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Navas, Leopold Martines, 281


Service No:
281                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Olinda Hotel–Main St Lilydale (Birth Place Malaga Spain)
Date of Enlistment:
February 22, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
35 years.
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5½in tall, 139lbs, brown eyes, black hair, tattoo each forearm, mole L. shoulder, scar upper lip. Vac 1 R arm 1 L arm.
Next of Kin: Father Boniface Navas Santiago Chile.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 3rd Aust Pioneer Battn
Embarkation Details: June 6, 1916 embarked from Melbourne on the Wandilla.

Places and dates of service:

1916 November 16: Proceeded overseas to France.
1917 June 17: Wounded in action - gassed, remaining on duty.
1918 May 26: Wounded in action and gassed 2nd occasion. A.
1918 August 18: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries: Gassed twice.


Returned to Australia:
August 18, 1918 to Melbourne on the HT Medic  D21.    
Discharge Date:
October 28, 1918
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll

Family Story:
Leopold was born in Malaga Spain on 19th February 1881. Father was Boniface Navas and mother Dolorez. He came out to Australia from Liverpool 18th October 1910 and was naturalized 16th January 1914. He lived at Werribee and Ballarat before coming to Lilydale.

He married Gwladys Mary Weeden (Military Marriage Cert.) at St Michaels Church Abertillery Monmouth Wales on August 16, 1918 after returning to the UK wounded.
The had a son Leo Albert who was born at Lilydale in 1920 and another son Thomas Weeden wo died at Lilydale aged 1 yr in 1919. He was probably born in England.

After the war Leopold returned to Lilydale living in the Main Street. He is listed as a laborer and also an upholsterer. He was living in Box Hill in 1925 and must have moved to New South Wales some time after this. Leopold died in 1929 in Randwick, New South Wales.





Newman, Arthur Frederick, 490 MM




Service No:
490                             
Occupation: Musician
Address:
c/- Mrs A Pochon Yering
Date of Enlistment:
August 17, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 10stn 10lbs, brown eyes, dk.brown hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Harold Newman
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 5th Btn
Embarkation Details: October 21, 1914 Melbourne on Transport Novian.

Places and dates of service:
1915 April 3: to the Gallipoli Campaign.
1915 November 14: temp. transfer to 6th Btn.
1916 January 7: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 30: to Marseilles France.
1916 August 12: appointed Lance Corporal in the field France.
1916 August 17: wounded – Shell Shock in the field France.
1917 October 20: awarded Military Medal for bravery in the field, France.
1918 October 1: in the field France.
1918 October 13: RTA.

Service injuries:
1916 August 17: Shell Shock – in the field France.



Returned to Australia:
December 23, 1918: to Melbourne on D31.     
Discharge Date:
February 21, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Lance Corporal
Honours/Medals:
1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Coldstream Yering Memorial Board (as H Newman)

Family Story:
Arthur was born 1891 in London England to parents Harold and Emma Harriet Newman. In 1930 an Arthur Frederick Newman married Mary Shaw. (BDM)

 After the war he was living in Mt Eliza when he requested his Gallipoli Badge, (Army pg 32).  He was cremated at Springvale November 28, 1960 Melaleuca M10 Bed 2 Rose 38.



 

Newman, W.N.,



Niblett, Alfred Henry, 2407



Service No:
2407                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Lilydale/Drysdale
Date of Enlistment:
April 28, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
24 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 10stn,blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Mary Ann Niblett
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 7th Btn.
Embarkation Details: July 16, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Demosthenes A64.

Places and dates of service:
1915 August 29: to Egypt.
1915 September 11: small wound Gallipoli - to hospital Lemnos.
1915 October 25: to hospital sick ( Gastro enteritis).
1915 October 30: to Gallipoli and the 21st Btn.
1915 November 27: returned to hospital ship with asthma.
1915 December 3: transferred to hospital in Malta.
1916 March 11: to Moascar Egypt.
1916 March 20: to hospital (cardiac) Heliopolis Egypt.
1916 June 11: Returned To Australia (sick bronchitis and asthma).

Service injuries:
1915 September 11: superficial wound to arm Gallipoli.


Returned to Australia:
June 10, 1916: Melbourne on HT Itonus (medically unfit).      
Discharge Date:
August 23, 1916.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Lilydale War Memorial, Lilydale IOOF Honour Board, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board.

Family Story:

Harry was born May 24, 1890 Drysdale near Geelong to parents Frederick Charles Niblett and Mary Ann White. He was one of 13 children. After the war he became a farmer, and married Daisy Elizabeth Miller on March 25, 1919 in Geelong and had children Donald James, Sheila Jean, Elizabeth Mary, Ian Alfred, Moira Fernside, Peter Charles and Sophia.

He farmed in the Drysdale, Queenscliffe and Kawarren areas on the Bellarine Peninsula. Harry died on March 8, 1981 in Geelong and is buried in the Queenscliffe Cemetery.



