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Lalor, Albert, 3420



Service No:
3420                             
Occupation: Brass Finisher
Address:
56 Gold St. Brunswick South
Date of Enlistment:
March 9, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall, 134lbs, brown eyes, auburn hair, fair
Next of Kin: George Edward Lalor
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 46 Btn
Embarkation Details: May 11, 1917 Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius A11

Places and dates of service:
1917 June 22: Sick ( Mumps) at Sea on Ascanius.
1917 July 20: to Devonport England.
1917 September 26: Returned to Australia - defective vision.

Service injuries:
N/A


Returned to Australia:
September 26, 1917 Melbourne on Borda A30 (medically unfit)     
Discharge Date:
December 25, 1917.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal
Memorials:
Montrose State School Honour Board

Family Story:
Albert was born 1900 in Sale, to parents George Edward Lalor and Eliza Bright. It is not known if he married, and he died in 1970 at Heidelberg aged 70 years.


 

Lalor, Thomas Henry (known as Henry), 240



Service No:
240                             
Occupation: Clerk
Address:
56 Gold St. Brunswick South.
Date of Enlistment:
August 24, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 9 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8 1/4in tall, 11stn 2lbs, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: George Edward Lalor
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 7Btn
Embarkation Details: October 19, 1914 Melbourne on HMAT Hororata A20

Places and dates of service:
1915 September 5: to Gallipoli - wounded on board “Salta” at landing.
1916 January 20: Returned to Australia.
1916 2nd embarkation.
1916 September 11: to Folkstone England.
1917 May 15: to Argues France.
1918 August 25: In the field France – wounded.
1918 August 28: to Weymouth Hospital England.
1920: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1915 September 4: on board “Salta”- bomb shrapnel wound right fore-arm.
1918 August 25: in the field France – gun shot wound to right hand.


Returned to Australia:
June 19, 1920 Melbourne on Bahir Castillo.     
Discharge Date:
September 11, 1920.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Montrose War Memorial, Montrose State School Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board.

Family Story:
Henry was born 1893 Maffra to parents George Edward Lalor and Eliza Bright. He married in 1924 to Jessie Rae Chapman, family not known. He died 1959 at Reservoir and Jessie died in 1984 Warrenheip (near Ballarat).


Lalor, K.,

Langford, C.,


Langley, Herbert Roy (known as Roy), 2578

 

Service No:
2578                             
Occupation: Orchardist
Address:
c/o P.O Montrose
Date of Enlistment:
May 1, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
18 years.
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 11in tall, 148lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Robert Langley
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 13th Light Horse
Embarkation Details: December 22, 1917

Places and dates of service:
1918 January 16: to Suez and Alexandria.
1918 April 6 : Suez – transfer to Gunner 8th FAB.
1918 September 28: to Roulles France.
1919 May 9 : In the field France.

Service injuries:
N/A


Returned to Australia:
August 25, 1919: Melbourne on Prinz Hubertus     
Discharge Date:
September 16, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Gunner
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Montrose War Memorial, Montrose State School Memorial Board, Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board.

Family Story:
Roy was born 1899 at Lilydale to parents Robert Langley and Emily Eliza Howard. In 1927 he married May Constance Fitch, family not known. Roy died in 1959 at Heidelberg, aged 60 years. May died 1970 at Box Hill, aged 71 years, they were cremated at Springvale.
 



Lawler, J.,

Lawlor, C.C.,


Lawlor, Kavan, 899


Service No:
899                             
Occupation: Farriers Floor-man
Address:
North Fitzroy
Date of Enlistment:
November 19, 1914.
Age at Enlistment:
30 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 9 ¼ in tall, 12stn, blue eyes, dark brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Mrs Mary Lawlor
Rank on Enlistment: Sergeant
Unit Name: 8th Light Horse
Embarkation Details: May 7, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Palermo A56

