First World War : Heidelberg

Latest : All files updated February, 2017  The Great War and its impact of the Shire of Heidelberg, then as now Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Greensborough and Diamond Creek, but at the time of the Great War also including Fairfield and Alphington.   

The In Memoriam Rolls and Enlistments Rolls (especially Darebin) have a significant number of 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.


















 




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In Memoriam Roll

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UPDATED February, 2016  The Honour Roll of those from the Shire of Heidelberg that gave their lives in service during the Great War  (Alphington, Fairfield, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Macleod, Mont Park, Nillumbik (Diamond Creek), Rosanna)  n line with the extract of the Index, more details on embarkations and places of burial

In Memoriam (Index)

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NEW FEBRUARY, 2017  A quick one-line per casualty index to those included in the full memorial Roll above.  289 entries - around 160 are connected to today’s City of Banyule, the remainder Alphington and Fairfield, now part of Darebon

Enlistment Rolls :

Shire of  Heidelberg

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UPDATED January, 2017 Circa 1,150 in total plus about 100 that were rejected from Active Service. Districts covered : Heidelberg, Ivanhoe, Diamond Creek, Greensborough, Macleod, Mont Park plus Fairfield and Alphington which at the time of the war were separated Ridings within the Shire of Heidelberg.

 Women In Uniform :

 WikiNorthia

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UPDATED January, 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

Sundry war-related stuff:

Warringal Cemetery

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NEW : January, 2017  Although not generally recognised as such locally, the Warringal Cemetery comes under the auspices of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission with 17 official” War Graves from WW1 and 12 from WW2, but our research reveals almost many “unofficial”  burials of those dying after being discharged and thus not recognised as casualties of the conflict.

1918 : No 16 Australian General Hospital

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New : January, 2017  Incorrectly named as as “16 A.G.H Macleod” instead of Mont Park, but nevertheless an interesting insight into the facility just after most of the patients and staff at the Base Hospital in St. Kilda Road were transferred to Mont Park and 11 AGH in Kooyong Road, Caulfield

1919 : Curative Training at Mont Park

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NEW : December, 2016  A fascinating insight into the post-war “curative” training provided at Mont Park to assist wounded men find their way back to normal life. From “Repatriation’, December, 1919 - (A Monthly Bulletin Published by the Department of Repatriation for Information of its Local Committees and all interested in the Return to Civil Life of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Forces)

Shire of Heidelberg


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