Hello again! Since my first reply, I've been wombling about on the internet and found reference to Colin Kennedy Rippon, born 31 May 1921, serving in the Australian Army 1942-45 as a corporal.Must belong to you! I have also found a listing for a Percy George Rippon born 1891 at Colac, VIC and died 31 Aug 1946.He married in 1920 to Marian (born 1896), daughter of Thomas Groundwater Burnett & Mary Jane Kennedy, and they had a child, Joyce who was born & died in 1920. Percy George appears to be the son of John Alfred Rippon (died 1938) who married in 1879 to Amelia Nicholan (born 1861, daughter William John Nicholan & Emma Griffiths).This couple also had a son, Frederick William (1879-1935). John Alfred was born 1854 at Polwarth, VIC, son of William Alfred & Sarah Ann Farmer (married 1849 at Christchurch, Geelong, VIC). Sarah was born about 1821 and buried 12 Aug 1887 at Colac, with husband William being aboutt he same age & buried there on 14 Mar 1904. William Alfred is listed as the son of John Rippon & Elizabeth Williams.I have no further information about them.
However, a John Rippon and Elizabeth Dilley (could this be misread as Williams?) had a son William (no additional Alfred, but that could have been added later) baptised 6 May 1821 in Cambridgeshire.I have been pursuing a Cave family that travelled from the same county to Australia, so they could have all travelled as a job lot, I suppose.I have yet to investigate the Cambridgeshire end properly, but if anything positive comes up, I'll let you know. Oh yes, by the way, the William baptised in 1821 does not appear in England when the 1881 census was taken.Could be a good sign!