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Gamble, W. Leslie Wilfred?,
 

Gartside, Percy Alexander  (alias) John Wm. Claridge, 3667


Service No:
3667                             
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Address:
c/o P.O. Springvale and Croydon
Date of Enlistment:
August 26, 1915 (also) various times -see below
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 3in tall, 8stn 12 lbs, grey eyes, black hair, fresh complexion
Next of Kin: Mrs Eliza Jennings
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 57Btn
Embarkation Details: February 28, 1918 from Melbourne on HMAT Nestor A71

Places and dates of service:
1915 August 26: in Victoria – enlisted (3667) Percy Alex Zeander Gartside (medically unfit)
1916 February 4: in Victoria – re-enlisted (V17475) Cyril Victor Gartside (medically unfit)
1916 May 19: in Victoria - re-enlisted (3345) John William Gartside (medically unfit)
1917 September 14: in Victoria – re-enlisted (3667) John William Claridge (medically unfit)
1918 April 20: to Codford , England (enlisting under his real name – Percy Alex Gartside)
1918 July 8: to France
1918 December 26: France - in hospital (medically unfit)
1919 January 17: England – in hospital (medically unfit)



Returned to Australia:
April 30, 1919 to Melbourne on Plassy     
Discharge Date:
August 1, 1919 (medically unfit)
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board

Family Story:
Percy was born January 25, 1897 in Launceston Tasmania to John Gartside and Argenteena Claridge. His mother was named as Mrs Eliza Jennings of Springvale in 1915. His father John Gartside of 9 Windsor St. Launceston Tasmania in 1916. His sister Mrs Annie Buckley was living in Kilsyth in 1917. Some of the various names used in his attempts to enlist were his mother’s maiden name and also his father’s first names.

Percy died in 1967 at Heidelberg and was cremated July 12, 1967 Springvale.



Geiger, Adolphus Edward, 892


Service No:
892                             
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
September 3, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
23 years 2 mnths
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9 ½ in tall, 165 lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Christian George Geiger
Rank on Enlistment: Driver
Unit Name: 1st Division Motor Corp.
Embarkation Details: November 2, 1914 Freemantle WA. HMAT Freemantle.

Places and dates of service:
1915: to Egypt.
1915 June 3: to Alexandria Egypt.
1915 July 28: sick (tonsillitis) 19th General Hospital Egypt.
1915 September 18: appointed to Acting Sergeant Egypt.
1916 March 2: to Zeitoun Egypt.
1916 March 14: reverts back to Driver Egypt.
1916 April 1: to Marseilles France.
1916 April 10: sick ( bronchitis) to Hospital Abbeville France.
1916 December 23: appointed Motor Transport Driver France.
1916 December 29; transfer to 1st Aust. Division Supply Train France.
1917 January 8: transfer to 4th Aust. Division Supply Train France.
1918 November 8 : to England for leave
1918 December 3 : RTA.

Service injuries: NIL



Returned to Australia:
January 7, 1919: to West Aust. on Port Hacking     
Discharge Date:
April 14, 1919: Perth WA.
Rank at Discharge:
Motor Transport Driver
Honours/Medals:
914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board.

Family Story:

Adolphus Edward was born 1891 Lilydale to father Christian George Geiger, mother unknown. Mr Geiger came to Lilydale some-time in the 1870s and lived in Taylor St. Lilydale, he died 1918. He was an expert vignernon and had been employed by Mr C.G. Hutton at St.Huberts in Coldstream. There were 3 girls and 2 boys, Adolphus was the youngest son. (Lilydale Express December 13, 1918)

Adolphus was living in Perth WA. When he enlisted in 1914 and embarked from Freemantle, he listed his brother Mr. CW Geiger of the Government Motor Garage as his next of kin, later naming his father. The electoral rolls tell us that he was living in Perth 1915, Freemantle 1925-1936/7. The army pages 30 and 32 say that he was doing survey work in western Australia and was living at Hollywood WA.





Geuer, Arthur William, 55623


Service No:
55623                             
Occupation: Clerk
Address:
Cave Hill Rd. Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
February 21, 1918
Age at Enlistment:
18 Years 6 Months
Marital Status:
single
Physical Description:
5ft 9 ¼ in tall, 123 lbs, brown eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Johann Carl M. Geuer
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 1-17 (VIC) Reinforcements
Embarkation Details: July 23, 1918 Melbourne on HMAT Marathon A74

Places and dates of service:
1918 September 27: to London England.
1918 December 9: to Rouelles France.
1919 January 22: appointed driver in France.
1919 May 21: to England for RTA.

