Category Archives: Anzac

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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Private Archibald Thomas Morgan

Archibald Thomas Morgan was born on the 27th of December 1895 at Euroa, Victoria, Australia, the eldest son of Thomas Fitzherbert Morgan 2nd and Sarah nee McNay.  He was the first cousin of my maternal grandmother, Daisy Fleming nee Morgan. Archie enlisted at Seymour into the 7th Battalion A.I.F, C Company regimental number 370, on the 18th of …

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Charles Nightingale Adams

Charles Nightingale Adams was born in 1890 in Balmain NSW Australia and died on the 26 Feb 1944 in Wellington, New Zealand. He was the fourth son of Edward Adams and Selina Rose nee Clifton who moved from Sydney Australia to New Zealand about 1905.   Charles married Alice Maud Southwood Pinhey on the 5th of February 1917. Just over a month before his marriage …

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William Forsyth – New Zealand Army WW1

William James Forsyth was born on the 16th of August 1888 at Coutts Island, Canterbury, New Zealand. He was my Great Grand Uncle, the second youngest son of my great great grandparents, Robert and Jessie Forsyth (nee Farquhar). We are yet to find out when and where he died. William enlisted in the Auckland Military Rifles …

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Maurice Harrison 14 Battalion A.l.F.

A part of my tributes to our family’s soldiers this post is dedicated to Maurice Harrison. It comes courtesy of his great grand nephew, Gary Patton and fellow Harrison family researchers. Thanks Gary for allowing me to share this information.  Maurice’s relationship to me is first cousin 3 x removed. His parents were George Harrison and Ann Ansell …

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Private William Arthur Edmonds

One of our family’s brave soldiers. Private William Edmonds, my second cousin once removed,  was born in 1898 at Barwo (Kotupna/Nathalia), Victoria and was 18 years and 1 month old when he enlisted in the 38th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces on the 1st of March 1916. The 38th Battalion was an infantry battalion …

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Private John Michael Crooke

John Michael Crooke enlisted in the A.I.F at Victoria Barracks, New South Wales on the 11th of September 1916.   He joined the 36th Battalion. John had served for 6 months in the Citizen Forces.  His postal address given was 56 Taylor Street, Annandale, Sydney, NSW. John was 21 years and 1 month old and …

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The Saxon boys – by Harold Shipston

Cousin Harold Shipston has been doing an amazing job of researching and recording information about the Saxon boys of Euroa.  They were the grandsons of our common ancestor, Isabella Pike – Harrison – Garrett (nee Beaton).  Isabella was my ggg grandmother and she was Harold’s gg grandmother. Harold writes so well and I was thrilled …

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Private Edward James King (Edmund James AhKing)

Born Edmund James AhKing in 1889 at Wirrumbirchip, (now known as Birchip) Victoria, Australia. The seventh of eleven children (fourth son) of Thomas AhKing and Euphemia Mason. He married Caroline nee Penny in 1911.  They had no children Private Edward James King, of Warracknabeal, Vic enlisted in the 22nd Battalion on 1 March 1915 and was killed in …

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Private George Forsyth

My contribution to the  2013 Trans Tasman ANZAC Day Blog Challenge   by the Auckland Libraries’ Kintalk Whānau Kōrero: family history blog    This is a re-post of my tribute to George Forsyth who enlisted in the 47th Infantry Battalion of the Australian Imperial Forces on the 24th of January 1916.  His rank was Private, service number 1654. On …

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