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Haddon, Percy, 5115



Service No:
5115                           
Occupation: Farm labourer
Address:
Seville
Date of Enlistment:
July 22, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
23 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6 ¾ ins, weighing 10 st. 3 lbs with dark brown hair, blue eyes and fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Annie Haddon, mother, 57 Flemington Rd, North Melbourne
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 46th Battalion
Embarkation Details: March 14, 1916 at Melbourne, on the Anchises.

Places and dates of service:
1916, April 15: 4th Training Battalion to Tel el Kebir
1916, May 20:12th Training Battalion
1916, June 7:To join BEF, Alexandria to Marseilles
1916, August 14: 46th Battalion, France
1917, January 27:Killed in Action, France - he has a memorial at Villers Bretonneux Memorial MR26, Part 111.


Returned to Australia:
N/A     
Discharge Date:
N/A
Rank at Discharge:
N/A
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:
Seville Honour Roll; Shire of Lillydale Honour Honour Board

Family Story:
Percy was born at St Kilda in 1892, to Thomas Joseph Haddon, who died around 1912, and Annie Haddon, later Storey.
He was Anglican with no brothers. On enlistment Percy was given a send-off at Seville. During his absence, or by 1923, Annie changed her surname and address to Annie Storey, 259 Queensbury St Carlton.

Annie visited the YMCA in Melbourne in 1919 to inquire as to how Percy had died, where he was buried, and if there were any photographs of his grave. Also in 1919, Annie signed at Statutory Declaration saying she was Percy's mother.





 

Haig, J.C.J.,

 

Hamilton, George "Bung" Henry, 4212


Service No:
4212                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Clarke St, Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
August 9, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
40 years and 2 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 7 ins weighing 12 stone, with auburn hair, grey eyes and mid complexion.
Next of Kin: Mrs G. H. Hamilton, wife
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 1st Pioneers
Embarkation Details: at Melbourne on December 29, 1915, on the Demusthenes.


Welcome Home Lilydale Express Report September 13, 1918
Places and dates of service:

1916, March 17:1st Pioneer Battalion
1916 March 26:Embarked Alexandria to join BEF. Disembarked Marseilles
1916 July 23:wounded, France and remained on duty.
1917 December 16: Developed rheumatism and myalgia
1917 December 30:Embarked for England unfit.
1918 April 21: to return to Australia for discharge with 'premature senility'


Returned to Australia:
June 7 1918 on the Suevic A29
Discharge Date:
July 17, 1918
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board; Lilydale State School Honour Roll

Family Story:
George, known as 'Bung', was born at Wandin in 1875. He attended Lilydale State School. After he enlisted his wife moved from Clarke St to John St, Lilydale, then to 16 Stanley St Collingwood; 'Broadclyst' George St Fitzroy, then 219 Gore St, Fitzroy. George was discharged with premature dementia in 1918. He attended a welcome home  by the Shire of Lillydale, which was recorded in the Lilydale Express of September 13, 1918. By 1926 he was living at Main St, Lilydale and claiming that he had lost his discharge papers.
George was a member of the Lilydale RSL.
Their minutes, February 5, 1920, record condolences on the death of Mrs Hamilton and the sending of a wreath. On February 26, 1931 the meeting voted to allow the children of George Hamilton, formally Fisher, to attend branch Christmas parties.

In 1929 George, then a wood-carter, remarried to widow Elsie Fisher, mentioned in Gun Alley and Stories behind the Headstones. Elsie's husband Albert Ernst Fisher, horse trainer, had died in 1923 leaving her with four children. The town rallied to raise funds, purchasing them a home in John St. By 1933, RSL minutes show his children were step son Victor, 10; George Henry, 3; Ian, 2 George died in 1949. He and his son George Henry jun. are buried at Lilydale Lawn Cemetery



 

Hardup, C.,



Hargrave, Felix, 1097 [formerly 1357]



Service No:
 1097 [formerly 1357]                            
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Not listed
Date of Enlistment:
November 11, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
22 years and 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Felix was 5ft 10 ¼ ins, weighing 10st 6lb with black hair, hazel eyes and ruddy complexion.
Next of Kin: Mrs A. Grey, Lilydale – his Aunt
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 7th Battalion/1st Brigade
Embarkation Details: February 1, 1915 on the Gasson

