Our Families Roll of Honour in Boer War – WW1 – WWII – Korea – Vietnam – Voyager Disaster

Created September 14 2014 and last Updated October 19 2019

Until a couple of years ago, I didn’t realise that David and I had so many family members in our extended family networks  who had been lost in military conflicts and also in peacetime too … many  lie on the Western Front of WW1. One was killed in South Africa during the Boer War, another fell on April 25 1915 at Gallipoli, and another at Gallipoli a month later. When we visited Gallipoli in 2006 and 2014, we didn’t realise that they were honoured at Gallipoli. We visited Bomana in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in October 2015 and Kanchanburi, Thailand, where we visited the graves of members of our families. And in the future we have the Western Front on our Bucket List, which would include visits to Ypres and Villers Bretonneux, once things settle down in France and Belgium.

We also visited the Australian War Memorial in Canberra in September 2014, and photographed the panels containing many of those from our families. And then found there are more to be added still.

And as our family history research continues, there are possibly even more to be to found sadly – Back in 2014 we identified a little over 30 of our families who died in military events –  by mid 2018 that number has grown to about 100 with 65 in WW1 alone .   .. so many stories yet to be uncovered and memories to be honoured. Lest We Forget.

Initially we thought that Monty Dwyer was my McKenzie cousin and with later DNA testing we discovered that he was also a Dwyer cousin of David’s :

Joseph Montague Monty Dwyer – WW2 (McKenzie Family) – 2/12th AIF Battalion – Bomana – A2. C. 5

