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Tabbut, Fremont Leonard, 1193


Service No:
1193               
Occupation: Boot maker
Address:
 Lilydale Victoria (on the Nominal Roll)
Date of Enlistment:
September 15, 1914
Age at Enlistment:
23 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
  Not in Service file.
Next of Kin: Mr M. A. Tabbut, Ottertail Country, Pelican Rapids, Minn., USA.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 1R 7Btn
Embarkation Details: December 22, 1914, embarked at Melbourne on the Themistocles.

Places and dates of service:
1915 April 5: Embarked to join Gallipoli Campaign, from Alexandria.
1915 April 25: Killed In Action Gallipoli.

Service injuries:
1915 April 25: K.I.A., Gallipoli. He is buried at the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey; AWM 51.


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Private at time of death.
Honours/Medals:
[war medals sent to 'untraceable] 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal; Memorial Scroll; Memorial Plaque [Brother, Norman, later discovered in USA, receives medals]
Memorials:
None

Family Story:
Fremont Leon Tabbut was born in November 1889 in Becker County, Minn., USA, to Catherine 'Katie' Tabbut, nee McDonough (b.1858), and Norman Ward Tabbut (b.1858). Fremont was a Catholic. He listed his Next of Kin as Mr M. A. Tabbut, who replied much later when medals are to be sent, that Fremont has one brother, Norman P. Tabbut at Pelican Rapids, Minn., USA.

Fremont's effects comprised of an 'inscribed bugle.' Notes from Findagrave.com: 'As an American national, Tabbut was a Private in the Australian infantry when he died. He mustered out of the US Marines in 1911, so he must have envisioned military life as a career once his service with the Marines was over.

Fremont may be the "one" non-Australian/New Zealanders mentioned in the history books who died in the Gallipoli Campaign. So very many men were lost that day...He was 25.'


Tait, Robert Morton, 761



Service No:
761                             
Occupation: Carpenter
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
June 28, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
20 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4in, 10st, brown hair, grey eyes, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Mother – Mrs Margaret Tait, Main St, Lilydale.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 31st Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 9, 1915, embarked at Melbourne on the Wandilla

Places and dates of service:
1915 December: Gallipoli,
1916 August 28: Appointed Lance Corporal, France.
1916 November – 1917 September: Hospitalised England.
1917 November 15: 5Btn, France.
1917 December 9: Admitted ANZAC Section GHQ in 'State of extreme terror' - shell shock.
1917 December 28: returned to France, but unfit.
1918 June 6: Returning to Australia.

Service injuries:
1916 October 27: shell shock, France.
1918 January 9: classified 'Neurastenia'.


Returned to Australia:
July 31, 1918 on the Baramba      
Discharge Date:
February 16, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Lance Coporal
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star; Victory Medal; British War Medal.
Memorials:
Lilydale State School Honour Roll; Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll; Lilydale Fire Brigade Roll of Honour; I. O. O. R. Lilydale Roll of Honour.

Family Story:
Robert Morton 'Mort' Tait was born at Ringwood, Vic., in 1895 to Henry Cameron Tait and Margaret Morton Tait [Ancestry]. His father was deceased by the time of enlistment. Mort was apprenticed for four years to William John Sebire, builder of Clarke St, Lilydale.
A Lilydale Presbyterian Church farewell social includes Mort Tait [Lilydale Express July 16, 1915 p4].
Mort also attended the Shire send-off at Athenaeum Hall, Lilydale [Lilydale Express October 29,1915 p5]

In June 1918: 'Mrs Tait of Lilydale has received word...that her son Corp. R. M. Tait is on his way home. [He] was blown up by a shell in the first stages of the big German offensive in Flanders and has been twice wounded. He left Lilydale some three years ago and has seen much service.' [Lilydale Express June 26, 1918 p2]

