Gerrard Family History - Honour Roll

 

World War I - (1914 - 1918)

Boer WAR - (1899-1902)

Albert William MILNE                                                                               

Date of birth: 10/10/1878

Date of death: 01/01/1956

Cause of Death: Not Known

Service Number: 17

Colony or State of enlistment: VIC

Place of Enlistment: Melbourne

Unit: 1st Victorian Infantry Contingent

Rank attained in Boer War: PTE, Date Effective: 01/01/19

Highest Rank attained (if served after war): Did not serve again

Contingent: First Victorian

Ship: S.S. Medic, Date of Sailing: 28/10/1899

Memorial details: VMR Memorial Melbourne

Personal Characteristics: Brave and Loyal

Reasons to go and fight: Monarchist

Details of service in war: November 1899 - October 1900 in northern Cape Colony including defence of Pink Hill where five killed (12 February), in Free State, and in east Transvaal; core of Australian Regiment November 1899 - April 1900, converted to mounted rifles December 1899.

Service and life after the Boer War: Occupation listed as Actor and Stone Cutter. Formed the Bert Milne Dramatics Company



WW1 Service Record  

Regimental number : 5848

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Actor

Address : 601 Canning Street, North Carlton, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 37

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs Annie Isabel Milne, 601 Canning Street, North Carlton, Victoria

Enlistment date : 29 May 1916

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 17 June 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Company Quartermaster Sergeant

Unit from Nominal Roll : 23rd Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge, Returned to Australia 25 September 1919 , Died aged 76

Notes : Wounded in France April 1918 (GSW right thigh). Assigned to Graves Registration Detachment in March 1919

Honours :  Queens South Africa Medal

                 Clasps:  Cape Colony

                              Orange Free State

Honours :   Unknown

(Can’t find at National Archives)

Clarence Alfred “Clare” ABBOTT                                           

Service Record                             

Born : 29 August 1896 , Scarsdale , Victoria

Regimental number : 392

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Miner

Address : Scarsdale, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 20

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Caroline Abbott, Scarsdale PO, Scarsdale, Victoria

Enlistment date : 10 March 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 39th Battalion , B Company   www.39battalion.org

Fate : Returned to Australia 31 October 1917 , gun shot wound to the right knee on 7/6/1917 in the Battle of Messines. Died aged 88

Notes:

Met the Queen during her 1954 visit. At this stage he had 30 years service.

Always known as Clare.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Victor George ANDERSON                                                                       

Service Record

Born : 1887 , Carngham, Victoria

Regimental number : 787

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

School : Bealiba State School, Victoria

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Bealiba, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 18

Next of kin : Edward Anderson, Bealiba, Victoria

Enlistment date : 30 January 1915

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 30 January 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 10 May 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit : 21th Battalion , D Company , 6th Infantry Brigade , The Story of the 21st

Fate : Died from Appendicitis at  No. 3 Canadian Stationary Hospital , 18 September 1915

Place of death or wounding : Mudros, Lemnos Island, Greece

Age at death from cemetery records : 18

Place of Burial : Portianos Military Cemetery (Plot IV, Row A, Grave No. 205), Greece

Commemorated on:  Panel number 93 , Australian War Memorial

Notes:

Brother-in-law of Private James SHEEN

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

William John ANDERSON                                                                         

Service Record

Born : 1887 , Beaufort , Victoria

Regimental number : 6275

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Farmer

Address : Wonga via Foster, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 29

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs Dorothy Anderson, C/o Mrs Richards, Mount Best via Toora, Victoria

Enlistment date : 26 September 1916

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 26 September 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 23 November 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 24th Battalion (18th Reinforcements)

Fate : Killed in Action (Shell Explosion - Leg injury) 5 October 1918

Place of death or wounding : Battle of Montbrehain ,  France.

Age at death from cemetery records : 31

Place of burial : Initially buried in Montbrehain , France

Exhumed then buried at  Bellicourt British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row T, Grave No. 7), France

Commemorated on:  Panel number 100 , Australian War Memorial

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Leslie Austin APPLEBY                                                                                

Service Record

Born : 1893 , Bellarine , Victoria

Regimental number : 2818

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Dairyman

Address : Penshurst, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 23

Next of kin : Father, James Austin Appleby, Kolor South, Penshurst, Victoria

Enlistment date : 5 July 1916

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 26 September 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 20 October 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 2nd Pioneer Battalion , 6th Reinforcements

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 7 July 1919 , Died aged 70

Notes :

On enlistment forms, mention of missing portion of Little finger on left hand

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Ernest John ARMISTEAD                                                                             

Service Record

Born : 1891 , Deans Marsh , Victoria

Regimental number : 2216

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Boonah, Winchelsea, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 23

Next of kin : Father, John Armistead, Boonah, Winchelsea, Victoria

Enlistment date : 23 June 1915

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 8 June 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A20 Hororata on 27 September 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 22nd Battalion , 4th Reinforcements , A Company

Fate : Killed in Action , Battle of Pozières , 27 July 1916

Age at death from cemetery records : 24

Place of burial : Gordon Dump Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 5), OVillers-La Boiselle, France (Sausage Valley)

Commemorated on:  Panel number 95 , Australian War Memorial

Notes :

In the words of Australian official historian Charles Bean, the Pozières ridge "is more densely sown with Australian sacrifice than any other place on earth."



Photo on the Australian War Memorial Website : http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/P08952.001

Outdoor portrait of 2116 Private (Pte) Ernest John Armistead, 22nd Battalion, of Boonah, Vic. A labourer prior to enlistment he embarked with the 4th Reinforcements on board HMAT Hororata (A20) on 27 September 1915. Pte Armistead was killed in action on 27 July 1916, aged 24. He is buried at the Gordon Dump Cemetery, OVillers-La Boiselle, France.

 

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Horace Joseph ARMISTEAD                                                                     

Service Record     

Born : 1895 , Deans Marsh , Victoria

Regimental number : 1200

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Boonah, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 19

Next of kin : Father, J Armistead, Boonah, Victoria

Enlistment date : 9 June 1915

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 26 September 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 27 October 1915

Rank : Private (Driver)

Unit : 2nd Machine Gun Battalion (13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement)

Fate : Returned to Australia 15 January 1919 , Died aged 66

Notes :  Machine Gun Battalions

These were formed in March 1918 from the four machine gun companies in each division. Each company was equipped with 16 Vickers Machine Guns, giving a battalion a total of 64.

2nd Machine Gun Battalion [2nd Division] : Formed France 2 March 1918 with 5th, 6th, 7th and 22nd Machine Gun Companies assigned Western Front

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Ernest Stanley BATH                                                                                   

Service Record

Born : 1887 , Allendale , Victoria

Regimental number : 7976

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Bootmaker

Address : 518 Drummond Street, South Ballarat, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 28

Next of kin : Brother, Henry Bath, 518 Drummond Street, South Ballarat, Victoria

Enlistment date : 7 July 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Vic, on board HMAT A41 Bakara on 5 November 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Driver

Unit from Nominal Roll : 18th Company, Australian Army Service Corps

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 21 March 1919 , Died aged 62

Notes :  Received Scalp wound in France in 1917.

Police found  a lost medal of his in Melbourne in 1940.


18th Army Service Corps Company [5th Division Train]
Formed Australia June 1915 and attached to 8th Infantry Brigade. Departed Melbourne Ascanius 10 November 1915 and Bakara 8 November 1915. Assigned to 5th Division Train February 1916. Egypt, Western Front

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Walter James ARMISTEAD                                                      

Service Record                                      

Born : 1893 , Deans Marsh , Victoria

Regimental number : 278

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Boonah via Dean's Marsh, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 22

Next of kin : Father, J Armistead, Boonah via Dean's Marsh, Victoria

Enlistment date : 22 March 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A17 Port Lincoln on 4 May 1916

Rank : Driver

Unit : 2nd Machine Gun Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 15 January 1919 , Died aged 80

Notes : 

Brothers: 2216 Pte Ernest John ARMISTEAD, 22nd Bn, killed in action, 27 July 1916; 1200 Pte Horace Joseph ARMISTEAD, 2nd Machine Gun Bn, returned to Australia, 15 January 1919.

