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L ... M ... N+O+P ... R+S ... T+U+V ... W+Y

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

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WADSWORTH, Arthur - Driver 7112
- born 13 May 1893 in Wyndham, New Zealand, 1 of at least 8 known children of Walter WADSWORTH & his 1st wife Elizabeth Maria JENKINS (his 2nd wife, whom he married in 1908 in Melbourne, was Elizabeth Mabon Laurie (1851-1935) who had first married James Nelson Scott (1839-1894) in NZ in 1868 & had 15 children. She was buried with James at Gore, NZ)
- enlisted from Melbourne
- Arthur was a Farmer
- served with 20th Company 5th Division Train Australian Army Service Corps
- embarked from Melbourne 26 Aug 1915 on HMAT Anchises
- wife, Isabella M. Wadswroth, corner Gotch St, & Victoria Rd, South Northcote
- DIED in UK 6 Nov 1918 aged 25 during the Flu Pandemic
- Middleton Junction (St Gabriel) Churchyard, United Kingdom
Otago Daily Times, 26 November 1918 Driver Arthur Wadsworth, who died from imfluenza at Alexandra Park Military Hospital, England, on November 6, was the fourth son of Mr Walter Wadsworth, Shetland street, Kaikorai. He was born at Wyndham 25 years ago, and was educated at Gore. He went to Melbourne nine years ago, enlisted there three years and 11 months ago, and never had a scratch. He leaves a widow in Melbourne. His younger brother, George Ashcroft Wadsworth, was missing, believed to be killed, on August 29. (1897-1918)

WALKER, Henry Ernest - Private 1305-1449
- A photo engraver
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 2 Feb 1915 on HMAT Clan McGillivray
- Emily M. Walker, mother, at 'The Pines', Balaclava Rd, Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 25 April 1915 at Gallipoli Peninsula aged
- Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
bio for this soldier to be added

WALKLATE, Harold Vernon - Captain
- born 20 July 1884 in Launceston, Tasmania, 2nd of 5 children of John Wolfe WALKLATE (1852-1942) & Annie Willoughby WHITELAW (1855-1940) of D'lorah, Adeney Ave, Kew. His 2 younger siblings were born in Melbourne
- Harold was an Accountant, 9 Commonwealth Savings buildings, Glenferrie Rd, Malvern
- served with 14th Battalion, 14th Reinforcement
- embarked from Melbourne 18 Feb 1916 on HMAT Ballarat
- next of kin: Mrs A. W. Walklate, mother of Glenferrie Rd, Melvern
- DIED 22 Oct 1917 in Belgium aged 33
- Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
The Argus, 20 Oct 1934 WALKLATE - To the treasured memory of Captain Harold Vernon Walklate, A.I.F. 14th Batt., 4th Brigade, killed in action, Flanders, October 21, 1917. (Inserted by parents, sister Ruby C. Christopher - and brothers, 52 Adeney avenue, Kew.)

WARBURTON, Walter James - Private 3267
- memorial has W. E. Warburton, see note above
- born July 1892, 7th of 11 children (all born in Caulfield) of James WARBURTON (1838-1922) & Anne Phebe PLUMRIDGE (1861-1928)
- a Motor Driver of Elsternwick
- served with 57th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked 16 Dec 1916 on HMAT Medic
- father, James Warburton, Gleneira Rd, Elsternwick
- DIED 26 Sep 1917 in Belgium aged 25
- re interred at Tyne Cot British Cemetery, Passchendaele
* 5' 5?", medium complexion, grey eyes, dark brown hair
* brother, Corporal 129, Charles Howard Warburton, enlisted in the 3rd Pioneer Battalion 21 Feb 1916, returning home on the 12 June 1919
* his father died 23 June 1922
The Argus, 3 Sep 1928 WARBURTON - On the 1st September, at her residence, 240 Gleneira road. Elsternwick, Annie Phebe, widow of the late James Warburton, and loved daughter of Mrs Plumridge, Cheltenham, aged 67 years
* Walter's siblings:
1882 - Janet Plumridge Warburton
1883 - George Hall Warburton
1885 - Annie Phoebe Warburton
1887 - Arthur Henry Warburton
1888 - Lydia Martha Warburton
1890 - Olive Gertrude Warburton
1892 - Walter James Warburton
1894 - Florence Alice Warburton
1896 - Charles Howard Warburton
1898 - Henry Edward Warburton
1901 - Grace Fanny Warburton

