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Mackay, Thomas 808


Service No:
808                            
Occupation: Driver
Address:
Croydon
Date of Enlistment:
August 24, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
26 years and 5 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Thomas was 5' 9", weighing 10st 6lbs, with fair hair, blue eyes and light complexion.
Next of Kin: Mrs Edith Maria Mackay, 'Smo-ko', Whitehorse Rd, Croydon - mother.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Battalion/ANZAC Provost Corps
Embarkation Details: at Melbourne on October 19, 1914 on the Benalla.

Places and dates of service:
1914 August 24 – 1916 June 2: 8th Battalion
1915 April 5:Gallipoli.
1915 August 28: wounded, returned to England.
1915 September 15: In England.
1916 March 25 – 1917 June 3: ANZAC Police.
1917 February 2 proceeded to France, 2nd Australian Division.
1917 July 27 Embarked on the Demostheses for Cape Town.
1917 August 27: Provost Corps, Cape Town.
1918 July 31 APC 3rd South African – in charge.
1918 October 8 Died at Cape Town from influenza & pneumonia.He was buried at Woltemade Cemetery, Cape Town, Grave 132A.

Service injuries:
1915 August 28 wounded – gunshot wound right thigh [later communications say left thigh].



Returned to Australia:
Not applicable
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Private at time of death
Honours/Medals:
1914/15 Star; British War medal; Victory Medal; Memorial Scroll [Note Plaque & scroll incorrectly say 'Mackey']
Memorials:
AWM Panel 185; Croydon War memorial – as "McKay, T. South Africa"; Lilydale War Memorial has a T. McKie; Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Thomas was born in Ballarat in 1888 to Thomas and Edith Maria Mackay. His father was deceased by 1914. By 1919 mother, Edith, had moved from Whitehorse Rd to 'St Ruvia' Oxford Rd, Croydon. She died at Croydon in 1931, aged 72.

Letters to Edith after the death of her son, describe the military funeral he was given; the cemetery as being "a quiet and appropriate final resting place for an Australian soldier, being situated in one of the most beautiful parts of the Cape, and planted with gums & wattles." [attached]

Red Cross also wrote to Edith. [attached]

A description of ANZAC Day at the cemetery describes the care taken of the graves by "a devoted band of Australian women" until the Imperial War Graves Commission assumed responsibility. [Page 1] [Page 2]



Mackie, James, 2335 [formerly 1384]


Service No:
2335 [formerly 1384]                              
Occupation: Baker
Address:
 Seville
Date of Enlistment:
November 21, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
James was 5' 7 ¼ ", weighing 10 st., with brown hair, brown eyes and fair complexion.
Next of Kin: John Mackie, Seville - father
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 6th Battalion
Embarkation Details: Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A46 Clan Macgillivray on February 2, 1915.

Places and dates of service:
1915 January 3 – 1915 May 2 6th Battalion, Gallipoli.
1915 May 3: Died of wounds.
1915 May 13: Reported missing.

Service injuries:
Gunshot wound left chest. Died of wounds. Wooden cross at Gaba Tepe landing place, Gallipoli; Later Beach Cemetery Plot 1, Row A, Grave 34.


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable.     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable.
Rank at Discharge:
Not Applicable.
Honours/Medals:
1914/15 Star
Memorials:
Seville Honour Roll; Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll – as McKay, J.

Family Story:
James was born c1894 in Parish of Lady Banff, Fifeshire, Scotland, to John and Mary Mackie. His parents lived at Seville when he enlisted, but moved to 7 Mile Rd Trafalgar, where John was a baker, then by 1921 to Yarragon.

James was apprenticed as a baker to Mr Matriu at Fitzroy for a period of 12 months. As he was only 19, James's father gave consent for his enlistment, saying that he "had great pleasure in granting him my permission to join the expeditionary force in the time of need like this." After his death, Service Records still referred to James as No 1384 until April 17,1916 when he became No 2335.

Lilydale Express 4.6.1915, p5: Seville - Private J. Mackie, son of Mr J. Mackie of the store? was only 20 years of age, and was one of the first to enlist. He has been cut off in action, much to the sorrow of his parents and friends. There is only one bright spot, he died serving his King and country with honour. [Lilydale Express June 4, 1915, p5]

In July 1915 his father was still at Seville seeking answers as to his fate.

By 1920 John was not answering letters addressed to Trafalgar, which sought his choice of a cross for James's grave stone etching. In January 1920 his mother writes asking for her Badge and Bar, after waiting so long, so that she can wear it to meet her other son who is returning on the Konigin Luise.



Mackin, F.,



Mackin, Herbert, 237


Service No:
237                             
Occupation: Driver/farrier
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
October 9, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
9 years and 2 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
At enlistment Herbert was 5' 9 ½", weighing 11 st 7 lbs, with dark brown hair, brown eyes and medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Mrs Nellie Mackin, Lilydale - wife
Rank on Enlistment: Corporal
Unit Name: 7th Mobile Veterinary Sect. ANZ Mounted Division.
Embarkation Details: At Melbourne on December 22, 1914 on the Borda.