KerrieAnne’s Family Network

  • Edmund (Edward)  Arthur Adams – WW2 RAAF 450 Squadron Flying Officer (411093) who flew Kittyhawk IV T927 of Desert Harassers – Killed 30 January 1945 Padua Italy flying from FANO – Group Photo Middle Row 4th from right – other photos – AWM Roll of Honour – Panel 105 – Trove (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,  ) – 450 Squadron (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, ) – researching RAAF tipsWW2 Nominal RollCWGC Cemetery/memorial reference: III. D. 3. – CertificateFindaGraveService Record
  • Oswald Percival Alderson – enlisted as Percy Alderson – WW1 (Small Family) Field Artillery Brigade 3 – Killed in Action 19 August 1915 – buried at Shell Green Cemetery (Plot I, Row B, Grave No. 7), Gallipoli, Turkey – ADFA – WW1 Panel 12 AWM
  • Reginald Saxon Alderson – enlisted as Reginald Alderson – 42nd Battalion – Killed in Action 4 October 1917 – Commemorated at Menin Gate Panel 27 ADFA – Panel 135 AWM WW1
  • Arthur James Alexander – WW2 (Bradley Family) – 1st Australian Army Services Corps – Thai – Burma Railway – Kanchanaburi – Panel 79 AWM WW2
  • Kenneth John  Ansoul N286250 – WW2 – ( 1919 – 1943 – New Guinea) – was part of the 36th Battalion in the Second AIF  – AWM Roll of Honour entry – Bomana A1. B. 6. – Panel 67 AWM WW2
  • Allan Henry Avard – WW1 – 35th Battalion AIF – Bailleul – Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), Lille, Nord Pas de Calais, France 1.2.1917 – Panel 124 of AWM WW1
  • David Henry Avard – WW1 – 19th Battalion AIF – Villers Bretonneux – 3.5.1917 – Panel 87 AWM WW1
  • Frederick Avard – Boer War – NSW Lancers – Carolina, Mpumalanga, South Africa ? – Panel 1 AWM Boer War
  • James William Baker – 6.11.1916 – (Bradley Family) 4th Battalion – Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 8), France – Panel 39 AWM WW1
  • Arthur Herbert Byrnes – (Small Family) 3rd Machine Gun Company – Killed in Action 26 May 1918 – buried  Adelaide Cemeterry (Plot III, Row I, Grave 1), Villers-Bretonneux, France – ADFA – – Panel 133 AWM WW1
  • Arthur Noel Callcott – WW2 – 2nd/20th Battalion – Fall of Singapore 9.2.1942 – Panel 44 Supplementary Panel 4 WW2 (far end near entry – opposite stairs)
  • John Laurence Cantwell – WW1 (Byrnes Family) 2nd Battalion – 1st Machine Gun Battalion – Byrnes Family – Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 3), Bailleul, France – Panel 175 AWM WW1
  • George Stanley Cummins – WW1 (Small Family)- Killed in Action 20 January 1917 Armantieres – buried Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row D, Grave No. 6), Armentieres, France – ADFA – Panel 125 AWM WW1
  • Joseph Montague Monty Dwyer – WW2 (McKenzie Family) – 2/12th AIF Battalion – Bomana – A2. C. 5 – Panel 36 AWM WW2
  • Stuart Cecil Eastment – (Small Family)  42nd Battalion – Killed in Action Zonnebeke Belgium – Ypres Menin Gate – Panel 27 – ADFA – Panel 135 AWM WW1
  • George Campbell Easton – (Bradley Family) 4.11.1918 – Northampton (Towcester Road) Cemetery (Plot 446, Row 3, Grave No. 17320), Northamptonshire – Panel 175 AWM WW1
  • Alfred Gallard – (Small Family) 13th Battalion – died of illness 13.11.1918 – ADFAburied Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row C, Grave No. 33), France – Panel 69 AWM WW1
  • Russell George Goldsworthy – WW2 (Bradley Family) – 2/22nd AIF Battalion – Rabaul – Panel 48 AWM WW2
  • Francis Richard Herbert – (Howe Family) 3rd Battalion – Died of Wounds 23.8.1918 – Heath Cemetery (Morcourt Com. Cem. Ext. Memorial I), Harbonnieres, France – Panel 36 AWM WW1
