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South Preston SS : Scholars That Served (A-C)


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Marital status, address

Enlisted

Aged

Notes

Aitken , J C

Married,  39 Smith Street, North Richmond

18-Aug-14

32

John Charles, Lieutenant, 1st Field Ambulance  Awarded Military Medal  Listed as a  tramway employee in civilian life  Son of William Aitken, shown in Bell Street,   Preston, 1896  His brother, William junior was a contractor in South Street,  Preston  Died suddenly 25 March 1933 at 201 Weston street East  Brunswick,   aged 51, "husband of Lillian Bowater Aitken, and loving father Lillian  (Mrs  Walker), Iris (Mrs  Sheehan), Hilda (Mrs  Lowther), Ivy (Mrs  Keeble),  and Roderick, loving brother of W  J  Aitken, F  J  Aitken, and R  C  Aitken (deceased)  Parents William and Elizabeth nee CARTLEY/CASTLEY; married   Lillian Bowater MOORE

Alexander, L G

Single,  28 Raleigh Street, Northcote

14-Jan-16

23

Leslie George, grocer   Returned wounded to Australia, July, 1917  A brother Francis, around six years older, was educated in Carlton and Killed In Action, Ypres, Belgium, 4 October, 1917  The family appear to have settled in Preston in the late 1890s, parents George William and Elizabeth, nee FISHER born Carlton, died 1966 at 73 years in Heidelberg (possibly Repatriation  Hospital)

Allan, C W  *

Sngle, 192/593 High Street, North Preston

18-Apr-17

21*

Walter Clarence, Killed in Action near Strazelle, France on 24 April 1918 The street number for his father Frank, 192 High Street later 593) is not shown as such in directories of the time, but the address was in fact the Church of Christ, the religious denomination that Allan nominated, which suggests either his  father may have been the minister there or Walter simply used his Church as a forwarding address  Parents Frank and Rosina Maria (nee SEEBER)

Apted, A

Single, Grandview Road, West Preston

8-May-16

20

Arthur Alfred, tinsmith  His father, Arthur senior and the latter's brother George were prominent builders in Preston in the 1890s, Arthur senior was deceased, the serviceman's next of kin shown as his re-married mother, Mrs Sarah Elizabeth  LONG  George Apted returned to Preston from the Yan Yean area in the 1920s and was manager of the syndicate that built Preston's first two picture theatres, the Star on the corner of High and Gower streets and the Gowerville on the corner of Plenty Road and Garnet Street)   Apted suffered leg wounds on October, 1917 and returned to Australia  He was discharged as medically  unfit in September, 1918  Born Ascot Vale, died in a private hospital, Glenhuntly, 24 March, 1955 "… loved husband of Ivy Charlotte, of 20 McPherson avenue  Carnegie, and loving father of Edith (Mrs  W  Edney) and Norma (Mrs  H  D  Plunkett), aged 59 years  Born Ascot Vale, parents Alfred James and Sarah Elizabeth, nee MALE; Married Ivy Charlotte TURNER, 1920

Ayton, O

Single, Dundas Street, Fairfield

20-Sep-15

19

Oswald, carpenter  The family had been in the area since the late 1880s and siblings   and cousins would have attended the school  There are seven of the family that enlisted in the Second World War noted as born in Preston or Northcote  Ayton was in England when he was kicked in the knee by a horse - he returned to Australia for an operation, but was discharged as medically unfit when he failed to regain full use of the knee  Born Northcote, died Mirboo North, 1972 at 75 years, parents Edwin and Mary Ann, nee LANE, married Isabel  NICHOLAS, 1919

