Shire of Toodyay

ANZAC Centenary

65 Knight Terrace Denham WA 6537

ANZAC Day Service held in Toodyay in the 1920s

Panoramic photograph of ANZAC Day at the Toodyay War Memorial 1920s.

World War One Soldiers associated with Toodyay – an ongoing project linked with the “Remembering Them” exhibition, held at the Newcastle Gaol Museum in 2015.

Can you help? 

We are assembling a list of servicemen and women who had connections with Toodyay from 1914 - the beginning of World War One -  through to the early 1920’s when public civic acknowledgments such as the Toodyay War Memorial were being constructed.

We are gathering names from various sources and further information will be added as it becomes available. 

The Shire of Toodyay acknowledges Beth Frayne of the Toodyay Historical Society for her ongoing research which has enabled this list to be created.

Should you wish to contribute any further information to this list or have any enquiries, please contact Margie Eberle, Museum Curator on 9574 2008 or to email please click here

 Last Updated Tuesday 17 May 2016

Name

Association with Toodyay

Name in bold  =  On Toodyay Memorials (memorial and/or honour board)

NB ‘Born in Toodyay’ may mean just place of registration, ie the broader ‘Toodyay district’ or even sometimes the Parish of Toodyay (not sure if there was such a thing)

Abbreviations:

 

* Died during WW1 service

 

Age =

Age at enlistment, from WR

AWM =

Australian War Memorial

BDM =

Births Deaths Marriages WA (online, WA Dept of the Attorney General):

http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx

BDWA =

Bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians

CER =

Commonwealth electoral roll

Emb. =

Embarkation Roll (online, Australian War Memorial): http://www.awm.gov.au/people/roll-search/nominal_rolls/first_world_war_embarkation/

Fighting Sons =

 

Listed in book Australia’s fighting sons of the Empire (published Perth, WA by Palmer & Ashwood, 1920); online on State Library of WA’s catalogue: 

http://purl.slwa.wa.gov.au/slwa_b1347816_303;

book also available in Ancestry.com.au

JWR =

Name is on the Jennacubbine War Memorial, WA

KPHAP =

 

Name is on a Plaque in a Kings Park Honour Avenue (Perth, WA):

http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/honour-avenues-plaques

MCB =

 

Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (online):

http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/search.php

NH =

Newcastle Herald

POW =

Prisoner of war

TH =

Toodyay Herald (online in Trove)

THB =

Name is on Toodyay Honor Board, located in the Memorial Hall Foyer (not usually open to the public), Stirling Terrace, Toodyay

Too Cem DB =

Brian Chambers’ Toodyay Cemeteries Database (CD)

TP =

Name is on a Plaque in Memorial Park, Anzac Avenue, Toodyay

Trove:

Australian Newspapers (online): http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper

TWM =

Name is on the War Memorial, Memorial Park, Anzac Avenue, Toodyay

VPHR =

Name is on the Victoria Plains Honour Roll, located in the Calingiri Recreational Hall

VPWM =

Name is on the Shire of Victoria Plains War Memorial, Calingiri, WA

WAGS =

 

Western Australian Genealogical Society:

http://membership.wags.org.au/

WH =

Welcome Home event in Toodyay

WR =

 

Information from War Record (online, National Archives of Australia):

http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/

 

 

Updated: 20 April 2016

 

Ahern, Clarence Arthur (1893-1951)

Service No.: 1078

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer; address, Toodyay PO, Toodyay; sister Mrs A. (Agnes) Pinker, East Perth;

WR: Living in Perenjori in 1939.

BDM: X

MCB: d. 1951, as Clarence Arthur Ahern, South Perth.

Trove: Clarence Arthur Ahern, only son of the late Arthur [d.1899, Jarrahdale] and Jennie (Mary Jane Leadbetter, b. 1864, Gingin), m. 1920, Fremantle, Juanita Ahern.

Web: Christened in Guildford, 1893; father Arthur.

Service: WR: age 21; under Arthur Ahern; born in Toodyay; served in Gallipoli, Egypt, France; Gunner; Driver.

Name:  Sometimes called Arthur; name is Clarence Arthur Ahern; WR: Arthur Ahern; but once referred to as (Clarence) Arthur Ahern.

Aitken, Thomas Dick (1882-1960)

Service No.: 5792

Biography:  Born in Scotland; Emb: storeman, Bolgart; father Thomas Dick Aitken, Scotland. 

BDM : d. 1960 Perth, aged 78.

BDWA: X

MCB: d. 1960, Gosnells, aged 78.

Trove: Letter in Western Mail (1934) by a T.D. Aitken, Armadale, WA, about WW1 service in a Veterinary Corps (Boulogne, France), 1917.

Service: WR: age 33; born in Dundee, Scotland; storeman; father Thomas Dick Aitken, Scotland; served in France; wounded in action, France; Private.

Name: Known as Tom.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; VPHR

Anderson, Edward Thomas (1891-1958)

Service No.: 2369

Biography: Born in Geraldton; Emb: farmhand, Northam; father Henry Anderson [contractor/labourer], Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1891, Greenough; father Henry Anderson, mother Ellen Smith; d. 1958, Swan, aged 68.

BDWA V5: m. 1921, Toodyay [or maybe Northam], Rachel Forward; d. in Guildford.

CER: Parents Henry and Ellen Anderson lived in Toodyay, 1916-1930.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Geraldton; farmhand; father Henry Anderson, Toodyay; probably living in Northam when enlisting; served in France, Belgium; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p.18; p. 311 (photo).

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.254.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/51816

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Anderson, Gordon (1895-1917) *

Service No.: 4369

Biography: Born in Guildford, WA; Emb: (indexed as Cordon Anderson); farmer, Northam; father Harry [Henry] Anderson, Toodyay.

BDWA V5: b. 1895, Guildford [Henley Park]; educated Northam State School; d. 1917, Belgium.

BDM: b. 1895, Henley Park [Guildford], WA; father Henry Anderson, mother Ellen Smith.

CER: Parents Henry and Ellen Anderson lived in Toodyay, 1916-1930.

Trove: TH, 1917: Letter from AJ Smith mentioning Clarrie Greedy, Gordon Anderson and Percy Donegan.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Guildford, WA; served in France, Belgium; wounded (twice) in action, France; suffered shellshock, trench feet; KIA France, 14 Oct. 1917; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 17-18 (photo); also transcript of his letter from France to Conrad Jahn’s mother, p.75.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.254.

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P06954.002/

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/52003

Memorial location: TWM (as Anderson, C., in error); THB; TP

Anderson, Stanley (1896-1965)

Service No.: 231

Biography: Born in Guildford, WA; Emb: Toodyay PO, Toodyay; labourer, father H. Anderson, Toodyay.

BDWA V5: b. possibly Caversham [Upper Swan].

BDM: b. 1896, Upper Swan; father Henry Anderson, mother Ellen Smith; m. 1920, Perth, Olive Donegan; d. 1965; Perth, aged 69.

CER: Parents Henry and Ellen Anderson lived in Toodyay, 1916-1930.

Trove: TH, 1919: Articles by Stan Anderson on being a POW in Germany.

Service: WR: age 19; born Guildford, WA; labourer; father Henry Anderson, Toodyay; served in France; POW, Germany, 1917-1918; Private.

Name: Known as Stan.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.254.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/52557

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Andrews, James William (1872-1948)

Service No.: 331

Biography: Born in Newcastle, WA; Emb: lumper, Fremantle WA; wife Clara Andrews, Fremantle, WA.

BDM: b. 1872, Newcastle, father (Alfred) George Andrews (ex-convict, Ticket-of-Leaver assigned to Newcastle), mother Elizabeth Wagstaffe; m. 1895, Charlotte Collings (d. 1901), Fremantle, WA; d. 1948, Fremantle, WA.

Ancestry: m. 1910, Clara Law, Fremantle, WA.

Service: WR: aged 43; born in Newcastle, WA; lumper; wife Clara Andrews, Fremantle; served in England (Australian Cyclist Corps, then AA Med. Corps); suffered rheumatism, influenza; Corporal.

Annear, Herbert Charles (1899-1979)

Service No.: 21091 or2191

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: post office employee, Coolgardie; father Charles Francis Annear PM Coolgardie; father was PM Newcastle 1895-1898.

BDM: b. 1899, Newcastle, father Charles Francis Annear, mother Margaret Donegan; m. 1925, Williams, Ella Sims.

CER: Lived in Toodyay (postal employee), 1926-1935.

Ancestry: d. 1979, South Australia.

Service: WR: aged 18; born in Toodyay; post office employee, Coolgardie; father Charles Francis Annear, PO Coolgardie; served in France; Sapper (signaller).

Atkins, Albert (b. 1884)

Service No.: 2779

Biography: Born in Pingelly, WA.: labourer, Wickepin, WA; father William Atkins, Pingelly, WA

Trove: TH: An Atkins playing cricket for Toodyay in 1925; for Bolgart in 1922; A. Atkins, Bejoording, 1922: TH, 1928: Mrs. A. Atkins, a resident of the town, performed the hat trick by taking first prize for knitting work at Calingiri, Bolgart and Toodyay shows.

CER: 1925-1931: Albert (labourer) and Edith (married) Atkins, C/- R. Falconer, Bolgart; then just Bolgart.

AIF Project: Albert Atkins, labourer, Wickepin, had a brother Frederick James Atkins, KIA, 1916; their father William farmed at Pingelly.

Web email: Researcher wrote: “My great uncle, Albert ATKINS met and married Edith HOPKINSON [of Harrogate] in 1919 in England. … After several years in Australia, and the birth of four children, Edith left her husband in WA and returned to England. …  The four children were: Derek Atkins born 1922 in Bunbury, WA; James Atkins; Bessie Atkins born 24 March 1924, Subiaco, WA; Fred Atkins born 1 April 1925, Subiaco, WA.”

Service: WR: age 32; born in Pingelly, WA; father William Atkins, Pingelly, WA, then Mrs. E. Atkins, Harrogate, York, UK; served in France; married Edith Hopkinson, 22 July 1919, Blackpool, UK; Private.

Name: Maybe known as Bert.

Memorial location: VPHR (possibly Atkins, B.)

Austen, Hugh Ernest Victor (1891-1978)

Service No.: 3113A

Biography: Born in England; Not in Emb lists.

Trove: Daily News, 1916: had enlisted: ‘H.E.V. Austen, Bolgart’; TH, 1919: had returned home to Toodyay after 2 years service (‘H. Austin’).

CER: Hugh Ernest Victor Austen (sometimes Austin), farmer, Kalinging [sic], Bolgart, 1916-1925.

BDM:  m. 1916, reg. Claremont, Sybil Norrie.

Ancestry: b. 1891, England; left Brisbane 1919 for UK; d. 1978, Kent, England, aged 86.

Trove: wife stayed in UK, he returned in 1919.

Service: WR: age 25; living in Bolgart when enlisted; father was in UK; then he died, then wife listed, living in England (had married Sybil Norrie, Dec. 1916, Cottesloe, whilst in Blackboy Hill Camp); served and wounded in France; sent back to Aust., 1918 (defective vision); Private.

Name: Sometimes spelt Austin

Memorial location: VPHR (as Austin, H.)

Ball, Frederick Arthur (1898-1971)

Service No.: 2544

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Wongamine; father, Arthur Ball, Wongamine.

BDM: b. 1898, Toodyay; father, Arthur Ball, mother, Emily Byrne; d. 1971, Perth, age 73.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Northam [Wongamine is in Shire of Toodyay]; farmer; father, Arthur Ball, Wongamine; served in France, Belgium; driver, Field Ambulance; wounded in action, Belgium; suffered trench fever, pneumonia;  married Dorothy Patience, England, 1918; E.R. 2nd Corp.

Bartlett, Francis Sydney Keith (1895- 1917) *

Service No.: 2788

Biography: Born in England; Emb; labourer, Wattening via Toodyay; father Alfred Bartlett, Hants, UK.

Service: WR: age 21; born in England; labourer, Wattening via Toodyay; father Alfred Isaac Bartlett, Hants, England; served in France, Belgium; KIA, Belgium, 4 Oct. 1917; A/Lance Corp (briefly); Private.

Beach, John Edward Charles (1897-1967)

Service No.: 18477

Biography: Born in Perth; Emb: school teacher, Round Hill near Moora; father Samuel Beach, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1897, Perth; father Samuel Gilbert Beach, mother Emma Balmforth; d. 1967, Perth, aged 70.

Service: WR: age 21; born in Perth; school teacher and telegraphist; Round Hill near Moora, WA; father Samuel Gilbert Beach, Toodyay; served in France; Sapper (signaller); awarded Military Medal, 15 Sept. 1919, for action in Villers Bretonneux, France, 1918.

Diary:  Held in AWM: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/PR00543/

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Beard, Edwin Harvey Richard (1884-1961)

Service No.: 2126; 7447

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: 1st enl and 2nd enl: benchman, Donnybrook; wife, Mrs Susie Beard, Donnybrook.