  • George Albert Herbert – WW1 ( Howe Family) 18th Battalion – killed in action 5.10.1917 – buried Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery (Plot IV, Row E, Grave No. 14), France – Panel 85 AWM WW1
  • Lyle Hicks – WW2 – 2/9th AIF Battalion – Bomana – Panel 33 AWM WW2
  • Gordon Dallinger/Dallenger Hughes – (Small Family) 20th Battalion – Villers Bretonneux – ADFA  – Panel 91 AWM WW1
  • Allan Vincent Charles Hurlock – WW2 (Hicks Connection) – 2/14th AIF Battalion – Bomana – B5. F. 14 – Panel 38 AWM WW2
  • Harry Julian – WW2 (Hicks Family connection) – Airforce – Woronora – Panel 116 AWM WW2
  • Alfred (Arthur) Harold Lawler – WW1 (Bradley Family)- 18th AIF Battalion – Villers Bretonneux – 4.8.1916 – Panel 86 AWM WW1
  • Bernard Hector McCosker – WW1 – 33rd AIF Battalion – killed in 1917 in Belgium – Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Flanders, Belgium – 14.7.1917 – Panel 122 AWM WW1
  • Hector Gordon Roch McCosker – WW2 – RAAF – 25 Operational Training RAF – Accidentally killed – Holy Trinity and St Oswald Churchyard Extension, Finningley, South Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom – Panel 126 AWM WW2
  • Leo Clieve John McCosker – WW2 – 2/18th Australian Infantry Battalion – Missing Believed Killed – Fall of Singapore – Kranji War Cemetery, Kranji, Singapore – Panel 41 AWM WW2
  • Charles Alexander McCosker – WW2 – HMAS Perth – Sunda Strait, Netherlands East Indies – Plymouth Naval Memorial, Plymouth, Devon, England, United Kingdom – Panel 5 AWM WW2
  • Mervyn Milton Menyweather -(Small Family) – died 6 August 1915 – buried at sea – commemorated at Lone Pine Memorial Panel 15 – Gallipoli –  ADFA – Panel 30 AWM WW1
  • Edward Peter Murphy (Hicks Family connection) – WW1 – 55th Battalion Fromelles – Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Bethune, Nord Pas de Calais, France – Panel 161 AWM WW1
  • Robert Bruce Newlands – WW1  – 3rd Battalion,  Ypres 2.10.1917 – commemorated at Menin Gate – ADFA entry  – Panel 20 AWM WW1
  • Arthur Wellesley Oakes  – (Small Family) 1st Light Horse Regiment – Killed in Action 7.8.1915 Popes Post Gallipoli commemorated Lone Pine Gallipoli – ADFA – Panel  2 AWM WW1
  • Robert Pidgeon – WW1 (Bradley Family)- Wellington Regiment NZ – ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT – 2.9.1918
  • Thomas William Galvin Power – 42nd  Battalion – KIA 1.9.1918 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 23), France – Panel 136 AWM WW1
  • Ernest Henry Walter Robinson – 6th Light Horse & Australian Mounted Train – Australian Army Service Corps – Panel 181 – AWM WW1 –
  • Jack Robinson – WW1 – 8th AIF Battalion – Ypres Menin Gate Memorial 20.9.1917 -Panel 54 AWM WW1
  • Cyril John Roche – (Robinson Family) –  3.3.1917 – 17th Battalion Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 6), – Panel 83 AWM WW1
  • Herbert Charles Rogers – WW2 (Hicks Family) – 2/2nd AIF Battalion – Sananda – Bomana – Panel 29 AWM WW2
  • Walter Ludolph Schneider WW1 (Small Family) – Died of wounds 24 July 1916 Pozieres. Buried Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row E, Grave No. 26), France-  ADFA  – Panel 34 AWM WW1
  • John Shea – (Small Family) 3rd Pioneer Battalion – Died on way to WW1 – buried at Karrakatta Cemetery Western Australia – ADFA  – Panel 173 AWM WW1
  • Archibald Hugh Sheather – WW1 (McKenzie Family) – 41st AIF Battalion – Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres near Amiens & Villers Bretonneux, Picardie – 12.8.1918 – Panel 134 AWM WW1
  • Edward Henry Sheather – WW1 (McKenzie Family) – 49th AIF Battalion – Villers Bretonneux – 20.10.1918 – Panel 149 AWM WW1
