Kilmore & District WW1 Soldiers & Nurses

By Heather Knight

The following pages contain a compilation of district soldiers and nurses from local school and church Honour rolls; the Kilmore Shire Honour Roll (in the Memorial Hall), the Kilmore War Memorial (in Hudson Park), Pyalong Shire and the Glenaroua Public Hall Honour rolls and newspaper reports in the Kilmore Advertiser.

Compiling this list has been no easy task, fraught with numerous problems. In most cases the soldiers are recorded with only initials and not their full names. As was the custom, young men were often known by their second name and consequently their second initial is often recorded instead of their first; on other rolls their first initial may be used, or both. With only initials to go on, it makes it difficult to reconcile those on one Honour roll with another. This has made identifying full names extremely difficult. Over time, this has caused names to be inaccurately recorded and published, for instance, in Kilmore On the Sydney Road,  C.V. Gronn has transformed into C.V. Grant, J.C. Bowers is now J.O. Bowers and S.E. Crane has become S.R. Crane .

The rolls are full of inconsistencies and inaccuracies and it is somewhat a puzzle as to why some names are on some rolls and not others. On the Kilmore Shire Honour Roll, F. O'Dwyer is recorded. On the Kilmore War Memorial in Hudson Park, the name of F. Dwyer is engraved in stone. The AWM has a record of a Francis O'Dwyer of Kilmore being killed in action.  F. O'Dwyer and F. Dwyer are most likely the same person.

Francis Patrick Anderson's service and death are recorded on the Kilmore Shire and State School Honour Rolls. He is probably the same man recorded on the Kilmore War Memorial as J. P. Anderson.

Charles William Dau of Wandong, is recorded on the Kilmore War Memorial but he is C.W. Daw on the Kilmore Shire Honour Roll. Others, such as Christopher Jenkin or Alfred Teakle, also from Wandong, do not have their names on either the Kilmore War Memorial or the Kilmore Shire Honour Roll. Their deaths are recorded by the Kilmore Church of England Honour Roll. William Charles Stute of Bylands is recorded on the Kilmore War Memorial but not the Kilmore Shire Honour Roll.

Albert Edward Knight manages to make both the War Memorial and Kilmore Shire Honour Roll but the Honour Roll fails to note that he died. M.F. Ryan's death is remembered by the Kilmore War Memorial but he fails to make the Kilmore Honour Roll. And so the inconsistencies and errors continue. 

 During 1918 and 1919 there was a great deal of dissatisfaction with the emerging Kilmore Shire Honour Roll. The Kilmore Advertiser complained in February 1918 that the roll was "far from complete" and that "there are many names left off" and that some on it "have never gone to the front".  Another contentious issue was that the roll had the flags of Britain, France and Belgium on it, but not the Australian flag. It was described as a "sorry production", without credibility. There were demands that the whole project be scrapped and started afresh. It seems that some of these issues may have been dealt with as the roll, now housed in the Kilmore Memorial Hall, does not have any flags on it at all. However, the inaccuracies were obviously not all dealt with. This roll was unveiled by General Sir William R. Birdwood in April 1920.

 This list printed is considered by no means complete or accurate; it is printed in the hope that more information will be forthcoming. Over time a more complete picture of Kilmore and District soldiers will hopefully emerge. It would be most satisfying to have full names, a photo, family details, war service and some knowledge of life after the war. If we are to acknowledge the great sacrifice these young men and women made for their country, the least we can do is to record them with some style-and with accuracy.

ABBOTT, A.D.                  (Pyalong)             (KA)

ADAMS, G.                                                   (TSS)

AHEARN, P. W.                                           (KHR, KA) 

ALLEN, EDWARD                                       (KHR, KSS, KA)

ANDERSON, FRANCIS PATRICK*         (KHR, KSS, AWM, KA)      

ANDERSON, J. P. * (same as above?)         (KWM)

ANDERSON, WILLIAM                               (KHR, KA)

ANDERSON, W. S. *                                    (PHR, GPH, KA)

ANDREWS, J.*                                             (PSS, KA)

ANGWIN, C. H.                                              (KA)