Places and dates of service:
1915 September 17: to Gallipoli, Turkey.
1915 October 3: Promoted to Prov. Squadron Sergeant Major at Gallipoli.
1915 December 20: to Alexandria Egypt.
1915 December 28: reverts to Sergeant at Heliopolis Lebanon.
1916 February 26: to Serapeum Egypt.
1916 September : to Canal Zone Suez Egypt.
1916 October 5: transfer to 3rd Light Horse (training) Moascar Egypt.
1917 January 22; promoted to Squadron Sergeant Major Egypt.
1917 August 19: to rest camp Port Said Egypt.
1917 October 3: transfer to 8th Light Horse.
1918 May 7: wounded in action to Hospital in Jerusalem Palestine.
1918 June 26: awarded ‘Distinguished Conduct Medal’ Middle East "For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a very severe enemy attack he worked unceasingly in the performance of his duties, showing the greatest energy and resource, and a complete disregard of all danger, and it was in a very great measure due to his personal exertions that the firing line was so well supplied with ammunition and bombs."
1918 July 29: to Moascar Egypt.
1919 March 4: to Kantara Egypt for Return to Australia.

Service injuries:
1918 May 3: Palestine Gunshot wound to right ankle.


Returned to Australia:
April 17, 1919: to Melbourne on HT Port Sydney     
Discharge Date:
June 16, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Squadron Sergeant Major.
Honours/Medals:
Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Coldstream/Yering War Memorial, Healesville Honour Roll, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Lilydale War Memorial.

Family Story:
Kavan was born 1884 Lilydale to parents William and Sarah Lawlor, before the family moved to Buxton. He married Mary and family is not known, in 1923 he was in Terang. He died April 17, 1951-57 possibly in Terang.
 

Lawlor, Leonard Joseph, 2144


Service No:
2144                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
‘The Oaks' Buxton Vic.
Date of Enlistment:
September 14, 1914.
Age at Enlistment:
21 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7in tall, 11stn, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: William Lawlor
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 6th Btn
Embarkation Details: December 22, 1914 Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles.

Places and dates of service:
1915 April 5: to Alexandria Egypt.
1915 April 25: reported missing in action Gallipoli landing on Turkey.
1915 April 25: KIA

Service injuries:
1915 April 25: Killed in Action at Gallipoli (Court of Enquiry 24 April 1916 Alexandria) Buried in the Lone Pine Cemetery- Gallipoli Peninsula Turkey. Grave 7 Row O Plot 1.


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:
Lilydale War Memorial, Coldstream/Yering War Memorial, Healesville Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board.

Family Story:
Len was born 1893 in Yering to parents William and Sarah Lawlor, he attended Lilydale State School before his family moved up to ‘The Oaks’ at Buxton where he went to Buxton School. 



Lawlor, Robert Byron, 5044


Service No:
5044                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
‘The Oaks’ Buxton Vic.
Date of Enlistment:
February 10, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall, 162lbs, blue eyes, black hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: William Lawlor
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 22nd Btn.
Embarkation Details: July 3, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Ayrshire.

Places and dates of service:
1916 September 2: to Plymouth England.
1916 November 13: to Etaples France.
1917 June 7: France in the field.
1917 October 4: Killed In Action in Belgium.

Service injuries:
1917 October 4: Killed in Action in the field in Belgium. First buried 500 yards to the right of Broodseinde cross roads near the village of Zonnebeke. Later re-interred to Tyne Cot British Cemetery in Belgium. Plot 33 Row G.
In a letter to his parents from Lieut. G.T Burrage 22Btn:
 ‘At the time Bob was a Lewis Gunner, and doing duty in one of the greatest battles of the war, which was fought in Flanders. He was holding a portion of our newly captured positions, when a large German shell came over and fell on the post, wounding several, and ending the earthly days of your noble son. Bob was a great favourite with all whom he came in contact, and his loss is very much regretted.’


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable.     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable.
Rank at Discharge:
Not Applicable.
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal. Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque.
Memorials:
Lilydale War Memorial, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Coldstream/Yering war Memorial, Healesville Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Bob was born 1897 Yering to William and Sarah Lawlor. He attended both the Lilydale and later Buxton Sate Schools, after his family moved to ‘The Oaks’ Buxton. He was only 19 years of age (family permission) when he joined up, and in a letter sent home in January 1918 he states ‘that he fired his very first shot of the great war on Christmas day 1916 with a Lewis Gun.’ He was well liked on his community and greatly esteemed in sporting circles, attaining high honors as a cricketer and tennis player. (Alexandra and Yea Standard and Lilydale Express January 4, 1918).



