Mt Duneed names

Anzac hat KIACharles ALTMANN

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    1134
Rank:             Private

Unit:               24th  Infantry Battalion

Born 1892, Mt Duneed
Son of John and Helena Altman from Mt Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer
Charles enlisted 6/03/1915 at Geelong as a single man

He embarked for overseas 10/05/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A14 Euripides
Served in Gallipoli
Killed in Action 29/11/1915
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Puebla
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Torquay Improvement Association
– Barrabool
– Sth Barwon
– Mt Duneed State School

Charles was 23 years old when he enlisted on 8 March 1915 and was appointed to complete basic training at Broadmeadows attached to the 24th Battalion. This unit had been raised in a hurry because of a surplus of recruits at the Broadmeadows training camp and a need to clear a few of them out to make more space. The battalion officially came into existence during the first week of May 1915, and the men sailed on HMAT Euripides on the tenth of that month.

The men arrived in Egypt sometime in July, and then spent the next two months catching up on the training they had missed at Broadmeadows. Then, on 28 August, they proceeded to Alexandria, boarded a ship and headed for Gallipoli, arriving there on 6 September.  Once having disembarked, the men were ordered to move to Courtney’s Post, one of the furthest advance points on the heights of Anzac Cove.

Life at Courtney’s Post had been precarious from the start of the campaign, the Turkish trenches being in very close proximity. The men at the post had already repelled one large attack in May.  24 Battalion was subjected to sniper fire very quickly and the new troops hurriedly learned to duck their heads.  Their stay at Courtney’s was to be short, however.  Two days later, they were ordered to withdraw, occupy White’s Valley and hold the garrison position at Lone Pine.

The position at Lone Pine had been captured by Australian troops on 6 August.  On a day when a number of feints were carried out (including the infamous and murderous one at The Nek) to distract the Turks from British reinforcements landing at Suvla Bay, the capture of Lone Pine stood out as a solitary victory – although at a horrendous cost in life and limb.  Naturally, the Turks wanted it back, and carried out regular sniping, bombardments and attacks on the position.  When it took over the garrison along with 23 Battalion, 24 Battalion was subjected to sixteen weeks of fighting that the Australian War Memorial tells us was so dangerous and exhausting that the battalions rotated between the valley and the garrison every day.

By 29 September, in addition to a significant number of casualties, the battalion diary indicated that 112 men were sick in hospital, suffering from afflictions such as dysentery. typhus and general debilitation.  When October began, the remaining troops were still rotating between White’s Valley and the garrison.  Even in the valley, however, they were not safe.  On 10 and 11 October, the diary recorded that shrapnel and shells were continually falling on them.  The men returned to the garrison on the twelfth and were subjected to continual bombing and sniping, and an enemy advance on one of their positions that was successfully repulsed.  The diary indicated that the enemy fire that day was heavier than usual. The battalion spent most of November at Lone Pine with only a week relief at White’s Valley. On 29 November the temperature was freezing, lots of shells falling at Lone Pine resulting in heavy causalities for both the 23rd and 24th battalions – totaling over 100 across all ranks – Charles was one of those killed in action on 29 November.

 

Anzac hatFrederick William AYERS

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    182
Rank:             Gunner

Unit:               Siege Artillery Brigade

Born 7/2/1897, Melbourne
Son of Austin and Elizabeth Ayers: foster mother Mrs F Burge from Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Frederick enlisted 7/06/1915 at Queenscliff as a single man
He embarked for overseas 17/06/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A67 Orsova
Served in France
Returned to Australia 19/4/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatAlbert BROWN

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    3114
Rank:             Private

Unit:               58th Battallion, 8th Reinforcements

Born 1890, Geelong
Son of James and Francis Brown from Korrumburra
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Albert enlisted 24/10/1916 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 16/12/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A7 Medic
Served in France
Returned to Australia 21/4/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Torquay Improvement Association
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Sth Barwon
– Barrabool
– Mt Duneed State School

Albert enlisted on 24 October 1916 while working as a labourer in Jan Juc. He was assigned to the 1st [Depot] Battalion at Royal Park. While training there he was transferred to the 8th Reinforcements, 58th Battalion. Albert embarked from Melbourne aboard the HMAT Medic on 16 December arriving at Plymouth on 18 February 1917. He was stationed at Hurdcott for further training before proceeding overseas to France on 14 May. Once in France he joined the 58th Battalion in the field at Biefvillers Camp. Later in the year the AIF’s focus of operation had switched to the Ypres sector in Belgium. The 58th’s major battle here was at Polygon Wood on 26 September. Albert was wounded during this battle and evacuated to hospital in England with a gunshot wound to the right shoulder and back. He was discharged in November and assigned to Depot’s in Hurdcott, Longbridge and Sutton Veny. The harsh English winter made it difficult to fight off chest infections and Albert was back in hospital during February 1918 eventually returning to Australia a couple of months later.

