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GARDINER, Andrew Masson - Lance Corporal 592
- born Jan 1891 in Bradford, Yorkshire
- a Planter of 'Ruahana', Clarence St, Elsternwick
- served with 3rd Battalion Australian Machine Gun Corps
- embarked from Melbourne 14 Feb 1917 on RMS Osterley
- wife, Eva May Gardiner, of 'Newlyn' Clarence St, Elsternwick
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 22 Aug 1918 in France aged 27
- Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, France
* 5' 5?", fresh complexion, brown eyes, black hair
* his father was David Gardiner of 121 Stapleton Hall Road, Stroud Green, London

GARDNER, Alfred Outtrim - Driver 32398
- born July 1897 in Longwood, Victoria to the Rev Hugh Harrison GARDNER (1865-1927) & Margaret Adamson OUTTRIM (1875-1954)
- he was a Bank Clerk of Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick
- served with 1st Divisional Ammunition Column
- embarked from Melbourne 14 Feb 1917 on
- father, Hugh Harrison Gardner, 'St Clements', Glenhuntly Rd, Elsternwick
- KILLED IN ACTION 19 Oct 1917 in Belgium aged 20.3
- reburied to Plot 4, Row F, Grave 6 Perth Cemetery (China Wall), Belgium
The Argus, 17 Nov 1917
... GARDNER - Alfred Outtrim, beloved son of the Rev. Hugh H. and Mrs Gardner, of St. Clements, Elsternwick, loving brother of Hugh, Maitland, and Margery; and grandson of the Hon. A. R. Outtrim, M.L.A., aged 20 years and 3 months
... GARDNER - Killed in action somewhere in France, on October 19, Driver A. O. Gardner, aged 20 years, second son of Rev. H. H. and Mrs Gardner, and brother of Hugh, Maitland, and Margery Gardner, of St Clements Vicarage, Elsternwick
* 5' 6", medium complexion, brown eyes, black hair
The Argus 19 Nov 1917 - GARDNER, Alfred Outtrim, son of the Rev Hugh H. and Mrs Gardner, of St Clements, Elsternwick, killed in action in France on October 19. He was educated at Scotch College and later at Caulfield Grammar School. Prior to enlistment he was on the staff of the English, Scottish and Australian Bank Limited (Swan street branch)
* on 3 June 1920 they wrote to his mother - Mrs M. A. Gardner, Holy Trinity, Doncaster, Victoria - Dear Madam, I have to acknowledge receipt of your letter dated 15th May with necessary particulars attached and to state your change of address has been noted on the record of your son, the late No 32398, Driver A. O. Gardner, 5th Field Artillery Brigade, on the assumption that it applies also to the late soldier's father, who is the recorded next of kin
* on 9 Nov 1922 a letter from Mrs A. Madigan of Golden Point, Chewton, enquired about a replacement for the Next Of Kin Badge she had lost (offering to pay for another)

GEORGE, Herbert Ilott - Private 408
- born June 1884 in Dunolly, Victoria
- a Grocer of Murrumbeena
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto
- mother, Amelia Mary George, 'Stranrear', Dandenong Rd, Murrumbeena
- KILLED IN ACTION 25 July 1916 at Pozieres, France aged 32
- buried Peake Woods on the Fricourt Contal Maison Chateau (Somme)
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
* 5' 7?", dark complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair
* 1 May 1967 to the Officer-in-Charge, Central Army Records, Melbourne - Dear Sir, Private Herbert Ilott George, No 408 "B" Company 5th battalion 1st Dev. 1st A.I.F. Landed on Gallipoli April 25th 1915 and was killed in action at Pozieres on 24th July 1916. I am the only living member of his family and from notices in the press I understand that I may receive the Anzac medallion as his next of kin, I therefore wish to make application for same. Yours faithfully Harold T. George, ex Gunner 27th Bty 7th F.A.B. 3rd Divsn 1st A.I.F. wounded at Passchendaele 15-10-17. Limbless soldier and now confined to a wheel chair (this was Herbert's brother Harold Thomas Victor George 1897-1976)