ATKINSON, J                                                 (PSS)

AXEN, CHARLES O.                                      (PHR, GPH, KA)

 

BARRON, C. E.*                                               (KHR)

BASS, M. B.                                                        (CE)

BEIRNE, WILLIAM BERNARD* (Wandong) (AWM)

BENNETT, L.                                                      (KSS)

BERRY, ALFRED H.                                            (KHR, Pres, KA)

BIDSTRUP, A. C.                                                 (GPH)

BLACKMAN, W                                                  (PSS)

BOLAND, LAURENCE                                        (TSS, PHR)

BOLAND, MICHAEL                                           (PSS, PHR)

BOLAND, WILLIAM P.                                       (TSS, PHR, KA)

BOOTH, W. H.                                                      (KHR, CE, KA)

BOURKE, J.                                                          (KHR, KA)

BOURKE, M.                                                       (KHR, KA)

BOURKE, M.J.                                                     (KA)

BOURKE, M.T.                                                     (KA)

(Several of these M. Bourke's are probably the same person.)

BOURKE, P. W. H.                                               (KA)

BOURKE, T. G.                                                     (KA)

BOWERS, JOHN CLIFFORD*                         (KWM, KHR, Pres, AWM, KA)

BOWERS, J. N.                                                    (Pres)

BOWERS, NORMAN HUGH                                (KHR, KA)

BRODIE, J. S.                                                       (KA)

BROWN, ERNEST*                                            (BWM, PHR, GPH, KA)

BROWN, FRANK                                                (PHR, GPH, KA)

BROWN, WILLIAM*                                        (BWM, PHR, GPH, KA)

BUCHANAN, A.                                                 (PSS)

BUCKLAND, J.                                                  (KHR, KA)

BUCKLAND, A.                                                (KA)

BUCKLEY, ERNEST A.            (Wandong)       (KHR, KA)

BURGESS, DOMINICK JOHN*                    (KWM, KHR, AWM, KA)

 

CAMERON, ALASDAIR                                 (Pres, KA)

CAMERON, COLIN HENRY*                     (High Park) (KWM, Pres, AWM, KA)

CAMERON, EVAN                                          (Pres)

CAMERON, NIEL                                            (Pres)

CAMERON, J.B.                                              (Pres)

CANNING, S.                                                 (GPH)

CANTWELL, J. *                                          (GPH)

CAVANAGH, LEO. E. (see Kavanagh)            (KHR, KA)

CARLIN, J.                                                      (KHR)

CHALMERS, FRANK*                                           (PSS, PHR, AWM, KA)

CHALMERS, JOHN P.                                     (PSS, PHR, KA)

CHAPMAN, KEITH                                        (PHR, GPH)

CHEESEWRIGHT, FREDERICK*              (PHR, AWM, KA)

CLARK, A. A.                                                 (KHR)

CLARK, G.                                                      (KHR)

CLARK, J. B.                                                   (KHR)

CLARK, P. D.                                                  (KHR)

CLARKE, P. W.                                               (KA)

CLEMENS, P. F.                                             (KHR, KA)

COLLIER, F.                                                   (CE)

COLLINS, RICHARD                                     (PHR, GPH, KA)

COOKE, RICHARD THOMAS*                 (KWM, KHR, PSS, PHR, AC, AWM, KA)

CORNWALL, E.                                             (KHR)

CRANE, SAMUEL ERNEST*                      (KWM, KSS, KHR, AWM, KA)

CRAWFORD, D*           (Pyalong)                  (KA, AWM)

CROWLEY, PHILIP JOHN                             (KHR, KA)

CROWLEY, JOSEPH MATTHEW* (Kilmore East) (KWM, KHR, AWM, KA)

CULLEN, MARTIN J.                                      (PSS, PHR, KA)

CUMMING, ALEXANDER WILLIAM  (Bylands)        (KHR, Pres, KA)

CUNNINGHAM, F.       (Pyalong)                    (KA)

CUNNINGTON, L.                                         (PHR)

CUSHEN, JAMES ALPHONSUS                   (KHR)

 