Places and dates of service:
1914 October 9 – 1916, December 20: No 2 Veterinary Regiment, Maadi.
1916 December 21: Taken on strength 4th A Camel Regiment.
1917 January 8, Farrier to Quartermaster Sergeant, Egypt.
1917 February 12: Posted to 4th ANZAC.
1918 June 22: 5th Brigade, Moascar – on reorganisation of Camel Corps.
1918 November 15: Returning to Australia.

Service Injuries: NIL

Returned to Australia:
December 24, 1918.     
Discharge Date:
February 22, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Corporal
Honours/Medals:
1914/15 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll; Lilydale State School Honour Roll; St John's Anglican Church, Lilydale, Honour Roll as H. Macken.

Family Story:
Born at Lilydale on July 7, 1886 to James and Sophia Frances Mackin nee Foxley. Sophia was born in Buckinghamshire and married Melbourne-born James in 1869. In 1907 Herbert married, at Olinda Vale (Mt Evelyn), Ellen "Nellie" Winstanley [details in Headstone Project].

When Herbert was discharged he intended living at 95 Stawell St, Richmond. Herbert died on July 31, 1968 and is buried at Lilydale Cemetery.
 

Maher, Francis William, Lieutenant MM


Service No:
Lieutenant                              
Occupation: Wheelwright
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 31, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 10 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6 ½ inch, 11st 7lb, blue eyes, dk brown hair, fresh complexion
Next of Kin: Father, Cornelius Maher
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd Machine Gun Coy.
Embarkation Details: November 23, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Ceramic A40

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 22: to Serapeum Egypt.
1916 March 29: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 30: to Marsellies France.
1917 January 1: Promoted to Lance Corporal in field France.
1917 May 19: Awarded the Military Medal France –for conspicuous service rendered and bravery in the field.
1917 September 30: Promoted to Corporal in the field France.
1917 October 15: Promoted to Sergeant in the field France.
1918 February 8: joined Officer Cadet Unit in the field France.
1918 October 8: qualified for Commission in Infantry as No.2 Officer Cadet France.
1918 October 19: Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant France.
1918 Promoted to Lieutenant
1919 Returned to Australia


Returned to Australia:
July 12, 1919 Melbourne on Aeneas     
Discharge Date:
September 3, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Lieutenant
Honours/Medals:
Military Medal, 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Roll

Family Story:
Francis was born November 5, 1895 according to Army records but on September 22,  1895 according to football records to parents Cornelius Maher and Mary Jane Walmsley.

He had siblings- John Richard (b) 1890 Morwell, Olive Aileen (b) 1891 Sale, Thomas (b) 1893 Oakleigh , Norah Katherine (b) 1898 Camberwell, Ernest George (b) 1901 Footscray, William Cornelius (b) 1904 Footscray. (BDM)

On return from the war as a commissioned officer Lieutenant Francis Maher married in 1920 Harriett Louise Benyan and moved to Castella Street Lilydale. (BDM)

It is not known if they had a family. He learnt to play and enjoy Aussie rules football while in the forces and on return played with Shepparton and then the Lilydale clubs. In 1921 he was recruited to play with Essendon ( a total of 137 games) playing some as Captain & Coach. He represented Victoria 1921-1928 and in 1925 was nominated for the Brownlow Medal (coming in 3rd place). In 1929 he went on to coach at Oakleigh in the VFA, also later at Fitzroy and Carlton clubs. (Frank Maher Footballer –Wikepedia)

In 1927 Frank joined General Motors Holden , leaving the Federal Statisticians Office to do so. After nine years in Melbourne, he went to Sydney as Assistant Sales Manager for NSW. He returned to Melbourne in 1942 and became head of War Demands Division of GMH Ltd. (Lilydale Express May 31, 1946)

Frank died 7 November 1976 at Echuca aged 81 years and was buried at Springvale November 10. Harriet died in 1979 at Tooradin aged 81years and was buried with Francis at Springvale Cemetery.



Manley, J.,

Marr, F.W.,

Marshall, H.,


Marshall, Robert Ernest known as Roy, 52836


Service No:
52836                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Mooroolbark/ Montrose
Date of Enlistment:
February 6, 1918
Age at Enlistment:
20 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7in tall, 129lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father Harry Temple Marshall
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd G.S..RNS Egypt / 15th Light Horse
Embarkation Details: June 10, 1918 Sydney on HMAT Wiltshire.

Places and dates of service:
1918 July 17: to Suez Egypt, (sick, pleurisy in hospital).
1918 September 28 : to Port Said Egypt.
1918 October 12 : to Moascar Egypt.
1919 February 24 : to Chonbra Egypt (hospital).

Service injuries: NIL

Returned to Australia:
1919 May 29 on the Warwickshire (invalid)     
Discharge Date:
Not available
Rank at Discharge:
Trooper
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal
Memorials:
Montrose War Memorial, Montrose State School Memorial Board, Mooroolbark War Memorial, Shire of Lillydale Memorial Board.

Family Story:
Roy was born 26 January 1898 in Mildura, to parents Harry Temple Marshall and Jessie McKenzie. It is not known if Roy married or had family. The family lived at "Meadowbank" in Mooroolbark and "Hillside" Old Coach Road Montrose. Roy died September 25, 1978 at Lilydale aged 80 years, and is buried at Lilydale 8752 NE-172.
 