Bain, A C

Married, 19 Urquhart Street, Northcote

10-Jul-15

31*

Alexander Sinclair Frederick   Sergeant, 4th Field Artillery  Returned wounded June, 1918  In civilian life, an engineer  Although married, he nominated his mother in Urquhart Street, Northcote as next of kin  Bain died on 7 October, 1922 at Warracknambeal  His date of death came after the disbanding of the A I F  and thus he was not included on the AWM Honour Roll, however his wife received the Memorial Scroll and Plaque and his (unknown) cause of death appears to have been attributed in part to war service   Born Fitzroy, parents John Francis and Mary Jane Bain (nee BIDLEY, married Ethel Jane Bain (nee BURGESS, 1908

Barker,  A

Single, Kellett Street, Northcote

17-Jul-15

18*

Alfred Edgar, storeman and packer  Barker died of meningitis, in the Base Hospital,  St  Kilda Road, Melbourne just nine days after enlisting  During the outbreak of the disease, up to 70 people were dying per week from it and associated complaints, a high percentage of them servicemen in camp  Parents George Thomas (late) and Mary Barker (nee PUNCH), later remarried as VIVIAN

Barry, M


Single,   108 Beavers Road, Northcote

7-Jul-15


19*


Maurice Vincent, brick carter, Killed in action, Warneton, Belgium, 9 July, 1917  Barry was originally posted as Missing and his fate confirmed when on return of his identity disc and pay book by the Germans early in December, apparently collected from his body south west of Warneton, Belgium   A brother Michael was rejected on medical grounds   Parents Michael (late) and  Margaret Susan Barry (nee MATTHEWS)

Bartley,  N

Single,   27 Martin Street, Northcote

25-Oct-16

21

John Norman, later Melbourne High School and Melbourne University  School teacher  He was teaching at Coburg High School when he enlisted  A brother Thomas  enlisted from Queensland and was killed in action near Messines, France, 10  June, 1916   Their father was the headmaster at the Wales Street school in Northcote for several years before being transferred to Box Hill in 1921  Born Lake Bolac, died Chadstone, 1965 at 70 years, Parents William John Mary   Jane nee James, married Lily Kent MURRAY, 1924

Beacom, W

121 Bell Street, Preston

15-10-18

19

William Henry, leather japanner   The Beacom family were almost exclusively in the  Mulgrave/Notting Hill area between 1850 and 1900, but around that time William's father Robert James broke away and settled firstly in Epping and   later in Preston    He enlisted on 15 10 1918 and had been in camp less than a fortnight when hostilities ceased and discharged 24 12 18   He also volunteered for duty in the Second World War while still living in Preston and two of his sons, Edward Charles (1922) and William Leonard (1923), both born Preston also enlisted   They almost certainly would have been included   on the Second World War Honour Board  Born Drouin, died Rosebud 1973 at 73  years, Parents Robert James and Lily nee THOMAS

Beinke, E E

Single, Davidson Street, Richmond

14-May-15

18

Edward Emil, packer  Beinke was hospitalised several times in England with various respiratory problems and did not see action in France until February, 1918  He was wounded in August and returned to England where he married the Glasgow-born Mary THOMPSON in January, 1919 before returning to Australia   She did not arrive in Australia until August, 1922, records showing her with a two year old daughter  She died in Heidelberg in 1956 at 61 years, but Edward's (known as "Ted") death not traced


Beinke, G L

Single, Davidson Street, Richmond

14-May-15

23

Gordon Leopold, papermaker  Brother of Emil, the pair enlisted on the same day, had consecutive Service Numbers and served in the same unit, Born Franklin Harbour, South Australia, died in East Melbourne (Melbourne Hospital?) as the result of an accident 20 August, 1925, aged 30, interred Coburg Cemetery … "loved fiancée of Annie Drysdale of North Melbourne"  Parents Gustave Theodore and Sydney Matilda nee NOON/NOONE,

Berry, A

Single, 7 Johnson Street, Northcote

29-Mar-17

18

Alan Fitzroy, wheelwright  Gunner, 1st Field Artillery Brigade  Berry also served in the Second World War when he was shown as living in Chelsea   He had two brothers that enlisted, Alfred Raymond and Hector Charles, neither listed on the Board  Born West Preston, died 1975, Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital),  aged 75; parents Alfred and Margaret nee CARROLL; married ?

