Category Archives: Anzac

Fine record of service

My maternal Great-Grand-Uncle Thomas Fitzherbert MORGAN and his wife Sarah MCNAY were married in Victoria in 1894. Thomas was born at Euroa in 1868, Sarah at Moonee Ponds in 1873. They had eleven children born between 1895 and 1918, eight boys and three girls who, all except one of the girls who died of Meningitis at the age …

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Private William John BEATON

William John BEATON was a first cousin of my maternal great-great-grandmother, Mary Ann PIKE (1847-1933). He was born in Euroa, Victoria in 1877, first son, the third of ten children of Peter and Catherine BEATON. William enlisted as a Private, service number 1912, on the 15th of January 1915.   He was 35 years of age, …

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Private William Finlay FLEMING 1561

On his enlistment into the A.I.F on the 4th of August 1915, at Seymour, William Finlay FLEMING was aged 22 years and 1 month. *above photos used with permission from then owner. He was 5 foot 5 and a half inches tall and weighed 150 lbs. His complexion was ruddy and eyes and hair brown. …

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Trooper David Alexander KING (AHKING)

David Alexander AHKING (surname later changed to KING) was born in 1895 at Wirrimbirchip (now known as Birchip) Victoria, Australia. David was a first cousin of my great great grandmother, Margaret HART. He was the tenth child and sixth son of Euphemia Margaret MASON (1859-1942) and Thomas AHKING.  Thomas was born in Canton, China in …

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Private Ernest John (Ah KING) KING

The KING (AH KING) family are a challenge to research, even more so in recording the war service of the three youngest boys of Thomas AH KING and his wife; my great great grand aunt, Euphemia nee MASON. Thomas AH KING who was born about 1843 in China had died in 1900 when Ernest was …

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The Saxon boys from Euroa WW1

Kylie says “There are over 150 soldiers from the Euroa District cited in this book. A list is available below or simply click on the pdf book link on Kylie’s blog and search the document. There is also an index at the rear of the book. Search by Surname as soldiers often are referred to either by …

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Herbert John OXLEY (1919 – 1943)

Herbert John OXLEY and his twin brother William Reid OXLEY were born in New Zealand on the 5th of April 1919 to Australian-born father Hubert OXLEY and New Zealand-born mother Amelia Beatrice nee BENJAMIN. In the New Zealand Ballot list for 1940, Herbert’s occupation was  listed as process engraving and he lived in Richardson Road, …

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Lieutenant Colonel Allan Percy FLEMING (1912-2001)

When it was announced in September 1939 that Australia was once again at war, my mother’s cousin, Allan Percy FLEMING, like his father in WW1,  was eager to enlist immediately.  At that time, he was a journalist for the Brisbane Courier Mail and being a key member of the senior editorial staff, it took some …

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Lance Corporal William Arthur MITCHELL

William Arthur MITCHELL was the son of James MITCHELL  and Janet “Jessie” nee MASON.  He was born at Stawell in 1896, the second youngest child of five siblings and eight half-siblings. Jessie MASON was a younger sister of my maternal great-great grandmother, Agnes MASON. He enlisted as a private in the 5th Battalion, 2nd reinforcements at Broadmeadows, Victoria on …

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Sepia Saturday 252: A different type of cruise

In keeping with the 100th anniversary of ANZACS leaving Australian shores my Sepia Saturday post is about a different type of cruise on which so many of my ancestors sons and brothers embarked. In this post I have mentioned just a few. My paternal grandmother’s brother in law, Bertie Crowl, embarked from Melbourne, Victoria, on …

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