Martin, Alexander Taylor, 7601


Service No:
7601                             
Occupation: Bank Employee (Colonial Bank Lilydale)
Address:
Castella St Street Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
May 13, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8 ½ in tall,150lbs, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, William Martin
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 14th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 21, 1917 Melbourne on HMAT Nestor A71.

Places and dates of service:
1917 December 15: to Port Suez Egypt.
1917 December 18: to Alexandria Egypt.
1918 January 5: to Southampton- Codford England.
1918 May 6: to Etaples France.
1918 June 16: wounded in the field France.
1918 July 2: to 3rd Aux. Hospital Dartford England.
1918 July 19: to 3rd Aust. Army Hospital Hurdcott England.
1918 December 11: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1918 June 16: gunshot wound (L)shoulder and right knee in the field France.


Returned to Australia:
January 30, 1919 Melbourne on HT Saxon (invalid)     
Discharge Date:
February 14, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Alexander known to friends as ‘Skeeta’ was born 1897 Somerville to parents William Martin and Eliza Taylor, he had a sister called Alice. He was clerk with the Lilydale branch of the Colonial Bank, and he married Victoria Jean Benyan in 1917 just prior to leaving for the war.

They had 4 children, Keith Alexander, Elaine Victoria, Valerie June and Lois Mary. After the war he went back to the bank as a teller and then later joined the Victorian Police Force, as a Detective, his last known address 4 Scotsburn St. Hawthorn. Skeeta died at Heidelberg aged 81years on June 13, 1978 and he was buried at Springvale Cemetery. (Ancestry Records)
 


Martin, E.,



Mason, Ernest Emerald, 676


Service No:
676                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Castella St. Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
January 6, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
25 years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5in tall, 10stn 6lbs, brown eyes, brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Charles Mason
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 21st Btn.
Embarkation Details: May 10, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses A38.

Places and dates of service:
1915 August 25: to Abbassia Egypt.
1916 June 25: to Camires France.
1917 March 16: (sick influenza) in the field France.
1917 April 17: to hospital Netley England (pneumonia).
1917 July 13: to hospital Dartford England.
1917 July – 1918 April England Hurdcott (training).
1918 April 9: to Camires France.
1918 May 17: wounded in the field France.
1918 May 24: to hospital in Taplow England.

Service injuries:
1918 May 17: bullet wound right leg in the field France.


Returned to Australia:
September 15 1918: Melbourne on D22 Arawa     
Discharge Date:
December 3, 1918
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Lilydale Baptist Church Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Ern was born in Lilydale to parents Charles Mason , mother not known. After returning from the war he married Annie ? and they had a son Harold. Ern died November 1953 and was buried November 17, at Lilydale Cemetery. Annie was buried beside him December 12, 1964, graves 6472/4726.


 

Mathews, Alexander Richard 2997


Service No:
 2997                            
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Ascot Vale and Seville
Date of Enlistment:
June 28, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
18 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Not available
Next of Kin: Mother Mrs Margaret Jean Boys
Rank on Enlistment: Trooper
Unit Name: 3rd Light Horse
Embarkation Details: September 19, 1916: Melbourne on Clan Mac Corquodale

Places and dates of service:
1916 October 20: to Suez Egypt isolation camp (horses).
1917 July 8: to Abassaa (training).
1917 August 28: to Moascar Egypt.
1917 December 8: Moascar Egypt transfer to 8th Light Horse.
1918 to Palestine.
1918 May 27: Jerusalem Palestine.
1918 May 30: sick (gastritis) Kantara Hospital Egypt.
1918 July 1: to Moascar Egypt.
1918 October 30: to Abbassia Egypt.
1919 June 10: to Moascar Egypt.

Service injuries: NIL


Returned to Australia:
August 7, 1919: on HT Malta     
Discharge Date:
September 21, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Trooper
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Seville Hall Honour Roll

Family Story:
Alexander was born 1898, place unknown, to Margaret Jean Mathews (now Mrs Boys) His step-father Walter Anderson Boys No. 3291 also served in WW1 in the Light Horse. Alexander’s date of death and if he married and had family is not known.


Mathews, J.,

Maxwell, K.C.,



Medhurst, J.,


Medhurst, David John, 3190



Service No:
3190                             
Occupation: Orchardist
Address:
Lilydale/Gruyere
Date of Enlistment:
July 26, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
21years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9in tall, 11st 8lbs, blue eyes, fair hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, David Medhurst - Greensborough
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 24th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 26, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth A73.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 24: to Zeitoun Egypt.
1916 March 24: transfer to 8th Btn. Serapeum Egypt.
1916 March 26: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 31: to Marseilles France.
1916 July 28: killed in action in France.

Service injuries:
1916 July 28: killed in action in the field (western front) in France, Villers-Bretonneux Memorial Picardie France.


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 and Scroll.
Memorials:
Gruyere State School Memorial Roll

Family Story:
David was born in 1894 Lilydale to father David Medhurst, mother not known.


 



Miller, F.,



Milne, George William, 3856



Service No:
3856                             
Occupation: Estate Agent
Address:
Castella Street Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 14, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
36 years 10 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9½in tall, 11stn, grey eyes, brown/greying hair, sallow complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Jessie Milne
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 6th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 23, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Ceramic.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 26: to Serapeum Egypt.
1916 March 18: promoted to Corporal Egypt.
1916 March 26: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 2: to Marseilles France.
1916 May 26: promoted to Lance Sergeant France.
1916 July 31: promoted to Sergeant.
1917 September 27: transfer to 2nd Btn.
1917 November 22: to England Tidworth (rifle school).
1918 January 16: to Havre France.
1918 April 29: wounded in France.
1918 April 30: died of wounds.