Berry,  J

Married, Ballan

8-Feb-16

31*

John Leslie, groom  Living in Ballan when he enlisted - the family appear to have moved when he was still at South Preston and the details returned after his  death put his schooling at Ballan State School   Berry died of wounds on 16 September, 1918 at Mont St  Quentin, France   A brother Alfred, around four years older, also enlisted, in his case with the 2nd Australian General

  Hospital, returned to Australia wounded June, 1916  Parents John Levi Berry and Mary Anne Berry (nee LAW); Married Ethel Winifred RICKARD, 1906

Bigmore, F

Single, Albert Street, Warragul

18-Aug-14

21

Frederick Richmond, postal employee   Sergeant, 2nd Australian General Hospital  Shown as born in Preston (family then in Mary street) , his next of kin was his mother at the same address   Noted accepted for Home service "as required" when attempting to join permanent forces April, 1919  He also served as a Private with 32 Battalion in the Second World War when living in Benalla; born Preston he died in Benalla, 1963, aged 60; parents Charles Edward and Harriett nee SHEPHEARD

Bigmore, G

Single,   Grant Street, Oakleigh

18-Aug-14

19

George Gilbert, tile drainer  Brother of Frederick, he also was born in Preston (Mary Street)and  listed his mother as next of kin  He served as a farrier with the 14 Field Ambulance  Both brothers also had close connections with the Epping district   Born Preston, died Brunswick 1966, aged 72; parents Charles Edward and  Harriet nee SHEPHEARD

Birch,  H

Single,  Frogmore Street, Mascot, N S W

25-Nov-15

21

Henry BIRCHELL, ship's fireman  He was married and living in N S W  (wife Jane) but is shown on Attestation as born in Preston  The belief in the variation is  confirmed by Victorian Birth records which confirm Leslie Birch below had no

brother with the initial H   Although shown as BIRCHELL in National Archives,   the correct version appears to be BIRCHALL and directories show his father in Union Street Northcote around the time of the brother's births  He served  initially with the 7th Light Horse in Palestine, but in mid-1917 was attached to a railway construction unit  He had a five-year younger brother John who enlisted, but who is not shown on the school roll  Parents Owen Samuel and

 Ellen, nee BRADSHAW

Birch, L

 

Single, 9 Warr’s Avenue, Preston


8-Aug-16


18

Leslie William, tanner, noted as both parents dead with his address his guardian, Mrs Louisa SINNOTT, 9 Warr's Avenue, Preston, shown in South-street, Preston around the time he would have attended South Preston  He served with the 1st Australian General Hospital, role unknown  Little known of his personal background –  Louisa Sinnott appears to have died in 1923 in Northcote at 89 years of age and may have been his grandmother   Whether his parents were deceased is questionable - registrations have him born Port Melbourne in 1900 and probably just 16 when he enlisted, (confirmed by his death in Caulfield South in 1983 at 83 years of age) parents Frederick Henry and Ellen James, nee EDDEY  Married Ivy May BRANSGROVE

Bond, L

Single,  5 Sargood Street, Croxton

12-Feb-16

19

Leslie George, Tanner  Sargood Street was renamed Emmaline Street in 1917  Bond was wounded twice and spent the last year of the war in England on Light Duties    Born Northcote, died Seaford in 1977 at 80 years, parents George McGuiness Taylor and Margaret, nee CLEAR; married Ellen BARR, 1920

Bond, S




The name  was a late addition after the unveiling of the Board was reported in the Leader, but not traced  Not a

direct relation of Leslie George, there were only two embarkations under the initial from Melbourne, Stanley Gordon and Samuel Thomas (KIA), brothers, but with no connection to the area

