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Ragartz, Albert Edward, 3919



Service No:
3919                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Not given
Date of Enlistment:
July 24, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
31years 3months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
Physical Description:5ft 10in tall,12stn, brown eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs M Ragatz
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 6th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 23, 1915 at Melbourne on HMAT Ceramic A40.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 22: to Serapeum Egypt.
1916 March 26: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 April 2: to Marseilles France.
1916 June 29: Ambulance Training France.
1916 September 6: attached to 2nd Anzac Corp. School Rouen France.
1916 September 28: sick (cardiac) admitted to hospital France.
1917 August 8: In the field France.
1917 November 13: to England.
1918 January 22: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
March 4,1918  to Melbourne on HT Port Darwin (invalid Cardiac dilation).     
Discharge Date:
May 29, 1918.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Seville Honour Roll

Family Story:
Albert was born 1884 Rockylead Daylesford Victoria to parents A. E. Ragatz and M. Ragatz. He had a brother Andrew who also served in WW1 (2662). He had Rheumatic fever in 1902 and this would have contributed to him being sent home an invalid with a heart condition. We do not know of any family, but an Elizabeth died in 1921 wife of Albert at Ouyen. No death date for Albert.





Ragartz, Andrew, 2662



Service No:
2662                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Not given
Date of Enlistment:
June 1, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
25years 10months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 11in tall, 10stn 7lbs, brown eyes, black hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother Mrs A Ragatz
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8th Btn.
Embarkation Details: September 15, 1915 at Melbourne on SS Makarini

Places and dates of service:

1915 December 7: to Gallipoli.
1916 January 7: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 February 24: transfer to 60th Btn at Serapeum Egypt.
1916 June 29: to Marseilles France.
1917 April 27: appointed to Vice Corporal France.
1917 June 14: appointed to Corporal France.
1918 January 16: to England to Lewis Gun School at Tidworth.
1918 July 15: to France.
1918 September 29: wounded in the field France.
1918 October 5: to England to hospital in Bristal Southern General.

Service injuries:
1918 September 29: shot gun wound to left thigh (severe) in the field France.
 


Returned to Australia:
February 4, 1919: Melbourne on HT Mamari (invalid wounded)     
Discharge Date:
March 29, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Corporal
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Seville Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Andrew was born 1890 Dean, Daylesford to A.E. Ragatz and M. Ragatz. His father was from Switzerland. He had a brother Albert Edward who also served in WW1 (3919). Andrew married Mary ?, they had nine children George Thomas, Frederick, Albert, Richard, Marie, Andrew, Lizette, Adelaide and Annie. (Trove wedding notice of Lizette and death of Mary 1942). Mary died at Rocklyn, but no death for Andrew.





Rankin, Malcolm Allen, 4777



Service No:
4777                             
Occupation: Vigneron
Address:
c/- Post Office Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
February 5, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
33 years7 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 91/2 in tall,153lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Wife Annie Lilian Rankin
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 12thR 21 Btn
Embarkation Details: April 4, 1916 embarked Melbourne on Euripides A14.

Places and dates of service:
1916 September 16: England.
1916 September 28: Etaples - France.
1916 September 30 Belgium.
1917 March 20 K.I.A.

Service injuries:
1917 March 20 Killed in Action Belgium. No known grave. Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux Somme 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.
Memorials:
Lilydale War Memorial, Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Lilydale Presbyterian Church Honour Board.

Family Story:
Malcolm Rankin was born at Irrewillipe Victoria c.1883, and was married at Lilydale on October 29, 1913 to Annie Lilian Goodall.

They had one daughter Marjorie. In 1936 Annie Lilian Rankin re-married Mr. Jell of Swan Hill. Malcolm’s brother-in-law T. H. Goodall was also KIA October 25, 1917.




Read Edward, 3212



Service No:
3212                             
Occupation: Blacksmith
Address:
Seville
Date of Enlistment:
October 27, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
27 years 5 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 11in tall, weight Not Known, fair hair, blue eyes, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father – Frederick Read, Woori Yallock, Vic.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8R 58Btn
Embarkation Details: December 16, 1916 at Melbourne on the Medic.

