Deans Marsh names

Anzac hatHorace Joseph ARMISTEAD

Service No:    1200
Rank:             Private
Unit:               13th Light Horse Regiment, 6th Reinforcement

Born 18/8/1895, Boonah
Son of John and Harriet Armistead from Boonah
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Horace enlisted 9/06/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 27/10/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A38 Ulysses
Served in France
Returned to Australia 15/1/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Deans Marsh Residents
– Lorne SS

After the war Horace lived back at Boonah, married Dorothy Evans from Anglesea in 1921. They had two children. Horace and Dorothy farmed in Bungador near Cobden before moving to Colac where Horace died in 1962.

 

Anzac hat KIAErnest John ARMISTEAD

Armistead

Australian War Memorial

Service No:    2216
Rank:             Private
Unit:               22nd Battalion, 4th Reinforcement

Born 1891, Boonah
Son of John and Harriet Armistead from Boonah
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Ernest enlisted 23/06/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 27/09/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A20 Hororata
Served in Egypt, Western Front
Killed in Action 27/7/1916
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatWalter James ARMISTEADArmistead-WJ

Service No:    278
Rank:             Driver
Unit:               Machine Gun Company 2, Reinforcement 3

Born 1883, Deans Marsh
Son of John and Harriet Armistead from Boonah
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Walter enlisted 22/03/1916 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 4/05/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A17 Port Lincoln
Served in Western Front
Returned to Australia 17/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Deans Marsh Residents
– Lorne SS

After the war Walter lived back in Boohah working as a labourer before he married Edith Trigg in 1920 and later they moved to Larpent (Colac) where he was a farmer. Together they had three children. Walter died in 1973 in Camperdown at the age of 80.

 

Anzac hatJohn Thomas BENNETT

Service No:    7453
Rank:             Private
Unit:               14th Battalion, 25th Reinforcement

Born 1896, Deans Marsh
Son of Frederick and Mary Bennett from Boonah
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farm labourer

John enlisted 25/01/1917 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 21/11/1917 from Melbourne on HMAT A71 Nestor
Served in France
Returned to Australia 12/5/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatHerbert George BENNETT

Service No:    2122
Rank:             Private
Unit:               24th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement

Born 1894, Bambra
Son of John and Mary Bennett from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a driver

Herbert enlisted 1/04/1915 at Broadmeadows as a single man
He embarked for overseas 27/09/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A20 Hororata
Served in France
Returned to Australia 8/4/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatAlbert Edward BOX

Service No:    522
Rank:             Sergeant
Unit:               4th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron

Born 1892, Deans Marsh
Son of William and Mary Box from Elliminyt
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a dairyman

Albert enlisted 22/08/1914 at Broadmeadows as a single man
He embarked for overseas 19/10/1914 from Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Served in Gallipoli, Egypt
Returned to Australia 12/7/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatWilliam James BOX

Service No:    997
Rank:             Private
Unit:               13th Light Horse Regiment, 4th Reinforcement

Born 1885, Deans Marsh
Son of William and Mary Box from Elliminyt
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a carpenter

William enlisted 19/07/1915 at Colac as a single man
He embarked for overseas 27/09/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A20 Hororata
Served in France
Returned to Australia 15/5/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatJohn Walter CHALMAN

Service No:    4991
Rank:             Private
Unit:               23rd Battalion, 13th Reinforcement

Born 1885, Winchelsea
Son of Daniel and Mary Chalman from Carlton
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

John enlisted 21/02/1916 at Melbourne as a married man
He embarked for overseas 19/07/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A26 Armadale
Served in France
Returned to Australia 12/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Wensleydale SS
– Wurdale
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatCecil Alfred COOPER

Service No:    3303
Rank:             Driver
Unit:               6th Field Company Engineers

Born 1890, Deans Marsh
Son of Alfred and Caroline Cooper from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Cecil enlisted 2/08/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 24/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic
Served in France
Returned to Australia 23/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatJames Arthur COOPER

Service No:    1549
Rank:             Private
Unit:               4th Light Horse Regiment, 12th Reinforcement

Born 1891, Deans Marsh
Son of Alfred and Caroline Cooper from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

James enlisted 8/07/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 23/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic
Served in France
Returned to Australia 11/5/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatJames DREWRY