Service injuries:
1918 April 29: gunshot wounds and fractured legs, in the field France.
1918 April 30: died of wounds in the field France. Is buried at Ebbinghem Military Cemetery, Plot 1, Row D, France.

Citation for Distinguished Conduct Medal
Recommended for the Distinguished Conduct Medal (Not awarded) for 'Consistent good work. Valuable services showing calm courage and devotion to duty at Pozieres.' Recommendation date: 8 September 1916.



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, Memorial Scroll and Plaque.
Memorials:
Lilydale War Memorial, Lilydale Presbyterian Church Memorial Roll, Lilydale Rechabites Honour Board, Lilydale Fire Brigade Honour Roll, Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
George was born on September 30, 1878 in Portland, to his mother Jessie, father not known. He had siblings Ruby (Mrs Reid of Seville), Elsie, Jessie and Herbert, who lived in Omeo.

George was a house and land agent and operated his business alongside his mother Jessie who was a stationer, news agent and bookseller in Main Street Lilydale. He was active in the cricket, football, bowling and golf clubs, and was secretary for the Lilydale Fire Brigade. When war broke out he held back from enlisting because of poor health, but was forced to change his mind when a number of callous patriots sent him white feathers. (Gun Alley The Story of Lilydale's Backstreets)




Mitchell, David Victor, 1980



Service No:
1980                             
Occupation: Pastry Cook
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
January 19, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 10stn 2lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Step-father, Richard Skeggs
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 14th Btn.
Embarkation Details: April 17, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Hororata A20.

Places and dates of service:
1915 August 8: to Gallipoli.
1915 August 15: reported missing at Gallipoli, found sick (enteritis/dysentery).
1915 August 28: to hospital in Malta.
1915 December 26: to Alexandria hospital in Egypt.
1915 January 17: discharged back to unit.
1916 July 4: to Kel-el-Kabir Egypt.
1916 August 6: to England.
1916 September 24: to Etaples France.
1916 October 4: rejoined 14th Btn in France.
1917 March 17: in the field France.
1917 April 11: missing in action France.
1917 April 14: prisoner of war, captured by Germans at Reincourt, interned Dulman 1 Westf. (coy.54, group 3) Germany.

Service injuries: NIL.

Returned to Australia:
April 3, 1919 to Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius.     
Discharge Date:
June 2, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Not known

Family Story:
David was born 1897 Brunswick to parents unknown. At the time of enlisting in 1915 he was living in Lilydale with his step-father Richard Skeggs. Nothing more can be found regarding David, other than in 1943 he was living 22 Beryl St. Burwood (his service record).



 

Mitchell, Robert James John, 6778


Service No:
 6778                            
Occupation: Orchardist
Address:
Seville/Wandin Yallock
Date of Enlistment:
May 1, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
40 years
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 8¼in tall, 190lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Wife, Priscilla Mitchell
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 1st Australian Div. Headquarters.
Embarkation Details: October 25, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses A38.

Places and dates of service:
1916 December 28: to Plymouth England.
1917 March 15: to Etaples France.
1918- 1919 March: France.
1919 March : to England for Return to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL

Returned to Australia:
1919 May 10, 1919 to Melbourne on the Port Denison     
Discharge Date:
September 16, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Seville Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Robert was born 15th October 1875 Wandin Yallock to parents William and Mary Anne Mitchell, they came to Beenak Road Wandin in 1874 a year before Robert was born. They were orchardists later changing over to market gardening and growing berries. Robert was one of 8 children. In 1897 on March 10, Robert married Priscilla Blanksby in the Methodist Church Wandin Yallock.

After the war he bought land adjacent to his parents, clearing land and building a home. He and Priscilla raised 2 sons and 6 girls. Robert was a member of the Seville Cricket Club and the Wandin Sub-branch of the RSL. He was also a member of The Returned Soldiers Berry Growers Organisation, and was a true and faithful member of the Methodist Church in Wandin. In his later years he was a resident of “Ardrossan” aged care in Croydon, where he lived until his death on the January 13, 1961.  Priscilla died in 1935 and they are both buried at Lilydale Cemetery. (Lilydale Express January 27,1961)




Moloney, Richard Peter, 3859



Service No:
3859                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Not given
Date of Enlistment:
December 2, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
41 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7¾in tall, 12 stn, blue eyes, fair hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Sister, Catherine Cook - Buffalo, Sth. Gippsland
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 9th Rein. 24th Btn.
Embarkation Details: December 18, 1915 Melbourne on TS Warilda A69.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 16: deserted from the ship Warilda at Fremantle West Australia.
1920 July 21: being illegally absent from 1916 to 1920, he was discharged in consequence of desertion.

Service injuries: NIL

Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Not applicable
Honours/Medals:
Not eligible.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll

Family Story:
Richard was born in Lilydale in 1874, no other information is available other than sister above.