Bourne, E

Married, 97 Station Street, Carlton


12-Apr-16



33


Edward Ernest, printer    Bourne was wounded in March, 1917 and taken prisoner of war in May of the same year  He turned to England in December, 1918 and arrived back in Australia in May, 1919  Born Ballarat, died 1958 in Hawthorn, aged 74; parents Henry and Ellen nee DESNEY/DESNAY, married Beatrice Hilda MILLER, 1903

Bradbury, W



Single, 46 Rossmoyne Street, Thornbury


24-Feb-16

24

William Arthur, engineer  He served with the 3rd Pioneer Battalion - these Battalions  were charged with building bridges and trenches behind the lines rather than in a "fighting" role  They also had the unhappy task of burying

most of the dead, Born Abbotsford, died Frankston, 1963 at 71 years; parents   William and Alice nee BLOXHAM

Bradley, W

Single, 20 Gadd St, Croxton

15 Sep-14

25

Probably William Joseph Bradley of 20 Gadd Street, Northcote, who was discharged just four weeks after enlisting as "Not likely to become an efficient soldier"   Noted as also born in Northcote or Fairfield (Parents William Thomas and Florence, nee TILLEY)  There was another William Joseph Bradley, born Christchurch (George William and Margaret Bradley (nee GILLAN) and from Fairfield who died of pneumonia in the Caulfield Military Hospital, 6 December, 1918 after being gassed in France  He was a brother of James Lucius Bradley, killed 11/04/1917  No post-war information was returned to identify where the pair were educated, but given the serviceman on the Honour Roll was not listed as killed, the former seems the more likely  


Bransgrove, E



Single, 89 Bell Street, Preston



29-Mar-16



19


Ernest   John, discharged as medically unfit (feet) before embarkation  Printer  The Bransgrove family were long-standing residents  Ernest's grandfather Thomas settling around 1859 and in fact one of the two or three founders of the South Preston State School in 1864 and believed to have sold the land in  Hotham Street  Ernest's family were farmers in Bell Street, 89 being the  later site of PANCH Hospital after Bell Street was renumbered  Born Preston,

  died in Melbourne 18 June, 1944 aged 47 and buried Preston Cemetery; parents  George and Elizabeth nee FRANCIS; married Irene Gertrude JAGO, 1919

Bricknell, G 

Single,  'Bingo', Raglan Street, Preston

9-Mar-18

20

George Livingstone, pattern maker, Served as mechanic in Air Flying Corps, born Omeo, died in Heidelberg West in 1984, aged 86   Cr  Charles Bricknell was President of Preston Shire when war broke out and a Councillor from 1912 to 1924  Parents father Cr  Charles and Adeline Bricknell nee WITHEM; married Jessie Gwendoline ROBERTSHAW, 1930

Brown, F

Single, 7 Warr’s Avenue, Preston

31-Jan-18

18

Frank Martin Brown, clerk, Warr's Avenue, Preston  Because of his age, Brown could not enlist until mid-1918 and arrived in England around six weeks before the Armistice   He was still in training and did not see action during the War   Parents Peter Wilson and Louisa nee Ryan   He enlisted for WW2 service from Sydney on 28 October, 1939 and served as a sergeant in the Army Service Corps until July, 1943 when he re-enlisted and served as a Flying Officer at

R A A F  H Q , discharged 28 March, 1946  On his first enlistment, he showed his date of birth as 1904, understating his age by five years, but correctly as 1899  when he enlisted in the R A A F   Died Waverley, N S W  in 1950

Burke, H

Single, 9 Whitehead Street, South Preston  

20-Jul-15

19

Harold  Allan, bricklayer  He listed his widowed foster-mother as Mrs  L  H  Burke; she was Lydia Henrietta, the sister-in-law of "R  Burke"(James)  below  Whitehead Street was actually today's Flett Street  In an odd twist,  his file contains a letter to Army authorities in 1957 asking them to confirm his true age, claiming he could not get a Birth Certificate as he did not know his real name as "his foster parents never revealed it to me"