Le Page, Ernest Alfred, 3184


Service No:
3184                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Seville
Date of Enlistment:
October 31, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
32 years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Light brown eyes, fair hair, fair complexion - no height given.
Next of Kin: John Le Page
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 58th Btn
Embarkation Details: December 16, 1916 Melbourne on Medic A7

Places and dates of service:
1917 February 18: to Plymouth England.
1917 May 18: to Hurdcott England (training).
1917 July 21 : to France.
1917 September 26: wounded France in the field.
1918 March 8 : sick (influenza).

Service injuries:
1917 September 26: Buried by shell blast – shell shock, in the field, France.
 

Returned to Australia:
August 20 1919: to Melbourne on the Frankfurt     
Discharge Date:
November, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board

Family Story:
Ernie was born 1884 in Lilydale to parents John Le Page and Susannah (Hanna) Williams. It is not known if he married or had family. 




Leach, Thomas Henry, 475


Service No:
475                             
Occupation: Carpenter
Address:
Warburton
Date of Enlistment:
April 14, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
26 years 2 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
6ft ½ in tall, 152lbs, blue eyes, dk brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Thomas Leach
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 22nd Cycling Btn.
Embarkation Details: July 27, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles.

Places and dates of service:
1916 September 11: to Plymouth England.
1916 December 19 : to Etaples France.
1917 January 28: to 1st Anzac Entrenching Btn. France.
1917 July 27: awarded 2 Blue Chevrons – mentioned in dispatches- in the field France.
1918 January 16: to 22nd Cycling Btn. In France.
1918 March 8: to England on leave
1918 May 26: to France.
1919 February 22: to England for marriage and for Return to Australia.

Service injuries:
N/A Returned to Australia:1919 September 14: on Demosthenes Discharge Date:1919 October 29 Rank at Discharge:Private Honours/Medals:British War Medal, Victory Medal, 2 Blue Chevrons Memorials:Lilydale Baptist Church Roll of Honour, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board




Returned to Australia:
September 14, 1919: on the Demosthenes.     
Discharge Date:
October 29, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal, 2 Blue Chevrons.
Memorials:
Lilydale Baptist Church Roll of Honour, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board.

Family Story:
Tom was born Thomas Henry Everard in 1890 in St Kilda to parents Thomas Leach and Louisa Baudier, late of Warburton, he had siblings Cissy (b) 1885 St Kilda, Florence Ellen (b) 1892 Lilydale and Walter Joseph (b) 1895 Lilydale who also served in WW1 (2897) and was KIA.
He was the nephew of Mr H Leach, well known merchant of Main Street Lilydale. Tom married while on leave in England, to Ethel Padgett February 26, 1919 at the Christian Meeting House Leicester England. On return to Australia he continued as a carpenter living in the Preston, Northcote areas, they had a son John Henry Leach. Tom died July, 31, 1968 at Heidelberg and was cremated at Fawkner Cemetery. 



Leach, Walter Joseph, 2897


Service No:
2897                             
Occupation: Driver
Address:
Warburton
Date of Enlistment:
June 19, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
21 years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9in tall, 142lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin:
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd Pioneer Btn
Embarkation Details: October 20, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Port Lincoln.

Places and dates of service:
1916 December 2: transferred to ship Borda A30 at Sierra Leone.
 1917 January 9: to Plymouth England.
1917 April 6: to Etaples France.
1917 September 20: wounded in France.
1917 September 27: to 1st Southern Hospital Edgbaston, Birmingham England.
1917 October 27: to 3rd Australian Army Hospital Dartford, England.
1918 June 21: to Havre France 1918.
October 5: Killed in Action on the Western Front, France.

Service injuries:
1917 September 20: gunshot wound to both legs (severe) in the field France.
1918 October 5: killed in action at the western front in France, buried in the vicinity of Montheham France, then reinterred Villers Bretonneuax France.


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Not Applicable
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque.
Memorials:
Baptist Church of Lilydale Honour Roll, Gruyere State School Honour Roll, Millgrove Honour Roll, Warburton War Memorial.

Family Story:
Walter was born 1895 Lilydale to parents Thomas Leach and Louisa Baudier, late of Warburton, he had siblings Cissy, Florence Ellen and Thomas Henry Everard Leach who also served in WW1 (475). He was a driver when he enlisted and was killed in action in 1918. (Lilydale Express November 8, 1918)



Lester, Jack, 802


Service No:
802                             
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Address:
c/- J. Kerr Olinda Yarra Yering
Date of Enlistment:
August 18, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
23 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9 ½ in tall, 11stn, blue eyes, fair hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, George James Lester Bisley Gloucestershire England.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Btn.
Embarkation Details: October 19, 1914 Melbourne on HMAT Benalla A24.