WATERS, George Alexander - Private 2828 (also 2918)
- George was a Butcher in Neerim Rd, Glen Huntly
- served with 24th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 27 Oct 1915 on HMAT Ulysses
- father, William A. Waters, Neerin Rd, Glen Huntly
- DIED 22 Aug 1916 in France aged
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
bio for this soldier to be added

WATT, Robert - Private 220
- Robert was a Labourer in Murrumbeena
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto
- mother, Mrs Watt, Blackwood St, Murrumbeena
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 18 May 1915 in Egypt aged 25
- Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial
bio for this soldier to be added

WHATMOUGH, George - Private 3296
- served as George Whitmore
- born in South Melbourne to Tom & Catherine Whatmough, 38 Merri St, Brunswick
- George was a Wireworker in Brunswick
- served with 1st Pioneer Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 26 Nov 1915 on HMAT Commonwealth
- father, Thomas Whatmough, Kambrook Rd, Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 25 April 1916 in France aged 24
- I. J. 59. Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France

WHITELAW, Frank - Sergeant 692
- this soldier not on the memorial but added here
- born in Murtoa, son of William Smelby & Eliza Ruth WHITELAW
- brother of Frederick Francis Whitelaw (next)
- he attended Kerang School at the same time as Frederick
- Frank was a Watchmaker in Kerang
- served with 38 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 20 June 1916 on HMAT Runic
- William Smelly & Eliza Ruth Whitelaw, Murray St, Kerang
- KILLED IN ACTION 7 June 1917 in Belgium aged 23
- A. 14. Bethleem Farm West Cemetery, Belgium Kerang

WHITELAW, Frederick Francis - Lieutenant
- born in Murtoa, brother of Frank above
- he attended Kerang School at the same time as Frank
- he was an Accountant
- 1909 to 1914 he was in Wimmera
- served with the 29th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne on board HMAT A40 'Ceramic' 23 Nov 1915
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 10 Aug 1918 in France aged 29
- III. B. 10. Pernois British Cemetery, Halloy-les-Pernois, Somme, France
* Their connection to Caulfield (310km south) is not known at this time

WIGG, Herbert James - Private 517
- Herbert was a Station Overseer at 'Patshull' 75 Bambra Rd, Caulfield
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto
- parents: George Herbert & Elizabeth Ann Wigg of 'Patshull' Station
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 27 April 1915 at Gallipoli aged 26
- 25. Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

WILLIAMS, Arnold Robert - Sapper 3324
- born in Moliagul, Victoria in 1894 to Colonel Thomas Newman WILLIAMS & Emma Alice COX
- Arnold was an Electrician/Electrical Engineer
- served with the 22 Battalion, 6th Field Company Engineers
- next of kin was his mother of 'Mizpah', Inkerman Road, Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION in Poziers, France 5 August 1916 aged 22
- Plot VII, Row A, Grave No. 8 Courcelette British Cemetery

WILLS, Vivian Malcolm - Corporal 866
- born 13 June 1893 in Emu Bay Tasmania (also seen as in Burnie, Tasmania) 7th of 8 children of Francis Charles WILLS & Jane Nilson FARQUHAR
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- Previous military service, Served in the Citizen Military Forces
- embarked from Melbourne 21 Oct 1914 on HMAT Orvieto
- parents: Jane Nilson Wills, 66 Murray St, Caulfield & the late Francis Charles Wills
- KILLED IN ACTION 28 April 1915 at Gallipoli aged 21
- 24. Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey
* eye witnesses accounts:
... he was known as Viv. He was in the old F. Co and later in D Co. He was in the charge we made on the Peninsula 25 April 1915 and I was with him on Monday 26th but do not know what became of him after that.
... Private G. H. Heather stated that he was about 5 yards ahead of Corporal Wills on 28th April, near Quinns Post, some of the men were carrying Ammunition. Someone called out "Corporal Wills shot through the head", he having been shot by a stray bullet. They had no time to go back and examine the body. Wills could never have been taken prisoner as it happened some distance behind the firing line. Witness knew Wills very well, they having been friends before they enlisted
* his second cousin also died at Gallipoli, 19 year old, Private 436, William Henry Wills who died between day of landing, 25 April & 2 May 1915, he was the son of Joseph Henry Wills, 178 Mt Alexander Road, Flemington, Victoria