Burke, R

Single, Penshurst Street, Willoughby, N  S  W

28-Sep-15

33*

Robert, driver and groom  A confusing case - he enlisted in Sydney quoting a friend as next of kin and using the name of James  He was severely wounded in October, 1917, and after spending several months in hospital in England, he

was repatriated back to Australia  En route to his home town of Sydney, the wound became infected and Burke was off-loaded in Cape Town for treatment, and again in Melbourne where he died fourteen days after being admitted to

hospital  Army authorities were not aware of his real name until Mrs Lydia Burke (mother of Harold above) provided a Statutory Declaration that she was  his sister in law and that he had always used the name James (in fact, her late husband's name) rather than Robert

Caddy, R


Single, 100 Plenty Road, Preston


10-Jan-16


25

Robert Leslie, leather dresser  Private, 21 Infantry Battalion  His mother Rose ran a laundry in Plenty Road for many years  He spent most of 1917 in hospital with V D  and pleurisy  He was wounded in April, 1918 and returned to England, ultimately repatriated back to Australia in January, 1919  Preston War Memorial also lists S  J  Caddy Australia in January, 1919. Preston War Memorial also lists S. J. Caddy who died locally in 1970. He was noted (Leader, 29.01.1916) amongst a group of 29 men who were turned away from Melbourne Town Hall because the Medical Officers had left, but apparently clatter changed his mind - there is no sign of him enlisting.   Robert was born Preston (Attestation), died in Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital?) in 1949, aged 58, interred Coburg Cemetery

Cadman, A

Single, 44 Melton Street, Preston

12-Jul-15

20

Alan Leslie, awarded Military Medal, October, 1917, Leather dresser  Cadman survived the War relatively unscathed and married Doris HEMMINGS in England in December, 1918 before returning to Australia in February, 1920  He was

awarded the Military Medal in January, 1918  Cadman also enlisted in WW2, restricted to serving in the Citizen's Military Forces because of his age     Born Preston, died 1969, Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital?), aged 73; parents Charles and Alice nee WILLIAMS

Cameron,  J

Single, Showers Street, Preston

30-Jun-15

19

John James, clerk  Corporal, 12th Field Ambulance  By the time of enlisting, his widowed mother had remarried, becoming Mrs Jessie May McNALLY in Showers Street  The street was unnumbered, the house 'Auckla Villa', the address previously  given for Mrs Marion H  JOHNS, wife of Stephen Johns who enlisted in August, 1914   Born Pitfield (via Rokewood), died in Melbourne, 29 September 1941 at 45 … "of Manangatang  the loved husband of Norma Cameron,  and loving father of John and Don, aged 45 years" (mother noted at 10 Claude Street, Northcote  father John (late) and Jessie May, nee ELLIOTT

Campbell, H

Single, 95 Raleigh Street, Northcote,

17-Aug-14

19

Harold Thomas, carpenter  Sergeant, 2 Field Artillery Battery  Campbell returned to Australia, October, 1918 on Special Leave granted to servicemen who had served for four years   Something of a rarity, he appears to have managed to survive the four years without being wounded or hospitalised for any reason   Born Ballarat, died Swan Hill, 1958 at 62; parents Edward William and Jean, nee ELLIS

Carlton, E

Single, 59 Spring Street, Preston

10-Feb-16

24

Ernest Leslie, wood machinist, Lance Corporal, 3 Pioneer Battalion  Brother of  William below  Their widowed mother had re-married, being Mrs Amelia MORPHETT when the pair enlisted  Ernest suffered from the effects of gas poisoning in France in June, 1917, but otherwise survived the War unscathed   Born South Melbourne, died Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital?)  1970 aged 78; parents William and Amelia nee CLARK, married Hannah Louise WESTON, 1921

