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CAULFIELD War Memorial WWI - C

Journal by ngairedith

see A names for introduction to the journal:
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 *

CAKEBREAD, Morton Alfred - Trooper 311
- born 1895 in Coburg to Alexander Morton CAKEBREAD & Ada Eliza PLOWS
- Morton was a Labourer of Gordon St, Elsternwick
- served with 8th Light Horse Regiment
- embarked from Melbourne 25 Feb 1915 on HMAT Star of Victoria
- parents also lived at 9 Beavis St, & 14 Murray St, Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 7 Aug 1915 at Gallipoli aged 20
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* During World War 1 it was standard Army procedure to issue all medals due to deceased soldiers to the nearest living relative. Mrs Ada Cakebread had been named as Morton Alfred Cakebreads next of kin and all correspondence had been with her. In September 1920 she was asked if there were any nearer blood relations to the deceased than herself. Cakebreads father, Alexander, responded on 24 September 1920, saying I fail to see how anyone could be more closely related than a mother. He then stated that he was willing to forgo any claims that he may have had on the medals, to his wife.
The medals were issued to Cakebreads father (see link at Morton's name)


CAMPBELL, John Donald - Lieutenant 791
- born 1878, Moonee Ponds, Victoria to Alexander CAMPBELL & Mary STEWART
- he was a Farmer at time of enlistment
- served with 6th Company Machine Gun Corps
- embarked from Melbourne 10 May 1915 on HMAT Ulysses
- mother, Mary Campbell (widow) of Northcote, then "Nirvana" Elsternwick, then Camberwell
- KILLED IN ACTION 9 Oct 1917 in France aged 39
- Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
* 5' 7", dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair turning grey
The Argus, 30 October 1917 CAMPBELL A tribute of love to the memory of our dear friend John Donald Campbell, lieutenant A.I.F, killed in action in Belgium, 9th October, 1917, after 2 years and 5 months active service in Egypt Gallipoli, and France (Inserted by Mrs Powling and family, East St. Kilda)
* his sister, Catherine Frazer Campbell married General Harold Edward 'Pompey' Elliott (1878-1931) CB. CMG. DSO. DCM. in 1909. (The photo of John Donald Campbell at his link above was donated by General Harold Edward Elliott)
* had another sister, Isabel Rachel Campbell (unmarried as at May 1918)
* 16 October 1918 from the Commandant, A.I.F. Headquarters, London, 16 Oct 1917, confirmed by Mail, John Donald Campbell, 6th Marchine Gun Company, Australian Imperial Forces, was killed in action in Belgium 9th October 1917


CARR, Robert Trevor - Gunner 31413
- born May 1889, South Yarra, Melbourne to Charles Seymour CARR (1842-1921 accountant) & Jane Gertrude MOLONEY (1861-1927), attended Christian Brothers College, East Melbourne
- Clerk with the Defence Department, Melbourne of "Taree" Alma Rd., Caulfield
- served with 36th Australian Heavy Artillery Group
- embarked from Melbourne 23 Dec 1916 on RMS Orontes
- father, C. S. Carr, same address, Road name changed from Alma to Norwood 27 Oct 1917, then addressed changed in April 1918 to 70 Albert Street, East Melbourne
- KILLED IN ACTION (Aircraft Bomb Explosion) 1 Oct 1917 in Belgium aged 28
- buried Troops A.I.F. Ypres Prison Cemetery
- Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium
* 5' 6", fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair
* letter written by Robert on 28 Sep 1917 (2 days prior to his death) ... 'In The Field', I am going into a pretty hot shop to-morrow so if anything happens and you have any surplus cash you might pay it to the mater. I think this is how we stand -
By cash received from W. D. Sheehan 23 12 6
By cash per cable from W. D. Sheehan 10 1 6 = Total 33 14
Payments of allotment to end of September 43 7 0 = Current Balance 9 13 0
I have 7 5 4 credit in my pay book and there is approx. 14 9 0 deferred pay which makes a total of 21 14 4 this also I wish paid to the mater, less a sum of 2 to be paid to Gunner *Fred Ion, No 659 of 54 Siege Battery, R.A.A., this makes the amount payable to the mater 29 7 4 (sic, should read 19 7 4). I appoint you - William Denis Sheehan, 136 Swanston Street, Melbourne, and the pater (C. S. Carr) taree, Norwood Road, Caulfield, executors of my affairs (Will) - Robert T. Carr, 28/9/17
I would like you to do these things for me Bill old man, you will not get this if nothing happens to me but in case it does old man I will try and go down with a smile and remember the old family motto "Pro Christo et Patria dulce pereculum" (for Christ and country, danger is sweet), anyway Bill old chap I know I can trust you and Howard to take care of the old mater and pater in their declining years. Give my love to Ben, your mater and pater and all at St Hilary. Your old pal, Trev Carr
* this was Frederick Charles Ion, Gunner 659, also of the 36 Australian Heavy Artillery Group who embarked from Sydney 9 April 1916 and who was in Kalgoorlie & Perth 1920s-30s
* Robert's effects were sent to his father in Caulfield: Metal Cigarett Case, Rosary, Silver Cigarette Holder Case, Egyptian Souvenir, Note-Book, Prayer Book, Letters, Discs
* 31 Oct 1922 ... I am the widowed mother of the late No 31413, R. S. Barr, AIF, Killed in Action. My late husband died on the 31 March 1921


