Lorne names

GeorAnzac hatge Harold Edward ALLEN

Service No: 6422
Rank  Lieutenant
Unit  21st Battalion, 18th Reinforcement

Born 1882, Branxholme
Son of Edward and Ann Allen from Branxholme, Victoria

His occupation prior to enlistment was as a wool skin buyer
George enlisted 2/10/1916 at Hamilton

He embarked for overseas 23/11/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A20 Hororata
Served in England
Returned to Australia 12/5/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL

After returning home from the war George married Lilian Cousens in 1919. He returned to Branxholme working as a dealer and he lived in the same locality up to 1937. George died in 1951 at Hampton aged 69.

 

Anzac hatGeorge Leslie ALLEN

Service No: 28584
Rank  Driver
Unit  23rd Howitzer Brigade, 7th Reinforcement

Born 2/10/1890, Deans Marsh
Son of Thomas and Mary Allen from Colac
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a butcher

George enlisted 16/05/1916 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 25/10/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A38 Ulysses
Served in France
Returned to Australia 17/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS

When George returned from the war he lived in Lorne working as a butcher. He later moved to Colac as a butcher and died in 1997 aged 85.

 

 

Clifford Horace ALLEN

Service No: 3622
Rank  Corporal
Unit  Divisional Signal Company 2, Headquarters, Section 1

Born 23/2/1893, Lorne
Son of Thomas (William) and Mary (Annie) Allen from St. Kilda
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a telegraphist

Clifford enlisted 21/07/1915 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 23/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic
Served in Egypt, France, Belgium
Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal
Returned to Australia 13/4/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS

After the war Clifford return to live in Balaclava working as a postal assistant. He married Elsie Davidson in South Australia; they lived in Toorak and Croydon. He died in 1978 in Macleod at the age of 85.

 

 

Anzac hat KIAErnest John ARMISTEADArmistead-EJ

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
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 not listed on any of the local memorials.

 

 

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
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
– Lorne SS

After his service in 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 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
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
– 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 hatLeslie Livingstone BELL

Service No: 1450
Rank  Sergeant
Unit  Heavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 20

Born 12/7/1883, Jollimont
Son of George and Lillias Bell from Melbourne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a soldier (RAGA)

Leslie enlisted 27/04/1918 at South Head, NSW
He embarked for overseas 30/07/1918 from Sydney on SS Gaika
Served in England
Returned to Australia 12/6/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS

After his service in the war Leslie moved to Sydney working as an optometrist. He married Frances Rich in 1937. Leslie died in 1977 in Ashfield, NSW.

 

 

Anzac hatCharles Richard BROWNE

Service No: 64161
Rank  Sapper
Unit  2nd Field Squadron Australian Engineers

Born 28/8/1899, Birregurra
Son of Thomas and Maude Mary Browne from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a grocers assistant

Charles enlisted 28/02/1918 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 14/09/1918 from Sydney on Port Darwin
Served in Egypt
Returned to Australia 29/8/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

After the war Charles returned to Lorne as a grocer. In about 1928 he married Eva Mary Jones of Mt. Clear (Vic), together they had four children. Charles died in 1976, Geelong.

 

 

Anzac hatFrederick Daniel BURROWS

Service No: 3460
Rank  Private
Unit  23rd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement

Born 1888, Richmond
Son of Frederick and Margaret Burrows from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a cab driver

Frederick enlisted 8/09/1915 at Geelong
He embarked for overseas 5/01/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A19 Afric
Served in France
Returned to Australia 26/9/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents

After his service in the war Frederick returned to Violet and their three children who were living in Coburg. They had another four children. He worked as a driver as they continued to live in and around Melbourne. Frederick died in 1961, Footscray.

 

 

Anzac hatGeorge Bayliss CARTER

Service No: 1582
Rank  Private
Unit  23rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement

Born 1890, South Melbourne
Son of John and Louisa Carter; Mrs W Snowden from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a painter

George enlisted 31/03/1915 at Broadmeadows
He embarked for overseas 8/05/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A14 Euripides
Served in Egypt
Returned to Australia 4/12/1915
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS

When George returned from the war George he lived at Erskine Cottage, Lorne. He moved to Melbourne, worked as a painter and lived in South Melbourne before moving to Port Melbourne as a cleaner. He died at Parkville in 1964.