Places and dates of service:
1915 April 5: Embarked to join Gallipoli Campaign
1915 July 7:Wounded in action, Gallipoli - shock & concussion
1915 July 18:Hospitalised Malta
1915 July 28:Wounded in action, Gallipoli - gunshot wound to back
1915 August 28:Hospitalised England
1916 July 25:After training at Tidworth, proceeded to France to join unit.
1916 August 3:Appointed Acting Sergeant, France
1917 September 20:Wounded in action, France - bayonet wound
1918 December 4:Returned to Australia with rheumatism


Letter to home 1915.


Returned to Australia:
January 15,1919 on the Somerset    
Discharge Date:
March 16, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal;
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board

Family Story:
Felix was born at South Melbourne on April 27, 1892. He was Catholic.

While serving overseas, Felix was wounded three times and also suffered Trench Fever, arthritis of the knee, then was returned home with rheumatism.
Two descriptive accounts of his Gallipoli experiences were published in the Lilydale Express 15 October 1915 p5 and 5 November 1915 p5.

In 1939 Felix wrote from Junee, and from Gundagai with a Stat. Dec. outlining the loss of his discharge papers and Returned Soldiers Medal. He had been employed at Nyah West by orchardist Thomas Holmes at the time of the loss.

 In November 1942, Pentridge Gaol found his RS Medal, C7981, in discarded clothing from the AMF HQ3 Salvage Depot. It was returned to Felix. Felix's death  is recorded on Imperial War Graves list, No. 130, p6 died on March 18, 1953. However a Felix Hargrave died August,11, 1953 aged 61 and is buried at Williamstown Cemetery.




Hargrave, Oliver Gregory (enlisted as Murphy, Alfred 3428)


See story under Murphy, Alfred.




Hastie, George, 2668



Service No:
2668                             
Occupation: Grocer
Address:
 -
Date of Enlistment:
March 14, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
24 years and 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
George was 5ft 9 ¼ ins, weighing 148 lbs, with light brown hair, blue eyes and fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: David Hastie, Presbyterian Soldiers Inst., Seymour - father.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 58th Battalion
Embarkation Details: George embarked from Melbourne on October 2nd 1916 on the Nestor

Places and dates of service:
1916 August 1:Appointed Corporal, Broadmeadows.
1916 October 2: Appointed V/O Sergeant, at sea;
1916 November 16: reverted to ranks when he joined the 15th Btn.
1916 December 20: France
1917 February 7: 58th Battalion, France
1917 October 20: Promoted to Sergeant
1919 March 23: Detached to Graves Registration
1919 August 19: Returned to 58th Battalion

Returned to Australia:
November 13, 1919 on the Port Denison to Melbourne     
Discharge Date:
January 4, 1920
Rank at Discharge:
TCSM
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board

Family Story:
George was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1891 to David Hastie and [?]. His father, David, moved from Seymour to Barooga Pastoral Coy., at Cobram, from whence he writes in October 1919 to a Mr Seidel, asking for a railway warrant to Melbourne so that he can meet his returning son, George.

George's next of kin address changed to: c/o A. Bethune 'Bonny Doon', Seville. On August 28, 1919, Miss J. Bethune writes from Seville to ask whether George had embarked for Australia.

In 1919, George married Jessie Catherine Bethune of Wandin Yallock/ Seville.




Hatfield, Martin, 376 then 1059



Service No:
 376 then 1059                            
Occupation: Cab proprietor & Livery stables proprietor
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
September 14, 1915, demobilised with unit, then re-enlisted March 3, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
48 years and 6 months, then reduced to 44
Marital Status:
Widower
Physical Description:
Martin was 5ft 5 ½ ins weighing 11st 7lbs with dark hair, brown eyes and fresh complexion. By the second enlistment he weighed 154 lbs and his hair was described as black, grey & scanty.
Next of Kin: Miss Stella Rowland, 17 Percy St Prahran -friend; then, Serg. Norman Hatfield, Military Dept., Wellington, NZ - father.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 1st Remounts/2nd Squadron; then, March, 1917 Veterinary Reifts/ANZAC Mounted Division
Embarkation Details: His 2nd embarkation was from Melbourne on May 10, 1917 on the Boorara.

