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

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NAPIER, Charles Archibald - Private 896
- born Cambrook, Victoria
- enlisted from Ripponlea, Victoria
- a Chainman of Rosedale Avenue, Glenhuntly
- served with 5 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto
- Charles W. Napier, of same address
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 10 August 1915 at Gallipoli Peninsula
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

NIVEN, Harold John - Driver 1359
- born in Caulfield 1895
- enlisted from Liverpool, NSE
- an Orchardist of Hawthorn Rd, Caulfield
- served with 19th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 6 July 1915 on SS Hobart
- mother, Jane Niven of same address
- DIED IN A RAILWAY ACCIDENT 14 Feb 1917 aged 22
- buried Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Rouen, France
* from the link at his name: ... Driver Harold John Niven, 19th Battalion from Caulfield, Victoria. A 21 year old orchardist prior to enlistment on 2 April 1915, he embarked for overseas with the Transport Section from Sydney on 6 July 1915 aboard SS Hobart. While serving on the Western Front, he was promoted to Temporary Corporal on 6 January 1917 and then accidentally killed in a railway accident on 14 February 1917. He is buried in the Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Rouen, France.

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- to be ofund

O'CONNOR, Roderick John Augustine - Private 3208
- born in Tallygaroopna Victoria
- a Clerk of 'Mullumoboy' Grange Rd, East Caulfield
- served with the 22 Battalion, 7th Reinforcements
- embarked from Melbourne 26 Nov 1915 on HMAT Commonwealth
- parents, John & Margaret Mary O'Connor of same address
- KILLED IN ACTION 18 August 1916 aged 32

OFFICER, Geoffrey Talbot - Private 2003
- born in Melbourne in 1885 to Charles Myles OFFICER (1827-1904) & his 2nd wife, Ellen Agnes BESNARD (his 1st wife was Christina Susanna Robertson 1834-1875). He was the 16th of a total of 17 children. His father, Charles Myles Officer, (3rd son of Sir Robert Officer) ran Mt Talbot with his brother Suetonius Officer, a run of 100 square miles. They bought Mt Talbot in 1859. This is where Geoffrey got his second name. Geoffrey was a Farmer
- served with 4th Light Trench Mortar Battery, 14th Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 17 April 1915 on HMAT Hororata
- mother, Ellen Officer, Oak Avenue, Elsternwick
- DIED IN FRANCE 11 April 1917 aged 33
- first reported missing and rumoured to be a Prisoner of War at Soltau. His brother, Aubrey Dunbar Officer (1879-1958), Private 2629, served in the same battalion and was with him, wounded and captured the same day. He was later found at Gefangenenlager, Soltau and sent to England. A cousin, Driver R. A. Officer also served. Geoffrey was finally officially reported in Dec 1917 as having been killed in action in April
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
the children of Charles Myles OFFICER
(with wife Christina):
1857 - 1858 Margaret Jessie Officer
1859 - 1925 William Officer (took over Mt Talbot - his descendants still there)
1860 - 1868 Suetonius Officer (died of typhoid)
1861 - 1937 Jamima Officer
1863 - 1868 Isabella Mary Officer (died of typhoid)
1865 - 1868 Percy Hunter Officer (died of typhoid)
1868 - 1868 Catherine 'Kate' Simpson Officer (died of typhoid)
1870 - 1924 Francis Allan Officer
1874 - 1941 Sydney Linden Officer (partner with Francis in large Goroke stations)
(with wife Ellen):
1876 - 1922 Herbert Dundas Officer (served as Gunner 33248)
1877 - 1903 Rupert Besnard Officer
1879 - 1958 Aubrey Dunbar Officer
1880 - 1952 Ellen Marian Le Strange Officer
1882 - 1940 Chester Derwent Officer
1883 - 1889 Stanley Gordon Officer
1885 - 1917 Geoffrey Talbot Officer
1888 - 1962 Maurice Norfolk Officer (probate in NSW)

OLIN, Axel Alexander - Sergeant 551
- born May 1880 in Aho (Turku) Finland, Russia to Gustav & Anna Olin
- occupation: Seaman
- Next of Kin: brother, John Olin aka John Brown, 7 Toward St., Murrumbeena
- from Dunedin NZ to Murrumbeena, Victoria in 1916
- enlisted with nephew Usko Leonard 'Oscar' Salonen (1887-1917) on 18 March 1916. Usko served as Lance Corporal 596, also with the 39th Battalion. He was killed in action 8 June 1917 on the Western Front & buried Messines Ridge British Cemetery. He is not on the War memorial
- 5' 7", Brown Hair, Blue Eyes, Tattoos both arms & left thumb
- served with 39th Australian Infantry Battalion
- KILLED IN ACTION in the field, Belgium 21 Feb 1918 aged 37
- Berks Cemetery Extension, Hainaut, Wallonie, Belgium