Places and dates of service:
1917 February 18: 15th Training Btn, England.
1917 July 21: Proceeding overseas to France.
1917 August 11: 58Btn, France.
1917 September 24: Wounded in action.
1918 April 5: returning to Australia

Service injuries:
1917 September 24: gun shot wounds to left thigh, right hand and neck.




Returned to Australia:
May 30, 1918 on the Borda.     
Discharge Date:
November 21, 1918.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:
Gruyere South State School & District Roll of Honour; Shire of Lillydale Roll of Honour.

Family Story:
Born at Coldstream in 1889 to Frederick Read and Mary Ann Read, nee Hussey (1851-1937) [wikitree]. He was Anglican. Edward's siblings were Lily Maud Mary; Emily Jane; Catherine May; William and Frederick James.

He was an early member of the Lilydale R.S.L. and financial from 1935 to at least 1937. They listed his addresses as Wandin Yallock and Wandin North.




Read, G.,




Read Hubert (Bert) Lindsay, 2140


Service No:
2140                             
Occupation: Fruit Grower
Address:
September 18, 1914 at Charlton.
Date of Enlistment:
22 years and 3 months
Age at Enlistment:
Single
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9in tall, 12st or 168lbs, fair or very light hair, brown or light brown eyes, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father – Charles Read, Seville
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 6th Btn.
Embarkation Details: December 22, 1914 at Melbourne on the Themistocles.

Places and dates of service:
1915 April 5: Gallipoli Campaign.
1915 May 8: Wounded, Gallipoli.
1915 May 20: Seriously ill list, Malta.
1916 June 24: Returning to Australia.

Service injuries
:
1915 May 8: gun shot wounds eye and ear, Gallipoli.


Returned to Australia:
June 24 1916 on the Euripides.     
Discharge Date:
September 30, 1916
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star: Victory Medal; British War Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Roll of Honour.

Family Story:
Hubert 'Bert' was born at Gruyere in 1892 to Charles Read and Margaret Ann Read, nee Caithness. He was a Methodist.

At the Seville send-off to enlisted men it was noted that 'H. L. Read is already at the Dardanelles'. His father Charles also spoke. [Lilydale Express May 14, 1915 p5]

On May 27, 1915 his mother asks for an address to write to.

Lilydale Express May 28, 1915 p4: Wounded at the war: Seville – The parents of H. R. Read, one of our boys at the front, have received word from the defence authorities that their son has been wounded in action at the Dardanelles. A private cablegram from the wounded soldier says that he is doing well and we all hope such is the case. Private Read was with the 6th Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade and the parents received the news, of their son being wounded, on his 23rd birthday.

Lilydale Express July 9, 1915 p5: Wounded Sevillette progressing...Private Read embarked for England [from Malta] in the hospital ship Loyola. In a letter [he said] he was wounded on the side of the left eye, the bullet coming out of the left ear...he has not lost his sight...They were the second lot to land [at Gallipoil] on 25th April. he was wounded on 8th May and lay in a gutter until dark, when he was taken down by one of the 8th Btn.

Lilydale Express November 12, 1915 p5: [Private Read writes] I have practically lost the sight of my left eye, but that doesn't matter as it is all in the game...I have been recommended for discharge.. I am [taking a job here] on home service. I have been for a fortnight's furlough and visited [Scotland] then came to London for a few days and stayed with an English General who took me to see all the principal places...I am [now] working at Woodcote Park, Epsom.

By September 1916 Bert was living at 'Tecoma' Seville, his father's residence, and sought his discharge. Bert was a member of Lilydale R.S.L. and financial until at least 1937.

His father Charles died in 1921: Read – On 3rd November at his residence 'Tecoma' Seville, suddenly, Charles, the dearly beloved husband of Margaret Read, loving father of Florence (Mrs J. O. Aitken), Eva (Mrs E. H. Wallace), George (Len), Hubert (Bert), Una and Roy, aged 63. [Lilydale Express November 5, 1921]

His mother Margaret died in 1934:
Read – On 14th October 1934, at Seville, Margaret, relict of the late Charles Read, of Seville, and dearly beloved mother of Florence (Mrs J. O. Aitken), Eva (Mrs E. H. Wallace), George Leonard, Hubert Lindsay, Una (Mrs G. Keenan) and Roy, aged 73 years. An obituary was also included [Lilydale Express August 17, 1934]

Bert married Anna Donaldson and they had a son, Bruce, who died in a motorcycle accident in the 1950s. [rootsweb.ancestry.com] [ancientfaces claims Bert married an Anna Stanborough].

