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Ingram, Alexander Hale, 221



Service No:
221                            
Occupation: Electrical Mechanic
Address:
499 High St, Prahran
Date of Enlistment:
January 21, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
24 years 5 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 10in tall, 10stn 6 lbs, blue eyes, light brown curly hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Agnes Estella Ingram
Rank on Enlistment: Driver
Unit Name: 3rd Pioneer Btn.
Embarkation Details: June 8, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Wandilla A62

Places and dates of service:

1916 July 26:to Plymouth England
1916 November 24: to France
1917 January 3: KIA in the field France on the Western Front, Buried Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery Armentieres, France Plot 4, Row C, Grave no.9.



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

Family Story:
Alex was born 1891 in Bendigo to parents George Ronald Ingram and Charlotte Hubbard. He had siblings, George Mawby Ingram ‘VC’ ‘MM’ 1889-1961, Ronald William Ingram 1887-1917 KIA Belgium and Elsie Jean 1895-1902.

All children attended Seville State School and George was the only surviving child and had the gates to the school being named in memory.

Alex married Agnes Estella Wright in 1916. They had no children.





Ingram, George Mawby V.C, V82281 591




Service No:
5919 – V82281 (WW2)                             
Occupation: Carpenter
Address:
659 St Kilda Rd Melbourne
Date of Enlistment:
December 10, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
30 years 10 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 11 ½ in tall, 173 lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, dark compl.
Next of Kin: Wife Jean Frances Ingram
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 24th Btn
Embarkation Details: (1) February 22, 1915 (Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force) to Rabaul and New Guinea - returned December 6,1915
(2) October 2, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Nestor A71.

Places and dates of service:
1916 November 16: to Plymouth England.
1917 January 16: to France.
1917 January 24: promoted to Corporal - France.
1917 March 21: sick (cellulitis of face)- France.
1917 March 30; 24th Btn France.
1917 April 3: awarded Military Medal - for bravery in the field- France.
1917 April 20: to England.
1917 May 29: to France.
1917 June 23: promoted to Sergeant – France.
1917 September 22: Sick ( dislocated knee) France.
1917 October 10 : In the field France.
1918 March 28: promoted to Temp. Sergeant Major - France.
1918 June 20: promoted to 2nd Lieutenant - France.

1918 October 5: awarded The Victoria Cross – for most conspicuous bravery and initiative during the attack on Monthrebain, east of Peronne, on this day. When early in the advance his platoon was held up by a strong point, Lieutenant Ingram, without hesitation, dashed out and rushed the post, at the head of his men, capturing 9 machine guns and killing 42 enemy after stubborn resistance. Later, when the company had suffered severe casualties from enemy posts, and many leaders had fallen, he at once took control of the situation, rallied his men under intense fire, and led them forward. He himself rushed the first post, shot 6 of the enemy, and captured a machine gun, thus overcoming serious resistance. On two subsequent occasions he again displayed great ash and resource in the capture of enemy posts, inflicting many casualties and taking 62 prisoners. Throughout the whole day he showed the most inspiring example of courage and leadership, and freely exposed himself regardless of danger.

1918 October 24: promoted to Lieutenant – France.
1918 November 11: attending two special course.
1919 February 7: returned to England.

Service injuries:
None


Returned to Australia:
April 25, 1919 to Melbourne on Nevasa.     
Discharge Date:
June 2, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Lieutenant
Honours/Medals:
Military Medal, Victoria Cross, British War Medal Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Seville Hall Roll of Honour Board.

Family Story:
George was born on March 18, 1889, Bagshot (Bendigo) to parents George Ronald Ingram and Charlotte Hubbard. He had two brothers, Ronald William 1887-1917 Belgium and Alexander Hales 1891- 1917 France, and a sister Elsie Jean 1896-1902.

He attended Seville State School, and became apprenticed as a carpenter and joiner. The Seville Primary School Memorial Gates were erected in his honour. On the January 19, 1910 he married Jane Frances Nichols, no children and marriage dissolved in 1926.

After the war he became a foreman with EA & Frank Watts Pty Ltd. He married a widow Lillian Wakeling (nee Hart) February 10, 1927. After the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne was completed he became a guard there, Lillian died in 1951. He later married a third time to widow Myrtle Lydia Thomas (nee Cornell). He had one son Alexander.

George, later enlisted to serve during WW2 and won many more medals – War medal (1939-45), Australian Service Medal, King George Coronation Medal 1937, Queen Elizabeth 11 Coronation Medal 1953.