Places and dates of service:
1914: Egypt.
1915 April 25: wounded Gallipoli at the landing at Dardenelles.
1915 May 12: to no.1 Aust. General Hospital Heliopolis Lebanon.
1916 January 7: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 February 27: appointed to Lance Corporal Serapeum Egypt.
1916 March 31: to Marseilles France.
1916 July 1: wounded in the field France – shell shock.
1916 July 4 to England 3rd Northern General Hospital Sheffield.
1916 November 13: to Etaples France.
1916 December 10: sick (mumps) 18th General Hospital Camiers France.
1917 January 2: in the field France.
1917 July 15: promoted to Corporal in the field France.
1917 September 12: sick ( Sprained Ankle) France.
1917 October 26: wounded in the field Belgium.
1917 November 3 : to England Sutton Veny Hospital, then Reading War Hospital.
1918 February 15: to Harve France.
1918 April 17 : wounded in the field France.
1918 April 23 to England General Military Hospital Edmonton.
1918 September 9: to Harve France.
1918 October 8: to England for Return to Australia.

Service injuries:
1915 April 25: gun shot wound to knee at the landing Gallipoli.
1917 October 26: gun shot wound back and right arm in the field Belgium.
1918 April 17: gassed in the field France.


Returned to Australia:
December 2, 1918 to Melbourne on the Port Sydney.     
Discharge Date:
January 21, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Corporal
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Coldstream/Yering War Memorial.

Family Story:
Jack was born in Bisley Gloucestershire England in 1891 to father George James Lester, mother not known. In 1914 when Jack enlisted he was working as a farm labourer for Mr. John Kerr of Olinda Yarra in Yering. It is not known if he married and had family or when and where he died.

His army papers show that in 1922 he was in Willoughby NSW.



 

Letch, P.,



Linacre, Harry Stewart Henry S., 1786


Service No:
1786                             
Occupation: Carpenter
Address:
Seville
Date of Enlistment:
June 2, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
23 years 11 months.
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 10stn, brown eyes, dark brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Mr W.H Linacre Glasgow Scotland.
Rank on Enlistment: Sapper
Unit Name: 14th Field Coy, Australian Engineers
Embarkation Details: Not available

Places and dates of service:

1915 September 29: to Gallipoli.
1916 January 10: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 17: sick ( corneal ulcer) Ismalia/ Abbassia 1st Aux. Hospital.
1916 June 18: to Heliopolis Lebanon.
1916 August 16: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 November 12: to Folkestone England.
1916 November 13: to Etaples France.
1917 October 27: wounded in action in the field and died.

Service injuries:
1917 October 27: multiple gunshot wounds in the field, later died of these wounds in France. He is buried in the Menin Road Sth. Military Cemetery Ypres, France plot 3 row J grave 35.

 Returned to Australia:N/A Discharge Date:N/A Rank at Discharge:Sapper Honours/Medals:1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal Memorials:Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Seville Hall Memorial Roll. Family Story: Harry was born in 1892 in Liverpool Lancashire England, his father Mr.W.H Linacre was living in Glasgow at the time of Jack’s enlistment and he had a brother Jack Reginald also in Glasgow. In 1915 he was working in Seville for Mr J.R Murrey and was engaged to be married to Elsie P. Mitchell of Seville. (she was a legatee in his will)



Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Sapper
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Seville Hall Memorial Roll.

Family Story:
Harry was born in 1892 in Liverpool Lancashire England. His father Mr.W.H Linacre was living in Glasgow at the time of Jack’s enlistment and he had a brother Jack Reginald also in Glasgow. In 1915 he was working in Seville for Mr J. R. Murrey and was engaged to be married to Elsie P. Mitchell of Seville. (She was a legatee in his Will).



 

Lockwood, Albert, No number allotted.


Service No:
No number allotted                             
Occupation: Blacksmith
Address:
Silvan
Date of Enlistment:
October 8, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall, 11stn, brown eyes, dark hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Foster Mother, Mrs E Head
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 3rd Anzac Signal Squad
Embarkation Details: Not Applicable

Places and dates of service:
1915 February 9: Discharged – refusal to be vaccinated and inoculated.