Bert was administrator of the estate of his son, Bruce, who was killed in a motorcycle accident in the 1950s in which a child Sandra Ann Cumming of Wattle Glen also lost her eye. [Healesville Guardian July 8, 1955]




Reade, James William, 1724


Service No:
1724                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Yering
Date of Enlistment:
May 6, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
24 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5 ¾ in tall, 10stn,blue eyes, d.brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, William J. Reade
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2R 24th Btn
Embarkation Details: July 16, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Demosthenes A64.

Places and dates of service:
1915 September 29: to Gallipoli.
1915 October 1: (sick) Gallipoli.
1915 December 27: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 : for RTA - Granted leave of absence to attend to family matters at home after the death of his father.

Service injuries: Not Applicable




Returned to Australia:
1916 April 11 Melbourne on HT Runic.      
Discharge Date:
June 1, 1916.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Coldstream/Yering Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Bill was born 1891 Manchester England to parents William J. Reade and Annie Elizabeth. There were three other boys and 2 daughters.

His father died in December 1915 aged 49 years at home ‘Glendara’ dairy farm Yering and young Bill was given leave to return home to attend to family matters.

Bill married in 1917 to Elizabeth Olive Park and they had 3 children, William (b)1918, May (b) 1919 and Ivy (b) 1924. Bill died March 17, 1974 aged 83 years at Surrey Hills, he was buried at Lilydale CE4-447 6142/7712. Elizabeth died October 2, 1960.




Reakes, Charles Henry, 224 MM


Service No:
224                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
February 9, 1915.
Age at Enlistment:
29 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8in tall,10stn 10lbs, blue eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Thomas Reakes (Somerset England).
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 23 Btn
Embarkation Details: May 8, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Euripides A14.

Places and dates of service:
1915 ? 1916 January 10 : to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 26: to Marseilles France.
1916 June 29: wounded in the field France.
1916 July 2: taken to England to 1st Eastern General Hospital Cambridge.
1916 October 27: awarded the Military Medal as a stretcher bearer at Lone Pine 1915 and Fleurbaix, 23 April 1916. (Commonwealth Gazette No. 62
of 19 April 1917)
1917 February 3: discharged from hospital.
1917 October 26: to France 1918 : in the field in France.
1919 January 20: to England for return to Australia.

Service injuries:
1916 June 29: gunshot wound to left arm, in the field France.


Returned to Australia:
 April 30, 1919 to Melbourne on the Kashmir.     
Discharge Date:
June 29, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal. Military Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, St.John’s Anglican Church Lilydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Charles was born 1883/6 West Pennard Glastonbury Somerset England to parents Thomas and mother unknown. He came to Australia 1910, working in the sugar cane fields of Queensland before coming to Lilydale, were he enlisted in 1915.

He served in various theatres of war and it was as a stretcher bearer that he was awarded the Military Medal.

He joined the railways after the war and on January 22, 1921 he married Veronica (Vera) Stephenson at St John’s Anglican Church in Lilydale. They had 2 children ,Warren Charles and Dorothy. Charles died in 1943 aged 60 years and was buried in the Lilydale cemetery on June 5. Vera died 1948 and is also buried at Lilydale.




Reid, George Leslie, 940


Service No:
940                             
Occupation: Clerk - Lilydale Railway Station
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
September 19, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
24 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 134lbs, blue eyes, fair hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father , James Reid
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: Wireless, 4th Squadron
Embarkation Details: January 17, 1917 Melbourne on Omrah.

Places and dates of service:
1917 March 27: to Plymouth England.
1917 April 2: to Birmingham England.
1917 April 16; to Wireless School of Instruction South Farnborough England.
1917 April 26: promotion 2nd Air Mechanic.
1917 August 20: to France.
1917 November 19: attached to 69th Squadron France.
1918 January 18: to 4th Squadron AFC France.
1918 August 1: promoted to 1st Air mechanic France.
1918 September 1: leave in France.
1918 September 16: returned to unit in France.
1919 March 6: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL


Returned to Australia:
June 16, 1919 to Melbourne on the Kaiser-i-Hind.      
Discharge Date:
July 24, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
1st Air Mechanic
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll (as Read), St Johns Church of England Lilydale Honour Board.

