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ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918, ROSEBUD, VICTORIA, AUSTRALIA.

Journal by itellya

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on 2014-04-15 08:06:32

Itellya is researching local history on the Mornington Peninsula and is willing to help family historians with information about the area between Somerville and Blairgowrie. He has extensive information about Henry Gomm of Somerville, Joseph Porta (Victoria's first bellows manufacturer) and Captain Adams of Rosebud.

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by itellya on 2014-04-27 09:01:35

by itellya on 2014-04-27 10:18:30

by itellya on 2014-04-27 11:33:28

I think Charlie's name should be on the roll of honour unless it was meant only for former pupils. There was no result on the A.I.F. PROJECT when I did a search for"Greenfield,Rosebud" (as on the following list of wounded.)

AUSTRALIAN CASUALTIES. LISTS Nos. 365 AND 366. DEATHS, 377; WOUNDED, 1,169.
The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Monday 10 December 1917 p 9 Detailed lists, results, guides
WOUNDED... Grayling, Canowindra (gas); C. W. Greenfield, Rosebud

So I deleted Rosebud and found a C.W.

Charles William GREENFIELD
Regimental number 859
Religion Presbyterian
Occupation Soldier
Address Raga Barracks, Queenscliff, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 19
Next of kin Father, C H Greenfield, Rosebud near Dromana, Victoria
Previous military service Royal Australian Garrison Artillery
Enlistment date 1 November 1916
Rank on enlistment Gunner
Unit name Heavy Artillery Group 36, Reinforcement 10
AWM Embarkation Roll number 13/49/4
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board RMS Osterley on 10 February 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll Gunner
Unit from Nominal Roll 36th Heavy Artillery Brigade
Fate Returned to Australia 11 May 1919

Neither the Jarry nor the Greenfield families seem to have made it into the pages of the Argus in relation to Rosebud.My search for these two Anzacs did however help me find a previously unknown pre-1873 Rosebud fisherman.

by itellya on 2014-04-27 13:29:16

ANOTHER ROSEBUD LAD. (Google search for A.I.F. PROJECT,ROSEBUD")

Richard Ernest CHILTON
Regimental number 1704
Place of birth Repon, Yorkshire, England
School Church of England
Age on arrival in Australia 22
Religion Church of England
Occupation Labourer
Address Rosebud, Victoria

AND HERE'S ERIC JAMES WHO IS ON THE ROLL OF HONOUR.

Richard Ernest CHILTON
Regimental number 1704
Place of birth Repon, Yorkshire, England
School Church of England
Age on arrival in Australia 22
Religion Church of England
Occupation Labourer
Address Rosebud, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 23
Next of kin Father, Richard Chilton, Rosebud, Victoria
Enlistment date 22 August 1914
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 30th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/47/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Fate No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Place of death or wounding Suvla Bay, France
Age at death 29
Family/military connections No
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 23
Next of kin Father, Richard Chilton, Rosebud, Victoria
Enlistment date 22 August 1914
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 30th Battalion, 2nd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/47/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Sydney, New South Wales, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 17 December 1915
Fate No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll
Place of death or wounding Suvla Bay, France
Age at death 29
Family/military connections No

by itellya on 2014-04-27 13:53:04

OOPS! I forgot to click copy after I highlighted Eric's details. Take two!

Eric JAMES
Regimental number 34057
Religion Methodist
Occupation Driver
Address Rosebud, Victoria
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 18
Next of kin Father, Donald James, Rosebud, Victoria
Enlistment date 19 October 1916
Rank on enlistment Driver
Unit name Field Artillery Brigade, March 1917 Reinforcements
AWM Embarkation Roll number 13/128/1
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A11 Ascanius on 11 May 1917
Rank from Nominal Roll Driver
Unit from Nominal Roll 11th Field Artillery Brigade
Fate Returned to Australia 12 May 1919
Other details
War service: Western Front

Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal

by itellya on 2014-04-27 23:58:31

DITCHBURN.

I have a nagging brain. It kept moaning, "W.W.1, DITCHBURN,ROSEBUD." Okay brain, I'll have a look at ON THE ROAD TO ROSEBUD.
P.36.The Brady family's Post Office store on the Peebles site was sold to Elsie James in 1913. Elsie sold to Perc. and Reg. Ditchburn,retired W.W.1 servicemen and brothers.

The Ditchburn family's first mention in the area came well before the war when one of the boys had his lip split, while they were visiting Dromana, during a squabble with his sister. I have found no other pre-war reference.
(Mornington and Dromana Standard, Saturday 9 January 1909, p 2 Article)

The brothers had moved into Rosebud by 1919.

ROSEBUD.-6r. unfurn. House, close beach, bathing-box, all convs., good position. Particulars, Ditchburn, agent, Rosebud.(P.27, Argus,11-10-1919, ROSEBUD.)

