Together again during 2019


NSW Coast

Potoroo Palace Animal Sanctuary, Merimbula

Time for a refreshment!

Go the Owls!

Family BBQ

Time for another refreshment

Morning Coffee time

Time to go home....

This is a story about three brothers


Born and raised during a time of war and struggle for many working class families in Britain this is a story worth recording if only for its complex web of intrigue and brotherly relationships.

It’s a story built to a large part on facts taken from genealogy data bases over a number of years as well as using a degree of imagination and one or two assumptions thrown into the mix as well.

These three brothers are ancestors on the main branch of my own family tree, one of them, Thomas Henry Matthews is my Great Grandfather.


John "Jack" Matthews 1882 - 1915


John Matthews was born in the village of Lye, Worcestershire, England in 1882 to George and Harriet Matthews nee Carpenter. 

He was the youngest in a large family of twelve children ranging from Harriet the oldest, born in 1863 to the more recent brother William born just two years earlier in 1880. 

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James Davis 1891-1917


James Davis was born in the year 1891 to Charles and Elizabeth Davis in the village of Leominster, Herefordshire, England.

James was the youngest of eight children one of whom was my Great Grandfather, Thomas William Davies born in 1874. His family were hard working people, labourers mainly, involved in working for local farmers and landowners. Sadly, his mother Elizabeth or Betsy as she was also known passed away when James was just a young boy.