In August 1918, 'Lilydale railway station was crowded with people...when the 6.15 train arrived from Melbourne with two returned soldiers, Mort Tait and W. Rothque. Private Tait who is a very popular lad has seen service at Gallipoli and in Flanders, being at one time buried by a shell in the latter place...He was invalided home. Private Tait bears evidence of the terrible ordeal through which he passed.' [Lilydale Express August 2, 1918 p2]

Soldiers were welcomed home at the Athenaeum Lilydale in September 1918, 'every returned man was then presented with a certificate from the Shire Council...The soldiers responded individually with the exception of Corp. Tait who was still suffering from his experiences at the front, and was not permitted by the doctors to speak. Mr R. Morton responded on his behalf.'  [Lilydale Express 13.9.1918 p2]

Mort became a member of the Lilydale R.S.L. His Next of Kin changed in July 1942 to his widow: Mrs S. D. Tait, Alexander St, Greensborough, Vic. Mort Tait died on July 6, 1942 [Note on service record].

Welcome Home Lilydale Express Report September 13, 1918





Tanner, J.F., 1259



Service No:
1259                             
Occupation: Boot repairer
Address:
Not given
Date of Enlistment:
July 5, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 7 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4¼in, 8st 11lbs, dark brown hair, grey eyes, sallow complexion.
Next of Kin: Father – Edward Charles Tanner, c/o Coombe Cottage, Coldstream.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: D Coy. 29Btn
Embarkation Details: November 10, 1915, embarked at Melbourne on the Ascanius.

Places and dates of service:
1916 June 16: Embarked to join BEF, from Alexandria.
1916 June 23-1918 November 22: France.
1918 November 4: 58Btn Reinforcements, France.
1918 November 22: 5Btn Reinforcements, France.
1919 March 9: Returning to Australia.

Service injuries:
1918 July 29: Shot gun wound, right thigh, France.

Returned to Australia:
April 30, 1919 on the Kashmi.     
Discharge Date:
June 22, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Memorials:
Coldstream & Yering Memorial; Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
James Forbes Tanner was born at Learmonth, Vic., in 1896, to Edward Charles Tanner and Catherine Elizabeth Tanner, nee McBean. He was Presbyterian. James's siblings were John, Harry Walter, Margaret Elizabeth, Catherine McBean, Francis, Eric Rose, and one other.

Prior to enlistment, James had served with 48th (Kooyong) Cadets – 3 years; and 48th (Kooyong) Citizens Forces – 1 year. His father's address later changed from c/o Coombe Cottage, Coldstream to c/o Mrs A. J. Smith, 498 Drummond St, Carlton, Vic.

In 1924, James was living at 96 Napier St, South Melbourne. James Tanner died in 1954. [Ancestry]





Tassie, W.,

Taylor, L.B.,




See Cox-Taylor, Noel 39015





Tegart, Herbert Leslie, 954



Service No:
954                             
Occupation: Brickmaker
Address:
c/o P.O Montrose
Date of Enlistment:
July 9, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4in tall, 8 stn 9 lbs, grey eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father John Tegart
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 31sr Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 9, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Wandilla A62.

Places and dates of service:
1915 December 7: to Suez Egypt.
1916 June 16: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 June 23: to Marseilles France.
1917 September 29: Kill In Action.

Service injuries:
1917 September 29: killed in action – in the field Belgium. Buried first in the vicinity of Polygon Wood, and re-interned Tyne Cot British Cemetery Passchendaele Belgium, Plot 63, row B, grave 4.


Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Private at time of death.
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Montrose War Memorial, Montrose State School Honour Board and a tree planted in his honour.

Family Story:
Herbert was born in 1897 in Hawthorn to parents John William Tegart and Clara Maud Rexter. His parents owned 18 acres of land on Crown Lot 24B on Swansea Rd. Montrose. Clara’s parents owned 40 acres on Crown Lot 24E in nearby Edinburgh Rd.




Telson, Thomas, 2906


Service No:
2906                             
Occupation: Groom
Address:
Ararat
Date of Enlistment:
September 19, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
41 years  9moths
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 3½in tall, 153 lbs, blue eyes, brown hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Sisters, Dora Chamberlain, Mary Rothque Lilydale.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 37th Btn
Embarkation Details: December 16, 1916 at Melbourne on HMAT Medic A7.