Ingram, Alick Sidney, 1726



Service No:
1726                             
Occupation: carpenter
Address:
P O Box Silvan
Date of Enlistment:
February 1, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
22 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6 ½ in tall, 128 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh compl.
Next of Kin: Father John Ingram
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd Pioneer Btn
Embarkation Details: April 7, 1916 Melbourne HMAT Aeneas A60

Places and dates of service:
1916 May: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 June 11: to Plymouth England.
1917 March 1 : promoted to Tem. Corporal.
1917 July 9: to France (back to private).
1918 October 9: invalided to London Hospital (bronchitis)
1919 February: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
None.




Returned to Australia:
March 23, 1919 to Melbourne on the Ceramic.     
Discharge Date:
May 7, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory
Memorials:
Silvan Memorial Honour Board

Family Story:
Alick was born 1893 in Bairnsdale to parents John W Ingram and Augusta A Braxton. He had 10 brothers and sisters, Edward George 1876-1948, Frederick Thomas 1878-1960, Albert Ernest 1885-1959, Walter Leonard 1888-1962, Eva Emily 1884, Arthur James 1896, William Charles 1880, Myrtle Alvina 1895, Mary Ann 1875- 1957, Herbert Harold 1882.

He continued his occupation as a carpenter cabinet maker after the war and in 1919 Married Ida Harriett Hand. They had three children, Sidney, Bruce and Joy. He lived in Silvan until he returned home, moving then to Kooyong, by 1921 he was living at 24 Talbot Ave Balwyn (service records) Alick died May 2, 1937 at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and is buried at Lilydale Lawn Cemetery.

 


Ingram, Ronald William, 25250


Service No:
25250                            
Occupation: Labourer/Gardener
Address:
Mangakuri Hawkes Bay New Zealand
Date of Enlistment:
March 18, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
28 years 3 1/2 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9 in tall, 1541bs, grey eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father George Ronald Ingram
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: Ist Btn. Otago Regiment New Zealand
Embarkation Details: June 26, 1916 at Wellington NZ on HMNZ Maunganui.

Places and dates of service:
1916 August 22: to Devenport England.
1916 September 26: to Etaples, France.
1917 June 14: appointed to Lance Corporal.
1917 October 12: KIA in the field in Belgium on The Western Front-Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium.



Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Lance Corporal at time of death.
Honours/Medals:
Not available
Memorials:
Seville Hall Memorial Board, New Zealnd APSE panel 3.

Family Story:
Ronald was born July 13, 1887 at Sandhurst (Bendigo) to parents George Ronald Ingram and Charlotte Hubbard. He had 2 brothers, George Mawby Ingram VC 'MM' 1889-1961, Alexander Hales Ingram 1891-1917 KIA France and a sister Elsie Jean 1896-1902.

Ronald's father and mother lived in Seville until 1925, when they moved to Dandenong, later his father lived with his son George at Balaclava. Ronald was living and working in New Zealand when he enlisted, and was killed in action in the field on the Western Front in Belgium, one of the bloodiest battles of the war.




Jack, Clarence Courtney, 3326



Service No:
3326                             
Occupation: Clerk
Address:
Wandin
Date of Enlistment:
January 22, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 1 month
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6inchs tall, 127lbs, brown eyes, black hair, fresh complexion
Next of Kin: Father William John Jack
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 37th Btn.
Embarkation Details: December 22, 1917 Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses A38.

Places and dates of service:
1918 March 14: to Southampton England.
1918 May 20: to France.
1918 August 12: wounded in action France.
1918 August 30: to London General Hospital England.
1919 January 25: Returned to Australia

Service injuries:
1918 August 12: Bullet wound to Scalp in the field France.



Returned to Australia:
March 23, 1919 on the Ceramic    
Discharge Date:
May 23, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Seville Memorial Board, Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board

Family Story:
Clarence was born December, 11, 1898 at Wandin to parents William John Jack and Harriet Eliza Harman,  and was one of eleven children.

One brother Leslie Raymond also served WW1 (665), he was killed in action on October 9, 1917 in Belgium.
The Jack family came to Wandin Yallock in 1885 and purchased land abutting Woori Yallock Creek. (Pioneers of Silvan).

Clarence married Ethel Jessie Spendlove September 24, 1927 in Geelong, they had two children Kenneth Leslie and Lorna Ethel. He died June 7, 1977 and is buried in Geelong Eastern Cemetery.