  • AE Small – Alfred Edward Small – 13th Battalion and 10th Field Artillery Brigade – Killed in Action 22 December 1916 Flers France – buried A.I.F. Burial Ground (Plot I, Row C, Grave No. 23), Grass Lane, Flers, France – ADFA – Panel 16 AWM WW1
  • Harold Edward / Edwin Small – 17th General Reinforcements – died of illness at Sierra Leone Hospital on 27.10.1918 – buried Freetown (King Tom) Cemetery (Row 2, Grave No. 197), West Africa – ADFA – Panel 34 AWM WW1
  • Keith Campbell Small – Howitzer Brigade 22 – Killed in Action at Polygon Wood Ypres Belgium – buried – Buttes New British Cemetery (Plot VI, Row B, Grave No. 12), Polygon Wood, Zonnebeke, Belgium – ADFA – Panel 20 AWM WW1
  • LE Small – Lloyd/Loyde Erllabert Small – 2nd Battalion – Killed in Action 24 July 1916 – Commemorated Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France – ADFA – Panel 34 AWM WW1
  • Roy Geoffrey Small – 19th Battalion – Killed in Action Bapaume 19.3.1917 buried Achiet-Le-Grand Communal Cemetery (Plot IV, Row B, Grave No. 9), France – ADFA – Panel 89 AWM WW1
  • William John Small – 5th Battalion – Killed in Action Pozieres 25.7.1916 – Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France – ADFA – Panel 45 AWM WW1
  • William Leslie Small – 15th Battalion – Killed in Action 9.8.1916 – commemorated Australian National Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, France – ADFA – Panel 77 AWM WW1
  • Harry Roy Smith – (Small Bradley Families) 27.4.1918 – 9th Battalion – Crouy British Cemetery (Plot I, Row E, Grave No. 23), Crouy-Sur-Somme, France – Panel 149 AWM WW1
  • Samuel Pentleton (Pendleton) Stewart – WW1 (McKenzie Family) – b. 1892 d.1916 – Service No. 895 – served in the ANMEF to New Guinea in 1914 where he was invalided home with malaria. Later he seems to have tried to re-enlist three times in the AIF, was finally accepted,  and due to go into camp, but became ill and died of service – related illness (Malaria) in Wagga Wagga  Hospital in 1916. He is included on the AWM Roll of Honour – 12345678910,  11, – and is commemorated at Panel 188 at the Australian War Memorial – Panel 188 AWM WW1
  • John Robert Swaysland – WW1 (Waters Family) – 9th AIF Battalion – Villers Bretonneux – 23.7.1916 – Panel 57 AWM WW1
  • Ernest Albert Taylor – (Small Family) 31st Battalion and 8 Trench Mortar – Killed in Action Fleurbaix 12.10.1916  – buried Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot III, Row A, Grave No. 35), Armentieres, France – ADFA  – Panel 145 AWM WW1
  • George Walker – WW1 (Bradley Family) – NZ – Auckland Mounted Rifles – CATERPILLAR VALLEY (NEW ZEALAND) MEMORIAL – 15.11.1917
  • Charles Francis Weatherstone – WW1 – 9th AIF Battalion – died near Armentieres Merville Communal Cemetery, Merville, Dunkirk, Nord Pas de Calais, France – 28.4.1916 – AWM Last Post Ceremony 12.2.2017 – Panel 58 AWM WW1
  • George Weatherstone – WW1 – 41st AIF Battalion – Strand Ploegsteert, Wallonie, near Ypres, Belgium 2.6.1917 – Panel 134 AWM WW1
  • George Sidney Thomas Wicks (Small Family) – 20th Battalion – Killed in Action 17 December 1915 – 3 days before the Gallipoli evacuation – Commemorated The Lone Pine Memorial (Panel 64), Gallipoli, Turkey – ADFA – Panel 92 AWM WW1
  • William Arthur Woodford – (Hicks Family) died 9.9.1916 at Armidale Military Camp before embarking overseas – Panel 187 AWM WW1
  • Lennox Samuel Bertram Woodhouse – WW2 (Small – Bradley Families)- 3 Reserve Motor Transport Company – Thai Burma Railway – Kanchanaburi – Panel 85 AWM WW2
  • Alfred Clarence Youdale Military Cross with two Bars  – (Small Family) 7th Light Horse and Royal Flying Corps 2.12.1917 – Commemorated Arras Flying Services Memorial France – ADFA – located in a book of Commemorative Roll at entry end of Panels

