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MacROBERTS, James Moore - Private 3145
- born Jan 1874 in Branxholme, Victoria to Rev James Hamilton MacROBERTS & Elizabeth Sinclair KIRKPATRICK & educated at Hamilton Academy and Scotch College
- he married Ann Martha Entwisle (1876-1926) 25 April 1905, Queenscliff
- served with 6th Battalion, A.I.F., 10th Reinforcement
- embarked from Melbourne29 Sep 1915 on RMS Osterley
- wife, Annie Martha MacRoberts, 15 Auburn Grove, Armadale, Victoria
- KILLED IN ACTION 2 May 1916 in France
- buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France aged 42
* 5'8", sallow complexion, brown hair, black hair
* A bequest to the School following his death enabled the construction of two class rooms at the end of the South Wing. These became known as the MacRoberts Classrooms. The MacRoberts Scorebox was also named after him
* Annie was later at 6 Wattletree Rd, Malvern
* his younger brother was Andrew Hamilton MacRoberts (1875-1943) enlisted in the AIF on 25 Sep 1915 as Private 4409, with 15 Battalion and was later staff member and vice-principal of Geelong College

* MANING, Henry Anthony Beresford - Private 4929
- born Oct 1883 in Gippsland, a son of Rev Marcus Anthony & Louisa Maning. He attended Church of England Grammer School, South Yarraa. He was Clerk of Sumner, Brambra Rd, Caulfield
- served with 60th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 7 March 1916 on HMAT Wiltshire
- mother, Louisa Maning, Sumner, Brambra Rd, Caulfield
? DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY 19 July 1916 in France aged 22
- VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
* 5'7", sallow complexion, brown eyes, dark hair
* Henry was rejected on four occasions before finally accepted for the AIF on 25 September 1915
* had a sister, Mary Louisa Beresford Maning, Staff Nurse, A. A. N. S. Salonika and England. Their father 'disappeared' about 1913

MASON, Sylvester Murray - Private 3205
- born 1887 in Yarrawonga, Victoria to John & Rachel Mason, he was a Commercial Traveller of Caulfield
- served with 59th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 16 Dec 1916 on HMAT Medic
- father, J. W. Mason c/o Rice T Hopkins, Flinders Lane, City
- wife, Grace Mary Mason "Edgecombe" 23 Cromwell St., Caulfield
- died 14 Oct 1917 in Belgium aged 31
- buried on Tokio Ridge, opposite Celtic Wood, the Ypres Front where he fell
- exhumed to Plot 3, Row 6, Grave 38 Sanctuary Wood Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium
* 5' 5?", fair complexion, blue eyes, fait hair
* note says "had 10 relatives serving but no distinctions won"
* eye witness accounts:
... I saw him killed at Ypres. He was caught by a shell whilst out doing patrol duty and was killed instantly. I knew him very well. He was a married man
... he was fair, clean shaven, about 30, about 5ft 7, very stout and married, but no children. He was a good singer, used to sing at the concerts, soft spoken. Mason was on patrol with Corporal Irvine, L/Cpl Howell and Private Jacobson all of A. CoY. about the 14th Oct near Polygon Wood and as they were returning I heard one of them calling for help. Cpl Irvine came back to our trench and told us that a shell had burst. I think they were buried close to where they were killed
... concerning Pvt S. W. Mason 3205 and Pte C. Pearce 2962, they were killed at Tokio Ridge, opposite Passchendaele Ridge, while coming in from patrol in No Mans Land on October 14th. We went out next morning and buried the body behind A. Coy HQ, right in front of Tokio Ridge. Height about 5'9", of very stout build, fair complexion and blue or grey eyes and had a slight deformity of the left foot. Buried in the vicinity of the front line it being impossible to remove them further back owing to intense artillery fire