Noden, Andrew Clarence, (enlisted as James Dolan) 27536


Service No:
27536                            
Occupation: Coach builder
Address:
Chelsea Heights/Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
September 19, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
21 years 2 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 126lbs, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Robert Dolan. Real Father: William John Noden
Rank on Enlistment: Driver
Unit Name: 6th Rft. 12th FA Bde
Embarkation Details: October 20, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Borda A30.

Places and dates of service:
1916 November 28: Offence – insolence – on board ship (26 hrs detention).
1916 December 3: Offence – jumped ship AWOL 28/11/1916 - 29/11/1916 (72 hrs detention).
1917 January 9: to Plymouth England.
1917 February 8: Offence – AWOL 30/1/1917- 7/2/1917 (award 16 days pay) Larkhill England.
1917 February 14: (sick - Scabies) Military Hospital Fargo England.
1917 March 20: to Havre France.
1917 June 9: (sick - trench fever) in the field France.
1917 June 10: to University War Hospital England.
1917 October 13: Offence – AWOL 13/10/1917 - 14/10/1917 from convalescent hospital New Milsom England (award 2 days pay).
1917 November 4: Offence – disobeying orders and in possession of another soldier’s silver discharge badge at Sutton Veny England (award 12 days detention)
1918 January 18: (sick trench fever) Sutton Veny England.
1918 March 5: Offence – AWOL 5/3/1918 - 6/3/1918 Sutton Veny England (award 2 days detention).
1918 March 29: Offence – AWOL and disobeying orders at Heytsbury England (award 5 days detention).
1918 May 29: Offence – AWOL 28/5/1918 – 30/5/1918 at Heytsbury England (award 12 days pay).
1918 June 5: to France.
1918 July 22: Court Martial (in the field France) AWOL 7/7/1918 – 14/7/1918 (award 28 days detention).
1918 September 28: wounded in action France.
1918 October 8 – 10: to Red Cross Hospital Christchurch England.
1919 March 16: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1918 September 28: gunshot wound right leg and fracture of tibia in the field France.


Returned to Australia:
May 15, 1919: invalid to Melbourne on Dunluce Castle.     
Discharge Date:
January 5, 1920: medically unfit.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll; Lilydale State School Honour Roll

Family Story:
James Dolan, real name: Andrew Clarence Noden, was born 1899 Lilydale (not 1895 as stated on service records – he was only 17yrs and went without parental permission, and under an assumed name) His parents were William John Noden and Rachel Murray of Lilydale. (Service Records pages 31 and 50).

His father William ran a Tannery business in Lilydale and they had children as follows – Sarah Rose b. 1878 , Mildred Eliza b. 1880, Mary b. 1881-1881, Wilhelmina Mabel b. 1882; Rachel Nellie b. 1885; William Henry John b. 1886-1970 married Annie Trenkner; Ralph Murray b. 1891 (served WW1 3208), Wesley John b. 1892 (served WW1 7557); Charles George Rosamond b. 1895-1962 (served WW1 20) married Daisie Maud Hardie; Horace Henry b. 1897; Andrew Clarence b. 1889; Cyril Ronald b. 1903-1969; Hector George Leonard b. 1904.

 Andrew married in 1924 to Marjorie Iris Scully. It is not known if they had family or where they died and were buried. His parents William John died 1924 at Lilydale and Rachel died 1914 at East Melbourne. Both are buried at Lilydale Cemetery.



Noden, Charles George, 20


Service No:
20                             
Occupation: Carpenter
Address:
97 Robert St. Northcote
Date of Enlistment:
August 20, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 5 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall, 10stn 6lbs, hazel eyes, fair hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, William John Noden
Rank on Enlistment: Sapper
Unit Name: 2nd Engineers (Field)
Embarkation Details: October 2, 1914 Melbourne on HMAS Orvietto A3.

Places and dates of service:
1914 : to Gallipoli.
1915 June 22: to Mudros Hospital Lemnos (sick lumbago).
1915 July 4: rejoined unit in Gallipoli.
1915 July 5 : sick (influenza).
1915 July 16: transferred to hospital in St Andrews Malta ( fever).
1915 August 15: admitted to St Patricks hospital in Malta (lumbago).
1915 September 7: transferred to London England.
1915 September 19: admitted to Southern General Hospital Birmingham England.
1916 January 19: Returned to Australia as medically unfit.

Service injuries: NIL



Returned to Australia:
February 29, 1916: Melbourne on HT Star of Victoria.     
Discharge Date:
May 30, 1916
Rank at Discharge:
Sapper
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Methodist Church of Lilydale Roll of honour.

Family Story:

Charles George Rosemund Murray Noden was born in 1897 Northcote to parents William John Noden and Rachel Murray. He was one of 14 children, 6 girls and 8 boys. Three other brothers served with Charlie, Ralph Murray (3208) KIA, and Wesley John (7557). Andrew Clarence enlisted under age with the name James Dolan.

The Noden family lived in Main Street Lilydale and ran a tannery business from1906 until late 1930s/early 1940s. When it closed William Henry owned 2/3 and Cyril 1/3. The tannery site was sold in September 1950 to Bernard Edward Grover. Rachel died in 1914 and William John in 1924 both are buried in Box Hill Cemetery.