BDWA: b. 1885, Toodyay; father William Beard (Toodyay farmer in 1883).

BDM: b. 1884, Toodyay (as Edwin Havey Richard Beard), father William Beard, mother, Hannah Eaton;  d. 1961, Perth, aged 77, as Edwin Harvey Richard Beard

Service: WR: age 31; then 32; born in Toodyay; benchman; Mrs Susy Beard, Donnybrook; served and seriously wounded in Gallipoli, returned to Australia 1915 (permanently unfit); re-enlisted Nov. 1916; served in France; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/84500

Name: Richard, not Richmond (as listed in one source).

Beard, Herbert Alexander (1891-1917) *

Service No.: 21968

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Worsley, WA; Mrs. E. Beard, Worsley.

BDWA: b. 1891 in Toodyay; father William Beard (Toodyay farmer in 1883).

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay; father William Beard, mother Hannah Eaton; m. 1913, Evelyn Brown, Wellington.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Toodyay; labourer; wife Evelyne [sic] Beard, Worsley, then Donnybrook; served in France, Belgium; KIA, 25 Sept. 1917, Belgium; Gunner; Driver.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.187.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/84533#$story-2472

Memorial location: TP

Beard, John Patrick (1881-1966)

Service No.: 22911

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Argyle, WA; father A.A. Beard, Argyle, WA.

BDM: b. 1889, Toodyay; father William Beard, mother Hannah Eaton; d. 1966, Perth, WA.

Ancestry: Died Nedlands, WA, aged 78; mother Hannah Sarah Eaton.

WR: Letter (1940s): Married Gladys Isabel May Priddle, 6 May 1915 at St. Kilda, Victoria.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Newcastle [Toodyay]; labourer; father William Alma Beard, Argyle, WA, then wife Gladys I.M. Beard, Windsor, Victoria;  served in France; suffered mumps, was gassed; Gunner; Driver.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/84436

Beardman, Kenneth Eric (1899-1951)

Service No.: 7273

Biography: Born in Toodyay; EMB: draper, York; father W. Beardman, York.

BDM: b. 1899, Toodyay; father William Beardman, mother Martha Meredith; d. 1951, East Coolgardie.

Service:  WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; draper; father Wm. Beardman, York; served in Egypt, France; suffered measles, mumps; Lance Corp.

Memorial location: TWM

Beardman, Lionel Henry (1885-1966)

Service No.: 72

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; father W. Beardman, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1885, Toodyay; father William Beardman, mother Martha Meredith; d. 1966, Swan.

Trove: Parents lived in Toodyay until ca 1915.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; labourer; father W. Beardman, Toodyay; served at Gallipoli; wounded in action (bullet wound to head), June 1915, Gallipoli; invalided back to Aust. Sept. 1915; Trooper.

Trove: Daily News, 1915: photo.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/84466

Memorial location: TWM; THB; JWR

Beddall, Charles Albert (1889-1929)

Service No.: 1543

Biography: Born in England; Emb: bank official; father Albert Beddall, England.

CER: Charles Albert Beddall, bank official, Toodyay, 1914.

Trove: Daily News, Jan. 1915, enlisted in Northam; TH, 1919: attended WH.

BDM: m. 1919, Iris (Mollie) Piesse, Perth; d. 1929, as Albert Beddall, Perth, aged 40. Iris d. 1949, Wagin.

Service: WR: age 26; born in England; bank official; father Albert Beddall, England; served in Gallipoli, France; E.R. Sgt.

Trove: Western Mail, 1915: photo (Heroes of the Dardanelles); Midlands Advertiser, 1915: a letter from the front mentions him (Algy Beddall) as being at the Dardanelles.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/85352

Name: Known as Albert or Algy.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Bird, Claude Ernest (1886-1952)

Service No.: 2712

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: painter, Toodyay; father E. Bird, Toodyay.

BDWA: 1886-1952; born in Toodyay; father Edwin Bird, painter.

BDM: b. 1887; father Edward [sic], mother Eliza Stevens; d. 1952, [Toodyay], reg. Northam.

Trove: TH: Died in North Toodyay.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Toodyay; painter; father, E. Bird, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli, Egypt (emb. 21 Oct. 1915); suffered pleurisy, gastritis, pneumonia; medical discharge (heart), returned to Aust. 1917; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/89824

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Bird, Francis Edwin (1874-1938)

Service No.: 854

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: Francis Edwin Bird, locomotive driver, Toodyay; mother Mrs. Eliza Bird, Toodyay.

BDWA: b. 1874, Newcastle (Francis Edwin); mother nee Stevens; d. 1938, Perth, from a fall from balcony, aged 64.

BDM: b. 1874, Newcastle; father Edwin Bird, mother Eliza Stevens; d. 1938, Perth.

Service: WR: age 42; born in Toodyay; loco driver; mother, Mrs. Eliza Bird, Toodyay; living in Kalgoorlie; served in France; railway unit; Temp. Company Sgt. Major.

Name: Known as Frank; one source records name incorrectly as Francis Edward.

Bishop, Arthur (1893-1966)

Service No.: 2570

Biography: Born in Newcastle, WA; Emb: motor-driver, Fremantle, WA; father A. Bishop, Fremantle WA.

BDWA: b. 1893, Newcastle, WA; father Anthony Bishop, mother Emmie Minnot Gurymer; m. d. 1966, Inglewood, WA, aged 73.

Ancestry: Mother Emma Minnot Guymer; divorced Doris Bishop, 1936; m. 1936, Helen Turnock, Perth, WA.

Trove: Arthur’s father was a policeman in Newcastle, 1893-1898.

Service: WR: age 22; born in Newcastle, WA; motor driver; father Anthony Bishop, Fremantle, WA, then wife Mrs D. Bishop, Nottingham [UK]; served in Egypt, France; wound in action, and also by accident, France; married widow Doris Mary Wildman in Nottingham Sept. 1917 (she and stepson returned to Aust. with him, 1919); Private.

Blurton, John (1890-1959)

 

 

Service No.: Not accepted.

Biography: Born in Bolgart; did not serve overseas.

Australian War Memorial website indicates he was from Toodyay, of Aboriginal descent.

BDM: M. 1927, York, Gladys Kickett.

InHerit online database: Re site: Blurton’s Farm (1913), Shire of Victoria Plains; his father’s farm.

His father, also John Blurton, was a member of the New Norcia aboriginal cricket team, 1880s (FOBL newsletter, Nov. 2014).

Ancestry: B. 1890, New Norcia, WA; d. 1959, Perth, WA.

Trove: Northam Advertiser (1899): Father played cricket for a Toodyay Valley; WM (1941): Letter about how a smart, fit and able John was marched out of Blackboy Hill Camp during WW1 because of his ancestry.

Service: WR: age 26; farm hand, Katanning; born in Boulgard [Bolgart]; mother Mary Blurton, Bolgart; Private; in 1917, discharged from Blackboy Hill Camp after 2 weeks as “not being substantially enough European origin”.

Bond, Thomas (1885-1961)

 

 

Service No.: 393

Biography:  Born in England; Emb: drover; mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Bond, Maylands, WA.

BDM: m. 1920, Northam, Rebecca Endersby; d. 1961, Perth, aged 75; father James, mother Mary Ann.

CER: Thomas Bond, Stoneybrook, Newcastle, 1909-1910. [Stoneybrook, Syred property, Wattening. A John Endersby was a baker in Newcastle, ca 1900, possibly wife Rebecca’s brother.]

Ancestry: b. 1885; farmed near Quellington later.

Service: WR: age 29; born in England; drover; mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Bond, Maylands, WA; living at Caljie near York in 1919; served in Gallipoli (emb. 4 Sept. 1915), Egypt, France; suffered influenza, etc.;  Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Bowen, Herbert Edmund (1892-1967)

Service No.: 2790

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Jennacubbine; father Patrick Bowen, Jennacubbine.

BDWA: Herbert Edwin Bowen; b.1892; father Patrick.

BDM: Herbert Edmond Bowen, b. 1892, Toodyay; father Patrick Bowen, mother Ellen Williams; d. 1967, Northam (Edmund), aged 75.

Service: WR: Herbert Edmund Bowen; age 23; farmer, Jennacubbine; father Patrick Bowen, Jennacubbine; served in France; suffered mumps, influenza; wounded in action, 1918, France; returned to Aust., Dec. 1918; discharged medically unfit, Jan. 1919; Private.

Name: Sometimes Edmond/Edwin.

Memorial location: JWR

Bowen, Matthew Thomas (1885-1957)

Service No.: 3841

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not serve overseas.

BDWA: b. 1886; father Patrick.

BDM: b. 1885, Toodyay; father Patrick Bowen, mother Ellen Williams; d. 1957, Perth, age 71.

Service: WR: age 30; born in Toodyay; farmer, Jurokine, via Goomalling, PO Wongan Hills; father Patrick Bowen, Jennacubbine; discharged after 6 months, 12 Sept. 1917, as medically unfit (bronchitis and asthma); Private.

Brennan, Joseph Vincent (1887-1927)

Service No.: 6501;R6501

Biography: Born in Toodyay: Emb. 1915: chemist, Perth; wife, Muriel Brennan, Perth; Emb. 1917: chemist, West Subiaco; wife, Mrs. M.E. Brennan, West Subiaco.

BDM: b. 1887, Toodyay; father James Brennan, mother, Catherine Bourke; d. 1927, Perth.

Trove: TH, 1927: Obit.: died in Subiaco, aged 39; mother still in Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 27; chemist; 1915 Emb: Austn. Stationary Hosp.; 1917 Emb: Army Medical Corps; served in Egypt, France; ambulance and nursing duties, possible transport duty to and from Australia, or returned to recover from illness 1917; L/Cpl, then Temp. Corp.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.124.

Photo link: https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/explore/people/94827

Brimson, James Norris (1894-1936)

Service No.: 5675

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: Leederville, WA; father, Frank Brimson, Leederville, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1894, Coburg, Vic.; father, Frank Brimson, mother Emma Moore; d. 1936, NSW.

Trove: TH, 1915: J. Brimson was second in the log chop at Bolgart Sports Day.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Victoria; carpenter; father, Frank Brimson, Leederville, WA; served in France; court martial (3 years, but suspended); Private.

Memorial location: VPHR (as J. Brimstone); no Brimstones served in AIF, WW1.

Brimson, William Robert (1887-1966)

 

Service No.: 4388

Biography: Born in Swan, WA; Emb: Wagin, WA; Mrs. Susan Brimson, Midland Junction.

BDM: b. 1887, William Robert Jesse Brimson, Toodyay Rd; father, Robert Brimson, mother Susannah Waldock; m. 1932, Perth, Mary McKenna; d. 1966, Perth, aged 80.

CER: William Robert Brimson, contractor, Bolgart, 1914-1921.

Trove: TH, 1915: W. Brimson won the log chop at Bolgart Sports Day; ST, 1917: photo of Pte. W.B. Brimson, badly wounded last Oct.

Service: WR: age  25; born in Swan, WA; mother, Mrs. Susan Brimson, Midland Junction; served in Egypt, France, Belgium; suffered measles; wounded in action, Belgium, 1916; returned to Aust., Aug. 1917 (wounded arm); Private.

Memorial location: VPHR (as B. Brimstone); no Brimstones served in AIF, WW1.

Britt, Charles Thomas (1897-1972)

Service No.: 4380

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: school teacher, Wagin; mother Mary Ann Britt, Toodyay.

BDWA: No. C.T. Britt listed.

BDM: b. 1897, Charles Thomas Britt, Toodyay; father John Thomas Britt, mother Mary Ann McCluney. Did not marry or die in WA.

Trove: Married 1933 in Mudgee, NSW, was living in Sydney.

Ancestry: d. 1972, Kogarah, NSW.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; school teacher; mother, Mary Ann Britt, Blewbury, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, 1916, France; mentioned in despatches 1919; Lieut.

Name: Known as Charlie.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/100774

Memorial location: THB

Britt, G. E.

On Toodyay War Memorial.

Can’t find a link to Toodyay, or any G.E. Britts that served in WW1. Possibly could be C.T. Britt.

There is a G.T. Britt, also, but in Victoria.

Memorial location: TWM

Britt, William (1893-1918) *

Service No.: 270

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: fitter, Midland Junction; mother Mary Britt, Toodyay.

Too Cem DB: b. 1893; d. 1918, in France. Lieut.

BDM: b. 1893, Toodyay; father John Thomas Britt, mother Mary Ann McCluney.

Letter from Britt in Egypt about Gallipoli landing: http://www.australiansatwar.gov.au/pdf/aaw_secondary_p2.pdf;

Also the same letter here, submitted by Sam Cook: :

http://www.australiansatwar.gov.au/stories/stories_ID=100_war=W1_next=yes.html;

Also same letter printed in TH, April 2000, p.13.

