James Frederick Rayment

James Frederick Rayment was born at Hackney, London, in October 1873, the sixth and last child of an Essex born Blacksmith named Anthony Rayment and his wife Anne Rayment née Keeble. James was only seven years old when his father died at the age of 54 leaving him, together with his three brothers and two sisters, to be brought up [Read full story…]

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George Leslie Rayment

George Leslie Rayment was born at Surrey Hills, Victoria, Australia in August 1894, the sixth child of James Rayment and Harriett Frances Rayment née Ratten. His mother died in 1897 and his father then re-married because the children were still quite young and in obvious need of a mother. After leaving school George became a Clerk until on 16th November [Read full story…]

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Robert Herbert Rayment

Robert Herbert Rayment was born in London in the year 1879 and soon came to be known by his family and friends as “Bertie” in order to avoid confusion with his father, who bore the same first name as himself.  He was sixth of the eight children of Robert Rayment (a City of London chimney sweep) and Alice Mary Rayment [Read full story…]

Thomas George Rayment

Thomas George Rayment was born in November 1895 at Windeyer, New South Wales, Australia, to strict Methodists parents named Emily and Thomas George Rayment.  The fact that he and his father had exactly the same names quickly proved to be a source of more than a little confusion, as a result of which Thomas George Rayment (Junior) soon became known [Read full story…]

Henry Robert Rayment

Henry Robert Rayment (who came to be known by friends and family alike as “Bob”) was born on 7th October 1892 at Bermondsey in London, the fifth son of Joseph Thomas Rayment, a foreman letter press compositor, and his wife Chrissie Ellen Rayment née Hayward. When he was about four years old his family moved from London to Ulverston, a [Read full story…]

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