Jack , Leslie Raymond, 655




Service No:
655                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Wandin
Date of Enlistment:
January 6, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
23 years 1 month
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7 ¾ in tall, hazel eyes. dk.brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Father William John Jack
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 Gallipoli.
1915 November 7: hospital Mudros Lemnos Island.
1916 January 7: to Alexandria.
1916 March 28: to Marseilles France.
1916 August 5: wounded in the field France.
1916 August 18: to England Royal Surrey County hospital.
1917 March 1: to Etaples France.
1917 March 3: to Camiers hospital (mumps).
1917 June 1: appointed Lance Corporal France.
1917 September 1: appointed to Corporal Belgium.
1917 October 9: missing in action in Belgium.
1917 October 9: reported KIA ( Court of Enquiry)

Service injuries:
1916 August 5: Gunshot wound to right arm, back and right thigh in the field Passchendale France.
1917 October 9: reported KIA ( Court of Enquiry). The Sgt in the same shell hole in the Ypres sector as Leslie reported he was hit with a shell to the head near the temple and was killed.
 
Burial location unknown.
Recorded at Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.




Returned to Australia:
Not applicable.     
Discharge Date:
Not applicable.
Rank at Discharge:
Not applicable.
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque.
Memorials:
Seville memorial Board, Shire of Upper Yarra Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board.

Family Story:
Leslie was born 1892 at Essendon to parents William John Jack and Harriet Eliza Harman. He had 10 siblings, one brother Clarence Courtney Jack 1898-1977 also served in WW1 (3326). The family came to Wandin Yallock in 1885, with property abutting Woori Yallock Creek. In 1918 father William was a teacher at Woori Yallock State School.





Jack, W.R.,


 

Jackson, Clifford Robert, 30807



Service No:
30807                             
Occupation: Bank clerk
Address:
Lilydale, Victoria
Date of Enlistment:
September 1, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
26 years and 10 months.
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Clifford was 5ft 4 ¾ ins, weighing 120lbs, with light brown hair, grey eyes and medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Rev. Robert Jackson, Lilydale - father.
Rank on Enlistment: Gunner
Unit Name: 8/15th FAB Reinfts; 5th FAB
Embarkation Details: From Melbourne on 23 November 23 1916, on the Hororata.

Places and dates of service:
1917, August 12:From England to France.
1917, August 22:transferred to 5th F.A.B., France.
1917, November 27 to 1981, June 17: Posted to 105th Battery, 5th F.A.B., France.
1919, April 4 to July 4: Leave to attend National Bank of Australia, London, on full military pay.




Returned to Australia:
October 8, 1919 on Anchises.     
Discharge Date:
November 22, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Gunner
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:
Methodist Church Honour Roll; Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Clifford was born at Castlemaine in 1890 to Rev. Robert Jackson [and wife]. Rev. Jackson moved from Lilydale to Seymour parsonage in 1919.

In 1917 on route to the front, Clifford tossed a bottle overboard with a message, which was sent on to his father, from WA. [attached]

On September 7, 1917 the Lilydale Express recorded Clifford's inclusion on the honour roll for Lilydale Methodist Church.

The Lilydale RSL Minutes of 1929 show two Jackson children, Molly 8 and Michael 11.

By 1920 Clifford's address was c/o National Bank of Australasia, Fitzroy.  In 1944 Clifford was manager of the National Bank at Echuca, and secretary of the Bowling Club [Riverine Herald July 19th 1944 p5]





Jackson, T.,



Jackson, William Henry, 5615




Service No:
5615                            
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Kilsyth / The Basin
Date of Enlistment:
February 23: 1916
Age at Enlistment:
26 years 10 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in, 135lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh
Next of Kin: Father William Henry Jackson
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 23 Btn
Embarkation Details: September 25, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Shropshire A9

Places and dates of service:
916 November 11 to Plymouth England.
1916 December 12: Fargo Hospital England (Influenza).
1717 January 17: to Etaples, France.
1917 May 6: wounded to Rouen.
1918 April 9: to Camiers, France.
1918 July 29: Appointed Lance Corporal France.
1919 April 30 : to Weymouth England.

Service injuries:
1917 May 3: wounded in the field, France Gunshot wound to right leg, to hospital Rouen.
1917 May 18: to Devonport Military Hospital England.
1917 August 7: Dartford Hospital England.
1917 October 29: Grantham Hospital England.




