken about 1938. Their store burnt down and they were offered temporary accommodation in the Phillips Co-operative Store.
Roy, Alex and Hal
Here they are a little younger
Three more young men from Minyip – a generation earlier
John Alexander and William Boyd, seated and their prospective brother-in-law Allan McRae taken in a Studio in Melbourne. But Allan’s proposed marriage to their sister did not take place, and now I wear her ring. And what do you think J.A (as he was always known to the family) might be holding in his hand?
Dressed for a Funeral maybe, certainly there appears to be a cemetery in the background.
Richard Penny on the left farmed in various localities in North West Victoria.
Four Generations of Penny men of North West Victoria ca 1950
Richard George and Richard Albert standing, Richard 1st nursing Bruce Richard. What a proud moment for him.
Four for the price of three – I am cheating a little here because I think it is such a lovely photo. Four farmer’s sons from Yaapeet, Victoria posed with their sister before going to war. Only 2 of them came home.