Carlton, H W

Single,   59 Spring Street, Preston

19-Aug-14

25

William Herbert, Military Cross and Bar, Lieutenant, 50 Infantry Battalion  The M C  and Bar places him as one of the district's most highly decorated servicemen, carpenter by trade  His name was included amongst the first from Preston to enlist and he was in England awaiting transfer back to Australia on Special Leave  He was unique on the Roll in that he continued with the Army as a volunteer after the War, serving until 1928 when he was transferred to the Regimental Reserve Officers Register   He was listed as an architect with the Civil Service at the time   Carlton was still in Reserve at the outbreak of the Second World War and (at 50 years of age) and served with the Home Forces before retiring in 1944   He also served during the Second World War  Born Caulfield, parents William and Amelia nee CLARK,  died Mount Evelyn, 1952 at 62 years, married Stella DWYER, 1941

Carson, G

Single,  All Saint's Church, Murray Road

17-Aug-14

22

George Robert, bank clerk, twin brother of James Edward   Private, 5 Infantry Battalion and one of the first batch of Preston men to enlist   Son of Rev  George Carson, long-serving Minister of the All Saints Church in Preston    His brothers James and William (below) were also listed on the Board    The Rev Carson was posted to Mornington along with his family just before the War   Born Preston, died Heidelberg Repatriation Hospital, 21 July, 1947 aged 57 after living in Elwood for some years, interred Fawkner Crematorium; parents Rev  George and Lavinia, nee ROBERTSON, dearly beloved husband of Iris Carson  loving father of George and John, married Eva Iris CROWHUST,1926 (N S W)

Carson, J 

Single, All Saint's Church, Murray Road

5-Jan-15

23

James Edward, twin brother of George enlisted W A  returned wounded in the left thigh from Gallipoli, September, 1915 and re-enlisted 9 July, 1917, when the family was noted at Balaclava   He served briefly in France with the  Australian Army Service Corps (supply and transport)  Bank clerk, brother of  George and William  Died at Swan Hill in 1927, aged 35; there is no indication as to what may have caused his early demise … " son of the Rev  G  and Mrs  Carson, 12 Ardoch Street, Essendon, aged 35 years  (Private interment )   Parents Rev  George and Lavinia, nee ROBERTSON

Carson, L  L

Married, Inglewood

13-Jun-15

22

Leslie Bilsbury GARSON, schoolteacher   His father George was at "Bengio", Regent Street, Preston when Leslie enlisted from Inglewood where he taught at the Higher Elementary School  Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps  He also held a Diploma of Education from Melbourne University  He died in Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital?) in 1965, aged 72; parents George and Mary, nee BILSBURY, married Olga Muriel May LANGFORD, 1916 prior to embarking 17 January 1917, some 18 months after enlisting  A 27-year-old brother George Alexander enlisted in W A  with his father in Regent-street as next of kin; served with the 7th Field Artillery; unknown whether he attended South  Preston

Carson, W


Single,   All Saint's Church, Murray Road

20-Jan-16

18

William Victor, bank clerk, brother of George and James above (there were two other sons born to their parents, John Robertson and Thomas Gordon who both died prior to reaching 10 years of age, also a sister, Agnes  Agnes and Thomas were both born in Preston, John at Wallan in 1889 but in Preston when he died in 1898 at eight years  William served Private, 57 Infantry  Battalion  He returned to Australia in December, 1918, suffering gunshot wounds to the face and head   Died (suddenly) at Dumbalk, South Gippsland  in 1951,aged 54, " late of 21 Oswin street East Kew, loved husband of Ada Carson"  Parents Rev  George and Lavinia, nee ROBERTSON,, married Ada May FUZZARD, 1926

Carter,  J (Jnr)

Single, 1 Michie Street, Port Melbourne

26-Jan-16

18

John Richard, butcher  Both he and his father below were listed at 1 Michie Street, Port Melbourne - the street no longer exists, undoubtedly swallowed up with the redevelopment of the area over the last hundred years, but was listed as off 124 Princes street  The pair embarked with 22 Infantry at the same time  The family appear in the 1903 Electoral Roll in Bell Street, Preston, John senior then shown as a blacksmith  Born Richmond, died in Rosebud in 1973 at 76, the death record showing his father as Newbury Carter  Parents John Newby and Eliza, nee BROADHURST

