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CAULFIELD War Memorial - IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE
MEN AND WOMEN WHO DIED IN THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM


A ... B ... C ... D ... E + F ... G ... H ... I+J+K
L ... M ... N+O+P ... R+S ... T+U+V ... W+Y

any SOLDIER known to have died as a POW is indicated by *


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IRWIN, Frederick Stanley Anderson - Private 1907
- born 1884 in Caulfield to John Anderson IRWIN (1856-1890) & Elenora WHITE. His father was from County Tyrone and was the Health Officer for Malvern Council
- Frederick was a Secretary in Ivanhoe. He married Gladys SIMPSON in 1909
The Argus, 11 May 1909 IRWIN-SIMPSON - On the 31st March, 1909, at
Holy Trinity, East St. Kilda, by the Rev. F. G. Masters, Frederick Stanley Anderson, eldest son of the late Dr. Anderson Irwin and Mrs. Irwin, of Rose Hill, Caulfield, to Gladys, second daughter of A. W. Simpson, Esq., of Caulfield
- served with Air Mechanic 2nd Class, Australian Flying Corps, 11th Reinforcements
- embarked from Melbourne 4 Aug 1917 on HMAT Themistocles
- son, John Anderson Irwin, c/o Mrs C. S. Kemp, Darebin Rd, Heidelberg
- DIED OF Pneumonia/Septicemia at sea on the Themistocles 28 Sep 1917 aged 32
- Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, United Kingdom
NOTE Frederick became ill suddenly on the voyage from Australia & died in the Irish sea aboard the Themistocles. He was buried at sea 31 Sep-1 Oct
... eye witness A. R. Brown, Private 1876 A.F.C. - "I came over with Irwin in the Themistocles which landed Glasgow on Oct 2 1917. Irwin died of some internal trouble about 2 days before reaching port and was buried at sea, being buried without Military Honours, as we were in the danger zone. He qualified for flying Corps in Point Cook & Laverton Camp and came from Melbourne. I was in Laverton Camp for 7 months with him. He had a high forehead, inclined to be bald and going grey. Was about 30 years of age and great man on Y.M.C.A. and had lost a child about a month before embarkation, A quiet, clean-living man"


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JAMES, P. M.
- this soldier to be added


JEFFERY, Albert - Private 3555
- Albert was born in Newmarket, England in 1890, youngest of 7 children of Benjamin Colin JEFFERY & Hannah WILLSHIRE. His parents first lived at Market Street, Newmarket. His mother died before he was 1
- he was a Groom at "Denbies" Glen Huntly on enlistment
- served with 24th Battalion, Australian Infantry (Australian Imperial Forces)
- embarked from Melbourne 5 Jan 1916 on HMAT Afric
- wife, Annie R. Jeffery, c/o P.O. Glen Huntly. Later change of address: A. R. Jeffery, c/o Mrs Angus, "St Leonards" Eskdale Road, Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 5 Oct 1918 in France aged 28
- VI. Q. 5. Bellicourt British Cemetery, France
* Initially he was buried with 12 of his mates who were also killed on 5th October, at MELBOURNE CEMETERY, MONTBREHAIN, on the South side of the Montbrehain-Ramicourt road, containing the graves of 15 Australian soldiers (13 of whom belonged to the 24th Battalion, from Victoria,) who fell on the 5th October, 1918. They were later exhumed and moved to the Bellicourt British Cemetery, a short distance away (see the link at his name for much more)
* Albert married Annie ? in Nov 1915, 6 weeks before embarking. Annie later left Australia (19 Oct 1919), returned to her parents at 11 Stafford Street, Burton on Trent and remarried to ? BARHAM