After the death of his brother John, Albert was living with his sister-in-law Olive at Dandenong with the occupation of foreman. He died in 1955 at Dandenong.

 

Anzac hatFrederick William BUBB

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    101
Rank:             Private

Unit:               3rd Battalion, A Company

Born 1874, Geelong
Son of Henry and Eunice Bubb; wife Agnes Bubb
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Frederick enlisted 2/09/1914 at Sydney as a single man
He embarked for overseas 19/10/1914 from Sydney on HMAT A14 Euripides
Served in Gallipoli
Returned to Australia 14/8/1915
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hat KIAEdwin George BUSH

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    1306
Rank:             Private

Unit:               13th Light Horse Regiment, 7th Reinforcement

Born 1891, Belmont
Son of Thomas and Madeline Bush from Belmont
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Edwin enlisted 13/07/1915 at Seymour as a single man
He embarked for overseas 23/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic
Served in Western Front
Died of Wounds 4/11/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatReuben Harold BUSH

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    2128
Rank:             Private

Unit:               58th Battalion, 4th Reinforcement

Born 1887, Geelong
Son of Thomas and Madeline Bush from Belmont
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Reuben enlisted 1/03/1916 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 1/08/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A67 Orsova
Served in Western Front
He was decorated with the Military Medal
Returned to Australia 23/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatStanley Charles CALLANDER

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    1519
Rank:             Private

Unit:               24th Battalion, 1st Reinforcement

Born 28/11/1890, Geelong
Son of William and Margaret Callander from Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a carpenter

Stanley enlisted 20/04/1915 at Broadmeadows as a single man
He embarked for overseas 25/06/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A40 Ceramic
Served in Gallipoli, France
Returned to Australia 9/3/1915
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hat KIAWilliam George James CATRON

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    1058
Rank:             Lieutenant

Unit:               8th Battalion, A Company

Born 1886, Omeo
Son of William and Emily Catron from Coburg
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a public servant

William enlisted 17/09/1914 at Broadmeadows as a married man
He embarked for overseas 19/10/1914 from Melbourne on HMAT A24 Benalla
Served in Gallipoli, France
Killed in Action 3/3/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatJoseph Edward CATRON

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Rank:             Captain

 

Unit:               8th Battalion, 18th Reinforcement

Born 9/2/1891, Kilmore
Son of William and Emily Catron from Brunswick
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a commercial traveller

Joseph enlisted 16/08/1914 at Queenscliff as a married man
He embarked for overseas 19/10/1914 from Melbourne on HMAT A24 Benalla
Served in Gallipoli, Western Front, Palestine, England
He was decorated with the  Military Cross
Returned to Australia
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatArthur Vivian DEEBLE

Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

Rank:             Lieutenant Colonel

 

Unit:               8th Light Horse Regiment, C Squadron

Born 2/11/1879, Ballarat
Son of Joseph and Henrietta Deeble from Avoca
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a schoolmaster

Arthur enlisted 24/10/1914 as a single man
He embarked for overseas 25/02/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A16 Star of Victoria
Served in Egypt, Gallipoli, France
Returned to Australia 12/5/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur Vivian, Deeble, former teacher (1910-1911) at Mt. Duneed State School, embarked as a Major with the 8th Light Horse Regiment on the transport Star of Victoria on the 25th of February, 1915. After serving in Egypt for some time, he proceeded to Gallipoli with his unit on the 16th of May. He commanded the second wave of the famous charge on Walker’s Ridge on the 7th of August, 1915 and was promoted on that day to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel and to command his regiment. On the 13th of September, he was admitted to hospital sick, and invalided to England. He was appointed to command No. 2 Command Depot in England on the 21st of June, 1916. On the 14th of March, 1917, he was appointed to the command of the 69th Battalion, which he organized and trained until its dissolution in September, 1917. On the 23rd of October, 1917, he proceeded to France, and was given command of the 48th Battalion. On the 28th of March, 1918, he returned to England on duty. He returned to Australia in charge of troops on the transport Gaika on the 5th of July, and was discharged on the 22nd of the same month. Prior to enlisting he was teaching at the Essendon High School.

