Oliver Alfred Layton – 2nd child of Margaret Anderson and James Layton

Oliver Alfred LAYTON                             Mabel Amelia ‘Mill’ KENNEDY

b.1890                                                                  b. 1896

at Berrima, NSW                                               at Robertson, NSW

d. 14th January 1966                                          d. 25th September 1977

at Lismore, NSW                                               at Lismore, NSW

Oliver enlisted in the Armed Forces as Private O A Layton No. 2630, in the 12th Battalion on the same day as his brother Louis, the 3rd August 1915. He also saw overseas service and returned to Australia on the 21st April 1918.

Ollie Layton

Ollie Layton

Oliver and Mabel were married at Lismore, NSW in 1920.


Obituary: Mr O A Layton

The death occurred in Lismore Base Hospital of Mr Oliver Alfred Layton, better known as Ollie, at the age of 75 years. The late Mr Layton lived most of his life in the Lismore District apart from four years overseas service in World War One. During World War Two he was a member of the VDC for two and a half years.

He was for a number of years a well known taxi proprietor and driver in Lismore. The late Mr Layton is survived by his widow Mill and sons Jim (RAAF Amberley), Ken (Lismore), Lawrence (Lismore), Clifford (RAAF Butterworth, Malaya) and daughters; Edna, Mrs F J Thwaite (Brisbane) and Joan, Mrs E W Wallace, (Brisbane).

The Northern Star: 14th January 1966

 Oliver and Amelia (Mill) had a family of seven children: Edna May LAYTON  b. 3rd October 1920 at Lismore, NSW m Alfred James (Jim) LAYTON  b. 23rd May 1923 Lismore, NSW Kenneth LAYTON  b. 17th April 1925 at Lismore, NSW Lawrence Oliver LAYTON  b. 17th September 1927 at Lismore, NSW Clifford LAYTON  b. 27th July 1931 at Lismore, NSW Geoffrey LAYTON b. 2nd June 1933 at Lismore, NSW Joan LAYTON b.  27th March 1935 at Lismore, NSW Stillborn Female b. 7th March 1941 at Lismore, NSW