He was brought up in Paddington, Brisbane where his father was a grocer.
The family moved to Staffordshire, England for 18 months during 1910-11, back to where both his parent's had been raised and their siblings still lived. They left from Sydney, arriving in Plymouth on 17 April 1910 aboard the White Star S.S. Suevic. William was recorded as aged 11 although he would have been 12 at the time.
At the time of the 1911 English census the family was living at 7 Oak St, Kingswinford, Staffordshire. William was then aged 13.
The family left England from Liverpool aboard the White Star S.S. Afric on 19 October 1911, bound for Sydney.
Thomas joined the Government Savings Bank as a cadet clerk on 27 October 1913. He worked there until at least 1916.
William, his parents and sister Ethel all appeared in the 1921, 1925 and 1936 electoral rolls, living at Shenston, Given Terrace, Paddington. William was then shown to be a grocer and was probably working with his father.
Following the deaths of their parents in 1937 and 1938, William and Ethel remained in the family home at 324 Given Terrace, Paddington. In the 1943 and 1954 electoral rolls William was still working as a grocer, taking over the family business from his father.
This is supported by a newspaper article listing the suburban grocers who would be closed on 31 December 1949 that included C. Raybould and Son, LaTrobe Terrace, Paddington.
William Thomas Raybould died on 28 February 1957 age 59 years.
He was buried at Toowong Cemetery on 1 March 1957 with his parents and a brother who died in infancy [Portion 9, Section 9, Grave numbers 19 & 20].
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