Carter,  J (Snr)


Married, 1 Michie Street, Port Melbourne

24-Jan-16

41

John Newby, 41, engine smith, father of John above  The family were then in Port Melbourne  It seems a little strange that the South Preston Roll included him as he was significantly older than the others recorded, but details perhaps provided by his wife, Eliza, Broadhurst being a prominent family name in Preston during the first years of the twentieth century ,   He was listed in the 1903 Electoral Roll as a blacksmith in Bell Street, Preston   Died East Melbourne (General Hospital 10 October, 1928, aged 54 and interred in Cheltenham Cemetery   "  beloved husband of Eliza Carter, 27 Little Page street, Albert Park"  Parents John and Louisa Elizabeth MILLARD; married Eliza BROADHURST, 1896

Catton, A

Single,   Rosebery Avenue, Preston

3-Feb-17

18

Alick  (Alexander), labourer  Private, 58 Infantry Battalion  The reason is not clear, but he spent twelve months in camp before embarking (the average by 1917 was around eight weeks)  Archives reveal his parents were separated and his mother was in Asling Street, Preston from early 1918   Born Carlton, died in Preston in 1966, aged 67; parents William and Lillian, nee KLING; married Dorothea Monica FRASER, 1922

Chadwick, H

Single, Cameron Street, Moreland

12-Jun-15

23

Harry Thomas, listed as chemist and clerk  Mother Mary Ann in Hotham Street as next  of kin, but noted on Attestation as deceased (she actually died in 1910) and   replaced by a sister Kathleen Irene Chadwick in Elizabeth Street, Preston  Private, 6th Field Ambulance, returned to Australia wounded (he suffered severe bouts of hysteria after shell shock) in September 1916   Parents James and Mary Ann, nee FORD, born Kensington Hill, death not traced

Chapman, M

Single, 45 David Street, Preston

22-Apr-18


18


Mark Henry  Despite being just 18, he gave a residential address in Brunswick with   his father in Preston  He did not embark until around three weeks before the Armistice and the troopship was recalled  He is listed with the unusual calling of reader's assistant, Born Northcote, died in Melbourne in 1943, aged 42; parents Henry John and Alice Mary nee SHEPHERD)

Clements, J

Single,   Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy

21-Sep-15

26

John William Henry Clements, a 26 year-old teacher at Officer with his father listed in Scotchmer Street, North Fitzroy  There is no sign of the family living in Preston and the assumption is that he may have been a teacher at

South Preston before taking the country position  Returned November, 1919, born Kensington, died 5 July, 1944 in Caulfield Military Hospital at 56 years of age, interred Fawkner Crematorium; parents Robert Charles and Julia Jane,

nee ANSELL

Coe, H

Single, Spring Street, Preston



19


Herbert Clyde Coe who attempted to enlist at 19 but was rejected for reasons unknown  A brother, Victor Preston Coe, aged 21 also in Spring Street, Preston was awarded the Military Medal and almost certainly would have attended one of the Preston schools  Born Northcote, death not traced, parents Arthur Phillip and Jessie Paton, nee HULL

Coleman, A

Widower, 13 West Street, Preston

15-Jul-15

27

Charles Arthur, plasterer  Although only 27, he was listed as a widower, his wife of six years dying in 1917  There were no children of the brief marriage  Private, 14 Infantry Battalion   He was returned to Australia from Egypt in April,

1916 suffering severe arthritis in a knee and discharged  Born Collingwood, died Geelong in 1970, aged 82 years  Parents Thomas Gordon and Mary Elizabeth Anderson, nee YOUNG, married Jane Norris PRITCHARD,  1911