Places and dates of service:
1917 February 15: to Plymouth England.
1917 March 3: to Sutton Mandeville England.
1917 April 7 to Durrington Camp England.
1917 July 17: to Rouelles France.
1917 August 5: In the field France.
1917 October 5: wounded in the field Belgium.
1917 October 6: died of wounds Belgium.

Service injuries:
1917 October 5: gunshot wound to face, legs, and right hand, in the field Belgium.
1917 October 6: died of wounds. He is buried at Nine Elms British Cemetery Belgium (Plot 4 Row A Grave 16).


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:
Lilydale War Memorial, Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Tom was born 1875 in Stawell and his parents (unknown) were both deceased by the time of his enlistment in 1916.

He listed his 2 sisters as next of kin, Mary Rothque of Lilydale  Alfred Maurice Rothque (61686) and William Rothque (37575) both served WW1, and Mary Chamberlain of Turriff Victoria. 




Thomas, Arthur Robert, 3501


Service No:
3501                             
Occupation: Railway employee
Address:
NSW
Date of Enlistment:
August 2, 1915, at Liverpool, NSW.
Age at Enlistment:
25 years 10 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4½in, 112lbs, brown hair, brown eyes, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Father – William Headley Thomas, Main St, Lilydale.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 1st Machine Gun Btn.
Embarkation Details: October 5, 1915, embarked from ? on the B103

Places and dates of service:
1916 January 6: Tel-el-Kebir.
1916 March 18: Serapeum.
1916 August – 1918 April 17: France.
1916 August 17: wounded.
1918 February 28: Promoted Corporal.
1918 March 4: Promoted Sergeant.
1918 April 15: Wounded in action.
1918 April 18 – 1919 July 12: England

Service injuries:
1916 August 17: self inflicted shot gun wound to foot.
1918 April 13: gun shot wound left thigh, France


Returned to Australia:
September 9, 1919 on the Indarra.     
Discharge Date:
Not given.
Rank at Discharge:
Sergeant
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Arthur Robert Thomas was born at Lilydale, Vic., c1889, to William Headley Thomas and Cecilia Sarah Perrin Thomas. He was a Methodist. A newspaper report of the Shire of Lillydale presentation to enlisted men: 'to Mr Arthur Thomas, son of Mr and Mrs W. H. Thomas, who has volunteered in NSW...[He] is in the railway service in which he held a position as train examiner (the position will be held for him)...[He] was born in Lilydale [and was] taking the Shire gifts back to Sydney to show the head of his department. [Lilydale Express July 30, 1915 p4]

The paper later published his extensive letter to his father dated May 9, 1916 'In the trenches in France'. [Lilydale Express July 28, 1916, p2]

Arthur's marital status changed after enlistment, to married, and Next of Kin was then 'abroad' rather than 'Australia'.

Arthur Robert Thomas was court martialled in France on September 10, 1916, after shooting himself in the foot. The proceedings are filed in the Attorney general's Department, numbered 17761 His papers show that he had a wife and one child returning to Australia with him. M.U.I.O.O.F., Lilydale received his service record in October 1919. He returned to the NSW railways after the war.




 

Thomas, H.C.,

Thomas, N.,

Thompson, H.,



Thurrowgood, William Harris, 964


Service No:
 964                            
Occupation: Grocer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 10, 1917
Age at Enlistment:
23 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4½in, 10st 3lbs, curly brown hair, blue eyes, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father – Frederick William Thurrowgood, Lilydale
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 29th Btn.
Embarkation Details: November 10, 1915, embarked at Melbourne on the Ascanius

Places and dates of service:
1916 May 29: Admitted to 8th Field Ambulance at Moascar.
1916 May 31: rejoined unit.
1917 January 30: wounded in action, France.
1917 February 11: Dangerously ill, Rouen.
1917 February 25: Embarked for hospital in England.
1917 February 27: Admitted to Coulter Hospital, England.
1917 February 27 – August 24: Hospitalised, England.
1917 August 25: Returning to Australia, permanently unfit on the Benalla.
1917 September 26 to 30: Admitted to No 2 General Hospital, Maitland South Africa.
1917 September 30: Died of septic meningitis at the hospital.


