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…]

Reginald George Rayment

Reginald George Rayment was born on 24th January 1891 at Bengeo in Hertfordshire, England, the seventh and last child of a coachman named Isaac Rayment and his wife Jane Rayment née Knight. Reginald married Ethel Mary Fortnum at St Michael and All Angels Church in Paddington, London on 2nd August 1913 and they then worked together at Hertford Castle, he as the Head [Read full story…]

William Charles Rayment

William Charles Rayment was born at Mount Duneed in Victoria, Australia on 22nd January 1892, the fifth of seven children of 29-year-old James Rayment and his wife Harriett Frances Rayment née Ratten. His early life was not very easy, his mother having died when he was just five years old, but after leaving school he managed to get an apprenticeship [Read full story…]

Herbert Charles Rayment

Herbert Charles Rayment, the third son of William Frank Rayment (a maltster) and Emily Rayment (née Fisher), was born on 8th January 1890 in the small village of Aspenden, which is situated just south of the town of Buntingford in Hertfordshire, England. A gardener, he lived in Aspenden for many years and on 3rd August 1914, at the age of 24, [Read full story…]