A year ago I wrote about a miniature portrait of my grandfather Geoff de Crespigny painted by the wife of his maternal uncle, Olive Amy Hughes née Chatfield (1880 – 1945). Olive married Vyvyan Hughes in 1916. Sadly, he died soon afterwards in a military hospital.
Before her marriage Olive Chatfield lived in Adelaide from about 1910 to 1916. She returned to New Zealand in November 1916.
A de Crespigny cousin has sent me a photograph of a portrait of Constantine Trent Champion de Crespigny, Geoff’s father, my great grandfather.
I think this miniature was painted before my great grandfather left for overseas service with the Australian Imperial Force in May 1915. Or perhaps it was painted from a photograph taken before he left; the portrait is similar to a photograph that appeared in the Adelaide Express and Telegraph on 20 May 1915.
- Miniature portrait of Geoff de Crespigny by Olive A Chatfield
- Arthur Murray Cudmore World War I service (discusses the departure of the contingent of Adelaide doctors including both my great grandfathers)
- No 3 AGH (Australian General Hospital) Lemnos Christmas Day
- U is for Unibic biscuit tin