Tag Archives: WW1

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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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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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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Gunner Edward Forsyth

Edward Forsyth was born in 1894 at Tyrie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. He was one of nine children and the eldest son of Edward Gerrard Forsyth and Helen Yule Forsyth nee Jamieson. Edward was a Gunner with the 15th Divisional Ammunition Column of the Royal Field Artillery. The 15th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery served with 15th …

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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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Private William John Pike Morgan

William John Pike Morgan, my nana Daisy’s “cousin Willie” was born at Euroa, Victoria on the 13th of May 1897.  This photo is in her photo album. Private William John Pike Morgan was in the 14th Battalion, service No 893 This photo was given to my great grandparents, Thomas and Ada Morgan  (nee Hulme). Written …

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