JONES, William Francis - Sergeant 2726(A)
- William was born in Newtown, New South Wales. A son of William Woodrow JONES & Annie Helena BABILINSKI (1875-1925 of Prussia)
- he attended Christian Brothers, East St. Kilda & enjoyed athletics. He was a photographer living in Prahran before enlisting
- served with 7th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 5 Oct 1915 on RMS Moldavia
- father, W. Jones, 17 Eliza Rd, Windsor, Melbourne at enlistment. Also seen, mother, Annie at 'Stanmore' Ontario St, Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 4 Oct 1917 Passchendaele, Belgium aged 22.10
- Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
* Height 5' 8", fair complexion, medium Build. William spent 4 years in the AMF & was known by his men at the front as "The Musical Sergeant"
* eye witness reports:
... I saw his grave with a cross erected over it, bearing his name and particulars just in front of our front line where we hopped over on Oct 3rd, near Zonnebeke. He was my Sergeant and I knew him well. He was very musical. I think he came from Victoria as his nickname was 'Bendigo'
... I buried Jones on the field, Passchendaele Ridge, Ypres. We just marked the grave then but I cannot say if cross was subsequently erected. I saw him before he was actually dead but he only survived his wounds, which were body wounds, a few minutes. I saw the shell burst right alongside him
... he was in B. Coy, came from Ballarat and was single. He died in the second Ypres stunt, in the early morning during the attack
... I knew casualty. He was a well built man, about 5' 8", fair complexion, about 24 years of age. Casualty was at Polygon Wood during the advance and was going forward with the rest in attack when a shell landed near, killing him instantly. I was a few yards away at the time and saw him fall. As we were in a hot corner we could not stop and I did not hear or see any more of him


JOHNSON, Norman Lloyd - Captain
- born 1887 in Windsor, Victoria
- served with 29th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- father, Robert Johnson, Lucan St, Caulfield
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 18 Dec 1917 in France aged 30
- Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
this soldiers bio to be added


JOYNT, Gerald Victor Woolcott - Lieutenant
- born 13 Sep 1883 at Prahran, Victoria, a son of Edward Kelly JOYNT (1844-1912) from Crossmolina, County Mayo, Ireland arrived Victoria 1872 on the 'Agamemnon' & Victorian born Alice WOOLCOTT (1858-1913)
- he was a Cashier at Croydon at time of enlistment
- served with 57th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 16 Dec 1916 on HMAT Medic
- wife, Phillis Gwendoline (nee FENTON), 'Holmwood', Croydon (buried Brighton)
- KILLED IN ACTION 25 Sep 1917 at Glencorse Wood, Ypres aged 34 (& 12 days)
- Dickiebusch Cemetery, Belgium (near Ypres)
* from The Argus 11 Oct 1917
- JOYNT - Killed in action on September 26, in France, Lieutenant Gerald Victor Woolcott Joynt, beloved husband of Phillis, "St. Elmo," Long Street, Elsternwick, and loving father of Gwendoline, brother of R. D. Joynt (Rev R. D. Joynt, pioneer missionary to the aborigines at the Roper River Mission Station (pdf), Northern Territory), and Lieutenant R. W. (sic) Joynt (on active service); eldest son of the late Edward Kelly and Alice Joynt, "Lara," Shoobra road, Elsternwick; aged 33 years.
- JOYNT - Killed in action, on 26th September, 1917, in France, Lieutenant Gerald Victor Woolcott Joynt, beloved son-in-law of Fred and E. M. Fenton (Elizabeth Margaret), "St. Elmo," Long street, Elsternwick. Duty, Valour, Honour.
* his brother was William Donovan Joynt) (1889-1986)
* his wife Phillis remarried to A. L. HARGRAVE
- eye witnesses reports:
... rather short, about 5' 8", medium size, well built, brown hair, dark complexion
... I saw Lieutenat G. V. W. Joynt 2 or 3 times after he was killed, lying in the Glencorse track. He was killed by shell. He was buried in one of the little cemeteries near Dickebusch
... He was killed instantly by a shell just after we had gone over at Glencorse wood attacking Polygon Wood at dusk. We took our objective and his body was left behind our line but it was impossible to bring it in owing to the heavy barrage. He was with C. Coy on this day
... Private J. Higgins of the 57th and another boy, carried him back and buried him and Captain Aram (O/C 57th) behind the line in the field
... On Sept 28th (daytime) I saw the burying party go up at Dickybush on Ypres front to bury Lt. Joynt/ He was buried with Capt. Dickenson of B. Coy. who was killed that same night, just behind the line
... A shell burst right in front of us and killed Lieut. Joynt and two captains. This was at Glencorse Wood. Lieut. Joynt lay where he fell for 2 or 3 days and then some men fetched his body in a limber to where we were encamped. Then it was taken on to Dickebusch and buried close there somewhere where there is a cemetery. I remember the Officer was wearing a diamond ring on his finger and it was untouched when they brought his body in
... he was buried at the Casualty Clearing Station at Dickiebusch Cemetery and I helped bury him. He was buried alongside of Capt. Elliott and Capt. Dickinson and I erected a cross over the grave with his name and number. It was a Military Funeral, I took a photo of his grave
* see also ANZACs at GLENCORSE WOOD