Service: WR:age 21; served in Egypt, Gallipoli (emb. 17 Aug. 1915), France; wounded in Gallipoli, France; suffered dysentry, measles, ear infection, trench feet, pneumonia; KIA France, 10 June 1918; Lieut.

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E01737/

Photo link: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P00088.002

Photo link: http://www.australiansatwar.gov.au/pdf/aaw_secondary_p2.pdf

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/100784

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Memorial inscription, St. Philip’s Church, Culham.

Brown, Joseph Edward (1888-1969)

 

Service No.: 4973

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: clerk, North Fremantle; mother, Mary Ann Brown, North Fremantle.

Trove: TH, 13 July 1918, p.2: “Lieut. Joe Brown is a grandson of that dear old Toodyay lady, affectionately known as "Granny" O'Dea, of Wongamine.” He was born in Toodyay town and attended the Toodyay Convent school; served in France.

BDWA: b. 1888; father James Charles? Brown, mother Mary Ann O’Dea.

BDM: b. 1888, Toodyay; father James Brown, mother Mary O’Dea; d. 1969, Perth [Lesmurdie], aged 81.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Toodyay; clerk; mother, Mary Ann Brown, North Fremantle; served in France; Lieut.; awarded Military Cross, 1918.

Buckley, Dennis Patrick Anthony (1897-1957)

Service No.: W16694

Biography: Born in Toodyay [Wongamine]; did not serve overseas. 

BDM: b. 1897, Toodyay, as Dennis Patrick Buckley; father John Buckley, mother Mary Ann Brennan.

Father: John Buckley. c/- T. Anstey, Toodyay. [Roseland ie Roesland, Nunyle]

Ancestry: d. 1957, Perth [Kenwick], aged 59.

Service: WR: as Dennis Patrick Anthony Buckley; age 20; born in Wongamine, WA; farmer (horse breaker), c/- A.H. Rowles, Botherling Siding, via Goomalling; father, John Buckley. c/- T. Anstey, Toodyay [Roseland ie Roesland, Nunyle]; did not serve overseas; discharged Dec. 1918 (cessation of hostilities); Private.

Burton, Lewis (b. 1892)

Service No.: 3009

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: nurseryman, Blackwood Nursery, Mullalyup; mother Mrs. Jessie Burton, worked for L. Clarkson, Bolgart.

Australian War Memorial website indicates he was of Aboriginal descent.

BDM: b. 1892, Louis Burton, Newcastle; father James Burton, mother Jessie Burton.

Service: WR: age 23; Lewis Burton; born in Toodyay; nurseryman; mother Mrs. Jessie Burton, c/o L. Clarkson, Bolgart; served in France; Private.

Name: Also known as Louis Burton.

Butterly, Cecil Walter (1897-1976)

 

 

Service No.: 3058

Biography: Born in Coolgardie; Emb: farmhand, Bridgetown; father Arnold Butterly [who was born and lived in Toodyay].

BDM. b. 1897, Coolgardie; father Arnold Butterly, mother Sarah Spencer; m. 1926, Perth, Olive Hooper.  

Online: d. 1976, S. Aust (cemetery record), aged 80.

CER: living in Perth in 1968.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Coolgardie; farmhand; father Arnold Butterly [d. 1917], Toodyay, then mother, Mrs A. Butterly, Boyup Brook; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action (twice), France; returned to Aust, 1917, due to injury; Private.

Name: Sometimes Butterley, Buterly.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; name recorded as ‘C.W. Butterley’.

Cahill, John James (1898-1957)

 

 

Service No.: 5818

Biography: Born in Kalgoorlie; Emb: under John Tames [sic] Cahill; farm hand, Wongamine; c/o J.H. Bowen, Wongamine via Northam, WA; mother, Mrs Annie Cahill, PO, Kalgoorlie.

BDM: b. 1898, Kalgoorlie; father, Thomas James Cahill, mother, Annie Cleary; d. 1957, East Coolgardie, age 59.

Ancestry: Sent to Clontarf Orphanage, 1911, after his father died 1910; assume he was ‘farmed out’ to Wongamine; states he was released from Clontarf to enlist in 1916; returned to Kalgoorlie WW1; married there 1922.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Boulder City, WA; farming apprentice, J.H. Bowen, Northam; mother, Mrs Annie Cahill, PO, Kalgoorlie; served in France; wounded in action, France; returned to Aust. 1917 (eye wound) for home service; Private.

Carter, Charles Robert (1895-1972)

Service No.: 1702

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Subiaco (mother Emily’s address); mother, Emily Carter, Subiaco.

BDM: b. 1895, Newcastle; father Robert Carter, mother Emily Hall.

Ancestry: m. 1892, Emily Hall, in Katrine Church; 

d. 1972.

CER: living in Kondut in 1925.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Toodyay; farmer; mother, Emily Carter, Subiaco; served in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan; sick (malaria, influenza); Trooper, Driver.

Carter, Frederick William (1892-1967)

Service No.: 382

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmhand, Toodyay; father Robert Carter, Lake Grace.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father Robert Carter, mother Emily Hall; d. 1967, Perth, aged 74.

Service: WR: age 22 (b. 1892); born in Toodyay; farmer; father, Robert Carter, Lake Grace; served in Egypt, France; suffered influenza, bronchitis; Driver.

Cavanagh, Righton John (1892-1957)

Service No.: No no.; states 2nd Lieut., later Lieut.

Biography: Born in Perth, W.A.; Emb: civil engineer (2nd Lieut), Perth, W.A.; mother May Harriett Treadgold (2nd marriage), Albion Hotel, Cottesloe, W.A.

BDM: b. 1892 (Righton John Bangham Cavanagh), Perth, W.A. father John Cavanagh, mother May Harriett Gibbs; m. 1923, Doris Dethridge, Perth, W.A.; d. 1957, Floreat Park, W.A., aged 65.

Lived with his parents in Newcastle 1897-1906; father (d. 1900) then his mother (with new husband Treadgold) ran then owned the Victoria Hotel from 1897-1906; educated in Newcastle, in 1906 he was aged 14.

Newcastle Herald, 24 Mar. 1906, p.5: Adelaide University prizes to Mary Chitty and Righton Cavanagh, two pupils of Sisters of Mercy, Newcastle.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Perth, W.A.; civil engineer; father dead; mother May Harriett Treadgold (2nd marriage), Albion Hotel, Cottesloe, W.A.; served in France; wounded in action, France; wounded a second time accidentally (fall from windw whilst sleep-walking, fractured skull), France; 2nd Lieut, then Lieut., Tunnelling Corps; awarded Military Cross, 1919.

Listed in online Tunnellers Research website (detailed pdf): http://www.tunnellers.net/ca___clpag.html

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/115858

Chambers, William John (1892-1967)

Service No.:  4797

Biography: Born in Newcastle, W.A.; Emb: draper, Fremantle, W.A.; father J. Chambers, Fremantle, W.A.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father John Chambers, mother Rose Watts; m. 1923, Gladys Newson, Fremantle; d. 1967, Mt. Lawley, W.A., aged 75.

Service: WR: age 22; draper; mother Mrs. Rose Chambers, Fremantle, W.A, then father John Chambers,  Fremantle; served in Gallipoli (from Oct. 1915), France; suffered influenza, trench feet; Driver.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/116702

Chitty, George Edward (1892-1918) *

Service No.: 4993

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; mother Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Chitty, PO Toodyay.

Too Cem DB: Headstone in Nardie Cemetery; age 25.

Service: WR: age 23; father James Chitty; served in France; wounded in action, France; died in France of gunshot wounds received accidentally in training exercise, 13 June 1918; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.250.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Chitty, George Edwin (1874-1949)

Service No.: 3036

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Babakin, near Bruce Rock; wife Rose Hanna [Rosannah Ryan] Chitty, Bruce Rock.

BDM: b. 1875, Toodyay; father Henry Thomas Chitty, mother Martha Herbert; d. 1949, Moora.

Trove: West Australian, 1949: died 1949, Wongan Hills.

Service: WR: age 41; born in Toodyay; farmer (farm manager), Bruce Rock; wife Rose Hannah Chitty, Bruce Rock; served in England; returned to Aust., Aug. 1917 (medical discharge, overage and debility); Private.

Listed in Toodyay, the good old days (W. Chitty), p. 204-205 (photo in uniform).

Clarkson, Donald Drummond (1880-1918) *

Service No.: 7257

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; wife, Mrs. H. Clarkson, Como.

BDM: b. 1880, Toodyay; father Barnard Drummond Clarkson, mother Isabella Lukin.

Service: WR:age 36; farmer; served in Egypt, France; KIA France, 3 Oct. 1918; V.O. Corp, but reverted to Private in France.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TWM; THB; TP; VPHR; VPWM

Memorial tablet, St. Stephen’s Church, Toodyay.

Cook, Albert Oliver (1893-1957)

Service No.: 8790

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: wood-cutter, Chidlows Wells, WA; mother, Mrs. S.R. Cook, Chidlows Wells, WA.

BDM: m. 1928, Perth, Emily Donnelly (d. 1931); m. 1933, Perth, Elsie Donnelly; d. 1957, Perth, aged 61.

Ancestry: b. NSW, 1893; father Charles Cook, mother Sara Reeta Edwards; d. 1957, Perth, aged 62.

CER: Labourer, Dewar’s Pool via Toodyay, 1921-1925.

Trove: TH, 1919: Invited to attend WH.

Service: WR: age 19; born in NSW; wood-cutter; mother, Mrs Sam Reeta Cook, Chidlows Wells, WA; served in Egypt, France; suffered influenza, scabies; Driver.

Name: Known as Oliver.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 248.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/125929

Cook, Albert Victor Willis (1892-1946)

Service No.: 8801

Biography: Born in NSW; Normanhurst, Toodyay; Emb: miner, Toodyay; father Charles James Cook, Toodyay.

BDM: d. 1946, Murchison.

Trove: TH, 1941: Report about Cook making a record high rifle shooting score, England, 1917.

Service: WR: age 23; miner; father Charles James Cook, Normanhurst, Toodyay; served in France; Lance Corp.

Name: Attended WH as Bert Cook.

Photo link: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DAOD1195/

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DAOD1193/

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Cook, Herbert (1893-1971)

Service No.: 62786

Biography: Born in New Norcia, WA: Emb: farmer, Bolgart; sister, Miss C. Cook, Maisemore, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1893, under Herbit Cook, Jiberding, WA; father Alick Cook, mother Emma Ladhams; d. 1971, Perth, aged 76.

Ancestry: b. 1893, Jiberding, WA; father Alexander Cook, mother Emma Ladhams.

CER: Herbert Cook, farmer, Oaklands, Bolgart, 1914-1930.

Trove: TH, 1925: Mr H. E. Cook, late of “Oaklands”, Wyening, [on lease from his uncle Fred Cook] has purchased the Cooroobin property of Mr A. E. Donegan.”

Service: WR: age 24 (b. 1893); born in New Norcia; farmer, Bolgart; sister, Miss Connie Cook, Maisemore, Toodyay; embarked Oct. 1918; recalled after Nov. 1918 Armistice; ship Boonah returned to Fremantle; discharged 17 Jan. 1919;  Private.Memorial location: VPHR (as H. Cooke)

Cook, Maurice Ethelbert (1884-1958)

Service No.: 3663

Biography: Born in NSW; Normanhurst, Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Normanhurst, Toodyay; mother Mrs. R.M. Cook, Normanhurst, Toodyay.

BDM: d. 1958, Perth, aged 74; father Charles James Cook; mother Rosina.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH.

Ancestry: b. NSW, 1884, d. 1958, Perth.

Service: WR, under Maurice Ethelberd Cook; age 32; born in NSW; mother Mrs. Rosina Marion Cook, served in Egypt, Syria; Trooper.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/126295

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Cook, Walter Theodore (1894-1967)

Service No.: 3097

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: labourer, Chidlows Wells, WA; father, C. Cook, Chidlows Wells, WA.

Ancestry: b. NSW, 1894; father Charles Cook, mother Sara Reeta Edwards.

BDM: m. 1931, Perth, Violet Brockman; d. 1967, Perth, aged 75.

CER: Labourer/contractor, Dewar’s Pool via Toodyay, 1923-1925.

Trove: TH, 1922: Best man at his sister’s wedding in Culham.

Service: WR: age 21; born in NSW; labourer; father, Charles Cook,  Chidlows Wells, WA; served in Egypt, France; suffered mumps; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 251.

Cook, William Thomas (1897-1987)

Service No.: 3984

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Wattening; father, J. Nicholson Cook, Wattening.

BDM: b. 1897, Toodyay; father James Nicholson Cook, mother [Alice] Rebecca Beard; d. 1987, East Fremantle, aged 89.

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; served in France; suffered mumps (at sea, then England); Private.

Cooper, Edward Ernest (1895-1970)

Service No.: 2811

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: farmhand, Toodyay; mother Margaret E. Cooper lived in Northam.