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
August 24, 1919: Melbourne on City of Exeter     
Discharge Date:
September 8, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Driver
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, St John Church of England Lilydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Arthur was born 1899 in Windsor to parents Johann Carl Maria Geiger and Alice Aldridge. Mr Johan Geuer died 1950 in Elmore aged 80 years, Alice died 1956 Elmore 86 years.

A brother Charles Titchener Geuer died Lilydale 1965, he operated a cordial factory 1923-1939 in Chapel Street, Lilydale and also a laundry business 1930-1954.

It is not known if Arthur was married or if he had family. He died in 1970 aged 70 years at Mooroolbark, and was buried at Box Hill Cemetery. In the same burial plot were Alice Ada Adelaide Geuer (1983) and Judith Ann Geuer (1951).





Gibson, Benjamin Harold, 4704


Service No:
4704                             
Occupation: Postman
Address:
Kilsyth/The Basin
Date of Enlistment:
December 13, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
21 years 9 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 63/4in tall, 129 lbs, hazel eyes, brown hair, pale complexion.
Next of Kin: Wife
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 23rd Btn.
Embarkation Details: April 4, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Euripides A14.

Places and dates of service:
1916 September 16: to England.
1916 October !: to France.
1916 November 6: wounded in the field France.
1916 December 25: returned to unit.
1917 March 5: wounded in the field France.
1917 March 14: to 3rd London general Hospital England.
1918 March 15: RTA (invalid Blind in both eyes)

Service injuries:
1916 November 6: gunshot wound to head and buttocks, in the field France.
1917 March 5: gunshot wound to face and (L) arm. (R) eye. Blinded. Total loss of left eye, in the field France.




Returned to Australia:
April 15, 1918: to Melbourne on HMAT Marathon( invalid blind in both eyes)     
Discharge Date:
July 17, 1918.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board, Bayswater War Memorial.

Family Story:
Benjamin, known as Harold was born 1894 Clifton Hill to parents Robert Moore Gibson and Annie Male Lobb.

His brother Joseph Lobb Gibson also served in WW1(15182).

Harold was married prior to enlisting to Myrtle, but it is not known if they had family. Harold died at Heidelberg 1978.





Gibson, C.,

Gibson, W.,



Gibson, Joseph Lobb, 15182


Service No:
15182                             
Occupation: Butcher
Address:
Liverpool Rd. Kilsyth
Date of Enlistment:
February 17, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
27 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 8 1/2in tall, 135lbs, blue eyes, fair hair, fresh
Next of Kin: Alice Fern Gibson
Rank on Enlistment: Sapper
Unit Name: 3div. Signal Comp. Aust.Engineers
Embarkation Details: September 25, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Shropshire A9

Places and dates of service:
1916 November 11: to Plymouth England
1917 February 17: to Ebbeville France
1917 October 30: wounded in the field Belgium – severely gassed.
1917 November 4: to Brighton England (hospital).
1918 February 27: to Rouelles France
1919 February 22: to hospital Belgium (bronchio pneumonia)
1919 February 27: died in Belgium (Influenza) buried Charleroi Communal Cemetery in Belgium Plot 1 Row J.


Returned to Australia:
N/A     
Discharge Date:
N/A
Rank at Discharge:
N/A
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board, Olinda Honour Board.

Family Story:
Joe was born 1888 Clifton Hill (Collingwood) to parents Robert Moore Gibson and Annie Male Lobb. He married Alice Fern Baldwin and had a daughter (Mrs Lloyd Watson) and a son (Reginald) In 1937 Alice built a café/milkbar across the road from the Croydon Picture Theatre in Mt Dandenong Road.



 

Gilbert, August, 20132


Service No:
20132                             
Occupation: Contractor
Address:
Yering
Date of Enlistment:
July 27, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
21 years
Marital Status:
single
Physical Description:
6ft 1in tall, 12stn 2lbs, blue eyes, black hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, James Gilbert
Rank on Enlistment: Driver
Unit Name: 8th FAB
Embarkation Details: May 20, 1916

Places and dates of service:
1916 July 18: to Plymouth England.
1916 August 13: to camp 16 Larkhill Haylock England.
1916 November 24: to France.
1917 January 4: accidently wounded in the field France.
1917 April 10: to Hurdcott England.
1917 May 30: offence- wearing a military medal ribbon when not entitled London England.
1917 August 20: London England.
1917 November 1: offence- not obeying an order (28 days detention) Tidworth England.
1918 May 8: Tidworth England.
1918 June 14: to Heytesbury England.
1918 August 22: to Parkhouse England.
1918 September 12: discharged in London (medically unfit) – and to take up employment as an Australian Munition Worker in England.