DARLING, JAMES W.                                  (PHR, GPH, KA)

DAU, CHARLES  WILLIAM *             (Wandong) (KHR, KWM, AWM)

DELANTY, PATRICK  (Kilmore East)         (KHR, KA)

(Also as Delahunty) 

DONALD, J.                                                (KHR)

DONALDSON, J.                                         (PHR,)

DONALDSON, M. E.                                   (PHR, KA)

DOOLAN, WILLIAM                                  (KHR, KA)

DOWLING, R.                                             (KHR, KA)

DRURY, WILLIAM A.                                (KHR, KSS, Pres, KA)

DUELL, H.                                                   (GPH)

DUNPHY, LAURENCE CHARLES             (KHR, KA)

DUNSTAN, E.                                             (KSS)

DUNSTAN, H.                                             (KSS)

DUNSTAN, R.                                             (KSS)

DURKIN, JOSEPH HAROLD *              (KWM, KHR, AC, AWM, KA)

DWYER, F. * (see F. O'Dwyer)                 (KWM)

DWYER, J.                                                 (KA)

 

EARL, G. H.                                               (KHR, CE, TSS, KA)

EASTON, FRANK H.                                 (PHR, KA)

EGAN, W.                                                   (KA)

ELLIOT, ROBERT                                     (PHR, GPH, KA)

 

FALVEY, MICHAEL                               (PHR, KA)

FARRELL, J.               (Pyalong)              (KA)

FARRELL, L.                                           (PSS)

FICKEN, JOSEPH JOHN                         (KHR, KA)

FIELD, JOHN CHARLES BENJAMIN     (KHR, TSS)

FISHER, PERCY                                       (PHR, KA)

FISCHER, WILLIAM NICHOLSON * (KWM, KHR, KSS, Pres, AWM, KA)

FITZGERALD, C. J.                                  (PHR, KA) 

FLEMING, PAUL                                     (GPH, KA)

FLEMING. WILLIAM H.                         (PHR, GPH, KA)

FREEMAN, W.                          (Pyalong) (KA)

FREYNE, JAMES JOSEPH *              (KWM, KHR, AC, AWM, KA)

 

GILBERT, A.                                           (GPH)

GLANVILLE, W.                                     (KHR, KSS, CE, KA)

GREY, FREDERICK                               (PHR, KA)

GRONN, CLAUS VALDEMAR              (KHR, KSS, Pres, KA)

 

HALL. J. A.                 (Pyalong)            (KA)

HAMMOND, JOHN*                          (KWM, KHR, AC, AWM, KA)

HARRINGTON, ARTHUR HERBERT (KHR, TSS, KA)

HARRINGTON, W. J.                           (KA)

HAYES, ALBERT JOHN *                (PSS, PHR, AWM, KA)

HAYES, WILLIAM J.                           (PHR, KA)

HAYES, W. A.                                      (KHR, KA)

HEFFERNAN, MICHAEL                    (KHR, KA)

HENDY, RUSSELL                             (PHR, KA)

HESFORD, IAN ALEX                        (KHR, KA)

HEYWOOD, NURSE A.E.                   (GPH)

HIDDLE, F.                                          (Pres, KA)

HIDE, P. J.                                            (KHR, CE, KA)

HILL, FRANK G.                                 (KHR, KA)

HILL, W.                                              (PSS)

HODGES, Frank                                    (PSS)

HODGES, Lewis Anthony                      (KSS, CE, KA)  * New information.  Frank and Lewis were brothers.

HOLMAN, STEVEN WILLIAM          (KHR, KSS, KA)

HORAN, H.M.                                     (GPH)

HORAN, P.                                          (GPH)

HUTSON, ERNEST                             (PSS, PHR, KA)

HUTSON, FREDERICK                       (PSS, PHR, KA)

HUTSON, H.                                        (PSS)

HUTSON, WILLIAM                            (PSS, PHR, KA)

 

JACKSON, CLAUDE HENRY*         (KWM, KHR, KSS, CE, AWM, KA)

JAMES, A.                                             (GPH)

JAMES, C.                                             (KSS, KA)