BDM: m. 1920, as Edwin E. Cooper, Northam, Evelyeen Ryan; d. 1970, Edwin Ernest Cooper; Perth, aged 74.

Ancestry: b. 1895, Glenorchy, Victoria, as Edwin Cooper; father Edwin, mother Margaret; m. Evalyn Ryan (b. Newcastle), sometimes Evelyn/Eveline; d. 1970, Bellevue, WA.

Service: WR: as Edward Ernest Cooper, age 21; born in Glenorchy, Victoria; farm hand, Toodyay; mother, Margaret Cooper, Northam; served in Egypt; sent home Feb. 1918, medical discharge (kidney stones); did sign one form as Edwin; Trooper.

Name: Sometimes Edwin Ernest, or Ernest Edwin.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Cooper, Henry (1901-1937)

Service No.: Unknown

Biography: Born in Perth, WA.

BDM: b. 1901, Perth, WA. Henry; father Henry James Cooper, mother Clara Jeffery; m. 1927, Perth, Margaret Creedon; d. 1937, Narrogin (after railway accident).

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH:  “stoker Harry Cooper”; TH: June: 1919: “On Leave.—Stoker H. Cooper, second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. [Henry James] Cooper of Duke Street, Toodyay, is home on leave. Stoker H. Cooper had two years active service on the H.M.A.S. Warrego, in the Adriatic Sea.”’ TH, 1924: Harry’s parents moved to Perth.

Service: No WR found, as assume already a serving member of RAN; served in East Indies, Adriatic Sea, Dardanelles, Black Sea.

Name: Known as Harry.

NB Re Henry James Cooper (railway guard), his father: see Trove: Mirror, 30 June 1934.

Cousins, Herbert James Dean (1886-1945)

Service No.: 2893

Biography: Born in Bejoording; Not on Emb; WR: father William Cousins, Bejoording [north of Toodyay].

BDM: b. 1886, under Hubert James Dean Cousins, Toodyay; father William Cousins, mother Hannah Ferguson; d. 1945, Northam, under Herbert J.D. Cousins.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Culham Cemetery; aged 58.

Service: WR, under Herbert James Dean Cousins: age 29; born in Bejoording; farmer; father, Williams Cousins, Bejoording; served in France; wounded in action, 1918, France; Private.

Name: Sometimes listed as Hubert James Dean Cousins.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 251.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/130099

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Cousins, Vernel Douglas (1895-1918) *

Service No.: 2896

Biography: Not on Emb:WR:Born in Bejoording; farmer, Bejoording; father William Cousins, Bejoording;

BDM: b. 1895, as Vernal Douglas Cousins; father William Cousins, mother Hannah Ferguson.

Service: WR: as Vernel Douglas Cousins; age 21; born in Bejoording; farmer, Bejoording; father William Cousins, Bejoording; served in France; POW Germany 1917-1918; died 9 Feb. 1918 of self-inflicted wounds (shell-shock, and terrible pains in the head) in POW Hospital, Germany; Private.

Name: Known as Doug; sometimes listed as Vernal Douglas.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/130130

Photo link: Cousins’ funeral on AWM website: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03236.342/

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 251.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP; VPHR

Listed under D. Cousins on TWM, THB, VPHR.

Crossland, Royden Charles (1889-1916)

Service No.: 599

Biography: Born in Guildford, WA; did not embark from Aust.

BDM: b. 1889, Guildford; father Charles Crossland, mother Margaret Lefroy.

Trove: Daily News, Sept. 1916: “News has been received from the military authorities of the death of Roy Crossland, son of the late Mr. Crossland of Guildford. He enlisted at the beginning of this year from the Federated Malay States, where he held an appointment as Staff Surveyor for the F.M.S.

Service: WR: as Roy Charles Crossland; age 26; born in Guildford, WA; licensed surveyor; sister, Mrs. C.M. Lukin, Toodyay [three Crossland sisters married 3 Lukins]; served in Egypt, France; suffered mumps; KIA, France; 18 August 1916; 2nd Lieut.

Name: Known as Roy.

Crutchett, William James (1882-1917) *

Service No.: 5681

Biography: Born in England: Emb; labourer; sister, Miss M. Crutchett, England.

CER: labourer, then farmer; Stirling Terrace, Toodyay; "Ardmona", North Bolgart, 1911-1916.

Service: WR: age 34; born in England; labourer (was a seaman, 6 years prior); mother, Mrs M.J. Crutchett, England, then sister, Miss Maud Crutchett, London; served in France; KIA, 9 April 1917, France; Private.

Cunninghame, Matthew Kerr (1882-1923)

Service No.: 200

Biography: Born in Guildford; Emb: railway employee; lived in Toodyay; sister Mrs F. Buck (or Burke) lived in Toodyay [CER: 1914], then Northam.

BDM: b. 1882 (Cunningham, Matthew Kerr), Guildford; father, John Patrick Cunningham, mother Cecilia Coomer; d. 1923, Cunninghame, Mathew, Perth.

Trove: West Australian, 1923; d. 1923, Inglewood, aged 39.

CER: Matthew’s sister Flora’s daughter Eileen Buck, married 1929 Victor Federal James, a Toodyay boy.

Service: WR, as Matthew Cunninghame; age 32; born in Guildford; railway employee; sister, Flora Buck [Burke], Toodyay, later Northam; Field Ambulance; served and wounded, 10 May 1915, at Gallipoli, also served in Egypt, France, Belgium; returned to Aust. Mar. 1918 (disability, gunshot wound), fit for home service; Private.

Name: Sometimes Mathew and Cunningham; known as Matt.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/139103

Davies, William Howard (1891-1918)

Service No.: 312

Biography: Born in South Australia; Emb: farm labourer; father, J. Davies, South Aust.

CER: farm labourer, Deepdale, near Toodyay, 1914.

Ancestry: b. 1891, S. Aust; d. 1918, S. Aust., aged 27.

Trove: TH, 1918: “William Howard Davis [sic], well-known in Toodyay, on a visit to his parents in South Australia, died after undergoing an operation. The deceased enlisted from Toodyay and returned to W.A. after some months’ service, but eventually went East for a spell intending to return again to W.A.”

Service: WR: age 22; farm labourer; father, J. Davies, S. Aust.; served at Gallipoli; wounded at Gallipoli, 27 April 1915;  returned to Victoria, Aust., 1916 (wounded);  Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Dempster, Reginald Garry (1888-1915) *

Service No.: 539

Biography: Born in Toodyay (Newcastle); Emb: station overseer, Northam; mother Mrs J.G. Dempster lived in Northam; TH: Birth notice: son of J. Garry Dempster born in Newcastle, 1888.

BDM: b. 1888, Newcastle; father Joseph Garibaldi Dempster, mother Annie Dean.

Service: WR: age 26 (b.1888); born in Northam; served at Gallipoli; KIA, Gallipoli, 7 Aug. 1915 (same event at which J.T. Wilkerson and E.J. White were killed); Trooper.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 45-47 (photo).

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/145675

Memorial location: TP

Denis, Hubert Victor (1889-1957)

Service No.: 773

Biography: Born in England; Emb, 1914: Herbert Victor Denis, labourer, Northam; father, G.W. Denis, London, England; Emb, 1916:  Herbert Victor Denis, farmer, Northam; mother, Mrs A. Denis, England, also Miss A. Hastings, Northam.

BDM: m. 1920, as Hubert V. Denis, Northam, Agnes Hastings (of Northam); d. 1957, Northam, aged 68, son of George and Alice Denis.

Ancestry: b. ca 1889.

CER: Hubert Victor Denis, farmer, Rose Valley, Toodyay, 1925-1956.

Trove: Daily News, 1916: Denis got engaged to Agnes Hastings, Woodlawn, Jennacubbine whilst on leave; TH, May 1920: playing football for Toodyay team; TH, Nov. 1921: first joined Toodyay Ag. Society committee; TH, Feb. 1923: farming at Rose Valley, Toodyay.

Service: WR: as Herbert Victor Denis; age 22; born in England; labourer; mother, Alice Denis, England; served in Gallipoli (emb. Mar. 1915, landed 25 May 1915); suffered influenza, appendicitis, Egypt; returned to Aust., Jan. 1916 (abdominal tumour); returned to England, June 1917; served in France; Private

Name: Often called himself Herbert.

Memorial location: JWR

Despard, Charlotte Letitia (1872-1945)

 

 

 

 

Service No.: possibly: WO 399/2197

Biography: Born in Mortlock, Vic.

BDM: D. 1945, Perth.

MCB: Died 1945, Leederville, WA.

Various sources: Ran her own hospital in Newcastle, 1905-ca1908; Matron of the Newcastle Hospital, 1910.

Service: WR: served with the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, 1915-1917; served in Egypt, England, Dardanelles; suffered malaria; Staff Nurse.

Dhu, Alfred James (1878-1917) *

Service No.: 3509

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmhand, Glencoe, Gin Gin; brother Herbert Charles Dhu, Perth.

BDM: Alfred James Dhue, b. 1878, Toodyay; father Charles Dhue, mother Esther Doust.

Service: WR: age 37; born in Toodyay; farmhand; served in Egypt, France; wounded in France; KIA France 2 April 1917; Private.

Name: Sometimes Dhue.

Memorial location: TP

Dhu, Henry (1876-1917) *

Service No.: 2858

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Sandstone; wife Mary c/- PO Mt. Magnet, then Perth.

BDM: m. 1900, Northam, Mary Lyon.

Service: WR: age 40; wife Mary c/- PO Mt. Magnet (Sandstone), then Perth; served France, Belgium; KIA, Belgium, 13 Oct. 1917 (buried Ypres); Private.

Name: Known as Harry (TH: “native of Toodyay”).

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/147128

Memorial location: TP

Doig, Peter William Kenneth (1887-1974)

Service No.: 2806

Biography: Born in S. Aust; Emb: bush contractor, Wagin; father, Alexander Doig, Wagin.

BDM: m. 1923, Northam, Ethel Smith (b. Toodyay).

Ancestry: b. 1886, S. Aust., father Alexander Doig, mother Maria Brans; d. 1974, Guildford, aged 87 years. 

Trove: TH. Feb. 1921: working in Toodyay as an agricultural inspector; TH, Dec. 1921: Lieut. Doig was part of guard of honor for unveiling of TWM.

Service: WR: age 29; born in S. Aust; bush contractor; father, Alexander Doig, Wagin; served in Egypt, Palestine; wounded in action, Palestine; awarded Military Cross, Oct. 1918; Lieut. 

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/149574

Photo link: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H00027/

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P01350.019

Donegan, Herbert James (1876-1916) *

Service No.: 1646

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: telephone linesman, Perth; mother Mrs Charlotte Donegan, Rose Cottage, Toodyay,

Brother: T.J. Donegan; brother of Percy William Donegan.

BDM: b. 1876; father Thomas Donegan, mother Charlotte Herbert; d.

Service: WR: age 38; born in Toodyay; telephone linesman, mother Mrs Charlotte Donegan, Rose Cottage, Toodyay, father dead;  served in France; KIA France, 3 Sept. 1916; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/150108

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Memorial plaque, St. Stephen’s Church, Toodyay.

Donegan, Norman Eric (1899-1971)

Service No.: 7287

Biography: Born in Northam; Emb: bank clerk, Toodyay; father, T.J. Donegan, hotelkeeper, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1899, Northam; father Thomas John Donegan, mother Esther Demasson.

Ancestry: d. 1971, Box Hill, Victoria, age 71.

Father T.J. Donegan was working for Throssells store in Northam in 1899, then moved back to Toodyay to open Donegan’s Store (bought from Throssells).

Service: WR: age 18; born in Northam; bank clerk, Northam; father, Thomas John Donegan, hotelkeeper, Toodyay; served in France; suffered measles, influenza; Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Donegan, Percy William (1889-1949)

Service No.: 804

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: stockman, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. E. [ie C.] Donegan, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1889, Toodyay; father Thomas Donegan, mother Charlotte Herbert; d. 1949, Northam.

Brother of Herbert James Donegan.

Too Cem BD: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; age 60.

Trove: Sunday Times, June 1915: Photo; TH, 1917: Letter from AJ Smith mentioning Clarrie Greedy, Gordon Anderson and Percy Donegan.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Toodyay; stockman; mother, Mrs C. Donegan, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli, France, Belgium; wounded in action Gallipoli, April 1915; returned to Aust., Sept. 1918; Pioneer Sgt.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/150112

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Dowdey, Peter Wallace (1891-1917) *

Service No.: 2192

Biography: Born in S. Aust; Emb., as P. Dowdy: labourer, Fremantle, WA; brother, Charles Dowdy, Fremantle.

Ancestry: b. 1891, as Peter Wallace Dowdey, S. Aust.; father John Anthony Dowdey, mother, Sarah Ann Smith.

CER: Dowdy, Peter, labourer, Bolgart, 1916.