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Rivate
Honours/Medals:
NIL
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Silvan Honour Board

Family Story:
Possible birth – Albert born 1896 Mt Egerton to Emily Lockwood. His Foster Mother was Mrs E Head of Silvan. It is not known if he married or had family, or where and when he died.





Lohman, David Edward, 908


Service No:
908                             
Occupation: Ham and Bacon Curer
Address:
29 Bosisto St. Richmond
Date of Enlistment:
March 26 1915
Age at Enlistment:
25 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 4 ½ in tall, 10stn, grey eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Eliza Lohman
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 24th Btn.
Embarkation Details: May 10, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Euripides A14.

Places and dates of service:
1915 March 26 – April 28: Broadmeadows Victoria.
1915 August 30: to Gallipoli Turkey.
1916 January 29: to Zeitoun Egypt.
1916 March 26: to Marseilles France.
1916 July 28: wounded in France.
1916 August 13: evacuated to Leicester England.
1917 March 29: to Etaples France.
1917 May 3: Missing in action France
1917 Dec 14: Court of Enquiry found he was killed in action on May 3, 1917.

Service injuries:
1916 July 28: gunshot wound to left shoulder in the field France.
1917 May 3: Killed in action in the field France. Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.


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:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board

Family Story:
David was born 1890 in Bomaderis NSW, parents unknown. He was married to Eliza, any family is not known. From 1903 until his enlistment, David Lohman was the manager fo David Mtichell's bacon-curing factory.
 



Long, William Herbert, 1677



Service No:
1677                             
Occupation: Chainman
Address:
Evelyn/Silvan
Date of Enlistment:
January 4, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall, 10stn 11lbs, grey eyes, dk brown hair, fair complexion
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs May Robertson Long
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Btn.
Embarkation Details: February 19, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Runic A54

Places and dates of service:
1915 May 8: to Gallipoli.
1915 August 7: wounded at Gallipoli.

Service injuries:
1915 August 7: wounded (shattered jaw) at Gallipoli.
1915 August 12: taken to hospital in Malta.
1915 August 28: died of wounds and typhoid in hospital Malta. Buried Pieta Military Cemetery Malta, row2 block 12A.


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, Silvan Honour Board.

Family Story:
William was born 1894 in Longwood Victoria to parents Edwin Long and Mary Robertson Simpson, He enlisted at Bendigo aged 20 years with his mother’s permission, as his father had died in 1900. His mother was living in Silvan when William died of wounds and typhoid in 1915 in Malta.
 

Lord, D.B.,



Lord, Henry Albert, 2875 DCM


Service No:
2875                             
Occupation: Contractor
Address:
North Wandin
Date of Enlistment:
June 14, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
23 years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8 ¼ in tall, 11stn, brown eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother Mrs J Lord
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 1st Pioneers
Embarkation Details: 1915 September: ?

Places and dates of service:
1916 March 15: to Serapeum Egypt.
1916 April 2: to Marseilles France.
1916 July 27: wounded France.
1916 July 30: to England White Cross hospital Warrington.
1917 April 6: to Etaples France.
1917 October 2: wounded France.
1918 January 4: promoted to Corporal.
1918 January 17: wounded France.
1918 February 12: To England Warrington hospital, then to Harefield Hospital Hurdcott.
1918 June 3: Awarded to Distinguished Conduct Medal – For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. On one occasion, on the night 26th September 1917, when in charge of a party engaged in establishing communications through Polygon Wood to the forward area, he behaved with great gallantry under heavy enemy fire, getting all the wounded to the dressing station, and by his personal example encouraging the men in their difficult task so that the work was completed in spite of the enemy fire.

Service injuries:
1916 July 27: gunshot wound to shoulder and hand in the field France.
1917 October 2: Gassed in the field France.
1918 January 17: Gassed in the field France.



Returned to Australia:
December 30, 1918 : Invalid to Melbourne on HT Saxon.     
Discharge Date:
March 30. 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Corporal
Honours/Medals:
Distinguished Conduct Medal, 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board

Family Story:
Henry was born 1892 in Newport Victoria, but little is known about him. Army records show he was living at 5 Bourne rd. Glen Iris in 1940 and at 38 Seaville Ave. Scarborough Qld. in 1967. 