Places and dates of service:

1915 September 14 - 1916 June 14: AIF Remount Unit, Egypt then returned to Australia.
1917 July 22 – 1917 September 23: Moascar, Army Veterinary Corps; 1 Signal Squadron

Service injuries:
1919 Early repatriation due to medical and optical problems.


Returned to Australia:
June 11, 1919 on the Seang Bee     
Discharge Date:
June 11, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board

Family Story:
Martin was born in Lyttleton, NZ. At his first enlistment in 1915 he wrote that he was 48 years and 6 months; At his second enlistment in 1917 he wrote that he was 44 years.
His father was Norman Hatfield, a military man.

Martin served with the Wanganui Cadets in NZ, before his first enlistment. On his second enlistment form he stated he had spent 274 days with the since disbanded AIF Remount Unit.

Martin was a member of the Lilydale RSL.

Prior to enlistment, Martin advertised in the Lilydale Express of January 23, 1914, p6: Livery & bait stables; Commercial Hotel Lilydale; horses broken to harness; clipping and docking carefully done; second-hand harness bought & sold; wedding & picnic parties catered for; charges reasonable; Martin Hatfield Prop.

Hatfield's advertisement.



Hawkey, Albert Edward, 3288



Service No:
3288                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
164 Barkley St. Carlton
Date of Enlistment:
June 20, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
21 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 1in tall, 134 lbs, grey eyes, auburn hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, William Henry Hawkey
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 7/3rd Pioneer Btn
Embarkation Details: August 4, 1917 Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles.

Places and dates of service:
1917 : to Scotland for training.
1918 January 10: to England (sick – hernia).
1918 : hernia operation refused - Returned to Australia.

Service injuries: N/A


Returned to Australia:
March 3, 1918: invalided home on HT Corinthic.      
Discharge Date:
April 6, 1918 medically unfit (hernia)
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Lilydale Church of England Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Albert was born 1897 in Lilydale to parents William Henry Hawkey and Eliza Snell. In 1912 the family moved to John Street Lilydale and rented a house from David Mitchell. William was the manager of the farming section of David Mitchell Estate.

Albert had siblings, William John (b) 1886 who also served in WW1 and was KIA 1916 in France, Victoria May (b) 1888-1931 (married Howard Vernon also served WW1) and Ethel Gertrude (b) 1890.




Hawkey, William John, 3796



Service No:
3796                             
Occupation: Barman
Address:
Cave Hill Road Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 15, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
30 years 10 Months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 3in tall, 10stn 7lbs, brown eyes, light brown hair, sallow.
Next of Kin: Father William Henry Hawkey
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Btn
Embarkation Details: November 23, 1915: Adelaide on HMAT Ceramic A40

Places and dates of service:
1916 March 29: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 April 4: to Marseilles France.
1916 July 25: KIA

Service injuries:
1916 July 25 : killed in action in the field France. Buried Pozieres British Cemetery – plot 3 row J Grave 10.




Returned to Australia:
Not applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not applicable 
Rank at Discharge:
Not applicable 
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Lilydale War Memorial, Lilydale Church of England Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Bill was born 1884 at Yering to parents William Henry Hawkey and Eliza Snell. Both his parents are buried at Lilydale Cemetery.

For the Hawkey family story visit the society's Gun Alley site at:

http://www.lilydalehistorical.com.au/gunalley/?page="map
and click on 56 John Street - Lucy May Hawkey.




Hennessy, Thomas, 33228


Service No:
33228                             
Occupation: Driver
Address:
Anderson St. Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
September 23, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
44yrs 10 mnths
Marital Status:
Married.
Physical Description:
5ft 6inch tall, 136 pnds, grey eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Wife, Eliza Elizabeth Hennessy
Rank on Enlistment: Driver
Unit Name: 12th FAB Embarkation
Embarkation Details: May 11, 1917 Melbourne HMAS Shropshire A9

Places and dates of service:

1917 June 24: transfer at sea from HMAT Shropshire to HMAT Port MacQuarrie, as he was sick with influenza.
1917 August 19: to Devonport Military Hospital England.
1917 August 29: to Weymouth England.
1917 September 26: RTA for discharge (chronic bronchitis).