Mooney, Joseph Charles James (aka Joseph Charlton Mooney, 7526


Service No:
7526                             
Occupation: Farm Hand
Address:
Healesville
Date of Enlistment:
May 25, 1917 (no consent given by parents 1st time)) June 11, 1917.
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 9 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 1½in tall,108 lbs, hazel eyes, black hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Annie Mooney.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 7th Btn.
Embarkation Details: August 4, 1917 Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles A32.

Places and dates of service:
1917 October 2: to Glasgow Scotland.
1918 February 5: to Southhampton UK, and on to Havre France.
1918 February 10: in the field in France.
1918 August 9: Killed in Action.

Service injuries:
1918 August 9: Killed in Action in the field in France. Buried 1100 yards south of Harbonnieres France.
Reinterred January 14, 1920 to Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension France, 10 ½ miles Sth. East of Corbie – Plot 2 Row E Grave 1.3


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 & Scroll.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Healesville Memorial Board.

Family Story:
Charles was born 1898 in Korrumburra (Malvern on page 33 army records) to parents John Mooney and Annie.
His real name was Joseph Charlton Mooney, but he enlisted under Charles Joseph James Mooney. At the time of his enlistment in 1917, his father John was deceased and his mother was living in Hawkesburn, and by 1922 she had moved to Toorak. Charles enlisted without his mother’s consent and so had to do it over again, sadly he was killed only 1 year after leaving Australia.




Moore, Harry, 2830 MM


Service No:
2830                             
Occupation: Mill Hand
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
First: February 5, 1915. Second: October 20, 1916.
Age at Enlistment:
23 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 11½in tall, 12stn 6lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, fair complexion
Next of Kin: Father, Robert Moore
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 26th Btn.
Embarkation Details: First:  May 24, 1915 Brisbane on HMAT Ascanius A11. Second: October 20, 1916 Melbourne on HT Port Lincoln A17

Places and dates of service:
1915 August 31: to Suez Egypt.
1915 September 25: Returned to Australia on HMAT Wiltshire (sick).
1916 December 16: transferred from HT Port Lincoln to HMAT Ascanius.
1917 January 10: to Devonport England.
1917 February 14 to April 14: AWOL Codford England.
1917 April 29: to France.
1917 June 10: transfer to 45th Btn. in France.
1917 October 1: awarded Military Medal in the field France. During heavy artillery fire private Moore jumped out the trench to rescue a wounded soldier and carry him back to safety, with little regard for his own welfare in a shell swept area.
1917 October 20: wounded in the field France.
1917 October 24: to England 83rd General Hospital.
1917 December 13: award cancelled.
1917 December 17: AWOL Sutton Veny England.
1918 April 10: to Havre France.
1918 April 29: wounded in the field France.
1918 May: to Hospital Herne Bay then Dartford England.
1918 May 2: Military Medal reinstated.
1918 June: to Hospital Hurdcott England.
1919 February 13 to August: AWOL, declared illegal absentee and to be sent home.
1919 September 7: Returned to Australia to be court martialled.

Service injuries:
1917 October 20: gunshot wound to face, arm and right leg, in the field France.
1918 May 5: gunshot wound to the left wrist, in the field France.

Military Medal citation:

On the morning 1st October, 1917, near ZONNEBEKE the enemy opened a heavy artillery fire on our front line trenches. By the bursting of a shell one man was hurled over the parapet in front of the trench. Without delay Private MOORE jumped over the top and in broad daylight despite the heavy machine gun fire succeeded in dressing the wounded man and carrying him back into the trench and finally to the R.A.P. through a shell swept area.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 31 Date: 7 March 1918

Returned to Australia:
First: September 25, 1915: Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire. Second: October 2, 1919: Sydney on HMAT Euripides A14.     
Discharge Date:
Not available.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:


Family Story:
Harry was born 1893 in Fern Tree Gully to father Robert Moore ( mother not known) In 1915 he was a mill hand in Lilydale. This is all we know. He died in 1973 and was buried at Fawkner August 14, 1973.

 

Morey, Clement Alexander, 1930


Service No:
1930                             
Occupation: Draftsman/ Engine Mechanic
Address:
Elsternwick
Date of Enlistment:
March 13, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8½in tall, 140 lbs, brown eyes, dark hair, dark complexion
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Eliza Morey
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: Australian flying Corp. 11th Reinforcement
Embarkation Details: August 4, 1917 Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles A32

Places and dates of service:
1917 October 3: to Glasgow Scotland via Panama Canal.
1917 October 27: to Wendover Scotland.
1918 January 26: transfer to 7th Flying Squadron Cirencester England.
1918 February 13: to Heytesbury England promoted to 2nd Air Mechanic.
1919 May 6: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL


Returned to Australia:
June 16, 1919: Melbourne on Kaiser-i-Hind     
Discharge Date:
July 16, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
2nd Air Mechanic
Honours/Medals:
1 blue chevron (4/8/1917), RSL Badge no. 206841, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Clem was born March 25, 1898 at Lilydale to parents Burnard Morey and Eliza Buddon “Willowbrook” Coldstream. He had two brothers who also served WW1, Howard Victor (b) 1890 (4556), Ernest Newton (b) 1892 (4746).

Dawborn, Burnard Morey & Co. were General Merchants in Main Street Lilydale in 1892.