Percy DITCHBURN
Regimental number 1533
Occupation Grocer
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 26
Next of kin Brother, G Ditchburn, Parthenon, 589 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date 12 November 1914
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 8th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/25/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll Australian Employment Company
Miscellaneous details (Nominal Roll) No details of fate entered on Nominal Roll.
Other details
Medals: 1914-15 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal

Date of death 24 April 1925
Place of burial Cobden Cemetery, Victoria


Reginald Eric DITCHBURN
Regimental number 1635
Occupation Despatch Clerk
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 18
Next of kin Brother, G W Ditchburn, c/o Parthenon, 589 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date 21 January 1915
Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 29 January 1915
Rank on enlistment Private
Unit name 8th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement
AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/25/2
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A54 Runic on 19 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Private
Unit from Nominal Roll 8th Battalion
Fate Returned to Australia 21 July 1918

NOTICE is hereby given, that the PARTNERSHIP carried on by George Ditchburn,
Stanley Allen Ditchburn,and Reginald Eric Ditchburn under the style of The Superior Art Furnishing Co as furnishers, and upholsterers at the corner of Toorak road and Chapel street, South Yarra, has been DISSOLVED The Said, Stanley Allen Ditchburn and Reginald Eric Ditchburn have retired from the firm, which will continue to be
carried on under the same style by the said George Ditchburn, on his own account, and he will pay all liabilities owing by and collect all moneys due to the said firm
Dated the 22nd day of January. 1933 G. DITCHBURN S.A DITCHBURN R F DITCHBURN (P.1,Argus,6-2-1933.)

Percy,Reg and Stanley Allen all recorded their brother,George, as their next of kin.
Here are Stan's details.

Stanley Allen DITCHBURN
Regimental number 3646
Religion Church of England
Occupation Engine driver
Marital status Single
Age at embarkation 24
Next of kin Brother, G W Ditchburn, c/o 'Parthenon', 589 Collins Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Enlistment date 22 September 1914
Rank on enlistment Gunner
Unit name ART.FAB2R2+R3
Embarkation details Unit embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on board HMAT A45 Hessen on 2 February 1915
Rank from Nominal Roll Corporal
Unit from Nominal Roll 1st Machine Gun Company
Fate Effective abroad (still overseas)

ALDERSON-On the 16th January 1934 at the Alfred Hospital, Ivy Jennifer the dearly
loved wife of William Alderson, of Rosebud, and loving mother of Florence (Mrs.Baker), Thomas, Lillian (Mrs Ditchburn) Violet (Mrs Roberts) and Herbert aged 49 years (Privately interred.) (P. 1, Argus, 18-1-1934.)

MR. JOHN F. DITCHBURN
The death occurred in Melbourne on 31st March of Mr. John F. Ditchburn,at the age of 59. Deceased is survived by his widow and a family of two sons and two
daughters: also five brothers. The sons are Keith (Rosebud) and Dean (Brighton); and the daughters are Beyrl (Mrs. Reeve, Brighton) and Edna (Mrs. Yoxon, Brighton) The brothers are Will (Queensland), Reg (Glen Iris), George (Toorak), Hanley(Adelaide), and Norman (Narandera).
(Narandera Argus and Riverina Advertiser (NSW) Friday 5 April 1940 p 2)

John actually had six brothers but Percy had died in 1925,probably having taken up a Soldier Settlement farm.

Cobden Cemetery - RootsWeb
www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ausvsac/Cobden.htm&#8206;
Headstone photographs from COBDEN CEMETERY, Victoria are free by e-mailing a request to Carol at. You must ... Cobden Cemetery .... DITCHBURN Percy

A "Ditchburn,Rosebud" search on trove produced a photo of Sergeant J.K.Ditchburn of Rosebud, Vic.
It is labelled:
At Sea, Qld. 1944-09-16. Aboard RAAF ketch 06-11 "Yalata" 51633 Sergeant J. K. Ditchburn, Coxswain, of Rosebud, Vic (left), and 34910 Sgt N. A. Myers, Wireless Telegraphy Operator, of Bondi, NSW, ...

by itellya on 2014-05-30 18:37:15

by itellya on 2014-08-29 21:21:51

by itellya on 2014-08-29 21:40:25

Thanks so much to janilye whose advise in comments under the ROLL OF HONOUR FOR RED HILL enabled the previous comment (CAIRNS, LATROSS, WATSON). I forgot to add that the Latross block was on the east side of Peatey's Creek now covered by the Murray Anderson Rd foreshore car park, the creek being so-named because the Peateys later ran a produce farm in "Beachside" which comprised 5A and E. Naylor's 5B which fronted the beach road. Beachside fascinated the local kids because chooks slept in the trees.

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