MASTERS, Charles Alexander - Sergeant 852
- born 1885 in London, he arrived in Australia at 3 months of age & attended Albert Park State School
- a Farrier & Blacksmith of Allison Rd, Elsternwick
- served with 4th Battery 2nd Brigade Australian Field Artillery
- embarked from Melbourne 20 Oct 1914 on HMAT Shropshire
- mother, Louisa Fanny Masters, 43 Alison Rd, Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 9 Nov 1916 in France aged 30
- re-buried Plot 1, Row K, Grace 1 Grass Lane Military Cemetery, west of Gueudecourt
- AIF Burial Ground, Flers, France
* 5'8", fair complexion, hazel eyes, light brown hair
* admitted to Hospital, Gallipoli Peninsula 20 Sep 1915 Enteric Fever
* he was promoted to Sergeant at Tel-el-kebir on 13 Jan 1916
- his father, Captain Charles John Masters, 6th Brigade Ammunition Column 6th Army Brigade, Australian Field Artillery, was mentioned in despatches 28 Dec 1918
* his younger brother was Major Edgar Masters, 101st Howitzer Battery 1st Field Artillery Brigade, was awarded the Military Cross 5 Oct 1917

McALPINE, Archibald Hugh - Private 11315
- memorial has A. H. McAlpine
- born 1884 in Tarraville, Gippsland, a son of James Hugh McAlpine (1840-1924) & Margaret Ann Smith. His father was a Butcher, owning his own house and butcher shop. After leaving Tarraville James and Margaret lived for a number of years years in Bendigo and then retired to Elsternwick
- Archibald's known siblings:
1871 - Ada Isabella McAlpine
1873 - Ronald James McAlpine
1874 - Mabel McAlpine
1876 - Eugenie Annie McAlpine
1878 - Margarita Lillian McAlpine
1880 - Ella Rosalie McAlpine
1884 - Archibald Hugh McAlpine
1884 - Elizabeth Meta McAlpine
1888 - Percy Hope McAlpine
- Archibald was a Horse Trainer
- served as Private 11315 with the 12th Reinforcements, Otago Infantry Battalion, D Company, NZEF
- embarked from Wellington in May/June on HMNZT 51, the 'Ulimaroa
- his next of kin was his father J. H. McAlpine of 225 Charles St., Elsternwick, Victoria, Australia
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 2 Oct 1916 in France
The Argus, 19 Oct 1916
McALPINE - On the 2nd October, died of wounds received in action in France, Archibald Hugh, of New Zealand Expeditionary Forces, second son of J. H. and M. A. McAlpine, 22 Charles-street, Elsternwick, loving brother of Ronald, Mrs Hands (Dandenong), Percy and E. A. McAlpine (nurse), Mrs Gamble (of Elsternwick), Mrs C. Wilson (Harcourt) and Mrs J. Y. Hope (of Bendigo), aged 32 years
"He rose responsive to the Empire's call,
And gave his strength, his life, his all."
- Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-l'Abbe, Somme, France V.B.4

* McCAUL, Donald Curtis (or Curteis) - Private 1980
- memorial has D. C. McCauld
- born 20 Aug 1895 in Elsternwick, Melbourne, 5th of 5 children (1 set of twins born in London) to John Curteis McCAUL (1857-1896, died in Elsternwick) & Emma CRAWFORD (1857-1927, died in Caulfield)
- a Clerk of 243 Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick
- served with 60th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 17 April 1915 on HMAT Hororata
- mother, Mrs E. Wimberley of same address
? DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY 19 July 1916 in Gegend Fromelles, France
- interred Gefallen
- VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France
* 5'10", fair complexion, blue eyes, dark hair
* 19 July 1916 Died 7.25 hours. Effects in German hands. Being reported as Killed in Action, France
* 22 Oct 1915 Dear Madam, With reference to your inquiry for No 1980 D. C. McCaul, 60th Battn., A.I.F. we regret very much that we have bad news to send you. His name has appeared on a German Death List, dated September 13th, as having died a prisoner of war and they claim to have his personal effects. We are very sorry indeed to have to tell you this, and you have our deepest sympathy. We cannot say that we will ever get fuller particulars for you, but we shall certainly send you any information we may get.
* 12 Aug 1920 To Major McLean, Dear Sir, the late Sergeant McCaul's father died many years ago. I am his mother, and am the nearest blood relation. I re-married my present husband, Colin Wimberley fourteen years ago. Yours truly (Mrs) Emma Wimberley
* (Emma married Colin Campbell Wimberley (1857-1936 of Scotland) in May 1906). She was the daughter of Hiram Allen Crawford from Worcester County, Massachusetts who became the mayor of Beechworth (Ned Kelly country) & Anna McNeil, the first of Hiram's 3 wives). It is reported Emma was friends with Ned Kelly's daughter Kate