Service injuries:
1917 January 30: shot gun wound to face, fractured jaw, complete right facial paralysis, Somme, France. He was buried at Woltmade Cemetery, Grave 122c Maitland Rd, Capetown. South Africa. He was buried by Rev. C. F. Tobias, in a stained wood coffin with brass fittings.






Returned to Australia:
Not Applicable     
Discharge Date:
Not Applicable
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star; Victory Medal; British War Medal; memorial Scroll & King's Message; Memorial Plaque
Memorials:
Lilydale State School Honour Roll; Lilydale Baptist Church Honour Roll; Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll; Lilydale War Memorial

Family Story:
William Harris Thurrowgood was born at Marroon, West Geelong, in 1892, to Frederick William Thurrowgood and Emily Louise Thurrowgood. He was a Baptist. William missed the Shire of Lillydale gift presentation and send-off at the Athenaeum. His gift was to be delivered to him. [Lilydale Express October 29, 1915 p5]
William died on his way home, at No 2 General Hospital, Maitland, Cape Town, of septic meningitis and was buried by Rev. C. F. Tobias, in a stained wood coffin with brass fittings.

The press recorded 'Death of Private Thurrowgood of septic meningitis...on board a boat returning to Australia...His parents live in Beresford St, Lilydale.' [Lilydale Express 5.10.1917 p2]

The Baptist Church, Lilydale, held a Memorial Service for William on October 14, 1917. [Lilydale Express October 12, 1917 p2]

Obituary:
'William Harris Thurrowgood...the deceased soldier had spent all his life in Lilydale and was connected with the Baptist Church, Sunday School and Christian Endeavour. In October 1915 he sailed for the front with General Tivey's Brigade and saw unbroken service until February 1917 when he was dangerously wounded in the face. The doctors and nurses at Coulter Hospital...London expressed very great surprise at his marvellous recovery. So well did he improve that by the end of August he was able to sail for home...[Lilydale Express  October 19, 1917 p2]

His family gave thanks for local support [Lilydale Express October 26, 1917 p2]

William's death certificate was posted, in 1918, to his mother Mrs E. Thurrowgood, Kidgell St, Lilydale. In November 1921 father Frederick's address was listed as 32 High St, Geelong West, then in 1923 as Kangaroo Flat, Bendigo, Vic. In 1947, mother Emily was living with her daughter, Mrs Dulcie M. Hamilton at 51 Combarton St, Box Hill, Vic. In August 1947 Emily was sent a report of the ANZAC Day service at Maitland Road Cemetery, Cape Town. William's Will left all his savings to his mother, and his watch and his watch and chain to George Thurrowgood.





Timms, Bruce Oswald William, 2557 MSM



Service No:
 2557                            
Occupation: Clerk
Address:
Adelaide (Embakation Roll)
Date of Enlistment:
June 1, 1915 at Melbourne
Age at Enlistment:
19 years 2 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9in, 10st 10lbs, light brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father – Joseph Timms, Pirie St, Adelaide, SA
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 8R 14Btn
Embarkation Details: September 10, 1915, embarked at Melbourne on the Makarini.

Places and dates of service:
1915 November 13: Dardanelles, Gallipoli.
1916 January 6: Disembarked Alexandria.
1916 November 4: Taken on strength 14Btn.
1917 April 8: Promoted Corporal, France.
1917 October 29: Promoted L/Sergeant.
1917 December 1: Promoted Sergeant.
1919 March 3: Granted Leave Without Pay until date of discharge. Reason - business.

Service injuries:
1916 April 20: exostosis of tibia, Serapeum.
1918 February: gassed.