Service injuries:
1917 January 4: fractured fibula (accident) attending to horses at Steenverch France.



Returned to Australia:
Date not known.     
Discharge Date:
September 12, 1918 London.
Rank at Discharge:
Driver
Honours/Medals:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Yering Memorial Roll
Memorials:


Family Story:
August was born 1894 Nagambie to parents James Gilbert and Sarah Hannah Johnston, he had two brothers who also served WW1, George Ernest (b) 1886 (1321) who was a prisoner of the Turkish army and Ernest Vincent (b) 1891 (20192).

Ern and August sailed together on HMAT Medic. Their father James had a farm “Beauty Glipse” at Yering and later bought 160 acres at Scoresby and called farm “Rushdale”.

George and Ernest took up 80 acres each on the Soldier Settlement plan (on blocks next to father).

It is not known if August stayed in England or not.




Gilbert, Ernest Vincent, 20192


Service No:
20192                             
Occupation: Farrier
Address:
Yering
Date of Enlistment:
July 21, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
24 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 10in tall, 11stn, brown eyes, brown hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, James Gilbert
Rank on Enlistment: Driver
Unit Name: 8th FAB
Embarkation Details: May 20, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Medic A7

Places and dates of service:
1916 July 18: to Plymouth England.
1916 November 24: to France.
1916 December 5: sick (scabies) in the field France
1917, 1918 to April 1919 : in the field France.
1919 May 11: to England for RTA.

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
June 27, 1919 Melbourne on the Borda     
Discharge Date:
August 11, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Driver
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Yering Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Ern was born in 1891 to parents James Thomas Gilbert and Sarah Hannah Johnston. He had siblings George Ernest (b) 1886 (WW1 1321) August (Gus) (b) 1894 (WW1 20132) James Thomas (b) 1879 and sister Susie.

Ern and brother George took up Soldier Settlement lots of 80 acres each in Scoresby next door to their father’s farm “Rushdale”. Their father had previously owned farm at Yering called “Beauty Glipse”.(McAleer WW1 book).

In 1921 Ern married Margaret Elizabeth Kehoe (BDM) and had children Merle and William Edward. He died June 8, 1937 at Scoresby aged 45 years and is buried at Fern Tree Gully. Margaret died October 14, 1986 and is buried with Ernest.





Gilbert, George Ernest, 1321


Service No:
1321                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Yering
Date of Enlistment:
July 21, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
29 years 5months.
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 11inch tall, 12stn, brown eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, James Thomas Gilbert
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 9th LH
Embarkation Details: October 28, 1915 Melbourne on SS Hawkes Bay

Places and dates of service:
1915 November 25: to Heliopolis Asia Minor.
1916 February 16: sick (mumps) hospital Cairo Egypt.
1916 March 6: transfer t 3rd LH Asia Minor.
1916 July 24: transfer back to 9th LH Tel-e-Kebir Egypt.
1917 March 22: missing Asa Minor, believed to be a Turkish prisoner of war.
1917 Mach 22: Board of Inquiry – prisoner of war at Borbynidge Turkey.
1917 August 11: prisoner at Afion Kars Hissar Germany/Turkey ?
1918 December 15: repatriated prisoner of war from Port Said Egypt for RTA.


Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
February 8, 1919 Melbourne on HT Somali.     
Discharge Date:
April 17, 1919 (medically unfit due to being a prisoner of war)
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914/15 Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Yering Honour Roll.

Family Story:
George was born in 1886 to parents James Thomas Gilbert and Sarah Hannah Johnston, farmers of Yering. He had siblings James Thomas (b) 1879, Ern Vincent (b) 1891, WW1 20192, August (Gus) (b) 1894, WW1 20132 and Susie.

March 22, 1917 found him to be a prisoner of the Turkish Army at camp Borbynidge. (Army papers) After being captured in Turkey he was sent to Germany to help a farmer and his wife on their farm, he said later that the food in Germany was much better than Turkey. (A McAleer Soldiers WW2 book).