GILL, John Thomas - Private 2237
- born Dec 2883 at Myers Flat, Victoria to Thomas & Ann Gill
- Tobacco worker of Elsternwick
- served with 14 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne17 June 1915 on HMAT Wandilla
- mother, Ann Gill, 12 Downshire Rd, Elsternwick, later Golden Square, Bendigo
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 7 May 1918 in France
- buried Plot 2, Row A, Grace 3 at Vignacourt British Cemetery, France
* 5' 8", dark complexion, blue eyes, brown hair
* eye witness accounts:
... This man was admitted to this C.C.S. on the 5th May suffering from shrapnel wound of the right shoulder & penetrating chest. His condition on admission was very grave and he passed away at 2.30am on the 7th May having made no real improvement since admission to Hospital. He passed away quite peacefully, unconscious of his condition and without leaving any message. The burial took place in the local Military Cemetery
... He was in D.Coy, a very brave and daring fellow and very much liked by everybody
* Ann received the Memorial Scroll in Sep 1921, his Memorial Plaque in Nov 1922 & Victory Medal in January 1923
* in July 1967 his sister, J. F. (Mrs) Keisling, from Bendigo, applied for his Anzac Medal

GILL, Reginald Hassall - Private 6332
- born March 1895 in Elsternwick to Henry Roden & Helena Gill, he enlisted from Adelaide
- an Orchardist of 'Magaya' Alma Rd, Caulfield
- served with 23 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 23 Nov 1916 on HMAT Hororata
- mother, Helena Gill of same address
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 14 May 1918 Albert-Amiens Railway Line near Morlancourt, France, aged 23
- buried Mericourt-L'Abbe Communal Cemetery Extension, France
* 5' 10", fresh complexion, blue eyes, auburn hair

GOLDIN, Robert - Private 2657
- born Feb 1876, aged 40 on enlistment 15 May 1916
- served with 58th Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 2 Oct 1916 on HMAT Nestor
- wife, Catherine Anastasia Goldin, Rosebank Villa, Fairfield Grove, Caulfield
- KILLED IN ATION 25 Sep 1917 in Belgium aged 41
- buried in Polygon Wood, exhumed
- Plot 43, Row F at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium
* 5' 11 ", dark complexion, hazel eyes, black hair turning grey
* hospitalised a number of times in 1917 with acute Rheumatics
* in January 1918 Robert is still reported to his wife as missing, last seen in a wounded condition after she wrote and asked that since 25 Sep 1917 there had been no news and she was 'dreadfully worried' and did they think he may be a prisoner of war?, or perhaps he had lost his memory or senses? as she hadn't heard from him
* letter written 1 July 1918 - Dear Sir, Just to notify you that I am going to my sisters for 6 or 8 weeks. I won't be back until the end of August, unless you want me. Please let me know if you get any news or belongings for my dear husband the late R. Goldin 6/58 Batt. The following address will find me if you will oblige me. Mrs C. A. Goldin, c/o Miss McGowan "Rosebank"?, Boxwood P.O., via ?. ps when do we get our medals it is 12 months ago since applied for ours (she received it in July 1921)
The Argus, 1 Sep 1941 GOLDIN - On August 30, at 53 O'Shannessy street, North Melbourne, Catherine Anastasia relict of the late Robert Goldin and loving sister of Bridget, John T, and Mathias McGowan and Mary Ann (Mrs Carroll deceased) aged 69 sears - Requiescat in pace

GOODWIN, William Walter - Corporal 8
- born 27 June 1886 in Sydenham, Christchurch, New Zealand to William George GOODWIN & Elizabeth DAWES, moving to Melbourne early 1900s
- a Steward of 41 Collins Place, Melbourne
- he married Emma Louisa McGRATH (1892-1945, died in Carlton). They had a daughter, Rita Ada Goodwin (1908-1993) who married Claude Reginald Brentnall Pearson (1886-1982)
- served with 14th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 22 Dec 1914 on HMAT Ulysses
- wife, Emma Louise Goodwin c/o Mrs Lake, Edith St, Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 29 March 1917 in France aged 31
- Beugnatre Communal Cemetery, France
* from the photo at link above ... "8 Corporal (Cpl) William Walter Goodwin MM, 14th Battalion. A native of Christchurch, New Zealand, Cpl Goodwin was employed as a steward in Melbourne, Vic prior to enlistment and embarked with the rank of Private with the Battalion Headquarters from Melbourne on HMAT Ulysses on 22 December 1914. Later promoted to Corporal he was awarded the Military Medal on 6 December 1916 "For general good work in repairing telephone lines under shell fire between 6th and 13th August at Pozieres and between 27th and 28th August at Mouquet Farm. He never failed to carry out his work no matter how furious the enemy shell fire, and many times escaped being blown up." On 29 March 1917 he was killed in action and was buried in the Beugnatre Communal Cemetery, France. The photograph is inscribed "The last of the race"."