WILSON, A. - 3 A. Wilson embarked from Melbourne:
- to be verified which of the 3 A. Wilson this is
Alexander - Sergeant Major 209, Killed in Action Palestine 31 Oct 1917
Alexander - Lance Sergeant 799, died in France 21 July 1916
Archie - Private 16194, Died of Wounds in France 1 Sep 1918

WILSON, Alfred John - Private 3489
- Alfred was a Milk Carter from Elsternwick
- son of John Frederick & Sarah J. Wilson, 17 Edward St, Elsternwick
- served with 59th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Sydney 16 July 1917 on HMAT Port Melbourne
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS in France 9 April 1918 aged 17
- St Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, France

WILSON, C. R. - 2 C.R. Wilson embarked from Melbourne:
- * Charles Robert - Corporal 277, Died of Wounds UK 14 Oct 1918
- mother Sarah Wilson of Benalla (225km from Caulfield)
- * Crawford Rupert - Private 5261, Killed Action in France 3 April 1918
- sister Miss M. Wilson of St George's Rd, Elsternwick
THEREFORE, probably:
Crawford Rupert Wilson - Private 5261
- Crawford was born in Kensington
- he was a Clerk of 'Corowa' St George's Rd, Elsternwick
- served with 46th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 1 April 1916 on HMAT Suffolk
- parents: James Bruce & Mary Ann Wilson
- KILLED IN ACTION 3 April 1918 in France aged 23
- B. 44. Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, France

* WINDRAM, Henry Charles - Private 3279
- Henry was a Hall Porter of 3 Tattenham St, East Caulfield
- son of James Ernest & Margaret Windram of "Enibrae," Cosy Gum Rd, East Caulfield
- served with 59th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 25 Nov 1915 on HMAT Commonwealth
? DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY 19 July 1916 in France aged 18
- VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France

WINDSOR, John - Private 1430
- John was a Labourer in Richmond
- served with 16th Battalion (Infantry) A.I.F.
- embarked from Melbourne 22 Dec 1914 on HMAT Berrima
- father A. Windsor, 3 Tyson St, Richmond
- KILLED IN ACTION 9 May 1915 at Gallipoli
- 58. Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey

WOLSLEY, Arthur Garnet - Private 1381
- Arthur was a Gardener of Railway-parade, Carnegie
- born Oct 1898 in Glenhuntly to Edward & Eleanor Dagmar Wolsley of "Krithia," Truganini Rd, Carnegie, Caulfield
- served with 5th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 2 Feb 1915 on HMAT Clan McGillivray (listed as Private 1472, 7th Infantry Battalion?)
- father Edward Wolsley, Railway Rd, Caulfield
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 9 May 1915 in Gallipoli aged 16.7
- Plot: E.27 Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
The Argus, 15 September 1915 Private Arthur Garnet Wolsley (killed) was only 16 years and 7 months old. He was born at Glenhuntly, and educated in the Caulfield district. He was a member of the Second Expeditionary Reinforcement, but landed with the first troops.

* WOODMAN, Harold George - Company Sergeant Major 794
- born South Yarra 1886, Harold was an Accountant of 10 Narong Rd, Caulfield
- served with 31 Infantry Battalion
- embarked from Melbourne 9 Nov 1915 on HMAT Wandilla
- parents: Charles Harold & Annie Woodman, 10 Narong Rd., Caulfield
? DIED FOR HIS COUNTRY 19 July 1916 in France aged 30
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme France

WRIGHT, H. P. - 2 H.P. Wright embarked from Melbourne:
- Herbert Patrick Wright - Private 1801
- Herbert was a Labourer of Grove Rd, Box Hill (17km north of Caulfield)
- served with 22nd Infantry Battalion (also listed as 21st battalion)
- embarked from Melbourne 16 July 1915 on HMAT Demosthenes
- DIED OF HIS WOUNDS 21 Nov 1915 at Gallipol Peninsula aged ?
- F. 23. Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey
- Henry Patrick Wright - Private 1643
- born in Berringa
- Henry was a Miner c/o P.O. Staffordshire Reef (160km west of Caulfield)
- served with 8th Light Horse Regiment
- embarked from Melbourne 13 Nov 1915 on HMAT Clan MacCorquodale
- parents William John & Elizabeth Mary Wright of Steiglitz (160km west of Caulfield)
- DIED 7 Aug 1916 in Palestine aged 19
- Panel 58. Jerusalem Memorial, Israel
THEREFORE 'our' soldier is probably Herbert Patrick Wright