 

Anzac hat KIALeslie George ELLIS

Australian War Memorial

Australian War Memorial

Service No:    4002
Rank:             Sergeant

Unit:               22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement

Born 1893, Mt Duneed
Son of Robert and Elizabeth Ellis from Grovedale
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a contractor

Leslie enlisted 16/07/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 8/02/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A69 Warilda
Served in France
Killed in Action 18/8/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Sth Barwon
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatEdward ELLIS

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    2804
Rank:             Private

Unit:               3rd Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 5

Born 1881, Geelong
Son of Frederick and Sarah Ellis from Grovedale
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Edward enlisted 9/11/1916 at Cootamundra, NSW as a single man
He embarked for overseas 9/11/1916 from Sydney on HMAT A24 Benalla
Served in France
Returned to Australia 9/11/1916
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatAlec Preston ELLIS

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    843
Rank:             Private

Unit:               31st Battalion, D Company

Born 1888, Geelong
Son of John and Sidney Ellis from Chilwell
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a butter maker

Alec enlisted 12/07/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 9/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A62 Wandilla
Served in France
Returned to Australia 8/4/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatWilliam Henry ELLIS

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    3510
Rank:             Driver

Unit:               22nd Battalion, 8th Reinforcement

Born 1888, Mt Duneed
Son of Robert and Elizabeth Ellis from Grovedale
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

William enlisted 16/07/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 5/01/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A19 Afric
Served in France
Returned to Australia 28/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Sth Barwon
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatThomas ELLIS

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    2628
Rank:             Private

Unit:               5th Reinforcement/32nd Battalion

Born 1875, Mt Duneed
Son of Thomas and Ellen Ellis from Mt. Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Thomas enlisted 1/02/1916 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 14/03/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A68 Anchises
Served in France
Returned to Australia 22/5/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatAllan ELLIS

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    3983
Rank:             Private

Unit:               9th Reinforcements/22nd Battalion

Born 18/10/1892, Mt Duneed
Son of Thomas and Ellen Ellis from Mt. Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Allan enlisted 16/07/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 8/02/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A69 Warilda
Served in France
Returned to Australia 29/5/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatPatrick Thomas FEEHAN

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    3536
Rank:             Private

Unit:               29th Battalion, 8th Reinforcement

Born 1881, Mt Duneed
Son of Michael and Margaret Feehan from Mt. Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Patrick enlisted 15/03/1916 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 1/08/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A67 Orsova
Served in France
He was decorated with the  Military Medal
Returned to Australia 23/6/1917
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Barrabool
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatColin Ernest FOLLETT

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    4036
Rank:             Private

Unit:               29th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement

Born 10/10/1879, Mt Duneed
Son of James and Anna Follett from Torquay
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Colin enlisted 19/09/1916 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 21/10/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A16 Port Melbourne
Served in France
Returned to Australia 7/2/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Bellbrae
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Torquay Improvement Association
– Sth Barwon
– Mt Duneed State School

After the war Colin returned  home to Torquay where he worked as a labourer. He died at Torquay in 1955.

 

Anzac hat KIACharles Harold GOGOLL

contributed by Leonie Vrymoet

contributed by Leonie Vrymoet

Service No:    3984
Rank:             Private

Unit:               22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement

Born 1895, Connewarre
Son of Charles and Fanny Gogoll from Mt. Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Charles enlisted 13/07/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 8/02/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A69 Warilda
Served in France
Killed in Action 4/10/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Sth Barwon
– Mt Duneed State School