GORMAN, Patrick - Private 159
- born Oct 1871, a Coal Lumper/Labourer of 171 Gladstone St, South Melbourne
- served with 21 Infantry Battalion (May 1915)
- embarked from Melbourne 10 May 1915 on HMAT Ulysses
- wife, Coretha Gorman, 80 Gore St, Fitzroy
- DIED ON ACTIVE SERVICE 2 Sep 1915 Drowned at sea, Mudros Bay, near Lemnos island, Greece (result of the torpedoing of HMT Southland, see photo below)
- memorial Helles Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* 5' 6?", dark complexion, brown eyes, black hair
* sons Charles & Frederick & Albert Edwin and daughters Kathleen & Teresa Caroline Gorman were also at 80 Gore St, Fitzroy.
Coretta remarried to ? SHANKS and moved from 'Lismore', Dunoon St, Murrumbeena to 'Coralea', Haget St, Oakleigh to Koornang Rd, Carnegie

GRAY, Alfred Edgar - Second Lieutenant
- memorial has A. B. G. Gray
- born 19 Oct 1889, Kyabram, Victoria to Matthew GRAY (1853-1931) & Susan Jane SAGGERS (1860-1931)
- on enlistment he was a Warrant Officer of 12 Barker St, Elsternwick
- he married Esme Gladys De GARIS (1893-1975), in Victoria in 1915
- served with 3rd Australian Reinforcements
- embarked from Sydney 5 June 1918 on RMS Orontes
- wife, Esme Gray, 5 Edith St, Caulfield, later 2 Glenmark Ave, St.Kilda
- DIED OF PNEUMONIA 28 Oct 1918 Fovant Military Hospital, England aged 29
- buried St Georges Parish Churchyard, Fovant, Wiltshire
* 5' 11?", medium complexion, blue eyes, darkish hair
The Argus 9 Sep 1916 GRAY (Esme De Garis) - On the 25th August, at
Nurse Donnell's, The Grove, Coburg, the wife of Staff-Sergeant-Major A. E. Gray - a son (Keith Montrose). Keith died suddenly 24 Nov 1940 aged 69, Woornack Rd, Carnegie, 5km from Caulfield
* Alfred's brother, Montrose Lionel Gray (1894-1979) also enlisted in 1914 then again in 1940. He was an Auctioneer for 30 years in Whitehorse Rd, Box Hill (16km from Caulfield)
The Argus, 8 November 1918
... GRAY ? Officially reported died of pneumonia at Fovant, on 28th October, Lieut. Alfred Edgar Gray, 3rd Refts., beloved husband of Esme, and K. De Garis, aged 29 years.
... GRAY ? Officially reported died of pneumonia at Fovant, on 28th October, Lieut. Alfred Edgar Gray, 3rd Refts., beloved husband of Esme, loving father of Keith, aged 29 years
The Argus, 28 October 1920
... GRAY - In loving memory of Lieutenant A. E. Gray, who died at Fovant, 28th October, 1918, loving son-in-law of G. N. and R. De Garis, brother-in-law of Rex (late A.I.F.) Ever remembered
* Esme was born in Melbourne to New Zealand parents, Geoffrey Nicholas De GARIS (1866-1929) & Margaret Evelyn EVANS (1873-1950). Her brother was Rex De Garis, Australian Football player for St Kilda. Esme remarried in 1941 to Albert Alexander Bertram BUCK (1880-1962). She died in Caulfield in 1975 aged 82
* Alfred was given a funeral with full Military Funeral honours. The coffin was of polished elm and draped with the Australian flag and borne on a gun-carriage preceded by a Firing Party and Band from the 2nd Australian Training Brigade. Six of his brother Officers wre pall bearers. Wreaths from the 3rd General Reinforcements and the Nursing Staff of the Fovant Hospital were placed on the grave. About 200 Officers and Non-commissioned Officers were present and the Headquarters AIF in the UK was represented

