WAR IS OVER 3446
The First World Was is over but it still takes time to bring back all the
troops and then demob them. This is why it's May 1919 in this photograph and
William Houston McNeice in his Australian Army uniform is still waiting in
England to be shipped home to Australia. So William with time on his hands
decided to come over to Ballymena to visit his Aunt Agnes Porter nee McNeice
and thus the reason for the photograph. Why William is wearing an Australian
uniform is that Agnes's brother and Wiliam's father Richard Houston McNeice
emigrated to Australia in 1883. Richard and Agnes were two of the twenty children
of Henry McNeice and his wife Jane McNeice nee Houston, a number of the children
moved to Australia while others went to Amreica.
Now this is some kind of a parade in Ballymena with what looks like an electric
milk cart leading the way. Now if anyone can tell me what it about please
let me know
and I will send you a copy without a watermark.