He was a single man of 29 years when he enlisted in 1915, and on return took up 80 acres each with brother Ern on The Soldier Settlement Plan in Scoresby. George married Lily Dinsdale in 1921 (BDM) and had 2 children. He died 1970 Dandenong aged 85 years, and was buried on September 14, 1970 at  Ferntree Gully Cemetery. Lily died 1974 and was buried on April, 19, 1974 also at Ferntree Gully.





Gilbert, J.,



Gilson, Barnet Charles, 995 and 4243


Service No:
995 and 4243                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
(1st) September 14, 1914 (2nd) October 23, 1915.
Age at Enlistment:
35 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5in tall, 140lbs, blue-brown eyes, dark-brown hair, tanned complexion.
Next of Kin: Brother, John Gilson
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 24th Btn.
Embarkation Details: (1st) December 22,1914 Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses (2nd) March 7, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire

Places and dates of service:
1915 : to Suez Egypt (no details).
1915 August 23: RTA (medically unfit, Hernia).
1916 : to England.
1917 January 16: to France.
1917 March 14: wounded in the field France.
1917 March 22: to England, 1st London General Hospita.
1917 August 27: RTA (wounded).

Service injuries:
1917 March 14: gunshot wound to left thigh in the field in France.




Returned to Australia:
(1st) July 17: 1915 Melbourne on HT Kyarra (2nd) September 8: 1917 Melbourne on NZ Pakcha     
Discharge Date:
(1st) August 23: 1915 (medically unfit Hernia) (2nd) December 26: 1917 (wounded leg)
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board

Family Story:
Barney was born 1878 in Richmond Victoria to parents Charles Gilson and Margaret McCormack, both of whom where deceased at the time of his enlistment in 1914. He was the 4th child in this family: James (b) 1871, Margaret May (b) 1873, William (b) 1875 also served WW1, Barney, Emma (b)1880 John (Jack) (b) 1882 was his next of kin – a Butcher in Lilydale, Catherine (b) 1883 and Julia (b) 1889.

Barney enlisted a second time after coming home in 1915 to have a Hernia operation, then going back again in 1916. He returned home with a wounded leg that he suffered from for many years, becoming a butcher like Jack.

While in England and before going to France Barney married Mary Annie Langley on November 23, 1916, in Wellington Somerset England. They lived in Clark Street and had children Charles (Bosco), Charlotte Eliza (Lottie) and Celia. Barney had a serious operation in 1938 in Melbourne and died. He was a good volunteer and all institutions in Lilydale, including the RSL, Athletics and the School felt his loss greatly. (Lilydale Express January 14, 1938)

He died on the January 13, 1938 and was buried at Lilydale Cemetery (Reg No. 2816). Mary died in Wonthaggi, and was buried February, 16, 1967 at Lilydale Cemetery (Reg No. 6656)





Gilson, William Henry, 6997



Service No:
6997                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Moonee Ponds
Date of Enlistment:
June 16, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
37years 8 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall, 168 lbs, blue eyes, dark brown hair, ruddy complexion.
Next of Kin: Wife, Margaret Gilson
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 22nd Btn
Embarkation Details: November 21, 1917 Melbourne on HMAT Nestor

Places and dates of service:
1917 December 15: to Suez Egypt.
1918 February 2: to Southampton England.
1918 May 23: AWOL Offence 42 days pay.
1918 June 6: RTA (defective vision in right eye).

Service injuries: NIL



Returned to Australia:
July 31, 1918: Melbourne on Barambah     
Discharge Date:
August 21, 1918 (unfit for service, defective eye)
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board

Family Story:
William was born 1875 Lilydale to parents Charles Gilson and Margaret McCormack. He had siblings - James (b) 1871, Margaret May (b) 1873, Charles Barnet (b) 1878 he also served in WW1 (4243), Emma (b) 1880, John (b) 1882, Catherine (b) 1883, Lucy (b) 1885.

He married in 1911 to Margaret Shaw. When he returned from the war Margaret’s whereabouts was not known and his brother John was looking after a daughter. (BDM & Army records)

In 1939 he was living in Footscray, asking for a copy of his discharge papers. They had been lost in a bush fire in Tawonga, via Wodonga. (Army records pg.54)

Possible death – William died 1951 Parkville aged 74 years, parents unknown. Burial N/A.