ORGAN, Herbert Charles - Private 5182
- born in Cheltenham, he was a Carpenter of Kooromang Rd, Murrumbeena
- served with 46th Battalion (Infantry) (embaration has 14th Battalion)
- embarked from Melbourne 16 March 1916 on HMAT Anchises
- parents Charles & Sarah Organ, Kooromang Rd, Murrumbeena
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 15 April 1917 in Red Cross Hospital, France aged 23
- I. B. 2. Grevillers British Cemetery, France
* eye witness accounts:
... Private Organ of the 46th Battalion was admitted to Hospital on 12 April 1917 suffering from shotgun wounds to the head. He died on the 15-4-1917 and was buried at Grevillers Military Cemetery, 1? miles west of Bapaume
* his brother Francis Joseph Organ, Gunner 34060, served with the Field Artillery Brigade, embarking 11 May 1917

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PARKER, Harold Carlyle - Second Lieutenant 715
- born in Elsternwick 26 Sep 1892 to Robert Grainger & Eva Parker
- He attended Essendon State School
- he was an Australian rules footballer with St Kilda
- wife, Jessie Parker of 'Rothsay' 845 Mt. Alexander Rd, Essendon (who later became Mrs Cumming)
- served with 37th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 3 June 1916 on HMAT Persic
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 20 Jan 1917 in a German Hospital, France, aged 24
- II. A. 24. Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France
* from the site Avondale Heights Football Club ... He was badly wounded in action with the 37th Infantry Battalion of the 3rd Division of the AIF, during a trench raid in France on the night of 29 January 1917, when he was struck in the groin by German machine gun fire. He was lying in a shell hole, and was too badly wounded to be carried back to the Australian lines. The entire stretcher party that had gone to retrieve him were shot down before they could reach the shell-hole; and, by the time a patrolling party could reach the site, Parker was no longer there. He was taken prisoner by the Germans, and was admitted to the Bavarian Field Hospital, Lambersart, Lille, France. He died of his wounds in the German hospital the next day

PARKINSON, Albert Edward 'Bert' - Private 13331
- memorial has A. B. Parkinson
- born Sep 1890 in Fitzroy, Melbourne to John Thomas & Nora PARKINSON
- a Furniture Salesman of Elsternwick at the Mutual Store in Elsternwick
- served with Army Medical Corps, General Reinforcements, 12th Field Ambulance
- embarked from Melbourne 7 March 1916 on HMAT Karoola
- father, John Thomas Parkinson, 12 Grafton St, Elsternwick, (also 1919 "Taradale" Ringwood, Victoria) also at 3 Tyne St, Box Hill
- KILLED IN ACTION 11 April 1917 in France aged 25
- first buried Vaulx Australian Dressing Station Cemetery, later exhumed
- reburied Plot 2, Row B, Grave 14 Vraucourt Copse Cemetery, Vaulx-Vraucourt, France
* 5' 10", sallow complexion, brown eyes, dark brown hair
The Argus, 5 May 1917
... PARKINSON - Killed in action, somewhere in France, on the 11th April, Private Albert Edward (Bert) Parkinson (late of Grafton street, Elsternwick, and the Mutual Store), beloved eldest son of J. T. Parkinson, Ringwood, and Victorian Railways, dearly loved stepson of M. A. Parkinson, and loved Brother of Elsie, Reg (on active service), and Eileen, grandson of Mrs Dinner, late of Marong, aged 26 years
Only a stretcher bearer,
Who answered his country's call;
He went to succour a fallen comrade;
He gave his life, his all.
... PARKINSON ? Killed in action, somewhere in France, on the 11th April, Private Albert E Parkinson (Bert), late of Elsternwick, loved friend of Florence Leuba , "Aldgate," Kooyong road, Caulfield. Death cannot sever love and remembrance.
... PARKINSON ? A tribute of love and esteem to our dear Bert, Aust. Field Ambulance, officially reported killed in action in France, 11th April, 1917
A noble life nobly ended. - (Inserted bv Mrs. H. C. Braun and Vi, Mr. and Mrs. J. Barrenger, "Lorine," Hotham street, Elsternwick)
The Argus, 2 Sep 1943 - PARKINSON - The Funeral of the late Mr JOHN THOMAS PARKINSON (late Victorian Railways) will leave 13 Tyne street, Box Hill, THIS DAY. after a service commencing at 11.15 a.m.. for the Box Hill Cemetery

PARKINSON, Vere - Private 348
- born in Murchison June 1893 2nd of 6 children to John Thomas PARKINSON (1866-1922) & Frances Harriet HAYNES (1865-1950). Vere was a Motor Mechanic of Dandenong Rd, Murrumbeena
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto
- mother, Frances Parkinson, Dandenong Rd, Murrembeena
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS at Sea on HS Gascon 29 June 1915 aged 22
- buried at sea, memorial on Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* Vere and his brother Eric Harry Parkinson, 18 months older, were born prior to their parents marriage in 1897. Eric was also a Motor Mechanic, same address, enlisted the same time (Private 349), served with the same unit & embarked together. A brother, Nevel Vere 'Ron' Parkinson had children born in NZ