Family Story:
George was born 1891 at Bylands near Kilmore to parents James Reid and Jane Coulson. Siblings not known. (BDM)

In 1919 after returning from the war he married Hilda Vera Goode (her father was Frank Edward Goode and mother Marie Broadbent). He was living in Beechworth in April 1935 (Service records pg no 27). George died at Box Hill in 1964 aged 72 years, and was cremated at Springvale on February 3, 1964. Hilda died 1969 in Melbourne aged 77 years and was cremated on November 15 at Springvale. 



Reid, Norman Campbell, 8342

 

Service No:
8342                             
Occupation: Motor Mechanic
Address:
Anderson St. Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
October 15, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
24 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 9stn, grey eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Wife, Ruby Hilda Reid
Rank on Enlistment: Driver
Unit Name: Army Medical Corp
Embarkation Details: October 27, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses.

Places and dates of service:
1915 November 27: to Gamiah?
1916 June 10: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 June 16: to Marseilles France.
1916 August 6: to Rouen France.
1916-1917-1918 : in the field at the western front France/Belgium Ambulance driver.
1919 February 8: to England for Return to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
June 8, 1919 to Melbourne on the Sardinia.    
Discharge Date:
July 31, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Ambulance Driver
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Coldstream/Yering War Memorial.

Family Story:
Norm was born 1891 Happy Valley (near Ballarat) to parents John Reid and mother not known. He was married before the war to Ruby Hilda?, and they had children Alan, Lillian, Nancy Hilda and William John. Norm died August 18, 1940 and is buried at Lilydale Cemetery Reg. No. 2979/6593.




Richardson, Clyde Reginald James, 435


Service No:
435                             
Occupation: Curl Hair Work
Address:
John Street Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
February 27, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
26 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6 ¼ in tall,10stn 5lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Annie Richardson
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 23rd Btn.
Embarkation Details: May 10, 1915 at Melbourne on HMAT Euripides A1.

Places and dates of service:
1915 June 12: to Alexandria Egypt.
1915 November 11: to Gallipoli.
1916 January 2: re-joined unit at Mudros Lemnos.
1916 March 19: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 26: to Marseilles France.
1916 June 30: sick (dysentery).
1916 July 8: to 3rd General Hospital Boulogne France.
1916 July 9: to England to Northumberland War Hospital, Barton on-Sea.
1916 October 11: discharged from hospital to Tidworth England.
1917 May 23: Returned to Australia (medically unfit).

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
July 17, 1917 to Melbourne on HT Ayrshire.     
Discharge Date:
September 1, 1917.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board

Family Story:

Clyde was born 1889 Brunswick to mother Annie Richardson. After the war he married Margarita, they had one son and lived in Thornbury around the time of his death about 1967.




 

Ritchie, Harold, 682

 
Service No:
682                             
Occupation: Student Experimental Farming
Address:
Kilsyth
Date of Enlistment:
August 26, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
21 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 8½ in tall, 158 lbs, grey eyes, fair hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, William John Ritchie (Newcastle NSW)
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 9th Btn. SIG
Embarkation Details: September 24, 1914 at Brisbane on HMAT Omrah A5

Places and dates of service:
1914: to Suez Egypt.
1915 March 2: to Alexandria Egypt for transfer to Gallipoli.
1915 May 20: wounded (concussion) Gaba Tepe.
1915 August 6: wounded (shell - concussion) Gallipoli.
1915 August 13: to Hospital in Helipolis (now Lebanon).
1915 August 14: to Hospital Cairo Egypt.
1916 February 17: transfer to 3rd TNG Btn. Zeitoun Egypt.
1916 February 29: to join 49th Btn. Tel-el-Kebir Egypt.
1916 May 8: School of Instruction Serapeum Egypt. Appointed Corporal.
1916 June 12: to Marseilles France.
1916 August 16: wounded and died in the field France.

Service injuries:
1915 May 20: wounded (concussion) Gallipoli.
1915 August 6: wounded (shell- concussion) Gallipoli.
1916 August 16: shell wounds to right hand and fractured both legs. Died in the field France. Buried at Warley Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension France. Grave 24/7 C.




Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Corporal at time of death.
Honours/Medals:
1914-5 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Scroll and Plaque.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Kilsyth Memorial Hall Honour Board

Family Story:
Little is known of Harold's family except he was born 1893 in Taree NSW, to father William John Ritchie.





Robertson, C.,


Robinson, Stanley Lewis, 919


Service No:
919                             
Occupation: School Teacher
Address:
Castella Street Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 9, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 9 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 10in tall, 10stn 7lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Joseph Robinson
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 31st Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 9, 1915 at Melbourne on HMAT Wandilla A62

Places and dates of service:
1915 December 7: to Suez Egypt.
1916 May 31: qualified 1st class at 14th school of signalling Ferry Post Egypt.
1916 June 16: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 June 23: to Marseilles France.
1916 July 20: Killied in Action France.

Service injuries:
1916 July 20: killed in action in the field France. Buried at Eaton Hall Military Cemetery 2 ½ miles east of Laventie, 4 miles south west of Armentieres France.
1925: re-interred Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery Fleurbaix France Plot 1 Row L Grave 82.

According to the Red Cross Records and accounts from fellow soldiers, Private Robinson who was the battalion signaller was in a trench at Fleurbaix when struck by shrapnel in chest about 6pm. Four other soldiers with him in the trench were also killed.



Returned to Australia:
 Not Applicable    
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Scroll and Plaque.
Memorials:
Lilydale War Memorial, Shire of Lillydale Honour Board, Lilydale Presbyterian Church Honour Board.

Family Story:
Stan was born 1898 in South Richmond to parents Joseph and Jessie Robinson. They lived in Castella Street Lilydale and he attended Lilydale State School. When he enlisted in 1915 he was a school teacher at this school. His family later moved to Brunswick.

After the official opening of the Lilydale Higher Elementary School on May 2, 1919, The Minister for Education the Hon. William Hutchinson unveiled two enlarged photographs of Signaller Stanley Robinson: “one as he was known to the scholars of the school and one in military uniform and these are now hung in the new school buildings.” (Lilydale Express May 9, 1919 pg3)


 

Roger, Arthur Stanley, 3237



Service No:
3237                             
Occupation: Orchadist
Address:
Silvan
Date of Enlistment:
November 24, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
27 years 11 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9in tall, grey eyes, dk brown hair, sallow complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Mary Roger
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 38th Btn.
Embarkation Details: December 16, 1916 at Melbourne on HMAT Medic A7.

Places and dates of service:
1917 February 18: to Plymouth England.
1917 August 25: to Rouelles France.
1917 October 13: missing in action Belgium.

Service injuries:
1917 October 13: later confirmed Killed in Action in the field Belgium on the Western Front.
His memorial is at the Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.




Returned to Australia:
 Not Applicable    
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal, Memorial Scroll and Plaque.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Silvan Honour Board, tree planted in Mt.Evelyn Avenue of Honour (Silvan included).

Family Story:
Arthur was born 1889 Camberwell to parents Mr A and Mary Roger. He was an orchardist at Silvan when he enlisted in 1916.






 

Rolands, T.,

Rolands, S.,


Rose, Thomas William, 64510


Service No:
64510                             
Occupation: Fruit Grower
Address:
‘Eastvale’ Beenak Rd. Seville.
Date of Enlistment:
May 6, 1918.
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 1 month
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7in tall, 131lbs, brown eyes, fair hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, John Rose.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 6th Reinforcement (Egypt)
Embarkation Details: September 14, 1918 at Sydney on SS Port Darwin.

Places and dates of service:
1918 September 25: accident on board ship – dislocated arm, while competing in obstacle race.
1918 October 19: admitted to government hospital at Suez Egypt.
1918 December 19: allotted to 4th Light Horse.
1918 December 25: to Tripoli Libya.
1919 March 21: sick (measles) hospital in Ismailia Egypt.
1919 June 15: RTA from Kantara Egypt.

Service injuries:
1918 September 25: dislocated arm on board ship SS Port Darwin.




Returned to Australia:
July 25, 1919: to Melbourne on HT Essex.     
Discharge Date:
August 9, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Wandin Memorial Boar.

