Alexander Charles Mortimer Ellis was my Grandpa. He was a man deeply touched by the war in France that he became embroiled in. I remember the terrible dreams that he endured on nights that I stayed with him. He still has two sons living. Mortimer who is 92, and Alec who is 88, as of this day, 31/05/2009. They are both well and enjoy life and Alec is my father. I am 53 and remember my Pa with many...
Sgt Robert Bryant
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Dad's mother's father's war enlistment
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Great grandad's enlistment
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Born 1896 at Warren NSW enlisted at Narromine 1916. Wanted to enlist earlier but was too short only 64.75 inches (5ft 4 and 3/4 inches). Lewis Gunner Number 1 and served on the Western Front, the Somme (Villers Brettoneux, Albert and Hamel. In both battles of Amiens on 25 April and 8/9 Aug 1918. Awarded the Military Medal on 8/9 Aug 1918 for action at Villers Brettoneux. Wounded twice...
George Ashley was in the 11th Battalion, B Coy, 3rd Bgde., leaving Fremantle on the Ascancius. He was on board the HMS Chelmer, part of the second wave at the landing. They landed on the beach just south of Hells Spit, and north of Gaba Tepe, with the objective of taking Baby 700 Hill. The Neck was along the route to Baby 700 Hill so George could well have been in that battle (Coops and I were...
Leslie John Couper
First entry. Correction: Lesley John Couper’s wife was Linda Rose Couper. Verification: Hedley (grandson) Photographs and info to follow. View details for Couper, Leslie John
Horace William Edwards
The cremated remains of both Horace and his wife Edna, are interred in the Memorial Wall at the Eltham Cemetery, Victoria. View details for Edwards, Horace William
Edgar Phillip Coleman
EP first joined up with the Engineers, 6th Light Horse. Granted leave to join the NSW State Aviation School he gained his Aero Club Certificate in December 1916. He left Australia and joined the RFC, serving with the Royal Navy Air Service. Promoted to Flt Sub Lt in August 1917, he had flying experience of almost 90 hours before being admitted to Chatham Hospital, then Peebles, suffering from...
Enlisted 2 Sep 14. Posted to 3rd Fd Art Bde, 7th Bty (1 Div). Embarked HMAT Rangtira (A22) 24 Sep 14. Landed at Gallipoli 25/26 Apr 15. Hospital in Alexandria 20 Jul 15. Hospital England 1 Aug 15. Returned to Egypt 5 Mar 16. Posted to 11th Fd Art Bde (4 Div) - served in 43rd Bty and 111th Howitzer Bty. Arrived France 8 Jun 16. Fromelles 19 Jul 16. Flers Nov 16. Bullecourt...
Kirkpatrick, Alfred Albott
Alfred Kirkpatrick’s second given name is “Allott” not “Albott” as a closer look at the written information on his Attestation Paper and a knowledge of his family will show. View details for Kirkpatrick, Alfred Albott
Despite being severly wounded during WW1 and being partially handicapped for the rest of his life, Donald John Lake enlisted and served for a short period during 1941 when Australia was at risk of invasion from Japanese forces. His service number was N271632 (See NAA: B884, N271632). View details for Lake, Donald John
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The Family hopes that Bruce’s remains will finally be identified at the dig that is taking place Fromelles France View details for Higgins, William Bruce
This is my father’s brother.Tropper W J McDougall -8th Australian Light Horse who fought in Gallipoli and died 3th August 1918 and buried Cairo War Memorial Cemeetery View details for McDougall, William
I am very proud to be the eldest Grandson of John Joseph Acres MM. I would be honoured to find out more of how he was awarded the prestigious Military Medal as we are extremely proud of him. Raymond John Hockey 23/5/09 View details for Acres, John Joseph
Joseph James Wilkinson
Joseph, known as Josie, Wilkinson was my great uncle. He had been largely forgotten by our family until my recent delving into my family history. He was born in Belfast on 12 December 1896 to Joseph and Agnes Wilkinson. In 1911 the family came to Australia on the ship “Moravian” and settled in Wynnum, Queensland. Josie was only 19 when he joined the A.I.F. in April of 1916 and was...
I believe this man is my grandfather. He’s buried in Tarcutta cemetery and his grave is unmarked to my knowledge. His date of birth and date of death are also unknown although I believe he died in about 1935 or 1936, leaving a wife (Gertrude - nee Power) and four children: Helen, Bernard, Paul and Peter. View details for Ingram, Charles
Norman Campbell Thompson
Born Murtoa, Victoria Married Eleanor Ann Wilson View details for Thompson, Norman Campbell
Mr Arthur Eckley
Born in Nelligen, NSW; enlisted Cootamundra 1916. View details for Eckley, Arthur William
Edward (Ted) Rose
Served Australia in the Light Horse and then served his local community for many years as a Hamden Shire Councillor. View details for Rose, Edward