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Eades, Alfred Bailey, 4642



Service No:
4642                             
Occupation: Clerk
Address:
Park St. Ivanhoe
Date of Enlistment:
May 7, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall,10stn 4lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, sallow complexion.
Next of Kin: Louisa Caroline Eades
Rank on Enlistment: Gunner
Unit Name: 2nd Field Artillery
Embarkation Details: August 10, 1915 from Melbourne on RMS Persia.

Places and dates of service:
1915 October 13: to Gallipoli.
1916 March 7: to France.
1916 June 20: appointed 2nd Lieutenant in France.
1918 January 4: to Belgium.
1918 May 2: to France.
1919 October 8: given Commission to Lieutenant after his death.

Service injuries:
1918 March 28: Fractured (left) rib, in the field Belgium.
1918 November 12: died of disease (influenza/pneumonia) in 3rd London General Hospital in Wandsworth England. He is buried in the Australian Military Ground of Brookwood Cemetery London England. Grave no. 182265.


Returned to Australia:
 N/A    
Discharge Date:
N/A
Rank at Discharge:
N/A
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Montrose State School Honour Board and a tree planted in 1920 in his name.

Family Story:
Alfred was born 1895 in Essendon to parents Arthur Cole Eades and Louisa Caroline Scurry. He never married.





Eales, Duncan McEachran, 55606


Service No:
55606                             
Occupation: Bank Clerk (Colonial Bank)
Address:
Belle Vue St. Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
January 12, 1918
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8½ in tall, 147 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, sallow complexion
Next of Kin: Father Thomas Eales
Rank on Enlistment: Gunner
Unit Name: 48th Infantry Rifles
Embarkation Details: July 23, 1918 Melbourne on HMAT Marathon A74

Places and dates of service:

1918 September 27: to London England
1918 December 4: to France.
1919 July 27: RTA



Returned to Australia:
July 27, 1919 on the Main    
Discharge Date:
October 26, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Gunner
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Lilydale Presbyterian Church Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Duncan was born June 23, 1899 Lilydale to parents Thomas Eales and Jane Margaret Mc Eachran. They built a home ‘Cromarty” Belle Vue Street Lilydale, and had 4 sons and 2 daughters.

Before the war, Duncan spent 18 months in the S. Cadets 48b at Camberwell and 6 moths in C Forces 48th at Surrey Hills.

Duncan’s occupation after the war was as a solicitor, and in February 1936 he married Leila Margaret Ball, at St.Johns Church Toorak. They had a son Duncan born in 1941. Duncan died June 24, 1984 aged 85 years and is buried at Lilydale as were his parents. Leila celebrated her 100th year in 1999, she was born May 4, 1899 London.

 

Eales, S.,

Eales, William Henderson, 24577


Eales, Thomas Whiteway,DCM 841



Service No:
841                             
Occupation: Law Clerk
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
February 4, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
19 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 10 ½ in tall, 10 stn, grey eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Father Thomas Eales
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 21st Btn
Embarkation Details: May 10, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses A38

Places and dates of service:
1915: to Egypt
1915 August 29: to Gallipoli aboard Southland when torpedoed.
1915 August to December: at Gallipoli
1915 December 11: frost bite to hand and feet – to Heliopolis Lebanon
1916 November 27: promoted to Corporal
1916 August 5: wounded Pozieres France -gunshot to arm and chest (mild)
1917 April 3: awarded Distinguished Service Medal at Longatte France - For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He volunteered to go forward alone, and located an enemy machine gun, which was the silenced by our rifle fire, with several casualties.
1917 August: sent to England to Queens College Cambridge (officer training)
1917 August 31: promoted to 2nd Lieutenant
1917 October 14: wounded in the field France - shell fractured his ulna
1918 January 2: promoted to Lieutenant France
1918 May 19: killed in action in the field Villers sur Ancre France - hit by an 18 pounder shell head and body. Buried at Mericourt L’Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension France - Plot 111, Row B, Grave 4.