 

 

Anzac hat KIASamuel Ernest CLISSOLD

Service No: 2230
Rank  Private
Unit  7th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement

Born 1894, Lorne
Son of Samuel and Isabella Stewart from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a coach driver

Samuel enlisted 1/04/1915 at Deans Marsh
He embarked for overseas 17/06/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A62 Wandilla
Served in Egypt, Gallipoli
Died of wounds 15/8/1915
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

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Anzac hatLeslie Harold CLISSOLD

Service No: 7213
Rank  Private
Unit  8th Battalion, 24th Reinforcement

Born 1897, Lorne
Son of Samuel and Isabella Clissold from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a salesman

Leslie enlisted 19/09/1916 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 19/02/1917 from Melbourne on HMAT A70 Ballarat
Served in Western Front
Returned to Australia 1/2/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

After his service in the war Harold returned to family owned Kia Ora Guest House in Lorne, working as a labourer. He died at Lorne in 1931.

 

Anzac hatAlbert Hamilton  DORMANweb Wensleydale-8

Service No:    10241
Rank:            Sapper
Unit:             10th Field Company, Engineers

Born 1883, Wensleydale
Son of John and Mary Dorman; wife of Margaret Dorman
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a engine driver

Albert enlisted 21/01/1916 at Melbourne as a married man
He embarked for overseas 20/06/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A54 Runic
Served in France
Returned to Australia 12/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Wensleydale SS
– Wurdale

Albert and Margaret were living at Lake Boga when he enlisted in the AIF. He did his basic training at Seymour Army Camp before embarking from Melbourne on board HMAT Runic on 20 June 1916 and arriving in Plymouth on the 10th August. He spent some time training in England before being sent to France on the 23rd of November.

Five months later he was admitted to hospital with ulcerated lip. Shortly after, on 4 May 1917, Albert was transferred to Cardiff, Wales for treatment on the  lip. He returned to his unit in France in August just prior to the Third Battle of Ypres. He was involved in a number of other significant battles in France and during this time promoted to temporary Lance Corporal.

Albert arrived home on 6 June 1919 and back to Lake Boga to live until 1922. The family then moved to the farm at Bambra. Albert and Margaret had five children. Albert died in 1941.

 

Anzac hatNapier   FYANS

Rank  Captain
Unit  Field Artillery Brigade 4, Head-Quarters

Born 24/2/1878, Ballarat
Son of Alice Fyan from Cairo, Egypt
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a veterinary surgeon

Napier enlisted 10/11/1915 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 18/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Served in France
He was awarded the ‘Oak Leaf’ medallion for being ‘Mentioned in Despatches’
Returned to Australia via America. Appointment terminated in England 11/5/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS

After the war Napier arrived in Sydney on 16th August 1919 after some professional study in the United States. He joined his wife Laura who was still living in Kyneton. Napier continued his veterinary practice in Kyneton up to his death in 1953 at Kyneton.

 

 

Anzac hatBrian Seymour GAYNOR

Rank  Captain
Unit  1st Divisional Ammunition Column, 2nd and 3rd Reinforcements

Born 2/11/1891, Saiping, Malaysia
Son of Brian and Anna May Gaynor

Brian enlisted 27/01/1915
He embarked for overseas 20/02/1915 from Sydney on HMAT A21 Marec
Served in Egypt, France
Appointment terminated in AIF on 2/8/1918 having been appointed to a commission in the Indian Army.
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

Brian never returned to Australia, instead taking up a commision with the Indian Army. In 1920 he died in Pachmarhi, Bengal, India aged 28.