Citation for Meritorious Service Medal:
'Action for which commended: for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty during the period under review. This NCO, an Orderly room sergeant, has carried out his duties in a most efficient and praiseworthy manner. On two occasions during the period he has 'gone over' with Battalion Headquarters when the enemy line was penetrated for an average of three miles, and has rendered Signal Services in coordinating the work of Headquarters. His tireless energy and attention to detail has been of the utmost service to the unit on all occasions, both in and out of the lines. (Signed) B. G. Sinclair Macglagan, Major-General, Commanding with Australian Division.' Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 67 Date: 3 June 1919.


Returned to Australia:
On leave and at own expense, on the Ventura.     
Discharge Date:
July 1, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Sergeant
Honours/Medals:
Meritous Service Medal; 1914-1915 Star; British War Medal; Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Coldstream & Yering Memorial; Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll.

Family Story:
Bruce Oswald William Timms was born near Narrabri, NSW, in 1896, to Joseph Timms (1857-1929) and Isabella Timms, nee McMullen. Joseph Timms was married four times and Isabella was his second wife. Bruce was an Anglican. Prior to enlistment Bruce had served with Senior Cadets 48A Surrey Hills, for 18 months. He was also in 'Yering, Vic. exempt area'.

Private B. Timms got leave to attend a Smoke Night and presentation at Coldstream to farewell volunteers. [Lilydale Express February 2, 1915 p5.]
Bruce was the son of Joseph Timms a well known railway contractor, who constructed among many other lines, the Melbourne to Healesville line...[Joseph] also owned St Hubert's Estate and Lilydale Estate [Barrier Miner April 4, 1925 p2].

Joseph also owned racehorses: 'The racehorses Naxberry and De Gama owned by Mr J. Timms, are at present enjoying a rest on the well-grassed pastures at St Hubert's, Yering. These racehorses cost their owner 3000 and 2000 guineas respectively, Naxberry being an early popular pick for the Melbourne Cup, but he broke down a couple of weeks before the race.' [Lilydale Express November 19, 1915 p4]

In 1916 it was reported at Broken Hill: The Nelyambo Station in the West Darling district has been purchased and taken over by Mr Joseph Timms, of Adelaide. The station comprises close on 1m acres. [Register (Adelaide) August 24, 1916 p11]

Bruce O. W. Timms died on February 15, 1924.
Obituary:. 'The late Mr Bruce Oswald Timms who died at Prospect on February 15 was a son of Mr Joseph Timms, the well known railway contractor. [Bruce] enlisted in 1914 and served with the 14Btn throughout Gallipoli and subsequently in France, where he was badly gassed on the Somme, at which engagement he received the Military Medal. He suffered at frequent intervals from the effects of the gas, a recent attack proving fatal. A widow and three children survive.' [Register (Adelaide) February 18, 1924 p6]








Timms, S.,



Town, Frederick George, 9133


Service No:
9133                             
Occupation: Black Smith /Farrier
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 22, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
20 years
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9in tall, 12stn, brown eyes dark brown hair, sallow complexion
Next of Kin: Father, William George Town, farmer Lilydale.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 2nd Div. Amm.Coy.
Embarkation Details: November 16, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Pt. Macquarie

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 15: to Heliopolis Lebanon.
1916 February 28: sick (influenza) to hospital Zeitoun Egypt.
1916 March 13: promoted to Farrier/Corporal France.
1917 July 9: sick (jaundice) hospital in Rouen France.
1917 September 12: to England.
1917 November 5: to hospital Salisbury England (diphtheria).
1917 December 10: to hospital Sutton Veny England (ulcerated cornea).
1918 January 5: Sutton Veny hospital ( conjunctivitis).
1918 June 15: to France.
1919 March 25: to England for Return to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL


Returned to Australia:
July 5, 1919: Melbourne on Ypiringa.     
Discharge Date:
September 6 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Farrier/Corporal
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll

Family Story:
Fred was born 1895 in Mitcham to William George Town and Mrs M.A Town (she was deceased prior to 1915). His father was a farmer at ‘Gillingham’ Farm Lilydale. He was the youngest son and had siblings- William Rufus WW1 (3280) Neerim South, Muriel, Tilly and Nancy.