Returned to Australia:
N/A     
Discharge Date:
N/A
Rank at Discharge:
Lieutenant
Honours/Medals:
Distinguished Service Medal, Victory Medal, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal.
Memorials:
Lilydale War Memorial, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Lilydale Presbyterian Church Honour Board.

Family Story:
Thomas known as Tim was born 1896 in Camberwell to parents Thomas Eales and Jane Margaret McEachran. He was educated at Camberwell Grammar School. Two brothers also served, Duncan McEachran Eales and William Eales, Two cousins died in WW1, John Brinsden Vasey and Gilbert Joseph Brinsden.
His father Thomas Eales was a well-known solicitor of Melbourne and Lilydale.





Eales, William Henderson, 24577



Service No:
24577                             
Occupation: Clerk
Address:
‘Cromarty’ Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
March 21, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
18years 5months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 10½in tall, 155 lbs, grey eyes, black hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Thomas Eales
Rank on Enlistment: Lieutenant- He had spent 3 years in senior cadets
Unit Name: 3rd div. Ammunition Column
Embarkation Details: June 27, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Barambah A37.

Places and dates of service:
1916 August 25: to England.
1917 January 12: to Royal Cadet School, St Johns Wood London.
1917 February 28: to France 1917.
May 8: promoted to 2nd Lieutenant and posted to Artillary RHS Rouelles France.
1917 September 28: wounded in action France.
1917 October 8: to England 3rd Sthn. General Hospital Cobham Hall.
1917 December 13: to France.
1918 March 2: detached to Corps. Lewis School.
1918 September 14: leave England.
1919 February 22: leave Paris France.
1919 October 25: AIF depot in England.
1919 November 1: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
917 September 28: gunshot wound to back (severe) in the field France.


Returned to Australia:
November 1, 1919 to Melbourne on HMAS Nestor.     
Discharge Date:
February 6, 1920.
Rank at Discharge:
2nd Lieutenant
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board, Lilydale Presbyterian Church Roll of Honour.

Family Story:
William was born in 1897 in Camberwell to parents Thomas Eales and Jane Margaret McEachran. He had six siblings – Anna Brinsden (b) 1882, John Stewart (b) 1892, Duncan McEachran (b) 1899-1984, Catherine Elizabeth (b) 1901-1984, Charles Alexander (b) 1906-1967 and Thomas Whiteway (b) 1896 and KIA 1918. (Ancestry)

After the war, William became an architect and on the December 9, 1939 he married Jean Dudley McLean at the Hartwell Presbyterian Church. Their two children (twins) William Grant and Jean Whiteway were born June 11, 1943. Jean died December 21, 1975 and was cremated at Springvale Cemetery. William died March 29, 1989 and was also cremated at Springvale Cemetery.
 



Earl, Alfred Thomas,




Emery, Walter Charles Roseburgh, unallotted



Service No:
Not alloted a number                            
Occupation: Gardner
Address:
Woori Yallock
Date of Enlistment:
July 15, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8½ in tall, 10stn, blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion
Next of Kin: Father Charles Emery
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: Not applicable
Embarkation Details: Not applicable

Places and dates of service:
He enlisted in July 1915 in Melbourne, but became sick and was admitted to Base Hospital Melbourne. Unfortunately he died 1915 August 2 one day later, of cerebro spinal meningitis and toxaemia before he could embark to the war. Walter is buried in the Coburg Cemetery  aged 18 years 11 months.


Returned to Australia:
Not applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Not applicable
Honours/Medals:
Memorial Scroll and King’s Message,
Memorials:
Seville Honour Board and Shire of Upper Yarra Honour Board

Family Story:
Walter was born 1897 in Brighton Victoria, to parents Charles and Sophia Lees Emery.