PATE, William Charles Hector - Private 2273
- born South Melbourne
- William was a Clerk of 13 Charles St, Elsternwick
- served with 38th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 20 Oct 1916 on HMAT Port Lincoln
- parents were John & the late Sarah Pate
- wife, Elsie Julia Pate of 'Gracedale' 13 Charles St, Elsternwick
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 1 Sep 1918 in France aged 36
- IV. F. 16. Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

PATERSON, W. (2 W. Paterson embarked from Melbourne):
- to be verified which W. Paterson
William Paterson - Private 476
- born Llanelly, Victoria
- eblisted from Melbourne
- William was a Labourer of 172 Blythe St, East Brunswick (17km north of Caulfield)
- served with 21st Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 20 May 1915 on HMAT Ulysses
- mother, Margaret Paterson of same address
- Died 10 April 1918 in France aged 35/36
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
William Paterson - Private 3890
- born Kilmarnock Scotland
- enlisted from Melbourne
- William was a Fitter of Begonia Rd, Gardenvale (3km north of Caulfield)
- served with 24 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 8 Feb 1916 on HMAT Warilda
- mother Martha Paterson of same address
- DIED OF WOUNDS 17 April 1918 in France aged 26
- Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, France

PEACOCK, Matthew - Driver 3657
- born St Kilda in 1890 & attended Brighton Rd State School
- served with 2nd Brigade Australian Field Artillery
- embarked from Melbourne 2 Feb 1915 on SS Hessen
- father, Thomas Peacock, Orrong Rd, Caulfield
- had a sister Frances Harrison Peacock at 334 Orrong Rd., Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 3 Oct 1917 in Belgium aged 27
- The Huts Cemetery, Belgium

PEASLEY, Leonard Francis - Private 393
- born Melbourne
- enlisted from Liverpool, NSW
- Leonard was a Labourer of 3 Murray St, Elsternwick
- served with 18th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Sydney 22 June 1915 on HMAT Ceramic (a month after enlisting)
- father, Joseph Francis Peasley of same address
- KILLED IN ACTION 22 Aug 1915 in Gallipoli aged 32
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
bio for this soldier to be added

PHILLIPS, Charles Raymond - Trooper 167
- born Cornwall, England
- enlisted from Melbourne
- Charles was a Farmer of Rothschild St, Glen Huntly, Victoria
- served with 4th Light Horse Regiment
- embarked from Melbourne 19 Oct 1914 on HMAT Wiltshire
- father, William H. Phillips of same address
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 19 June 1915 at Gallipoli aged 26
- 3. Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* Charles was in West Australia in 1910

PHILLIPS, Frederick Roquette - Lance Corporal 893
- born London, England
- enlisted from Melbourne
- Frederick was a Student of Rothschild Rd, East Caulfield
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto (has Private 863)
- father, W. A. Phillips, of same address
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 13 Aug 1915 aged 21
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
bio for this soldier to be added

POOLEY, John Ellis - Second Lieutenant
- born Springdale, Victoria
- enlisted from Bendigo
- served with 38th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- mother, Margaret Pooley
- died 1 Jan 1917 in France aged 21
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
bio for this soldier to be added

PORTER, H. (2 H. Porter embarked from Melbourne)
- to be verified which of the 2 H. Porter
Harold Porter, - Gunner 6395
- born Murtoa, Victoria
- enlisted Broadmeadows, Victoria
- served with 4th Brigade Australian Field Artillery
- embarked from Melbourne
- father, George Alfred Porter
- KILLED IN ACTION 25 May 1917 in France
- Vaulx Hill Cemetery, France
Harry Porter, - Private 2472
- born Bridgewater England
- enlisted Keswick SA
- served with 27th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- wife Flossie Porter
- died 3 May 1917 in France
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France

POWELL, C. (2 C. Powell embarked from Melbourne)
- to be verified which of the 2 C. Powell
Caleb Powell, - Private 2710
- born Ballarat, Victoria
- enlisted Melbourne
- served with 59th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- wife, Eliza Powell
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 4 June 1917 in France
- Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France
Claude Powell, - Trooper 1211
- born Tweed Heads NSW
- enlisted Brisbane
- served with 11th Australian Light Horse
- embarked from Melbourne
- mother, I Powell
- Died 1 May 1918 in Palestine
- Jerusalem Memorial, Israel

POWELL, James Birket - Private 2910
- born Moonee Ponds
- Bank Clerk
- served with 8th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne
- son of James & Kate Powell of Glenhuntly Rd., Elsternwick, Victoria
- KILLED IN ACTION 15 May 1916 in France
- Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, France
bio for this soldier to be added

- soldier to be added

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