Hi Debbie My name is Jessica Sayers im Nigels cousin i also live in Canberra. Grandad was one of 10 children same as Nanna Curly was one of 10. although one of her siblings has a different father. together they had 10 kids Rodney who died at the age of 21, Malcolm, Roger (also lives in Canberra) Valerie (also in Canberra) Clive, Peter, Meryl, Patrick (my dad), Leon and Rhonda most of them still live in Schofields in Sydney where they moved to in the 50's from newcastle.
i can tell you that Ernest was put into a mental asylum but i can't remember what was wrong ro which one it was.
Grandad was born the 11th jan 1915 his brothers and sisters called him Joe. he died 21st June 1991 when he went to hospital for his prostate Cancer but died due to something unrelated, A blood clot that went through his heart. Both grandad and Nanna are at Castlebrook cemetary in Rouse Hill NSW.