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The Great War : Some Casualties



The list below is a small (but growing!) and random sample of the histories of around 860 servicemen and women from Darebin who gave their lives during or as a result or serving in the Great War

In April, 2014, the project was expanded significantly to include areas covered by the Yarra Plenty Regional Library; the cities of Banyule (previously Heidelberg) and Whittlesea and the Shire of Nillumbik (Eltham)    

All Rolls and a number of associated histories are now available via our Downloads page.

The update of March, 2018 adds details of each casualty’s burial or commemoration, plus brief details of the ultimate fate of the womenfolk who were left behind to grieve.

Indicates additional entries from around January, 2018 and later. Most of these are included to bring this page into line with our submissions on the WikiNorthia site (searchable under “WW1 casualties”) which includes servicemen from the Shires of Heidelberg, Whittlesea and Eltham as well as today’s Darebin, All




              

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Name

Died

Address

Rank at Death

Abbey, Edgar George

17/07/1917

Garnet Street, South Preston

Lieutenant, 38 Infantry Battalion

Adams, Lindsay Thomas

02/09/1915

93 Yarra Street, Alphington

Private 6th Field Ambulance (June 1915)

 Ardill, Harry Edward (aka Weatherhead)

29/03/1918

  Preston Street, Preston

  Driver, 8th Field Artillery  

Barry, Maurice Vincent

09/07/1917

108 Beavers Road, Northcote

 Private 29 Infantry Battalion (Nov 1915)

Braithwaite, William McCarthy (M C)

03/10/1918

429 High Street, Preston

Captain, 22 Battalion (Infantry)

Bromfield, Charles Frederick

  07/09/1918

 Eltham State School

 Private, 14 Infantry Battalion

 Brophy, Matthew James

26/08/1916

 Victoria Hotel, Epping

 Private 22 Infantry Battalion

Carr, Albert Arthur

07/08/1916

Westgarth Street, Fairfield

Lance Corporal, 48th Battalion (Infantry)

Christian, Kennan Earl

01/01/1916

172 Clarke Street, Northcote

Second Mate, SS Glengyle (London)

Dredge, James Radford

02/01/1918

Wallace Street, Preston

Private, 46 Infantry Battalion

Embelton, Norman John

31/03/1915

75 Westgarth Street, Northcote

H M A S  Cerberus, Royal Australia Navy

Fargher, Phillip (junior)

13/07/1918

28 South Crescent, Northcote

Company Sergeant Major, 6 Battalion

Fargher, Phillip (senior)

07/09/1916

28 South Crescent, Northcote

Area Commander, Merri (54th) Regiment

 Flannery, Jessie

20/09/1918

 Hutton Street, Thornbury

 Home Service Nurse

Gannaway, Benjamin Joseph

04/11/1918

Percival Street, Preston

Private, 11 Infantry Battalion

Hulley, Samuel Albert Spencer

27/12/1918

12 Seymour Street, Preston

On Home Service

Ivory, James Henry

14/10/1918

15 Milton Street, Preston

Private, 19 Battalion Durham Light Infantry, British Army

 Jewell, Cyril James

27/09/1918

 Morang Hotel, South Morang

Driver, 13        Field Artillery

Jones, Roy Hector

08/02/1921

21 Alexandra Street, Thornbury

Captain, 24 Infantry Battalion

Kellaway, Francis George (M.C)

 04/10/1917

All Saint’s Vicarage, Northcote

Lieutenant, 21st Infantry Battalion

 Kennedy, Malcolm Stuart

1/02/1918

  “St. Cliens”, Greensborough

 Captain, Headquarters 1 Australian Division

Kimpton, Austin George

9/08/1918

Station Street, Fairfield

Gunner, 6 Battery, 2nd Field Artillery

 Menz, George Pinnock

30/07/1915

  Ford Street, Ivanhoe

 Lieutenant attached 30 Squadron, Royal Flying Corps

 Lohman, David Edward (aka Lowman)

3/05/1917

 Whittlesea

 Private 24 Battalion Infantry   

 Lord, William Henry

 12/10/1917

Seymour Street, Preston

 Air Mechanic, Australian Flying Corps

McDonald, William Michael

08/05/1917

12 Regent Street, Preston

Private 1st Australian Camel Corps

McClelland, Eric William

 26/08/1916

  c/- Shire Hall, Epping

 Private, 21st Infantry Battalion

 Miller, Dr. Albert Guy

 29/12.1915

Mill Park

 Captain, British Army Royal Medical Corps

Newell, Alan Herbert

26/08/1916

64 Pender Street, Thornbury

Private, 23 Infantry Battalion

 O’Grady, Amy Veda

 12/08/1916

R.C. Presbytery, Clifton Grove, Preston

Staff Nurse, Australian Army Nursing Service

O'Roie, Clarence Michael

02/11/1915

66 Charles Street, Northcote  

Permanent Guard, Domain Camp

Patterson, Charles

19/01/1915

Regent Street, Preston

Captain, Fusiliers, British Army  

 Reid, Albert Henry

20/04/1916

  Hazel Glen, Doreen  

  Private 9 Battalion Infantry  

Sanderson, John Albert

24/01/1918

113 Flinders Street, Thornbury

Private, 2nd Australian Pioneers

Cordingley, Amy Alice (nee Simpson)

29/10/1922

Garnet Street, south Preston

Staff Nurse, Army Nursing service

Simpson, James William  

27/10/1917

Garnet Street, South Preston

Lieutenant-Colonel,  36 Infantry

 Sumner, Roy Gordon

23/03/1918

255 Clarke Street, Northcote

Private, 21 Coy Australian Machine Gun Corps

 Taylor, John Granville Francis

 26/01/1918

58 Yarra Street, Alphington

 Private, 8 Infantry Battalion  (returned)

Tilley, Arthur John

06/04/1917

95 Station Street, Fairfield Park

Private, 12 Infantry Battalion

 Williams, William George Vincent

11/09/1914

36 Beavers Road, Northcote

 Able Bodied Seaman Able Seaman, No. 4 Company Naval Reserves

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