CARROLL, Michael Joseph Private 3702
- born 1889 in Maroona, Victoria to Michael Joseph Carroll (1858 Ireland-1921 at 60 Hartington St., Elsternwick) & Bridget Kearney (1860 Ireland-1894 Yarra Bend, Victoria)
- a Labourer of Lewis St, Hawthorn, Victoria
- served with 6th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 23 Nov 1915 on HMAT Ceramic
- father, M. J. Carroll, Harold St, Shepparton, Victoria
- DIED in Belgium 4 Oct 1917 aged 28. Body not found
- Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
* 5' 4", fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark hair
* eye witness account:
... I knew casualty, he was a slight built man, 5' 6" in height, dark complexion, about 25 years of age. Casualty was at Passchendaele during the advance. We had taken all objectives when casualty was hit by a high explosive shell in the thigh. He was carried out by stretcher bearers and died on arrival at the Dressing Station. I do not know where he was buried
* Michael was raised by his father & stepmother, Jessie May (nee Otherns)
* in Nov 1917 his father was living at 9 Elm Grove, Garden Vale
* after Private Carroll's father died (1921) The Army tried to get in touch with the eldest surviving brother, in spite of advertisements in the newspapers they were not successful. He was Thomas Francis Carroll (1893-1973) who married in 1921 in Balaclava and in 1924 he was a storeman living at 8 Elm Grove, Balaclava/St. Kilda
* his stepmother, Jessie Carroll wrote in 1923 from 8 Parkside Street Malvern saying that his father was deceased and the oldest son was in Sydney and that she hadn't heard from him for 12 months


CARTER, Francis Thomas - Private 813
- memorial has P. T. Carter
- born 1891 in Brighton, Victoria to John Potts CARTER (1852-1922) & Catherine Agnes CASEY (1859-1928), he attended St. Anthony's School, Oakleigh, Victoria
- he was a Carpenter of Sydney St, Murrumbeena
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto
- mother, Catherine Carter, at Sydney St., Murrumbeena and later, Gregory St., Wendouree, Ballarat. Last known address, (1920), 212 North Rd., Brighton, Melbourne
- DIED OF ENTERIC FEVER 8 Sep 1915, No3 General Hospital, Mudros West, Lemnos, Greece aged 24
- buried Plot 4, Row C Portianos Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece
* 6' ", dark complexion, brown eyes, brown hair
* The London Gazette, 9 Feb 1881 Notice is hereby given, that the partnership heretofore subsisting between us the undersigned, John Potts Carter and Joseph Sidney Bray, of No. 40, New Kent-road, in the county of Surrey, as Coffee tavern Keepers, has been this day dissolved by mutual consent; and that the said business will hereafter be carried on by the said John Potts Carter alone. John was an inmate of the Kew Asylum from 1911 and was still there in 1915