David’s Family Network

  • Lex William Hickson Adams 1201945- Vietnam (Hibbs Family), partner to Lisa Maree Cosgrove (Hibbs Family) 2nd Battalion RAR KIA Nui Dat Battle of Tan Ru (“In the thick of the battle Lex A was not so lucky.  As the battle was raging very fiercely, Lex A exposed himself to enemy fire when he threw a grenade.  A few moments later he threw another grenade from exactly the same position and he was fatally wounded in the neck by small arms fire.”) – 31.3.1971  – 1, 2, – Panel 5 AWM Vietnam
  • Albert Bates – WW1 (Green Family) – 55th AIF Battalion – Picardie – Killed in Action, 02-09-1918 in France, buried 1918 in Heilly Station, Mericourt-L’Abbe, France.Panel 160 AWM WW1
  • Noel Jack Brindle – WW2 (Hibbs Family) – 36th AIF – accidentally killed in truck accident in Singleton Australia – Rookwood Necropolis, Rookwood – Panel 67 AWM WW2
  • Norbert Joseph Byrnes – WW1 (Hibbs Family) – 47th AIF Battalion – Ypres – Menin Gate – 9.8.1917 – Panel 143 AWM WW1
  • Victor Keith Caiger – WW2 (Green Family) – RAAF – Flying accident – Laverton – 1943 – Panel 115 AWM WW2
  • Reginald Francis Canavan – WW2 (Hibbs Family) – RAF – Campbelltown Scotland – Panel 120 AWM WW2
  • George William Carr – WW1 (Hibbs Family) – 2nd AIF Battalion – 23.7.1916 Pozieres – Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France – Panel 32 AWM WW1
  • Harry Dene Cook – died 1964 in HMAS Voyager disaster)- (Green Family) 1964 – Rookwood
  • Gordon Cooper – WW2 (Green Family) – RAAF – Murray Bridge South Australia – Panel 115 AWM WW2
  • Joseph William Costin – WW1 (Green Family) – 9th AIF Battalion – Lone Pine Gallipoli – ANZAC Landing April 1915 – Panel 55 AWM WW1
  • Adrian Croese – WW1 (Green Family) – 1917 Armentieres – Bonjean Military Cemetery (Plot V, Row A, Grave No. 35), Armentieres, France – ADFA entry – Panel 125 AWM WW1
  • Joseph Montague Monty Dwyer – WW2 (Green – Pead – Dwyer Family) – 2/12th AIF Battalion – Bomana – A2. C. 5 — Panel 36 AWM WW2
  • Albert James Hibbs Edmonds – WW1 (Hibbs Family) – 35th AIF Battalion – Bethleem Farm – 29.7.1917 – Panel 125 AWM WW1
  • Edward Allen Fountain – WW1 (Green Family) – 2nd AIF Battalion – KIA 9.4.1917 – Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France – Panel 32 AWM WW1
  • Raymond George Fountain – WW1 – Green Family – 18th AIF  Battalion – Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Ypres, Flanders, Belgium – Killed in Action 9.10.1917 – Panel 85 AWM WW1
  • Clarence Henry “Harry” Green – served at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. He was awarded the Military Medal (9 Dec 1916 for bravery in the field, opening the wells at Flers, Somme, under continuous shell fire) and killed Ploegstreet 26.7.1917. Buried at Trois Arbres Cemetery near Steenwerck, France, Plot I.V.15 – NZ 
  • Thomas Francis  Henry  Green – WW1 (Green Family) – NZ – Lone Pine Gallipoli – 30 May 1915
  • John Charles Holding –  (Green Oliver Johnson family) 20th Battalion – Killed in Action 20 September 1917  The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 23), Belgium – Panel 91 AWM WW1
  • Frederick Keith Johnson – WW1 (Green Family) – Died at sea 11.12.1916 onboard troopship HMAT Benalla during WW1 – ADFA entries –1, 2 – Panel 21 AWM WW1 Commemorative area
  • Leslie Roy Phillip Johnson – WW2 (Green Family)- 67th Infantry Battalion – Yokohama – Panel 71AWM WW2
  • Thomas Johnson – WW2 (Hibbs Family) – he was believed to have been killed in WW1. However the NSW BDM Register has his birth in 1911 (Reg. No. 14605/1911)- so it would not have been possible for him to have served in WW1. He did however serve in the 2/17th Battalion in WW2 and is buried at Lae, PNG.
  • Herbert Augustine Kelly – WW1 (Hibbs Family) – 20th Battalion AIF – Ypres – Menin Gate – 20.9.1917 – Panel 91 AWM WW1
  • Herbert John Kelly – WW2  (Hibbs Family) – 6th Division Signals – Colombo – Panel 27 AWM WW2
  • Charles Leonarder  – WW2 (Green Family) (1918 – 1942) – 2/12 Field Company killed in the fall of Singapore – 15.2.1942 – Panel 23 AWM WW2
  • Sydney Frank Loughlin – WW1 (Green Family) – 2nd Australian Field Artillery Brigade – Ypres – The Huts Cemetery, Ypres, Flanders, Belgium – 17.10.1917 – Panel 12 AWM WW1
  • Richard Francis Neville – WW2 (Hibbs Family)  – 2/9th Battalion – Milne Bay PNG – note he served as Harris. Panel 34 AWM WW2ww1
  • Charles Lindsay Norman – WW1 (Hibbs Family) – 1st Aawm ustralian Machine Gun Company – Ypres – Menin Gate – 26.09.1917 – Panel 179
  • Harry Hamilton Peade – WW2 (Green Family) – Syria – 1943 – Panel 25 AWM WW2
  • Kenneth Hastings Poynting  (Poynton) – WW2 (Hibbs Family)  – RAF – Surrey – Panel 129 AWM WW2
  • Victor Wentworth Robins – WW1 (Green Family) – 2nd AIF Battalion – Picardie – Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Hermies, Picardie – 9.4.1917 – Panel 34 AWM WW1
  • Arthur Edward Harrison Salter – WW2 (Green Family)  – 18 Camp Hospital – Australia – Panel 88 AWM WW2
  • Thomas Aron Tiearney – WW1 – German South West Africa – died of Belladonna poisoning 8.6.1915 – Kalahari Rifles
  • William John Tighe – WW1 (Hibbs Family) – Pozieres 1916 – Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France – 5.8.1916 – Panel 87 AWM WW1
  • Jack Alister Whitelaw – WW1 (Green Family) – 34th Battalion Belgium 4.10.1917 – Ypres commemorated at Menin Gate Memorial – ADFA entry – Panel 42 AWM WW1
  • Thomas Desmond Charles Woods – WW1 (Hibbs Family)  – 42nd AIF Battalion – Ypres – Menin Gate – 4.10.1917 – Panel 136 AWM WW1
  • William Arthur Woods DCM – served in WII & killed in Korea – 3rd RAR – Busan (Hibbs Family) – Panel 2 AWM Korea