McCULLOCH, George - Private 2846
- memorial has C. McCALLOCH
- NOTE, the name was sometimes written as MacCulloch
- born May/June 1880, Carisbrook, Victoria to Joseph McCulloch (1834-1915) & Jane McPherson (1845-1920)
- a Farmer of 'Clifton' Balaclava Rd., Caulfield
- served with 38th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 16 Dec 1916 on HMAT Medic
- mother, Jane McCulloch, Carisbrook
- brother, Robert McCulloch, 63 Kambrook Rd., Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 4 Oct 1917 in the Battle Of Broodseinde, Belgium aged 38 (see photo)
- re-interred to Plot 57, Row B, Grave 15Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium
* 6', medium complexion, blue eyes, brown hair
* eye witness accounts:
... was killed in action on the 4th October. He was first posted missing and later reported killed in action and was buried by the Padre ? of a mile N. of Zonnebecke Village
* 12 Oct 1920 I, Robert McCulloch, 63 Kambrook Rd, Caulfield, declare that Mrs Jane McCulloch, mother of the late 2486 Pte G. McCulloch, 38th Bn A.I.F., died at Maryborough, Victoria in 1920. I being the oldest surviving brother make application for war medals etc due in connection with the service of the late Pte G. McCulloch
* George's father, Joseph McCulloch, was born in Perthshire, Scotland & emigrated on the 'Ellen Stuart'7 Dec 1858 into Victoria. His mother, Jane McPherson was born in Aberdeenshire & emigrated with her sister Margaret (1847-1896) 20 Dec 1848 on the 'Waverley' into Sydney. Joseph & Jane married 1867 in Victoria. Their children (born in Carisbrook) were:
1868 - 1941 Joseph McCulloch
1869 - 1933 Robert McCulloch (married daughter of his mother's sister, Margaret)
1871 - Margaret McCulloch
1873 - 1874 George McCulloch
1876 - 1905 Jane McCulloch
1878 - 1928 Jessie McCulloch
1880 - 1917 George McCulloch
1882 - 1955 John McCulloch
1885 - 1947 William Paul McCulloch
1886 - 1955 Alexander McCulloch
1888 - 1961 Rebecca McCulloch