 

 

Anzac hatWalter Edward HATFIELD

Service No: 3558
Rank  Private
Unit  22nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement

Born 1895, Richmond
Son of Albert and Jennis Hatfield from Collingwood
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a bootfinisher

Walter enlisted 14/07/1915 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 5/01/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A19 Afric
Served in France
Returned to Australia 12/11/1916
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

After his service in the war Walter returned to live in Richmond as a boot finisher. In 1921 he married Elsie Fanning who entered the boot trade too as Walter became a rubber worker. Later they were living separately in Kew. Walter died at Heidelberg in 1971.

 

Anzac hatCharles Cleveland HERBERT

Service No: 5752
Rank  Private
Unit  14th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement

Born 1893, Ocean Grove
Son of Charles and Florence Herbert from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a orchard overseer

Charles enlisted 11/02/1916 at Geelong
He embarked for overseas 4/05/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A17 Port Lincoln
Served in France
Returned to Australia 9/12/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS

After returning from the war Charles lived in Girgarre working as a farmer. In 1931 he was living in Lorne growing berries; he married Joyce Davis in 1935. In 1943 they lived at “The Flower Patch”, Lorne before retiring in the late 1940s to Lilydale where they lived or nearly 20 years. Charles died in 1969 aged 73.

 

 

Anzac hatWilliam Valentine HERBERT

Service No: 622
Rank  Captain
Unit  Australian Flying Corps

Born 1893, Ocean Grove
Son of Charles and Florence Herbert from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a station overseer

William enlisted 25/01/1915 at Deans Marsh
He embarked for overseas 11/02/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A10 Karroo
Served in Gallipoli, Egypt, France
He was decorated with the Air Force Cross
Returned to Australia 6/5/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS

William returned to Australia with his wife Amenell Lanyon who he married in 1919 at Liskeard, Cornwall just before he left for Australia. They worked at his Carinya guest house which was managed by his mother. In 1930 William and Amenell lived at Eucumbine, NSW as graziers. In 1948 William who was on two months sick leave from an Air Force camp was killed when he fell over a cliff on Sunday 21st September 1941.

 

 

Anzac hatErnest William HOLLIDAY

Service No: 13064
Rank  Driver
Unit  Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company 1, Section 2

Born 1882, Winchelsea
Son of William and Ellen Holliday from West Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a motor driver

Ernest enlisted 13/09/1916 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 22/12/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A34 Persic
Served in France
Returned to Australia 22/7/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS

After the war Ernest was living and working with his brother Albert as chauffeur’s in Geelong. He died at Heidelberg in 1968 aged 83.

 

 

Anzac hatFrancis Walter KILPATRICK

Service No: 2366
Rank  Corporal
Unit  10th Light Horse Regiment, 17th Reinforcement

Born 4/6/1876, Kerang
Son of Francis and Elizabeth Kilpatrick from Victoria Park, Western Australia
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a Farmer

Francis enlisted 14/02/1916 at Blackboy Hill, WA
He embarked for overseas 16/05/1916 from Freemantle on HMAT A52 Surada
Served in Egypt
Returned to Australia 19/1/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS

After his service in the war Francis returned to Western Australia to his wife Sarah and daughter/s. They had another daughter. He worked in Western Australia as a prospector and so his address did change many times. Francis died at Perth in 1940.

 

 

Anzac hat KIAReginald  MOUNTJOY

Service No: 4255
Rank  Private
Unit  7th Battalion, 13th Reinforcement

Born 1896, Birregurra
Son of Alfred and Mary Annie MOUNTJOY from Whittlesea
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Reginald enlisted 14/07/1915 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 29/12/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A64 Demosthenes
Served in Western Front
Died of wounds 25/10/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne SS

 

 

Anzac hatArthur Herbert MOUNTJOY

Service No: 30537
Rank  Driver
Unit  Field Artillery Brigade 14, Reinforcement 8

Born 1873, Lorne
Son of Arthur and Sophia Mountjoy from Highton
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a coach driver

Arthur enlisted 16/05/1916 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 23/11/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A20 Hororata
Served in England
Returned to Australia 27/7/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS

After the war Arthur returned to Marion and their two children for a short while. He was reportedly back at camp in Maribrynong as a soldier in 1919 but he had been discharged in 1917 for medical reasons. In 1924 Arthur was living in Middle Park as Marion looked after the farm at Highton, his occupation was as an agent. Marion was living in Box Hill when they divorced in 1927. Arthur moved residence a number of times taking on other occupations such as commercial traveller and labourer in Castlemaine before becoming a gardener while living in Essendon. The year before his death he was living in Healsville, working as a labourer. He died 1944 in Geelong.