JAMES, C. *  (same as above?)             (GPH)

JAMIESON, R. S.                                   (KHR, KA)

JENKIN, CHRISTOPHER*(Clonbinane)(CE, AWM, KA

JOHNSTON, F.                                       (GPH, KA)

JOHNSTON, N.                                       (GPH)

JOHNSTON, RALPH  BLAINEY            (CE, KA)

JOHNSTON, W. S.                                    (GPH, KA)

JOINER, ALBERT                                    (KHR, KA)

JONES, C.                                                 (KHR, KA)

JONES, EDWIN J.                                    (PHR, GPH)

JONES, E.S.                                              (KA)

JONES, FREDERICK (same as F.W. Jones?) (PHR)

JONES, F. W.                                                (GPH, KA)

 

KAVANAGH, L. (See Cavanagh)            (KSS)

KERR, A. A.                                            (GPH)

KERR, R.                                                 (GPH)

KNIGHT, ALBERT EDWARD*            (KWM, KHR, CE, TSS, AWM, KA)

KNIGHT, ARTHUR                                 (KHR, TSS, KA)

KNIGHT, FREDERICK                            (KHR, CE, TSS, KA)

KNIGHT, J. A.                                          (GPH, KA)

KNIGHT, RALPH SIMON JOHNSTON   (KHR, CE, TSS, KA)

KENYON, H. W.                    (Pyalong)    (KA)

KEOWN, THOMAS                                 (PSS, PHR, KA)

KEOWN, WALTER                                 (PSS, PHR, KA)

KUPSCH, CLARENCE EDWARD           (KHR, KSS, CE, KA)

KUPSCH, L. A.                                         (KA)

 

LEAHY, JOHN                                          (KA)

LEAHY, J. F.             (John?)                    (KHR)

LEAHY, WILLIAM (D.C.M.)*              (KWM, KHR, KSS, AC, AWM)

LEE, JOHN. W.                                         (KHR, CE, KA)

LINCOLN, MAXWELL McDERMOTT    (KHR, KSS, CE, KA)

LOONEY, J. M.                                         (KHR, KA)

LOONEY, WILLIAM LAUGHLIN* (Bylands) (KWM, KHR, AWM)

LOUTIT, J.                                                (KHR)

LOWIE, W. T.                                           (KHR)

LUCKIE, JOHN CLAUDE                         (KHR, KSS, Pres, KA)

 

MABBETT, ALBERT EDWARD            (KHR, KA)

MAHER, M.                                            (PSS)

MAHER, T.                                             (TSS)

MARSH, REGINALD WILLIAM STANLEY*           (PSS, PHR, AWM, KA)

MARTIN, PHILLIP P                            (KHR, KA)

MATHEWS, WILLIAM JOHN*         (KWM, CE, PHR, GPH, AWM, KA)

MEADE, JAMES ROBERT                    (KHR, KSS, CE, KA)

MEADE, THOMAS DE COURCEY* (KWM, KHR, KSS, CE, AWM, KA)

MEAGHER, MICAHEL JOSEPH*    (GPH, AWM, KA)

MILLEA, ROBERT FRANCIS               (KHR)

MOLONEY, PATRICK JOSEPH           (KHR, KA)

MOONEY, EDWARD                            (KA)

MOONEY, J.                                          (KA)

MULLAVEY, WILLIAM                       (KHR, KA)

MURPHY, J.                                         (PSS)

 

McARTHUR, J.                                    (GPH)

MCBURNEY, STAFF NURSE A. M.   (KHR)

McCAHERY, J.         (same as P. J.?)    (KA)

McCAHERY, PHILLIP JOSEPH*     (KWM, KHR, AC, AWM, KA)

McDONALD, ALEXANDER                 (KHR, KSS, Pres, KA)

McDONALD, EDWARD                       (PHR, KA) 

McDONALD, H.                                    (KHR)  

McDONALD, WILLIAM HECTOR*  (AWM)

McDONALD, B.*                                 (KWM, KHR)

McDONALD, J. WILSON  M.C.            (KHR, KSS, Pres, KA)

McGOWAN, P.                                      (KA)