Charles Harold GOGOLL, born in 1895, Connewarre, son of Charles and Fanny Gogoll was working on the farm at Mt Duneed when he enlisted as a single man at Geelong on 13 July 1915. After some preparation and basic at Geelong with D Company he transferred to Broadmeadows for training with the 8th Reinforcements to 22nd Battalion. Shortly after he was transferred to the 9th Reinforcements. They embarked from Melbourne aboard the HMAT A69 Warilda on 8 February 1916 for Alexandria and then to Marseilles arriving 27 March 1916. The battalion initially were in reserve near Fleurbaix. The battalion’s first major action was at Poziers as part of the massive British offensive on the Somme. Charles was wounded in the head and evacuated to England for treatment. He returned back to the Somme where the battalion was enduring a particularly harsh winter. In 1917 during the bloody trench warfare from Bullecourt to Broodseinede in Flanders Charles was in and out of hospital suffering from influenza, impetigo and diarrhoea. He was also gassed and suffered a gunshot wound to his right foot. The battalion returned to the Somme valley in 1918 helping to stop the German Spring offensive. During August while helping to capture Mont St Quentin Charles was gassed again. He went on with his battalion to take part in the last action fought by the AIF on the Western Front, the battle of Montbrehain in October 1918. Charles was killed in action there, his body was never recovered. A memorial cross was erected on the site of the battle and later he was to be commemorated at the Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France and also at Mt Duneed Cemetery with his mother and father.

 

 

Anzac hatCharles KEITH

Australian War Memorial

Service No:    5038
Rank:             Private

Unit:               Aust Veterinary Corps Hospital

Born 1877, Mt Duneed
Son of Andrew and Elizabeth Keith from Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Charles enlisted 2/02/1916 at Longwarry as a single man
He embarked for overseas 3/07/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A33 Ayrshire
Served in France
Returned to Australia 9/4/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Freshwater Creek
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Barrabool
– Mt Duneed State School

After returning home from the war Charles headed for Berwick where he worked as a farmer. He died there in 1940.

 

Anzac hatJames Reginald PALMER

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    3987
Rank:             Private

Unit:               2nd Machine Gun Battalion

Born 1893, Connewarre
Son of James and Eva Palmer from Germantown
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

James enlisted 13/07/1915 at Geelong as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 8/02/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A69 Warilda
Served in France
Returned to Australia 9/2/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Sth Barwon
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatWilliam George Alexander POTTER

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    2015
Rank:             Private

Unit:               13th Light Horse Regiment, 13th Reinforcement

Born 1894, North Melbourne
Son of William and Elizabeth Potter from Armadale
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a clerk

William enlisted 8/10/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 25/10/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A38 Ulysses
Served in France
Returned to Australia 1/11/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatFrank RICKARD

web Duneed- Rickard

Australian War Memorial

Service No:    6570
Rank:             Driver

Unit:               21st Battalion, 5th Reinforcement

Born 1895, Glenrowan
Son of Frank and Flora Rickard from Mt. Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Frank enlisted 11/04/1916 at Melbourne as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 2/10/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A71  Nestor
Served in France
Returned to Australia 28/3/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Sth Barwon
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatCharles Patterson SCOTT

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    1111
Rank:             Driver

Unit:               Field Artillery Brigade 2, Battery 5

Born 1894, Cowwarr, Vic
Son of William and Mary Scott from Prahran
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a dairy producer

Charles enlisted 15/08/1914 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 20/10/1914 from Melbourne on HMAT A9 Shropshire
Served in Egypt, France
Returned to Australia 10/1/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 


Anzac hat KIAJohn Henry SHELL

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    27822
Rank:             Gunner

Unit:               Field Artillery Brigade 10, Reinforcement 6

Born 1893, Meredith
Son of Alfred and Ann Shell from Port Melbourne
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a machinist

John enlisted 7/02/1916 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 20/10/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A30 Borda
Served in France
Died of Wounds
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatAlbert Charles SMITH

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    4127
Rank:             Private

Unit:               29th Battalion, 10th Reinforcement

Born 1896, Highton
Son of Charles and Lillian Smith from Grovedale
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Albert enlisted 28/03/1916 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 21/10/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A16 Port Melbourne
Served in France
Returned to Australia 23/6/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatFrancis Samuel Edward STACEY

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    3989
Rank:             Private

Unit:               22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement

Born 1893, Connewarre
Son of Francis and Catherine Stacey from Mt Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Francis enlisted 13/07/1915 at Geelong as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 8/02/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A69 Warilda
Served in France
Returned to Australia 20/10/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Sth Barwon
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hatHerbert William Francis STACEY

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    3988
Rank:             Driver