James Francis BINNS                                                                                 

Service Record

Born : 1873 , Shirley , Victoria

Regimental number : V43402

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Farmer

Marital status : Single

Next of kin : Sister, Miss Emma Binns, Beech Forest, Victoria

Enlistment date : 10 May 1916

Rank : Private

Unit : 10th Reinforcements , 19th Depot Battalion , Geelong

Fate : Medical Discharge , 22 September 1916 , Died aged 73

Notes :

Enlisted in the AIF 10/5/1916 after previously being rejected for Varicose

Veins. He was discharged 22/9/1916 and found to have a mental deficiency from

birth that the Army considered incurable. "He was dull witted and slow". Unable to learn his drill.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

William Charles BINNS                                                                             

Service Record

Born : 1884 , Shirley , Victoria

Regimental number : 5806

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Farmer

Address : Drecite, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 23

Next of kin : Father, J Binns, Beech Forest, Victoria

Enlistment date : 30 July 1915

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 26 July 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Driver

Unit from Nominal Roll : R.B.A.A. (1st Divisional Ammunition Column)

Fate : Returned to Australia 25 January 1919 , Died aged 57

Notes :

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Leslie James CARR                                                                                    

Service Record

Born : 1884 , Shirley , Victoria

Regimental number : 17A

Service : AIF

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Draper

Address : South Melbourne, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 22

Next of kin : Father, E Carr, 146 Ferrars Street, South Melbourne, Victoria

Enlistment date : 12 April 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Mooltan on 18 May 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 1st Field Ambulance

Recommendations : Military Medal (No award) Great courage and inspiring example during evacuation work. (East of Ypres). Recommendation date: 10 October 1917

Fate : Medical Discharge (Shellshock) Returned to Australia 25 January 1919 , Died aged 80

Notes: Video of a Field Ambulance unit at work

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old,

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Lest we forget

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Thomas Langford CHEESEMAN                                                                

Service Record

Born : 23 Feb 1874 , Carngham , Victoria

Regimental number : 1942

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Miner

Address : Snake Valley, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 35

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs Annie Cheeseman, Snake Valley, Victoria

Enlistment date : 8 May 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Orontes on 16 August 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 39th Battalion  www.39battalion.org

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 30 April 1919 , Died aged 61

Notes:

Wounded in action (shrapnel wound face) in France , 7 June 1917 , Returned to combat 3 days later

Was Publican of The United States Hotel in Snake Valley before enlistment. More info here

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

John Alexander COLLYER                                                               

WW1 Service Record     

Born : 12 April 1889 , Rokewood , Victoria


World War 1:

Regimental number : 827

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Beeac, via Colac, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 25

Next of kin : Mary Collyer, Beeac, via Colac, Victoria

Enlistment date : 28 September 1914

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A13 Katuna on 3 February 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Sergeant

Unit from Nominal Roll : 4th Light Horse Regiment , 5th Reinforcements

Fate : Medical Discharge (Beri Beri) Returned to Australia 11 May 1916


World War 2:                                                                                

WW2 Service Record


















Photos from WW2 Service Records


Name : COLLYER, JOHN ALEXANDER 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V1103 

Date of Birth : 12 Apr 1889

Place of Birth : ROKEWOOD, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 28 Jun 1940 

Locality on Enlistment : BEEAC, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : CAULFIELD, VIC 

Next of Kin : COLLYER, ANNIE 

Date of Discharge : 20 Sep 1943

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 12 GARRISON BATTALION 

Notes :  Died aged 59

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Leslie Roy COLLYER

World War 1 Service Record

Born : 4 Oct 1893 , Illabarook , Victoria


Regimental number : 1327

Service : AIF

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Beyal, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 21

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs. E. Collier, Beeac, Victoria

Enlistment date : 23 August 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on 21 October 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Driver

Unit from Nominal Roll : 3rd Machine Gun Squadron (was 9th Light Horse, 11th Reinf.)

Fate : Medical Discharge (Early Repatriation) , Returned to Australia 4 March 1919

Notes : 3rd Machine Gun Squadron (Western Australia) [3rd Light Horse Brigade]
Formed in Egypt July 1916 and assigned to 3rd Light Horse Brigade. Egypt, Sinai, Palestine

                                                                             

WW2 Service Record (Can’t view online yet)

Name : COLLYER, LESLIE ROY 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V375038 

Date of Birth : 4 Oct 1893

Place of Birth : ROKEWOOD JUNCTION, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 5 Mar 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : HAMILTON, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : HAMILTON, VIC 

Next of Kin : COLLYER, ELVIA 

Date of Discharge : 24 Feb 1944

Rank : Lieutenant 

Posting at Discharge : 9 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS (Photo)

Notes :  Died aged 76

Vivian Leonard COLLYER                                                               

Service Record

Born : 31 May 1899 , Illabarook , Victoria

Regimental number : 69502

Service : AIF

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Butcher’s Assistant

Address : Beeac, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at enlistment : 18

Next of kin : Mother , Mrs Mary Collyer, Beeac , Victoria

Enlistment date : 29 May 1918

Embarkation details : Did not serve overseas

Rank : Private

Unit : 18th Reinforcements G.S.G. (A Company)

Fate : Discharge (Demobilisation of AIF, 24 December 1918) , Died aged 78

Notes:

Previous Military Experience : Citizens Force - 12 mths, Cadets - 4 years

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Sidney Alfred FORD                                                                

Service Record

Born : 1896 , Brunswick , Victoria

Regimental number : 2429

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Pastrycook

Address : Brunswick, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 21

Next of kin : Father, A E Ford, 131 Barrow Street, North Brunswick, Victoria

Enlistment date : 1 May 1917

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 30 April 1917

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917

Rank from Nominal Roll : Gunner

Unit from Nominal Roll : 4th Field Artillery Brigade

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 25 January 1919

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Charles Garnet GERRARD                                                               

Service Record

Born : 9 September 1896 , Portarlington , Victoria

Regimental number : 2361

Service : AIF

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Labourer

Address : 601 Canning Street, North Carlton, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 28

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs T A Gerrard, 601 Canning Street, North Carlton, Victoria

Enlistment date : 24 April 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A64 Demosthenes on 16 July 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 7th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge (Shell Shock , Deafness at Gallipoli) , Returned to Australia 11 March 1916 ,

From medical history in service records:



Notes : Re-enlisted for home service in 3rd District Guard , May 1917

Died aged 81

 

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Clive GREGORY

Service Record

Born : 1898 , Murchison , Victoria

Regimental number : 61398

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Student

Address : Murchison, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 19

Next of kin : Father, E J Gregory, Murchison, Victoria

Enlistment date : 6 March 1918

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A37 Barambah on 31 August 1918

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 14th Company, Australian Army Service Corps

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 1 August 1919 , Died aged 68

Notes: Brother was Major Ernest Albert Edward GREGORY, 8th Light Horse Regiment, killed in action, 27 June 1915. Service Record

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

John Milroy HAIR

Service Record

Born : 20th March 1894 , Narranderra , NSW

Regimental number : 1788

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Dulacca, Queensland

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 23

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Mary Ann Hair, Gurulmundi via Miles, Queensland

Enlistment date : 8 February 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A42 Boorara on 16 August 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Lance Corporal

Unit from Nominal Roll : 42nd Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge (Rheumatism) ,  Returned to Australia 31 Oct 1917 , Died aged 48

Notes: Fined 2 Pounds for “absenting himself from ship at time of departure” , September 1916 in England

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Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Malcolm HAIR

Service Record

Born : 20th March 1894 , Narranderra , NSW

Regimental number : 6545

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Farmer

Address : 'Airlie', Dulacca, Queensland

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 21

Next of kin : Father, T Hair, 'Airlie', Dulacca, Queensland

Enlistment date : 13 November 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 7 February 1917

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 26th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge (Trench Fever) , Returned to Australia 2 Jan 1919 , Died aged 63

Notes: Video - Life in the trenches

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Robert WIlliam HAIR

Service Record

Born : 1888 , Narranderra , NSW

Regimental number : 333 (4208)

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Sawmiller

Address : Hopefield, Queensland

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 26

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Catherine Ann Hair, Hopefield, Dulacca, Queensland

Enlistment date : 27 March 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Brisbane, Queensland, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 24 May 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Sapper (Promoted to Sgt 25 Jan 1919)

Unit from Nominal Roll : 4th Field Company Engineers

Recommendations : Recommended for Military Medal , 12 December 1916

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 11 May 1919 , Died aged 53

Notes: Nickname was “Nugget”

Was later transferred to 12th F.C.E.  Australian engineers in WWI

While on active service Army headquarters, formations and units are required to keep a unit war diary recording their daily activities. Diaries can be viewed on the Australian War Memorial website

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

William Malcolm HART                                                                            

Service Record

Born : 1887 , Kyneton , Victoria

Regimental number : 3082

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Castlemaine, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 29

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs Margery C Hart, Castlemaine, Victoria

Enlistment date : 6 January 1917

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A70 Ballarat on 19 February 1917

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 38th Battalion

Fate : Killed in Action 10 June 1918

Age at death from cemetery records : 31

Place of burial : Adelaide Cemetery (Plot I, Row A, Grave No. 16), Villers-Bretonneux, France

Commemorated on:  Panel number 129 , Australian War Memorial

Notes : Previous Service - Volunteer Militia 1910-13

Red Cross Wounded and Missing - William Malcolm Hart

From service records : Fined 1 days pay for disobeying order to go on fatigue.