Alternatively there was Arthur at 12 Garnet Street, English-born, date of arrival unknown - Private, 39 Infantry  The initial matches, but he had two brothers Spencer (Sergeant, 14 Infantry, and William (Lieutenant, 14 Infantry, (D C M , M M ) who also enlisted and were respectively one and two years older, and if Arthur was at South Preston, it seems at least one of the others would habe been included on the Board   Parents William Robert and Mary Annie, nee KATT

Conroy,  T F

Single, 14 South Street, Preston

3-May-18

19

Thomas Francis  Schoolteacher, South Preston State School   Private, 7 Infantry Battalion  A brother, Leo Adrian Conroy was killed in August, 1918   Seven years older than Thomas, he was also a school teacher and is listed as being educated at Birregurra and Whittlesea  It is not known whether Conroy was a student at South Preston; he was also at South Street  Born Birregurra, died North Brighton, 1963, aged 64; parents Lawrence and Ellen Conroy (late, nee Haigh)

Cook, F

Single, 108 Hodgkinson Street, Clifton Hill

22-Oct-14


23*


Frederick Albert, commercial traveller  The family lived in David Street, Preston up until around 1909 when they moved to Clifton Hill  Cook embarked with first shipments in December, 1914 and was returned to Australia with a severe case  of venereal disease, but remarkably was declared fit to re-embark just seven days later  He was wounded at Gallipoli on 6 August, 1915 and died in hospital on Malta six days later from tetanus caused through his wounds  Born West Melbourne; parents Frederick Albert and Ellen Cook (nee MAHONEY)  


Cooper, J



Unknown


1917-18


Probably Jack Frederick Cooper, noted as rejected for service in 1917, aged 21,  and again in 1918  Address other than suburb is not shown for those rejected, but around 1905 the family shows at “Myrtleville”, Garnet Street  Born North Fitzroy, died in Fitzroy in 1966, aged 71  Parents Harry Samuel and Mary Annie, nee LYNNE or LYONS


Court, H W



Married,   252 McKean Street, North Fitzroy



4-Sep-17



29


Henry William, boot operator  Private, 29 Infantry Battalion  Wounded in action in September, 1918 (right elbow)  He and his wife Ruth later moved to Terang  Noted as a member of the Loyal Langridge Lodge, Northcote  Born Richmond, died East Melbourne on 22 May,1941 at 53 … “at a private hospital Henry William Court of 17 Osborne grove Preston, dearly loved husband of Alma loving father of Glenys Mavis June and James”; interred Preston General Cemetery  Parents James and Hannah Louisa, nee MARTIN, married Ruth Elizabeth, nee JENKINS, 1916 (fate unknown); re-married Alma Violet Lillian, nee BROWN, 1922

Cramond, A

Single, 28 Carlisle Street, Preston

29-Sep-16


22*


Alexander, Kerr, Factory Mechanic  Sergeant, 5 Infantry Battalion   Cramond died of wounds at Bapaume, France, 15 May 1917  Brother of David and John below   A  sister Nellie also attended  Born Preston, parents James and Jessie C  Cramond (nee ROBERTS)  The family were originally from Forfarshire, Scotland, arriving in Melbourne in December, 1882, with three children, another four born locally

Cramond, D

Single, 28 Carlisle Street, Preston

8-Jul-15


23*


David Roberts, gas fitter, brother of Alexander and John   Killed in action, Bullecourt, France, 11/04/1917  Both of the casualties were born in Australia and two of eight children in Scotland, four of whom died before attaining the age of 30   Born Preston, parents James and Jessie C  Cramond (nee ROBERTS)

Cramond, J C

Single, 28 Carlisle Street, Preston

24-Jan-16

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John Bower, miner  Elder brother of Alexander and David and born in Forfarshire Scotland, the family arriving in Australia in December, 1882 when John was  just three years old  After the death of his two brothers, He was discharged  for family reasons in June, 1918 and returned to Australia  Died in Preston 20 June, 1950 at 71 years of age and still at 28 Carlisle Street   Parents James and Jessie C  Cramond (nee ROBERTS)

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