EVANS Family Ev1222 Nothing much is known of Winifred Mary who was born on 25th October, 1897 in Strathalbyn. Winifred, aged 19 years, married on 18th February, 1916 at the Mitcham Camp to Collis Nugent Carpenter, aged 32 years. According to their marriage certificate Collis was a Military Officer and was living at the Mitcham Camp. Winifred was residing at Glenelg at the time of her marriage.
Winifred Mary McFarlane
Collis was named Vere Callis Nugent Carpenter at birth, but it seems that any paperwork later suggested that his name had changed to Collis Nugent Carpenter.
They had three children:
- Jack Lionel Carpenter was born on 30th August 1916 at Nurse Greenslade's Hospital at Glenelg. Jack was a general rousabout at Alexandria Station in Queensland and when he was about 18 - 19 years of age, he was was injured whilst lighting a blow lamp against a drum of kerosene which exploded. With resulting shrapnel injuries, he was driven about 150 miles in the back of a buckboard to Camooweal Hospital where he died.
- Robert Collis Carpenter was born on 18th May, 1919 at a Nursing Home in Barnard Street, North Adelaide. He grew up in the Goodwood Orphanage and at Broken Hill, NSW. He served in the Australian Army during the war. After the war, he married Rita Brumby and they have one son and one daughter. He built his own home in Adelaide, even making the bricks.
- Betty Margaret Carpenter was born in a Nursing Home in Barnard Street, North Adelaide on 5th June, 1920. She had four partners, marrying for the last time in 1976. She had five children. Betty died in 2003.
When Jack was born, Collis was listed as a Manager and they were living at 6 Broadway, Glenelg.
But when Robert was born, Collis was a Supervisor for the Repatriation Hospital in Moseley Street, Glenelg.
In 1920 Collis was listed on Betty's birth certificate as a Traveller and living in Shannon Street, Glenelg.