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South Preston SS : Scholars That Served (H-J)

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Hamilton, A *

Single, 36 Crawley Street, Preston



George Alexander John, stone fitter  Hamilton was killed at Villers Bretonneux, France on 10 August, 1918  He was a cousin of Robert Ralston, also included   on the Honour Roll as a casualty of the conflict  Born Preston; parents Alexander (Alick) and Mary Jane Hamilton (nee IRELAND)

Harris, T

Single, 58 Clarendon Street, Northcote



No T  Harris located with links to the district  Assumed Arthur Morgan Harris who died of meningitis at the St  Kilda Road General Hospital 6 August 1915,  just five weeks after enlisting  Later details provided by his family suggest

  he was educated at Northcote and South Preston State Schools   Alternatively there was a William Thomas HARRIS, 10 Union Avenue, Northcote, served on HMAS Melbourne

Harrison, P

Not located

Not located  No Harrison appears on the Preston Cenotaph  Not traced as HARRISON or HARRIS

Henderson, D

Single,  Bond Street, Preston



David John, coach builder  Corporal, 3 Divisional Train, brother of Rupert   Enlisted with his father in Bond Street, Preston  Born Broadford, died 23 September, 1927 at Clifton Hill, aged 31; parents John Edward  and Annie Maria (Mary), nee MOYLE  Receipts for medals show him at 15 Fenwick street, Northcote in 1923, but the reason for his early demise is unknown; his military record has nothing to suggest it was related to war service

Henderson, E

Single, Collins Street, Northcote

Saturday 30 December 1899


Ernest Albert, iron foundry labourer  He was declared killed in action at Fleurbaix,  France on 19 07 1916 by a later enquiry after he was posted missing  His father gave the Boundary Street State School in North Melbourne as his schooling, but the family had been in Thornbury for around 6 years when he enlisted and he probably completed his final year or two locally, If the link  is correct, there were two other elder brothers, Arthur James and Leslie Donald killed in action and in further tragic circumstances, their mother committed suicide, said to been motivated by her concern for her sons oversea   Parents William Henry and Annie Henderson (late, nee BLACKWELL)

Henderson, R

Single, Bond Street, Preston


Rupert Seddon, a brother of David John, clerk (Metropolitan Gas Coy)  Appointed Acting Corporal in August, 1918 and was still in Broadmeadows Camp when the Armistice was declared; discharged 24 December, 1918 on demobilisation of the local A I F  Born Broadford 1897, died Port Fairy, 1965 at 68 years  Parents John Edward  and Annie Maria (Mary), nee MOYLE  Married Annie Bennison ROSS, 1923

Hendrie, L

Single, 93 Raglan Street, Preston



Leslie, currier at Braithwaite's Tannery  Killed in action 8 August, 1918  A half-brother William below, another half-brother Andrew served in the Boer War  Parents William and Amelia Hendrie (nee YOUNG) 

Hendrie, W

Single, 93 Raglan Street, Preston



William Goodie, locomotive driver  A star footballer with Melbourne despite playing his first match with them when 35 years of age)  Half-brother of Leslie above and a full brother Andrew served in the Boer War   Enlisted from Kalgoorlie   and appears to have been a late addition as he was not included on the list at the unveiling  Born Williamstown, died Highgate Hill, Perth, 8 February, 1946, aged 70,"dearly beloved husband of  Johanna Hendrie  Loving father of Ivy (Mr  C  Summerfeld)  William and Sylvia (Mrs  Argent) Parents William and Jane, nee GOODIE

Hendry, J

Not  located

Not  located under Hendrie, Hendry or Henry  There were around twelve of the initial and name that enlisted, but only one from Victoria living in Bendigo  No brother or half-brother J in the Hendrie family above