Trove: Sunday Times, 1913: ‘”Toodyay tit-bits. ….“The yard-man at the Victoria Hotel has gone, and his high sense of good humor and sound philosophy is missed, but his successor, Peter Dowdy [sic], is almost as interesting. Of course, he can't wakeup his clients in the mornings in time to catch the trains, but that’s nothing.”; West Australian, 1917: “DOWDEY. - On June 8, killed in action, in France, Private Peter Wallace Dowdy [sic], 44th Battalion, late of Bolgart, dearly loved brother of Mrs. A. Scurry, Subiaco, Mrs. W. Griggs, Guildford; May, South Australia; and Jim, Queensland; aged 25 years.”

Service: age 24; born in S. Aust.; labourer, miner; brother, Charles Dowdey, Fremantle, then Highgate, then c/- Mr. Curran, Fremantle; served in France, Belgium; KIA, 8 June 1917, Belgium; Private.

Name: Sometimes Dowdy; WR: Will: Peter Wallis Dowdey, to sister Florence Scurry, Subiaco, WA.

Memorial location: KPHAP; VPWM, VPHR

Duthie, Stanley Howard (b. 1900)     

 

Service No.: 15107

Biography: Born in Boulder, WA; Emb: farm hand, Toodyay; father, H.A. Duthie, Pioneer Sgt., Black Boy Camp, WA; can’t identify death date.

BDM: b. 1900, Boulder, WA; father, Howard Alexander Duthie, mother, Elizabeth Revell; m. 1933, Perth, Jessie Blenkinsop.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Boulder, WA; farm hand; father, Harry Alexander Duthie, Walkaway, WA, then Pioneer Sgt., Black Boy Camp, WA; served in Egypt, France; Gunner.

Name: Assume R. Duthie is Stanley Howard Duthie.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (on both as R. Duthie, assume typo)

Edmonds, John (1894-1919) * 

Service No.: 2617

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: Motor-driver, Cottesloe; father John lived in Cottesloe; can’t see a link to Toodyay.

Ancestry: b. 1894. John Mathieson William Edmonds.

Service: WR: as John Edmonds; age 20; born in Melbourne, Vic.; father, John Edmonds, Cottesloe; served in Egypt, France; died of disease (influenza), 12 Feb. 1919, France; Private, Gunner, then Driver.

Trove: Died from influenza 12 Feb. 1919; well known in Midland Junction.

Name: Sometimes WR has Edmunds; Trove: Known as Jack.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/158398

Memorial location: TWM; THB (Edmunds); TP

Toodyay Mem. Plaque: Driver John Edmonds, died of disease, France, 20 July 1919 [sic].

Edmonds, Thomas William (1879-1917) *

Service No.: 5849

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Bolgart; brother Benjamin Edmonds, Bolgart; son of John Edmonds (1866-1893, Toodyay).

BDM: b. 1879, father John Edmonds, mother Sarah Waldock.

Service: WR: age 37; parents dead, brother Benjamin Edmonds, Bolgart; served and wounded in action in France; died of wounds in London, England, 29 April 1917; buried in England; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/158469

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P06176.001/

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 144.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TP; VPWM; VPHR

Edmonds, William Richard (1891-1918) *

Service No.: 5850

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Bolgart; father William Edmonds, Cowardine and Wattening, mother Mrs. Mary Edmonds, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay, father William Edmonds, mother Mary Pritchard.

Service: WR: age 24; farmer, Bolgart; mother Mary Edmonds, Toodyay; served and wounded in action in France; died of meningitis from wounds in Whipps Cross Hospital, East London, England, 17 June 1918; buried in England; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 249.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (as Edmunds); TP; VPHR

Edwards, Arthur James (1894-1968)

Service No.: 924

Biography: Born in Onslow; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs Fanny Dora Edwards, Toodyay.

BDM:  b. not listed; d. 1968, Perth [Myaree], aged 74.

CER: Churchill Farm, Toodyay, 1911-1914.

Trove: TH, 1919: returned to Toodyay; Later farmed with parents and wife Hilda at Yuna, WA.

Service: WR: age 22; born in Onslow, WA; labourer; mother Mrs Fanny Dora Edwards, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Jordan ; often sick; court-martial (not guilty); returned to Aust. for disciplinary reasons, under detention, Aug. 1919; Trooper.

Name: Known as Jim.

Ellery, Bert (1895-1965)

Service No.: 5088

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb (under Bertie Ellery); butcher, Toodyay; father C.G. Ellery, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1895 (twin), Bert; Newcastle; father Charles George Ellery, mother Louisa Boyer; m. (as Bert) 1921, [Toodyay] reg. Northam, Ruby Donegan; d. 1965, Perth, aged 70.

Trove: TH, 1915: Tried to enlist in 1915, but he and his brother Ernie rejected due to teeth troubles; TH, 1916:  Letter from France.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery, listed under Albert (Bert) Ellery [check]; age 70.

Service: WR: under Bertie Ellery; aged 20; born in Toodyay; butcher; father Charles G. Ellery, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, France; Cpl.

Name: Also known as Bertie and Albert. [Not sure about the Albert]

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Ellery, Ernest Edward (1895-1969)

Service No.: 2262

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: grocer’s assistant, Toodyay; father C.G. Ellery, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1895 (twin), Newcastle, father Charles George Ellery, mother Louisa Boyer.

Ancestry: d. 1969, Heidelberg, Victoria; photo in uniform.

Trove: TH, 1915: Tried to enlist in 1915, but he and his brother Bert rejected due to teeth troubles; TH, 1916:  Letter from Egypt; TH, 1917: Letter from Egypt.

Trove; TH, 1927: Ern (Corp., Toodyay Troop, 10th Light Horse) was selected to be part of the military guard for the royal visitors to the opening of Canberra.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Toodyay; grocer’s assistant; father Charles George Ellery, Toodyay; served in Egypt; Lance Corp.

Name: Known as Ern, Ernie and Twinny.

Listed in Toodyay, the good old days (W. Chitty), p. 166 (1927 photo in Light Horse uniform).

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/159329

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Ellery, William Andrew (1886-1950)

Service No.: 56313

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not serve overseas;

BDM: b. 1886, Newcastle, father Charles George Ellery, mother Louisa Boyer; d. 1950, Perth.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; age 63.

Service: WR: age 31; born in Toodyay; farmer and machinery fitter; wife Melinda Mayzel Ellery, Toodyay; suffered influenza; did not serve overseas; discharged at end of hostilities, Dec. 1918; A/Sgt.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Elphick, Arthur Vincent (1882-1964)

Service No.: 62798

Biography: Born in S. Aust., son of Dr. Edward Elphick, Medical Officer at Toodyay, 1902-1904; Emb: farmer, Leederville; wife, Mrs. Elphick, Leederville, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1882, S. Aust.; m. 1912, Wellington [Rathmines], WA; Jessie Johnson; d. 1964, Perth, aged 81.

Trove: TH, Mar. 1919: “Personal.—During last week-end Messrs. A. and D. Elphick paid a visit to. Toodyay. - Both young men are returned soldiers, and are sons of the late Dr. Elphick, who was Medical officer of Toodyay about 15 years ago.”; TH. July 1920: attended 1st annual banquet of Toodyay RSL; TH, Nov. 1924: Sold Nunyle farm to Brennan Bros.; bought farm in Konnongorring.

CER: farmer, Rock Farm, Toodyay; Fiennes St, Toodyay, 1921-1925.

Service: WR: age 35; born in S. Aust.; farmer; wife, Mrs. Jessie Elphick, Leederville, WA; embarked but troopship recalled, due to end of war; suffered influenza; Private.

Elphick, Clarence Theodore (1885-1918) *

Service No.: 19325

Biography: Born in S. Aust., son of Dr. Edward Elphick, Medical Officer at Toodyay, 1902-1904; Emb: farmer, Bunbury; wife: Mrs. Margaret Ellen Elphick, Bunbury.

Ancestry: b. 1885, S. Aust.; m. 1912, Bunbury, Margaret Ellen Johnson; d. 1918, Abbassia (enteric fever).

Brother of Arthur and Donovan Elphick.

CER: His wife Margaret Ellen Johnson (“spinster”) lived in Toodyay, 1923-1930.

Trove: NH, 1905: C.T. Elphick was Sec. of the Newcastle  Rifle Club; TH, 1931: Mrs Elphick moved to Perth.

Service: WR: age 30; born in S. Aust.; farmer, Barton, WA; wife, Margaret Elphick, Bunbury, later Stirling Terrace, Toodyay; served in Egypt; died from enteric fever, Egypt, 10 Nov. 1918; Temp. Cprl.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 54-55.

Elphick, Donovan Russell (1890-1935)

Service No.: 1937

Biography: Born in S. Aust., son of Dr. Edward Elphick, Medical Officer at Toodyay, 1902-1904; Emb: settler, contractor, Wagin; [brother], Walter Eustace Elphick, S. Aust.

Ancestry: b. 1880, S. Aust.; m. 1915, Cannington, WA; Mabel Johnson; d. 1945, Perth [Stoneville], aged 45.

NB Three Elphick brothers married three Johnson sisters.

Trove: Western Mail, Feb. 1916; photo in uniform (returned to Aust.); TH, Mar. 1919: “Personal.—During last week-end Messrs. A. and D. Elphick paid a visit to. Toodyay. - Both young men are returned soldiers, and are sons of the late Dr. Elphick, who was Medical officer of Toodyay about 15 years ago.” [1902-1904]’; TH, Sept. 1920: Hon. Sec. of the Nunyle Tennis Club; TH, Oct. 1920: performed at Toodyay RSL entertainment; TH, 1921: part of the Parade at the unveiling the Toodyay War Memorial.

CER: Nunyle, Toodyay, 1921-1923.

Service: WR: age 24; born in S. Aust; settler, contractor; [brother] Eustace Walter Elphick, S. Aust; served in Gallipoli (emb. 16 June 1915); suffered deafness; returned to Aust., Sept, 1915 (deafness), as guard escort for VD patients;  newspaper article in file reports that he had been reported KIA (Gallipoli), but had actually been rendered unconscious for 3 weeks; Private.

Name: Known as Don.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/160574

Everett, James Seabrook (1884-1968)

Service No.: 229

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: clerk, Maylands; wife Agnes Everett, Maylands, WA.

BDM: b. 1884, Toodyay; father George Everett, mother Martha Doust; m. 1913, Perth, Agnes Robertson; d. 1968, Perth, aged 84.

Service: WR: age 31; born in Toodyay; clerk; wife Mrs Agnes Everett, Maylands; served in France; wounded in action, France; returned to Aust., Dec. 1918 (due to wound);  Lieut.

Ewart, David Benjamin (1880-1971)

Service No.: 2400

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: draper’s assistant, North Fremantle; father William Ewart, North Fremantle.

A W. Ewart worked at Deepdale in 1875.

BDM: b. 1880, listed under Dana Benjamin Ewart, Toodyay; father William, mother Eleanor Strahan; d. 1971, as David Benjamin Ewart, Perth, aged 90.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Toodyay; draper’s assistant, North Fremantle; father William Ewart, North Fremantle; served in France; wounded in action 1917; returned to Aust., Aug. 1917 (due to wound);  Private.

Ewels, Henry Robert (1899-1917) *

Service No.: 2438

Biography: Born in East Fremantle; Emb: shop assistant, Northampton; mother Mrs Clara James, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1899, Robert Henry Ewels; Fremantle; father Robert Henry Ewels, mother Clara Lambert Counsel.

Trove: TH, 1917: A letter to his mother, Mrs. James.

Service: WR: under Henry Robert Ewels; age 18; born in East Fremantle; shop assistant; served in France, Belgium; KIA, Belgium, 11 June 1917; Private.

Name: Also known as Robert Henry Ewels, and Harry.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.250.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TP

Too Cem DB: Plaque, St. Stephen’s Church, Toodyay.

Ferguson, Edward Charles (1895-1919) *

Service No.: 4441

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Coondle; father C.J. Ferguson, Coondle.

BDM: b. 1895, Toodyay; father Charles John Ferguson, mother Christina Moreley [sic].

Service: WR: age 19, then 20; farmer, Coondle; Consent from parents was withdrawn at first (17 June 1915) then he re-enlisted on 10 Dec. 1915; father Charles John Ferguson, Coondle; married in Lancashire, UK, 1916, Marjorie Taylor; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action France; died influenza in casualty station, France, 16 Feb. 1919. Lance Corp.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 252.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/164969

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Ferguson, Edward James (1891-1918) *

Service No.: 2670

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb; farmer, Coondle;

mother Mrs. Rachael [sic] Ferguson, Coondle;

father Alex. Ferguson (1859-1906).

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay; father Alexander Ferguson, mother Rachel Syred.

Trove: TH, 1919: Letter to his mother from Capt. Foxworthy, re his death.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Toodyay; farmer; mother Mrs Rachel Ferguson, Coondle; served and wounded in action, France; KIA France, 25 Aug. 1918; Lance Corp.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/164971

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP.