Lowe, Arthur Herbert (Herbert), 6345


Service No:
6345                             
Occupation: Farm Labourer
Address:
Green Point Yeringberg
Date of Enlistment:
October 25, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
21 years 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7in tall, brown eyes, fair hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Edward Lowe of Derby England
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 24th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 23,1916 Melbourne on HMAT Hororata.

Places and dates of service:
1917 January 29 : to Plymouth England.
1917 April 25: to Etaples France.
1917 May 7: wounded in the field France.
1917 October 4: wounded in the field France.
1917 November 23: awarded 2 Blue Chevrons France.
1918 March 4 : accidentally injured France (cut thumb).
1918-1919 in the field in France.
1919 May 17: to Southampton England for Return to Australia.

Service injuries:
1917 May 7: Gunshot wound to left thigh and right arm in the field France – hospital Rouen France.
1917 October 4 : Gunshot wound to cheek in the field in France – Cayeux France hospital.


Returned to Australia:
September 5, 1919 on Chemnitz.     
Discharge Date:
October 13, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal, 2 Blue Chevrons
Memorials:
Healesville Honour Roll, Yeringberg, Kamarooka Hall Memorial Board.

Family Story:
Arthur known as Herbert was born in 1895 in Derby in England to parents Edward Lowe ( mother unknown) When he enlisted in 1916 he was working as a farm labourer at rleen Point Yeringberg ( William James Lewin), he also worked at some stage for the Syme Family. He must have worked up in the Kamarooka area (near Bendigo) as he is listed on the Kamarooka Memorial Roll, and was given a medal and an illuminated address from the Shire of East Loddon. Herbert Lowe died in November 1940 in the Lilydale Bush Nursing Hospital following an illness of only one week, he was buried at Wesburn Cemetery. A pioneer of the district of Lilydale and Woods Point, travelling was done on horseback. He left a wife and a daughter (Mrs Joyce Farrington of Warragul?). 


Lowe, E.,

Lowe, G. Hornby, 3966



Service No:
39666                             
Occupation: Engineer's Labourer
Address:
11 Victoria Ave. Albert Park
Date of Enlistment:
January 15, 1918
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5 ½ in tall, 144lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father Samuel J. Lowe
Rank on Enlistment: Private / Gunner
Unit Name: 35th Reinforcements
Embarkation Details: April 30, 1918 Sydney on the SS Port Darwin.

Places and dates of service:
1918 March 4: promoted to Gunner prior to embarkation.
1918 July 3: to Suez Egypt (sick- mumps) to hospital.
1918 August 13: to South Hampton England.
1919 January 29: to Calais France .
1919 April 5: transfer to 7th Field Artillary France.
1919 July 3; Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
N/A


Returned to Australia:
August 25, 1919: to Melbourne on Prinz Huburtus.     
Discharge Date:
September 8, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Gunner.
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal
Memorials:
Healesville War Memorial

Family Story:
Hornby was born 1899 South Melbourne to parents Samuel James Lowe (mother not known) Samuel lived in Healesville and Mrs Lowe at Hornby’s address in Albert Park. In 1928 Hornby was living 29 Glanfield St. Northcote (Army records).

 


Lowe, Theodore Ralph, 6793


Service No:
6793                             
Occupation: Clerk
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 17, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
25 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7in tall, 9st 7lbs, brown eyes, black/grey hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Reverend James Lowe
Rank on Enlistment: Gunner
Unit Name: 11th Field Artillery
Embarkation Details: November 18, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire.

Places and dates of service:
1915 December 15: to Suez Egypt.
1916 March 14: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 19: to Marseilles France.
1916 August 21: promoted to Bombardier in the Field Belgium.
1917 August 10: wounded in the field Belgium and transferred to 26th Field Ambulance.
1917 November 1: promoted to Corporal in the field Belgium.
1918 September 18: Killed In Action in the field Belgium.

Service injuries:
1917 August 10: wounded in the field Belgium Gunshot to right hand and thumb.
1918 September 18: Killed in Action in the Field in Belgium. He is buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Belgium, Nth East of Peronne, Plot 3 Row D Grave 5.