Service injuries: NIL



Returned to Australia:
October 13 ,1917 Melbourne HMAT Borda
Discharge Date:
December 26, 1917 (illness- chronic bronchitis).
Rank at Discharge:
Driver
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Not known

Family Story:
Tom was born 1872 Bendigo to parents Maurice and Sarah Hennessy, he had a brother Maurice (Bendigo) He married Eliza Elizabeth Nottingham in 1916 and it is not known if they had family. Tom died at Lilydale aged 74 years and was buried at Lilydale Cemetery (Reg No. 4278) Eliza 1968 (Reg No. 6752)




Herry, Louis James Stanley, 15134



 15134                            
Occupation: Carter
Address:
Main Street, Lilydale.
Date of Enlistment:
July 20, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 9 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6 ¾ in tall, 10stn, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Louis Herry.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: No14 Aust.General Hospital.
Embarkation Details: August 19, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Karoola A63.

Places and dates of service:

1916 September 20: to Suez Egypt.
1916 November 11: to Abbassia Egypt.
1917 June 10: to hospital Cairo (deafness).
1917 October 7: to Desert MTD. Corps camp Port Said Egypt.
1917 November 12: from Suez for Return To Australia for discharge due to deafness.

Service injuries: NIL.


Returned to Australia:
December 1917: Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire     
Discharge Date:
January 28, 1918.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board

Family Story:
Louis was born 1897 Ringwood to parents Louis Herry and Katherine Hannaford. He had siblings, Leo, Marie, John (Jack) all born Walhalla, Elaine and Eulallie born Ringwood. In 1920 after returning from the war, he married Kathleen Marie Truelove (stepsister to Ralph Goode).

They had a daughter Pamela born February 15, 1921 at ‘Winfield’ hospital Lilydale. There is a Louis James Stanley Herry who died 1957 Mordialloc and buried Cheltenham June 24, 1957 aged 57years. However, these dates don’t agree with army dates of birth.

Kathleen Marie Herry died 1982 and was cremated Springvale September 24, 1982.




Hetherington, W.,

Hill, Edwin Thomas, 7502



Service No:
7502                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Healesville
Date of Enlistment:
May 28, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Edwin was 5ft 5 ¾ ins, weighing 8st 5lb with light brown hair, grey eyes and fair complexion.
Next of Kin: William Robert Hill of Healesville - father
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 25/5th reinforcements; 7th Battalion
Embarkation Details: Edwin embarked from Port Melbourne on August 4, 1917 on the Themistocles

Places and dates of service:
1917 October 03 to 1918 February 05:7th Battalion, Durrington, Kent, England.
1918 February 10:Taken on strength, 7th Battalion, France.
1918 May 12: Died of measles – bronco pneumonia.

Service injuries: Nil




Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Private at time of death
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal; Victory Medal; memorial Plaque
Memorials:
Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France; Gruyere State School Honour Roll; Healesville Honour Roll; Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Edwin was born in 1898 at Lillydale Parish to William Robert and Helen N. Hill of Healesville. He was Anglican. He attended Gruyere State School. In March 1919 M.U.O.O.F. Lodge at Healesville requested details of Edwin's death.

 In June 1920 Mrs Hill received photographs of Edwin's grave at Longuenesse.

Edwin's grandparents were Thomas Hill and Isobella Harriet Hill nee Paul. Isabella died at Healesville in June 1927.

Two months earlier her son, William Robert – Edwin's father – had also died. 
"William Robert Hill of 'Fern Hill' Healesville, dearly beloved husband of Helen and loving father of May (Mrs Bones), Alice and the late Edwin, aged 56 years." ( The Argus April 20,1927).
Further family details are in Stories Behind the Headstones.