CARSON, Harold Knight - Lance Corporal 4672
- born Oct 1882 at 'Keira' Wellington St, St Kilda to David CARSON (1843-1931) & Annie Jane BAKER (1855-1930)
- enlisted from Geelong 2 March 1916 as Station Overseer/Stockman, "Irwell", 23 Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick
- served with 2nd Division Headquarters Australian Provost Corps, 24 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 4 April 1916 on HMAT Euripedes
- mother, Annie Jane Carson of same address
- DIED OF INFLUENZA 5 April 1919, 55th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium
- Marcinelle New Communal Cemetery, Belgium
* 5' 7" , fair complexion, blue eyes, black hair
The Argus, 16 April 1919
... CARSON - On the 5th April, at 55th Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, of influenza, Lance-Cpl Harold Knight, beloved second son of David and Annie Carson, Irwell, Gladstone parade, Elsternwick, after three years active service
* LAST WILL of Harold Knight Carson
... In the event of my death I give 50 to my mother Mrs D. Carson, "Irwell", Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick, 50 to my sister Edith Lilian Carson "Irwell", Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick, 25 to my sister Muriel Turner Carson "Irwell", Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick, 25 to my brother Alan David Carson "Irwell", Gladstone Parade, Elsternwick and any balance to my Allottee, ** Mrs Flora Jeffrey Adams, 40 Mannington Road, Hawthorn, Victoria, Mr Allottee is to also receive the 450 as per Will held by J. Bell, "Mingawalla" Colac, Victoria
** In Nov 1919 Mrs Flora Jeffrey Adams was residing 348 New Street, Garden Vale. Flora Adams is believed to have been the wife (at one time) of Harold Knight Carson and later married to Mr ? Adams
The Argus, 2 December 1931 DEATH OF MR DAVID CARSON.
... Old Scotch Collegians will regret to learn of the death of Mr David Carson, which occurred at his residence Gladstone parade Elsternwick. Mr Carson was present at the recent celebration of the 80th birthday of Scotch College at which he was declared to be the oldest living Old Scotch Collegian. He was born in Elizabeth street Melbourne on July 25, 1843. His wife died about this time last year and he leaves a family of three sons and three daughters


CARWARDINE, George Frederick Brunsdon - Acting Sergeant 3794
- born July 1888 in Bendigo to Walter Henry CARWARDINE (1833-1923) & Elizabeth Arnold THORPE (1841-1911)
- a Bank Official/Accountant, Colonial Bank Benalla, Victoria
- served with 24th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 8 Feb 1916 on HMAT Warilda
- father, Walter Henry Carwardine, 8 Grafton St, Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 2 Aug 1916 in France aged 28
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
* 5'9", fresh complexion, grey eyes, light brown hair
* Uncle of Lance Corporal 4445, 6th Battalion, John Goldsmith Bright above
who was killed at Flers, 8 December 1916
The Argus, 19 May 1911
... The many friends of Mr Walter Henry Carwardine, the well-known and highly respected proprietor of the Bendigo Soap and Candle Works, will regret to learn of the death of his wife, Mrs Elizabeth Arnold Carwardine, which took place yesterday morning at his residence, 93 Charleston-road. The deceased lady was 70 years of age, and was a daughter of the late Mr Joseph Thorpe, of Tarnagulla. She had lived in this State 49 years. The late Mrs Carwardine was of a most kindly and thoughtful disposition, and had endeared herself to a wide circle of friends. She took a lively interest in, and was an ardent worker in, all matters apertaining to St. Paul's Church of England. She leaves a widower and grown-up family of seven sons and two daughters, for whom much sympathy is felt. The funeral will take place to-day at 3 p.m. to the Bendigo Cemetery, tho cortege moving from her late residence, Charleston-road
* Walter Henry CARWARDINE first established a soap and candle factory in Dunolly 1850s
The Argus, 3 July 1923
... Mr Walter Henry Carwardine, who died at Caulfield on Sunday, was for many years a well known business man in Bendigo. In 1868 he established soap manufacturing works in Bendigo, and retired a few years ago to live in Melbourne. He was aged 90 years