 

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Alfred Edgar HEPBURN

Service Record

Born : 16 Nov 1895 , Gobur , Victoria

Regimental number : 3130

Service : AIF

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Blacksmith

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 19

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs T Hepburn, 323 Latrobe Street, Geelong, Victoria

Enlistment date : 12 July 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Corporal (Promoted to Sergeant but demoted 4 Jan 1917)

Unit from Nominal Roll : 12th Field Artillery Brigade (was 7th Reinforcements, 21st Battalion)

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 13 April 1919 , Died aged 59

Notes: Field General Court Martial for disobeying an order, demoted to bombardier, transferred to 12th Field Artillery.  Info on Page 4 and 5 of Service Record




Photo on the Australian War Memorial Website : http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/DA12022

Studio portrait of 3130 Corporal (Cpl) Alfred Edgar Hepburn, 7th Reinforcements, 21st Battalion, of Geelong, Vic. Cpl Hepburn enlisted on 12 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Wiltshire on 18 November 1915. He returned to Australia on 13 April 1919 with the 12th Field Artillery Brigade.

 

Arthur Ormond KELLETT

Service Record

Born : 6 March1890 , Kew , Victoria

Regimental number : 3383

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Baker

Address : Caufield, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Next of kin : Wife, Jessie Beatrice Euphemia Kellet, Cnr York, Hawthorn Rd, Caufield

Enlistment date : 15 July 1915

Rank : Private

Unit : 7th Battalion , 11th Reinforcements (records also mention 8th Depot Battalion)

Fate : Unknown, Only 4 pages in Service Records , Died aged 30

Honours :     Unknown

Charles Eyres KYNEUR

Service Record (Missing)

Born : 1898 , Murchison , Victoria

Regimental number : 2924

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Labourer

Address : South Randwick, New South Wales

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 18

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Ada Kyneur, 'Rudgate', Percival Street, South Randwick, NSW

Enlistment date : 23 May 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 25 October 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 19th Battalion

Fate : Returned to Australia , Died aged 59

Notes: Sydney Morning Herald has him listed as wounded , Tuesday June 15 1917

Honours :     Unknown

George William John LECHTE

Service Record

Born : 8 June 1896 , Caufield , Victoria

Regimental number : 3394

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Driver

Marital status : Single

Next of kin : Father, William Lechte , Nth Road , Caufield

Enlistment date : 16 July 1915

Rank : Private

Unit : 7th Battalion , 11th Reinforcements

Fate : Discharged , Died aged 53

Notes: Previous service - 12 mths Senior Cadets

Deserted AIF October 1915 , Arrested by Civil Police April 1917

On re-enlistment in April 1917 failed medical and was also rejected from citizen forces due to congenital defective eyesight.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Angus Gordon LOADER

Service Record

Born : 1893 , Miners Rest , Victoria

Regimental number : 2178

Service : AIF

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Farmer

Address : Miner's Rest via Ballarat, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 22

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Christina Loader, Miner's Rest via Ballarat, Victoria

Enlistment date : 24 July 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A43 Barunga on 7 April 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Trooper

Unit from Nominal Roll : 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance

Fate : Medical Discharge (asthma & chronic pharyngitis) , Returned to Australia 2 September 1916 , Died aged 63

Notes: 3rd Light Horse Field Ambulance Photo Album , Monument

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

                    Military Medal

Joshua Caleb MARTIN

Service Record

Born : 3 March 1894 , Geelong , Victoria

Regimental number : 2180

Service : AIF

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Daisy Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 21

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs A R Martin, Daisy Street, Newtown, Geelong, Victoria

Enlistment date : 19 April 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915

Regimental number from Nominal Roll : 1876

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 58th Battalion , (Originally 8th Batt)

Fate : Medical Discharge (Gassed) , Returned to Australia 3 May 1919 , Died aged 88

Medals : Military Medal

'For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty during a raid on enemy trenches near DERNANCOURT, South West of ALBERT, on the night of June 19th/20th 1918. Private MARTIN was acting as a stretcher-bearer, and although wounded before the trench was reached, he carried on with his work of evacuating the wounded. He later returned with another stretcher-bearer to search for one of our raiding party who was wounded and missing. Private MARTIN throughout the operation set a fine example of courage and coolness.'

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23

Date: 12 February 1919

Notes :  Fined 7 days pay for disobeying an order in England. Wounded in France in July 1916 (Shell Shock) . Fined 1 days pay for not attending an orderly room in London and being AWL for 5 hours in March 1917. Wounded in France in June 1918 (During which action he was awarded the Military Medal), Wounded in France in September 1918 (Gassed)

Video : Chemical Weapons in WW1

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Walter Harold MASON


WW1 Service Record

Born : 15 August 1886 , Buninyong , Victoria

Regimental number : 149

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Musician (service record says Laborer)

Address : Artillery Barracks, Queenscliff, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 27

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs W Mason, King Street, Queenscliff, Victoria

Enlistment date : 4 June 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 17 July 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Corporal

Unit from Nominal Roll : Australian Army Ordnance Corps

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 4 June 1919 , Died aged 58

Notes : many transfers between units while on service (see pg 4&5 of service record) Promoted to Sergeant in April 1919. Previously served 8 years in Royal Australian Artillery Garrison and 7mths in the 36th Australian Siege Brigade RGA


WW2 Service Record

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V9037 

Date of Enlistment : 26 Oct 1940 

Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC 

Next of Kin : MASON, ELIZABETH 

Date of Death : 16 Dec 1944 

Cause of Death : Illness

Rank : Major 

Posting on Death : 3 Advance Ammunition Depot 

Roll of Honour : FOOTSCRAY VIC

Commemorated on:  Panel number 90 , Australian War Memorial

Notes: Roll of Honour Circular

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Adolphus John “Dick” McCALLUM

Service Record

Born : 1892 , Cressy , Victoria

Regimental number : 536

Service : AIF

School : State School 338, Rokewood, Junction.

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Rokewood Junction, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 23

Next of kin : Father, Daniel McCallum, Rokewood Junction, Victoria

Enlistment date : 25 March 1916

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 5 April 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 27 May 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Corporal

Unit from Nominal Roll : 39th Battalion  www.39battalion.org

Fate : Died of wounds 2 June 1918

Place of death or wounding : Plaugy, Tonville, France

Age at death : 25

Place of burial : Crouy British Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 2), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France

Commemorated on:  Panel number 131 , Australian War Memorial

Notes: Roll of Honour Circular , Red Cross Eyewitness Reports

Fined 3 days pay in England in August 1916 for being AWL for 21 hours.

Also wounded in action January 1917, GSW face.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Charles Alfred McCALLUM

Service Record

Born : 28 December 1887 , Illabarook , Victoria

Regimental number : 6550

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Railway employee

Address : Vincent Street, Daylesford, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 28

Next of kin : Father, Mr N McCallum, Vincent Street, Daylesford, Victoria

Enlistment date : 26 July 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 2 October 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Lance Sergeant

Unit from Nominal Roll : 5th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 8 September 1919 , Died aged 86

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Herbert Alexander “Bobby” McCALLUM

Service Record

Born : 1894 , Illabarook , Victoria

Regimental number : 3211

Service : AIF

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Farmer

Address : Rokewood Junction, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 22

Next of kin : Father, Alexander McCallum, Rokewood Junction, Victoria

Enlistment date : 1 November 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 59th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 10 March 1918 , Died aged 80

Notes : Wounded in action , GSW to jaw

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

John Thomas “Jack” McCALLUM

Service Record

Born : 23 May 1883 , Cressy , Victoria

Regimental number : 1966

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Farmhand

Address : Cressy, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 32

Next of kin : Father, John McCallum, Cressy, Victoria

Enlistment date : 18 March 1916

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 5 April 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 20 May 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 46th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 4 December 1918 , Died aged 72

Notes : Wounded in action (GSW to right arm & right knee) June 1917, returned to duty. Got gastritis in Feb 1918, transferred to hospital in England. Recovered but involved in a Tramway accident in Bath, England, while on furlough (March 1918) suffered Head and arm injuries.

These injuries, plus gastritis were reason for Medical Discharge.

Witness Statements from tram accident on page 21,22 of service records.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Neil Alexander “Neddy” McCALLUM


WW1 Service Record

Born : 10 July 1890 , Cressy , Victoria

Regimental number : 3579

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Cressy, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 25

Next of kin : Father, John McCallum, Cressy, Victoria

Enlistment date : 17 March 1916

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 5 April 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A67 Orsova on 1 August 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 32nd Battalion (Was in 29th Battalion)

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 23 June 1919 , Died aged 75

Notes : Self inflicted GSW to right foot in May 1917, spent 86 days in hospital.

