Rupert RIP have still got your post card from the front Oct 1916. Still missed ,Beryl View details for Nelson, Rupert James
They shall not grow 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”. In fond memory of my dear Uncle Bert who was like a father to me. You gave much, suffered much and complained little. Rest In Peace. Bruce Cole. View details for Wilson, Hugh...
You are sadly missed and always remembered by Beryl View details for Edgley, Norman
An english born rugby international who played for Great Britain before emigrating to Australia and then playing for Australia in 1905. He played in the first two international played in New Zealand – in 1904 for Great Britain and in 1905 for Australia – the All Blacks won both games. He had trained as a merchant seaman and sailed passenger clippers round the world three times. View details for ...
The Power family lived in Orange. Terrence was my great grandfather’s brother. He was listed as kia in France or Belgium, 9th October 1917. View details for Power, Terence
William Henry, brother to George and Edward Daniel Waters. Father is Mark Waters and mother is Martha Waters nee Deans. View details for Waters, Edward Daniel View details for Waters, William Henry
Thanks John Hagan
I’m teaching WWI to year nine students and I want to commemorate John Hagan from Campbelltown NSW. Thank you for fighting for our freedom, D. Ha View details for Hagan, Walter John
Bridger, Alfred Ernest
Enlisted 14 July 1915 Embarked from Adelaide, South Australia on board HMAT A2 Geelong on 18 November 1915.Died at sea December 1915 (supposedly as result of boxing match)Buried at sea.Alfred was the brother of Hugh Bridger View details for Bridger, Alfred Ernest
While researching family history I have found this man who I never knew, to be to the best of my knowledge, a good soldier, a hard worker in his community, an ambulance attendant and a performer who died far too young. View details for Bertlesen, Carl Alexander
2nd Lieutenant Stewart Salmond BURGESS 20th Battalion AIF Stewart Salmond Burgess was born on 30th July 1889 at Maclean, New South Wales. The fourth son (in a family of nine - six brothers and two sisters) of the Rev. Dr John Burgess M.A D.D and Mrs Jeannie Burgess. Rev Burgess was the Presbyterian Minister in Maclean at the time. The family moved to Kiama, NSW in January 1890, then a further move...
Stanley Cockburn Elliott 21 Battalion
Stanley Cockburn Elliott enlisted on February 5, 1916 and was sent to the 21 Battalion with the 14th reinforcements. He was 20 years old when they embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A32 Themistocles on 28 July 1916. He was wounded in the right knee, hip and left arm on December 29, 1916. He was taken off a hospital train and to the New Zealand Stationary Hospital where he died early the...
Frank Slater was my Fathers uncle. The family story is that he was a ‘bit of a lad’ and had to leave Kettering before the police got him. He went to Australia, I believe to Oolbun in QLD. and enlisted in 1915. The other story goes that he came back to Kettering on leave, refusing to leave his mothers house without his Army uniform on, so that he couldn’t be arrested! He was...
Cook, Hubert Constant
Alan Ronald Cook, son of Hubert Constance Cook, was my father. Alan also served in the army in Malaysia and Papua New Guinea. Alan had three sons and three daughters from his first marriage and three daughters from his second marriage. We think of our father and grandfather often and remember their sacrifices. View details for Cook, Hubert Constant
COOK, James Theodore
James Theodore COOK was my Grandfather. After his service in WW1 he returned to the farm in Wallup before joining Victoria Police in 1926. He retired in Geelong in the mid 1950’s. View details for Cook, James Theodore
David Harford diary
David kept a diary from the time of sailing from Fremantle on the Militades through to Egypt, Ceylon, Suez, England, France and to Belgium. Marvelling at the sights and telling his story in very poetic writing. Especially describing how he felt knowing that he would end his life there in the trenches. I quote: ‘I have just begun to notice that there are very few of my old mates of the 28th...
Mervyn James Stannard moved to Sydney on returning from World War 1, where he married Ruby Ashby, they had two sons; Frank James Stannard born 24 March 1925 and Ronald Stannard. Frank Married Betty Campbell and had three children; Lynette Beverly Stannard born 10 November 1955, Glenyss Joy Stannard born 9 August, 1959 and, Craig James Stannard born 25 March 1963. View details for Stannard, Mervyn...
McDonald, James Thomas, from your great nephew...
My name is Michael Lynch now 62 years old in 2010 – living in Strathpine Qld. I am the son of Mary Edith Lynch nee McDonald, born Bell Qld 1904, second child of Donald (Sonny) McDonald and Edith Harding. Your brother Sonny was born in 1879 and moved to Hay NSW with his wife and young family. A year or so later you were fighting on the Western Front and thank God you returned safely to Australia....
Based on William Rushton Collinson’s war record, he can be traced back to Walkden, Lancashire in England where members of his family worked in the coal mining and cotton manufacturing industries. He was born in 1882 . He came to Australia on the Geelong (PO Branch Service) which left London on 26 July 1911 and was bound for Melbourne . Inspection of the passenger list and ticket...
Willie Collinson was baptised as Willie Collinson in the Dewsbury registration area of England  and appears in the 1901 England Census . His father was Goodall Collinson and mother Harriet Ranyard . The Collinson family can be traced back in the same area of Yorkshire, England until at least 1806 and where workers in the woollen, cotton and carpet weaving industry of the area. ...