Ceres Names

Alexander ANDERSONAnzac hat

Service No: 2613
Rank Private
Unit 46th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement

Born 1882, Lismore, Victoria
Son of William and Christina Anderson from Winchelsea
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Farmer

Alexander enlisted 2/03/1916 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 20/10/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A17 Port Lincoln
Served in France
Returned to Australia 12/5/1918
His name is listed on the Ceres honour board.

At the conclusion of Alexander’s service he returned home to live back with Catherine and their two children on the farm in Winchelsea. He died at Geelong in 1954.

 


 

Anzac hat KIACharles Leslie Wallace ANDERSON

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Service No: 2368
Rank Private
Unit 46th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement

Born 1897, Ceres
Son of William and Christina Anderson from Strathlachlan, Mount Moriac
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Student

Charles enlisted 15/05/1916 at Geelong
He embarked for overseas 7/09/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A15 Port Sydney
Served in Western Front
Killed in action 11/4/1917 at Bullecourt, aged 20, and has no known grave. Following his death, a fellow soldier wrote to his brother, stating “I am proud to be able to tell you that Wallace was a hero. Under fire he was cool and collected and set his mates a fine example. He was wounded in the hand but refused to give in – he was shot dead while endeavouring to fetch a box of bombs to the trench….all his mates send you their sympathy in your great loss“.

His name is listed on the Ceres honour board.

 


Anzac hatJohn Nelson ANDERSON

Service No: 3347
Rank Private
Unit 60th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement

Born 1896, Ceres
Son of Charles and Margaret Anderson from Tasman, Ceres
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Farmer

John enlisted 1/05/1917 at Geelong
He embarked for overseas 16/07/1917 from Sydney on HMAT A16 Port Melbourne
Served in France
Returned to Australia 23/7/1919
His name is listed on the Ceres and Barrabool honour boards.

After the war John returned home to live and work on the farm at Tasman, Ceres where he continued to live until he retired and moved to Belmont. He married Vida Johns in 1928, together they had a daughter. John died at Belmont in 1964.

 


Anzac hatLeonard Charles ANDERSON

Service No: 2306
Rank Driver
Unit 2nd Field Company Engineers, Reinforcement 11

Born 1892, Ceres
Son of Charles and Margaret Anderson from Ceres
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Farmer

Leonard enlisted 14/07/1915 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 9/11/1915 from Sydney on HMAT A72 Beltana
Served in France
Returned to Australia 28/3/1919
His name is listed on the Ceres and Barrabool honour boards.

After the war Leonard returned to farm at the Barrabool Hills. He married Frances Gugger in 1926 and they had four children. In retirement Leonard moved to Manifold Heights, Geelong. He died at Grovedale in 1982.

 


Anzac hatHorace Edney BECK

Service No: 19
Rank Corporal
Unit Machine Gun Company 10

Born 15/8/1893, Ceres
Son of Robert and Esther Beck from Newtown
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Labourer

Horace enlisted 7/03/1916 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 27/05/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A11 Ascanius
Served in France
Returned to Australia 9/3/1919
His name is listed on the Ceres honour board.

After the war Horace lived in Echuca before moving back to Corio and then marrying Vera Seal in 1937. On February 26, 1942 Horace enlisted in WW2 reaching the rank of Sergeant before being discharched on 18 October 1945 from the 6 Battalion Volunteer Defence Corps. Horace died at Lorne in 1975.

 


Anzac hatSamuel Leonard HALE

Service No: 826
Rank Private
Unit 8th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement

Born 1895, Ceres.
Son of Charles and Rachael Hale from Inverleigh.
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Station Hand.

Samuel enlisted 9/11/1914 at Geelong
He embarked for overseas 13/04/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Served in Gallipoli, Egypt
Returned to Australia 19/1/1919
His name is listed on the Ceres honour board.

At the conclusion of Samuel’s war service he returned to live in Inverleigh as a labourer. He married Myrtle Hornsby in 1919 and they had one child. He trained for the police force and by 1931 he was living in Geelong as a police constable. He had a number of postings around Melbourne and the family moved with each one. Samuel died at Heidelberg in 1966.

 


John James LAMB

Service No: 3574
Rank Private
Unit 22nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement

Born 31/3/1897, Ceres
Son of John and Ada Lamb from Ceres
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Farmer

John enlisted 24/07/1915 at Geelong
He embarked for overseas 5/01/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A19 Afric
Served in Egypt, Western Front
Killed in action 19/7/1916
His name is listed on the Ceres honour board.

 


Anzac hatHerbert LEIGH

Service No: 25873
Rank Bombardier
Unit Field Artillery Brigade 12, Reinforcement 4

Born 1890, Ceres
Son of William and Mary Leigh from Ceres.
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer.