Too Cem DB: Memorial inscription, St. Philip’s Church, Culham.

Ferguson, Henry James (1875-1966)

Service No.: 3762

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmhand, Toodyay; father Alexander James Ferguson, Rose Valley, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1875, Toodyay; father Alexander J. Ferguson, mother Sarah Waters; d. 1966, Fremantle, aged 90.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; age 90.

Service: WR: age 41; born in Toodyay; farm hand; father Alexander James Ferguson, Rose Valley, Toodyay; served in Egypt; caught malaria; sent back to Aust., Feb. 1919; Trooper.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/165069

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Ferguson, Raymond Innes (1897-1979)

Service No.: 3029

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: mill hand, Northam; mother Mrs Marion Ferguson, Northam

BDM: b. 1897, Toodyay; father Alfred Ernest Ferguson, mother Marion Minson; d. 1979, Northam, aged 71.

Father Alfred Ernest Ferguson was a son of A.J. Ferguson; Ray’s parents married in Newcastle; Ray’s father was a farmer in Toodyay district in 1906, family moved to Guildford in 1912, then later to Northam.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; mill hand; mother Marion Alice Ferguson, Northam; served in France; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 321.

Field, Charles Albert (1890-1971)

Service No.: 869

Biography: Born in London; Emb: shoeing smith, Perth; wife Mrs Carrie Field, c/- T. Stamp, Toodyay.

CER: labourer in Toodyay, 1914-1916.

BDM: m. 1915, Perth, Carrie Stamp.

Ancestry: Carrie Stamp (sister of Reg and Frank) married Charles Albert Field in Perth in 1915. Charles b. 1890, England; d. 1971, Northam, aged 80.

Service: WR: age 25; born in England; wife Carrie Field, North Perth, then went to Toodyay to stay with [mother] Mrs. Stamp; served at Gallipoli, from 4 June 1915; returned to Aust. (home service), June 1916 (ear inflammation); discharged Dec. 1916; Trooper.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/165815

Memorial location: TWM; THB.

Flindell, George Shenstone (1872-1943)

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not serve overseas.  

BDM: b. 1872, Newcastle; father James G. Flindell, mother Marion Minson; d. 1943, Wellington district.

Service: WR: age 40; born in Toodyay; barman; wife, Clara Sophy Flindell, Bunbury;  discharged 1915 after one month as medically unfit (heart and lung disease); Private.

Foley, Joseph Reginald (Rex) (1894-1969)

Service No.: 1538

Biography: Born in England; Emb: teamster; father, Joseph Foley, England.

BDM: m. 1922, Perth, Vera Caddy; d. 1969, Sussex, aged 75.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended a Toodyay WH (Rex Foley); lived in Northam 1920s.

Service: WR: age 21; born in England; teamster; father, Joseph Foley, England; served in Gallipoli (from June 1915), Egypt, France; wounded in action Gallipoli, France (gassed); Gunner, Driver.

Name: Known as Rex.

Foreman, Charles Avon (1897-1918) *

Service No.: 2563

Biography: Born in Northam; Emb: bank clerk; Northam; father William Henry Foreman, Northam. BDM: b. 1897, Northam.

Service: WR: age 19; bank clerk; working in the National Bank of Australasia, Toodyay, when he enlisted in 1916; father William Henry Foreman, Northam; served in France; KIA France, 14 April 1918; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 57-58 (photo).

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/173591

Photo link: Foreman’s grave, Bonnay Cemetery, France: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/J00025/

Name: Known as Avon.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TWM; THB; TP

Franklin, Cyril Warram (1889-1954)

Service No.: 4329

Biography: Born in England; Emb: farmer, Kununoppin, WA; father, H. Franklin, England.

Ancestry: b. 1889, England; m. 1918, England, Daisy Taylor; d. 1954, Fremantle [Spearwood], aged 65; father Harry Franklin, mother Elizabeth.

CER: Living with wife, at Laurieston, Culham, 1923-1930.

Trove: WM, 1923: Living at Culham; TH, 1924: Farming business with Taylor (retiring) at Culham dissolved; TH, 1929: manager, Mill Farm, for Groves; TH, 1930; sold Culham farm to Mr. Sale.

Service: WR: age 27; born in England; farmer, Kununoppin, WA; father, H. Franklin, England, then wife, Mrs. D.A. Franklin, England; served in France; m. 1918, Surrey, England, Daisy Taylor; demobilised, 1919, in England; Private.

Franklin, Henry (1889-1971)

Service No.: 1389

Biography: Born in Mt. Barker, S. Aust.: Emb: assistant stationmaster, Mt. Lawley, WA; father, Mr. Henry Franklin, Wyola, Eastern Goldfields Railway, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1889, Mt. Barker, S. Aust.; m. 1917, Albany, WA, Agnes Knight; d. 1971, Canning, WA, aged 83.

CER: Henry Franklin, farmer, Calingiri, 1925.

Trove: TH, 1924-1925: active in the Calingiri RSL.

Service: WR: age 26; born in S. Aust.; assistant railway stationmaster; father, Mr. Henry Franklin, Wyola, Eastern Goldfields Railway, WA; served in Egypt; wounded in action Egypt; returned to Aust. (shoulder injury), 8 Mar. 1915; Trooper.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 89.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/172091

Memorial location: VPHR

Friel, Charles Albert (1883-1971)

Service No.: 6761

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: civil servant, Subiaco; mother and wife lived in Subiaco; accountant; son of Newcastle Rector Thomas Friel (1882-1895).

BDM: b. 1883, Newcastle, father Thomas Henry Friel, mother Georgina Hicks; m. 1912, Perth, Hilda Moore; d. 1971, Perth, aged 88.

Service: WR: age 32; born in Toodyay; civil servant (accountant); wife Hilda Pearl Friel, Subiaco; served in London, England; brought to the notice of the Sec. of State for War in 1919 for his valuable service; E.R. WO 1st Class (A.A. Pay Corps)

Gardner, Charles Ernest (1883-1916) *

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in England; Died at Blackboy Hill Camp, Greenmount, WA, before embarkation.

BDM: d. 1916, Swan.

Trove: TH, 1912: was Sec. of Victoria Plains Railway League, and Sec. and Treasurer of the Farmers’ and Settlers’ Association; Daily News, 1916: Obituary: father was Rev. George Edward Gardner; Charles came to WA in 1904, and had been farming at Bolgart.

Service: WR: age 33; born in England; farmer, Bolgart, WA; father, George Gardner, England; died 21 Oct. 1916 of pneumonia in the Blackboy Hill Camp Hospital, Greenmount, WA; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Gardner, James David Lawson (1866-1931)

Service No.: 1822

Biography: Born in Perth, WA; Emb: farmer, Perth, WA; wife, Mrs. Ellen Gardner, New Norcia, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1866, Perth; father, John Gardner, mother Isabella Lawson.

BDM: m. 1907, Victoria Plains, Ellen Murphy.

MCB: d. 1931, East Perth, aged 67.

CER: James David Lawson Gardner, Harmon Estate, Yulgaring via Toodyay, 1909-1916.

Service: WR: age 44; born in Perth, WA; farmer, Wyening; wife, Ellen Gardner, Wyening, via Bolgart, then New Norcia, WA; served in England; returned to Aust. (senility), May 1917; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Garnett, Frank (1879-1939)

 

 

 

 

Service No.: 5841

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmhand, Toodyay; mother Mrs Ellen Garnett, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1879, Toodyay; father Edward Garnett, mother Ellen Waters; d. 1939, Northam.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; age 57.

Service: WR: age 34; born in Toodyay; farm hand; mother Mrs Ellen Garnett, Toodyay (father dead); served in France, Belgium; wounded in action (twice), France;  returned to Aust. (re leg wound), Dec. 1918; Private.

Gidney, Horatio (1893-1965)

Service No.: 693

Biography: Born in England; Emb: bank clerk; wife Mrs. H. Gidney, Toodyay.

CER: wife Elsie (nee Sinclair), Harper Rd, Toodyay, 1916.

Trove; TH, 1914: Horatio Gidney married Elsie Sinclair in Toodyay; Horatio worked for the WA Bank in Toodyay but had already enlisted; TH, June 1915: Photo of Private Ray Gidney, whose wife resides in Toodyay; TH, 1916: he had returned to Toodyay in May 1916.

BDM: m. Elsie Sinclair, [Toodyay], reg. Northam, 1914.

Ancestry: b. 1893, England; d. 1965, Perth, aged 72.

Service: WR: age 23; born in England; bank clerk; mother Mrs M.A. Gidney, England; served at Gallipoli (sailed 12 April 1915); wounded in action, Gallipoli, 2 May and 5-6 Sept. 1915; arm amputated Oct. 1915; fit for clerical duties in Aust; returned to Aust. at own expense April 1916; Private.

Name: Known as Ray.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/203794

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Gilmour, William (b. 1889)

Service No.: 2908

Biography: Born in England; Emb: clearing contractor, Bolgart, via Toodyay; sister, Mrs Anne Hughes, Isle of Man.

CER: Farmhand, Cataby, Toodyay, 1911.

Ancestry: William and Catherine Gilmour lived in Fremantle 1930s-1950s.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Liverpool, England; clearing contractor; sister, Mrs Anne Hughes, Isle of Man; served in France; wounded in action, France; married Catherine Clucas, Isle of Man, 1919; E.R. 2/Corp.

Memorial location: VPHR

Greedy, Clarence Harold (1894-1976)

Service No.: 4123

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: station-hand, Toodyay; father William John Greedy, Toodyay.

Ancestry: b. 1894, NSW.

MCB: m. 1920, Perth, Eva Dhue [Dhu]; d. 1976, Maylands, WA, aged 82.

Trove: TH, 1917: Letter from AJ Smith mentioning Clarrie Greedy, Gordon Anderson and Percy Donegan; TH, 1918: parents lived at Mount View, Toodyay; TH, 1919: Private Clarrie Greedy had arrived home.

Service: WR: age 21; born in NSW; father William John Greedy, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France; wounded (twice) in France; also sick several times (severe trench feet); Private.

Name: Known as Clarrie.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.250.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/190853

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Greedy, William Ernest (1888-1915) *

Service No.: 276

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: station-hand, Toodyay; father William John Greedy, Toodyay.

Ancestry: b. 1888, NSW.

Service: WR: age 25; born in NSW; station hand;father William John Greedy, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Gallipoli (from 16 May 1915); KIA Gallipoli, 17 Aug. 1915; Trooper.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.250.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/190857

Memorial location: KPAHP; TWM; THB; TP

Green, Robert Courtney (1886-1916) *

Service No.: 1274

Biography: Born in England; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. J. Green, England.

CER, 1911-1914: lived at ‘Wundaleigh’, Toodyay’.

Service: WR: age 29; born in England; farmer; mother Mrs Jane Green, England; served in France; reported missing 1916, then POW (dead), Germany (discs returned 1917); reported as KIA, 20 July 1916; body later found at Fromelles, France; had farmed with partner James Humann at Wyening; Cpl.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/30572

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P10624.001

Memorial location: TP; VPHR

Griffin, James Francis (1897-1974)

Service No.: 927

Biography: Born in Geraldton; Emb: locomotive fireman, Toodyay; father, James F. Griffin, Cunderdin.

BDM: b. 1897, Geraldton; father James Francis Griffin, mother Florence Little.

CER: Father James Francis Griffin, hair-dresser, Toodyay, 1914-1916.

Ancestry: d. 1974, Perth, aged 77.

Service: WR: age 19; born in Geraldton; locomotive fireman, c/- Newcastle Hotel, Toodyay; father James Francis Griffin, Cunderdin; served in France (railways); married Violet Little, 1919, England; 2nd Corp.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 293.

Hamersley, Preston Maitland (1898-1975)

Service No.: 3657

Biography: Born in York; Emb: farmer, Haseley via Toodyay; father V. Hamersley, Haseley via Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1898, York; father Vernon Hamersley, mother Clara Hicks.

Ancestry: d. 1975, Toodyay.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Culham Cemetery; aged 77.

Service: WR: age 19; born in York; farmer, Toodyay; father Vernon Hamersley, Hasely, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Palestine; caught malaria whilst abroad; Private, Trooper.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hampshire, William John (1877-1932)

Service No.: 293

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: railway clerk, living at Toodyay Hospital; wife Mrs M.J. Hampshire, Toodyay Hospital, WA.

Trove: TH, 1916: Wife Mrs. M.J. Hampshire was Matron; she moved to Old Men’s Home, Claremont, then to Leonora, in mid 1916;

Trove: photo, 1930, farming in Westonia.

BDM: d. 1932, (Trove: Merredin Hospital, lived at Walgoolan); reg. Northam.

CER: Orderly, Newcastle, 1905.

Service: WR: age 37, b. 1877; born in Victoria; railway clerk; wife Mrs M.J. Hampshire, Toodyay Hospital; served in Egypt , Gallipoli; wounded at Gallipoli (shellshock), returned to Australia (shellshock), discharged 27 July 1916;  1916; mentioned in despatches; Sgt.

