Tag Archives: Elsie Linda McKnight

Johnstones at the Mornington Cemetery

While down at Mornington last weekend I decided to try and find the grave of my great grandmother Nellie Johnstone’s nephew and his wife who are buried there.  They were Andrew Lindsay Johnstone, known as John and his wife Annie Muriel Hall, known as Ann.  Andrew was the son of Andrew Johnstone and Nellie Lindsay.

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Captivated by someone from the past – Dorothy Lindsay Johnstone

How does a person I’m investigating become something more than the others I am researching?  Sometimes someone gets under your skin and you want to know more.  The Johnstone family as a whole has been a bit like that for me lately.  My great-grandmothers brother Andrew has certainly captivated me and I will write about him soon.  However his daughter Dorothy Lindsay Johnstone has recently captured my interest.

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World War One Music

In keeping with the ANZAC theme here is some of the music my grandmother, Elsie Linda Boyd (nee McKnight) had.  She played the piano and the organ beautifully.  When she was young she would play the music for the silent movies at the picture theatre.  Wherever she lived she played the organ at the church, this included when the family lived in Japan, Maldon, a Nissan hut in South Croydon and in houses in the North Bayswater area.

Rose of No Man's Land
Rose of No Man’s Land

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