CAWSEY, Charles Ernest - Sergeant 1734
- memorial has C. B. Cawsey
- born 1895 in Caulfield to Henry CAWSEY (1851-1935) & Jessie GALLAGHAN (1854-1934), attended Wesley College
- a Clerk of Inkerman Rd, Caulfield
- served with 6th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 13 April 1915 on HMAT Wiltshire
- mother, J. Cawsey, "Forestville" Balaclava Rd., Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 7 Aug 1915 at Gallipoli Peninsula aged 20
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* 5'8". fair complexion, blue eyes, brown hair
* Promoted to Sergeant on 26 May 1915. Sergeant Cawsey was first reported Missing in Action on the 7 August 1915, after proceedings of a Court Of Enquiry held at Erquingham on the 24 April 1916 he was declared Killed in Action whilst storming the German Officer's trench at Lone Pine on the 7 August 1915
The Argus, 25 December 1915 CHRISTMAS DAY
... Sargeant Charles Ernest Cawsey (officially reported missing), is 18 years of age, and is the son of Mr. H. Cawsey, ex-superintendent of police, Balaclava Road, Caulfield. He was educated at Wesley College. Prior to enlisting he was engaged by Singer's Sewing Machine Co., Chapel Street, Prahran and was a member of the Kanismore Harriers, Caulfield
Gippsland Mercury, 16 June 1916
... Information has been received by Mr H. Cawsey, formerly superintendent of police, of Balaclava road, Caulfield, that his youngest son. Charles Ernest. 18, was killed at Gallipoli. Sergeant Cawsey left Melbourne in April, 1916, and took part in an attack on a Ger man officers trench on August 7 and 8. At the head of the attacking party he rushed to the parapet, shouting, "Come on, lads." Then a bullet struck him, and he fell. Sergeant Cawsey was educated at Wesley College. On joining the colors, Sergeant Cawsey remarked to his father. 'What better death can a man die than for his country?" His two brothers, Lieutenant George Charles Cawsey served as George Snow 139 and Sergeant Percy Cawsey 1Acting Sergeant336, are with the Light Horse in Egypt. A cable message to their father last week announced that both were then well. Great sympathy has been expressed for Mr Cawsey, who while stationed in Sale gained the respect and esteem of all
* Charles's siblings
1879 - 1946 Henry 'Percy' George Cawsey (Police Constable in Caulfield)
- born Emerald Hill - died Dromana
1881 - 1977 Robert Leslie Cawsey
- born Emerald Hill - died Mornington
1883 - 1978 Ethel Mary Cawsey
- born South Melbourne - died Hart
1884 - 1952 May Tasmania Cawsey
- born Melbourne - died Petersham NSW
1887 - 1966 George Charles Cawsey
- born Richmond - died Coolgardie, WA
- recorded NOK as Henry & Jessie Snow, Caulfield. Court Marshalled 22 Jan 1918
1889 - 1957 Frederick Rupert Victor Cawsey
- born Richmond - died Kew, Victoria
1893 - 1894 William Albert Cawsey
- born Melbourne - died South Yarra
1897 - 1915 Charles Ernest Cawsey
- born South Yarra - died One Pine, Gallipoli


CHARTER, Frederick Charles 6976
- memorial has C. F. Charter
- born 1894 at 130 Rupert St., Collingwood, Melbourne to Frederick CHARTER (1862-1921) & Julia Ann Maria ROBINSON (1862-1941), attended Cambridge Street State School, Collingwood
- a Book Binder of Abbotsford, Victoria
- served with 21st Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 23 Nov 1916 on HMAT Hororata
- father, F. Charter, 101 Turner St., Abbotsford. Then after father's death on 5th July 1921, 11 Point Nepean Rd., Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 22 March 1918 at Belgium aged 24
- buried Red Lodge cemetery
- re interred Berks Cemetery Extension, Belgium
* 5' 4", hazel eyes, brown curly hair
* eye witness accounts:
... we were on the front of Warneton (Messines) when Charter who was a signaller was practically smothered by a Minnewether together with Lt. O'Brien and one other. We had to dig him out. I saw his grave with cross erected and all particulars on it in a large cemetery at Red Lodge just behind Messines
... to his mother by the Chaplin: "On the morning of the 22nd March at about 3.30 in the morning your son was on duty when the enemy raided the outpost. He was doing signal duty, telephonist etc., and your boy very bravely stayed at his post sending messages for help for his pals until killed. His body was recovered and buried on a hillside in a Military Cemetery called 'Red Lodge' Cemetery and the Battalion has now erected a substantial wooden cross over his grave"
... b. Coy, a Signaller, at Warneton in outpost No 8, about 2 o'clock in morning. I changed places with Charter every 24 hours. I was at Head Quarters at the time. He was at outpost with Lieutenant James O'Briem and a Lewis Gun tea,. Germans raided post, which was blown out by shell just as raid commenced. Charter was killed by concussion, no marks of wounds on him


CHIVERTON, William Henry - Private 531
- born 1892 in Stawell, Victoria to George Henry CHIVERTON (1867-1914) & Charlotte REMINGTON (1873-1949)
- a Blacksmith of
- served with 8th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- Widowed Mother, Main St, Stawell. Later at 15 Moodie St, Caulfield
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 23 July 1915 at sea on board the HMS Somali
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* 5' 7", blue eyes, fair hair
The Ararat Advertiser, 20 January 1914 After a short illness from Typhoid fever, Mr G. H. Chiverton, passed away on Friday morning at the age of 46 years. Deceased, who leaves a widow and family of five children, was a prominent sport and an active member of the local Fire Brigade. The funeral took place on Saturday when the Stawell Brass Band, and Fire Brigade took part in the cortege, the bell at the brigade station tolling at minute intervals


