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Aquilla was born in Shady Grove, South Australia in 1851. He married Mary Jane Snooke in 1875 and moved from Shady Grove to a teaching position in Thebarton. He matriculated from Adelaide University in 1879.
They had 12 children; Mabel born 1876 Sydney 1877, Vivian 1879, Muriel 1881, Glays 1883, John 1884, Beryl 1887, Priscilla 1889, Charles Aubrey 1891, Enid 1893, Vivian Cyril 1895 and Rudolph 1898. Sydney and Priscilla did not survive childhood.
We have found a record of Aquilla's son Vivian Cyril who was born on 9th March 1895 in Riverton, South Australia.
On 31.10.17 West of Zonnebecke (Belgium) this N.C.O was in a concrete pillbox when an enemy shell burst in the doorway wounding his commanding officer and himself.
Created on Jan 20th, 2019