Court Martialed. Sentenced to 30 days, commuted to 1 Day.




Returned to the front.

Wounded in action September 1917 (GSW Ear).

Wounded in action August 1918 (Shell concussion) .

Medical discharge.



WW2 Service Record

Name : MCCALLUM, NEIL ALEXANDER 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V9387 

Date of Birth : 10 Jul 1890

Place of Birth : CRESSY, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 26 Nov 1940 

Locality on Enlistment : CORINDHAP, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC 

Next of Kin : MCCALLUM, ALICE 

Date of Discharge : 11 Nov 1943

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 115 G H 

 

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Ernest Eberhard McDUFF

Service Record

Born : 1888 , Beaufort , Victoria

Regimental number : 3420

Service : AIF

Religion : Roman Catholic

Occupation : Asylum attendant

Address : 225 Burnley Street, Burnley, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 27

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs L McDuff, 225 Burnley Street, Burnley, Victoria

Enlistment date : 17 July 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 7th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge (Gas poisoning & Bronchitis) , Returned to Australia 12 May 1919 , Died aged 88

Notes : Wounded twice (Shellshock) and gassed. Was court martialed for wearing badges of a rank that he was not entitled and sentenced to 18 months hard labour. He served 20 days and was returned to the front but fined 566 days pay.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

John  McKERRAL

Service Record

Born : 18 December 1893 , Warrambeen , Victoria

Regimental number : 1625

Service : Flying Corps (AIF Project page has wrong unit, return date)

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Electrical engineer

Address : North Brighton, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 24

Next of kin : Father, John McKerral, Thomas Street, North Brighton, Victoria

Enlistment date : 28 October 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 10 May 1917

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Rank on enlistment : 2nd Air Mechanic

Unit from Nominal Roll : 8th Training Squadron

Fate : Medical Discharge  , Returned to Australia 6 May 1919 , Died aged 62

Notes :

AWL for 3 days in March 1918, 1 week’s detention & Fined 11 days pay.

Whilst on Active Service, Absent from parade in August 1918,  Fined 3 days pay.

AWL for 1 day in March 1919,  Fined 3 days pay.

War Diaries of 8th Training Squadron AFC

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Norman Thomas McDONELL

Service Record

Born : 1897 , Albert Park , Victoria

Regimental number : 16026

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Clerk

Address : Albert Park, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 19

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Rachael McDonell, 100 Kerferd Road, Albert Park, Victoria

Enlistment date : 2 August 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Mooltan on 22 August 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Driver

Unit from Nominal Roll : 1st Australian & New Zealand Wireless Signal Squadron

Fate : Medical Discharge (Malaria) , Returned to Australia 22 March 1919 , Died aged 74

Previous Military Experience : 4 Years Cadets, 1 Year CMF

Notes : Sent to India, served in Mesopotamia (Iraq), Promoted to Lance Corporal while working as a clerk in the Squadran Office in Baghdad.


1st Wireless Signal Squadron
Formed by Australianisation of the Imperial unit of the same name. Headquarters and B Troop formed Australia April 1916. Departed Melbourne Morea 30 May 1915. Absorbed the existing C Troop on arrival at Basra, Iraq 6 July 1916. A New Zealand troop completed the squadron, which was known as 1st (Anzac) Wireless Signal Squadron from July 1916 to April 1918, when the New Zealand C Troop left for the Western Front. A new troop was formed from the disbanded 1st Cavalry Division Signal Squadron to replace it.
Iraq, Iran

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

John Charles McINNES

Service Record

Born : 25th March 1887 , Albury , NSW

Regimental number : 3356

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Farmer

Address : Bulgandry via Albury, New South Wales

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 30

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs M McInnes, Bulgandry via Albury, New South Wales

Enlistment date : 25 September 1917

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22 December 1917

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 37th Battalion 8th Reinforcements

Fate : Medical Discharge (Trench Fever) , Returned to Australia 2 Jan 1919 , Died aged 42

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

David Alexander McKENZIE

Service Record

Born : 1888 , Tarnagulla , Victoria

Regimental number : 3201

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Fitzroy, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 28

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs. Eliza Ann McKenzie, 129 Gore Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

Enlistment date : 9 October 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 38th Battalion (was in 60th Battalion)

Fate : Medical Discharge (Gassed) , Returned to Australia 27 May 1919 , Died aged 67

Notes : AWL in England, May 1919 for 15 hours. Fined 1 day pay. Admonished

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

James Munro McKENZIE


WW1 Service Record

Born : 1891 , Albert Park , Victoria

Regimental number : 32402

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Clerk

Address : 16 Bridport Street, Albert Park, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 25

Next of kin : Father, J McKenzie, 16 Bridport Street, Albert Park, Victoria

Enlistment date : 25 October 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board RMS Osterley on 14 February 1917

Rank from Nominal Roll : Gunner

Unit from Nominal Roll : 5th Field Artillery Brigade (2nd Div , 14th Battery)

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 1 July 1919

Notes : AWL for 4 hrs 9 June 1919, Punishment admonished


WW2 Service Record

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V357246 

Date of Birth : 30 Aug 1891

Place of Birth : ALBERT PARK, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 2 Apr 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : ALBERT PARK, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : VIC 

Next of Kin : MCKENZIE, RITA 

Date of Discharge : 11 Jun 1943

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 5 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS

Notes : Died aged 65

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Dugald Sinclair McLACHLAN

Service Record

Born : 1895 , Murtoa , Victoria

Regimental number : 1504

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Farm hand

Address : Lyall near Redesdale, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 19

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Annie Maude MacLachlan, St Davids Street, North Geelong, Vic

Enlistment date : 24 March 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 28 June 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Corporal

Unit from Nominal Roll : 24th Battalion (was 21st Battalion)

Previous Military Experience : Colonial Forces

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 3 May 1919 , Died aged 64

Notes :

Wounded in Action (GSW Head) March 1917.

Wounded in Action (Gassed)  July 1918

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

                    Military Cross

Percival Carl MINIFIE

Service Record (157 pages, due to disagreement between families after his death)

Born : 23 August 1887 , Masterton, New Zealand

Regimental number : 27

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Railwayman

Address : Watchem, Mallee, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 26

Next of kin : Brother, Fred Minifie, Watchem, Mallee, Victoria

Enlistment date : 18 August 1914

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 5 April 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914

Rank from Nominal Roll : Lieutenant

Unit : 1st Machine Gun Battalion (2nd MG Company)

Recommendations (Medals and Awards) : Military Cross

'Consistent good work since November 1916 to 10 May 1917. Cool leadership and bravery in rendering many valuable services.'

Recommendation date: Not shown on paperwork

Fate : Killed in Action 4 October 1917

Place of death or wounding : Westhoek Ridge, Belgium

Age at death : 29

Place of burial : Westhoek Ridge (Red Cross Report)

Commemorated on:  Panel number 11 , Australian War Memorial

                               The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 31), Belgium

Notes:

The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war.

The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave.

The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936.

Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Daniel James MOON

Service Record

Born : 1893 , NSW

Regimental number : 1635

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation :

Address : Railway View, Narrandera, New South Wales

Marital status : Single

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Elizabeth Moon, Railway View, Narrandera, New South Wales

Enlistment date : 2 October 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT RMS Moldavia on 2 October 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Corporal

Unit from Nominal Roll : 12th Light Horse Regiment 6th Reinforcements (B Squadron)

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 20 July 1919

Notes :

Wounded in Action (GSW left Thigh) Beersheba.

As no records were kept of who was involved in the famous charge on Beersheeba, historian Steve Becker has looked through hundreds of records of the men of the 12th Light Horse. He has compiled a list of men who he believes may have been involved in the charge. Daniel Moon is one of them.  Unit account of the Charge at Beersheba

The battle was dramatised in the 1987 movie “The Lighthorsemen

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Louis Percy MORLEY

Service Record

Born : 1897 , New Haven , England

Regimental number : 5635

Service : AIF

Religion : Roman Catholic

Occupation : Labourer

Address : 24 Spray Street, Elwood, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 18

Next of kin : Friend, Miss Gladys Shaw, 'The Willows', Ondit via Colac, Victoria

Enlistment date : 10 March 1916

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 10 January 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A9 Shropshire on 25 September 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 24th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 29 May 1919 , Died aged 77

Notes : Lost his Rising Sun badge while running for a train in Hawthorn in September 1927.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Andrew Reuben MOUSLEY

Service Record

Born : 23 September 1889 , Deans Marsh , Victoria

Regimental number : 2485

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Sleeper hewer

Address :

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 25

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Ellen Mousley, Bambra, Victoria

Enlistment date : 5 May 1915

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 5 May 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A36 Karoola on 25 June 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 11th Battalion 7th reinforcements

Fate : Medical Discharge (shrapnel) , Returned to Australia 15 November 1915 , Died aged 67

Notes : Wounded at Gallipoli in August 1915, shrapnel in right thigh

Caught gambling at sea July 1915, Fined 10 shillings

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Cecil James MOUSLEY

Service Record

Born : 28 May 1892 , Deans Marsh , Victoria

Regimental number : 5409

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Bambra, via Deans Marsh, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 23

Next of kin : Father, A T Mousley, Boonah, via Deans Marsh, Victoria

Enlistment date : 7 March 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A33 Ayrshire on 3 July 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 5th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge (Defective eyesight), Returned to Australia 11 January 1918 , Died aged 74

Notes : Wounded in action (Shrapnel right shoulder) December 1916 , Wounded in action August 1917.