In 1924 Clem married Ada Elizabeth Vaughan. Army records (pg. 37) shows that they were living 105 High Street Glen Iris, and he was Managing Director of Morey Pty Ltd. 154 A’Beckett St. Melbourne 1924-1941.

He died November 25, 1993 aged 95 years and was cremated at Springvale Cemetery on November 30, Ada Elizabeth died 1964 and was also cremated at Springvale cemetery on April 28.




Morey, Ernest Newton, 4746

 
Service No:
4746                             
Occupation: Clerk
Address:
Yarra Junction
Date of Enlistment:
September 2, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
23 years 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 10stn 3lbs, brown eyes, black hair, sallow complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Burnard Morey
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd Division Train
Embarkation Details: April 4, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Euripides.

Places and dates of service:
1916 September 2: to Parkhouse England.
1916 September 12: to France.
1917 October 12: promoted to Corporal in the field France.
1917 November 14: 2 Blue Chevrons for mentions in dispatches.
1918 September 28: promoted to temp/Sergeant in the field France.
1918 December 28: promoted to Sergeant in the field France.
1919 April 24: to England for Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
NIL.


Returned to Australia:
June 23, 1919 to Melbourne on the Devanaha   
Discharge Date:
August 7, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Sergeant
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal, 2 Blue Chevrons.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Yarra Junction Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Ern was born in 1892 in Lilydale to Burnard and Eliza Morey. They later lived in Yarra Junction and then in 14 Byron St, St Kilda. Ern died in 1965/66 and was cremated at Springvale January 12, 1966, (Tristania Garden T5 shrub 17). It is possible that he was married to a Janet as this name is also at Springvale in the same place.




Morey, Howard Victor, 4556



Service No:
4556                             
Occupation: Clerk
Address:
Lilydale /Yarra Junction
Date of Enlistment:
July 16, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
25 years 2 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 3¼in tall,  9stn 2lbs, grey eyes, dk.brown hair, fresh complexion
Next of Kin: Father, Burnard Morey
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 58th Btn.
Embarkation Details: February 28, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles.

Places and dates of service:
1916 April 1: appointed acting Corporal.
1916 April 4: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 April 8: to England for training.
1916 May 26: promoted to Corporal in England.
1916 June 29: to Marseilles France.
1916 October 5: to Oxford England for officer training, appointed Sergeant.
1917 February 15: to Etaples France.
1917 March 3: wounded in France.
1917 April 16: to London Chelsea Hospital England.
1917 June 21: to Havre France
1917 July 22: promoted to Lieutenant in France.
1917 November 31: in the field France.
1918 September 2: Killed In Action France.

Service injuries:
1917 March 3: gunshot wound to leg, in the field France.
1918 September 2: Killed in Action at the Railway Station at Flamicourt France (schrapnel wound to head). He was buried where he fell. A Memorial Cross was erected at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension and Villers-Bretonneux Memorial France.


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Lieutenant at time of death.
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Lilydale War Memorial, Lilydale Presbyterian Church Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Yarra Junction War Memorial.

Family Story:
Howard was born 1890 in Lilydale to parents Burnard and Eliza Morey. They moved to Yarra Junction and then later to St.Kilda. A brother Ernest Newton Morey also served in WW1 (No. 4746).



Moroney, Dorothy Una (Sr), N0 Service No.


Service No:
None                         
Occupation: Nurse
Address:
“Maffra” Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
August 16, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
30 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 3 ¾ in tall, 9stn, brown eyes, fair hair, fair complexion
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Margaret B Moroney
Rank on Enlistment: Army Nurse
Unit Name: British Indian Service/ Australian Army Nursing Service
Embarkation Details: August 22, 1916 Melbourne on SS Moolton. July 11, 1917 Bombay India on RMS Malwa.

Places and dates of service:
1916 September 13: War Hospital in Bombay India.
1916 December 12: War Hospital in Poona India.
1917 June 1: promoted to Sister (AANS) India.
1917 August 4: to Alexandria Egypt.
1917 August 24: to Salonika Greece – 66th General Hospital.
1917 November 10: to 42nd General Hospital Salonika Greece.
1918 May 5: to 52nd General Hospital Salonika Greece.
1918 August 23: to Australia via Egypt (compassionate leave 21 days).

Service injuries: Nil
 

Returned to Australia:
December 22, 1918: Melbourne on HT Leicestershire     
Discharge Date:
June 18, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Sister
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board

Family Story:
Dorothy was born August 2, 1884 in Colac Victoria to parents Peter and Margaret Moroney (nee Jamieson) she never married and was one of 16 children.

She attended Lilydale State School and did her nursing training at Collingwood Baby Health centre and Caulfield Military Hospital. Her brother Jack served in South Africa in the Boer War, enlisting in 1901 with the South African Light Horse returning with severe permanent injuries.

