Tribute to the soldiers of my family

To commemorate 100 years of ANZAC.

1915 - 2015

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LEST WE FORGET

As I gradually find information to add about each soldier you can click on their name to read their story.
Please let me know of any I don't have or if you would like information added.
Our family's soldiers were predominately ANZACS          
(Australian and New Zealand Army Corp).
ANZAC DAY is celebrated on the 25th of April each year.
Alona from the Lonetester HQ  blog  has written a great post about 21 ANZAC Day facts.


Boer War

FORSYTH, JOHN -  returned home to NZ - Trooper - Service No. 3836, enlisted in the 6th New Zealand Contingent, known as the "Silent Sixtth", on the 18th of January 1901 at Wellington.
(relationship to me - maternal great grand uncle)

World War 1





ADAMS, Charles Nightingale - Serial No. 50972: Private, 27th reinforcements (second draft) New Zealand Army Nursing Service, embarkation 16 July 1917, N.O.K  Mrs A.M.S Adams (wife) 3 Rixon Grove, Wellington, NZ - returned home 1919.
(relationship to me - paternal 1C2R)

ADAMS, Morgan - Private - 7th Battalion, 5th Reinforcements A.I.F - returned home 1919 - SERN 1903 : Born Melbourne VIC, 4 March 1895 - Died 22 August 1923: enlisted Melbourne VIC : Next of Kin (Mother) M Adams
(relationship to me - paternal great uncle)

AH-KING, (KING) David Alexander - Private - 6th Light Horse Regiment, 2nd Reinforcement and 17th Reinforcement - died of wounds Kantara, Egypt 29 April 1917 - King, David Alexander : SERN 727 : POB Birchip VIC : POE Sydney NSW : NOK (Brother) King, Arthur and (Brother) Edward King.  Address c/- W Glover, Ouyen.
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

AH-KING, (KING) Edmund James - Private - 22nd Battalion A.I.F - killed Pozieres 5 Aug 1916 - King, Edward James - SERN 1155 : POB Melbourne VIC : POE Warracknabeal VIC : NOK (Wife) King Caroline
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

AH-KING, (KING) Ernest John  - SERN 6885 : 14th Battalion later moving to the 29th Battalion: POB Birchip VIC : POE Albury NSW : NOK Howard F
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

BARTSH, George Henry:  Private - SERN 1617A : 58th Battalion A.I.F - Place of Birth,  Beechworth VIC : Place Of Enlistment, Geelong VIC : Next Of Kin, Wife,  Bartsh, Susan.
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

BEATON, Peter Francis (Frank)  - Private 24th Battalion, 10th reinforcement, later 51st Battalion - Returned to Australia 10 September 1917: SERN - 3015: Place of birth - Euroa, Victoria: Place of Enlistment - Melbourne, Victoria: Next of Kin - Father, Mr Peter BEATON, Euroa, Victoria.
(relationship to me - maternal 1C4R)

BEATON, William John - Private 14th Battalion: killed at Gallipoli 27 Aug 1915:  SERN - 1912 : Place of birth - Euroa VIC : Place of enlistment - Euroa VIC : Next of kin -  (Father) BEATON, Peter
(relationship to me - maternal 1C4R)

CROOKE, John Michael -Private - 36th Battalion A.I.F - killed in action France 18th October 1917 - SERN 7226 : POB South Melbourne VIC : POE Sydney NSW : NOK (Father)  Crooke John
(relationship to me - maternal 2C2R)

CROWL, Bertie Leslie - Private - 7th Battalion, 12th reinforcements AIF - returned home 5th April 1919. SERN 3712 - Enlisted 8th July 1915.
(relationship to me - husband of paternal great aunt)

EDMONDS, William Arthur - Private - 38th Battalion A.I.F - killed in action in France on the 29th September 1918 - SERN 4803 : POB Nathalia VIC : POE Melbourne VIC : NOK (Father) Edmonds William H
(relationship to me - maternal 2C1R)

FINDLATER, Nicol Thomas - Born 27 May 1882 Nairnshire, Scotland. Died France 20 May 1915 - Regimental No. 29440 -  Private in No 3 Coy, 16th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment)
(relationship to me - paternal 3C3R)