Postscript

John Daniel Alderton, husband of May Kerim (Hibbs family) was believed to have served and died in Vietnam. However he is not on the AWM Roll of Honour. Rather there is a service record for a soldier of this name who served in the 2/18th Battalio,n who was a POW in Changi and on the Sumatra Railway in WW2. He survived and lived until 1960, which is confirmed in Allen Maunder’s Sailing on the Hibbs Line and in his WW2 Service Record. However his 1960 death in Concord Repatriation Hospital has been attributed, in the Hibbs family,   to the injuries he sustained as a POW of the Japanese. He is commemorated on the POW Memorial at Ballarat. – See WikiTree entry.

Sidney George  Franklin (1897 – 1953)  – WW1  – 30th AIF  Battalion returned to Australia in 1917 – then enlisted in the Navy in WW2


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Avard

  • Boer War

Frederick Avard  – S/N – 507 -b. 22-12-1879 Berry Park d. 10-10-1900 Carolina, Sth Africa; Boer War  – NSW Lancers – BWM Record – Buried at British Military Cemetery Ermelo, Transvaal RSA- see Find A Grave entry. Photo. He was a “Gold Medal” shooter for the NSW Lancers. Australian Light Horse Studies Centre mention. “The Anglo-Boer War 1899-1902 : from the Hunter Valley to the Transvaal with Trooper Frederick Avard of the New South Wales Lancers” / Leslie H. Perrett NLA Catalogue – State Library NSW Catalogue – Singleton Argus – May 30 2014 – Australian Reserve ForcesMaitland Boer War Memorial – photo – Memorial Plaque in Maitland – Lancers web site of wounding & death – Military History Tours photos

  • WW1

David Henry Avard S/N 3752 – b. 01-09-1893 Maitland East d. 03-05-1917 Bullicourt, France, WW1. 20th Battalion and appointed to 19th Battalion in January 1917. Awarded Military Cross, British War Medal, Victory Medal – Honours and Awards – Gazette. Field commission to 2nd lieutenant. Served in Middle East & France. Red Cross – Wounded & Missing Entry. Buried near the Railway Embankment at Villers Bretonneux – but site not located  by November 1923 – Memorial at Villers Bretonneux, France. WW1 Cemeteries – Villers Bretonneux. Grave Registration DocumentADFA – No known Grave.  AWM Roll of Honour. Find A Grave entry. Commendation from General Birdwood. Wright Family, Gillywood Family and Avard Family – Rootsweb Entry – ANZAC – Somme website.