Henkel, C *

Single, Elizabeth Street, Preston



Henry Cyril, tailor  Sapper, 2 Casualty Clearing Station  Mentioned in Despatches returned wounded, September, 1918  Born South Melbourne, died Melbourne, 1970  aged 79; parents Henry Joseph and Henrietta, nee Chittendon  Married Edith May COLES, 1919

Henricks, C

Single,, Dundas Street, South Preston



Cecil John HENDRICKS, single, his address shown as c-o Mrs Bryant, Dundas Street, (his grandmother, both parents assumed deceased, but no trace)   Served as  Sergeant, 2 Field Artillery as a blacksmith, his civilian calling  He was one of the first group of 18 Preston men into camp, and survived Gallipoli unscathed but was wounded in the thigh near Etaples, France in April, 1918 and returned to Australia, arriving 8 October, 1918   No trace of his birth in Victorian registrations, possibly out of wedlock, Attestation shows Newmarket as place of birth, he married in 1921 to Lillias Victoria BOYS, the registration under HENDRICKS-BRYANT. Death not traced,

Hercott, F

Hercott T





Two question marks - there were no enlistments under the name and in fact no family HERCOTT shows in directories  They were probably the brothers Alfred  ("Fred") Coke (labourer) and Thomas Coke JEPHCOTT (iron worker) from West Brunswick, 18 and 21 respectively and both born in Northcote (19 Hopetoun street), along with a sister  Alfred died in Mornington in 1978,, aged 81, Thomas in Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital) in 1963 at 68 years; parents Thomas Coke and Rebecca, nee Cox 

Herring, R

Married, 52 Cramer Street, Preston  



Robert, labourer  Private, 3 Pioneer Battalion  His wife Ruth was later in Bell Street, South Preston  He returned to Australia in November, 1918 after being wounded in the chest  The family were in Raglan Street between Plenty Road and Hotham Street when Robert attended the school  A son, Albert (1917) served in the Second World War    Born Sandhurst, died in Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital?)  19 April, 1966 aged 76; parents William George and Isabella Anne nee TAYLOR; married Ruth MARTIN, 1912

Heslop, G G

Single, Heyington Place, Toorak



George Gordon, Veterinary Surgeon  As a Major in the Army Veterinary Corps, he was the highest ranking officer on the Roll   He was the son of Shire of Preston Cr  Robert Heslop (1890-93) who was then living in Wonthaggi  George Heslop was Mentioned in Despatches and awarded  The Heslop family lived in Bell Street between High and Mary Streets, and also had an extensive property to the north of Bundoora Park, father Robert listed as an auctioneer  Born

  Hawthorn, died in Glenhuntly, 1983 at 95 years; parents Robert and Mary Gruber, nee NOBLE; ; married Muriel SCOTT, 1932

Heslop, W H

Single, 'The Wattles', Wonthaggi



William Pryce, grazier and student, brother of above  He was living with his parents in Wonthaggi  Lieutenant, Australian Flying Corps, Heslop was granted eight months leave on full pay after the war to study for the Matriculation Certificate of the University of London   Born in Preston, died at Wangaratta in 1983, aged 88; the Death registration has his given names as William Jonathon Snelling Pryce, ; parents Robert and Mary Gruber, nee NOBLE; married

  Mary Evelyn Mary COOPER, 1939

Hills, W *

Single, Annie Street, Preston



William Henry Hills, plumber  Private, 23 Infantry Battalion  For reasons that are unclear, Hills remained in England for another fourteen months after the Armistice and did not embark for return until March, 1920   His father, also William, was for many years the caretaker at Preston Park and later of the Preston City Hall  Annie Street no longer exists - it appears to have been the western end of today's Asling Street running from Fettling Street west a  "fence", probably that odd little bend midway along Asling Street    Born Hastings, died in Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital) in 1965, aged 73; parents William and Lucretia Anne nee CAREY

Hodcroft, A

Single, 10 Warrs Avenue, Preston



Lewis Turner, driver   10 Warr's Avenue, Preston, brother of James and they were the only two of the name to enlist   Both brothers appear to have been additions to the Board after the unveiling  Born Northcote, died in Fitzroy in 1941 aged 48; parents William and Elizabeth, nee HALL; married Ruth JOHNSON, 1920