GRAY, Jack Archibald - Corporal 4218
- born in Jan 1895 in Carlton to Archibald Kerr GRAY & Rebecca Borland FISHER
- Jack was a Public Surveyor for Victoria State Government, Lands & Survey Dept
- served with 2nd Brigade Australian Field Artillery
- embarked from Melbourne 14 May 1915 on HMAT Hororata
- father, Archibald Gray, 581 Collins St, Melbourne and of 'Coniston', 11 Sycamore St, Caulfield and of 'Ravelston;, corner Milton & Tennyson Streets, St Kilda and, in 1918, 82 Downshire Rd, Elsternwick
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 23 Oct 1917 at Anzac Ridge, Ypres, Belgium aged 22
- reburied in Plot 1, Row G, Grave 23 Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium
* 5' 4?", fair complexion, grey eyes, fair hair
* eye witness accounts:
... I saw him wounded at Ypres. He was caught by shell fragments which hit him about the right arm. He was badly wounded but was fully conscious when taken away to the dressing station close by. He was a Corproal at time of casualty and had only recently joined the battery having transferred from the DAC. He came from Melbourne
... Gray, a Corporal, William, a Gunner and S. C. Low were knocked by the same shell on Oct 23rd 1917 at the battery position at Anzac Ridge. Low being killed outright. Gray and WIlliams were taken to an A.D.S., nearest would be at Ypres near Menin Gate. I was told he was buried in the Menin Road cemetery

GREEN, Victor - Private 6498
- born Feb 1897 in Benalla to Robert Henry & Anna Green
- School teacher at State School, Benalla, Victoria
- served with 5th Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 2 Oct 1916 on HMAT Nestor
- father, Robert Henry Green, 'Eden' McHenry St, East St Kilda
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 22 April 1917 3rd C. C. Station, France
- buried Plot 1 Row E on 23 April 1917 at Grevillers Military Cemetery
- Birr Cross Roads Cemetery, Belgium
* 5' 10", fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair
* from the link at his name above ... Private Victor Green, 5th Battalion of Benalla, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Nestor (A71) on 2 October 1916. On 22 April 1917, he was wounded in action near Langnicourt, France and died later that day at the 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, France, aged 20. He is buried in the Grevillers British Cemetery, France.
* eye witness accounts:
... I saw him hit - we were getting rations at the time for breakfast - he was hit by a shell. It happened just behind Sunken Road near Lagnicourt. He was buried in the cemetery at Bapaume. I saw his grave - it had a cross with his name, number etc
... he was wounded by a heavy shell in the morning as we were in support in the sunken road, Lagnicourt. Breakfast was being served in front of the dugout where I was and he was standing outside when the shell fell. He had been a school teacher in Victoria I think
... His name was Victor, He came with me in the 21st Reinforcements to the 5th Battalion. He came from Winton, near Benalla, Victoria, He was tall, about 6ft, dark, aged about 20. I saw his grave about ? a mile away from Bapaume, near the 2nd Australian General Hospital in a Military Cemetery near a railway. The grave was only a few yards from the grave of Capt Griffiths of the 5th Battalion. It had a white cross with his name etc
... He was in my Platoon. We called him Vic. He had been a school teacher. He had dark hair, was nearly 6ft in height and about 21 or so years of age
* his war medals went to his older brother, Robert Henry Green of North WInton

GREEN, Victor George Frederick - Corporal 3740
- memorial has V. G. P. Green
- born in in Maffra, Gippsland to G. F. & A. E. Green
- a Butcher's Assistant of Glenhuntley
- served with 46th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 23 Nov 1915 on HMAT Ceramic
- father, George F. Green, corner Grange Rd & Park Ave, Glenhuntly, formerly Heyfield, Victoria
- DIED 20 Sep 1917 in Belgium
- Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
* 5' 6?", fair complexion, light brown eyes, medium hair
* promoted to Corporal 20 May 1917

