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Please Note: Those service personnel without a Service Number means we have not been able to establish we have found the right person. If you can help us with more information, please contact us via our inquiry form and we will happily add the relevant information.





Kerr, Thomas, 2586


Service No:
2586                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Yering/Coldstream
Date of Enlistment:
May 29, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
38 years 10months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7 ½ in tall, 166 lbs, grey eyes, black/grey hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: John Kerr
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 3rd Pioneers Btn.
Embarkation Details: October 21, 1916 Melbourne on SS Port Melbourne A16

Places and dates of service:
Places and dates of service:
1916 December 28: to Devonport England.
1917 March 16: to France.
1918 January 17: mentioned in dispatches in France.
1919 : France.
1919 May 27: to England for return to Australia.

Service injuries:
N/A.

Returned to Australia:
July 18, 1919 Adelaide on HT Rio Pardo.     
Discharge Date:
August 28, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
2 blue chevrons (mentioned in dispatches) British war Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Yering/Coldstream War Memorial.

Family Story:
Tom was born 17th July 1877 in Yering to parents John Kerr and Elizabeth MacIntyre, both very early prominent families of Lilydale and Coldstream/Yering. John came to Australia on the Red Jacket 1857. He was one of ten children and attended the Yering State School and later the College of Box Hill (now Kingswood). Tom was a bachelor of nearly 39years when he enlisted and never married, taking over the family dairy farm on return from the war. He died at home in Yering “Olinda Yarra” .

 

Kerslake, Ernest George, 2026



Service No:
2026                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Allen Street. Euroa
Date of Enlistment:
July 17, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
25years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8 ½ in tall, 12stn 6lbs, brown eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion
Next of Kin: Father Frank Kerslake (Lilydale) Mother Mrs EA Kerslake (Euroa)
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 26th Btn.
Embarkation Details: 1915 Melbourne

Places and dates of service:
1915 December 9: to Galilpoli Turkey.
1916 January 9: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 February 11: to France.
1916 August 7: promoted to Temp. Corporal France.
1916 September 22: sick (influenza/trench fever) Boulogne France.
1916 November 21: promoted to Corporal France.
1917 February 12: promoted to Sergeant France.
1917 March 6: Killed in Action France.

Service injuries:
1917 March 6: Killed in action in the field France. Buried Villers Bretonneaux France.




Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Sergeant at time of death.
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Lilydale War Memorial

Family Story:
Ernest was born 1890 in Euroa to parents Frederick and Emma Amelia Kerslake His parents had been separated for several years, and he was living in Euroa with his mother when he enlisted.

His father was living c/- Mrs RL Clarke (his half-sister) in Nicholas St. Lilydale. Ernest was killed in action in France March 6, 1917.



Ketteridge, Frank Wilfred, 6338



Service No:
6338                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
c/- Mrs R Fisher Clarke St Lilydale.
Date of Enlistment:
October 25, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
25 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
6ft 1½ in tall, blue eyes, brown hair , fresh complexion
Next of Kin: Not given.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 21st Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 23, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Hororata

Places and dates of service:
1917 January 29: to Plymouth/ Larkhill England.
1917 May 10: to Etaples France.
1917 October 9: Missing, Killed in action on the Western Front Belgium. Court of Enquiry held February 7, 1918.

Service injuries:
1917 October 9: KIA. Blown up with his Lewis gun team, 5 killed near Daisy Wood.
Buried Tyne C Cemetery Passchendaele Belgium. Plot 22 Row G Grave 10




Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Private at time of death.
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Lilydale Church of England (St.Johns) Honour Board

Family Story:
Frank was born 1891 in Burton on Trent England. His mother Mrs SA Ketteridge was living in Manchester England. He boarded with Mrs R Fisher of Clark Street Lilydale. In his will he left everything to his friend Miss Charlotte Fisher of the same address. Charlotte died July 4, 1921 at Lilydale.




Kilfoyle, Archibald Gordon, 898



Service No:
898                             
Occupation: Dairyman
Address:
Brunswick/Mooroolbark
Date of Enlistment:
July 8, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
21 years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8½ inc tall, 11stn, blue eyes, brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, John James Kilfoyle
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 31st Btn
Embarkation Details: November 9, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Wandilla A62

Places and dates of service:
1915 December 7: to Suez Egypt.
1916 March 2: sick (influenza) Tel-el-Kebir Egypt.
1916 May 23: appointed Lance Corporal Egypt.
1916 June 16: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 June 23: to Marseilles France.
1916 July 28: appointed Corporal France.
1916 November 3: sick (trench feet) in the field France.
1916 November 15 sick ( influenza) to hospital Etaples France.
1917 February 23: sick (trench feet ) in the field France.
1917 March 15: Killed in Action France.