Unit:               22nd Battalion, 9th Reinforcement

Born 1891, Mt Duneed
Son of Francis and Catherine Stacey from Mt Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

Herbert enlisted 14/07/1915 at Geelong as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 8/02/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A69 Warilda
Served in France
Returned to Australia 10/4/1919
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Sth Barwon
– Mt Duneed State School

 

Anzac hat KIAGeorge Allen STEWART

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    2216
Rank:             Corporal

Unit:               14th Battalion, 6th Reinforcement

Born 1879, Mt Duneed
Son of John and Mary Stewart from Mt. Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a clergyman

George enlisted 12/01/1915 at Melbourne as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 17/06/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A62 Wandilla
Served in Gallipoli
Died as a result of wounds 5/9/1915
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Mt Duneed State School

George, was born at Mt Duneed and attended Mt Duneed State School before completing his education at Theological Hall, Ormond College, Melbourne. Prior to enlisting he had been a Presbyterian clergyman at Boort, his first ministry, for four years. He joined the AIF at the rank of Private on 8 January 1915 having had 3 years’ experience at the Rifle Club. He was attached to the 14th Battalion, 6th Reinforcements and trained at the Broadmeadows camp during which time he was promoted to Acting Corporal. The unit embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT A62 Wandilla on 17 June 1915 bound for Egypt then the Gallipoli Peninsula joining the rest of the battalion at Reserve Gully on 2 August. By this time the 14th Battalion had become known as “Jacka’s Mob” –  being led by Albert Jacka (Modewarre birth place and first Victoria Cross recipient). They spent the next few days preparing for the next offensive which was to become known as the Battle of Lone Pine. As well as supplies and sharpening of bayonets the troops were ordered to wear white bands on both arms and a white patch on their backs near right shoulder as distinguishing marks. Four days later the offensive started and the 14th Battalion moved with difficulty off the hill and down the gully to Beach Road. There were some casualties during the move. On 8 August, the 14th Battalion moved out in single file in the rear of the 15th Battalion and crossed Kaiajik Dere and then deployed in lines across the ridge in the attack of Hill 971 as part of the Lone Pine offensive. An advance was made under heavy rifle and machine gun fire consequently there were many causalities. George was one of 128 men who were missing from the 14th Battalion as a result of this offensive. The hill was taken at great cost, although Turkish reinforcements forced the Australians to withdraw. Five days later 6 men rejoined the unit, one of which may have been George as he did make it back to his unit some time before the next big offensive.

During the attack on Hill 60 on 27 August George was in the fighting line. His service record indicates he was wounded in the back, arm and foot subsequently admitted to hospital in Alexandria on 30 August. Five days later he succumbed to the wounds he received in action and was buried at Chatby War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria.

The Bendigonian (18 May 1916) reports that two of George’s comrades Corporal O’Cain, and Private Woistenholme who held George in high esteem sought to catch up with his brother Rev. Alexander James Stewart to give him details of his brother’s fatal wounding at Gallipoli. “During the attack on Hill 60 on the 27th August, Corporal Stewart was in the fighting line. He was fifty yards from the Turkish trench when he was wounded with shrapnel on the body and with a bullet in the right foot. After being wounded, Corporal Stewart was seen praying with a dying comrade, and whilst in this act he met with the wounds that proved fatal. After Major Gillison’s death an application was made that Corporal Stewart be appointed a chaplain, but before a decision could be reached to this appeal of the captain, the attack on Hill 60 was made, with fatal results to the brave soldier, Corporal Stewart. During the attack on Hill 971, on 8th August, Corporal Stewart was seen helping to bring in the wounded, getting water from a well, and praying with the dying, being unarmed at the time. Corporal. Stewart reached Alexandria on 30th August, and was admitted into the General Hospital there. He was attended-by Chaplain Rankin. He was extremely weak, as three of his wounds were severe, the left arm and right foot being badly shattered. He lived for six days in the hospital, but suddenly collapsed on 5th September, 1915.”

