The child's parents were married in Victoria in 1901 (Marriage Registration 7196/1901). After the birth and death of John Allan in 1903, the couple moved back to Victoria and had a further two children. They were: Allan Herbert born 24 February 1905, Caulfield, Victoria; William John born 1913 in Coburg. Annie also came from Victoria. She died in 1942 in Malvern and her husband died there in 1961.