Returned to Australia:
1919 August 20: to Melbourne on the Port Melbourne.     
Discharge Date:
October 4, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Lance Corporal
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board.

Family Story:
Bill was born 19 April 1889 in Footscray to parents William Henry Jackson and Mary Jane Thomson. After the war he married Elissa Leila Hannah Gerlach in 1925 and became an orchardist at ‘Bovington’ Colchester Rd. Kilsyth. (Bovington named after a place in Cornwall England where he recuperated from his wounds in 1917).

Their children are William (Bill), Keith, Gladys, Audrey, Reginald and Beryl. Bill died 31 May 1971 at Heidelberg aged 82 years, and is buried at Springvale.





James, Ernest Walter, 2890



Service No:
2890                            
Occupation: Driver
Address:
Gruyere, via Coldstream
Date of Enlistment:
July 3, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
21 years and 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Ernest was 5ft 5 ¾ ins, weighing 130lbs with black hair, grey eyes and medium complexion; Distinctive marks included 'fractured nose'.
Next of Kin: William Ernest James, Gruyere - father
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd Pioneers
Embarkation Details: At Melbourne on October 20, 1916 on the Port Lincoln.

Places and dates of service:
1917, June 12:2nd Pioneers, France.
1917 October 6:Wounded in action, France
1917, October 16:Hospitalised in England.
1918 July 17:Returned to unit, France.

Service injuries:
1917, October 6: Gun shot wounds, left arm and both thighs.




Returned to Australia:
September 22,1919Returned to Australia on the Argyleshire.      
Discharge Date:
January 10, 1920
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal; Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Not known

Family Story:
By his enlistment papers, Ernest was born at Fitzroy in 1894; However his pension application gives birth date as August 11, 1896. Ernest's parents were William Henry James and Alice Mary James.
He was originally rejected for service due to nasal trouble.

During the war, Ernest's next of kin changed to his brother, Albert H. James, 'Wanganui' 83 Marshall St, Ivanhoe, as his father had died. In November 1936 Ernest was living at 55 Bell St, Fitzroy, claiming he had lost his R.S. Badge in Sydney in 1928 – Statutory Declaration.

In January 1939 Ernest lived at 72 King William St, Fitzroy, claiming his discharge papers were stolen from his room in 1938 – Statutory Declaration. In 1950 Department of Army mail addressed to E. W. James, Gill Memorial Home, Melbourne, was returned "No longer at this address" February 10, 1953, having lost all his belongings and discharge papers, Ernest applies for a service pension as permanently unemployable – he has 'trouble remembering things'. He is a labourer.



Jeeves, Frederick William, 5473



Service No:
5473                             
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Address:
Croydon
Date of Enlistment:
February 1, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
28 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 5 ½ in tall, 123lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh
Next of Kin: Wife Violet Vera Jeeves
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 22Btn
Embarkation Details: July 28, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles.

Places and dates of service:
1916 September 9: to Plymouth England.
1916 November 17: to Etaples France.
1917 January 15: wounded in France.
1917 October 10: to France, in the field.
1918 January 10: France - transferred to 6th field Engineers as Sapper.
1918 August 1: Killed in Action.

Service injuries:
1917 January 15: wounded in the field, France- accidental bomb wound to chest, to Rouen hospital.
1917 February 25: to Harve hospital France.
1917 February 26: to Beaufort War hospital in England.
1918 August 1: Killed in action in the field, France. Buried Austral Military Cemetery France and exhumed 1919 to Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery France.



Returned to Australia:
Not applicable.     
Discharge Date:
Not applicable.
Rank at Discharge:
Not applicable.
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Montrose State School Honour Board and a tree planted in his honour, Mt. Dandenong War Memorial, Mt. Dandenong State School Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board and Croydon War Memorial.

Family Story:
Fred was born 1886 Mt Dandenong to parents Ellis Theobald Jeeves and Eliza Hand. Both the Jeeves and the Hand families were very prominent in Lilydale, Kalorama and Mt.Dandenong areas. In 1913 he married Violet Vera Cazaly, they had daughters Linda Maree b. 29 July 1914 and Edith Cavell b. 5 February 1916.
Violet Cazaly was a neice of Clarence Herbert Cazaly of Montrose who wrote a poem ”In Memoriam” to Fred in the Lilydale Express Newspaper October 25, 1918.