* McGREGOR, Herbert Mills Locke McGregor - Private 6310
- memorial has F. L. McGregor
- born 5 Sep 1897 in Flemington, Victoria to Aeneas McGREGOR (1865-1937) & Adelaide Louise BARTLETT (1868-1959), & a grandson of Angus McGREGOR & Elizabeth MILLS. He attended Armadale State School
- a Clerk with Provost Marshall's Office, Bendigo, of 23 Molesworth St, Armadale and Clerk at Seymour Camp with rank of Corporal for 10 months
- served with 14th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 7 Sep 1916 on HMAT Port Sydney
- father, Aeneas McGregor of same address
- Angus was at the attack at Bullecourt on 11 April 1917 ... The attack was postponed to 11 April, 4:30. This time twelve tanks would advance together with the 46th battalion of the 12th brigade, the 14th battalion and the 16th battalion of the 4th brigade. Six tanks would roll before the 46th battalion and another three tanks were attached to the 14th and the 16th battalion ... after that they were to capture the small villages of Reincourt and Hendecourt. At 10am the Germans started a heavy counterattack. The German 27th (Wurttenberg) Division attacked from Reincourt and managed to recapture the OG 1 and 2 trenches.
3000 Australia soldiers were killed or wounded & 1000 men were taken prisoners
? Angus was badly wounded in his left arm during the attack. He was first reported as one of the hundreds missing from that fateful day. However, he had been captured at Reincourt and was taken to Reserve Lazarett Munster Prisoner Of War Camp where his left arm was amputated above the elbow. He was there for three weeks
*** missing in France 28 April 1917. captured 18 april 1917 at on 2 May this was deleted to read died of wound whilst prisoner of was at Soltau Hanover delete to read died at reserve lazarette munster lager hanover
* DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 2 May 1917 in Munster Hospital aged 20
- buried West Plot, Row 1, Grave 225 in Munster Prisoner of War Cemetery
- re-interred Plot 4, Row G, Grave 12 at Hamburg Cemetery, Germany
* 5' 7", medium complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair
* Wounded in France losing his left arm on the 11 April 1917. Captured and taken Prisoner of war & sent to Soltau Camp
* eye witness accounts:
... he died in Munster Lager, Hannover, he had been there 3 weeks. Was wounded in arm at Bullicourt on 11th April 1917. His arm was amputated above the elbow. He hardly knew what he was doing for the last few days. Was buried in Prisoner of War Cemetery, Munster, hanover
... letter from Saltau, Germany to Records Dept. A.I.F. London. - Dear Sir, I am of the few N.C.Os fit and able to write so am taking the following obligation on myself. On the 2nd. of this month, Pte. Herbert MacGregor No.6310 14th, Bn. died. I must say every care and attention was paid him but it was hopeless from the start. All thanks are due to the doctors here for the care and attention paid to him. His end was a peaceful one and he had a soldiers funeral
* Senior Wireless operator Angus Bartlett Clarence McGregor
* born Goulburn, New South Wales
* served with Mercantile Marine
* joined the navy in 1915 and was onboard at the Gallipoli landing
* mother, A. McGregor, of 23, Molesworth St., Armadale
* he was one of the 19 men 'lost' on board the HMAT A49 Seang Choon (Rangoon) when it was torpedoed & sunk by the German submarine U 87 while on a voyage from Sydney, NSW and Dakar to Liverpool with general cargo in the Atlantic, near Bantry Bay, South Coast of Ireland, on 10 July 1917. He was 23
* buried Castletown Berehaveb (ST. FINIAN'S) Cemetery, County Cork
The Prahan, 1 Sep 1917 After having served nearly two years and a-half as wireless operator on a transport, Angus Bartlett Clarence McGregor lost his life when the vessel was sunk by an enemy submarine. He was 23 years old, and when he enlisted in January, 1915, was a postal mechanic at Malvern. Before the war his wireless plant at Armadale attracted much attention, and his parents home was a meeting place for young men interested in wireless telegraphy. He was a son if Mr and Mrs Aeneas McGregor of 23 Molesworth street, Armadale. His brother. Private H. M. L. McGregor, died of wounds at the front

McINDOE, Roy William - Corporal 926
- born Newport, Melbourne, attended Scotch College, Melbourne then to Melbourne University
- served with 1 Australian Light Horse Field Ambulance Australian Army Medical Corps
- embarked from Melbourne
- father, William Donald McIndoe, 18 Carnarvon Rd., Malvern
- DIED OF PNEUMONIA 16 Dec 1915 in Egypt aged 20
- Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

McINTYRE, John - Gunner 4236
- born 1890 in Prahran, Melbourne to John McINTYRE & Clementina McCHLERY, he attended Malbern Grammar School
- a Bank Clerk of 97 Glenhuntly Rd, Elwood, Victoria
- served with 2nd Brigade Australian Field Artillery
- embarked from Melbourne 17 April 1915 on HMAT Forty-One
- mother, Mrs C. McIntyre of same address
- DIED 16 August 1917 in Belgium
- Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
* 5' 8?", medium complexion, brown eyes, brown hair
* When John first enlisted his mother, Clementina, a widow, was boarding with her children, initially at Robe St., St.Kilda, changing addresses several times before finally settling at "Inverkeith" 80 Hawthorn Rd., Caulfield in 1917
* His sister, Lilias McChlery McIntyre's married Alexander Warwick McKinley. He was Corporal 3205 with the 60th battalion & was killed at Polygon Wood, 27 Sep 1917 aged 27
* eye witness accounts:
... Lieutenant C. Crofts was up in a German Pillbox with them (1107 H. Robbins & 4236 J McIntyre) at Clapham Junction, in the Ypres Salient, on 15th Aug, when a shell blew the pillbox up, burying them beyond recovery. Croft reported this to us on his return to the Battery. I knew both men very well. They were telephonis on the battery staff and had been with us a long while
... I was up forward as F. O. Officer and had with me several telephonists of whom Gunner Robbins and McIntyre were two of them. At about 1 p.m. I was speaking to these two men and had left about 2 minutes after, when a shell landed on the shelter they were standing uncer, which blew it in and allowed two or three tons of earth to fall on them. I went back to look for then but could not find them and two of the men that escaped told me they were standing there when the shell burst and mst have been buried and from what I know of the place I think there is no doubt of them being killed
... he came from Rochester, Victoria, was a single man and a farmer. He was killed by a shell in a German dugout with 6 or 8 others. This was in front of Sillebeke during the early morning. Their bodies were never recovered as the dugout was blown to bits

