Historical information

The man is Alfred Charles Bignell (1890-1965), dairyman of 6 Parring Road, Balwyn.
Alf served in WW1 (SERN 781); enlisted at Apollo Bay; member of 4th Light Horse Regiment, 3rd Reinforcement; spent time on Gallipoli and in France and England. Alf is remembered, as Alfred Bignell, in the Ballarat Avenue of Honour as he spent time in the area with the Williams family. He married in England and after the war briefly returned to Apollo Bay before initially settling in Surrey Hills, where he worked for dairyman Canterbury Oliver Towt. He went on to buy the dairy at 6 Parring Road, Balwyn from Charles W Woolfe. He named it Lone Pine Dairy and the family continued to operate it after his death until c2005 when it was sold. Buried in Box Hill Cemetery.

Physical description

Black & white photo of a man standing under a veranda or similar. He is holding a cream and a milk bottle. There is a dog at his feet and rough ground in the background.