Glass, P.D.,




Goodall, Joseph Francis (alias) Cyril Fish, 7578


Service No:
7578                             
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Address:
Clark St. Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 27, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
17 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall, 154 lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, fresh
Next of Kin: Father William Goodall
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 25R 10Btn
Embarkation Details: October 30, 1917 from Melbourne on HMAT Aeneas A60

Places and dates of service:
1917 December 27: Arrived Devonport England
1918 February 2: Admitted to hospital in Sutton Veny Military Hospital with measles.
1918 April 21: RTA “underage”. 


Returned to Australia:
June 7, 1918 at Melbourne on Suevic A29     
Discharge Date:
June 18,1918
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board


Welcome Home Lilydale Express Report September 13, 1918

Family Story:
Joseph was born May 26, 1899 at Lilydale to parents William Goodall and Olive Lewis.
 He enlisted in Adelaide under the alias of Cyril Fish, stating that he was 21 years of age. After he arrived in England, this alias was discovered and being underage and without his parents permission to enlist, he was returned to Australia.
He died in 1974 in Bacchus Marsh and his place of burial is unknown.




Goodall, Thomas Henry, 3112


Service No:
3112                            
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
“The Wattles’ Warburton Rd. Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 28, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
25 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8 3/4in tall, 11stn 3lb, grey eyes, light brown hair, ruddy complexion.
Next of Kin: Father Thomas Goodall
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 7R 24Btn
Embarkation Details: November 26, 1915 from Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth A73

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 24: to Zeitoun Egypt
1916 February 26: to Serapeum Egypt
1916 March 21: to Marsellies France
1916 July 23 to 1917 May sick in hospital with pleurisy in France and England
1917 May 25: to France
1917 October 25: Killed In Action at Belgium. Buried- not known. Memorial at Menin Gate, Ypres Belgium.


Returned to Australia:
N/A     
Discharge Date:
N/A
Rank at Discharge:
N/A
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board, Lilydale War Memorial, Church of England Honour Board, Lilydale I.O.O.F Honour Board,

Family Story:
Thomas was born in Lilydale July 24 1890, to parents Thomas Goodall and Susan Fletcher. In 1912 he rode with the Yarra Glen And Lilydale Hunt Club on his horses “Tricks” and “Sleepy Bill”. Tom was farm manager for Miss Heath, Warburton Rd. Lilydale (now Heatherlie)




Goodall, William Henry, 3119


Service No:
3119                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Anderson St. Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
November 21, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
28 years, 1 month
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 91/2in tall, 14st3lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, medium
Next of Kin: Sister, Mrs Nick Johnson, Lilydale
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 7R 24Btn
Embarkation Details: November 26, 1915 embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A73 Commonwealth.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 24: Sarapeum Egypt
1916 March 26: Alexandria Egypt
1916 March 31: Marselliers France
1917 February 25: In the field France
1917 October 4: Wounded - gun shot wound left leg and neck.
1917 December 14: repatriated to England.


Returned to Australia:
April 4, 1918 Melbourne on the Kenilworth Castle.    
Discharge Date:
June 28, 1918
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board



Welcome Home Report Lilydale Express September 13, 1918.
Family Story:
On September 10, 1919 William married Ella Margaret Goodall at Murumbeena. They had four daughters, Elsie, Edith, Aileen and Wlima.
He died 1952 at Lilydale and is buried in the Lilydale Cemetery.




Goode, Ralph Edward, 106 MBE


Service No:
106                             
Occupation: Grocer
Address:
Melbourne Rd, Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
August 16, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
25 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9½ in tall, 9stn 8lbs, blue eyes, fair hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Maria Truelove (formerly Goode)
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd Field Ambulance
Embarkation Details: October 19, 1914 Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire A18.

Places and dates of service:
1914 April 5: to Gallipoli.
1915 February 5: promoted to Lance Corporal.
1915 April 5: to Gallipoli.
1915 May 5: special mention for gallantry April 25 – May 5.
1915 December 9: promoted Wagon Orderly Corporal Mudross Lemnos.
1916 February 6: mentioned in dispatches Ismailia Egypt.
1916 March 30: to Marseilles France.
1916 August 10: promoted to Sergeant.
1917 : in the field in France.
1918 January 6: sick ( trench fever) France.
1918 March 4: promoted to Staff Sergeant.
1918 April : promoted to Temp/Wagon Orderly France.
1918 September 24: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
NIL


Returned to Australia:
November 23, 1918 to Melbourne on HT Devon.     
Discharge Date:
January 24, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Staff Sergeant
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Lilydale Bowls Club Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Ralph was born 1889 in Camberwell to parents Charles and Maria Goode. He had a sister Kathleen Marie. His mother later married a Mr Truelove.
Ralph was the first man in Lilydale to enlist (August 16, 1914), and after returning home, he married Kathleen Irene Phillips 1919/1920 in Lilydale.