McKAY, Alan - Corporal 4883
- born 1895, Mildura, Victoria to Nathaniel Breakey McKAY (1859-1924) & Emma THOMPSON (1856-1946), he attended Scotch College and Melbourne University
- a University Student of 56 Canterbury Rd, Middle Park, Victoria
- served with Unit: 46th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 14 March 1916 on HMAT Anchises
- father, Nathaniel McKay of 42 Narong Rd., Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 14 Nov 1916 in Flers, France aged 21
- Grave 20, Row E, Plot 8 Bancourt British Cemetery, France
* 5'7", fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair
* 2 brothers served:
* Ralph McKay (1885?1959), engineer and industrialist
* Victor Rex McKay (1887?)
- their uncle was Hugh Victor McKay

McKEAN, Rupert - Private 1050
- born in Melbourne, a Labourer from 'Inverness' Sycamore St, Caulfield
- served with 8 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 19 Oct 1914 on HMAT Benalla
- wife, Daisy R. McKean of same address
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 16 Sep 1915 at Gallipoli Peninsula
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
bio for this soldier to be added

McKIE, Francis George - Sergeant 4558
- born Buchan, Victoria
- enlisted from Melbourne
- served with 46th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- mother, Mary McKie
- DIED 11 Oct 1917 in Belgium
- Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
bio for this soldier to be added

McKENNA, Edward Albert - Captain
- served with E Company, 7th Battalion, 66th Infantry
- embarked from Melbourne 19 Oct 1914 on HMAT Hororata
- KILLED IN ACTION 25 April 1915 at Gallipoli Peninsula aged
- Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
* from the site as his link ... Capt McKenna served with the 66th Infantry, Citizens Military Forces prior to enlisting with the AIF on 19 August 1914. He embarked from Melbourne on 19 October 1914 aboard HMAT Hororata as a member of E Company, 7th Battalion. He was killed in action on 25-30 April 1915 at Gallipoli Peninsula, aged 37 years
bio for this soldier to be added

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McKNOCKITER, GEORGE - Corporal 455
- born Bairnsdale, Victoria
- from Camperdown, Victoria
- served with 8th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 19 Oct 1914 on HMAT Benalla
- next of kin: father, W. McKnockiter, Murray-street, Colac, Victoria
- also: father, W. McKnockiter, Adeney Street, Camperdown
- DIED OF ILLNESS 31 May 1916 at sea aboard the hospital ship Kanowna aged 23
- he was buried at sea
- memorial at Chatby Memorial, Al Iskandariyah, Egypt
NOTE Corporal McKnockiter was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty in the field and was wounded in action on more than one occasion