CHRISTIAN, Nicholas Henry 'Harry' - Sergeant 837
- born May 1897 in Moonie Ponds, Melbourne to Nicholas Henry CHRISTIAN (1869-1948) & Mary Helena KINNEAR (1866-1955), he attended Footscray State School
- an Architectural Draughtsman of Footscray
- served with 37th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 3 June 1916 on HMAT Persic
- father, Nicolas Henry Christian, 110 Ballarat Rd, Footscray
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 12 Oct 1917 at 2nd, Anzac M.D. Station Belgium aged 19
- Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No 3, Belgium
* 5' 6", fair, brown eyes, auburn hair
* his father was a grocer in Grange Rd., Ormond, previous to that, the newsagent in Puckle St., Moonie Ponds
* Harry Christian was one of the boys of St. John's Church, and a draughtsman by profession, designed and executed the honour roll of the church. He had left his position in the Melbourne City Draughting office to join the 37th Battalion
* he was a nephew of Edward Hore & Henry Humphrey KINNEAR


CLARKE, Clive Gordon - Driver 109
- memorial has W. H. Clarke. W. H. Clarke not found BUT Clive Gordon Clarke was from Caulfield and not found on the memorial so adding here. If you know of a W. H. Clarke from the area please let me know
- Clive Gordon Clarke was born 26 Jan 1894 at 'Royston' Dandenong Rd., Caulfield, the 6th of 7 children of Alfred Edward CLARKE & his 2nd wife, Margaret Helen GOWAN, later of 'Ashburnham', Cochrane St & North Rd, Brighton
- he attended All Saints' Grammar School, St Kilda
- he was a Clerk of 'Heatherbrae', Neerim Road, Caulfield
- served with 1st Divisional Signal Company
- previous military service: 26th Signal Coy, Engineers; Member of Citizen Military Forces, Caulfield (Signaller with Engineers)
- next of kin was his mother at Cochrane St & North Rd, Brighton
- KILLED IN ACTION 8 Nov 1917 in Ypres, Belgium aged 23.9
- Plot IV Grave 17, Row B Reninghelst New Military Cemetery
NOTE His father Alfred Edward Clarke (1843-1913) had first married Caroline LONG (1844-1884) and had 9 children. Alfred died at Heather Brae, Neerim Rd, Caulfield
BROTHER: Edward Vincent 'Timo' Clarke (1892-1959), served as Gunner 35102
COUSIN: Alfred Reginald Clarke, Private 3019 of St Kilda, Melbourne, was Killed in Action 25 Sep 1917 in Belgium aged 29
COUSIN: Captain Harold Oscar TEAGUE, of Victoria Park, Western Australia (born Bendigo), Medical Corps (doctor), was killed in action, 14 February 1917 aged 39
2nd COUSIN: Charles M. NEILD, Private 3209, 8th Battalion, Killed in the Bapaume Town Hall Explosion 27 May 1917 aged 44
COUSIN: Edwin NEILD MM, Private 2849 with the 55th Battalion from Tannymorel, Queensland, returned to Australia 8 April 1919
COUSIN: C. LONG, 7th Battalion, D Company was in the first landing at Gallipoli