GREIG, Guy Osmond - Lieutenant
- born 9 Sep 1889
- a Law Clerk of 'Waverley', Latrobe St, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne
- served with 22 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 16 July 1915 on HMAT Demosthenes
- wife, Blanche Iris Greig of same address
- KILLED IN ACTION 17 Sep 1917 in Belgium aged 28
- buried where he fell (read notes)
- reburied Plot 12, Row K at Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium
* eye witness accounts:
... I saw him wounded in our support lines at Ypres. A shrapnel shell landed near his dugout and pellets hit him about the throat. He was able to get up and walk about 50 yards to where we were and then he collapsed. We picked him up and carried him to the dressing station where he died immediately on arrival. He was very quiet and never spoke after he was wounded. I knew him well, liked by all the men in the Coy. He was just coming up to have a look at the men and see that they were alright
... Lieut Greig was killed by shell when sitting in a trench on Westboek Ridge
... I saw him hit by a piece of shell in the neck on Anzac Ridge, Ypres. We buried him in a shell hole together with an officer of the Flying Corps and a machine Gunner. We were under shell fire at the time but we put a wooden cross with the three names on. The grave was close to a house outside the AIF Post
... I knew him well as an officer. He was fairly tall and slin, fairly dark. I think his wife and family are in England as he once said to me he would like to get over to Blighty to see them
... I am very sorry to say that he was not buried in a cemetery but was buried alongside another Officer, the grave is just behind a German pill boX. He was slim built, sort of drawn features and about 5ft 5ins in height.
* 22 March 1917 - THE WILL of Guy O. Greig. In the event of my death please send all my personal kit to my wife Blanche Iris Greig c/o Mrs Howard, North Ham Rd, Littlehampton, Sussex, England
* on Oct 1917 his widow, Blanch Greig was at 10 Northam Rd, Littlehampton, Sussex when she signed for a parcel from AIF. Also there a son, Guy Campbell Greig. They were back in Moonee Ponds by 1918

GREWAR, Alexander - Private 5343
- memorial has W. Grewar
- born Aug 1883 in Montrose, Scotland, he was an apprentice there to Mr Japp/Tapp for 5 years
- a Cabinet maker of 1 Hawthorn Avenue, Caulfield
- served with 22 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 23 Nov 1916 on HMAT Hororata
- mother, Mary Grewar, Broomfield, Montrose, Scotland
- KILLED IN ACTION 16 Sep 1917 in Belgium aged
- Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium
* 5' 3". fair complexion, blue eyes, fair hair
* a John Grewar of Broomfield, Montrose signed for a package from the A.I.F on 22 Dec 1917

GRIFFITHS, Harry Hubert - Private 1138
- born Jan 1895 in Maffra, Victoria
- a Post Office Telephonist of 64 Glenhuntly Rd. Elsternwick
- he enlisted from Enoggera Qld
- served with 9th Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 22 Dec 1914 on HMAT Themistocles
- mother, Clara Griffiths of same address, later 51 Queen St, East Brunswick, then in 1917 Clara, as the 'widowed mother' received the pension (20/- a week) at Prentice St, Elsternwick
- DIED in MELBOURNE 16 Sep 1916 of Phthisis aged 21
- Brighton General Cemetery, Victoria
* Harry was first admitted to Hospital in Egypt on 10 Nov 1915 with Phthisis. His medical report of Christmas Eve 1915 stated that 'patient is much debilitated, lost 2 stone in weight (13kg), and has a bad cough. On examination T.B. was found, both lungs being involved and was a result of an airborne infection on active service in Gallipoli'. He was Discharged from the Heliopolis, Egypt Hospital on 30 Jan 1916 (100% incapacity, permanently unfit), returned to Australia. He spent time at the Austin Hospital from June 1916. Was admitted to the Heatherton Tuberculosis Sanatorium. Later readmitted to No 5 General (Base) Hospital, St Kilda Road, where he died 2 months later

GRIMES, Michael William - Private 3772
- born April 1896 in South Melbourne to Michael GRIMES (1856-1936) & Emma PARKER (1855-1931)
- a Clerk of 35 Hardington St, Elsternwick
- served with 6th Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 23 Nov 1915 on HMAT Ceramic
- father, M. Grimes of same address, later moving to South Yarra
- KILLED IN ACTION 16 Aug 1916 in Poziers, France aged 20
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
* 5' 5", fresh complexion, brown eyes, brown hair
* GRIMES, Pvt Michael William, 3772, 6th Bn, 16th Aug., 1916. Aged 20. Son of Michael and Emma Grimes, of 66 Powell St., South Yarra, Victoria. Born at Melbourne
* Michael's siblings were:
1878 - 1950 Thomas Edward Grimes
1880 - 1880 Mary Grimes
1883 - 1964 Mary Grimes
1890 - 1930 Margaret Emma Grimes
1892 - 1969 Walter Grimes
1896 - 1916 Michael William Grimes
1896 - 1919 Esther Emma Grime
1897 - 1898 Charles Phillip Grimes

Survivors of HMT Southland
after torpedo hit at 9.51am, September 1915 while it was carrying Headquarters, 2nd Division, AIF, Headquarters, 6th Infantry Brigade, 21st Infantry Battalion and one Company of the 23rd Infantry Battalion and details, to the Gallipoli Peninsula
see Patrick Gorman

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