MELVIN, R. S. mc
- this soldier to be added

MOILE, Rowland Syril John - Corporal 2805
- born 1891 in Thorpdale, Victoria to Rowland Tidd MOILE (1861-1942, born Sandhurst, Victoria) & Fanny MILLER (1868-1952 born Laanecoorie, Victoria)
- a Bricklayer of 28 Porter St, Prahan
- served with 6th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 10 Sep 1915 on HMAT Star of Victoria
- mother, Mrs Fanny Moile, Coorigil Rd, Murumbeena
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 16 Nov 1916 in France aged 25
- Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, France
* access to Rowland's documents unavailable as at this date
* he married Linda Ruby WIGG in 1915
* The Argus, 28 Nov 1916 MOILE - On the 16th November, 1916, at 38th Casualty Clearing Station, France, died of wounds received in action, Rowland S., dearly loved son of Rowland Tidd (on active service), Fanny Moile, of Coorigil road, Murrumbeena, brother of Elsie, Wilfred, Reginald.
A man of men; esteemed worthy of heavenly honours.
... MOILE - On the 18th November, 1916, at 38th Casualty Clearing Station, France, died of wounds, Rowland S., loved son-in-law of Mr H. C. and Mrs Wigg, 27 Closeburn avenue, East Prahran; brother-in-law of Leslie (on active service, Gladys, Alma, Grace, Phyllis, and Eve Wigg. Beloved by all.
... MOILE - On the 16th November, 1916, at 38th Casualty Clearing Station, France, died of wounds received in action, Corp. Rowland Syril John Moile, beloved husband of Ruby Linda, 27 Closeburn avenue, East Prahran. The way of the cross
* when his father, Private 2090 with the 29th Rowland enlisted, (on 8 July 1915), they were living at Murrumbeena

MOORE, George Ernest - private 1690
- born Sep 1886
- Carpenter & Professional Cyclist of Margaret St, Murrumbeena
- served with 5 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 19 Feb 1915 on HMAT Runic
- May Moore - ex wife, address unknown
- DIED AT SEA 24 Aug 1915 of Dysentery on the Hospital Ship HMT Scotian aged 28 & buried at sea at 12.30pm 24 Aug
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* 5' 7?", medium complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair
* 29 March 1915 LAST WILL of George Ernest Moore, Private 1690. In the event of my death I give the whole of my property and effects to my son George Albert Moore, Margaret St, Murrumbeena. In 1916 this son was at 12 Alexander St, South Yarra with his mother, receiving his father's 13 per annum War Pension which his mother was Trustee of (about $60 per week in 2012). This amount increased to 20s per fortnight from 25 Oct 1915 (about $120 per week in 2012). . In Feb 1921 the son was living at 234 Barclay St, St Kilda
* 13 Sep 1915 the Hon Secretary write to Colonel hawker of the Victoria Barracks in Melbourne:- "Dear Sir, Could you give me the official confirmation of the death of Private George Ernest Moore who is reported to have died in the Hospital at Malta on August 24th. I am asking this as his widow is making application for marriage"

MOORE, John Heywood - Corporal 431 (also Temporary Company Sergeant Major)
- born Oct 1894 in Milton, Queensland to J. & Amelia S. Moore
- a Railway Surveyor of "Karalpa", Clarence St, Elsternwick
- served with 21st Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 10 May 1915 on HMAT Ulysses
- father, J. Moore of same address
- KILLED IN ACTION 12 Nov 1916 in France aged 22
- buried Grave 9, Plot 1, Row M, A.I.F. Burial Ground, Grass Lane, Flers, 3 miles SSW of Bapaume
* 5'10?", fresh complexion, blue eyes, light brown hair

MORRIS, George Henry - Private 692
- born about 1890, parents died when he was 4
- a Labourer of Footscray
- served with 7th Battalion A.I.F., C Company
- embarked from Melbourne 19 Oct 1914 on HMAT Hororata
- sister, T. (?) Morris, Kyneton, Victoria
- KILLED IN ACTION 8 May 1915 at Gallipoli Peninsula aged 25
- Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* 5'5?", ruddy complexion, hazel eyes, dark brown hair
* his sister, Louisa Dalrymple, was living at Horace St, Malvern when she enquired about her receiving his medal, the Gallipoli Star & Victory Medal

No man's land after 4 Oct 1917 attack

looking towards the German front line
see George McCulloch

* the 45th Reserve Division had 2,883 casualties
* the 4th Guard Division suffered 2,786 casualties
* 4,759 German prisoners were taken
* the Second Army casualties were 12,256 (week ending 4 Oct)
* the II Anzac Corps lost 3,500 casualties (including 1,853 New Zealanders)
* the 21st Division had 2,616 casualties
* the Fifth Army losses were 3,305 (week to 5 Oct)

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