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First World War : Eltham

Latest : Updated June, 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


UPDATED January, 2019  Check the Index below for new entries Now around 140 in total

In Memoriam (Index)


UPDATED January, 2019  A quick one-line per casualty index to those included in the full memorial Roll above,   Currently circa 140 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

UPDATED January, 2019  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.  This Index has a major update adding embarkation details  plus complete details of next of kin

Women In Uniform :


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UPDATE January, 2019 (minor)

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