WRIGHT, Leslie Clyde - Private 4631
- born 1887 in Caulfield to John WRIGHT & Mary Ann COLE
- a Clerk at Sycamore Grove, East St Kilda (home of his sister Mrs A. Gardiner)
- served with 59th Battalion (Infantry) A.I.F.
- embarked from Melbourne 28 Dec 1916 on HMAT Themistocles
- parents: corner Acacia St, & Glen Eira Rd, Elsternwick, Victoria
- KILLED IN ACTION 8 Aug 1918 in France aged 31 (was 28 on enlistment 7-10-15)
- I. D. 7. Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France
* eye witness accounts:
... He came from Melbourne, at Villers Bretonneux on 8/8/18 at about noon in the attack he was killed instantly by a shell. He was buried at Adelaide Cemetery, Villers Bretonneux. A cross was erected
... height 5' 6", dark, medium build, single, age 23 from Gippsland. Called ' Les' by his mates. On Aug 8th at Bellicourt I saw Wright gassed by one of the German shells. It was the day before their big advance. I knew Wright well. I took him to one of the dressing stations to be bandaged. it was mustard gas he got. He died shortly after
... he was a man about 5' 10", slight build and very dark
... he was 5' 6", medium build, dark, aged 23 years, single from Gippsland. He was known as ' Les' in the regiment
The Argus, 8 Aug 1921
... WRIGHT - In loving memory of my beloved fiance. L. C. Wright, reported killed in action at Villers, Bretonneux, August 8, 1918. A noble life; sadly missed. - (Inserted by A. V. Wall, St. Kilda)
... WRIGHT - In proud memory of our dear brother Leslie Clyde Wright, 59th Battalion, who fell in action at Villers, Bretonneux, on August 8, 1918. (Inserted by his sister and brother-in-law, Amy and Arthur Gardner, East St. Kilda)
... WRIGHT - In loving memory of my dear son, Private Leslie Clyde Wright, who fell in France on August 8, 1918. (Inserted by his mother, East St. Kilda)

WYLIE, David John - Lance Corporal 2013
- born 1892, Glasgow, Scotland
- he was living at 736 Malvern Rd, Toorak Station, Victoria
- served with 22nd Battalion (Infantry) A.I.F.
- embarked from Melbourne 26 Aug 1915 on HMAT Anchises
- father, H. Wylie, 43 May Rd, Toorak
- DIED 1 July 1916 in France aged 24
- II. E. 106. Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension (Nord), France

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YIN GOON, Henry Edward - Lance Corporal 2176
- born 1894 St Kilda to Frank YIN GOON & Lydia YOUNG
- he was a Gardener, living with parents at Elster Ave, Gardenvale
- served with 2nd Company Australian Machine Gun Corps
- embarked from Melbourne as Private 1198? 22 Dec 1914 on HMAT Themistocles
- KILLED IN ACTION 4 Oct 1917 in Belgium (Battle of Broodseinde) aged 23
- Panel 31. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
* 5' 4?", sallow complexion, dark brown eyes, black hair
NOTE seen listed as a 'Chinese Anzac'

YOUNG, Peter Charles - Lance Corporal 3993
- born 1894, Hawksburn (also seen Malvern) to Peter Alexander YOUNG (1869-1922) & Edith Mary Chamberlin (1867-1961)
- Peter was a Clerk in Caulfield East
- served with 6th Battalion (Infantry)
- embarked from Melbourne 23 Nov 1915 on HMAT Ceramic
- parents: Peter & Edith Mary Young, "Ingleneuk", Railway Ave, East Caulfield
- KILLED IN ACTION 20 Aug 1916 at Pozieres aged 21
- Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Somme, France
* eye witness accounts:
... W. A. Moore, 2267, stated that Peter Charles Young and E. J. Birthisol (?) were both blown to pieces at Pozieres
... he was about 5' 11", medium complexion, medium build, He was buried by one of the old Scotch Collegian who put the motto on the small wooden cross
... on Aug 20th at Pozieres the trench had been badly knocked about by German fire and it was necessary to establish strong points at intervals along the damaged trench. In these strong points groups of men were assembled getting what cover they could. While crouching in this position a piece of H. B. Shell hit Young in the middle of the back; he never moved from his position and died at once
... witness J. C. Ferguson 3738 stated that Young was killed at night near witness and buried on right at Pozieres Wood behind front line. A cross was erected bearing name, unit and motto of Scotch College, Melbourne where deceased and witness were both educated

taken by Ernest Brooks
during the Battle of Broodseinde
see Henry Yingoon

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