McKAY, G.                                            (KHR, KA)

McKINNON, JOHN                               (KHR, Pres, KA)

McINTOSH, A.                                       (PSS)

McINTOSH, J.                                        (PSS)

McLAURIN, ALLAN.                             (KHR, Pres, KA)

McLEAN, HAROLD A.                           (PHR, GPH, KA)

McLEAN, J.                                             (KHR, Pres)

McLEAN, LACHLAN EDWIN N.            (PHR, GPH, KA)

McMAHON, F. C.                                   (KHR)

McPHERSON, DOUGLAS                      (KA)

McNAB, ANGUS S.                                 (KHR, GPH, KA)

 

NEAL, T.                                                (GPH)

NEWTON, ALLAN, R. (Bylands)            (KHR, CE, KA)

NICHOLSON, M.                                    (TSS)

NIXON, M.                                             (KHR)

NIXON, C.H.                                          (KA)

NIXON, W.                                             (KA)

 

OAKMAN, ATHOL JAMES ROY       (KHR, KA)

OAKMAN, ELMORE BRUCE             (CE, KA)

OAKMAN, R.C.                                  (KHR)

O'CONNOR, SISTER C.                     (KHR, KA)

O'DWYER, FRANCIS*                     (KHR, AC, AWM)

(see F. Dwyer)

O'DWYER, J. E.                                (KHR)

O'DWYER, J. F.                                (KA)

DWYER, J. ( poss same as above 2)    (KA)

OLSEN, ANDREW                            (PHR, KA)

 

PARKER, JAMES                             (PHR, GPH, KA)

PATTON, J. R.                                 (KHR)

PATTON, W. D.                              (KHR)

PENTLAND, C. C.                           (KHR, KA)

PETERS, W. J.                                  (KSS)

PORTBURY, ERNEST A.                (KHR, KSS, Pres, KA)

POULTER, G. H.                              (KHR, KA)

POULTER, P. J.                               (KA)

POULTER, W.                                  (KA)

PROUDFOOT, WILLIAM McLEOD  (KHR, KSS, Pres, KA)

PURSE, WILLIAM HAROLD          (KHR, CE)

 

QUIRK, FRANK                               (KA)

RICHARDS, J.                                  (PSS)

ROBINSON, JAMES NOBLE*    (KWM, KHR, KSS, Pres, AWM, KA)

ROBINSON, WILLIAM                    (KHR, KSS, Pres, KA)

ROWBOTTOM, JOHN                      (KHR)

RUSSELL, G.                                     (PSS)

RYAN, J.                                           (KHR)

RYAN, M. F. *                                (KWM)

RYAN, W. J.                                      (KHR)

RULE, EDWARD JOHN*              (KWM, KHR, CE, AWM, KA)

 

SCHRADER, P.                                 (KHR)

SEMMENS, JAMES HENRY             (KHR)

SEMPLE, NURSE MAY                     (KHR, CE, KA)

SHAW, HERBERT VALENTINE*  (KWM, KHR, CE, AWM, KA)

SHEPPARD, HECTOR GORDON       (KHR, CE, KA)

SHIELDS, GEORGE A.                       (PHR, GPH, KA)

SIMPSON, JAMES                             (GPH)

SIMPSON, JOHN                              (GPH)

SIMPSON, W. *                               (GPH)

SINGLETON, E.                                (GPH)

SKEHAN, HERBERT THOMAS*(KWM, KHR, AC, AWM, KA)

SKEHAN, RAYMOND PATRICK   (KHR, KA)

SMEDLEY, G. S.                              (CE)

SMITH, JAMES E.                            (PHR, GPH)

SMITH, RICHARD                           (KA)

SMITH, LESLIE  (L. V.?)                  (KHR, KSS, CE, KA)

SMITH, S.            (same as S.J.?)       (KSS)

SMITH, S. J.                                       (KA)

STEVENS, ALBERT                           (PHR, KA)

STEVENS, J.                                       (KHR,)

STEVENS. J.                 (Pyalong)       (KA)

STEWART, A.                                     (KHR, KA)