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KEAST, Thomas Eric Carter - Corporal 411
- born 1894 in Ballarat to William Henry KEAST (1840-1914) & Ellen Jane JAMES (1848-1916)
- served with 22nd Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- KILLED IN ACTION 27 Oct 1915 at Gallipoli
- Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
bio for this soldier to be added


KEAN, H.
- this soldier to be added


KEMP, Albert Edward - Private 6800
- born 1884 in South Yarra 5th of 7 known children of Harry KEMP & Agnes UGLOW (1855-1944). He attended Punt Rd., State School & became a Butcher
- he married Annie Josephine Gertrude CREWES in 1910 & had a daughter, Ethel Mavis Kemp (1911-?) & a son born in Caulfield, George Percival Kemp (1916-1982)
- served with 6th Battalion (Infantry) 22nd Reinforcements
- embarked from Melbourne 25 Oct 1916 on HMAT Ulysses
- mother, Mrs E. Kemp, "Esther" 3 Fitzroy St, Footscray
- wife, Annie J. Kemp, 8 Normanby Avenue, Malvern
- KILLED IN ACTION 21 Sep 1917 at Glencorse Wood aged 33 & body never found
- commemorated at 29 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
* aged about 30, 5' 7", dark complexion, well built
* the embroidered postcard sent for his father's birthday 1917 My dear Father
* the hand written letter that Albert wrote from the Western Front to his 6 year old daughter Ethel on 12 July 1917. Albert was killed 9 weeks later
* eye witness reports:
... I saw him killed by a German Bomb wilst we were holding our first objective at Glencorse Wood. He was not buried as far as I know of. He came from Melbourne
... Kemp's mate J. Jorden, gone to Australia having one arm amputated and living about Melbourne, Moonee Ponds, told me that Kemp was killed in the Glencorse Wood Stunt


KENNEDY, Archie - Sapper 427 (possibly)
- memorial has A. Kennedy
- born in Brunswick, went to Moreland State School, later moved to Elsternwick
- served with 1 Australian Mining and Boring Company
- embarked from Melbourne
- father, Archie Kennedy, 3 Prentis St., Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 20 June 1916 in Belgium aged 19.2
- Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium
* cousin to Reginald Ernest Poulter 2878 from South Melbourne who won the
MM and the Rusian Medal


KENNEDY, George Henry - Private 817
- born May 1892 in Bourke, NSW, son of Robert A, Kennedy who had been in the 21st Battalion
- a Traveller of 22 Park St, Elsternwick. His school was Caulfield Rd & Brighton Rd
- at enlistment was a Clerk of park St, Elsternwick
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry), G Company
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto
- R. J. Kennedy, Park St, Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 25 April 1915 at Gallipoli aged 23
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* 5' 6", fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair
* personal effects: dice, 13 coins, book, cards, 2 tin cases, knife,stamp