 

Anzac hatSydney Gordon MOUNTJOY

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
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
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

After returning from the war to his wife Bella and two children living in Pennyroyal the 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 had shifted back to Oakleigh then a move to Carnegie by 1954. Sydney’s occupation had changed to an examiner by 1954. He died in Glenhuntly during 1954.

 

 

Anzac hatErnest Lindsay MOUNTJOY

Rank  Lieutenant
Unit  4th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement

Born 9/10/1872, Lorne
Son of Thomas and Sophia Mountjoy from Brunswick
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a timber merchant

Ernest enlisted 20/01/1916 at Seymour
He embarked for overseas 9/03/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A13 Katuna
Served in France
Returned to Australia 10/1/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS

With experience prior to enlistment in the Boer War as a coach proprietor and as a timber merchant prior to World War 1, Ernest took his skills to Brisbane after returning from the war where he continued his work as a timber merchant. Closer to retirement in 1937 his occupation had changed to that of clerk. In 1945, at Brisbane, aged 72 Ernest died.

 

 

Anzac hatStanley Allen MOUNTJOY

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
He embarked for overseas 25/02/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A16 Star of Victoria
Served in Egypt
He was awarded the ‘Oak Leaf’ medallion for being Mentioned in Despatches
Returned to Australia 19/11/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

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 where he continued his veterinary practice. In 1973, at Warrnambool aged 84 Stanley died.

 

 

Anzac hatEnoch  ROMARO

Service No: 1596
Rank  Private
Unit  23rd Battalion, 1st Reinforcement

Born 1889, Lorne
Son of Thomas and Rose Romaro; husband to Christina and father to Rose,
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a shearer

Enoch enlisted 31/03/1915 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 8/05/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A14 Euripides
Served in Gallipoli
Returned to Australia 5/2/1916
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

After the war Enoch returned to live at Lorne with Christine and their three children. He worked as a labourer. Enoch and Christine had two more children before he died in 1921 at the age of 31.

 

 

Anzac hatJohn Charles ROMARO

Service No: 2158
Rank  Private
Unit  8th Light Horse Regiment, 15th Reinforcement

Born 6/4/1884, Adelaide, SA
Son of Thomas and Rose Romaro from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a fisherman

John enlisted 27/10/1915 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 7/04/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A43 Barunga
Served in Middle East
Returned to Australia 28/1/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS

On September 1, 1916 John was attached to the Camel Corps from the 8th Light Horse Brigade where he saw duty across the Middle East in the 4th and 3rd Anzac Battalions. During his attachment to the 3rd Anzac Battalion, 13th Company, Imperial Camel Corps, in Palestine John was reported missing on December 4, 1917 after being in action.

On May 9th, 1918 he was reported as a Prisoner of War in an official cable. However his mother had first received a letter from him through the Red Cross Society in Constantinople on 28th March. He was a POW at Bosenidge. He mentioned that he was wounded in the arm but was being cared for. Another letter written on.. While a POW John wrote a letter to his mother on January 5th, 1918…..

Dear Mother, Just to let you know I am quite well hoping you are the same. It is very cold here, there is snow everywhere you look. Well it is 4 o’clock now and nearly dark. I will be glad when it is over and we are home again. Well how is Sarah and all the children getting on and Trickey and Teen and all the children I hope they are alright? I got your parcel two days before I was taken prisoner. I have been taken since the 3rd December, about 6 weeks now and doing well as I can. Except my arm is alright now where I was shot the night I was taken. Well the man that looked after us gave us rice and boiled meat for Xmas dinner…. I will say goodbye from your loving son.   J.C. Romaro xxxxxxx

After the Turkish Government signed the armistice on October 30 John was repatriated arriving in Egypt on November 6, 1918. He returned to Australia on January 28, 1919 just after the death of his mother in December 1918.