AWL 27 December to New Years Eve 1917 in Weymouth, England, Fined 5 days pay.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Eric Malcolm MOUSLEY


WW1 Service Record

Born : 29 September 1896 , Deans Marsh , Victoria

Regimental number : 2276

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Farmer

Address : Benambra, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 19

Next of kin : Father, E E Mousley, Benambra, Victoria

Enlistment date : 25 May 1915

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 1 March 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private (was Lance Corporal on discharge)

Unit from Nominal Roll : 46th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 5 April 1919 , Died aged 66

Notes :

Wounded in Action (GSW Arm) August 1915 in Dardanelles

Admitted to hospital for Cardiac Distress from old chest wound March 1916

Wounded in Action (Shell shock & conjunctivitis) September 1916 in France

Wounded in Action (Shrapnel left shoulder) April 1917 in France

Wounded in Action (Shrapnel wound left wrist) August 1918 in France

Served in WW2


Photo on Australian War Memorial Website : http://cas.awm.gov.au/photograph/DA09446

Studio portrait of 2276 Private (Pte) Eric Malcolm Mousley, 6th Reinforcements, 14th Battalion, of Benambra, Vic. Pte Mousley enlisted on 1 March 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Wandilla on 17 June 1915. He returned to Australia on 5 April 1919 with the 46th Battalion.



WW2 Service Record


Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V352294 

Date of Birth : 29 Sep 1896

Place of Birth : GEELONG, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 1 Mar 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : BAMBRA, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : BIRREGURRA, VIC 

Next of Kin : MOUSLEY, EILEEN 

Date of Discharge : 26 Jul 1943

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS

Notes : 19th Battalion VDC (Part time)

Records mentions “Trouble with lung from wound last war” and “bullet through left chest”

 

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Leslie John MOUSLEY

Service Record

Born : 6 April 1899 , Deans Marsh , Victoria

Regimental number : 60727

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Plain View, Bambra, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 21

Next of kin : Father, A T Mousley, Boonah, via Deans Marsh, Victoria

Enlistment date : 16 May 1918

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A74 Marathon on 23 July 1918

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 7th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge (pneumonia and facial paralysis) , Returned to Australia 28 August 1919 , Died aged 76

Notes : Arrived London on 27 September. He the left for France on 11 January

1919 and became dangerously ill with measles on 16 April and was invalided to

England.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Alexander NELSON

Service Record

Born : 20 January 1888 , Cressy , Victoria

Regimental number : 2143

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Farmer

Address : Weering, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 27

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs E Nelson, Allanby PO, Weering, Victoria

Enlistment date : 25 February 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 8th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge (venereal) , Returned to Australia 4 August 1915 , Died aged 47

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Reginald NUNN

Service Record

Born : 13 October 1895 , Essendon , Victoria

Regimental number : 260

Service : AIF

Religion : Protestant

Occupation : Electrical engineer

Address : Windermere Street, South Ballarat, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 19

Next of kin : Father, Nunn, 211 Talbot Street, South Ballarat, Victoria

Enlistment date : 20 August 1914

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 8th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 5 July 1915 , Died aged 62

Notes:  Shot in the wrist at Gallipoli. Returned to Australia on HMS Ballarat


Ballarat Courier...11 May 1915

Private Reginald E. W.. Nunn, reported wounded, is 19 years of age, and the son of Mr W. Nunn, of the staff of the Ballarat County Court.. The wounded youth took an active interest in the Boy Scout movement prior to enlisting, and was an enthusiastic soldier. He completed his education at the Agricultural High School.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Thomas Gordon Stanley PORTEOUS

WW1 Service Record

Born : 25 December 1898 , Birchip , Victoria

Regimental number : 1605

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Actor

Address : 21 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 18

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Annie Porteous, 21 George Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

Enlistment date : 14 July 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 10 November 1915

Regimental number from Nominal Roll : 15344

Previous Military Experience : Cadets

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : Army Service Corps (was 8th Light Horse Regiment)

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 12 March 1918

Notes:  AWL for 6hrs in August 1916, Fined 1 day Pay.

Medical Discharge (Trachoma) from Light Horse September 1916,

Re-Enlisted with AASC in Melbourne December 1917, Medical Discharge June 1918

Served in WW2


WW2 Service Record

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V80780 

Date of Birth : 25 Dec 1896

Place of Birth : BIRCHIP, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 2 Oct 1939 

Locality on Enlistment : WANGARATTA, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : WANGARATTA, VIC 

Next of Kin : PORTEOUS, JACK 

Date of Discharge : 19 Mar 1946

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 17 AUSTRALIAN GARRISON BATTALION 

Notes : Died aged 58

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

James Edward SCRIVEN

Service Record

Born : 20 August 1872 , Gisborne , Victoria

Regimental number : 3384

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Public servant

Address : Canterbury, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 45

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs E T Scriven, 'Guildford', 10 Hopetoun Avenue, Canterbury, Victoria

Enlistment date : 31 July 1917

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 2 February 1918

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private (Promoted to Acting Sergeant before discharge)

Previous Military Experience : 2 years 363 days with Royal Australian Artillery

Unit from Nominal Roll :  39th Battalion 8th Reinforcements

Fate : Medical Discharge (Bronchitis) , Returned to Australia 4 July 1919 , Died aged 63

Notes : Enlisted with his son John Edward SCRIVEN

Was murdered in an armed holdup in1936

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

John Edward SCRIVEN


WW1 Service Record

Born : 1899 , Hawthorn , Victoria

Regimental number : 3378

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Fitter

Address : Albert Park, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 18

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs E T Scfiven, 'Guildford', 10 Hopetoun Avenue, Canterbury, Victoria

Enlistment date : 31 July 1917

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 2 February 1918

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Previous Military Experience : 4 Years Cadets

Unit from Nominal Roll : Australian Infantry Base Depot (was 39th Battalion 8th Reinf)

Fate : Medical Discharge (Gassed), Returned to Australia 4 July 1919 , Died aged 85


WW2 Service Record

Name : SCRIVEN, JOHN EDWARD GEORGE 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V9608 

Date of Birth : 18 Jul 1899

Place of Birth : AUBURN, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 18 Dec 1940 

Locality on Enlistment : ELWOOD, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC 

Next of Kin : SCRIVEN, ELSIE 

Date of Discharge : 6 Oct 1945

Rank : Sergeant 

Posting at Discharge : EXPR & TESTING SECT LHQ 

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

William Gregory SHARP

Service Record

Born : 1897 , Break O Day, Victoria

Regimental number : 3147

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Farmer

Address : Corindhap,Ballarat, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 18

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs. E. Sharp, Corindhap, Ballarat, Victoria

Enlistment date : 26 July 1915

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 17 July 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT RMS Osterley on 29 September 1915

Previous military service : Served in Cadets, Colac, Victoria

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit : 8th Battalion

Fate : Died of disease (Measles & Meningitis) 23 November 1915

Place of death or wounding : Died in hospital, Heliopolis, Cairo, Egypt.

Age at death : 18.11

Place of burial : Cairo War Memorial Cemetery (Row D, Grave No. 203), Egypt Commemorated on:  Panel number 54 , Australian War Memorial (Honour Roll Circular)

Notes:




Photo on Australian War Memorial Website  http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/DA09852

Studio portrait of 3147 Private (Pte) William Gregory Sharp, 10th Reinforcements, 8th Battalion, of Corindhap, Vic. Pte Sharp, aged eighteen years, enlisted on 26 July 1915 and embarked aboard HMAT Osterley in Melbourne on 29 September 1915. He died of disease in Heliopolis Hospital, Cairo, Egypt, on 23 November 1915.