Byrnes

  • WW1

          John Laurence Cantwell – WW1 (Byrnes Family) 2nd Battalion – 1st Machine Gun Battalion – Byrnes Family – Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot II, Row F, Grave No. 3), Bailleul, France

Hicks

  • WW1

William Arthur Woodford – died 9.9.1916 at Armidale Military Camp before embarking overseas

  • WWII

Lyle Hicks and Herbert Charles “Bert” Rogers were killed at Buna and Gona New Guinea respectively – both during the last stages of the Kokoda campaign in late 1942.  Lyle Hicks & Bert Rogers – Last Post Ceremony at Australian War Memorial – September 26 & 27 2014

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Lyle and Bert lie at the Bomana Commonwealth War Grave Cemetery in Port Moresby New GuineaLyle’s CWGC gravestone photo B8.E.1, and Bert’s CWGC gravestone photo A5.C.9 – see more & also Kokoda Treks Information

McKenzie

  • WWI

Archibald Hugh “Artie” Sheather (b. December 29 1882 Palmers Island – d. August 12 1918 France). Enlisted in AIF at Kureen Cairns in 1916 – see Cairns Post mention January 26 1916   – 41st Infantry Battalion – Recorded as Missing or Wounded – Killed in Action – buried Heath Cemetery Harbonnieres, France, plot 11 row H grave 17 – photo on War Graves Photo project – mentions in Brisbane Courier December 6 1917 (injured) and Northern Star Lismore November 7 1918  he is recorded on the Maclean War Memorial and on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour – Notification to Family – which notes that he had attended Maclean Public School and been active in the Yamba Surf Life Saving Brigade, as well as the Maclean Football, Rowing & Bicycle Clubs.

Edward John “Ted” Sheather (b. September 26 1884 in Palmers Island – d. October 20 1918 France). Enlisted in AIF at Toumoulin North Queensland in 1916 – 52nd Infantry Battalion & later 49th Battalion  – Recorded as Missing or Wounded in Action – Killed in Action – Dying of Broncho-Pneumonia in the 41st Stationary Hospital Somme – buried October 21 1918 Villers Bretonneux Military Cemetery Fouilloy France plot xvii row AA grave 9) – photo via War Graves Photo project  – mentions in Northern Star Lismore November 7 1918 and Brisbane Courier December 2 1918  – he is recorded on the Maclean War Memorial and on the Australian War Memorial Roll of Honour – Notification to Family – which notes that he had attended Maclean and Grafton Public Schools and was in the Ravenshoe Rifle Club.

Midson

  • WWII

Lennox Samuel Bertram Woodhouse  S/N NX68607 b. 22-08-1909 Camden d. 22-12-1943  due to illness in Thailand – buried Kanchanaburi ThailandPOW record – on the Burma Railway – Hellfire Pass ?- Gravestone War Graves Photographic Project – Roll of Honour – 3rd Reserve Motor Transport Company AASC – history – Commemoration Australia

Power

  • WW1

         Thomas William Galvin Power – 42nd  Battalion – KIA 1.9.1918 Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension (Plot V, Row F, Grave No. 23), France

Robinson

  • WW1

Ernest Henry Walter Robinson – 6th Light Horse & Australian Mounted Train –       Australian Army Service Corps

      Jack Robinson – 8th Battalion

Waters

  • WWI 

John Robert SwayslandS/N 2905 – Roll of Honour – b. d. 23-7-1916 Pozieres – 9th Infantry Battalion – War Diary  – no known graveVillers-Bretonneux Memorial, Villers-Bretonneux, Picardie, France – Memorial War Graves Photographic Project – Find a Grave – Red Cross Wounded & Missing entry

Weatherstone

  • WW1

Charles Francis “Charlie” Weatherstone – S/N 2901 – d April 1916 – 9th Battalion – War Diary –   amongst the first Australian casualties on the Western Front at Rouge de Bois Flanders ahead of those lost at Fromelles in July 1916 – buried at Merville FranceUnit Diary entry for April 20 1916 – photographs in Australia & France via War Graves Photo project

George Weatherstone – S/N  1098 – buried Strand Mill Cemetery – Messines Belgium photo via War Graves Photo project


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