Trove: Sunday Times, 1932: landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

Name: Known as Billy.

Hardinge, Henry Melville (1898-1990)

Service No.: 1979

Biography: Born in Claremont, WA; Emb: electrician, East Cannington, WA; mother, Mrs Emma Hardinge, East Cannington.

BDM: b. 1898, Claremont, WA; father, Thomas Hardinge, mother, Emma Meek; m. 1927, Perth, Ruby Hounslow.

MCB: d. 1990, Mt. Lawley, WA, aged 92 years.

CER: He and his parents (farming) lived at Eileendale (formerly owned by Murphy), Toodyay, 1922-1927.

Trove: TH, 1923: on Toodyay RSL Committee; TH, 1929: Father’s obituary, father later lived in ‘Cascades’ house, Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Claremont, WA;

electrical fitter; father, Thomas Henry Hardinge, East Cannington, then South Perth; served in Egypt, France; suffered influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia; Driver.

Name: known as Melville.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/202459

Harrison, Vivian George Meredith (1894-1938)

Service No.: 1025

Biography: Born in South Australia; Emb: engine-cleaner; mother, Mrs. B.M. Harrison, S. Aust.

CER: railway employee, Toodyay, 1914-1925.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH (V. Harrison).

BDM: d. 1938, Perth.

Service: WR: age 21; engine cleaner; father James Harrison, Kapunda, S. Aust; enlisted in Northam, then again in S. Aust (changed service number); served at Gallipoli (4 months), Egypt, France; minor court martial (language), France, 1918; Lance Corp, then Motor Cyclist Corporal, then reduced to ranks, 1918, Sapper.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 295.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hasell, George Luke (1892-1917) *

Service No.: 3133

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: Barman, Katanning; mother, Mrs. Margaret Hasell, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1892, Newcastle; son of James Hasell (d. 1898), Margaret MacPherson.

Cousin of Percy Hasell.

Service: WR: age 23; born at [ie lived at] Broomehill near Katanning; mother Mrs. Margaret Hasell, Toodyay;  served in Egypt, France, Belgium; died from wounds received in action, 20 Sept. 1917; Belgium; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/195520

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 161.

Memorial location: KPHAP

Hasell, Percy William Henry (1887-1917) *

Service No.: 5871

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: baker, Toodyay; wife, Mrs Mary Hasell.

BDM: b. X; m. as Hasell, Percy W.H., 1916, Mary Murray, Leederville, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1887; son of Henry Hasell and Ann Wood.

Cousin of George Luke Hasell.

Trove: TH, 1918: Abraham James Smith’s letter to Percy’s mother about Percy’s death.

Service: WR: age 28; Hasell, Percy William Henry; born in Toodyay; baker; wife Mary Hasell, Toodyay, then Cottesloe, WA; served in France, Belgium; wounded, France; KIA, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 20 Sept. 1917; pension sheet indicates Percy and Mary had a son John (pre-nuptial), and a daughter Eileen, in 1917; Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Haywood, John Henry (1899-1970)

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not serve overseas.

BDM: b. 1900, Toodyay; father William Haywood, mother Mary Williams; d. 1970, Perth, aged 70.

Service: WR (WW1) in his WW2 WR file, under John Henley Haywood; age 18; born in Toodyay; farmer, Jurokine, via Goomalling; father William Haywood, Jurokine; enlisted in July 1918; did not serve overseas; attestation: born Toodyay 19 Dec. 1899; Private.

Name: Sometimes recorded as John Henley Haywood.

Memorial location: JWR

Heffernan, Michael (1889-1968)

 

 

Service No.: 4619

Biography: Born in Queensland; Emb: jockey, Fremantle; wife, Mrs. E.E. Heffernan, Beaconsfield.

BDM: d. 1968, Swan, age 78.

CER: stockman, farmer, Wicklow, Toodyay; West Norman, Toodyay, 1921-1923.

Ancestry: Had moved to Island Farm, Northam by 1925.

Trove: Northam Courier, Jan. 1919: was training horses in Toodyay; TH, Feb. 1919; attended WH (ex-Private M. Heffernan, rep. Toodyay Branch RSSILA); TH, June 1919: was Vice-President of Toodyay Returned Soldiers Association; TH, Dec. 1919: His infant daughter died in Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Queensland; jockey, wife Eva Emily Heffernan, Fremantle; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action, 1916, France; sent back to Aust., Feb. 1917 (leg, ankle injury); medical discharge (leg, ankle injury), Oct. 1917; Private. 

Name: Known as Mick.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/208126

Hiddlestone, Daniel Walton Howard (1897-1971)

Service No.: 3052

Biography: Born in East Perth; engine-driver, Toodyay; father Albert Hiddlestone, Toodyay.

CER: parents Albert (stationmaster) and Esther Hiddlestone, Station House, Toodyay, 1914.

BDM: b. 1897, Perth: father Albert Walton Hiddlestone, mother Esther Howard; d. 1971, Perth, aged 73.

Trove: TH, 1915: Tried to enlist in 1915, but rejected as he was minus an index finger; TH, 1919: Attended WH (Sig. Howard Hiddlestone).

Service: WR: age 18; born in East Perth; engine driver, Station House, Toodyay; father Albert Hiddlestone, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Palestine; Trooper (Signaller).

Trove: TH, 1917: “Signaller Hiddlestone, who sailed

with the 23rd reinforcements 10th Light Horse under Lieut. H. Throssell, V,C., has passed the machine-gun school in Egypt with the creditable pass of 99 3 marks. He is only 19 years of age, and son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hiddlestone, formerly residents of Toodyay.”; DN, 1918:  “Mrs. (Lieut.) Hiddlestone, 3aG Barker road, Subiaco, has received word that her son, Spr. Howard Hiddlestone, signaller and despatch rider, is ill in hospital. He was one of the first boys allowed to enter Jerusalem on duty.”

Name: Known as Howard.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 127.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/211143

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hill, Herbert Horace (later Herbert Charles) (1896-1977)

 

 

Service No.: 5612

Biography: Born in England; Emb: farmer, Perth; mother, Mrs. Louisa Hill, Perth.

BDM: M. 1924, reg. Northam, Monica O’Dea.

Ancestry: B. 1896, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK; d. 1977, Calingiri, WA.

Trove: TH, 1926: H.H. Hill was in Calingiri, and showing horses in the Calingiri Show; later was President of the Calingiri RSL; TH, 1928, B. Hill played football in Toodyay.

CER: 1925, Herbert Charles Hill, farmer, Calingiri.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; age 81.

Service: WR: age 20; born in England; farmer; mother, Mrs. Louisa Hill, Perth; served in France, Belgium; suffered trench fever; wounded in action, Belgium; returned to Aust., April 1918 (wounded arm and leg); Private.

Name: Photo comparison indicates that Herbert Horace and Herbert Charles are most likely the same person; known as Bert, Herbie.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 12.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/65438

Memorial location: VPHR (as Hill, H.C.)

Hitchcock, Joseph Thomas (1891-1918) *

Service No.: 986

Biography: Born in England; Emb: farm hand, c/- Mrs. H. H. Hills, East Fremantle; father, Frederick Hitchcock, England.

Ancestry: b. 1891, Kent, England; father, Frederick Hitchcock, mother, Ann Towers; m. 1918, Bertha Agnes Lenton, London, England.

CER: Farm hand, Bolgart, 1916.

Service: WR: age 24; born in England; farm hand; father, Frederick Hitchcock, England, then mother, England, then wife, Mrs. B. Hitchcock, England; served in France; married Bertha Lenton in England; wounded in action, France, 1917; KIA, France, 8 Aug. 1918; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR (as Hitchcock, T.)

Hoban, Kintore Albany (1899-1916) *

Service No.: 963

Biography: Born in Albany, WA; Emb: porter, Broome Hill WA; mother, Mrs Freda Bettridge, Broome Hill.

BDM: b. 1899, Albany; father Patrick Hoban, mother Fleda [sic] Mary Sinclair.

BDM: father died in 1891; mother born in Toodyay (Blinkbonny).

Service: WR: age 24; born Toodyay [sic]; mother Freda Bettridge, Broome Hill; served in Egypt, France; died of wounds received in action, France, 24 Nov. 1916; Private.

Name: Known as Ken or Kenneth.

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H06420/

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/206221

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 231.

Memorial location: TP

Holmberg, Edward (1884-1957)

Service No.: 7006

Biography: Born in Finland; Emb: farmer, Bolgart; mother, Mrs. K. Holmberg, Finland.

BDM: m. 1920, Perth, Lenore Fallon; d. 1957, South Perth, aged 70.

CER: Edward Holmberg, Washpool, Bolgart, farmer, 1916-1917.

Service: WR: age 32; born in Finland; farmer; mother, Mrs. K. Holmberg, Finland;  served in France; suffered influenza; wounded in action, France; wounded 2nd time (self-inflicted, negligence); court-martial; wounded in action 3rd time; returned to Aust., Dec. 1918; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR (as Homberg, E.)

Hussey, Bertram Fowler, Dr. (1873-1929)

Service No.: Not assigned (Captain)

Biography: Born in Perth; Emb: physician and surgeon, Toodyay; wife lived in Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1873, Perth; father Francis Hussey, mother Eliza King; d. 1929, Northam.

Toodyay Cem DB: Buried in Nardie Cemetery; aged 55.

Service: WR: age 43; physician and surgeon; wife May Hussey, Toodyay; Captain in British forces; embarked with another doctor William Myles from Moora; served in AAM hospitals in England; returned Jan. 1918; Capt.

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/A03389/

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hustler, George Charles (1887-1928)

Service No.: 5718

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: clerk and typist, West Perth; mother Mrs. M.A.M. Hustler, West Perth.

BDM: b. Newcastle [Toodyay], 1887; father, James Hustler, mother, Mary Ann Matilda Wall; d. 1928, Perth.

Trove: Daily News, 1920; He was Secretary of the East Perth Sub branch of the RSL; West Australian, 1928: d. in Edward Millen Sanatorium [for ex-service personnel with TB], Vic. Park, aged 40.

Service: WR:aged 28; born in Newcastle, WA; clerk and typist; mother; Mary Ann Matilda Hustler, West Perth (father, a policeman, dead); served in France; wounded in action, 1918, France; Private.

Hutchings, Benjamin George (1885-1968)

Service No.: 5733

Biography: Born in Parish of Toodyay; Emb: lineman, North Perth; wife Christina May Hutchings, Perth.

Hutchings men are all brothers.

BDM: b. 1885, Toodyay; father Alfred Hutchings, mother Ellen Wells; d. 1968, Fremantle, aged 82.

Service: WR:age 29; linesman, Postal Dept.; wife Christina May Hutchings, Perth, then North Perth; served in France; wounded in action, France, 1917; POW 1917-1918, Germany, eventually sent to Switzerland and ret. to England, Dec. 1918; Private.

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03236.208

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03236.151

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hutchings, David James (1892-1969)

Service No.: 21924

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; father Alfred Hutchings, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay, as David James Hutchings; father Alfred Hutchings, mother Ellen Wells; d. 1969, Perth, aged 77.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH, as Jim Hutchings.

Service: WR (1916: No. 21924): as David James Hutchings; age 24; born in Toodyay; labourer, father Alfred Hutchings, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, 1917, France; married Henrietta Johnson, England, 1919; Driver, Gunner.

WR (1915: No. 979): as David James Hutchings and James David Hutchings, on same cover page; pages were included with cover crossed through; aged 23; born in Toodyay; timber cutter; father Alfred Hutchings, Toodyay; only 4 pages in WR; doesn’t say where he went or that he was rejected.

Name: Known as Jim; has also been listed as James David Hutchings;

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hutchings, Reuben Fred (1890-1963)

Service No.: 25403

Biography: Born in West Toodyay; Emb: as Reuben Fred Hutchings; telegraph linesman, North Perth; father Alfred Hutchings, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1890, Toodyay; Reuben Fred Hutchings; father Alfred Hutchings, mother Ellen Wells; d. 1963, Canning, aged 73.

Service: WR: as Reuben Fred Hutchings; age 25; born in West Toodyay; telegraph linesman; father Alfred Hutchings, Toodyay; served in France; had influenza; sent back to Aust., Oct. 1918 (‘Effort Syndrome’ [ie ‘Irritable heart’ or Da Costa's syndrome which is generally considered a physical manifestation of an anxiety disorder]); Gunner.

Name: Ancestry gives his second name as Frederick; Trove also lists him as Reuben Frederick in exam results.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hyde, Albert Edward (1896-1974)

Service No.: 5880

Biography: Born in Perth; Emb: railway employee, West Northam; father, Arthur William Hyde, West Northam.

BDM: b. 1896, Perth; father, Albert Edward [ie Arthur William], mother Ada Mary Pinker; m. 1920, Northam, Ruby E. Williams (b. Toodyay).