Family Story:
Tom was born 1899 Wandin Yallock to parents John Rose and Sarah Jane Dyer. We have no details at all re marriage, family or his death.



Rose, W.,



Rossiter, Edmund John, 3447



Service No:
3447                             
Occupation: Orchardist
Address:
Silvan
Date of Enlistment:
July 5, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5in tall, 11stn 11lbs, blue eyes, dk brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, John Norman Rossiter.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 1st Pioneer Btn.
Embarkation Details: October 11, 1915

Places and dates of service:
1916 January 7: to Tel-el-Kebir Egypt.
1916 February 17: to hospital (deafness) Serapeum Egypt.
1916 April 2: to Marseilles France.
1917 October 4: wounded in action France.
1917 October 17: to England Dartford Hospita.
1918 April 25: to Etaples France.
1918 August 23: wounded in action France.
1918 December 11: to England Dartford Hospital.
1919 February 9: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1917 October 4: shell wound to right shoulder in the field France.
1918 August 23: gunshot wound to arm and back in the field France.




Returned to Australia:
April 3, 1919 Melbourne on the Ascanius.     
Discharge Date:
May 26, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Silvan Honour Board.

Family Story:
Edmund John was born to parents Mr John Norman Rossiter, his mother deceased at time of enlistment in 1915. His father was living at Burleigh House Silvan. It is not known if he married or had family. He died 1986 and was cremated on March 7 at Springvale and his ashes scattered.






Rothque, Alfred Maurice, 61686



Service No:
61686                             
Occupation: Cab proprietor
Address:
Main Street Lilydale.
Date of Enlistment:
June 18, 1918
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 5 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 7in tall, 126 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Guardian, Mrs Mary Rothque.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 58th Btn.
Embarkation Details: August 31, 1918 Melbourne on HMAT Barambah A37.

Places and dates of service:
1918 October 11: sick (Influenza) admitted to hospital on board ship.
1918 November 14: to London England.
1918 December 5: to 1st Aux. Hospital Harefield England (bronchitis).
1918 December 14: to Hurdcott Hospital England (bronchitis).
1919 March 18: to Weymouth Hospital England (bronchitis).
1919 March 28: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL



Returned to Australia:
May 8, 1919: Melbourne on HT Karoa (invalid bronchitis).     
Discharge Date:
July 15, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board.

Family Story:
Alfred lived in Main Street Lilydale with his guardians William and Mary Rothque, who’s surname he adopted.
William had a livery stable and Alfred worked as a cab driver. William also served in WW1 (no. 37575).

We do not know if Alfred married or had a family, he died in 1974 and was buried at Lilydale Cemetery on November 20 (Reg. No. 7876).

Both William and Mary are buried at Lilydale (Reg No. 4555/4622).





Rothque, William, 37575


Service No:
37575                             
Occupation: Livery Stable proprietor and groom.
Address:
Main Street Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
January 26, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
44 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 3½in tall, 8stn 2lbs, blue eyes, black hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Wife, Mary Rothque
Rank on Enlistment: Gunner
Unit Name: FA 30th reinforcements
Embarkation Details: November 9, 1917 at Melbourne on HMAT Port Sydney.

Places and dates of service:
1917 December 12: to Suez Egypt.
1917 December 18: to Alexandria Egypt.
1917 December 22: to Taranto Italy.
1918 January 4: to Heytesbury England.
1918 May 28: Returned to Australia.
1918 June 6: casualty on board ship coming home (deformity to spinal column).

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
June 17 Melbourne on ship D11.     
Discharge Date:
August 16, 1918.
Rank at Discharge:
Gunner
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board

Family Story:
William was born in 1873 North Melbourne, parents not known. He was married to Mary Emma Rothque and were the guardians to Alfred Maurice (Hurley) Rothque, who took their surname and also served in WW1 (61686).

As a young man William was a jockey. He had a fall, and Dr Norris patched him up. After it was realised that he could no longer be a jockey, Mr Norris took him on as his buggy driver. (Volume 2 –Shire of Lillydale Military History, Anthony McAleer pg 227).