Service No:    5361
Rank:             Private
Unit:               5th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement

Born 1882, Bambra
Son of John and Mary Drewry from Bambra
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

James enlisted 7/03/1916 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 3/07/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A33 Ayrshire
Served in France
Returned to Australia 2/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatBernard Joseph DREWRY

Service No:    1994
Rank:             Private
Unit:               22nd Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

Born 1894, Bambra
Son of John and Mary Drewry from Bambra
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Bernard enlisted 4/05/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 26/08/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A68 Anchises
Served in Gallipoli, France
He was decorated with the Military Medal
Returned to Australia 25/1/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hat KIAGeorge Edward FEWSTER

Service No:    4778
Rank:             Lieutenant
Unit:               6th Battalion, 15th Reinforcement

Born 1892, Brunswick
Son of John and Alice Fewster from Coburg
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

George enlisted 1/09/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 7/03/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Served in Egypt, Western Front
Killed in Action 4/7/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatLeslie Ernest Hector FORD

Service No:    5331
Rank:             Sergeant
Unit:               21st Battalion, 14th Reinforcement

Born 1891, Ceres
Son of Theo and Ellen Ford from Euroa
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a accountant

Leslie enlisted 14/12/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 28/07/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A32 Themistocles
Served in England
Returned to Australia 15/12/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatLyle Thomas Edwin FORD

Service No:    2185
Rank:             Gunner
Unit:               1st Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement

Born 1891, Wagga
Son of William and Sarah Ford from Uranquinty, NSW
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a agent

Lyle enlisted 20/10/1915 at Cootamundra, NSW as a single man
He embarked for overseas 21/03/1916 from Sydney on HMAT A26 Armadale
Served in France
Returned to Australia 20/4/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hat KIAMelville Claude FOX

Service No:    1640
Rank:             Private
Unit:               38th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement

Born 1894, Murtoa
Son of Robert and Augusta Fox from Bambra
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Melville enlisted 1/03/1916 at Mildura as a single man
He embarked for overseas 20/06/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A54 Runic
Served in France
Killed in Action 13/10/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hat KIAFrancis Joseph GANNON

Service No:    3532
Rank:             Private
Unit:               22nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement

Born 1887, Murroon
Son of Richard and Ellen Gannon from Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Francis enlisted 24/09/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 18/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Served in Western Front
Killed in Action 15/7/1916
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatWilliam Richard GRANT

W.R. Grant

News of the Week

Service No:    185
Rank:             Private
Unit:               MTS 44 SC

Born 1892, Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

William enlisted 17/08/1914 at Geelong as a married man
He embarked for overseas 19/10/1914 from Melbourne on HMAT A24 Benalla
Served in Gallipoli, Egypt
Returned to Australia 9/9/1915
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatWilliam John GREEN

Service No:    2914
Rank:             Private
Unit:               29th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement

Born 1891, Birregurra
Son of John and Elizabeth Green from Little River
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farm manager

William enlisted 8/01/1916 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 4/04/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A14 Euripides
Served in France
Returned to Australia 12/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hat KIAAlfred Ernest GREEN

Service No:    2192
Rank:             Private
Unit:               46th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement

Born 1892, Birregurra
Son of John and Elizabeth Green from Little River
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Alfred enlisted 6/03/1916 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 16/08/1916 from Melbourne on RMS Orontes
Served in Western Front
Killed in Action 11/4/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hat KIACharles Douglas HANNAMHannam CD

Service No:    3761
Rank:             Private
Unit:               14th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement

Born 1886, Camperdown
Son of William and Elizabeth Hannam from Bannockburn
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a bushman

Charles enlisted 26/07/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 23/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic
Served in Egypt
Died as a result of disease 14/8/1916
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatRowland Owen HOEY (FRITH)

Service No:    2037
Rank:             Private
Unit:               29th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

Born 1896, Geelong
Son of Walter and Henrietta Frith from Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Rowland enlisted 23/10/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 18/02/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A70 Ballarat
Served in France
Returned to Australia 8/4/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatEdgar Arthur HOLTHAM

Service No:    57435
Rank:             Private
Unit:               4th General Service Reinforcements (Egypt) (Victoria)