John returned to Lorne after the war working as a labourer. He died in 1926 at Lorne.

 

 

Anzac hatThomas Christian SCHMIDT

Service No: 6566
Rank  Private
Unit  6th Battalion, 21st Reinforcement

Born 28/7/1896, Elmhurst, Victoria
Son of John and Elizabeth Schmidt from Wendouree
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a blacksmith

Thomas enlisted 15/05/1916 at Ballarat
He embarked for overseas 2/10/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A71 Nestor
Served in France
Returned to Australia 16/3/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS

Thomas returned from the war and married Laura Bamford that same year. Initially they set up home in Collingwood, Thomas employed as a blacksmith, his trade before enlisting. It was while living here their son was born. In 1924 they moved to Ascot Vale, Thomas working as a boiler attendant then as an engine driver. Thomas died at Melbourne in 1959

 

 

Anzac hatLeslie George SCHMIDT

Service No: 653
Rank  Private
Unit  14th Battalion, B Company

Born 1898, Elmhurst, Vic
Son of John and Elizabeth Schmidt from Wendouree
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Leslie enlisted 25/09/1914 at Ballarat
He embarked for overseas 22/12/1914 from Melbourne on HMAS A38 Ulysses
Served in Dardanelles, Middle East, France, England
Returned to Australia 5/11/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS

After his service in the war Leslie returned to farm at Wendouree. In 1922 he married Nellie Symons. In 1924 Leslie was working as a mill hand in Lorne before they moved to Anglesea. The were living there in 1931 before moving to Warragul where in 1937 Leslie was working as an engine driver. He died at Cambellfield in 1939.

 

 

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
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

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 hat KIARobert Claude Neil SMITHERS

Service No: 2454
Rank  Private
Unit  5th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement

Born 1891, Lorne
Son of Robert and Margaret Smithers from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Robert enlisted 20/04/1915 at Deans Marsh
He embarked for overseas 16/07/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A64 Demosthenes
Served in Egypt, Gallipoli, Western Front
Killed in Action 19/7/1916
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

 

 

Anzac hatVivian Ray SMITHERS

Service No: 28451
Rank  Driver
Unit  Divisional Ammunition Column 1, Reinforcement 21

Born 1891, Lorne
Son of John and Emma Smithers from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Vivian enlisted 16/05/1916 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 25/10/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A38 Ulysses
Served in Western Front
Returned to Australia 20/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

After the war Vivian returned to farm at Lorne. The Argus (1/12/1939) reported that he and his wife were injured in the night before when their truck came into a head-on collision with a timber lorry driven by Frank Clissold of Lorne, three miles from Deans Marsh. The force of the impact caused the timber to slip off the lorry tearing away the top of the utility. Vivian was admitted to the Colac Hospital with fractures of the skull and jaw. His wife suffered cuts and shock. He died as a result of the accident, his death was registered at Colac in 1940.

 

 

Anzac hatWalter Thomas SMITHERS

Service No: 2020
Rank  Private
Unit  9th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement

Born 1881, Lorne
Son of Robert and Mary Smithers from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Walter enlisted 2/01/1915 at Cairns
He embarked for overseas 16/04/1915 from Brisbane on HMAT A55 Kyarra
Served in Gallipoli, France
Returned to Australia 9/3/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

Walter returned to Queensland after his service in the war as an orchardist living at Bullecourt, Stanthorpe. Later moving to Greymare in the Darling Downs as a mill hand. By 1954 he was living at the Royal Hotel in Killarney. Walter died in 1995 aged 74.