They had a home 11 Clyde St Lilydale and he opened Goode’s Drapery Store in Main Street, he ran this store until 1955. They had 3 daughters, Gwenda (Mrs Mutimer 1927-2010), Merle (Mrs Slattery )and Shirley (Mrs Burchall).

Ralph was a founding member of the Lilydale RSL, 42 years of service, a leading member of the Cricket Club until 1939, later joining the Bowls club where he was a player, Secretary, President and a Life Member. (Lilydale Express February 3, 1961).

In the 1920s Ralph pursued his love of theatre, producing and directing performances of the Lilydale Amateur Dramatic Society. He was also Stipendiary Steward for the Lilydale Athletics Club and the official weather recorder. (A Stretcher Bearer’s War by Anthony McAleer).
Ralph Goode (Justice of the Peace) was presented with a framed Life Membership Certificate of the RSL of Australia in recognition of long and faithful services as a fellow member and worker of the Lilydale Sub-branch. (Lilydale Express July22, 1949).

He was honoured by Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II, in the New Year’s Honours list in 1954 and was awarded the MBE (Most Excellent Order of the British Empire). The investiture took place at Government House and was conferred by Queen Elizabeth II. (Croydon and Ringwood Mail January 28, 1954.)

Ralph died on January 23, 1961 and was buried at Lilydale Cemetery (Reg. No. 6163). Kathleen died on  June 1,3 1969 and was also buried at Lilydale Cemetery (Reg. No.6861)

 

Goode, Stanley Arthur, 2309


Service No:
2309                             
Occupation: Grocer
Address:
Melbourne Rd. Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 19, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
24 years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall, 140 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Mrs Marie Truelove
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 3rd Pioneer Btn.
Embarkation Details: September 18, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Karroo A10.

Places and dates of service:
1915 November 15: to Plymouth England.
1916 December 21 : to Rouen France.
1917 January 31: to Etaples France.
1917 June 8: wounded in the field France.
1917 October 1: wounded in the field France
1918 April 27: wounded in the field France.
1919 January 22: to England on leave.
1919 February 20: to Roulles France.
1919 April 14: to England for return to Australia.

Service injuries:
1917 June 8: wounded in the field France, shell shock and wound to face and (L) wrist.
1917 October 1: wounded in the field France, knocked down by explosion of shell near Polygon Wood, shell shock and gassed.
1918 April 27: wounded in the field France, gassed a second time.




Returned to Australia:
July 17, 1919 on HT Rio Pardo to Adelaide     
Discharge Date:
September 26, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal and Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, St Johns Church of England Honour Board, Loyal Lilydale Lodge Honour Board.

Family Story:
Stan was born 1892 in Canterbury to Marie Goode (father not known) mother Married Mr Truelove. It is not known if Stan married or had children, he died in 1973 and was cremated 8th June at Springvale Cemetery.

 



Gray, Edward Alexander, 3151


Service No:
3151                             
Occupation: Gardener
Address:
Seville
Date of Enlistment:
October 27, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
23 years 5 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9inch tall, brown eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion
Next of Kin: Father Isaac Robert Gray
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 58th Btn
Embarkation Details: December 16, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Medic A7

Places and dates of service:
1917 February 18: to Plymouth England
1917 August 25: to France
1917 October 12: wounded in action 1918 - severely gassed.
February 24: to England –sick (pleurisy and dysentery)
1918 June 7: RTA Service injuries: 1917 October 12: wounded in the field France (gassed severe) Returned to Australia:1918 August 1 to Melbourne on D12 Discharge Date:1918 September 10: medically unfit – disability- post dysenteric colitis.