FLEMING, Albert Henry Percival - Sergeant Major- 5th Battalion, A Company A.I.F - returned home - SERN 24 : POB Melbourne VIC : POE Melbourne VIC : NOK (Wife) Fleming Marjory
(relationship to me - maternal great uncle)

FLEMING, David Claude - Private - Divisional Signal Company 2, Reinforcement 17 - SERN 15896 - Returned to Australia 16 June 1919 - NOK - mother Mrs Jessie Fleming, King Valley, Victoria
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

FLEMING,  Finley James: SERN 3147 : POB Kotupna VIC : POE Melbourne VIC : NOK F Fleming William
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

FLEMING, John HenryPrivate - 37th Battalion, C Company - returned home - SERN 868 - POE Melbourne, VIC: NOK - Father, Moses Fleming, Billy's Lookout, West Wyalong, New South Wales
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

FLEMING, Leslie John - Private - 8th Battalion, A company - SERN 125 - Returned to Australia 20 May 1919 - NOK - Uncle, John Knight Fleming, Edi via Wangaratta, Victoria
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

FLEMING, William Finley - Private/Gunner - 8th Australian Light Horse, 12th Reinforcement, enlisted 4th August 1915 and returned home - SERN 1561 - Place of Birth: Whitfield, Victoria 24 Sept 1893 - Place of Enlistment: Seymour, Victoria - NOK mother Mrs F. Fleming, King Valley, Whitfield.
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

FORSYTH, Edward  - Born 1894 Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Gunner - killed France 4th March 1917 - Service No. 144186 15th Division  Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery - buried St Sever, Rouen
(relationship to me - paternal 1C3R)

FORSYTH, George - Private - 47th Battalion A.I.F - killed Pozieres 9 Aug 1916 - SERN 1654 : Born Fraserburgh Scotland, 8 Sept 1890: POE Charters Towers QLD : NOK (Mother) Forsyth Jane
(relationship to me - paternal 1C3R)

FORSYTH, James - Born 31 October 1890 Coutts Island, Christchurch, New Zealand -Sergeant - returned home to New Zealand - Serial No.13/2773 - 9th Reinforcements Auckland Mounted Rifles, A Squadron.
(relationship to me - paternal great grand uncle) 

FORSYTH, John - Born 10 May 1879 Rhodes Swamp, Christchurch, New Zealand. returned home to New Zealand - Serial No.17561 - First Known Rank Corporal - Embarkation Unit 20th Reinforcements Mounted Rifles Brigade, Mounted Machinegun Section
(relationship to me - paternal great grand uncle)

FORSYTH, Robert - Born 3 February 1895, Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland - killed Flanders 20 Nov 1914 - Private 817 in the 1st Battalion - Gordon Highlanders. Parents John Gill Forsyth and Jane nee Birnie.
(relationship to me - paternal 1C3R)

FORSYTH, William - returned home to New Zealand - enlisted as Private 15 June 1916 - 2nd Battalion Otago Regiment New Zealand - Serial No.13/2189 - First Known Rank Trooper - Embarkation Unit Auckland Mounted Rifles. Discharged a corporal.
(relationship to me - paternal great grand uncle)

HARRISON, Maurice - Lance corporal - 14th Battalion A.I.F - Awarded the Military Medal for conspicuous bravery & devotion to duty - died of disease France 22 Oct 1918 - SERN - 1952 : POB - Euroa VIC : POE- Euroa VIC : NOK - (Father) HARRISON George.
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

HULME Alfred Archibald : Service Number - 6743 : Place of Birth - Wangaratta Vic : Place of Enlistment - Cootamundra NSW : Next of Kin - (Brother) HULME Charles
(relationship to me - maternal 2C2R)

HULME George William : Service Number - 142 : Place of Birth - Wangaratta Vic, 1884: Place of Enlistment - Sydney NSW : Next of Kin - (Brother) HULME Charles John
(relationship to me - maternal 2C2R)

