Lawrence Fleming (1879-1962) and his wife Annie Rose Fleming nee Hall (1879-1956) moved from Newport with their young family to live in Blyth Street, Altona in 1914. They played a major role in the development of education, health and religious institutions in the early days of Altona. In fact the Fleming’s built a hall on their property to act as the first school before the school moved to the old Progress Hall. Mrs Fleming was also instrumental in inviting a member of the Newport Baptist church to Altona and the first Sunday school was started. When they first arrived there were only about ten house in the Altona beach vicinity.
Lawerence passed away in 1962, six years after Annie had died in 1956. They are both buried within the Williamstown cemetery (Baptist A, Row 7.5, Grave 1).