Returned to Australia:
August 1, 1918 to Melbourne on D12 Discharge     
Discharge Date:
1918 September 10, 1918: medically unfit – disability- post dysenteric colitis.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board, Gruyere Honour Board

Family Story:
Edward was born 8th May 1893 Seville to parents Isaac Robert Gray and Elizabeth Pearce, his father was an orchardist in Seville and he was one of twelve children. One brother Ebenezer Charles Gray also served in WW1 Service No. 1226.

In 1921 Edward married Eva Myrtle Atkinson, and they had a son Kenneth Edward Gray 1922-1924. He was a member of the RSL 1932-1937, living in Seville until 1924, the Maryborough 1925-1928, Mt.Evelyn 1931-1954. 

Eva moved after Edwards death to Lilydale until 1980.
Edward died 23 September 1956 at Heidelberg and is buried Lilydale cemetery.




Gray, Ebernezer Charles, 1226


Service No:
1226                            
Occupation: Gardener
Address:
Queens Rd. Seville
Date of Enlistment:
March 22, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
28 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6 ¾ in tall, 10stn 10lbs, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion
Next of Kin: Isaac Robert Gray
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 24th Btn.
Embarkation Details: May 10, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Euripides A14

Places and dates of service:
1915: Gallipoli
1916 January 10: Mudros Lemnos Island to Alexandria Egypt
1916 : to France
1916 August 12: wounded in the field France ( Gunshot wound to face)
1916 August 20: to Bradford War Hospital In England
1917 February 3: to France 1917 March 10: hospital (Pleurisy)
1917 March 25: to 3rd London General Hospital England
1918 July 27: to France
1918 October 12: wounded in the field France ( Gunshot wound to the buttock)
1918 October 13: to 3rd Western general Hospital Cardiff Wales.



Returned to Australia:
August 1, 1919 Melbourne on Ormonde     
Discharge Date:
November 25, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Gruyere Honour Board

Family Story:
Ebernezer was born on September 18, 1886 to parents Isaac Robert Gray and Elizabeth Pearce. He was one of twelve siblings, one brother Edward Alexander also served in WW1 (3151).
His father Isaac was an orchardist Victoria Rd. Seville and named the property ‘Theodore’, he was a stone mason prior to moving to Seville in 1891.

Ebernezer (Ebe) became the first property owner in Seville to introduce irrigation per internal combustion engine in 1908. (Ref: Seville The Vision and the Reality)

Ebe married in 1923 to Fran Maria Gaudion and they 4 children Peter, Ray, Cedric and Eunice. Ebe died  on November 1, 1970 aged 84 years and is buried in Lilydale Cemetery.



Grenness, Vivian Benjamin Cook, 10031


Service No:
  10031                           
Occupation: University Student - Teaching
Address:
Oxford Rd. Croydon
Date of Enlistment:
August 9, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9 1/2in tall, 12stn, blue eyes, fair hair, sallow
Next of Kin: Father Harry Grenness
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 6th and 14th Field Ambulance
Embarkation Details: March 30, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Suffolk A23

Places and dates of service:

1916 May 12: to Tel-el-kebir Egypt
1917 : to France
1917 September 23: Ypres France - wounded - gunshot to right leg.
1918 February 17: France
1918 March 31: France - appointed Lance Corporal 14th Field Ambulance
1918 September 22: France - congratulated for gallant services rendered during recent operations.
1919 March 21: Repatriated home

Service injuries: 1917 September23: Ypres France, wounded gunshot to right leg. Returned to Australia: 1919 May 6: Melbourne on HS Kursk (Early Repatriation) Discharge Date: N/A Rank at Discharge:Lance Corporal Honours/Medals:British War Medal, Victory Medal Memorials:Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board, Croydon War Memorial Family Story: Vivian was born 1895 Yandoit (Birregurra) Victoria, to parents Harry Grenness and Sarah Fanny Cook. His date of death is unknown, not in Victoria, or if he married. His father Harry was Head Teacher at Kilsyth State School 1910-1918.



Returned to Australia:
May 6, 1919: Melbourne on HS Kursk (Early Repatriation)      
Discharge Date:
N/A
Rank at Discharge:
Lance Corporal
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board, Croydon War Memorial

Family Story:
Vivian was born 1895 Yandoit (Birregurra) Victoria, to parents Harry Grenness and Sarah Fanny Cook.
His date of death is unknown, not in Victoria, or if he married. His father Harry was Head Teacher at Kilsyth State School 1910-1918.