Charles married Daisy Maude Hardie in Northcote on December 2, 1916. They had one son, Charles George Noden (b) 1917. The couple divorced in 1942 and Charles married Jean Janet Forbes.

He was a carpenter, a tanner and later a Bus Proprietor. (The Lilydale Tannery, S.Thompson) In 1961 Charlie was living 1 Seabreeze Ave Ferny Creek. He 27th May 27, 1962 and is buried in Box Hill Cemetery.




Noden, Ralph Murray, 3208


Service No:
 3208                            
Occupation: Leather Dresser
Address:
Main Street Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 20, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
24 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6¾in tall, 10stn 8lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, William John Noden
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 26, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth A73.

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

Service injuries:
1916 July 26: Killed in action in the field in France, Buried in the vicinity of Pozieres, Australian National Memorial, Villers Bretonneux 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.
Memorials:
Lilydale War Memorial, Lilydale Methodist Church Honour Roll, Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll

Family Story:
Ralph was born 1892 Richmond to parents William John Noden and Rachael Murray. He was one of 14 children, 6 girls and 8 boys. Brothers Charles George and Wesley John also served in WW1. The Noden family lived in Main Street Lilydale and ran a tannery business. Ralph was killed on the front in France. The location of his grave near Pozieres is not really known. His name is on the memorial at Villers Bretonneux France.



Noden, Wesley John, 7557



Service No:
7557                             
Occupation: Baker
Address:
97 Roberts St. Northcote
Date of Enlistment:
July 2, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
24 years 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4½in tall, 138lbs, brown eyes, black hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, William John Noden
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd Depot Btn.
Embarkation Details: Not Applicable

Places and dates of service:
1917 July 9: recruited to Depot at Broadmeadows Victoria.
1917 October 17: went missing.
1917 November 14: Court of Inquiry on the alleged illegal absence, found him a deserter.

Service Injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable    
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Private at time of desertion.
Honours/Medals:
NIL
Memorials:
 Methodist Church of Lilydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:

Wesley was born 1892 Richmond Victoria to parents William John Noden and Rachael Murray. He was one of 14 children, 6 girls and 8 boys. Two brothers also served, Charles George (20) and Ralph Murray (3208) who was killed in action.

His family lived in Main Street Lilydale and ran The Lilydale Tannery from 1906 – early 1940s. Wesley married 1926 in New South Wales to Rubina MacPhee and remained a baker, he died on  May 14, 1954 in Randwick New South Wales.




Noden, Andrew Clarence (enlisted as James Dolan) 27536





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Norris, Frank Kingsley, 101 and 340000/VX 221 (WW2)



Note: Unable to find Service Record at National Archives. Ferences include the Australian Dictionary of Biography.


Service No:
101 (WW1) and 340000/VX 221 (WW2)                            
Occupation: University Student
Address:
“Ingleside” Glenferrie Rd, Kew.
Date of Enlistment:
August 18, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
21years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Not Available
Next of Kin: Brother, Dr. John Drummond Norris.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 1st Light Horse Field Ambulance
Embarkation Details: October 18, 1914 Melbourne on HMAT Southern A27.

Places and dates of service:
1914: to Egypt 2nd General Hospital.
1915 : promoted to Lance Sergeant.
1915 January 25: “Mena House” hospital Cairo Egypt.
1915 February 24: “Ghezireh Palace” (medical) Egypt, promoted to Sergeant.
1915 : RTA to complete medical studies

Service injuries: NIL


Returned to Australia:
October 8, 1915 to Melbourne ship not known.     
Discharge Date:
April 13, 1916
Rank at Discharge:
Sergeant
Honours/Medals:
Not available
Memorials:


Family Story:

Frank was born 25th June 1893 Lilydale to parents Dr.William Perrin Norris and Mary Jane Foulkes. He had the nick names of “Dum: from Dumorix at school, and Bill at home. Frank (Bill) had two brothers John Drummond Norris (b) 1890, and Charles Arthur Drummond. His father Dr. William Perrin Norris was the local doctor in Lilydale in the 1890s.

Frank was educated at Melbourne Church of England Grammar School, and while studying at university he enlisted in 1914. He served in the Middle East (Egypt) as a medical orderly, and by 1916 he was back in Melbourne to resume his medical studies.

In 1923 he joined the Citizen Military Forces and was posted to the 2nd Cavalry Field Hygiene Section.

At the outbreak of WW2 he enlisted in the 2nd AIF commanding the 2/1st Casualty Clearing Station in the Middle East and Syria. In 1943-5 he served in Papua New Guinea and was the first Senior Australian Officer to cross the Owen Stanley Ranges on foot, and served for 3months on the Kokoda Track. He was made Commander of the Order of the British Empire, returned to Australia in 1944.

In 1957 Frank Kinsley Norris was knighted for services to medicine. His autobiography was “No Memory For Pain”.
Frank died 1st May 1984 Camberwell aged 90 years and is buried in the Box Hill cemetery.








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