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First World War : Whittlesea

Latest : All files updated January, 2017  The Great War and its impact of the Shire of Whittlesea, spread across many small towns and hamets, and also including the former Shire of Epping after a little-known merger of the two in 1915.

The In Memoriam Rolls and Enlistments Rolls include one addition resulting from a two-month exercise in reviewing  around 17,500 Attestation Papers in the National Archives of Australia that incorrectly show the Place Of Birth in the Search Headers as “Melbourne” where the actual entry shows a suburb or town.   



In Memoriam Roll


UPDATED November, 2016  The Honour Roll of those from the merged Shires of Epping and Heidelberg that give their lives in service during the Great War (Arthur's Creek, Bruce's Creek, Bundoora, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping, Merriang, Morang (South), Mernda (South Yan Yean), Nutfield, Scrubby Creek (now Humevale), Tanck's Corner (Yarrambat), Thomastown, Whittlesea, Wollert, Woodstock, Yan Yean)  

 In Memoriam (Index)


NEW January, 2017  A quick one-line per casualty index to those included in the full memorial Roll above. Currently 131 entries

WW1 : Enlistments :


Circa 600 in total. The Whittlesea version contains a potted history of each person's time with the A.I.F.  Districts covered Arthur's Creek, Bruce's Creek, Bundoora, Doreen, Eden Park, Epping, Mernda,  South Yan Yean, Merriang, South Morang, Nutfield, Scrubby Creek (Humevale), Thomastown, Whittlesea, Woollert, Woodstock and Yan Yean.  

Women In Uniform :



UPDATED January, 2017  A history of the women that served as nurses during the First World War. Expanded to include today's cities of Moreland, Whittlesea, Nillumbik, Darebin and Banyule  A summary and a number of Life Histories are available via the WikiNorthia site. The New Year version includes a number of new images of both nurses and the medical facilities at Mont Park and Macleod, an extended history for Emma Argyle WILSON,  a new entry (and sadly casualty), Jessie Flannery of Thornbury.  Also three new entries for nurses that served at Glenroy Military Hospital