Hockey, W.,


Hodges, William Thomas, 3350



Service No:
 3350                            
Occupation: Gardener
Address:
John St, Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 5, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
24 years and 10 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
William was 5ft 1 ½ ins, weighing 9 stone, with light brown hair, blue eyes and ruddy complexion.
Next of Kin: Alfred Hodges of Charlton Adan, Somerset, UK - father
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 11th Reinforcements/ 14th Battalion
Embarkation Details: William embarked at Melbourne on October 11th 1915 on the Nestor

Places and dates of service:
1916 March 4: 14th Battalion 'D' Coy, Tel el Kebir
1916 August 12:Wounded in action, France;
1916 August 13: Rejoined unit.
1916 August 30:Wounded in action, France, as stretcher bearer
1916 September 7: Rejoined unit
1917 October 15: Promoted to Corporal
1918 April 6:Hospitalised with acute appendicitis
1919 April 2:Embarked for Australia


Returned to Australia:
August 25, 1919  on the Benalla   
Discharge Date:
October 14, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Corporal
Honours/Medals:
Gallantry Commendation; 1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lilydale Honour Roll

Family Story:
William was born at Charlton Adam, Somerset in 1890. His father was Alfred Hodges. He was originally rejected for the AIF due to his height. William returned to Australia on the Benalla in 1919, bringing his wife, Nora, with him.
The Lilydale Express of January 12, 1917 records a commendation for 'great gallantry in attending to wounded and as a stretcher bearer at Mouquet Farm on 27th and 28th August last'. The commendation, bearing the signature of Major General Sir H. V. Cox commanding the Australian Division, was forwarded to William's brother.

Another brother 'was also serving with the colours' the paper stated.

In 1923 military correspondence was addressed to his uncle, Mr Ackerman, Nicholas St, Lilydale, but William was also living in Nicholas St in that year. William attended the Back to Lilydale Reunion in 1931.

He was active in the Lilydale RSL and minutes show that in 1933 his children attended the Christmas party: Keith was 10 and Betty 8. His RSL badge No was 32219 and he was financial from 1933-1937 when these records were first kept. Son Keith married Betty Gilson.

A Betty Hodges was photographed in 2014 cutting the Gun Alley launch cake at the Lilydale and District Historical Society. See Gun Alley 50 John Street, for the Gilson family story.

William died in 1947, aged 57. Nora died in 1978. They are both buried at Lilydale Lawn Cemetery.







Hodgkinson, M.,

Hodgkinson, O.,

Hoffman, C.,

Hoffman, W.,




Holbrook, H., 790



Service No:
790                             
Occupation: Clerk
Address:
18 Giman St. Auburn
Date of Enlistment:
August 17, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
20 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 10in tall, 11stone, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Edmund J. Holbrook
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Btn
Embarkation Details: October 19, 1914

Places and dates of service:
1914: to Gallipoli.
1915 April 28 : appointed Lance Corporal Gallipoli.
1915 August 24: sick (febrile) to Mudros Lemnos Island 3rd Aust. Gen.Hospital.
1916 March 5: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 11: to Serapeum Egypt.
1916 March 31: to Marseille France.
1916 July 7: wounded in the field France.
1916 July 17: to 3rd Canadian Hospital Boulogne France.
1916 November 12: RTA.

Service injuries:

1916 July 7: Shell shock facial paralysis and dysentery, in the field France.



Returned to Australia:
1916 December 31 Melbourne on HT Wiltshire (medically unfit)      
Discharge Date:
April 6, 1917
Rank at Discharge:
Lance Corporal
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Montrose State School Honour Board

Family Story:
Samuel known as Henry was born 1894 Hawthorn to Edmund J Holbrook, mother deceased. His brother Edward Herbert George Holbrook also enlisted WW1 (4515).

Henry attended Montrose State School when the family were living at ‘Taruna’ in Sheffield Road Montrose. (1905-1907) He returned home medically unfit in December 1916, and 0n February 12, 1919 he applied to the army for free passage for his fiancée from England (army page 17).

He died on July 13, 1950 and is buried in the Strathallan Cemetery.




Holland, Andrew Samuel, 2849



Service No:
2849                            
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Yering
Date of Enlistment:
July 19th 1915
Age at Enlistment:
21 years and 10 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Andrew was 5ft 6 ½ ins, weighing 11st 7lb with dark brown hair, blue eyes and mid complexion.
Next of Kin: Andrew & Sara Holland 'Hassal Green', Yering
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 7th Battalion
Embarkation Details: Andrew embarked at Melbourne on October 27, 1915 on the Ulysses

Places and dates of service:

1916 February 24:Proceeded from 6th Reinforcements/22nd Battalion to join 7th Battalion, Serapoum
1916 March 31: Joined the British Expeditionary Forces at Marseilles, France
1916 August 18: Killed in action, France and was buried at Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle, France.