 

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

James SHEEN                                                                                         

Service Record

Regimental number : 1795

Service : AIF

Place of birth : Cowes, Phillip Island, Victoria

School : Cowes School, Victoria

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Bealiba, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 24

Height : 6' 0"

Weight : 160 lbs

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs Frances Sheen, Bealiba, Victoria

Enlistment date : 21 March 1916

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 31 March 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A14 Euripides on 4 April 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 60th Battalion  (was 2nd Reinforcements 58th Battalion)

Fate : Died of wounds (G.S.W. to head) 20 July 1916

Place of death or wounding : Fleurbaix ,  France. Died No. 2 Casualty Clearing Station

Age at death: 25

Place of burial : Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 36), France

Commemorated on:  Panel number 170 , Australian War Memorial

Notes:

Brother-in-law of Private Victor George ANDERSON   

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Albert Henry Thomas SMITH

Service Record

Born : 1891 , Brunswick , Victoria

Regimental number : 3430

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Joiner and masseur

Address : West Perth, Western Australia

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 25

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs S Smith, 572 Newcastle Street, West Perth, Western Australia

Enlistment date : 31 October 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916

Previous Military Experience : Gordon Highlanders , 5 years

Rank : Lance Corporal

Unit from Nominal Roll :  5th Pioneer Battalion 8th Reinforcements

Fate : Medical Discharge (Defective eyesight & Hernia) , Returned to Australia 4 July 1919 , Died aged 63

Notes : Eyesight was damaged in a Kalgoorlie Cycling race 5 years before enlistment.

Neglected and order September 1917, fine was admonished.

Transferred to AAMC December 1917 (Australian Army Medical Corps)

Returned to Australia as nursing staff on Transport Ship

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

                Meritorious Service Medal

Clive Provese SPITTY

Service Record

Born : 1896 , Geelong , Victoria

Regimental number : 4615

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Farmer

Address : Lake Lara, Lara, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 29

Next of kin : Father, George Bell Spitty, Lake Lara, Lara, Victoria

Enlistment date : 13 September 1916

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A7 Medic on 16 December 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Corporal

Previous Military Experience : Cadets

Unit from Nominal Roll :  3rd Traffic Control Detachment (3rd Division)

Medals : Meritorious Service Medal

'For meritorious service and devotion to duty - period 25th February to 16th September 1918. During the recent operations on the SOMME, Corporal SPITTY rendered valuable and energetic assistance in regulating traffic in the battle zone. His cheerful manner under most trying conditions has been a splendid example to the men working under him.'

Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67. Date: 3 June 1919

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 27 May 1919 , Died aged 63

Notes : Wounded in action, Gassed, France July 1917 (While in 39th Battalion)

Court Martialled for allowing 2 allied prisoners (Under house arrest) to escape while he was in charge. Found guilty on 1 of 2 charges. Fined 42 days pay.

Court Martial Records : Not online yet



Failed to attend Roll Call (March 1919) , Severely reprimanded by superior officer

 

Herbert George Lindorff TAYLOR                                                             

Service Record

Born : 1894 , Footscray, Victoria

Service : AIF

Regimental number : 833

Place of birth : Yarraville, Victoria

School : State School (Yarraville? Koroit?), Victoria

Other training :  Technical College

                         Served in Cadets

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Railway clerk

Address : High Street, Koroit, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 20

Next of kin : Sister, Miss Ruby Taylor, High Street, Koroit, Victoria

Enlistment date : 17 August 1914

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A24 Benalla on 19 October 1914

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private (Lance Corporal at enlistment)

                                      17th Feb. 1915. Charged with neglect of duty. Having a dirty rifle.

                                       20th Feb. 1915. Reduced to Private.

Unit from Nominal Roll : 8th Battalion (Infantry) , G Company

Fate : Died of wounds 10 May 1915 (G.S.W. Head 9/5/15) , Gallipoli, Turkey

Age at death : 20

Place of burial : Lancashire Landing Cemetery (Row E, Grave No. 41) , Gallipoli , Turkey

                        Buried in Large Trench 10/5/15 by Chaplain Hardy,

                        Cape Helles, 600 Yards North of “W” Beach

Commemorated on:   Panel 54 Australian War Memorial

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Vernie TRINNICK

Service Record

Born : 1891 , Moonee Ponds , Victoria

Regimental number : V18847

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Iron Worker (Bolt Maker)

Address : West Perth, Western Australia

Marital status : Married

Age : 25

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs Veda Trinnick, 768 Brunswick St, Nth Fitzroy, Victoria

Enlistment date : 5 February 1916

Embarkation details : Did not embark, Discharged.

Rank : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll :  23rd Battalion  A Company ,  Royal Park

Fate : Medically Unfit (Refused Toe Operation)

Notes : 3rd toe on Right foot at right angles and abraded. (Hammertoe)

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Hugh Ramsay VEITCH

Service Record

Born : 21 Feb 1893 , Ballarat , Victoria

Regimental number : 3387

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Warehouseman

Address : 227 Ascot Street, Ballarat, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 24

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs Margaret Veitch, 227 Ascot Street, Ballarat, Victoria

Enlistment date : 21 March 1917

Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll : 19 March 1917

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 4 August 1917

Rank : Private (Promoted to E.R. Sergeant in 1918)

Unit from Nominal Roll :  3rd Pioneer Battalion 7th Reinforcements

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 24 December 1918 , Died aged 73

Notes : 


Photo in France 1917 . Hugh is Back Row Centre.

“DYHE1” has an online album (Where this photo came from) with more Veitch photos.

http://www.myheritage.com/site-photo-albums-131803381/dyhe1


David Veitch Young has a fantastic blog where he has posted online of Hugh’s letters that he wrote during the war.


Hugh’s son, Hugh Ramsay Gilchrist Veitch, was in the RAAF in WW2

 

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Robert WALLACE

Service Record

Born : 1871 , Rokewood , Victoria

Regimental number : 3282

Service : AIF

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Minyip, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 36

Next of kin : Sister, Mrs J D Rizzoli, Illabarook, Victoria

Enlistment date : 5 August 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A18 Wiltshire on 18 November 1915

Rank : Sapper

Unit from Nominal Roll :  5th Divisional Signal Company

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 6 June 1918 , Died aged 47

Notes : AWL and refused to obey an order in Cairo, April 1916, Fined 7 days pay.

On enlistment he stated that his age was 36 whilst he was actually 44. He

developed shortness of breath due to the hard work and was sent home. He died at Orbost not long after being sent home but no records can be found.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Thomas Joseph WARD

Service Record

Born : 1896 , Ballarat , Victoria

Regimental number : 4914

Service : AIF

Religion : Roman Catholic

Occupation : Barman

Address : Duke Street, Grafton, New South Wales

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 20

Next of kin : Father, M Ward, Duke Street, Grafton, New South Wales

Enlistment date : 11 November 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916

Rank : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll :  13th Battalion

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 1 July 1919 , Died aged 61

Notes : Transferred to 2nd Australian Corps Cyclist Battalion.

Insolent to an NCO in February 1917. Told Officer to “Go and get work” Fined 7 days pay.

Evaded embarkation home in June 1919, AWL for 1 week, Fined 30 days Pay.

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

George Leonard WHITEHAND

Service Record

Born : 16 October 1891 , Learmonth , Victoria

Regimental number : 34142

Service : AIF

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Grazier

Address : Murchison, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 25

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs Dorothy J Whitehand, Burrumbeet, Victoria

Enlistment date : 3 January 1917

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917

Rank : Driver

Unit from Nominal Roll :  4th Division Ammunition Column

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 1 July 1919 , Died aged 76

Notes : Disobeyed an order from superior officer,  December 1918 , Fined 7 days pay

ammunition

Robert Gilbert “Bert” WHITEHAND                                                          

Service Record

Born : 11 July 1890

Service : AIF

Regimental number : 3240

Place of birth : Glendaruel, Victoria

Religion: Presbyterian

Occupation : Salesman

Address : 24 East Parade, Mount Lawley, Perth, Western Australia

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 26

Height : 5' 5"

Weight : 126 lbs

Next of kin : Mother, Mary Martha Whitehand, 73 Garden Street, East Geelong, Victoria

Enlistment date: 30 October 1916

Place of enlistment : Perth, Western Australia

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll : 48th Battalion

Fate : Killed in Action 12 October 1917 Passchendaele , Belgium

Commemorated on:   Panel 147 Australian War Memorial

                                Panel 7-17-23-25-27-29-31. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial , Belgium

Notes : Footage of Battle of Passchendaele

John Henry Leslie WHITEHAND                                                                

Service Record

Born : 28 February 1888 , Coghills Creek, Victoria

Service : AIF

Regimental number: 4928

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Labourer

Address : Burwood PO, Sydney, New South Wales

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 25

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs M M Whitehand, Garden Street, East Geelong, Victoria

Enlistment date : 29 November 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A15 Star Of England on 8 March 1916

Rank from Nominal Roll : Lance Corporal

Unit from Nominal Roll : 56th Battalion

Fate :   Medical Discharge  - Shell Shock , Returned to Australia 8 May 1919 , Died aged 77