Funeral Notice:
Fred (late of Warburton) died 14th November 1925 and was buried at Box Hill.


 


Town, William Rufus Frederick, 3280


Service No:
3280                            
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
July 20, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
26 years 4 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9¾in tall, 10stn 3lbs, brown eyes, dark hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, William George Town
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 24th Btn
Embarkation Details: November 20, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Commonwealth.

Places and dates of service:
1916 February 21: to Zeitoun Egypt.
1916 February 24: to Serapeteum Egypt.
1916 March 30: to Alexandria Egypt.
1916 March 31: to Marseilles France.
1916 September 23: sick (bronchitis/influenza) to hospital Rouen France.
1916 November 14: sick (trench feet) to hospital Rouen France.
1916 December 18: to England (leave).
1917 : England (leave & illness)
1918 February 21: to France – in the field.
1918 October 15: to England for Return to Australia. (invalid)

Service injuries: NIL


Returned to Australia:
May 16, 1919: Melbourne on Shropshire (invalid)     
Discharge Date:
July 7, 1919.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll

Family Story:
Bill was born 1889 in Mitcham to parents William George Town and Mrs MA Town (she was deceased prior to 1915). William was a farmer at ‘Gillingham Farm’ Lilydale, and Bill was the eldest son of 5 siblings, Frederick George (WW1) (9133), Muriel, Tilly and Nancy. At the time of his brother Fred’s death in 1925, Bill was living in Neerim South, and it is not known if he married or had family, or when he died.





 

Towt, Gordon John, 925



Service No:
925                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Devon Park Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
February 23, 1916
Age at Enlistment:
30 years 8 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 9in tall, 147lbs, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion
Next of Kin: Mother, Mrs Margaret Towt
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 22nd Reg. 15th Mobile Vet.
Embarkation Details: October 25, 1916 from Melbourne on the Ulysses A38.

Places and dates of service:
1916 December 30: to Parkhouse England.
1917 May 16: to France.
1917 May 17: to Aust. Vet. Hospital Calais France.
1917 July 1: promoted to Corporal.
1917 July 15: promoted to acting Sergeant –without pay France.
1917 August 16: promoted to Sergeant France.
1918 : In the field France.
1919 June 23: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries: NIL




Returned to Australia:
August 6, 1919 on the Orela.     
Discharge Date:
November 8, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Sergeant
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Roll, Coldstream and Yering Memorial.

Family Story:
Gordon was born 1885 Lilydale to parents William Towt and Margaret Catherine McNab. His father died 6 September 1912, before he enlisted and his mother 22 June 1920 they are both buried at Lilydale Cemetery. We do not know if Gordon married or had family. He was a clerk and living in South Yarra at one time and also in 1924 was in Cumberland Road Pascoe Vale. He died December 31, 1934 and is buried at Lilydale on the 2nd January 2, 1935 ( Register No.1551/2627)







Trayford, Levi Roslyn, 726



Service No:
726                             
Occupation: Farmer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
March 24, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
18 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 4in tall, 10 st, blue eyes, black hair, medium complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, John William Trayford of Mowbray UK. Guardian in Australia, S. Trayford.
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 24th Btn
Embarkation Details: May 8, 1915 on the HMAT Euripides A14

Places and dates of service:
1915 September 29: to Gallipoli.
1915 October 23: sick (diarrhoea).
1915 October 25: to hospital Tel-el-Kebir Egypt.
1915 December 18: sick ( frost bite).
1916 April 12 : wounded in France, to hospital 1st General Hospital Southall England.
1917 December 6 : to France.
1918 September 4: sick in the field France.
1918 November 2: in the field France.
1919 March: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1916 November 12: gunshot wound to right leg, in the field France.


