World War I Diggers

Below is a list of many of those who served in the First World War who had connections with Monbulk or surrounding areas.

For each person you can click on the relevant link to see either a summary of their life and service history as compiled by Monbulk Historical Society and a link to the original service records held by the National Archives.

These ANZAC personal profiles have been compiled from a number of sources – Jeannie Gunn’s ‘My Boys’ book, Monbulk RSL Honour Roll and related records, records of the Monbulk Historical Society, AIF Project database, records and the National Archives of Australia collection.

At times during compilation, there have been instances of incomplete or conflicting personal details. Jeannie Gunn’s own research was dependent in part on the recollections of the individuals and their families so is subject to the shortcoming of human memory. In some cases the individuals themselves intentionally provided wrong information such as stating an incorrect age at the time of enlistment.

We hope you enjoy reading these profiles and, learn something of those who served their country. Please reflect on both the achievements and tragedies that these profiles seek to capture.

In the list below, names marked with * indicate the person was killed in action
and those marked with a # died of sickness or injuries and did not return home.


A'VARD Warwick Norman
# BARCLAY Charles William
BARRATT Edward Grosvenor
BARRATT Percy Clarence
BONHAM Reginald La Grand
BOWMAN William Richard
BOX Leslie Kenney
* BREWITT John William
* CAMM Robert Daniel Stirling
COLEMAN William Charles
COWEY James Picken
COWEY Robert Orlando
* CRAMER Albert aka Bert Reddaway
* CREMER Edward William
CRERAR Kirkley Alfred
CUTTEN Frank Augustus
DENNISON John Taylor
# EMBERSON William Charles
ENGLISH Michael Edward
FOUNTAIN Robett Samuel
FRASER Reginald Patrick
GILMOUR Allan Owen
HALLIDAY Thomas Joseph Hutton
Original Service Records Not found
HARBORD Hugh Herbert
* HARRIS William Charles
* HUGHES John Thomas Brammer
JAMES Joseph William Thomas
KAY Archibald Alan
* KAY James Ronald
LALAND George Gregory
LANE Frederick Arthur
LANE William Henry
LEAKE Cecil Sydney
LEE Thomas Francis
LILLEY Lawrence William Thomas
MARTIN Alfred Enest
MARTIN Joshua Henry
MARTIN Robert Box
MARTIN Phillip Greenaway
MARTIN Robert Phillip
MCALLISTER Charles Edward
MCALLISTER Harold Duncan
MCALLISTER Robert Walter
MCGILL Donald Augustus Clarence
MCLEOD Norman Leslie
MURRAY James Ernest
NATION Henry Evelyn
O'CONNOR Patrick Haplin
O'DONOHUE Dennis Alexande
O'DONOHUE James Arthur John
* O'DONOHUE Nicholas Joseph Frank
* ORANGE Stanley Clarence
# PARKER Herbert Thomas
PARKER John Goldsack
PARKER William Henry
* PAUL Andrew Cameron
* PETERSEN Carl Marius Henry
RANKIN Albert Silvester
REID James William
REID Leslie Figgis
* ROBERTS Francis William
ROBERTS Frederick Arthur
ROBERTSON Albert Henry
# ROYLE Hector Charles
RUSSELL Constance Eileen aka Adams
RUSSELL William Frederick
SIMPSON Kenneth Adam
SKEPPER Stephen Joseph
TANDY William Henry
TAYLOR Arthur Hartley
TAYLOR Charles William Alexander
TAYLOR George Henry
TURNER Arthur Lawrence
WATSON James Ernest
WINBERG Charles Oscar Emil

While significant effort has gone into filling the gaps and reconciling contradictory ‘facts’ for the profiles, we realise that this is still a ‘work in progress’. Families of past ANZACS are invited to provide any additional information they may have in order to expand a profile, correct what they believe is incorrect information or even provide details of a World War I serviceman or woman for the Monbulk district that has been overlooked in the existing records. As well as factual information, we welcome copies of photos, letters or other memorabilia that relates to our local ANZACS.

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