Returned to Australia:
N/A     
Discharge Date:
N/A
Rank at Discharge:
N/A
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal; Victory Medal; Memorial plaque & scroll
Memorials:
Coldstream/Yering War memorial; Lilydale War memorial; Lilydale Methodist Church Honour Roll; Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll

Family Story:
Andrew was born at Hassal Green, Cheshire, England in 1893 to Andrew and Sara Holland.

Sara wrote in March and October 1917 from Yering asking if her son's effects had been received. These were despatched to her on the Marathon on January 16th 1918.

In January 1920, Andrew's parents were informed that despite an extensive search of unregistered graves in all battlefields, no information had yet been received on his burial place.

In March 1922 photographs of his grave at Poziers were sent to the family.

[Portrait of Andrew Holland from the Australian War Memorial]



Holter, Thomas, 6329



Service No:
6329                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Chelm St, Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
October 25, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
25 years and 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Thomas was 5ft 9ins with fair hair, blue eyes and sallow complexion.
Next of Kin: Mrs Helen Holter, Lilydale - mother
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 18th Reinforcements/21st Battalion
Embarkation Details: Thomas embarked at Melbourne on November 23, 1916 on the Horata

Places and dates of service:
1917 May 9: 21st Battalion, France
1917 October 9:Wounded in action
1917 December 28:Severe gun shot wound in right leg, hospitalised at Colchester.


Returned to Australia:
March 10, 1918 on Dunluce Castle and Karoola     
Discharge Date:
August 29, 1918
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal; Victory Meda
Memorials:
Shire of Lilydale Honour Roll


Welcome Home Lilydale Express Report September 13, 1918
Family Story:
Thomas was born at Lilydale in 1891 to Helen [Ellen] Holter (nee Jackson) and Thomas Holter. Thomas Jnr had played with Coldstream Football Club before enlistment in 1913 - a report claims: ...three goals to Cawthorn and one to Lilydale labourer, Thomas Holter, saw the visitors trailing by 18 points early in the 2nd quarter. [foxsportspulse.com and BDM]






 

Hook, Harold, 



Hooke, Allan George William, 11513



Service No:
11513                           
Occupation: Baker
Address:
Kilsyth and Croydon
Date of Enlistment:
February 7, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
22 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9 in tall, 161lbs, hazel eyes, light brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: William Hugh Hooke
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 3rd Field Bakery
Embarkation Details: May 18, 1916 from Sydney on HMAT Demosthenes A64

Places and dates of service:
1916 July 7: to Plymouth, England
1916 December 10: to Calais France (sick bronchitis)
1917 January 5: to Boulogne, France (sick mumps)
1917 January 17: to Etaples, France
1917 February 10: to Rouen, France
1917 December 22: to Calais France
1918 October 26: to Rouen France
1919 March 20: to Pozieres
1919 April 26: to England (influenza) King George Hospital London
1919 June 12: Returned to Australia.



Returned to Australia:
August 8, 1919 to Melbourne on Themistocles     
Discharge Date:
September 22, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Montrose War Memorial, Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board

Family Story:
Alan Hooke was born 1893 in Rutherglen to parents William Hugh Hooke and Margaret Holloway. In 1921 he married Isbla Hardie Gribben McCusker, family not known. Alan died at Heidelberg 1978 and burial place unknown.



Hooke, Norman R., 3764


Service No:
3764                             
Occupation: Coach Painter
Address:
c/o P O Kilsyth & Croydon
Date of Enlistment:
August 11, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
19 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9 1/4in tall, 12stn, light blue eyes, brown hair, medium complexion
Next of Kin: Father William Hugh Hooke
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 14th & 46th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 23, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Ceramic A40

Places and dates of service:
1916 January 4: to Abbassia Egypt (sick measles)
1916 June 2: to France
1916 September 2: France - Killed in action, in the field. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.



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 War Memorial, Montrose State School Honour Board and tree planted, Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board.