 Read the poem.




Jeeves, Robert Ellis, 4826



Service No:
4826                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Montrose
Date of Enlistment:
October 7: 1915
Age at Enlistment:
22 years 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 11stn, blue eyes, dark hair, medium complexion
Next of Kin: Father William Jeeves
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 58Btn
Embarkation Details: March 7,1916 Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire A18.

Places and dates of service:
1916 May 10: to Tel-e-Kebir Egypt.
1916 June 30: to Marseilles France.
1916 November 24: France – wounded.
1917 February 4: to Etaples France.
1917 December 5: France – wounded.
1917 October 12: France – wounded.
1918 April 25: to Etaples France.
1919 April 2: to Weymouth England.

Service injuries:
1916 November 24: in the field- France gunshot wound to left thigh.
1917 May 12: in the field – France gunshot wound to right hand.
1917 October 12: in the field -France gunshot wound to right thigh and neck, sent back to England to hospitals in Bristol and Cheltenham.




Returned to Australia:
May 15, 1919 to  Melbourne on HT Orontes     
Discharge Date:
Private
Rank at Discharge:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Honours/Medals:
Montrose War Memorial, Montrose State School Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board.
Memorials:


Family Story:
Robert was born 1893 in Lilydale to parents William Jeeves and Ellen Katen.

In 1928 he married Amy Manning Gibbs and family is not known. They lived on the corner of Ascalon and Mt Dandenong Roads in Montrose until his death on September 16, 1966 - aged 73 years. Amy died in 1970 and they are both buried at Lilydale Cemetery burial entry numbers: 6619/6985.





Jeffries, J.,



Jenkins, Robert 3813




Service No:
3813                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
August 14th 1915 at Holdsworthy
Date of Enlistment:
20 years and 1 month
Age at Enlistment:
20 years and 1 month
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Robert was 5ft 1 ½ ins, weighing 7st 12 lb, with brown hair, blue eyes and dark complexion.
Next of Kin: John Jenkins, 14 Anderson St, Alexandria, NSW
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: A.M.U., 4th Sanitary Section, formerly 13th Battalion
Embarkation Details: December 23, 1915

Places and dates of service:
1916, March 4:Taken on strength, Tel-el-Kebir.
1916, June 1:Proceeded to join B.E.F.
1916, June 8:Disembarked Marseilles.
1916, July 1:Killed in action, France




Returned to Australia:
Not applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Not applicable
Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:
Brewery Orchard, Cemetery Bois Grenier, near Armentieres and Gruyere State School

Family Story:
Bertie was born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1895 to John and Sarah Jenkins. He was Presbyterian. In Australia Sarah later became Mrs Thomas and later again returned to UK.

In December 1919 she was still at 23 Suffolk St, Paddington, NSW. After the 1916 death of his father in NSW, mail was addressed to his mother, Mrs S. Thomas, 44 George St, North Fitzroy. Later mail was addressed to: c/o A. Jenkins, 34 Mill St, Rutherglen, Scotland.

In December 1916 Bertie's sister, Daisy, wrote to Sarah advising her of the death of John Jenkins, father of Bertie and Daisy. 'Father has never been the same since we told him about poor Bertie...we are all left alone now...'[attached]

Bertie was buried at Brewery Orchard, Cemetery Bois Grenier, by Rev. E. W. Green attached to 13th Battalion. On October 20, 1916, his mother Sarah living at 14 Anderson St, Alexandria, NSW, claimed his war pension and on March 6, 1917, The Public Trust Office, Sydney, sought details of Bertie's death.





Jerrams, Leslie Saunders, 14358




Service No:
14358                            
Occupation: Cheese maker
Address:
Cave Hill, Lilydale in 1914 Electoral roll
Date of Enlistment:
January 11, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
26 years and 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Leslie was 5ft 5 ¾ ins, weighing 128lbs, with brown hair, brown eyes and pale complexion
Next of Kin: Thomas Jerrams, Measham, Leicestershire, UK - father
Rank on Enlistment: Corporal/Driver
Unit Name: 1st Australian & NZ Wireless Squadron.
Embarkation Details: At Melbourne on May 30th 1916 on the Morea.

Places and dates of service:
1916, July 5: Basrah.
1916,  October: Contracted malaria in Mesopotamia rendering him unfit for duty over the next 9 months.
1916, December 6: Invalided to India on the Syria.
1917, September 21: Granted 6 months leave to Australia - malaria.