Born 13/8/1899, Murroon
Son of John and Martha Holtham from Murroon
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Edgar enlisted 26/04/1918 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 17/08/1918 from Sydney on HMAT A15 Port Sydney
Served in Egypt
Returned to Australia 28/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatArthur Norman HOPGOOD

Service No:    208
Rank:             Private
Unit:               6th Battalion, B Company

Born 1894, Richmond
Son of George and Sarah Hopgood from Carlton
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a brassfounder

Arthur enlisted 17/08/1914 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 19/10/1914 from Melbourne on HMAT A20 Hororata
Served in France
Returned to Australia 23/10/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatErnest Osborne HUNT

Service No:    68820
Rank:             Private
Unit:               15th General (Victorian) Reinforcements

Born 3/9/1899, Deans Marsh
Son of George and Sarah Hunt from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Ernest enlisted 16/05/1918 at Ararat as a single man
He embarked for overseas 22/10/1918 from Adelaide on HMAT A36 Boonah
While in transit for active service overseas the ship was recalled because the armistice had been signed.
Returned to Australia 22/01/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatCharles Sumner HUNT

Service No:    791
Rank:             Private
Unit:               8th Battalion, G Company

Born 1894, Birregurra
Son of Thomas and Fanny Hunt from Pennyroyal
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a railway porter

Charles enlisted 19/08/1914 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 19/10/1914 from Melbourne on HMAT A24 Benalla
Served in France
Returned to Australia 23/10/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents
– Pennyroyal

 

Anzac hatWilliam Charles Samuel MANSELL

Mansell

Australian War Memorial

Service No:    5718
Rank:             Driver
Unit:               7th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement

Born 1891, Hawthorn
Son of Charles and Mary Mansell from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a blacksmith

William enlisted 25/01/1916 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 3/07/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A33 Ayrshire
Served in France
Returned to Australia 12/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatHenry Donald McDONALD

Service No:    1779
Rank:             Private
Unit:               8th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement

Born 1894, Lorne
Son of Thomas and Margaret McDonald from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a engine driver

Henry enlisted 7/01/1915 at Deans Marsh as a single man
He embarked for overseas 14/04/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Served in Gallipoli, France, Western Front
Returned to Australia 2/7/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatPeter MILLS

Service No:    4458
Rank:             Private
Unit:               24th Battalion, 11th Reinforcement

Born 1887, Deans Marsh
Nephew of John and Isabell Mills from Albury, NSW
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a engineer

Peter enlisted 26/01/1916 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 21/03/1916 from Melbourne on RMS Malwa
Served in France, England
Returned to Australia 12/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatCharles Albert MILLS

Service No:    2696
Rank:             Lance Corporal
Unit:               50th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement

Born 1886, Deans Marsh
Son of Lewis and Agnes Mills from Hilton, SA
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a railway employee

Charles enlisted 26/02/1916 at Port Pirie, SA as a married man
He embarked for overseas 23/10/1916 from Adelaide on HMAT A16 Port Melbourne
Served in France
Returned to Australia 6/6/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatClifford William MOORE

Service No:    1719
Rank:             Private
Unit:               58th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement

Born 1878, Geelong
Son of Robert and Mary Moore from Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Clifford enlisted 1/02/1916 at Geelong as a married man
He embarked for overseas 4/04/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A14 Euripides
Served in Egypt
Returned to Australia 20/9/1916
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatPercy Charles MOORE

Service No:    1576
Rank:             Lance Corporal
Unit:               5th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

Born 6/10/1893, Geelong
Son of John and Kate Moore from Geelong West
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a carpenter

Percy enlisted 2/12/1914 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 19/02/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A54 Runic
Served in Gallipoli, France
Returned to Australia 30/1/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatGordon John MOORE

Service No:    2274
Rank:             Private
Unit:               5th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement

Born 1893, Geelong
Son of John and Kate Moore from Geelong West
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a carpenter

Gordon enlisted 19/06/1915 at Seymour as a single man
He embarked for overseas 25/06/1915 from Sydney on HMAT A40 Ceramic
Served in Gallipoli, France
Returned to Australia 5/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatStanley Allen MOUNTJOYMountjoy SA

Service No:
Rank:             Major
Unit:               8th Light Horse Regiment, Headquarters

Born 8/1/1889, Lorne
Son of William and Fanny Mountjoy from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a veterinary surgeon

Stanley enlisted 29/11/1914 at Melbourne as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 25/02/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A16 Star of Victoria
Served in Gallipoli, Egypt
Mentioned in Despatches
Returned to Australia 19/11/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Deans Marsh SS
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book
– Pennyroyal

Stanley returned to Kerang as a veterinary surgeon after the war. In 1923 he married Irene Gardiner and they had three children. By 1931 they had moved to Warrnambool Stanley continuing his veterinary practice. In 1973, aged 84 Stanley died.