Returned to Australia:
April 30, 1919: Melbourne on Kashmir.     
Discharge Date:
June 29, 1919
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board

Family Story:
Levi was born 1897 Daltby, Malton Mowbray Leicestershire England to father John William Trayford, mother not known. His Guardian in Australia was a Mr. S Trayford. He was a farm labourer in Lilydale when he enlisted in 1915. He later married Marie Cornelia Swinburne and it is not known if they had family. In 1922 April, he received his Victory Medal at Lilydale RSL and by 1967 he was living in Glenroy. Levi died August 15, 1977 and was cremated at Springvale Cemetery. Marie was cremated at Fawkner on December 1, 1993.




Tucknott, Samuel, 5422



Service No:
5422                             
Occupation: Wood Cutter
Address:
John Street Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
March 17,1916
Age at Enlistment:
35 years 6 months
Marital Status:
Married
Physical Description:
5ft 7in tall, 179 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion.
Next of Kin: Mrs, Mary Jane Tucknott
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 22nd Btn
Embarkation Details: July 28, 1916 Melbourne on HMAT Themistocles.

Places and dates of service:
1916 November 11: to Plymouth England.
1916 November 19: to France.
1917 June 14: (sick – cellulitis left arm.
1917 June 29: hospital in Rouen France.
1918 May 28: (sick - bronchitis to field hospital France).
1918 June 24 to Weymouth England.
1918 September 15: RTA (invalid chronic bronchitis).

Service injuries: N/A



Returned to Australia:
November 17, 1918: Melbourne on Arawa (invalid).     
Discharge Date:
December 3, 1918
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
British War Medal, Victory Medal
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Memorial Honour Board, St. John’s Church of England Lilydale Honour Board.

Family Story:
Samuel was born in 1880 Port Lincoln South Australia to parents unknown. In 1908 he married Mary Jane May, they had children – Mabel Rose (b) 1910 Lilydale, Ivy Elizabeth (b) 1912 Lilydale, Cornelius John (b) 1914 Lilydale (d) 1981. (BDM)

They lived in John Street Lilydale at the time of his enlistment 1916. (Gun Alley Book)
Samuel died 7th May 7, 1953 at Heidelberg aged 72 years. He was buried at Lilydale Cemetery CE2-257.

It is not known when or where Mary Jane died.




Tudor, Henry (Harry) Bufton, 2470



Service No:
2470                             
Occupation: Labourer
Address:
Lilydale
Date of Enlistment:
Jul12, 1915
Age at Enlistment:
22 years 3 months
Marital Status:
Single
Physical Description:
5ft 6in tall, 10stn 5lbs, light brown eyes, fair hair, fresh complexion.
Next of Kin: Father, C. E. Tudor
Rank on Enlistment: Private
Unit Name: 23rd Btn.
Embarkation Details: September 29, 1915 Melbourne on HMAT Osterley.

Places and dates of service:
1916 January 11: to Tel-el-Kebir Egypt.
1916 March 26: to Alexandria Egypt and on to Marseilles France.
1916 July 28: wounded in action in the field France.
1916 August 5: to hospital Camiers France (seriously ill).
1916 August 20: dangerously ill .
1916 October 1: to Leeds War Hospital England.
1917 June 19: to 2nd Aux. Hospital Southall England.
1917 October 21: left leg amputation.
1917 November 1: Returned to Australia.

Service injuries:
1916 July 28: gunshot wound to left leg and knee in the field France.
1917 October 21: amputation of leg.


Returned to Australia:
January 3, 1919 to Melbourne on HMAT Anchises.     
Discharge Date:
March 4, 1918.
Rank at Discharge:
Private
Honours/Medals:
1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.
Memorials:
Shire of Lillydale Honour Board

Family Story:
Harry was born in Shepparton Victoria in 1893, parents not known other than his father was C.E. Tudor. It is not known if he married or had family. He died in 1966 and was buried at Templestowe Cemetery on the September 16 that year.




Turner, C.,




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