Dorothy enlisted on August 16, 1916 and departed on the Mooltan just 8 days later. After almost 12 months nursing in Poona and Bombay in India, Dorothy sailed to the Mediterranean where she nursed at Alexandrina, Salonika, Greece and Egypt.
In July 1918 Dorothy received 21 days leave to come home from the war to nurse her brother Jack. (Eileen Finlay’s The Caravan Passes Again)

Ultimately Dorothy went back to Caulfield with her much beloved wounded boys, and kept in touch down thru the years with many. Going on duty one night, she asked: “ Anything you boys want ?”  “Yes, Sister, said an Officer, you haven’t kissed me goodnight”. Quickly came the reply: “Oh, no, we keep orderlies to do our dirty work here! (Lilydale Express April 29, 1949)

Her sister Eileen Finlay became a well-known author of the later 1940s and 50s, however, Dorothy also showed her writing skills in letters she sent home. Some of which were published. In them she gave graphic accounts of ship life, of Aden and Alexandria:
Oh! The fascination of it all – and the colouring – quite difference from India. The sunset behind the desert! On, the colours and that beautiful golden and pink light that one sees in the pictures of places and the tall palms, and the donkeys, and camels, while the Arabs in their gowns and hoods look as they had just stepped out the Bible. The irrigation, of course is marvelous, and it is wonderful to see that part of the desert on one side of the line that is irrigable “blooming like the rose,” and on the other side nothing by an illimitable stretch of golden sand. At several station we saw Australian hats so we hung out and ‘coo-eed,” which of course brought them along and it was lovely to see them.”  (Lilydale Express October 12, 1917 pg2)

Dorothy died in 1949 in Armadale aged 65 years, and was cremated at Springvale Cemetery on April 20 and her ashes placed in the Tristania Garden F4 Bed 16 Rose 24.

It would have made her proud to know the number of Anzacs who attended her service, and placed Flanders poppies gently on her coffin as she lay resting under the Union Jack (Lilydale Express April 29, 1949)

For the complete Moroney story read Sue Thompson’s book Eileen Finlay’s Caravan Passes Again available from the society and can be ordered online.




Morrison, G.,



Morrison, Walter George, 1327


Service No:
1327                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Not given
Date of Enlistment:
July 17, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
26 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 3inch tall, 10stn 7lbs, grey eyes, dk.brown hair, ruddy complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Ryan
Rank on Enlistment: Trooper
Unit Name: 4th Light Horse
Embarkation Details: September 9, 1915

Places and dates of service:
1916 January 2: to Heliopolis Syria (now Lebanon).
1916 June 21: sick (contusion) to hospital in Abu Hammad Egypt, then Tel-el-Kebir Egypt.
1917 : the Middle East.
1918 January 29: Belah, Middle East.
1918 April 20: Jaffa, Palestine in the field.
1918 May 29: promoted to Lance Corporal.
1918 June 16: Jerusalem, Palestine.
1918 August 17: Moascar Egypt.
1918 November 14: sick (malaria) hospital in Tripoli.
1918 December 20: to Moascar Egypt.
1919 February 16: sick (malaria) hospital Tripoli.
1919 June 15: Returned to Australia.

Service Injuries: NIL


Returned to Australia:
July 25, 1919:to  Melbourne on Essex     
Discharge Date:
October 13, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Lance Corpora
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Walter was born 1889 Camperdown to parents unknown (nil on Vic. BDM) His mother was re-married to a Mr. Ryan by the time he enlisted in 1915, and was living in Brunswick.

On March 7, 1921 Walter was in Lilydale when he received his 1914-15 Star and British War medals, (Army records pges. 36/38) It is not known if he had siblings. He married a Lily Isobel Somers and family not known. (Vic.BDM).

Soldier Settlement records show he had allotment 58 (244 acres) at Terrinallum, near Geelong. Walter died 1979 and was buried May 11, 1979 Geelong Eastern Cemetery, Lily Isobel was buried with him in 1992. (EAS-LAWN-E-808-1102)






Mortimer, R.,

Mortomore, Charles Robert, 632 MM



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Service No:
632                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Lilydale/St.Kilda
Date of Enlistment:
March 1, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
27 years 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4½in tall, 131lbs, blue eyes, fair hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Charles Mortomore.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 37th Btn.
Embarkation Details: June 3, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Persic A34.

Places and dates of service:
1916 July 25: to Plymouth England.
1916 November 22: to France.
1917 January 17 : awarded Military Medal for extreme bravery in field France.
1917 February 27: wounded in action and later died of wounds.

Service injuries:
1917 February 27: gunshot wound to lumbar region penetrating abdomen and bowel, later dying of these wounds. Buried Trois Arbres Military Cemetery Steenwerck France Plot 1 Row F Grave 15.

Military Medal citation:


At Armentieres on the night 25th/26th December, 1916, while acting as a scout, he displayed great daring in getting through the enemy wire and obtaining information preparatory to a raid on the enemy trenches. When the scout next to him was wounded he carried him back across No Man's Land to our lines, and then returned to his work. When a party of the enemy commenced repairing the damaged wire, he watched from a distance of five yards, and sent back information which proved of great value to our raiding party.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 116 Date: 25 July 1917.


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Private at time of death.
Honours/Medals:
Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Lilydale War Memorial, Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Lilydale Baptist Church Honour Board Family

Family Story:
Charles was born 1889 in Malvern to parents Charles Mortomore and Caroline Elizabeth Alway. His father Charles was a bBlacksmith and came from Canterbury to Albert Hill Rd. Lilydale.




Morton, Francis James, 2759


Service No:
2759                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
April 27, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
36 years 9 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 7½in tall, 134 lbs, grey eyes, black hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Wife, Mrs Etta Morton.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 59th Btn.
Embarkation Details: October 2, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Nestor A71.

