Compiled for OzSportsHistory by Brian Membrey

First World War : Eltham

Latest : Updated February, 2018  The Great War and its impact of the Shire of Eltham, spread across many small towns and hamlets, but then also including Yarra Glen   

The In Memoriam Rolls and Enlistments Rolls there are two or three additions 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  

This is pretty much the last of any of this material as every avenue possible has been investigated and the chances of additions are about as likely as a lightning strike - early 2017 has also seen the end - finally after about five years  - of National Archives loading of MT1486/1, the records of those that volunteered but who did not serve for a variety reasons



In Memoriam Roll

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UPDATED February, 2018 New entries : DUCKETT, James Percival and TRIPP, John Ernest Howard (aka HOWARD-TRIPP).  Also a background of the Shire of Eltham Memorial Tower at Kangaroo Ground

UPDATED October, 2017  upgrades includes two new names Ludlow Bartrop and Haughton Nicholson, both mentioned at the opening of the Kinglake Memorial Church - the Memorials section now includes the Church destroyed by fire in 2009  There are also expanded Embarkation and Burial ground details for many of the casualties

In Memoriam (Index)


UPDATED October, 2017  A quick one-line per casualty index to those included in the full memorial Roll above,   Currently 126 entries

Yarra Glen : In Memoriam Roll

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UNCHANGED   Extract of the Eltham Roll for those specific to Yarra Glen and districts now outside today's Nillumbik  (the original was forwarded to the Yarra Glen Historical Society at the time of compilation, but did not engender the courtesy of a response, hence no more time will be spent in updating   

Enlistment Rolls :

Shire of Eltham

The full list of all known enlistments from the towns and hamlets scattered across the expanse of the Shire of Eltham as it existed in 1914 (including Yarra Glen) Over 650 in total

Women In Uniform :


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UPDATE February, 2018 An addition Annie Frances GRIFFIN from West Brunswick who unfortunately became a victim of the war when she died in the Caulfield Repatriation Hospital on 11 June, 1922.

UPDATED October, 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

Shire of Eltham