Hodcroft, J

Single, 10 Warrs Avenue, Preston



James, horse driver   10 Warr's Avenue, South Preston  Sergeant Major, 13th Light Horse, Middle East  Returned February, 1919 on Special Leave granted to those that had served four years  Born Northcote, died 6 November, 1933 at Mont Park, aged 41 and interred Fawkner Cemetery … "late of Preston, dearly loved husband of Mabel, loving father of James"  It is not clear whether his death at Mont Park was related to war service   parents William and Elizabeth, nee HALL; married Mabel BUTTERS, 1919

Holliday, J *

Single, Mary Street, Preston



John Charles, driver  Private, 46 Infantry Battalion  He was the son of John William Holliday, the senior officer at Preston Fire Station (later Preston Shire Inspector and with the Electricity Supply Department) who also enlisted   Both men returned, John senior early in 1918, discharged on the basis of his age, then 46  One of his brothers Francis was killed in action  John junior was closely connected with the First Preston Boy Scouts Troop after the war   Born Footscray, died Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital?) In 1977, aged 78; parents John William and Mary Elizabeth, nee THOMPSON; married Lillian May SHACKLOCK, 1922

Hooker, T H

Single, 66 Cramer Street, Preston



Thomas Harold, carrier  Gunner, 2 Field Artillery Battery  Returned to Australia, March, 1918 with a shell wound to the right thigh and discharged in July as medically unfit  Born Preston, died in Preston (8 Osborne Avenue, unmarried), 1 May, 1951, aged 57, parents Thomas and Alice, nee BAKER

Hopkins, H

Single, 50 Gladstone Avenue, Croxton



Harold Edward, bricklayer, brother of James Stanley and John Route  Although the concept of shell shock had yet to be fully realised, Hopkins returned to Australia in November, 1915, suffering from periodic fits  Sapper, 2nd Field Company Engineers  Born South Yarra, died in Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital?) in 1974 at 77 years; parents James and Rosamund North, nee THOMSON

Hopkins, S

Single, 50 Gladstone Avenue, Croxton



James Stanley, brother of Harold Edward and John Route   Listed as a plumber, he served as a Sergeant in the 2 Field Company Engineers and was awarded a Distinguished Conduct Medal and Military Medal   Born in Preston, he died at 38 years in the Melbourne General Hospital East Melbourne on 17 May, 1927 … "beloved husband of Mary Hopkins"; interred Strathallan Cemetery, Preston  Parents James and Rosamund North, nee THOMSON, married Mary Catarina PAARMAN, 1919

Hopkins, J R

Married, High Street Northcote



John Route, plumber and gasfitter, died of influenza 11 February 1919 just after embarking for the journey home  "Jack" arrived in England in August, 1918 but did not serve in action after being incapacitated for a couple of months after suffering a knee injury in a military sports day tug-of-war  There is evidence he tried to enlist in late 1915 when he was single and living in an unknown address in Preston, but was for unknown reasons rejected  Parents James and Rosamund North, nee THOMSON, married Catherine Margaret PLOUGH in 1907, she died in Preston a year later at just 22 years of age; re-married Alice Benoit Hopkins (nee WHITE) in 1916

Horwood, L

Single, 43 Gower Street, Preston



Leonard   Two brothers who died in service were not shown on the school board- Edwin ("Dinnie") died in Preston 20 July, 1917 of tuberculosis attributed to gas poisoning in France, and Robert William, killed in action, 26 July, 1916  Both were born in Broadford and probably arrived in Preston after their schooling was completed   Leonard Horwood by the time of the Second World War was secretary of the Preston branch of the Returned Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen's Imperial League of Australia (later simply the R S L)  He had two sons; Maurice and Alan served in the Second World War, the latter dying of an unknown illness in Melbourne in March, 1943 while serving with an  anti-aircraft battery   Born Broadford, died in Preston in 1965 at 68 years;  parents William and Emily Horwood (nee MCLEOD); married Eileen FOTHERGILL, 1920