Stanley Victor WHITEHAND                                                                    

Service Record

Born : 9 May 1892 , Coghills Creek, Victoria

Service : AIF

Regimental number: 1443

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Driver

Address : 73 Garden Street, Geelong, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 23

Next of kin : Mother, Mrs M M Whitehand, Garden Street, East Geelong, Victoria

Enlistment date : 13 July 1915

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 23 November 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Driver

Unit from Nominal Roll :  2nd Division Ammunition Column

                                     Transferred from 7th Reinforcements, 13th Light Horse

Fate : Medical Discharge Adenitis/Groin, Returned to Australia 27 April 1919, Died aged 81

Walter WHITEHAND                                                                               

Service Record

Born : 14 December 1876 , Ballarat, Victoria

Service : AIF

Regimental number: 37609

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Carrier

Address : Fyan's Street, Chilwell, Geelong, Victoria

Marital status : Married

Age at embarkation : 40

Next of kin : Wife, Mrs Mary Frances Whitehand, 103 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria

Enlistment date : 9 January 1917

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A15 Port Sydney on 9 November 1917 (30th Reinforcements)

Rank from Nominal Roll : Gunner

Unit from Nominal Roll :  1-5 Division Field Artillery Brigade

Fate : Medical Discharge (Orchitis) , Returned to Australia 6 June 1918 , Died aged 67

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Clarence George WOODS                                                                          

Service Record

Born : 1895 , Essendon, Victoria

Service : AIF

Regimental number: 508

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Grocer

Address : 53 Miller Street, Essendon

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 21

Next of kin : Father, R Woods, 53 Miller Street, Essendon

Enlistment date : 23 September 1914

Previous Military Experience : 29 Light Horse , 4 Years

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board TRANSPORT A16 Star Of Victoria on 25 February 1915

Rank from Nominal Roll : Commissioned (2nd Lieutenant)

Unit from Nominal Roll :  3rd Machine Gun Squadron

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 17 July 1919

Notes : AWL during July 1915, Punishment was 3 extra days Guard Duty

His name on service records was “George Clarence Woods”, he wrote a letter to the Army to correct this in 1921 and 1938, after they had forwarded him his commission incorrectly again as “George Charles Woods”

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Lawrence Albert WOODS                                                                          

Service Record

Born : 11 February 1900 , Essendon, Victoria

Service : AIF

Regimental number: 64535

Religion : Methodist

Occupation : Grocer

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 18

Next of kin : Father, Robert Woods, 52 Miller Street, Essendon

Enlistment date : 12 March 1918

Previous Military Experience : Cadets , 4 Years

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board SS Port Darwin on 14 September 1918

Rank from Nominal Roll : Private

Unit from Nominal Roll :  10th Light Horse Regiment (3rd Machine Gun Squadron)

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 10 July 1919

Notes :

 

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Ernest William YARDLEY      

                                                                

WW1 Service Record

Born : 22 September 1888 , South Yarra, Victoria

Service : AIF

Regimental number: 1952

Religion : Church of England

Occupation : Motor driver

Address : 5 c/o G Yardley, Stanley Parade, Caulfield, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 26

Next of kin : Father, William G Yardley, Stanley Parade, Caulfield, Victoria

Enlistment date : 19 September 1914

Previous Military Experience : 29 Light Horse , 4 Years

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A40 Ceramic on 22 December 1914

Rank from Nominal Roll : Sergeant

Unit from Nominal Roll :  2nd Division MTC

300th Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps 17th D.A.C. (9th Army Service Corps)

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 8 October 1918

Notes : Was also in the 7th Field Ambulance.

Absent from column on departure December 1915, Severely reprimanded.

Improperly dressed (Wearing a cap) and without pass at Tidworth train station December 1917, Punishment was admonished.

Served in WW2


WW2 Service Record

Service : Royal Australian Air Force 

Service Number : 3582 

Date of Birth : 22 Sep 1888

Place of Birth : HAWTHORN, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 31 Mar 1921 

Place of Enlistment : NORTH FITZROY 

Next of Kin : YARDLEY, YVONNE 

Date of Discharge : 23 Sep 1948

Rank : Flight Lieutenant 

Posting at Discharge : RAAF LAVERTON 

Notes : Died aged 91

Ernest had quite a varied career and was one of the original 50 RAAF members. He also was personal chauffeur to The Duke and Duchess of York when they came here for their 1927

tour.



Photo from Australian War Memorial Website  http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/VIC0659

15 September 1943 (Photo by Herald Newspaper)

A group of WAAAF Drivers Motor Transport (DMT) being briefed by 3582 Flight Lieutenant Ernest William Yardley, RAAF at No. 1 Stores Depot RAAF, Port Melbourne, shortly before starting off to take a convoy of 18 vehicles to Sydney, NSW. Identified are 91348 Corporal Grace Elizabeth Foster-Browne (right rear, wearing glasses); 104195 Aircraftwoman (later A/Sgt) Phyllis Daisie Dowler (nee Dobson), third woman from left (at rear).

 

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Vincent Henry YARDLEY                                                                        

Service Record

Born : 1890 , Carlton, Victoria

Service : AIF

Regimental number: 844

Religion : Presbyterian

Occupation : Clerk

Address : Stanley Parade, Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria

Marital status : Single

Age at embarkation : 24

Next of kin : Father, W G Yardley, Stanley Parade, Caulfield, Melbourne, Victoria

Enlistment date : 19 August 1914

Previous Military Experience : 29 Light Horse , 4 Years

Embarkation details : Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board Transport A9 Shropshire on 20 October 1914

Rank from Nominal Roll : Driver

Unit from Nominal Roll : 1st Divisional Ammunition Column Field Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 4

Fate : Medical Discharge , Returned to Australia 8 October 1918

Honours :     1914/1915 Star

                    British War Medal

                    Victory Medal

Volunteer defence corps - (1940-1945)

Name : ANDERSON, ROBERT KEITH 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V395124 

Date of Birth : 2 Mar 1909

Place of Birth : FOOTSCRAY, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 28 Jun 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : MOOROOPNA, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : SHEPPARTON, VIC 

Next of Kin : ANDERSON, ANNE 

Date of Discharge : 1 Oct 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 16 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS

The Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC) was an Australian part time volunteer military force of World War II modelled on the British Home Guard. The VDC was established in July 1940 by the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) and was initially composed of ex-servicemen who had served in World War I. The government took over control of the VDC in May 1941, and gave the organisation the role of training for guerrilla warfare, collecting local intelligence and providing static defence of each unit's home area. General Harry Chauvel, who had retired in 1930, was recalled to duty in 1940 and appointed Inspector-General of the VDC. Chauvel held this position until his death in March 1945.

Following the outbreak of the Pacific War, the Government expanded the VDC in February 1942. Membership was open to men aged between 18 and 60, including those working in reserved occupations. As a result, the VDC reached a peak strength of almost 100,000 in units across Australia.

As the perceived threat to Australia declined the VDC's role changed from static defence to operating anti-aircraft artillery, coastal artillery and searchlights. Members of inland VDC units were freed from having to attend regular training in May 1944 and the VDC was officially disbanded on 24 August 1945.

Service Record

(not online yet)

Name : APPLEBY, ALBION RICHARD 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V363133 

Date of Birth : 19 Jul 1905

Place of Birth : MURRADOC, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 1 Jul 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : PYRAMID HILL, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : PYRAMID, VIC 

Next of Kin : APPLEBY, ELIZABETH 

Date of Discharge : 17 Sep 1945

Rank : Corporal 

Posting at Discharge : VDC 21 BN 

Fate : Died aged 78

Notes : Alsoknown as ‘Dick”

Was awarded an MBE for services to the Pyramid Hill area

Service Record

(not online yet)

Name : ARMISTEAD, WILLIAM HENRY 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V146365 

Date of Birth : 30 Mar 1898

Place of Birth : GEELONG, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 11 Feb 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : LORNE, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : ROYAL PARK, VIC 

Next of Kin : ARMISTEAD, OLIVE 

Date of Discharge : 10 Jul 1942

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 3 GN BDE DETAILS 

Fate : Died aged 75

Notes : Enlisted in WWI but was not called up. (See WWI Service Record )

Service Record

(not online yet)

Name : BARCLAY, HENRY LESLIE 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V354387 

Date of Birth : 29 Oct 1918

Place of Birth : BALLARAT 

Date of Enlistment : 16 May 1943 

Locality on Enlistment : Unknown 

Place of Enlistment : BALLARAT, VIC 

Next of Kin : BARCLAY, LESLIE 

Date of Discharge : 7 Oct 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : BN 1 (1 VDC Battalion)

Fate : Died aged 71

Service Record

(not online yet)

Name : BENNETT, CHARLES NATHANIEL 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V383106 