 

Anzac hatSydney Gordon MOUNTJOYMountjoy SG

Service No:    28488
Rank:             Driver
Unit:               Divisional Ammunition Column 3, Reinforcement 5

Born 1887, Lorne
Son of William and Fanny Mountjoy, husband of Belle and father of William.
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a coach driver

Sydney enlisted 24/05/1916 at Melbourne as a married man
He embarked for overseas 25/10/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A38 Ulysses
Served in France
Returned to Australia 1/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Deans Marsh Residents
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book
– Pennyroyal

After returning from the war to his wife Bella and two children living in Pennyroyal they family continued to live there for at least another five years, Sydney working as a manager. By 1931 Bella was living in Oakleigh and Sydney in Romsey as manager. In 1936 they were both living in Glenhuntly with Sydney continuing his role as a manager. In 1942 they lived in Oakleigh then a move to Carnegie by 1954. Sydney continue to work but his role had changed to an examiner by 1954. He died in Glenhuntly during 1954.

 

Anzac hatAlan Copeland MOUNTJOY

Service No:    9516
Rank:             Driver
Unit:               Field Artillery Brigade 6, Reinforcement 1

Born 1886, Tokunbarry, Vic
Son of Lawrence and Helen Mountjoy from Essendon
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Alan enlisted 27/08/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 22/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A34 Persic
Served in France
Returned to Australia 19/2/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatPercy Lionel Harwood MOUNTJOY

Service No:    102
Rank:             Sergeant
Unit:               8th Light Horse Regiment, A Squadron

Born 1884, Echuca
Son of Lawrence and Helen Mountjoy from Essendon
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Percy enlisted 18/09/1914 at Kerang as a single man
He embarked for overseas 25/02/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A16 Star of Victoria
Served in Gallipoli, Egpyt
Returned to Australia 3/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatEric Malcom MOUSLEY

Mousley EM

contributed by Kim Hamilton

Service No:    2276
Rank:             Private
Unit:               14th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement

Born 29/9/1896, Bambra
Son of Ted and Christina Mousley from Bambra
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Eric enlisted 1/03/1915 at Broadmeadows as a single man
He embarked for overseas 17/06/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A62 Wandilla
Served in Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Returned to Australia 5/4/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatAndrew Reuben MOUSLEY

Mousley Andrew Rueben

contributed by Kim Hamilton

Service No:    2485
Rank:             Private
Unit:               11th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement

Born 1889, Bambra
Son of William and Ellen Mousley from Bambra
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a sleeper hewer

Andrew enlisted 5/05/1915 at Nannup, WA as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 25/06/1915 from Freemantle, WA on HMAT A36 Karoola
Served in Gallipoli
Returned to Australia 15/11/1915
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatLeslie John MOUSLEY

Mousley Les

contributed by Kim Hamilton

Service No:    60727
Rank:             Private
Unit:               8th General (Victorian) Reinforcements

Born 26/4/1899, Bambra
Son of Ted and Christina Mousley from Bambra
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Leslie enlisted 16/05/1918 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 23/07/1918 from Melbourne on HMAT A74 Marathon
Served in England, France
Returned to Australia 28/8/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatAlbert Henry MOUSLEY

Mousley Albert

contributed by Kim Hamilton

Service No:    2540
Rank:             Private
Unit:               56th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement

Born 1888, Beckom, NSW
Son of Albert and Susannah Mousley from Boonah
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farm labourer

Albert enlisted 2/03/1916 at Cootamundra, NSW as a single man
He embarked for overseas 30/09/1916 from Sydney on HMAT A60 Aeneas
Served in France
Returned to Australia 5/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatCecil James MOUSLEY