Family Story:
Norman was born 1896 Rutherglen to parents William Hugh Hooke and Margaret Holloway.





Hooper, Herbert John, 329




Service No:
329                             
Occupation: Baker
Address:
Montrose/Mt. Dandenong
Date of Enlistment:
May 9, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
24 years
Marital Status:
Private
Physical Description:
5ft 8 ½ in tall, 154 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, John Somerton Hooper
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 15th Machine Gun Co.
Embarkation Details: August 16, 1916 Melbourne on RMS Orontes

Places and dates of service:
1916 October 8: to England.
1917 February 2: to France – Boulogne/Camiers.
1918 June 7: evacuation and leave to Paris France.
1919 April 30: to England for return to Australia.

Service injuries:
None.



Returned to Australia:
August 20, 1919     
Discharge Date:
Not available.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Montrose State School Honour Board.

Family Story:
Bert was born in 1892 in Lilydale to parents John Somerton Hooper and Alice Jane Hand. He had siblings Ruby Clarice (b) 1889 Lilydale and Frank Benjamin (b) 1898 (d) 1898 Lilydale. It is not known when or where Bert died, or if he married and had family.




Hopkins, Frederick Leonard, 2531



Service No:
2531                             
Occupation: Mechanic
Address:
Main St, Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
October 13, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
21 years and 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Frederick was 5ft 6 ¾ ins, weighing 11st 4lb, with dark hair, blue eyes and fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Alston John Hopkins, Main St Lilydale - father
Rank on Enlistment: Private/Driver
Unit Name: 12th Reinforcements/2nd Field Coy, Engs; 1st ADMT Coy.
Embarkation Details: Embarked at Sydney on December 11th 1915 on the Mooltan

Places and dates of service:

1916 September 5: 20th Aux. Motor Transport Coy
1916 September 29 to 1917 March 10: Driver, France
1917 July 9 to July 21:1st ANZAC AC Light Horse Regmt, France
1918 March 12:1st Div. Motor Transport Coy., France.
1918Survived the sinking of the Leinster
1919 June 5TDS of AIF headquarters, London – Non military.



Returned to Australia:
January 4, 1920 on the Ypiranga     
Discharge Date:
March 4, 1920
Rank at Discharge:
Driver
Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:


Family Story:
Frederick was born at Lilydale in 1894 to Alston John and Mary Johanna Dowell Hopkins. He was Anglican. In May 1918 Dulcie I. Hopkins writes from 'La Colline', Bull St, Castlemaine seeking his address overseas. On October 18, 1918 Frederick's father was notified that Frederick survived the torpedoing of SS Leinster near Britain. He was granted extended leave to recover.

In November 1918 his parents moved to 14 Broadway, Camberwell On June 26, 1919 a Miss vera McEnerny writes from Summer Hill, Sydney, to know of his fate.

The story of the sinking of the SS Leinster.






Horne, W.,



Houghton, Walter James, 1176



Service No:
1176                            
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Address:
Mooroolbark/Montrose c/o Kilsyth PO
Date of Enlistment:
July 24, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 10 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4 1/2in tall, 10stn, blue eyes, dark brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father James Houghton
Rank on Enlistment: Gunner
Unit Name: 2nd Field Artillery Brigade
Embarkation Details: January 28, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles A32

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 2: to Cairo Egypt
1916 March 11: to Tel-e-Kebir Egypt
1916 May 19: to France
1917 September 8: to Belgium
1917 to 1918 in the field France
1919 March 21: to England.

 



Returned to Australia:
October 25, 1919 Melbourne on HT Plassy     
Discharge Date:
Private
Rank at Discharge:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Honours/Medals:

Memorials:


Family Story:
Walter was born 1895 at Mooroolbark to parents James Houghton and Ophelia Eliza Jeeves, they lived at “Wolston Farm” Mooroolbark Pembroke/Cambridge Rds area. The family of Walter Houghton came to the district in c1875.

Walter married Evelyn Margaret ? sometime after 1930 and family is not known.

Walter died in Heidelberg 1971 aged 77 years, and was buried at Lilydale December 26, 1971.