Returned to Australia:
October 24, 1917 on the Gracchus     
Discharge Date:

Rank at Discharge:
Corporal
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal and Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale War Memorial.

Family Story:
Leslie was born at Oxford, UK, in 1890, to Thomas Jerrams and Mary A. Jerrams. He was Anglican. On October 29, 1917 a welcome home was held for Leslie at Lilydale railway station. Councillor McGhee was the speaker. Private Jerrams was on service in Mesopotamia and suffered maliarial fever [Lilydale Express November 2, 1917 p2]

He appears to have returned to Cave Hill as the 1918 Electoral Rolls show him as living at Cave Hill and his occupation that of Cheese Maker.

On March 7, 1918 an Athenaeum Hall welcome to district soldiers included Corporal Jerrams [Lilydale Express March 15, 1918]

Leslie left Australia on board the Osterly in August 1919 and by July 16, 1921 Leslie's address was Shekstone rd, Measham, Burton-on-Trent, UK. [PROV shipping lists and his service record]





Johnson, Bernard, 7511



Service No:
7511                             
Occupation: Horse trainer
Address:
71 Cobden St South Melbourne
Date of Enlistment:
June 18, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
23 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Bernard was 5ft 7 ½ ins, weighing 142 lbs, with black hair, blue eyes and fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: His parents were deceased and he had no surviving brothers, so named NOK : Mrs Tess McKinley, 71 Cobden St South Melbourne - aunt
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: Sportman's Unit; 25th Reinfcts/ 7th Battalion
Embarkation Details: at Port Melbourne on August 4th 1917 on the Themistocles.

Places and dates of service:
1918, March 2:From England to France to A.I.B.D.
1918, March 16:7th Battalion, France.
1918, August 9: Killed in action, France. His death is registered at Heath Cemetery, near Harbonnieres, France, 526.




Returned to Australia:
Not applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Not applicable
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal; Victory Medal; Memorial Plaque 349,355.
Memorials:
Gruyere Primary School Honour Board.

Family Story:
Bernard was born at Collingwood in 1894. By enlistment his parents were deceased and he was living at the South Melbourne home of his aunt. His brother R. A. Johnston was also killed in France in 1917 [No 882, 28th Battalion], leaving a child in Perth. His aunt Tess moved from South Melbourne to 'Cornwall', Gould St, Bondi. Bernard had three sisters in Perth. They all lived at 455 Newcastle St, Perth, WA.

The eldest was Mrs Florence Elaine Pekin; the second eldest was Mrs Madge Washer; and the youngest was Miss Gladys Johnson.
In 1921 Madge and Florence objected to Bernard's medals being sent to Aunt Tess and proposed they go to younger sister, Gladys. Aunt Tess responded with alacrity, citing Bernard's Will, but was found to be not directly related so she could not receive medals – only gratuities.









Johnson (known as Hamlyn locally), Cyril Ben, 3333




Service No:
3333                             
Occupation: University student
Address:
Not given
Date of Enlistment:
July 5, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
20 years and 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Cyril was 5ft10ins, weighing 10st 4lbs, with light brown hair, blue eyes and fresh complexion
Next of Kin: Ben Percival Johnson, Yarram, South Gippsland - father
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 11th reinfts/6th Battalion; formerly 58th Battalion
Embarkation Details: at Melbourne on October 11, 1915 on the Nestor.

Places and dates of service:
1915, October 11 – 1916, February 18: Acting E.D.P. Sergeant.
23.08.1916Reverted to private after being temporarily attached for duty with Finance Section – Army Pay Corps, UK, while arm was injured.
1917, January 15:Proceeded to 58th Battalion, France.
1917, February 18:Promoted to A/Corporal, 1st ADBD, France 6th Battalion.
1917, June 27:Appointed A/sergeant, France.
1918, May 14:Killed in action, France. He is buried at Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, near Bailleul, France.




Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Not Applicable
Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Memorial scroll
Memorials:
Listed on Lilydale War Memorial

Family Story:
Cyril was born at Yarram, Gippsland, in 1895, to Ben Percival Johnson, Barrister and solicitor, and his wife Mrs E. K. Johnson. He was Anglican. Cyril served 4 years with Senior Cadets – 49th, and 2 years Citizen Forces, Melbourne University Rifles. June 22, 1915 Melbourne University Rifles certifies that Cyril has returned everything to the regimental store.
In one letter sent to the army on January 14, 1919, about Cyril, his father accuses some 'rotter' in the forces of stealing his son's automatic, which had not been returned with his belongings.
On April 4, 1919 Area Officer, 3PC Drill Hall, Korumburra, was notified of the death of Cyril – 'formerly of your area'. In November 15, 1920 his father again seeks to have his son's automatic returned






 

Johnson, D.H.,




Johnson, Francis Rupert, 2nd Lieut.