William died 1951 and was buried at Lilydale Cemetery on August 4 (Reg No. 4555). Mary died 1930 and was buried also at Lilydale on June 28 (Reg No. 4622)


Welcome Home Lilydale Express Report September 13, 1918





Round, Albert Edward, 19522



Service No:
19522                             
Occupation: Farm Hand
Address:
c/o Post Office Kilsyth
Date of Enlistment:
June 15, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5in tall,9stn 7lbs,gray eyes ,fair hair, fair complexion.
Next of Kin: Father Albert Edward Thomas Round.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: AAMC – Camel Field Ambulance
Embarkation Details: March 7, 1918 from Melbourne on SS Ormonde.

Places and dates of service:
1918 April 4: Suez Egypt.
1918 May 24: Moascar Egypt.
1919 April 9: Abbassia Egypt.

Service injuries: Nil



Returned to Australia:
August 26, 1919 at Melbourne on HT Dunnuce Castle.     
Discharge Date:
September 18, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
NIL

Family Story:
Albert was born in Richmond in 1899, to parents Albert Edward Thomas Round and Elizabeth Ellen Howard. He married Sarah Arrowsmith in 1924 and family is not known. In 1965 he died at Heidelberg aged 67 years and was cremated




Rowney, Henry Penrose, 4765



Service No:
4765                             
Occupation: Gardener
Address:
Not given
Date of Enlistment:
January 8, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
28 years 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 153 lbs, brown eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Edward Rowney Master St. Caulfield.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 24th Btn.
Embarkation Details: :April 4, 1916 from Melbourne on the HMAT Euripide.

Places and dates of service:
1916 October 8: to England.
1916 October 12: to Etaples France.
1917 May 3: wounded in action in France.
1917 May 16: to England to 4th Sthn General Hospital Plymouth.
1917 August 31: transfer to 3rd Aux. Hospital Dartford England.
1917 December 20: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1917 May 3: gunshot wound to left knee and lower thigh in the field in France.


Returned to Australia:
February 13, 1918 to Melbourne on HT Runic     
Discharge Date:
 April 29, 1918 (medically unfit gunshot wound)
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll and Coldstream and Yering Memorial.

Family Story:
Henry was born April 5,1887 in Payneham Sth Australia to parents Edward Rowney and Elizabeth Trevorah.

In 1918 he married Florence Louisa Billings (BDM and Ancestry) there was no known family. Henry died at Heidelberg September 26t, 1949 aged 63 years and was cremated at Springvale Cemetery.





Russell, Thomas Wallace, 6553


Service No:
 6553                            
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Seville
Date of Enlistment:
February 26, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
29 years 6 mths
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 5in tall, 120 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Henry Russell
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 6th Btn.
Embarkation Details: October 1, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Nestor A71.

Places and dates of service:
1916 November 21: to Folkestone England.
1917 February 17: to Etaples France.
1917 March 23 – 1919 January 29: in the field France.
1919 April 18: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL


Returned to Australia:
July 27, 1919 to Melbourne on Port Darwin.     
Discharge Date:
September , 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, Wandin Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Tom was born 1887 in Wandin to parents Henry Joseph Russell and Ellen Wallace. We do not know if he married or had family, or when he died or was buried.




Russell, William Mckenzie, 6554



Service No:
6554                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
c/- P.O Seville
Date of Enlistment:
March 14, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 9 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6½in tall, 131 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, Henry Russell
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 6th Btn.
Embarkation Details: October 5, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Nestor A71.

Places and dates of service:
1916 November 18: to Plymouth England.
1917 February 17 : to Etaples France.
1917 November 18: sick (trench fever) to Woolwich Brook War Hospital England.
1918 March 28: to Havre France.
1918 April 22 : sick ( diarrhoea) to Hospital Boulogne France.
1918 May 9 : (sick) (trench fever) to Royal Herbert Hospital Woolwich England.
1918 August 6: to Hurdcott Hospital England.
1918 November 24: to Havre France.
1919 April 18: Returned to Australia (medically unfit).

Service injuries: NIL



Returned to Australia:
July 27, 1919 to Melbourne on HS Port Darwin.      
Discharge Date:
September 3, 1919: medically unfit.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Wandin Seville Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Bill was born 1895 in Wandin to Henry Joseph Russell and Ellen Wallace who lived in Seville. It is not known if he married or had family, he died 1971 Heidelberg, burial not known.




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