 

Hughes, G.,



Hughes, Harry Theodore, 5997



Service No:
5997                           
Occupation: Miner
Address:
Montrose and North Melbourne
Date of Enlistment:
September 27, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
30 years 10 Months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in, 150lbs, hazel eyes, black hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother Mrs, Mary A Bird later Worthington
Rank on Enlistment: Sapper
Unit Name: 1st Tunnelling Co.
Embarkation Details: October 25, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses

Places and dates of service:

1916 December 29: to England – training camp Perham Downs.
1917 January 28: to France and Belgium
1917 May 21: KIA at Ypres Belgium when hit by shell in the field. Buried Railway Dugouts Burial Ground- Transport Farm Cemetery, Zillebeke Belgium.



Returned to Australia:
N/A     
Discharge Date:
N/A
Rank at Discharge:
N/A
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Montrose State School Honour Board and a tree planted in his honour, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board.

Family Story:
Harry was born 1885 in Maryborough Victoria, his father was deceased and his mother Mary A Bird married again to a Mr Worthington.
Page 20 of his service record detailing his death a witness states that Harry had told him Hughes was not his real name but did not reveal his real name.






Hunt, J.M. (Henry?),



Hutchinson, Herbert John, 1484




Service No:
1484                             
Occupation: Grocers Assistant
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 8, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 9 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6 ½ in tall, 11stn, blue eyes, auburn hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, John Hutchinson
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 4th Light Horse
Embarkation Details: October 29, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Palermo A56.

Places and dates of service:
1916 January 8: to Heliopolis Lebanon.
1917 February 25: to Ferry Post/ Moascar Egypt.
1917 March 8: Moascar – school of instruction Egypt.
1918 May 22: sick (to hospital) EEF.
1918 September 17: EEF.
1919 January 29: to Tripoli Libya, promoted to Lance Corpora.
1919 June: RTA.

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
July 25, 1919: to Melbourne on Essex.     
Discharge Date:
September 16, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Lance Corporal
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Independent Order of Rechabites Lilydale Honour Roll, Presbyterian Church of Lilydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Bert was born 1894 Lilydale to parents John Hutchinson and Susannah Martha Alway. He had siblings Ivy Blanche (b) 1896-1898, Dorothy (b) 1896, William Ernest (b) 1900, Leslie Harold (b) 1902.

Bert worked for the family grocer Hutchinson Store at 249 Main Street Lilydale, previously owned by his mother’s father Robert Alway.

In 1921 Bert married Evelyn Jessie McKenzie and they had three children, Jack (b) 1922, Alison (b) 1925, Graeme McKenzie (b) 1932-1932.

In 1967 they were living at 24 Albert Rd. Lilydale (Army records pg. 13) Bert died in 1974 aged 79 years and was buried on February 8 at Lilydale Cemetery, (Reg. No 7695/2493) with son Graeme. Evelyn died on January 9,1995 and was also buried at Lilydale Cemetery, (Reg. No. 13884).



Hyne, Percival Conrad, 20254



Service No:
20254                             
Occupation: Engine Driver
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
December 2, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
38 years and 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Percy was 5ft 9ins weighing 151 ½ lbs, with dark brown hair, grey eyes and medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Mrs Frances Hyne, Lilydale - mother
Rank on Enlistment: Private/Gunner
Unit Name: 8th FAB BAC 3rd Div. AIF
Embarkation Details: at Port Melbourne on May 20, 1916 on HMAT A7 Medic.

Places and dates of service:

1916 December 30 to 1917 September 18:France
1917 July 15:Hospitalised with mumps
1917 September 18:Wounded in action, France  -crushed finger, right hand


Returned to Australia:
July 17, 1919 on the Mahea     
Discharge Date:
August 21, 1919 T.P.E.
Rank at Discharge:
Gunner
Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star; British War medal; Victory medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll; Lilydale State School Honour Roll

Family Story:
Percy was born at Seville in 1877. He attended Lilydale State School. He wrote an amusing letter to his mother detailing the French adopted as slang by the Australians.

Lilydale Express July 19, 1918 – attached

His mother, Frances Hyne moved to Daylesford during the war.

On return, Percy was an early member of Lilydale RSL, where the minutes of 22 February 1934, record correspondence with his brother about Percy’s death.




 

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