STEWART, D.                                     (KHR, KA)

STEWART, M.               (Wandong)     (KA)

STILL, G. J. H.                                     (KSS)

STUTE, WILLIAM CHARLES JAMES*            (Bylands)  (KWM, AWM, KA)

 

TEAKLE, ALFRED FRANK* (Wandong) (CE, AWM)

THOMAS, CHARLES WYNDHAM * (Bylands)             (KWM, KHR, CE, AWM, KA)

THOMPSON, ROSS                               (KHR, KSS, Pres, KA)

TRIGGS, O.                                            (PSS)

TRIGGS, T.                                             (KSS)

 

VINICOMBE, H.                                   (PSS)

WADE, T.*                                          (PSS, KA)

WALLDER, FREDERICK JOHN         (KHR, KSS, KA)

WARD, G                                            (GPH, KA)

WEBSTER, W.                                      (PSS)

WEIR, GEORGE*                               (PSS, PHR, AWM)

WEIR, WILLIAM                                 (PSS, PHR, KA)

WHIFFIN, PERCY                               (PSS, PHR, KA)

WHIFFIN, WILFRED. J.                       (PSS, PHR, KA)

WHITE, P. J.                                        (KHR, KA)

WICKHAM, C. *                                (KWM, KHR)

WICKHAM, F.                                     (KHR)

WILKINSON, WILLIAM J.                (KHR, KA)

WILLANS, T.                                      (PSS), GPH)

WILLIAMS, NURSE F.                        (GPH)

WINES, J.                                            (PSS)

WILSON, J. F.                                     (CE)

WORTLEY, HAROLD VALENTINE  (KHR, KSS, Pres, KA)

YOUNG, WILLIAM                             (PSS, PHR, KA)

ZOCH, T.                                              (PSS)

 Key   

AC= Assumption College Honour Roll

AWM= Australian War Memorial Honour Roll Database

BWM=Broadford War Memorial

CE= Kilmore Church of England Honour Roll

GPH=Glenaroua Public Hall (Pyalong East Riding)

KA= Kilmore Advertiser

KHR=Kilmore Shire Honour Roll (Memorial Hall)

KSS=Kilmore State School Honour Roll

KWM = Kilmore War Memorial

PHR=Pyalong Shire Honour Roll

Pres=Kilmore Presbyterian Church Honour Roll (from KA 11 Sept 1916)

PSS = Pyalong State School Honour Roll

TSS = Tantaraboo State School Honour Roll  (From Kilmore Advertiser 29 Sept 1917)

*Denotes Supreme Sacrifice

A word of warning, the roll printed in the Kilmore Advertiser 1916-1919 (& later reprinted in Kilmore on the Sydney Road), is the least accurate of all rolls and should not be relied upon alone.

 Research by Heather Knight

Heather Knight 2002

Acknowledgements

With thanks to Pyalong Primary School and Assumption College for access to their school Honour rolls.

A special thank you to Geoff Zoch for all his help and for providing access to the Pyalong Honour Rolls.  

 

Honour Roll from Bylands State School 

In Honour of Men of Bylands District & Past Scholars

J.M. Looney

W. H. Stockdale

P.J. Stockdale

B. Stockdale

J. Smith

A.   Smith

E. Smith

W. L. Looney

A.   Allan

 

W. J. C. Stute

A.   Cummings

H. J. Berry

M. B. Bass

L. J. Hadfield

B.    W. Thomas

T. Cahill

W. Heffernan

A.   Newton

 

 

 

Source:  Free Press, Wednesday April 19, 2006 p.3

 

HONOUR ROLL IN METHODIST CHURCH KILMORE

Former Wesleyan Methodist Church, 25 Powlett Street, Kilmore.

 1914  -  1919

 

S. W. HOLMAN

 

*C. H. JONES

 

*A. E. MABBETT

 

*S. E. CRANE

 

F. J. WALLDER

 

*H. C. GREEN

 

 A. JOINER

 

* Fallen

 

Help Wanted

Can you help identify those soldiers known only by surname and initials? Are you able to supply further information? Can you add the name of a soldier or nurse? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

 

 


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