Date of Birth : 1 Dec 1916

Place of Birth : BAMBRA, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 27 Jun 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : BAMBRA, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : BIRREGURRA, VIC 

Next of Kin : BENNETT, W 

Date of Discharge : 21 Jun 1943

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 19 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 32

Service Record

(not online yet)

Name : BENNETT, ROBERT GEORGE 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V383111 

Date of Birth : 23 Aug 1914

Place of Birth : WINCHELSEA, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 27 Jun 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : DEAN'S MARSH 

Place of Enlistment : BIRREGURRA, VIC 

Next of Kin : BENNETT, FLORENCE 

Date of Discharge : 21 Sep 1945

Rank : Corporal 

Posting at Discharge : 19 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 78

Notes : Awarded OAM in 1985 for services to the Sawmilling Industry

Service Record

(not online yet)

Name : BREEN, JAMES PATRICK 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V383375 

Date of Birth : 30 Jun 1909

Place of Birth : BEAUFORT, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 26 Mar 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : LARRA, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : LISMORE, VIC 

Next of Kin : BREEN, CHRISTINA 

Date of Discharge : 2 Aug 1945

Rank : Lance Corporal 

Posting at Discharge : 7 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 65

Service Record

(not online yet)

Name : CARR, DANIEL GORDON 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V383246 

Date of Birth : 10 Jul 1886

Place of Birth : ROKEWOOD, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 2 Feb 1943 

Locality on Enlistment : ROKEWOOD, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : COLAC, VIC 

Next of Kin : CARR, MARY 

Date of Discharge : 8 Dec 1943

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 19 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 84

Service Record

(not online yet)

Name : CARR, ERNEST THOMAS 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V352330 

Date of Birth : 29 Jun 1919

Place of Birth : ROKEWOOD, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 21 Feb 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : ROKEWOOD, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : ROKEWOOD, VIC 

Next of Kin : CARR, S 

Date of Discharge : 21 Sep 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 19 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Service Record

(not online yet)

Name : DOTTER, LEONARD EDWARD 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V380427 

Date of Birth : 22 May 1900

Place of Birth : AVOCA, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 29 Jan 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : ROADSIDE DELIVERY 

Place of Enlistment : BROADFORD, VIC 

Next of Kin : DOTTER, EDNA 

Date of Discharge : Unknown

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 16 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 83

Service Record

(not online yet)

Name : DOW, DAVID LEIGH 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V382978 

Date of Birth : 9 Jul 1910

Place of Birth : FERGUSON, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 14 Jun 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : FERGUSON, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : BEECH FOREST, VIC 

Next of Kin : DOW, RHODA 

Date of Discharge : 21 Sep 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 16 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Notes : Was also in the AMF


Name : DOW, DAVID LEIGH 

Service : Australian Military Forces

Service Number : 293892

Date of Birth : 9 Jul 1910

Place of Birth : FERGUSON, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 14 Feb 1934 

Locality on Enlistment : COLAC, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : COLAC, VIC 

Next of Kin : DOW, DAVID 

Date of Discharge : 6 Dec 1934

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 23/21 BATTALION 

Previous Military Experience : 8 Battalion (Ballarat) 6 mths. Moved outside area.

Fate : Died aged 65

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Name : FENTON, CHARLES HEBUIRN 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V361491 

Date of Birth : 17 Apr 1914

Place of Birth : BRANXHOLME, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 23 Dec 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : COGHILLS CREEK, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : COGHILLS CREEK, VIC 

Next of Kin : FENTON, ALFRED 

Date of Discharge : 1 Oct 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 20 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 83

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Name : FENTON, NORMAN SYM 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V390239 

Date of Birth : 15 Jun 1901

Place of Birth : BRANXHOLME, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 8 Jul 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : VIOLET CREEK, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : HAMILTON, VIC 

Next of Kin : FENTON, DOROTHY 

Date of Discharge : 28 Jun 1943

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 9 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 61

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Name : GERRARD, JOHN LOUIS 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V383180 

Date of Birth : 22 Jul 1918

Place of Birth : BEEAC, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 9 Jul 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : BEEAC, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : COLAC, VIC 

Next of Kin : GERRARD, L 

Date of Discharge : 31 May 1943

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : D COY VDC 

Fate : Died aged 69

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Name : HAIR, COLIN CECIL 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : Q225965 

Date of Birth : 11 Sep 1905

Place of Birth : COOLAMON, NSW 

Date of Enlistment : 18 Apr 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : NORTH DULACCA, QLD 

Place of Enlistment : DULACCA, QLD 

Next of Kin : Unknown 

Date of Discharge : 21 Oct 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 19 BN V D C ROMA 

Fate : Died aged 72

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Name : HAIR, MALCOLM GEORGE 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : Q225482 

Date of Birth : 10 Jun 1898

Place of Birth : NARRANDERA, NSW 

Date of Enlistment : 11 Apr 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : DULACCA, QLD 

Place of Enlistment : DULACCA, QLD 

Next of Kin : Unknown 

Date of Discharge : 21 Oct 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 19 BN V D C ROMA 

Fate : Died aged 77

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Name : HAMILTON, ALEXANDER RUSSELL 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V357498 

Date of Birth : 25 Sep 1905

Place of Birth : BALLARAT, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 2 Jul 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : ELWOOD, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : RIPPONLEA, VIC 

Next of Kin : HAMILTON, HEATHER 

Date of Discharge : 25 Nov 1943

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 5 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 


Name : HAMILTON, ALEXANDER RUSSELL 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V401502 

Date of Birth : 26 Feb 1905

Place of Birth : BALLARAT, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : Unknown 

Locality on Enlistment : CLYDE, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : CRANBOURNE, VIC 

Next of Kin : HAMILTON, FLORENCE 

Date of Discharge : 9 Oct 1945

Rank : Lance Corporal 

Posting at Discharge : 10 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 77

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Name : HOLLOWAY, STEVEN WILLIAM JOHN 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V352298 

Date of Birth : 1 Oct 1907

Place of Birth : BAMBRA, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 1 Mar 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : BAMBRA, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : BIRREGURRA, VIC 

Next of Kin : HOLLOWAY, MARY 

Date of Discharge : 21 Sep 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 51

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Name : MACTIER, JAMES OLIVER 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V402119 

Date of Birth : 22 Dec 1913

Place of Birth : CASTLEMAINE, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 9 Apr 1943 

Locality on Enlistment : POMPAPIEL 

Place of Enlistment : MITIAMO, VIC 

Next of Kin : MACTIER, BETTY 

Date of Discharge : 17 Sep 1945

Rank : Corporal 

Posting at Discharge : 21 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

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Name : MATHESON, JOHN JOSEPH 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V353088 

Date of Birth : 24 Jan 1906

Place of Birth : BERUNGA, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 26 Mar 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : MOUNT BUTE, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : LISMORE, VIC 

Next of Kin : MATHESON, CATHERINE 

Date of Discharge : Unknown

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 51

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Name : MATHESON, JOHN JOSEPH 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V353088 

Date of Birth : 24 Jan 1906

Place of Birth : BERUNGA, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 26 Mar 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : MOUNT BUTE, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : LISMORE, VIC 

Next of Kin : MATHESON, CATHERINE 

Date of Discharge : Unknown

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 51

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Name : NEVILLE, RAYMOND 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V220921 

Date of Birth : 18 Oct 1908

Place of Birth : FITZROY, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 8 Aug 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : MERBEIN, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : MILDURA, VIC 

Next of Kin : NEVILLE, LILLIAN 

Date of Discharge : 17 Sep 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 21 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 89

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Name : RIZZOLI, LESLIE JOSEPH 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V400127 

Date of Birth : 11 May 1901

Place of Birth : ROKEWOOD, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 3 Jun 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : BALLARAT, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : BALLARAT, VIC 

Next of Kin : RIZZOLI, DORIS 

Date of Discharge : 1 Oct 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 20 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 79

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Name : RIZZOLI, WALLACE 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V383049 

Date of Birth : 3 Sep 1918

Place of Birth : ROKEWOOD, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 20 Jun 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : ILLABAROOK, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : ILLABAROOK, VIC 

Next of Kin : RIZZOLI, MARY 

Date of Discharge : 21 Sep 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : D COY VDC 

Fate : Died aged 78

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Name : ROBERTS, ALFRED KEITH 

Service : Australian Army 

Service Number : V403252 

Date of Birth : 3 Jun 1911

Place of Birth : ARARAT, VIC 

Date of Enlistment : 4 Feb 1942 

Locality on Enlistment : GEELONG WEST, VIC 

Place of Enlistment : GEELONG, VIC 

Next of Kin : ROBERTS, GLADYS 

Date of Discharge : 18 Oct 1945

Rank : Private 

Posting at Discharge : 6 BATTALION VOLUNTEER DEFENCE CORPS 

Fate : Died aged 50

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