HULME Edward Harold: Service Number - 6742 : Place of Birth - Wangaratta Vic : Place of Enlistment - Cootamundra NSW : Next of Kin - (Brother) HULME Charles
(relationship to me - maternal 2C2R)

KINGSBURY, Albert Henry - Born 1883 New Zealand - died 25 Oct 1918 - Trooper - Service No: 43735  - Regiment/Service: Canterbury Mounted Rifles, N.Z.E.F. - Grave Reference Q. 14. CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
(relationship to me - paternal 1C2R)

MCROBBIE, George - Corporal - returned home - enlisted to 3rd Company 1st Battalion Auckland Regiment.  Service Number 28360. N.O. K  father, William McRobbie. Enlisted 26 June 1916.
(relationship to me - paternal 1C3R)

MELVIN, Arthur Davidson - Born 3 June 1887, Pittrichie, Udny, Scotland - killed in action Vimy, France 8 April 1917 - Service no. 446966 - Sergeant Canadian Infantry, "C" Coy 31st Battalion
(relationship to me - paternal 2C3R)

MITCHELL William Arthur – Service Number – 1389 1266 : Place of Birth – Stawell VIC : Place of Enlistment – Broadmeadows VIC : Next of Kin – (Mother) MITCHELL Jessie
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

MORGAN, Archibald Thomas - returned home - 7th Battalion A.I.F, C Company regimental number 370 : Place of Birth - Euroa VIC : Place of Enlistment - Seymour VIC : Next of Kin - MORGAN S A
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

MORGAN/WAKENSHAW, HERBERT JOHN - Lance Corporal - 22nd Battalion 3rd reinforcements - enlisted 19 July 1915 - Died of wounds, France  5th August 1916 - SERN- 2037 : POB - Euroa VIC, 1895: POE- Melbourne VIC : NOK  - (Foster mother) COWELL M
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

MORGAN, Thomas Fitzherbert - Private 24th Battalion 20th Reinforcements - Service Number - 6842 : Place of Birth - Hilston NSW, 4 January 1885 : Place of Enlistment - Euroa VIC : Next of Kin - (Mother) MORGAN J
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

MORGAN Thomas Fitzherbert : Private 7th General Victorian Reinforcements -Service Number - 55670 : Place of Birth - Euroa VIC, 18 March 1899: Place of Enlistment - Euroa VIC : NOK - (Father) MORGAN Thomas F
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

MORGAN,  William John Pike  Private 14th Battalion A.I.F - killed Lone Pine 8 Aug 1915 - SERN - 893 : POB - Euroa VIC : POE - Broadmeadows VIC : NOK - (Mother) MORGAN S A
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

OXLEY, Hubert - Private 2nd Battalion Auckland regiment.  Wounded and taken prisoner in Germany. Returned to New Zealand permanently unfit. Service number 23/1777. N.O.K Amelia Beatrice Oxley.
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

RATTRAY, John - killed France 1916
(relationship to me - paternal 2C3R)

SAXON,  Bertie Henry- killed France 6 Oct 1918 - SERN - 2708 : POB - Euroa VIC : POE - Melbourne VIC : NOK - (Father) SAXON John Thomas
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

SAXON,  Joseph Stanley - killed Pozieres 4 Aug 1916 -  SERN - 1564 : POB - Euroa VIC : POE- Euroa VIC : NOK - (Father) SAXON John Thomas
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

SAXON Thomas Abraham- returned home - SERN - 485 : POB - Euroa VIC : POE - Euroa VIC : NOK - (Father) SAXON John Thomas
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

SAXON, William Frederick - returned home - SERN - 694 : POB - Euroa VIC : POE - Seymour VIC : NOK - (N/A) SAXON John Thomas SAXON
(relationship to me - maternal 1C3R)

Click HERE  to read a guest post about the Saxon boys written by their sister's  grandson Harold Shipston

