David Gray Staley was a successful Storekeeper at Yandoit in the Central Goldfields of Victoria. His children too were successful, some son’s along with Helen’s (nee Blyth) husband Denis Connell, had a large emporium in Swan Hill.
Daniel Gray Staley was chairman of Staley & Staley, hosiery manufacturers. They obtained a licence to manufacture some of the US Holeproof range in Australia in the early 1930’s.
Informal family portrait of the four siblings of the Malcolm family, all of whom served during the First World War and returned home to Australia.
Left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Norman Harty Malcolm, 2 Pioneers, enlisted on 20 May 1916 and returned to Australia on 4 June 1918; Sister Stella Agnes Blyth Malcolm, Australian Army Nursing Service (AANS), enlisted 6 December 1916 and returned to Australia on 7 May 1919; Lt Eric Hamilton Malcolm, 3 Division Artillery, enlisted on 11 July 1916 and returned to Australia on 4 July 1919; Staff Nurse Edith Eileen Malcolm, AANS, enlisted 12 June 1917 and returned to Australia 30 August 1918.