Mousley Cecil

contributed by Kim Hamilton

Service No:    5409
Rank:             Private
Unit:               5th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement

Born 1892, Boonah
Son of Albert and Susannah Mousley from Boonah via Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Cecil enlisted 7/03/1916 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 3/07/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A33 Ayrshire
Served in France
Returned to Australia 11/1/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatHorace Russell PARKER

Service No:    3222
Rank:             Sapper
Unit:               24th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement

Born 1895, Boonah
Son of George and Eliza Parker from Boonah
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a porter (operating)

Horace enlisted 20/07/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 26/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A73 Commonwealth
Served in France
Returned to Australia 7/2/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatStanley Gordon PARKER

Service No:    3624
Rank:             Private
Unit:               22nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement

Born 1893, Deans Marsh
Son of Albert and Matilda Parker from Boonah
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Stanley enlisted 12/07/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 5/01/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A19 Afric
Served in Western Front
Returned to Australia 2/1/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hat KIALeonard PARKER

Service No:    2114
Rank:             Lance Corporal
Unit:               29th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

Born 1889, Bambra
Son of George and Eliza Parker; husband of Agnes Parker from Noorat
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a carpenter

Leonard enlisted 14/07/1915 at Geelong as a married man
He embarked for overseas 18/02/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A70 Ballarat
Served in Egypt, Western Front
Killed in Action 26/9/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

Leonard Parker (1889 – 1917), a carpenter, born at Bambra, the son of George and Eliza Parker, enlisted in Geelong on 14 July 1915 as a married man. He was attached to the 29th Battalion which embarked for Egypt aboard the HMAT Ballarat on 22 March 1916, six months before his son was born. After some training in England Leonard arrived in France on 23 June 1916. The 29th Battalion fought its first major battle at Fromelles on 19 July 1916. The nature of this battle was summed up by one 29th soldier: “the novelty of being a soldier wore off in about five seconds, it was like a bloody butcher’s shop”.

On 23 Dec 1916 while the battalion was training at Dernancourt, Leonard was promoted to Lance Corporal. Six months later he attended the 5th Division gas school for a week before returning to his unit at Senlis.

In early 1917, the German Army withdrew to the Hindenburg Line, allowing the British front to be advanced. The Germans, however, made selected stands to delay this advance and the 29th Battalion was involved in defeating a counter-attack at Beaumetz on 23 March. They occupied the line from Velu to Bapaume Road. The enemy counter attacked the outpost lines in waves but the battalion held its position. The battalion subsequently missed the heavy fighting to breach the Hindenburg Line during the second battle of Bullecourt as the 8th Brigade was deployed to protect the Division’s flank. The next big battle for Leonard and the 29th battalion was that of Polygon Wood.

They were training at Blaringhem, France (46km south east of Ypres).when they were ordered to head for Ypres. They marched 23km to Steenvoorde. Continuing their daily march the 29th battalion arrived just south of Ypres on 24 September. Early evening the next day they were ordered to move to Hooge immediately. They marched all night arriving at 4.25am encountering heavy bombardment of gas shells while settling in at the tape line. At 5.50am the battalion attacked enemy positions at Polygon Wood, taking the first objective but finding that the brigades on their flanks had not proceeded preventing the 29th battalion from continuing on. At noon they advanced to the final objective achieving that by 1pm. There were enemy counter attacks for the rest of the day which were easily repulsed. Leonard was one of 42 men from the battalion killed in this operation, on 26 September, four of those were from the Surf Coast Shire. He is buried in the vicinity of Polygon Wood and remembered on the memorial there.

 

Anzac hatEdward Cecil PENNY

Service No:    3623
Rank:             Private
Unit:               22nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement

Born 1892, Sussex, England
Son of Edward and Mary Penny from Sussex, England
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Edward enlisted 23/08/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 5/01/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A19 Afric
Served in France
He was decorated with the Distinguished Conduct Medal (DCM)
Returned to Australia 17/3/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatLeslie PRIME

Prime L

Vic. Education Department

Service No:    55198
Rank:             Private
Unit:               5th General (Victorian) Reinforcements

Born 1893, Murroon
Son of Thomas and Louisa Prime from Pennyroyal
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a teacher

Leslie enlisted 3/10/1917 at Camperdown as a single man
He embarked for overseas 5/06/1918 from Sydney on RMS Orontes
Served in England
Returned to Australia 6/9/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents
– Pennyroyal