 

England, David, 34133


Service No:
34133                             
Occupation: Mail Coach Driver
Address:
Silvan
Date of Enlistment:
December 13, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
21 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 10in tall, 166lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, medium complexion
Next of Kin: Father George England Silvan Victoria
Rank on Enlistment: Driver
Unit Name: Field Artillery Brigade
Embarkation Details: May 11, 1917 Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius A11

Places and dates of service:
1917 July 20: to Devonport England
1917 October 28: sick (pneumonia) to Sutton Veny Hospital England
1918 January 16: to Rouelles France – promoted Lance Corporal
1918 January 26: to Belgium in the field
1918 April 19: sick (measles)
1918 August 23: wounded in action in France – gunshot wound to the face.
1919 April 18: transferred to England (influenza and pneumonia) King George Hospital London

Returned to Australia:June 16, 1919: Melbourne on HT Ormonde (invalid) Discharge Date:August 31, 1919 Rank at Discharge:Lance Corporal Honours/Medals:British War Medal, Victory Medal Memorials:Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Silvan Honour Roll Family Story: David was born June, 17 1896 at Kilcoy on the Darling Downs in Queensland, to parents George England 1856- 1943, and Florence Marion Davies 1964-1944. By 1912 George was proprietor of Burleigh House Coach Service at Wandin. David married in 1925 at Lidcombe NSW, to Verdi Miram Lodge. It is not known if they had family. David died in Canberra ACT.



Returned to Australia:
June 16, 1919: Melbourne on HT Ormonde (invalid)     
Discharge Date:
August 31, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Lance Corporal
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Silvan Honour Roll

Family Story:

David was born June, 17 1896 at Kilcoy on the Darling Downs in Queensland, to parents George England 1856- 1943, and Florence Marion Davies 1964-1944.

By 1912 George was proprietor of Burleigh House Coach Service at Wandin.

David married in 1925 at Lidcombe NSW, to Verdi Miram Lodge. It is not known if they had family. David died in Canberra ACT.


 

Errey, William Gilbert, 3743



Service No:
3743                             
Occupation: Nurseryman
Address:
Yarra Junction
Date of Enlistment:
July 31, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
27 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 7½ in tall, 9stn 10lbs, blue eyes, dk brown hair, sallow complexion.
Next of Kin: Wife, Edith Mary Errey.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 23, 1915 at Adelaide SA. on the HMAT Ceramic.

Places and dates of service:
1916 April 4: to Marseilles France.
1916 March 28: sick (mumps) to Etaples Hospital France.
1916 July 14: re-joined unit in France.
1917 October 4: wounded in action in Belgium.
1917 October 12: to Bethnal Green Hospital England.
1917 November: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1917 October 4: gunshot wound to right leg and left wrist in the field Belgium.

Returned to Australia:
January 24, 1918 to Melbourne (invalid) HS Dunluce Castle.     
Discharge Date:
April 24, 1918.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1925 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board.

Family Story:
William was born August 30, 1887 in Cobrico near Cobden to parents Thomas Peter Errey and Elizabeth Ruth Wells. William had 7 brothers and sisters: William Henry, Martha Mary, Thomas Peter, James Henry, Jane Mercy Alice, Elizabeth Ann Ruth and Margaret Hannah Errey.

At the time of his enlisting in 1915, William was a nurseryman and Edith was post mistress at Hazeldean, near Warburton. After the way they moved to Warburton Road Lilydale. William had married Edith Mary Hirons in 1910, and they had 6 children Edith Hazel (b) 1911 (Eldridge), Kathleen Phyllis (b) 1912 (Lanning), Ivan Gilbert (b) 1921—He served in WW2 and died New Guinea 1945, Lillian Eileen (b) 1919 (Moss), Ethel (Genat) and Winsome (Coates).

William was member of Lilydale RSL, and he died July 10, 1969 at Heidelberg, and was cremated at Springvale Cemetery.