CLELAND, Thomas Livingstone - Driver 6324
- born 1868, Ballarat, Victoria to James CLELAND (1834-1900) & Margaret BELL (1841-1942)
- a Butcher of Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield
- served with 10th Battery 4th Brigade
- married Anne HARRISON (1870-1947) in 1892 in Victoria
- embarked from Melbourne 18 Nov 1915 on HMAT Wiltshire
- wife, Anne Cleland of same address
- DIED OF ILLNESS 10 Jan 1917 3rd London General Hospital aged 48
- grave F.B. 19, site 30 Wandsworth (Earlsfield) Cemetery, London
* 5' 9", brown eyes, dark brown hair
* Driver T. L. Cleland of Caulfield died of Tubercle Lung at the 3rd London General Hospital on 10 January 1917 aged 48. At the age of 18 he joined the first Victorian "Redcoats" and he served for many years both in the artillery and the infantry. In WW1 he had served many months in France and Belgium. He was a thorough soldier all his life. His watchword was Semper paratas. When Driver Cleland died he left a widow five sons and five daughters, and had six nephews at the time in the firing line
The Argus, 18 January 1917
... CLELAND.On the 11 January, 1917 at Wandsworth Hospital, England of Bronchitis, Thomas Livingstone, son of Margaret, "Fairlee," Nicholson street, South Yarra, and the late James Cleland; brother of Adelaide, Robert, James Bessie and Agnes. Thy will be done
... CLELAND Died of Illness in Wandsworth Hospital, England, Driver Thomas Livingstone Cleland, beloved second eldest son of Margaret Cleland, South Yarra and loving brother of Addie, Robert, James, Mrs Stringer (South Yarra) Mrs Harry Knowles (Armadale) (Inserted by his loving mother, brothers, and sisters).
Maryborough & Dunolly Advertiser, 24 January 1917
... CLELAND - Died of illness in 3rd London General Hospital, on the 11th January 1917, after 17 months' active service. Driver Thomas Livingstone Cleland 10th Battery F.A., loving husband of Annie and father of Stanley, Bessie. Lily. Alick, Aggie, Tom, Kenneth, Ethel, Hector and baby Edna May.
He never shunned his country's call.
He gave his life, he gave his all
He died the helpless to defend.
An Australian soldier's noble end.
-Inserted by his loving wife and children, Hawthorn-road, Caulfield
* Annie Cleland died at the Epworth Hospital, in Melbourne on the 25 March 1947.
Sons Hector Rolland Cleland (late 2nd A.I.F ) died in Ambon Indonesia, April 1941, and Stanley Livingstone Cleland died in Melbourne, 26 October 1946 were the only two of her ten children to predecease her.
The children of THOMAS & ANNIE (at his death, oldest was 23 - youngest 2):
1893 - 1946 Stanley Livingstone Cleland
1895 1983 Bessie Adelaide Cleland
1898 1976 Lillian 'Lily' Victoria Cleland
1900 1988 Alexander 'Alick' Douglas Cleland
1902 1988 Agnes 'Aggie' Annie Cleland
1904 1981 Thomas 'Tom' Herbert Stuart Cleland
1907 1989 Kenneth Malcolm Cleland
1909 1981 Ethel Caroline Cleland
1911 1941 Hector Rolland Cleland
1914 1971 Edna May Cleland


COX, Alan Birchenall - Lieutenant
- born 6 April 1894, Kew, Victoria to Thomas William James COX (1868-1960) & Susan Emma Pearce WATTS (1869-1911), attended University High
- a Salesman of Caulfield
- served with 6th Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 19 Oct 1914 on HMAT Hororata
- father, 'St. Claire' 35 Narong Road, Caulfield also Railway Station, Ballarat
- KILLED IN ACTION 8 May 1915 at Helles, Gallipoli Peninsula aged 21
- Sp. Mem. A. 125. Redoubt Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
* PREVIOUS SERVICE: 3 years in 1/6th A.I.F. as Sergeant - 2 years in 63rd Infantry as 2nd. Lieutenant. Promoted Lieutenant 1 February 1915
- some known siblings
1894 - Alan Birchenall Cox
1896 - Lewis Adrian Cox
1900 - 1902 Dorothy Merle Cox
1904 - Thomas Leslie Cox
1907 - Lucy Elina Cox


COUVE, Alan Crawford 'Dutch' 'Dutchy' - 2nd Lieutenant
- brother of Henry Thomas (next)
- born 14 January 1894, Clifton Hill, Victoria to Joson Marie COUVE (1856-1931) & (2nd wife) Minnian LADSON (1864-1935), attended College of Pharmacy, Victoria
- Chemist's apprentice of Robinson St, Dandenong, Victoria
- served with 8th Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 19 Oct 1914 on HMAT Benalla
- father, Joson Marie Couve, Lonsdale St, Dandenong, (from Mauritius, a well-known Chemist) also 2 Arthur Street, Malvern & later 80 The Esplanade, Middle Brighton
- also Hilda Eileen Couve (1887-1962)
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 26 April 1915 ??? Gallipoli Peninsula ??? aged 20
- buried grave 2, plot 1, row B Beach Cemetery, Gallipoli (Northern Point of Anzac Cove)
* 5'9", tanned complexion, grey-blue eyes, light brown hair
* MILITARY HISTORY: 5 years Colour Sergeant, in Cadets, 1 year as Sergeant in Citizen Forces and 1 year as 2nd. Lieut. in Citizen's Forces. Promoted 1 February 1915 to Lieutenant