 

Anzac hatAllan Mason PRIME

Service No:    1720
Rank:             Driver
Unit:               24th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement

Born 1895, Murroon
Son of Thomas and Louisa Prime from Pennyroyal
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a civil servant

Allan enlisted 8/05/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 16/07/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A64 Demosthenes
Served in Gallipoli, France
Returned to Australia 21/3/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents
– Pennyroyal

 

Anzac hat KIAPercy Henry PRIME

Service No:    3227
Rank:             Driver
Unit:               21st Battalion, 7th Reinforcement

Born 1894, Muroon
Son of Thomas and Louisa Prime from Pennyroyal
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Percy enlisted 5/08/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 18/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Served in France
Killed in Action 8/8/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents
– Pennyroyal

 

Anzac hatHarold REEVES

Service No:    8661
Rank:             Corporal
Unit:               Depot Unit Of Supply 5

Born 1892, Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a grocer

Harold enlisted 12/07/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 23/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic
Served in France, England
Returned to Australia 7/11/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatCharles Murdoch RICHES

Service No:    10
Rank:             Corporal
Unit:               3rd Light Horse Brigade, Headquarters

Born 1892, Rupanyup, Vic
Son of John and Margaret Riches from Bendigo
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Charles enlisted 23/09/1914 at Deans Marsh as a single man
He embarked for overseas 25/02/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A16 Star of Victoria
Served in Gallipoli
Returned to Australia 8/3/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents
– Pennyroyal

 

Anzac hatGeorge Leslie SCHRAM

Service No:    3860
Rank:             Private
Unit:               29th Battalion, 9th Reinforcement

Born 1885, Deans Marsh
Son of John and Ruth Schram from Chilwell
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a carpenter

George enlisted 22/05/1916 at Geelong as a married man
He embarked for overseas 19/09/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A73 Commonwealth
Served in sick while at sea
Returned to Australia 22/2/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatGeorge Dudley SEACH

Service No:    1966
Rank:             Private
Unit:               58th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

Born 1892, Winchelsea
Son of Edward and Julia Seach from Egerton
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

George enlisted 17/02/1916 at Geelong as a married man
He embarked for overseas 8/07/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A31 Ajana
Served in France
Returned to Australia 5/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatWilliam Percy SEYMOUR

Service No:    6463
Rank:             Private
Unit:               23rd Battalion, 18th Reinforcement

Born 1888, Irrewillepe, Colac
Son of Edward and Henrietta Seymour. from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a clerk

William enlisted 25/10/1916 at Warrnambool as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 23/11/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A20 Hororata
Served in Western Front
Returned to Australia 7/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS
– Deans Marsh SS

After the war William returned to Lorne working as a bookkeeper the occupation he had prior to enlisting. In 1924 he married Ruby Bloomfield and was living in Balwyn working as a timber worker.  Moonee Ponds was their next home where they were living in 1931 until William died in 1940 aged 51.

 

Anzac hatJohn Thomas SPLATT

Service No:    3950
Rank:             Private
Unit:               5th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement

Born 1893, Echuca
Son of John and Sarah Splatt from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

John enlisted 12/07/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 23/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic
Served in Egypt, Western Front
Returned to Australia 25/3/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatEric Warren SPOWART

Service No:    61212
Rank:             Private
Unit:               10th General (Victorian) Reinforcements

Born 11/5/1899, Deans Marsh
Son of Thomas and Cath Spowart from Geelong West
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a bank clerk

Eric enlisted 10/05/1918 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 31/08/1918 from Melbourne on HMAT A37 Barambah
Served in France
Returned to Australia 6/10/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatErnest SWAYN

Service No:    6097
Rank:             Private
Unit:               14th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement

Born 6/2/1896, Parronyalloak
Son of Andrew and Margaret Swayn from Parronyalloak, Colac
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Ernest enlisted 3/04/1916 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 1/08/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A28 Miltiades
Served in Western Front
Returned to Australia 5/3/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Pennyroyal

 

Anzac hatLeslie SWAYN

Service No:    1421
Rank:             Private
Unit:               7th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement

Born 1892, Deans Marsh
Son of Andrew and Margaret Swayn from Pirron Yallock
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a motor mechanic

Leslie enlisted 9/11/1914 at Colac as a single man
He embarked for overseas 2/02/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A46 Clan McGillivray
Served in Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Returned to Australia 25/1/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatSydney SWAYN

Service No:    6098
Rank:             Private
Unit:               14th Battalion, 19th Reinforcement

Born 1895, Deans Marsh
Son of James and Elizabeth Swayn from Tomahawk Creek
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Sydney enlisted 3/04/1916 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 1/08/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A28 Miltiades
Served in Western Front
Returned to Australia 12/5/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatCharles Lester Gordon TREWIN

Service No:    532
Rank:             Captain
Unit:               4th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron

Born 1892, Deans Marsh
Son of Charles and Ann Trewin from Red Hill, Dromana
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a police constable

Charles enlisted 5/09/1914 at Broadmeadows as a single man
He embarked for overseas 19/10/1914 from Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Served in Gallipoli, Middle East
Returned to Australia 15/1/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hatHarry TRIGG

H. Trigg

News of the Week

Service No:    2388
Rank:             Private
Unit:               4th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement

Born 1893, Winchelsea
Son of Henry and Salome Trigg from Bambra
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Harry enlisted 2/02/1916 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 18/04/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A53 Itria
Served in Egypt
Returned to Australia 15/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hat KIARaymond Leslie TRIGG

Service No:    3681
Rank:             Private
Unit:               21st Battalion, 8th Reinforcement

Born 1893, Geelong
Son of Fred and Mary Ann Trigg from Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a cabinet maker

Raymond enlisted 14/07/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 29/12/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A64 Demosthenes
Served in Egypt, Western Front
Killed in Action 19/7/1916
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS

 

Anzac hat KIAJames Henry TRIGG

Service No:    2026
Rank:             Private
Unit:               31st Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

Born 7/7/1888, Winchelsea
Son of Charles and Jessie Trigg from South Melbourne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

James enlisted 3/11/1915 at Armidale as a single man
He embarked for overseas 18/02/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A70 Ballarat
Served in Western Front
Killed in Action 4/8/1916
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatAlbert Ernest WALTER

Service No:    61230
Rank:             Private
Unit:               10th General (Victorian) Reinforcements

Born 22/5/1899, Deans Marsh
Son of Ernest and Adeline Walter from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a grocer

Albert enlisted 16/05/1918 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 31/08/1918 from Melbourne on HMAT A37 Barambah
Served in England
Returned to Australia 23/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Deans Marsh Residents

 

Anzac hatFrank Lawrence WHITE

Service No:    4206
Rank:             Private
Unit:               23rd Battalion, 10th Reinforcement

Born 1897, Geelong
Son of Frank and Eva White from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Frank enlisted 23/09/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 7/03/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Served in France
Returned to Australia 13/2/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Deans Marsh SS
– Deans Marsh Residents
– Pennyroyal

 

 


Names not on Honour Boards


 

Anzac hat KIALester Douglas CROSSLEY

Service No:    2878
Rank:             Private
Unit:               19th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement

Born 1887, Cowper, NSW
Son of Eli and Mary Crossley from Dean’s Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a station overseer

Lester enlisted 16/09/1915 at Holsworthy, NSW as a single man
He embarked for overseas 2/11/1915 from Sydney on HMAT A14 Euripides
Served in France
Killed in Action 24/7/1916

 

Edward Lyall FORD

Anzac hatService No:    2038
Rank:             Sergeant
Unit:               24th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

 

Born 1/1/1896, Deans Marsh
Son of Samuel and Ann Ford from Winchelsea
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Edward enlisted 2/06/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 26/08/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A68 Anchises
Served in France
He was decorated with the Military Medal
Returned to Australia 8/5/1919

 

Anzac hatCharles James HOWARD

contributed by Len Poulson

contributed by Len Poulson

Service No:    1332
Rank:             Private
Unit:               24th Battalion, Headquarters

Born 8/5/1892, Pennyroyal
Charles and Helena Howard from Deans Marsh
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Charles enlisted 10/04/1915 at unknown as a single man
He embarked for overseas 10/05/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A14 Euripides
Served in Gallipoli
Returned to Australia 3/3/1916

 

 

 

 

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