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Corporal at time of death.
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Plaque and Kings Message.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Lilydale Methodist Church Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Theo was born 1890 Preston to parents Reverend James Lowe (mother not known). His father was the Minister at Lilydale Methodist Church from 1913-1916 and later at Clifton Hill. 




Lucas, William, 392/3722



Service No:
392 / 3722                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Silvan
Date of Enlistment:
September 10, 1915 (1st) May 17, 1917 (2nd)
Age at Enlistment:
46 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 4½ in tall, 11stn 4lbs, blue eyes, grey hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Wife, Catherine Mary Lucas
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 1st Remount Unit / then 4th Light Hors.
Embarkation Details: First: November 12, 1915 Melbourne HMAT Orsova A67. Second: August 8, 1917 Sydney HMAT Anchises A68

Places and dates of service:
1916 April 28: Returned to Australia. (First enlistment)
1917 October 2: to Liverpool England.
1917 October 6: transfer to artillery at Larkhill England as Gunner.
1918 January 10: Returned to Australia. Age 54 years with senility and heart problems.

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
First: April 28, 1916 to Melbourne on HT Seeang Bee. Second: 1918 March 7, 1918 to Melbourne on HT Corinthic.     
Discharge Date:
April 1, 1918.
Rank at Discharge:
Gunner
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Silvan Honour Rol.

Family Story:
William was born 1869 in Hampshire England, parents unknown, he was married to Catherine Mary but family not known. They lived at Glen Rivers Silvan and he died September 7, 1932at  Lilydale.




Lucke, J.,

Lucke, R.,


Lysaght, George Stanley, 301



Service No:
301                             
Occupation: Stud Groom
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
December 16, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7in tall, 10stn 2lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, dark complexion
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Margaret (Maggie) Lysaght
Rank on Enlistment: Trooper
Unit Name: 13th Light Horse
Embarkation Details: May 28,1915 Melbourne on HMAT Persic A34

Places and dates of service:
1915 September 1: to Tel-el-k Egypt.
1916 February 1 : appointed driver in Egypt.
1916 March 17: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 May 13: to France.
1916 July 7: transferred to 1st Anzac Army Corp.Light Horse France.
1917 December 27: France in the field.
1918 – 1919: France in the field.
1919 February 17: to Codford England for Return to Australia.

Service injuries:
N/A


Returned to Australia:
June 28, 1918: Melbourne on Zealandia.     
Discharge Date:
August 29, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Driver
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board.

Family Story:
George was born 1895 in Lilydale to William and Maggie (Margaret), his brother William John also served in WW1 (975). It is not known if he married or had family or when he died and is buried.




Lysaght, William John, 975



Service No:
975                             
Occupation: Butcher
Address:
Deschamp Street Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
October 22, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
24 years 1 month
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5 ½ in tall, 9stn 2lbs, brown eyes, dk.brown hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Maggie Lysaght
Rank on Enlistment: Driver
Unit Name: 9th Light Horse
Embarkation Details: April 23, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire A18.

Places and dates of service:
1915 May 22: embarked from Adelaide HMAT Afric A19.
1915 August 5: to Gallipoli Turkey.
1915 August 28: wounded Gallipoli.
1915 August 29: hospital Mudros Lemnos Island.
1915 September 12: to City of London Military Hospital Clapton England.
1916 February 16: to Heliopolis Egypt.
1916 April 1: to Moascar Egypt.
1916 April 22: to Tury Post Egypt.
1916 May 16: to Maoscar Egypt.
1916 June 20: to Alexandra Egypt.
1916 June 30: to Marseilles France.
1916 – 1919 : in the field France.
1919 January 18: to England for Return to Australia.

Service injuries:
1915 August 28: gunshot wound to foot at Gallipoli.


Returned to Australia:
May 7, 1919: on Kildonian Castle     
Discharge Date:
July 6, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Driver
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board.

Family Story:
Bill was born in Lilydale 1891 to parents William and Maggie Lysaght, he had a brother George Stanley who also served in WW1 (301). He married Myrtle Evelyn Sarah ? , after returning home and they had six children. Thelma Jean, Audrey, Betty, Wilma, Terrence John and William Thomas. Bill died 15th January 1961 aged 70 years, and Myrtle 7th August 1968 they are both buried at Lilydale in graves 6779/6161.

 

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