Click HERE to read Kylie's book about the Saxon boys and other Euroa lads in WW1

World War 2

ADAMS, Frank Francis (Francis Edward)  First enlistment - Private - VX 26047 - 8 Division petrol company- DOB 12 July 1906; POB Kensington, Victoria.  POE - Caulfield 15 June 1940.  NOK - Catherine Goodwin - sister.  Date of discharge 23 October 1940 "medically unfit for service not occasioned by his own default"

second enlistment - Private - VX 114516 - HQ 2 Aust Army - POE Parramatta NSW 19 October 1942 - NOK - Florence Adams - wife.  Date of discharge 30 October 1945.
(relationship to me - paternal great uncle)

BEATTIE, Walter George:  Service Number - VX34316 : Date of birth - 27 Sep 1916 : Place of birth - BRUNSWICK VIC : Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC : Next of Kin - BEATTIE ROBERT
(relationship to me - paternal 2C1R)

BREACH, James CareySERVICE NUMBERNZ 11201. Navy, Regular Military Service, Korean War, 1950-1953 Born 23 February 1930 - Died 2006 Next of kin on embarkation  Esther Breach nee Musson mother.
(relationship to me - paternal 1C1R)

FLEMING, Allan Percy – Service Number – VX3359 : Date of birth – 05 Mar 1912 : Place of birth – MELBOURNE VIC : Place of enlistment – SOUTH MELBOURNE VIC : Next of Kin – FLEMING M
(relationship to me - maternal 1C1R)

GRANT, Ossie Maxwell Joffre: Service Number - 118601 : Trainee radio operator, rank LAC in RAAF: Date of birth - 28 Mar 1915: Place of birth - BEECHWORTH VIC : Place of enlistment - MELBOURNE : Next of Kin - GRANT, WALDER
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

MCCOOMB, George Alexander - Sergeant - Service Number - VX58426 : Date of birth - 08 Sep 1915 : Place of birth - EUROA VIC : Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC : Next of Kin - MCCOOMB HENRY (father) - Enlisted 24 Jun 1941 2/8 Aust Armed Regiment - discharged from A.I.F. 29 Mar 1946.
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

MCCOOMB, Thomas Neil - Service Number - VX30770 : Date of birth - 07 May 1912 : Place of birth - EUROA VIC : Place of enlistment - ROYAL PARK VIC : Next of Kin - MCCOOMB HENRY killed 6 July 1945 - buried Ambon War Cemetery, Maluku, Indonesia.
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

MORGAN,  Benjamin Robert - Private - Official No VZ 7184 - 2/7 Australian Inf Bn - Army.  Taken prisoner of war in Crete.  Died in Germany, result of injuries.  He is buried at Lamsdorf War Cemetery, Grave 5, Row 5, Field 3.  He was 34 years old and brother to Private William John Pike Morgan killed on Gallipoli (14th Bn G Coy) at the age of 18 years.  Second son lost to Thomas Fitzherbert and Sarah Morgan of McGuinness Street, Euroa, Victoria, Australia.
(relationship to me - maternal 1C2R)

MUSSON,  Ivor Forsyth - Sapper - Serial No.  22597 - second New Zealand Expeditionary Force, 7 Field company.  N.O.K (sister) Mrs. A. W. Ford West Belt, Rangiora, Christchurch. Brother of my Paternal grandfather James Richard Musson.  
(relationship to me - paternal great uncle)

MUSSON, William Robert - Private - Serial No. 21707 - 21st Auckland Battalion, N.O.K (brother) E. M. Musson. 
(relationship to me - paternal great uncle)

OXLEY, Herbert John - killed in action in Europe on air operations on the 4th of April 1943. His last rank was Sergeant in the Royal New Zealand Air Force, 485 (NZ) Squadron, RAF, service number 412725.  Parents Hubert Oxley and Amelia Beatrice nee Benjamin. 
(relationship to me - maternal 2C2R)

SHIPSTON, Donald Saxon - returned home - SERN - VX32651 : DOB - 28 May 1919 : POB - ELSTERNWICK VIC : POE - ROYAL PARK VIC : NOK - SHIPSTON GRACE (relationship to me - maternal 2C2R)

We Will Remember Them.

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6 comments:

  1. Fabulous, will follow with interest �� LEST WE FORGET

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  2. What an excellent collection you are putting together, Kerryn, well done!

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    1. Thanks Pauleen. It's a labour of love.

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