Guillerme, William August, 6324


Service No:
6324                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Warburton Rd. Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
October 24, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
31 years 10 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7 ½ in tall, 140 lbs, brown eyes, dark hair, dark complexion
Next of Kin: Mother Rose Guillerme
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: Australian Vet. Hospital 5Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 23, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Hororata

Places and dates of service:
1917 Janauary 29: To Plymouth England
1917 May 3: to France
1918 July 6: wounded in action France- in the field -gunshot wound to right hand
1918 November 9: to Btn. France
1919 February 5: Married Celine Rambour in France.



Returned to Australia:
 July 25, 1919: to Melbourne on ‘Family Ship’ Bremen     
Discharge Date:
September 1, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
hire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board

Family Story:
William August was born December 8, 1883 in Tunis Africa to parents Pierre (Peter) Guillerme and Rose Bergeon. He married Celine Rambour while on leave in France on the February 5, 1919 at Champagne les Wardrecques. They had four children – Henry Andrew Christopher, Marie Antionette, August and Kerry.

In 1891 when August was 8 years of age his father Peter was cellarman at Mr De Castella’s vineyard at Gruyere ( from “As it Happened” by Val Sheehan).
On the August 15, 1946 August Guillerme applied for Naturalisation, and at the time was living 197 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy.
August died in 1954 aged 71 years in Fitzroy.


 

Guiney, Hubert Aneas, 19912


Service No:
19912                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Yering
Date of Enlistment:
January 25, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8 ¼ in. tall, 142 lbs, hazel eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion
Next of Kin: Father Daniel Guiney
Rank on Enlistment: Gunner / Driver
Unit Name: 8th Field Artillary
Embarkation Details: May 20, 1916 Melbourne HMAT Medic

Places and dates of service:

1916 July 18: to Plymouth England
1916 October 14: to hospital (pneumonia) Fargo Military Hospital England
1917 March 20: to France
1917 June 10: to hospital (tonsillitis) France
1917 July 28: to England
1917 October 1: declared illegal absentee by court of inquiry from August 21, 1917.
1920 April 1: discharged from the AIF in consequence of desertion and forfeit of pay from August 21, 1917 To 1 April 1, 1920.



Returned to Australia:
N/A     
Discharge Date:
April 1, 1920
Rank at Discharge:
Diver
Honours/Medals:
Not Eligible
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board, Coldstream / Yering War Memorial

Family Story:
Hubert was born May 27, 1898 Yering to parents Daniel Guiney and Mary Elizabeth Dynon. He was one of eight children: Margaret, Victor Daniel, David, Mary Elizabeth Teresa, William Francis (80364), Dennis and Harry Timothy. Daniel and Mary lived at Coombe Farm, Coldstream.

While Hubert was recouping in England he AWOL in Ireland, where he married on July 21, 1925 Catherine Guiney (a 2nd cousin) at Brosna, Kerry, Ireland. They had 3 children after returning to Victoria: Mary Elizabeth, David Brendon and John.

Hubert died July 30, 1963 Malvern and is buried New Cheltenham Cemetery. Catherine died August 4, 1970 Prahran.




Guiney, William Francis, 80364


Service No:
80364                             
Occupation: Hairdresser
Address:
Yering
Date of Enlistment:
September 7, 1918
Age at Enlistment:
19 years.
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7½ in tall, 122lbs, blue eyes, black hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Daniel Guiney (Coombe Farm Yering)
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: Not Applicable
Embarkation Details: Not Applicable

Places and dates of service:
1918 October 23 – November 11: Broadmeadows.
1918 December 24: Discharged – Demobilization. War ended before Embarkation.

Service injuries: NIL


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
December 24, 1918.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
NIL
Memorials:
Yering/Coldstream War Memorial

Family Story:
William was born 20 August 1899 at St. Huberts Yering to parents Daniel Guiney and Mary Elizabeth Dynon. In 1918 they were living at Coombe Farm Yering. They had children - - James 1882-1937; Margaret b. 1889; Andrew David 1890-1952 born in Adelaide; Victor Daniel John 1891-1900 d. Lilydale; Mary Elizabeth Teresa b. 1892; Harry Timothy 1895-1968 b. Yarra Glen; Hubert Aeneas 1897-1963 (served WW1 19912); William Francis 1899-1951 d. Moorabbin; Dennis 1901-1912; Nellie b. 1904. ( BDM)

 It is not known if William married or had family, He died 1951 at Moorabbin, place of burial not known. (BDM)






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