Howe, G F

Single, 12 Hotham Street, Preston



George Frederick, farmer  Lance Sergeant, 38 Infantry Battalion  Listed as either farmer or leather dresser, Howe died of wounds, 28 May 1917  He was a son of James Peter Howe, co-founder of Howe Leather in High Street and before his

  death in December, 1917; President of the Shire of Preston  Howe senior was a Member of the Legislative Assembly in New South Wales before the family moved to Victoria   Born Redfern, Sydney, parents James Peter (late) and Annie Emma Howe (nee BURCHMORE)

Howse, A

Married, 119 Bell Street, Preston



Albert, Shire meat inspector  The Howse family had a long history in the meat trade with several shops in Preston and Northcote  "Bert" Howse was a long-term official and player with the Preston Cricket Club and is credited with the revival of the associated baseball club after it ceased operations during the duration of the war  His father John served two terms as a Preston councillor, from 1893-1897 and from 1900 to 1910, including a term as Shire President in 1903-1904   Private, 59 Infantry Battalion   Born South Morang, he died suddenly at his home, 21 Clifton Grove, Preston in 1940, aged 50 … " dearly beloved husband of Bertha Mabel and loved father of Albert Laurence"; (also noted as Treasurer of the Preston A N A) , interred Coburg General Cemetery; parents John and Catherine, nee LOAN

Howse, F

Single, Raglan Street, Preston



Frederick Bernard, brother of Alfred and also a meat inspector, he also listed their father John in Raglan Street as next of kin  Born Yan Yean, died in a Mount St  Evin's private hospital in Fitzroy on 8 September,  1931 at 52 years of  age … " dearly beloved husband of Kathleen Howse, 35 Deepdene-road, Deepdene, and father of  John, brother of Dan, Kate (Mrs  Newell), John  Tom, Grace, Will and Bert"    Parents John and Catherine, nee LOAN married Kathleen Alicia CAREY, 1924

Hughes, C J M *

Single, Killara Street, Preston



Claude John Mills, hat maker, brother of Harold John  A real mystery - he is listed as C  J  M  on Preston Memorial and National Archives have a file under this name (SRN 3807), but there is nothing in AWM records of his embarkation   Archives suggest he was discharged on arrival back in Australia in May, 1917 after suffering a severe gunshot to the head (confirmed Leader, 30 September, 1916)  Born Port Melbourne, died Heidelberg (Repatriation Hospital?) in 1980 aged  88; parents Claude John Mills and Emily Eliza, nee HOTCHKINS/HOLHINS), married Ethel May SPARROW, 1921

Hughes, H J G

Single, Killara Street, Preston



Harold John Gibson, clerk, brother of Claude John    He spent around three weeks at Seymour Camp and was admitted to Base Hospital with corns, apparently as a result of a deformed foot and was discharged in June on medical grounds  Born Albert Park, nothing definite traced post-war, based on age he may have been the Harold Hughes who died in Castlemaine in 1971, aged 78, parents unidentified 

Isaacs, P

Married, Horace Street, Malvern



Percival Richmond ISAAC, schoolteacher   Lieutenant, 13 Light Horse Regiment, he spent three years in Egypt and Palestine  While the Rev Abraham Isaac (Methodist) and his family were not long term residents of the district, they were in GO.O.C.h Street, Thornbury for three or four years while Percy was teaching at South Preston circa 1904   He was teaching at Burnley State School and living with his wife Caroline in Malvern when he enlisted  A year younger brother,

  Cyril also worked for the Education Department as Supervisor of Gardens and Grounds and served as a Lieutenant, 58 Infantry Battalion and almost certainly would have attended the school     Born Moorabbin, died in Dandenong in 1930 aged 47, parents Abraham and Mary, nee JUDD