Service No:
2nd Lieut.                             
Occupation: Station Manager
Address:
59 Avoca St, South Yarra
Date of Enlistment:
September 2, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
32 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:

Next of Kin: Mother Jane Mary Johnson
Rank on Enlistment: 2nd Lieutenant
Unit Name: 9RFT 58Btn
Embarkation Details: August 4, 1917 from Melbourne on HMAT Thermistocles.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February: Broadmeadows for training.
1916 April – June: Officer training Duntroon.
1917 October 2: Glascow Scotland.
1917 December 14: to France.
1918 September France.

Service injuries:
1918 April 26: wounded in action, in field France – gun shot wound right ear.
1918 September 29: killed in action in the field France –hit by a shell in the left thigh. Buried in Bellicourt British Military Cemetery St Quentin France.




Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable 
Rank at Discharge:
Not Applicable 
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Seville War Memorial.

Family Story:
Francis was born at Kew on September 16,1883, the third son of Francis Johnson and Jane Mary Syme. He was the Station Manager at the Syme family's Killara Station at the time of his enlistment. See Lilydale Express articles October 18, 1918.









Johnson, P.A.,



Johnson, Raymond James, 2013




Service No:
2013                             
Occupation: Assistant Station Master
Address:
Lilydale, Victoria
Date of Enlistment:
March 16, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
24 years and 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Raymond was 5ft 5in, weighing 152lbs, with black hair, blue eyes and fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Mr J. W. Johnson, Dunnstown, Vic. - father
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd Light Rail Oper. Coy.
Embarkation Details: at Melbourne on May 11th 1917 on the Ascanius.

Places and dates of service:
1917 May 8:Promoted to Sergeant.
1917 September 5:Proceeded from England to France, 16th AROL.
1919 Augusut 17:5th Section Railway Unit.




Returned to Australia:
August 17, 1919 on the Karamal.     
Discharge Date:
September 17, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Sergeant
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal and Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll

Family Story:
Raymond was born at Officer, Victoria, in 1892. He was Catholic. On September 17, 1917 Miss L. Fraser of 'Clare Mont' Caramut seeks his address. On March 31, 1919 Mrs Thomas Fraser of the same address seeks news of his return. On July 8, 1919 tailors Woods and Manson of Elizabeth St, Melbourne seek news of his return.
On August 12, 1919 Miss L. Fraser of 'Clodagh' 96 Stanhope St Malvern inquires as to Raymond's NOK.
On December 6, 1919 Raymond receives details of his service & discharge: Mr R. J. Johnson, Goods clerk, Railway Station, Mildura. On June 3, 1932 Raymond signs a Statutory Declaration about the loss of his R. S. Badge. His address is 14 Parkside St. Malvern.








Johnson, W.,

Johnstone, L.,



Jordan, James Fulton, 2196



Service No:
2196                             
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Address:
Launching Place
Date of Enlistment:
April 27, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 8 Months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
6ft 1/2in tall, 150lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh
Next of Kin: Uncle John Jordan
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 59Btn
Embarkation Details: August 1, 1916 Melbourne on the Orsova A67.

Places and dates of service:
1916 December 6: to France.
1917 September 25: France – wounded in the field.
1917 September 29: to England – Queen’s Hospital Birmingham.
1918 May 30: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1917 September 25: wounded in the field France, gunshot to left arm and neck.




Returned to Australia:
May 30, 1919 to Melbourne on HT Borda.     
Discharge Date:
July 6, 1918.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board

Family Story:

James was born in Lilydale 1897 to parents James Fulton Jordan and Alice Charlotte Tolmie.

In 1919 he married Sara Alice Mc Eachern, family not known. He died in 1973 and was cremated March 22, 1973 at Springvale. James' father died 15 March, 1897 Lilydale, the same year James (jnr) was born. He worked at Cave Hill Quarry and lived in Cave Hill Rd. Lilydale James’s Uncle John Jordan was his Guardian and lived in Launching Place.






 


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