COUVE, Henry Thomas Ladson 'Tom' - Sergeant 285
- memorial has H. S. L. Couve
- brother of Alan Crawford (above)
- born Nov 1889, Dandenong, Victoria (see family above)
- a Civil Servant of Robinson St, Dandenong, Victoria
- served with 8th Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 19 Oct 1914 on HMAT Benalla
- father, Joson Marie Couve, Dandenong
- KILLED IN ACTION 8 May 1915 at Helles, Gallipoli aged 24
- Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* 5' 8" dark complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair
* Lieutenant Alan Couve and his brother, 2nd. Lieut. Tom Couve were sons of well-known chemist, Mr J. M. Couve, of Lonsdale street, Dandenong and both were good marksmen, and Lieut Couve, a well drilled officer. Both were in the front rank of the Dandenong Football Club in its premiership year


CRELLIN, Norman Colvin - Sergeant 854
- born 23 December 1894, Caulfield to Thomas Alfred CRELLIN (1863-1932) & Mary Jane COLVIN (1859-1934), attended Caulfield State School
- a Clerk of "Lezayre" 1 Field St., Caulfield
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto 19
- mother, Mary Crellin, Field St, Glenhuntly
- KILLED IN ACTION 26 April 1915 Gallipoli Peninsula aged 20
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* 5' 8" Ruddy complexion, blue eyes, brown hair
* Served with the Citizen's Forces from it's inception until he enlisted in the A.I.F. 1st. Division. At the time of his enlistment he held a commission as 2nd. Lieutenant in the 46th. Regiment (Brighton Rifles). Which Regiment, immediately after war was declared was mobilized and sent to Queenscliff, where Lieut. Crellin was given charge of a Signalling Station
* The Argus, 26 June 1915 CRELLIN Killed in action at the Dardanelles, Sergeant Norman Colvin Crellin, beloved second son of T. A. and M. J. Crellin, of Field street, Glenhuntly, aged 20 years. Manx papers please copy. "For how can man die better Than facing fearful odds."
* Norman's known siblings:
? - ? Lily Crellin, born Isle of Man
1889 - 1969 Bessie Crellin, born Isle of Man, died Elsternwick
1890 - Ramsey Radcliff Crellin, born Caulfield
- served as Sapper 14334, embarking 30 May 1916 as Signalman/Telegraphist from Caulfield aged 25 and returned to Australia, 22 January 1917
1892 - Hilda Crellin born Caulfield
1894 - 1915 Norman Colvin Crellin, born Caulfield
1900 - 1979 Angus Alfred Crellin, born Caulfield


CRONIN, Michael Joseph - Gunner 10328
- born Sep 1898, Beeac, Victoria to Michael John CRONIN (1859-1911) & Johanna Theresa DALEY (1870-1941)
- a Plumber of 11 Ercildoune St, Elsternwick
- served with 1 Brigade Australian Field Artillery
- embarked from Melbourne 5 Jan 1916 on HMAT Afric
- mother, J. T. MALONEY, of same address, later 36 Osborne St, South Yarra & 51 Argo St, South Yarra
- KILLED IN ACTION 27 Aug 1917 at Copes Wood, near Ypres, Belgium aged 19
- buried Reninghelst Military Cemetery Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres
- The Huts Cemetery, Dickebusch, Belgium
* 5' 6". fresh complexion, blue grey eyes, dark brown hair
* eye witness accounts:
... I helped to carry a man called Cronin (1 Bde 1 Btty) after he had been killed instantaneously by a shell about Aug 27th at Copes Wood near Ypres. We had just ceased fire and he had left the Battery position when he was killed. He was buried in the Military Cemetery at Reninghalst
* his mother remarried Daniel Maloney in 1914 and moved to the Crown Hotel, Allansford, Victoria


