Thursday, 18 January 2018

James Alfred Larwill, husband of Katie Mailer of ‘Glencairn’, Moreland

2nd Lieutenant James Alfred Larwill served with Aust Flying Corps. Image P0048.010. Image courtesy AWM. This was taken on 6 May 1919 when he arrived home. He’s on the left and Lieutenant John Rutherford Gordon MC is on the right.

Brisbane-born 2nd Lieutenant James Alfred Larwill served with the Australian Flying Corps. He embarked from Melbourne in June 1917 and returned in May 1919. After the war he attended the University of Melbourne’s Medical School and graduated in 1925. In that year he married Katie Mailer, younger sister of Holton Mailer. He had a practice in Geelong and lectured at the university in histology and embryology from 1945 until his sudden death in 1951. His wife Katie died in 1979 aged 82.

Victorian Birth, Death, Marriage indexes
National Archives of Australia, WW1 service records
Australian War Memorial image collection

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