Places and dates of service:
1916 November 16: to Plymouth England.
1917 February 10: to Etaples France.
1917-1919: in the field France.
1919 March 8: to England for Return to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL

Returned to Australia:
May 14, 1919: Melbourne on HT City of Poona.     
Discharge Date:
June 21, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Frank was born 1880 in Lilydale to Robert Morton mother unknown. Frank and brother, Thomas attended Lilydale State School, and before enlisting in 1916 he married Etta. It is not known if they had family. He died in 1932 and was buried at Lilydale Cemetery October 16, 1932 (Reg No. 2501) aged 53 years.


 

Morton, Thomas, 3177


Service No:
3177                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 21, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
32 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 10stn 6lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Robert Morton
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 20, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 24: to Serapeum Egypt.
1916 March 26: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 31: to Marseilles France.
1916 August 18: Killed In Action France.

Service injuries:
1916 August 18: Killed in Action in the field France. Buried 4 miles Nth.East of Albert France. Reinterred January 14, 1925 to Pozieres British Cemetery Ovillers-La Boisselle France, Plot 3 Row 3 Grave 9.



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 War Memorial, Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Lilydale Presbyterian Church Honour Board, Lilydale IOOF Honour Board.

Family Story:
Thomas was born in 1883 in Lilydale to Robert Morton. He attended Lilydale State School with brother Frank, who also served in WW1 (No.2759).


 

Mounsey, A.,


Mounsey, Gilbert Charles, 153


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Service No:
153                             
Occupation: Cattle Drover
Address:
North Adelaide South Australia
Date of Enlistment:
October 2, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
22 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall, 158lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Sister, Clarice Mounsey
Rank on Enlistment: Trooper
Unit Name: 9th Light Horse
Embarkation Details: February 12, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Armadale A26.

Places and dates of service:
1915 May 16: to Gallipoli.
1915 June 23: sick (influenza) to Lemnos to 24th Aust. Casualty Station Mudros.
1915 July 10: to Gallipoli.
1915 August 28: wounded at Gallipoli.
1915 September 1: to hospital in Alexandria Egypt.
1915 September 15: to Heliopolis General Hospital Egypt.
1915 September 25: for light duty Zeitoun Egypt.
1915 December 27: Alexandria and Serapeum Egypt.
1916 June 5: appointed Lance Corporal.
1916 August 9: Killed In Action in Egypt.

Service injuries:
1915 August 28: gunshot wound to left hand Gallipoli.
1916 August 9: Killed in Action in the Canal Zone Egypt. Buried ½ mile South of Hod Bada - later Kantara Military Cemetery Egypt, Plot B Grave 92.


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


Family Story:
Gilbert was born in 1892 in Goodwood, South Australia. His father was John Mounsey but mother unknown. When he Enlisted in 1914 he was a cattle drover, and his father was living at ‘Gilberton” Wandin. His sister Clarice came over from Adelaide to live with father until his death in 1942.



Mounsey, John 169 and Jack, 103

Service No:
First: 169 Second: 103                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
South Australia and Seville Vic.
Date of Enlistment:
First: September 10, 1914 Morphettville South Australia. Second: September 15, 1915 Melbourne.
Age at Enlistment:
45 years and 46 years.
Marital Status:
Widower
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 10stn 10lbs, blue eyes, grey hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Daughter Clarice (Clarin) Ruby Mounsey
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: First: 9th Light Horse. Second: Remount Unit.
Embarkation Details: Not Applicable

Places and dates of service:
1915 January 27 Discharged for refusing inoculation.
1915 September 15: enlisted a second time in Melbourne.
1915 November 19: Discharged as he was deemed "Unlikely to become an efficient soldier".

Service injuries: NIL


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
January 27, 1915 and November 19, 1915.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
NIL
Memorials:
NIL

Family Story:
Jack was born 1871 in Grenthal South Australia parents unknown. At the time of his first enlistment in South Australia in 1914 he was a widower. His wife’s name not known. He had children – Clarice (Clarin) Ruby b. South Australia and Gilbert Charles b. 1892 at Goodwood, South Australia. Gilbert (153) also served in WW1 and became a Lance Corporal. He was killed on August 9, 1916 in Egypt.  Jack and his daughter lived at Seville until Jack's death in 1942.



Murphy, Alfred (real name Oliver Gregory Hargrave), 3428


Service No:
3428                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
March 13,1917
Age at Enlistment:
28 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9¾in tall, 10 stn 10 lbs, grey eyes, black hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Friend, Mrs A Grey - Lilydale
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 46th Btn
Embarkation Details: May 11, 1917 Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius A11

Places and dates of service:
1917 July 20: to Devonport England.
1917 October 24: to Havre France.
1918 August 25: wounded in action ( gassed) in France.
1918 August 31: to Hospital Cheltenham England.
1918 November : Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1918 August 25: wounded in the field (gassed) France.


Returned to Australia:
February 27, 191 to Melbourne on the Orsova.     
Discharge Date:
March 2, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Not Known

Family Story:
Alfred was born 1889 Oakleigh. He later applied to the Army for his discharge Certificate and stated his real name was Oliver Gregory Hargrave. He was buried at Springvale on January 3 1968. There is also a Maude in this grave AF Always Lawn Row J Grave 17.






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