CUBBINS, Leslie James Lachlan - Private 3126
- memorial has J. J. L. Cubbins
- born 1891, South Melbourne to James CUBBINS (1860-1924 school teacher) & Jessie McKinnon (1860-1849), attending Brighton Road State School
- he married Dorothy WEIS (1894-) in Victoria in 1913 & was a Carpenter of
- served with 60th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 16 Dec 1916 on HMAR Medic
- wife Dorothy Cubbins, "Locklea" 12 Myrtle St., Ripponlea
- DIED OF BRONCHILA PNEUMONIA 21 Oct 1918 in France aged 27
- Ste Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, France
* 5' 8" medium complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair
* WOUNDED: 25 September 1917 at Polygon Wood, 1 September 1918 at Peronne, France. On the 16 Oct admitted to Hospital with Influenza, died of Bronchial Pneumonia on the 21 Oct 1918 at 40th Stationary Hospital
The Argus, 30 October 1918
... CUBBINS - On the 21st October, at 40th Stationary Hospital, France, Signaller L. J. L. (Leslie), 60th Battn. (late 57th), died of bronchial pneumonia, reported wounded 31st August (2nd occasion), dearly beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Weir), and devoted daddy of Elsie and Willie, "Lochlea," Myrtle street, Ripponlea, after 2 years' service, aged 27 years. Some day we'll understand.
... CUBBINS - On the 21st October, at 40th Stationary Hospital, France, Signaller L.J.L. (Leslie), 60th Batt., died of bronchial pneumonia, reported wounded on 31st August (2nd occasion), the dearly beloved eldest son of Mr and Mrs Jas. Cubbins, of "Ailsa," John street, St. Kilda, and of the late Lindsay Gordon, A.F.C., also Harold (M.M.), and Will, on active service, Arthur and Jean, after 2 years service, age 27 years. They nobly responded to their country's call, They gave their lives, their best, their all
* BROTHERS:
* No. 2130 L.Cpl. John Harold Cubbins of the 23rd. Batt. won the Military Medal for bravery at Villes Bretonneux 4 July 1918.
* John Harold, a carpenter, and well known in St. Kilda died in 1953
* 1st Air Mech. Lindsay Gordon Cubbins No.2494. of the Aust. Flying Corp. b:1897 a Motorcar Trimmer by trade, who also attended the Brighton State School, died of illness at Tatbury, Gloucestershire, England on the 14 August 1918.
* William Tennyson " Bill" Cubbins 1889-1968, played Australian Rules football, with the V.F.L. Captained St. Kilda from 1920 Captain-Coach 1930. He won best and fairest a record four times. It's said he was the greatest fullback of his time.
* Service No. 2597 William "Bill" Cubbins enlisted on 5 November 1917 in the Australian Flying Corps. and discharged on 9 September 1919


CUMMING, Norman Kitchener 'Norm' - Private 1215
- memorial has N. Cumming
- born March 1893, Coogee, New South Wales to Arthur CUMMING & ?
- a Photographer of 9 Buckley St., Murrumbeena, also Jersey Parade, Murrumbeena
- served with 1st Battalion (Infantry)
- married Martha Synnit Wadsworth (1895-1974) in 1914 in Victoria & had a son, Norman Arthur James Cumming (1914-1989). Martha was a daughter OF James WADSWORTH & Matilda FOSTER
- embarked from Melbourne 22 Dec 1914 on HMAT Themistocles
- wife, Martha Synnit Cumming, at same address
- KILLED IN ACTION 2 May 1915 at Gallipoli aged 22
- reburied Grave 2, Row B 4th Battalion Parade Ground Cemetery, Gallipoli
* 5' 4" fair complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair
* First reported Missing in Action 2 May 1915. Body recovered 24 May 1915.
re-cabled, Killed in Action
* eye witness account
... I found his body on armistice day at the top of Death Valley in Gallipoli. His disc was gone and he was almost unrecognisable, but I identified him by 2 letters in his pocket. He had been dead about 3 weeks. I told a S/B. who he was, but don't know that his death was ever officially reported. He was my great friend and was formerly with me in the artillery. I should like his people to know that I found him
The Argus, 2 May 1916 CUMMING A tribute to the memory of our old comrade, Norman Kitchener Cumming, killed in action at the Dardanelles. He was a good mate. One of the best. - (Inserted by his loving pals, Roy Grut, George Hayes)
The Argus, 2 May 1940 IN MEMORIAM
... CUMMING - In memory or Norman Kitchiner Cumming, of the 1st Battalion (N.S.W.), killed at Gallipoli May 2. 1915. Husband of Sinnie, father of Norman. Remembered always. (Inserted by his widow and son, 9 Buckley street. Carnegie)
* in 1922 Martha was living at 9 Buckley St, Caulfield. In 1968 his Martha wrote re his medal that she had just heard about. She was then living at Raleigh Street, Blackburn South


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PHOTO
Mud at Ypres, October 1917
see:
* John Donald Campbell
* Robert Trevor Carr
* Michael Joseph Carroll

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