Service injuries:
1917 March 15: Killed In Action - He was mortally wounded by exploding shell in the field, Sth.West of Bapaume France. He was buried Beaulencourt British Cemetery Ligny-Thilloy France, Plot 1, Row G, Grave.


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Corporal at time of death.
Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque and Scroll.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Lilydale Presbyterian Church Honour Roll, Mooroolbark War Memorial.

Family Story:
Archie was born in 1894 Smeaton to parents John James Kilfoyle and Louisa James Harvey. He had siblings – Ethel (b) 1885, Herman Stanley (b) 1889, Myrtle (b) and (d) 1892 Bonnie Doon, Vera (b) 1896, all other children were born in Smeaton.

The Lilydale Express newspaper July 16, 1915 states he was the first in the Mooroolbark area to join up. He was a partner in a dairy farm with Ernest Bellion (Lilydale Express August 6, 1915)

Archie’s sister Ethel was married to Ernie. (Argus April 3 1917).

Lilydale Express death notice and obituary download


Flickr link




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King, M.,
 

King, Robert John, 2701



Service No:
2701                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Anderson Street Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 14, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
30 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4in tall, 9stn, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs G H King
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 59th Btn
Embarkation Details: October 27, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 23: transfer to 57th Btn Zeitoun Egypt.
1916 March 14: Transfer to 22nd Btn. Zeitoun Egypt.
1916 June 18: to France.
1916 July 19: wounded in the field France.
1916 July 29: to Bristol Hospital England.
1917 February 7: transfer to Harefield 2nd Southern General Hospital England.
1917 February 22: RTA (medically unfit).

Service injuries:
1916 July 19: gunshot wound to left leg and knee in the field France.




Returned to Australia:
April 10, 1917: Melbourne on HS Karcola     
Discharge Date:
May 23, 1917 (medically unfit)
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star , British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:


Family Story:
Robert was born 1885 in Sorrento, his mother Mrs G.H. King lived Anderson Street Lilydale. On return from the war he married Ellen and they are both buried at Lilydale Cemetery, Robert on August 4, 1971 aged 86 years (Reg. No. 7206), and Ellen on April 14, 1977 aged 96 years (Reg. No.8407).



 

Kuster, Cyril Alexander, 91


Service No:
 91                            
Occupation: Grocer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
February 9, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
29 years 1 month
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6¼ in tall, 126 lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, August Heinric Kuster “Beaumont” Lilydale.
Rank on Enlistment: Driver
Unit Name: 37th Btn.
Embarkation Details: June 3, 1916 at Melbourne on HMAT Persic A34.

Places and dates of service:
1916 August 19 : to Military Hospital Fargo England (cellulitis of arm).
1916 November 22 : to France.
1917 February 2 : sick ( laryngitis) to field hospital France.
1917 February 18: wounded in action in the field France.
1917 February 23 : to Hospital Boulogne France.
1917 February 25: to Edmonton Military Hospital England.
1917 March 27: to Croydon War Hospital England.
 1917 July 4 : to 3rd Aux. Hospital Dartford England.
1917 August 27 : Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1917 February 18 : Gunshot wound and fracture to lower Jaw, in the field France.

Returned to Australia:
1917 October 2, 1917 to Melbourne on NZT Pakeha.     
Discharge Date:
December 6, 1917: medically unfit.
Rank at Discharge:
Driver
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll; Lilydale St. Johns Church of England Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Cyril was born 1887 in Richmond to parents August Heinric Kuster and Anna Josephine Fredricka Wolf. They came to Lilydale about 1916 and lived at “Beaumont” Lilydale. (BDM)

Cyril had siblings- Rudolph Ernest Otto August b. 1876; Ernest Henry 1878-1879; Albert Carl Ernest 1880-1882; Otto Frederick 1882-1884; Henrietta (Hettie )Augusta b. 1884 (Mrs Taylor of Swan Hill); Anna (Freda) Fredricka 1889-1975, Dorothea Frances 1892-1892, Augusta Kate (Gussie) b. 1894 (Mrs Henry of Upwey); (Trove)

Cyril married Mary (Minnie) Victoria Tapping May 19, 1919 at the Presbyterian Church in Albert Park. They had two boys – Ernest and Alexander, birth dates not known. Cyril died at Mornington 1947 aged 60 years and was buried in Mornington Cemetery on January 8, 1947. Minnie died 1979 aged 92 years and was buried with Cyril.




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