 

 

Anzac hatRichard THOMPSON

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Mt Duneed State School Honour Board

Service No:    2771
Rank:             Private

Unit:               29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement

Born 1892, Corrowa, NSW
Son of John and Martha Thompson from Freshwater Creek
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Richard enlisted 25/02/1916 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 14/03/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A68 Anchises
Served in France
Returned to Australia 31/1/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Freshwater Creek
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Barwon
– Mt Duneed State School

Five months after marching into France, Richard was wounded accidentally whilst attending Lewis Gun Class. This gun shot wound to the right thigh saw him shipped home and discharged. He appears to have returned to farm at Mt. Duneed, married Nellie Smith in 1919 and by 1924 he had moved to Bruswick working as a labourer. They lived there for many years and had three children. In 1971 Richard died at his home in Monbulk.

 

Anzac hatJames Mitchell TRIGG web Duneed_ Trigg JS

Service No:    350
Rank:             Sergeant
Unit:               66th Battalion

Born 1/1/1886, Mt Duneed
Son of John and Elizabeth Trigg from Mt. Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a labourer

James enlisted 18/01/1915 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 10/11/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A68 Anchises
Served in France
Returned to Australia 15/2/1918
His name is listed on the following memorials / honour boards:
– Freshwater Creek
– Barrabool & Sth Barwon Shire
– Barrabool
– Mt Duneed

After serving three years in the AIF James returned home to Werrap in the Wimmera where he worked as a labourer before enlisting. He married Maud Duffield in 1919. By 1924 they were living at Swan Marsh near Cobden, James was a farmer. Maud died in 1925 and in 1930 James married her sister Lilian Duffield. They lived in Moonee Ponds, James working as a council employee until his death in 1955.

 

 

 


Not listed on Honour Boards


 

Anzac hatAndrew  ABERCROMBIEweb Duneed_ Abercrombie

Service No:    2252
Rank:             Lieutenant
Unit:               8th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement

Born 1879, Mt Duneed
Son of Andrew and Mary Abercrombie from Hawthorn
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a State school teacher

Andrew enlisted 17/07/1915 at Melbourne as a single man
He embarked for overseas 2/05/1916 from Melbourne on HMAT A66 Uganda
Served in Middle East
Returned to Australia 24/7/1919

 

 

Anzac hatEdgar  ALLEN

Service No:    57127
Rank:             Private
Unit:               5th General (Victorian) Reinforcements

Born 19/10/1897, Marshalltown
Son of John and Elizabeth Allen from Mt Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Edgar enlisted 14/03/1918 at Geelong as a single man
He embarked for overseas 10/06/1918 from Sydney on HMAT A18 Wiltshire
Served in Egypt
Returned to Australia 3/7/1919

 

 

Anzac hatAlfred  ALTMAN

Service No:    1877
Rank:             Private
Unit:               22nd Infantry Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement

Born 1889, Mt Duneed
Son of John and Helena Altman from Mt Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farmer

Alfred enlisted 15/06/1915 at Nagambie as a single man
He embarked for overseas 26/08/1915 from Melbourne on HMAT A68 Anchises
Served in Gallipoli, Egypt
Returned to Australia 5/7/1916

 

 

Anzac hatNorman Victor GOGOLL

Service No:    27299
Rank:             Private
Unit:               Recruit Depot Battalion

Born 1894, Geelong
Son of Charles and Fanny Gogoll from Mt. Duneed
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a farm labourer

Norman enlisted 3/04/1916 at Geelong as a single man
He served at the Training Depot for three weeks before a gun accidentally discharged blowing off his left little toe. The injury caused him to be discharged.

 

 

Anzac hat KIAWilliam Charles RAYMENT

Service No:    49
Rank:             Private
Unit:               30th Squadron, 1st Reinforcement AFC  (Australian Flying Corps)

Born 1892, Mt Duneed
Son of James and Harriet Rayment from Surrey Hills
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a coppersmith

William enlisted 29/06/1915 at Werribee as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 10/08/1915 from Melbourne on RMS Persia
Served in Gallipoli
Died as a result of illness while a prisoner of war 11/11/1916

 

 

Anzac hatPercy Frederick WHITE

Service No:    38050
Rank:             Gunner
Unit:               7th Field Artillary Brigade (FAB)

Born 1898, Mt Duneed
Son of Frederick and Isobel White from Geelong
His occupation prior to enlistment was as a book Keeper

Percy enlisted 20/04/1917 at Melbourne as a Single man
He embarked for overseas 9/11/1917 from Melbourne on HMAT A15 Port Sydney
Served in France
Returned to Australia 4/1/1919

 

 

 

 

 

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