KESTLE, Albert Richard - Private 600
- born 1890 in Taradale, Victoria to John Mannell KESTLE (1833-1912) & Elizabeth Jane PENALUNA (1852-1948)
- he attended Punt Rd, State School
- he married Myrtle Alice FORSCUTT (1892-1957)
- served with 12th Company Australian Machine Gun Corps
- embarked from Melbourne
- NOK
- DIED 28 Sep 1917 in Belgium aged 27
- Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
* belonged to Prahran Rifle Club for a number of years
more to be added


KIDD, Roy Alexander - Private 275A
- born 1892 in Echuca to James KIDD (1850-1940) & Mary Ann TILLEY (1851-1925)
- served with 58th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- father, James Kidd 59 St. Georges Rd., Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 17 April 1918 in France
- Crucifix Corner Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France
* He had a cousin, Private Ernest 'Ernie' Kidd, killed in Galipoli 27 Aug 1915 and a brother Private 957, Frank Herbert Kidd, returned from serving in France with the: 1 Veterinary Section - 14 to 16 Reinforcements. 2 Veterinary Section - 14 to 16 Reinforcements. 1 and 2 Mobile Veterinary Section - 14 to 18 Reinforcements. 3 Mobile Veterinary Section. 4 and 5 Mobile Veterinary Section - 17 to 25 Reinforcements. Veterinary Corps - Special Reinforcements. (February 1916 - November 1918)


KILLICK, Reginald - Corporal 957
- born July 1892 in Kogarah, NSW to William Henry KILLICK (1855-1925) & Grace EVERS (1858-1902)
- a Teamster of Regent St, Kogarah, N.S.W.
- served with 1st Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Sydney 18 Oct 1914 on HMAT Afric
- father, William Henry Killick, Carnegie, Victoria
- KILLED IN ACTION 21 Sep 1917 in Belgium aged 25
- Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium (body exhumed 21 Sep 1917)
* 5' 9", fair complexion, brown eyes, fair hair
* ... 17 Feb 1916 Lance Corporal Reginald Killick, now reported dangerously ill, relapsing fever, admitted seventeenth General Hospital, Alexandria (Varicose Veins), will furnish progress report when received. Pronounced out of danger on 22 Feb. 8 March 1916, now reported Lance Corporal Reginald Killick progressing favourable.
* 6 Aug 1917, Reginald Killick, serving as 1st Battalion, A.I.F. of the A.I.F.: It is not necessary for me to make a will. I arranged my affairs before leaving England
* No 967, Cpl. R. Killick, 7/- per diem from 11th August 1916, to wife, Mrs Molly Killick of "The Fire", Hurstbourne, Tarrant, Andover, Hants. This cancels previous allotment of 4/- per diem
* 22 March 1967, 70 Kleins Road, Northmead, to the Secretary of the Department of the Army. Canverra. Re: Anzac Commemorative Medallion and Medal. wish to apply for the above, in respect of my father, Corporal R. Killick - 957. Yours, Miss Grace Howard Killick"
* 22 August 1922, to the Officer in Charge, Base Office, Melbourne. "Dear Sir, I would be very much obliged if you could let me have the address of Mrs M. Killick, widow of Corporal Reg. Killick, 1st Battalion, A.I.F. Mrs Killick came out to Australia on the R.M.S. 'Orontis'?? about the end of November 1919, and went to live with her husband's relatives in Melbourne and Sydney. The reason I am asking is that I have had a letter from a friend who is desirous of knowning her whereabout."


KIRKLAND, William Angus - Sergeant 572
- born 1893 in Elsternwick to William KIRKLAND (1865-1948) & Margaret SCOTT (1864-1896)
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 20 Sep 1917 in Belgium
- Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium
* more to be added


PHOTO
Australian soldiers at the Battle of Polygon Wood

see William Francis Jones

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