Evans, John Ellis, 1914


Service No:
  1914                           
Occupation: Bootmaker
Address:
143 Arden Street, Nth Melbourne.
Date of Enlistment:
March 29 1916
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4.75in tall, 132lbs, blue eyes, light brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Ellis Evans & Annie Evans, 143 Arden St, Nth Melbourne.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 60th Battalion.
Embarkation Details: July 8, 1916 embarked from Melbourne on ‘Ajana’.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 23: 20th Depot Battalion, Castlemaine.
1916 April 10: 57th Battalion, 3rd reinforcement, Broadmeadows.
1916 August 31: Marched in from o/s, 15th Training Battalion, Larkhill.
1916 October 9: AWL October 9 to 11; 7 days confined to base, forfeit two day’s pay.
1916 December 6: Proceeded o/s France per ‘Princess Henrietta’ to reinforce 60th Battalion.
1916 December 7: Marched in from England, at Entaples, 5th Aus Div.
1917 March 25: Discharged, marched in to 5th Aus Div, Etaples.
1917 May 20: Marched out to unit, taken on strength 60th Batt, Field.
1917 July 23: Admitted 5th Div Rest Station.
1917 August 10: Discharged to duty.
1917 August 13: Rejoined 60th Battalion.

Service injuries:
1917 February 8: Sick – to hospital Entaples, ‘NYD ankle’.
1917 March 5: Admitted to Conval Depot, ganglion on right foot, transferred 5 Conv Depot.
1917 July 16: Sick, 15th Aus Field Amb admitted, STA finger and leg.
1917 September 27th K.I.A. in the field and is remembered at the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial – panel 21, Belgium.



Returned to Australia:
N/A     
Discharge Date:
N/A
Rank at Discharge:
N/A
Honours/Medals:
Memorial Scroll, Memorial Plaque.
Memorials:
Shire of Lilydale Memorial Roll.

Family Story:
Not known.


Evans, Wilson, 374



Service No:
          374                   
Occupation: Flour Miller
Address:
N/K
Date of Enlistment:
April 12th 1915
Age at Enlistment:
22 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5 ¼ inches, weighing 10st 8lb, of a fresh complexion with dark brown hair and grey eyes
Next of Kin: Mrs Elizabeth Evans, mother, Lilydale; later c/o J. A. Evans Wandin North
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd Machine Gun Battalion
Embarkation Details: Embarked on May 8th 1915 at Melbourne on the Ulysses.

Places and dates of service:
1915 April 12: 21st Battalion
1916 March 16: 6th Brigade Headquarters, Batman to Chaplain
1916 March 18: Egypt
1917 January 1: 2nd Brigade Headquarters, France
1918 June 3: 2nd Machine Gun Battalion; later promoted to Corporal (temp.)
1918 December 2: embarked for England with injury to right foot.


Returned to Australia:
 May 18, 1919 on the Armagh    
Discharge Date:
July 17, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:

Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board

Family Story:
Wilson Evans was born in 1893 near Brungle, New South Wales. His mother was Elizabeth Evans. Wilson served a three year apprenticeship with McLennan of Mooroopna and later was a flour miller. He was a member of the Lilydale RSL. In the 1933 RSL Minute book, Wilson Evans is listed as having 2 children Beryl 12 and Ronnie 9.




Ewart, Gordon Edmund, 3305


Service No:
  3305                           
Occupation: Railway booking clerk
Address:
Montrose
Date of Enlistment:
August 3, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
18 years and 5 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Height: 5ft 3 ¼ inches; weight: 8 st 11 lbs; chest measurement: 31 ½ -33 ½ ; complexion: fresh; eyes: blue; hair: dark brown; distinctive marks: scars: right knee cap, 4 moles
Next of Kin: Alexander Edmund Ewart and Mary Ann Ewart (parents)
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement; (later) 58th Battalion and 60th Battalion
Embarkation Details: Unit embarked from Adelaide, South Australia, on board HMAT A71 Nestor on 11 October 1915

Places and dates of service:
1916: Tel El Kebir;
1917: France – many locations.
Service injuries:Trench fever; synovitis left knee;
1918 October 1: KIA Bellicourt and buried in Bellicourt Cemetery, Plot 1, Row D, Grave 4.


Returned to Australia:
 N/A    
Discharge Date:
N/A
Rank at Discharge:
N/A
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, 1914-15 Star, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Montrose War Memorial, Montrose State School Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale WW1 Honour Board, Tree planted at Montrose State School

Family Story:
Not known.








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