Jamieson, B

Single, Newcastle Street, Preston



Benjamin Frederick, labourer  Driver, 39 Battalion   Brothers George, Thomas and Stanley Wallace (the latter not shown on the Roll) also enlisted  Stanley was 18 when he enlisted in October 1918 and was discharged from camp a few weeks later after the Armistice was signed   Born Preston, died 1984 at Thomastown, aged 87; parents George Henry and Selina, nee REYNOLDS

Jamieson, G

Single, Newcastle Street, Preston



George   Graham, labourer  Served as Private, 2 Dental Unit  Brother of Benjamin above, Thomas below  The youngest brother Stanley enlisted 31 01 1917 and discharged as underage after 99 days in camp, then re-enlisted 15 10 1918, but was not called up due to demobilisation   Born Preston, died 1948 in Melbourne, aged 60  Parents George Henry and Selina, nee REYNOLDS

Jamieson’, T

Single, Newcastle Street, Preston



Walter Thomas, driver  Brother to Benjamin and George  His military history is unclear - he was hospitalised briefly while in camp after a fall from a horse and released for light duties, but from that point there is no record  He did  not embark and was obviously discharged for reasons that remain unclear  Born Preston, died in 1958 in West Coburg, aged 68  Parents George Henry and Selina, nee REYNOLDS

Johnston’ S

Married,  Showers Street, Preston



Stephen JOHNS, farrier   Served as a shoeing smith with 1st Divisional Signal Company   Returned suffering from venereal disease July 1915 and served out the war as a driver with the Australian Army Service Corps on Home service  The address, shown only as 'Auckla Villa,' Showers Street, was also later quoted for the re-married mother of John James Cameron, Mrs Jessie May McNally  Johns is noted as dying in East Preston, February, 1968, aged 84    Born Brighton, parents Steven Dee and Eliza, nee WATTS

Johnston, C

Single,12 South Street, Preston



Cyril Stanley, clerk  Embarked as a Driver, promoted through the ranks to Lieutenant, First Divisional Ammunition Column  Brother of Gordon Francis, below  He was a clerk with the Victorian Railways and as such needed the  Department's permission to enlist  Born Buninyong, died Box Hill South in 1977, aged 82; parents Patrick and Emily, nee CHENHALL, married Myra May HOWARD, 1925

Johnston, G

Single, 12 South Street, Preston



Gordon Francis, clerk  Brother of Cyril  Gunner, 2 Field Artillery Brigade  He survived the war and his archives contain a letter written in 1942 from 21 Martin street, Preston regarding unclaimed medals (he mistakenly believed an officer had recommended him for a Meritorious Service Medal)   Born Buninyong, died in Preston, 1958 at 58 years; parents Patrick and Emily, nee CHENHALL  Married Emily Elizabeth KELLER, 1923 (sister of Carl Stanley and William Arthur below)

Jones, C W T

Single, 91 Plenty Road, Preston



George William Thomas, bricklayer  Served as Driver, 4 Ammunition Column  A big man for the times at 6'2'' and 13 stone, he survived unscathed; archives have him living in Walter Street, Northcote in 1926  Born Launceston, he died in   Northcote in 1927 at 32 years, but there is nothing in his military  archive to suggest his early demise was related to war service; parents William John and Louisa, nee GALLEY

Jordan, A

Single,  19 Flett Street, South Preston



Alfred George Augustus, Single, 19 Flett Street, South Preston  His father was deceased, and his mother re-married as Mrs Elizabeth James  He was killed in action near Ypres, Belgium, 29 September, 1917  The Leader noted an enlarged photograph of Jordan being unveiled at the South Preston Methodist Sunday School in Yann Street in memory of his sacrifice  Born Preston, died Donvale in 1981 at 87 years; parents Julius and Anne, nee WILKINSON

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