Herbert enlisted 24/02/1916 at Geelong
He embarked for overseas 1/08/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A67 Orsova
Served in France
Returned to Australia 21/3/1919
His name is listed on the Ceres and Barrabool honour boards.

After his service in the war Herbert returned to farming at Ceres. He married Clarice Hunt in 1930. In his later years he was living in Belmont before he died at Highton in 1968.

 


John Norman MANN

Service No: 2077
Rank Lance Corporal
Unit 29th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

Born 1896, Ceres.
Son of John and Janet Mann from Ceres.
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer.

John enlisted 17/07/1915 at Geelong.
He embarked for overseas 18/02/1918 from Melbourne on HMAT A70 Ballarat
Served in Western Front
Killed in action 29/8/1918
His name is listed on the Ceres and Barrabool honour boards.

 


Charles Henry SMITH

Service No: 3256
Rank   Private
Unit   21st Battalion

Born 1893, Balmoral, Vic.
Son of Charles and Emily Smith from Ceres.
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a lorry driver.

Charles enlisted 10/07/1915 at Geelong.
He embarked for overseas 18/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire.
Served in Egypt, Western Front
Killed in action 19/7/1916
His name is listed on the Ceres honour board.

 


Names not on Honour Board, with a Next of Kin connection to Ceres ….


 

Anzac hatWilliam Errold James HILL

Service No: 4642
Rank Private
Unit Light Horse, February 1918 – Reinforcements (April 1918)

Born 1898, Geelong
Son of  William and Blanche Hill from Ceres
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Farm hand

William enlisted 21/09/1917 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 30/04/1918 from Sydney on SS Port Darwin
Served in Egypt
Returned to Australia 3/7/1919

After the war William returned to farming at Ceres before working as a miner near Wonthaggi and then returning to Geelong West working as a quarry hand. He married Elizabeth Monahan in 1927 and they had six children. William died at Geelong in 1971 aged 73.

 


Anzac hat KIAClarence Hubert OATES

Service No: 5169
Rank Private
Unit 11th Battalion, 16th Reinforcement

Born 1886, Castlemaine
Son of  James and Annie Oates from The Vicarage, Ceres
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Shop assistant

Clarence enlisted 5/02/1916 at
He embarked for overseas 31/03/1916 from Freemantle, WA  on HMAT A9 Shropshire
Served in France
Killed in action 16/6/1917


Frederick Francis PILLAR

Service No: 3122
Rank Private
Unit 37th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement

Born 1890, Portarlington
Son of  Frederick and Elizabeth Pillar from Ceres
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Labourer

Frederick enlisted 27/10/1916 at Warrnambool
He embarked for overseas 19/02/1917 from Melbourne on HMAT A70 Ballarat
Served in Western Front
Killed in action 4/10/1917


Anzac hatHenry Alexander VIENET

Service No: 6075
Rank Private
Unit 2nd Australian General Hospital, Special Reinforcements

Born 18/4/1915, Waurn Ponds
Son of Charles and Elizabeth Vienet from Ceres
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Farm hand

Henry enlisted 10/05/1915 at Geelong
He embarked for overseas 20/08/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A55 Kyarra
Served in Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Returned to Australia 31/3/1919

At the conclusion of Henry’s service he returned home to Geelong. His occupation was as a farmer. In 1924 he married Gertrude McKissock they moved to Merton Grove, Geelong and Henry worked as a bricklayer. Here they raised their daughter. Henry died at Geelong in 1979.

 


Anzac hatEdward Charles VIENET

Service No: 489
Rank Sergeant
Unit 6th Battalion, Headquarters

Born 20/7/1894, Mount Moriac
Son of Charles and Elizabeth Vienet from Ceres
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Blacksmith

Edward enlisted 18/08/1914 at Richmond
He embarked for overseas 19/10/1914 from Melbourne on HMAT A20 Hororata
Served in France
He was decorated with the Military Medal
Discharged in England to take up employment as Australian Munition worker – he was permanently unfit for general service. 20/6/1917

After his discharege in England to take up employment as Australian Munition worker in England. During he stay he married Claire Price in 1917, County Warwickshire and in 1918 they had their first child. The following year, Edward and his family returned to Australia aboard the ‘Kenilworth Castle’ arriving on 14th February 1919 in Albany, WA. They lived in Geelong where Edward worked as an engineer and mechanic. He died at Ormond in 1948.

 


Those from Ceres located on Barrabool Honour Board

  • GLEESON, Cyril Joseph
  • GUGGER, Samuel John
  • HELMS, Henry James
  • MANN, James Henry
  • McADAM, William
  • VIENET, Edward Charles
  • VIENET, Gabriel Louis

 

 

 

 

 

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