Tag Archives: World War I

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 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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