Family get-together an occasion to remember

Zach RelphSouth Western Times

Three-month-old Bridget Carbone will not remember meeting her great-great grandfather Algy Hutton for the first time, but her family will.

Bridget, with her mother Courtney Kelly and sister Ayla Carbone, 4, travelled from Brisbane to visit Mr Hutton earlier this month.

It marked the first time five generations of the Hutton family had been together in about three years.

Mr Hutton, 94, a long-standing Capel resident who now resides in Bunbury, said he was glad to have his son, grandson, great granddaughter and great-great granddaughters all at his home.

“It’s nice to see everyone,” Mr Hutton said.

Mr Hutton is a World War II veteran and the Capel Returned and Services League’s oldest and longest-serving member, having been a member of the sub-branch for 70 years.

The digger also helped build the sub-branch’s hall and milled the timber used for its original framework.

“I just about built it all on my own,” Mr Hutton joked.

Mr Hutton’s son Ken said time spent with the family patriarch was valuable and something everyone cherished.

“Dad was very happy everyone came,” Ken said.

“It’s always good to have everyone together at the same time.”

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