 

 

Anzac hatRichard Hiho SMITHERS

Service No: 2437
Rank  Private
Unit  14th Battalion, 7th Reinforcement

Born 1897, Lorne
Son of Robert and Margaret Smithers from Lorne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Richard enlisted 10/05/1915 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 10/08/1915 from Melbourne on RMS Persia
Served in France
Returned to Australia 6/1/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents
– Lorne SS
– Lorne SS red book

After his service in the war Richard settled in Coburg with his mother Margaret. He worked as a labourer and later as a quarryman. In 1963 he was living at the Holiday Inn at Lakes Entrance and he died at Bairnsdale in 1964.

 

 

nurse ww1 capViolet Jean STIRLING

Rank  Staff Nurse
Unit  Nurses (July 1915 – November 1918)

Born 24/6/1886, Pittsworth, Queensland
Daughter of James Thomas and Annie Stirling from Pittsworth, Queensland
Her occupation prior to enlistment was as a nurse

Violet enlisted 2/06/1917 at Queensland
She embarked for overseas 9/06/1917 from Sydney on RMS Mooltan
Served in Egypt, Salonika, England
Returned to Australia 8/10/1919
Her name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne SS

Violet trained as nurse just prior to enlisting in the Australian Army Nursing Service. After returning home from the war she married Alfred Harrison in 1923, sadly he died the following year. Violet continued to live in the area – Gungower, Pittsworth. She died in 1964.

 

 

Anzac hatReginald Arthur UMHAUERUmhaur-RA

Service No: 17577
Rank  Private
Unit  Dental Corps

Born 1896, Bendigo
Son of Frederick and Christine Umhauer from Pakenham
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a dental mechanic

Reginald enlisted 29/12/1916 at Melbourne
He embarked for overseas 22/06/1917 from Melbourne on HMAT A17 Port Lincoln
Served in Middle East
Returned to Australia 30/4/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents

After the war Arthur stayed around Melbourne living at the Apollo Hotel in Flinders Lane where he was the licensee in 1924. By 1931 he had changed his occupation to a mechanic living in Geelong and in 1933 he married Doris Roberts. He was the proprietor of a garage in 1942 which he maintained for another 26 years. Reginald died at Leopold in 1979 aged 83.

 

 

Anzac hat KIAHarold Boyd WANLISSWanliss-HB

Rank  Captain
Unit  29th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement

Born 11/12/1898, Ballarat
Son of Newton and Margaret Wanliss from East St Kilda
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Harold enlisted 28/04/1915 at Deans Marsh
He embarked for overseas 29/10/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A64 Demosthenes
Served in Egypt and Western Front
He was awarded the Distinguished Service Order and was also Mentioned in Despatches, receiving an Oak Leaf
Killed in Action 26/9/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL
– Lorne Residents

 Read his biography

 

Anzac hatGeorge Henry WOOD

Service No: 3667
Rank  Private
Unit  22nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement

Born 5/1/1890, Richmond
Son of Henry and Eleanor Wood from West Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a laborer

George enlisted 19/07/1915 at Geelong
He embarked for overseas 5/01/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A19 Afric
Served in Egypt, France, England
Returned to Australia 23/9/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Lorne RSL

After his service in the war George returned to Lorne working as a labourer. He married Eleanor Hollingworth in 1920 and they had three children. After Eleanor died in 1931 Geroge remarried in 1936 to Amelia Walker. They lived in Clifton Hill. He was a Board of Works Inspector during his working life. He died at Clifton Hill in 1970.

 

 


 

STILL TO LOCATE INFORMATION ON…..

  • Allen, G.R.
  • Burrows, P.D  (assumed this to be Burrows, F.D above)
  • Mahon, W
  • Summers, W
  • Wood, C.H (assumed this to be Wood, G.H above)

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Name not on Honour Boards

Anzac hatWilliam James WESTGARTH

Service No:    1934
Rank:             Private
Unit:               38th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement

Born 1896, Bendigo
Son of John and Martha Westgarth from Big Hill
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

William enlisted 1/04/1916 at Bendigo as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 16/08/1916 from Melbourne on RMS Orontes
Served in Western Front
Returned to Australia 16/8/1916

 

 

 

 

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