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Born (Dad said that the McGee name was originally Maggee)

37 Holt Hill Road, Tranmere, The Wirral,
Cheshire. U.K.



Photo Opposite:
Holt Hill Road, Merseyside.
View of the Ark Royal.

Dad once lived in this road and also worked on the Ark Royal

This photo is in the Merseyside Maritime Museum at Albert Dock.

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Father: William Miller Boyd
Mother: Elizabeth Hastings
Boiler Maker / Welder
Worked at Cammel Laird Shipbuilders and Repairers -
See photo below
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Married: Gladys Mason
28.10.1939 Birkenhead Age 21
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Address then was 4 Laurel Road, Birkenhead
Children: Robert (Bob) (b.1941), Gladys (b.1943 - d.1997). Irene (b. 1947), William Miller (Bill) (b. 1963)
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Died: 27.1.2009 (Just after his 91st birthday)
Leighton Lodge Nursing Home, Turramurra NSW Australia
Intestinal cancer - suffered from dementia and age related Parkinson's Disease
Cremated at Northern Suburbs Crematorium, Chatswood. NSW 
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(Sarah) Lillian, James, William, John, William, Eunice (died at 3months old)

Below:  taken in 2004, at Bramblewood Retirement Village annual dinner.

Below: Dad, aged 21, shortly after his marriage to Gladys Mason on 29th October, 1939.

Dad played in a band.
It was on one of the nights that he was playing at a dance that he "chatted up" my Mum.
He played the piano (by ear). Mum would sing any tune and Dad could play it. (1939?)

1999: Ferry cross The Mersey with Cammell Laird shipyards in the background.
Mum, Dad and I went to UK for Marge & Les Cooper's 50th wedding anniversary

Notes: During WWII Dad was called up for the Tank Corps. he also volunteered for the Royal Navy Reserve.
He was rejected for both because he worked in the shipyards, a protected industry.