Trove: A‘B. Hyde’ was in Northam in Mar. 1912; and in Toodyay in Nov. 1915; Daily News, 1920: Rev. Mason, of Toodyay, married Bert and Ruby in Northam.

Ancestry: d. 1974, Perth, aged 77.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Perth; railway employee (engine cleaner); father, Arthur William Hyde, West Northam; served in France; wounded in action (twice), France; returned to Aust., Jan. 1919  (influenza); A/Corp, then Private.

Name: Known as Bert.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 296.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (on both as B. Hyde)

Jacobs, Ivern Anthony, Rev. (1884-1961)

Service No.: Unknown

Biography: Born in S. Aust.; Did not serve overseas.

Ancestry: b. 1884, S. Aust; father Ivern Anthony Jacobs, mother Isabella Cameron Paul; d. 1961, Armadale, Victoria, aged 77 years.

CER: As Ivan Anthony Jacobs: Methodist minister, Toodyay, 1916.

Trove: TH, 1915: was Methodist minister in Toodyay; Daily News, July 1915: whilst at Toodyay, enlisted as a Private, hoping to get into the Field Army Medical Corps; Sunday Times, Dec. 1915: appointed a Military Chaplain, Blackboy Hill Camp (was very popular); Camp Chronicle, Feb. 1916: 1918: Listed as Captain Chaplain in camp directory of Blackboy Hill Camp; Daily News, Aug. 1916: had to leave (reluctantly) the Camp to fill a vacant church position as pastor at Narrogin, WA; Observer (S. Aust.), 1917:  Photo of Rev. Jacobs, with his three soldier brothers; Camp Chronicle, Aug. 1918: Listed as chaplain in camp directory of Blackboy Hill Camp.

BDM: m. 1917, Northam, Bertha E.A. [Elsa Bertha Adolphine] Camerer [Wattening].

Service: No WR found; age 32; enlisted (from Toodyay) as Captain Chaplain, Blackboy Hill Camp, 1916; seemed to still be working there from Jan. 1916 to Aug. 1918.

Jacques, George Edward (1898-1980)

Service No.: 52156

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Bullsbrook; father, E. Jacques, Bullsbrook.

BDM: b. 1898, Toodyay, as George Edward Jacques; father not listed; mother Annie Macknoe (married Edward Jakes, 1899, at Culham).

MCB: d. 1980, Perth, aged 81.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; father Edward Jacques, Toodyay, then Bullsbrook; enlisted in 1916 but mother did not want him to go overseas until he was 19; went overseas in 1918, served in France; Trooper.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (under J.E. Jacques).

James, Alfred Edward (1896-1955)

 

 

Service No.: 3009

Biography: Born in Perth, WA; Emb: as Edward Alfred James; bank clerk, c/- National Bank, Perth; father, Alfred John James, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1896, under Alfred Edward James; father, Alfred John James [d. 1942], mother, Sarah Francis Boyle [d. 1912].

CER: lived in Toodyay, agent, 1914-1927.

Trove: TH, 1919: Invited to, but did not attend, WH (as Lieut. A. James)

Trove: TH, 1920: “Mr. J. Anderson, of the staff of the National Bank of Australasia, Geraldton, is being transferred to Kalgoorlie (says an exchange), and will be succeeded by Mr. A. E. James, who has seen active service, and who gained his flight lieutenancy.”

Trove: 1922: Infant daughter died in Geraldton; 1923: Petitioned to divorce wife Millicent Marie James (nee Bradshaw), Perth, WA, but did not eventuate; TH, 1923: Was Sec. of Toodyay RSL; TH, 1924: Became the Dalgety agent in Toodyay.

Trove: 1928-1930: Was bankrupt, Toodyay; 1931: Former airman fined, S. Aust.

Ancestry: d. 1955, Victoria.

Trove: 1955: JAMES.—On July 9, at Prince Henry's Hospital, Alfred Edward James, of Howitt street, Hawksburn, dearly beloved son of the late Alfred and Mary James, loved brother of Cec (W.A.).” Alfred had a brother Cecil Herbert James. 

Service: WR: aged 19; born in Perth; bank clerk, father, Alfred John James, Toodyay, Western Australia; served in Egypt, France (Cyclist Battalion, then Flying Officer); married Millicent Bradshaw, England, Oct. 1918 (Lieut. Flying Officer); Lieut. (Australian Flying Corps)

Name: Sometimes recorded as Edward Alfred James.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.250.

James, Louis John (1892-1952)

Service No.: 1174

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: as Louis John James; fireman, Toodyay PO, Toodyay; mother Mrs I. [sic] James, Toodyay P.O.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father Thomas James [sic] James., mother Diana [sic] Roser; m. as Louis F., 1922, Georgina [Ena] Adams, Northam;  d. as Lewis J., 1952, Northam. [Buried Northam Cem.]

Ancestry: Father, James Thomas James, mother, Dianah Roser.

Lewis John James (b. 1892) is the form of name in James family history.

Trove: TH, 1919: A Jack James was listed as attending a Toodyay WH event; sent a letter home (as Jack James) from overseas; said he saw Jim Martin. Not sure if this is Louis/Lewis James.

NB Uncle John Farr James was also known as Jack James. (James family history)

Service: WR:as Louis John James; age 22; locomotive fireman; mother, Mrs. T. James, Toodyay; enlisted Sept. 1914; discharged Dec 1914 (pneumonia);  re-enlisted in Victoria, 1915; served in Gallipoli, Egypt, France; suffered trench feet, France; wounded in action, France; Private.

Name: Known as Lewis John James.

Listed (under Louis John James) in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 296-297 (photo).

Memorial location: TWM; THB

James, V. ?

Can’t identify as yet. Probably an error, and should be ‘W. James’.

James, W. ?

Biography: This is may also be W.T. James, but both forms of name are on Toodyay Memorials, as having returned.

Service: No other candidate identified.

James, William Thomas (1897-1918) *

Service No.: 7010

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farrier; father James Thomas James;

BDM: b. 1897, Toodyay; father James Thomas James, mother Dinah Roser.

Trove: TH, 25 Nov. 1916: “Four Toodyay lads left yesterday, expecting to sail with their battalions in a few days, they were T. James, H. Thompson, B. Lloyd, and J. McCluney.” [William Thomas James sailed in Dec. 1916.]; TH, Dec. 1918: Photo of W.T. James, KIA.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; farrier; father, James Thomas James, Toodyay; served in France; KIA, France, 10 Aug. 1918; Lance Corp.

NB A W.T. James is listed on TWM as having returned.

James family history: 1897-1918; unmarried.

Name: Known as “T. James” and “Tom James”.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Jenner, Arthur Cyril (1889-1982)

Service No.: 6278

Biography: Born in England; Emb: contractor, Bolgart; sister, Mrs M. Jalliffe, Tavistock, Devon, England.

BDM: m. 1934, Perth, Hilda Hughes (d. 1938, Dalwallinu).

MCB: d. 1982, Northam, aged 93.

Ancestry: b. 1889, England; father Arthur William Jenner, mother Eva Longney.

CER: Arthur Cyril Jenner, farmer, Druinice, Toodyay, 1950.

Service: WR: age 27; born in England; contractor, Bolgart; sister, Mrs M. Joliffe, England; served in France; wounded in action, France; Cpl.

Name: Known as Cyril.

Memorial location: VPHR

Jenner, Wilfred (1884-1948)

Service No.: 6280

Biography: Born in England; Emb: contractor, Bolgart; sister, Mrs M. Jalliffe, Tavistock, Devon, England.

Ancestry: b. 1884, England; father Arthur William Jenner, mother Eva Longney; d. 1948, England, aged 64.

Service: WR: age 31; born in England; contractor,  Bolgart; sister, Mrs M. Jolliffe, England; served in France;  suffered mumps, influenza; wounded in action, France, 1917; married Nov. 1918, Maude Luscombe (VAD nurse), England; discharged Mar. 1919, London, England; Cpl.

Memorial location: VPHR

Jensen, Charles (b. 1883)

Service No.: 3602

Biography: Born in Denmark (Europe); Emb: farm labourer, c/o Paul Vincent Klem, Toodyay; sister, Copenhagen, Denmark.

CER: living at Chatcup Farm, from 1922; farming out of Toodyay, later at Yericoin (by 1924)

Service: WR: age 34; born in Denmark; farm labourer; next of kin, sister, but also c/o Klem, Toodyay; served Egypt, Palestine; sent back to Aust., as medically unfit (malaria), Jan. 1919; Trooper, Private.

Name: Sometimes known as Carl Jensen.

Jervois, William Edwin (1889-1940)

 

 

Service No.: 3173

Biography: Born in Wellington, S. Aust. Emb: grazier, Woodville, S. Aust; father George Arthur Jervois, Woodville, S. Aust.

Ancestry: b. 16 Dec. 1889, Norwood, S. Aust.; father died in 1921; m. 1921, Nellie Adelaide Stevens (d. 1964, S. Aust.), Adelaide, S. Aust; 1921: clerk in East Perth; d. 1940, Toodyay Hospital.

Trove: 1921: William’s father George obit.: he was the nephew of the S. Aust. Governor, Sir William Jervois; owned Wellington Station, Wellington, S. Aust.;  TH, Jan. 1922: Jervois playing cricket for Nunyle team; TH, 1923: Bought part of Chatcup property (owned by Angus MacDonald); WM, 1930: Photo of Jervois as Captain of Toodyay Country Week cricket team; TH, 1940: William’s obituary: Died in Toodyay Hospital, after an operation in Perth; farmed in Nunyle after WW1; sheep breeder; born in Wellington, SA.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 50.

CER: Jervois, Edwin William; Chatcup Farm, Toodyay; farmer, 1922-1935; Nellie Adelaide Jervois [wife] , Toodyay; farmer, 1922-1941.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Norwood, S. Aust; grazier; father George Arthur Jervois, Woodville. S. Aust; served in Egypt, Palestine; suffered from jaundice, malaria; discharged as medically unfit, May 1919; Corp.

Name: Known as Bill.

Jordan, Frederick (1890-1966)

Service No.: 479

Biography: Born in England; Emb: Labourer; mother, Mrs. H. Jordan, Kent, England.

Ancestry: b. 1890, Kent, England; m. 1918, Kent, Ellen Kemp; d. 1966, NSW, aged 76; includes photo portrait.

Trove: TH, 1914: F. Jordan singing a song at St. Patrick’s Day concert, Toodyay; Daily News, Nov. 1915: photo of Pte. Frederick Jordan, “wounded at the Dardanelles, formerly of Toodyay”.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Kent, England; labourer; mother, Mrs. H. Jordan, England; served in Gallipoli (emb. 12 April 1915), Egypt, France; wounded in action, Gallipoli (10 Aug. 1915), France; suffered  trench fever; Sgt.

Memorial location: VPHR

Kean, James Roland (1895-1967)

Service No.: 825

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: miner, Toodyay (actually Meekatharra); [father] H.C. Kean, Toodyay.

BDM: d. 1967, Perth [Subiaco], aged 72, father Harold C. Kean, mother Annie.

Ancestry: b. 1895, NSW; father Harold Charles Kean, mother Annie Maria Hilton; m. 1926, Perth, Irene Clifton.

CER: father: H.C. Kean, railway guard, Toodyay, 1914-1917.

Trove: TH, 8 May 1915: “WOUNDED IN ACTION,

Mr. and Mrs. Kean, residents of Toodyay, have been officially notified that their son who left Meekatharra to serve with the Tasmanian Expeditionery [sic] Force has been wounded during the fight at the Dardennelles. Young Kean was only 19 years of age.”; TH, 1916: Invited to a WH, Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 19; born in NSW; miner; Mr. H.C. Kean, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Gallipoli (emb. 2 Mar. 1915); wounded in action, Gallipoli, between 28 April-3 May 1915; returned to Aust. for discharge (injury), May 1916; Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Kelly, Peter (b. 1891)

Service No.: 3087

Biography: Born in Ireland; Emb: labourer, Bolgart; father, Roger Kelly, PO, West Guildford, WA.

CER; father, Roger Kelly, labourer, Bolgart, 1916.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Ireland; labourer, Bolgart; father Roger Kelly, Bolgart, then West Guildford; served in France; wounded in action, France, 1917; returned to Aust., Oct. 1918 (debility, for a change); Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Kermeen, John Charles (1893-1968)

 

 

Service No.: 4226

Biography: Born in Isle of Man, Gr. Brit.; Emb: farm labourer, c/o Mr W. Murphy, junior, Bolgart, WA; mother, Mrs. E. Kermeen, Isle of Man, Gr. Brit.

Ancestry: b. 1893, Isle of Man.

BDM: d. 1968, Northam, aged 75.

CER: Labourer, Toodyay, 1916, then farmer, Wyening, 1925-1931.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Isle of Man; farm labourer; mother, Elizabeth Kermeen, Isle of Man; served in Egypt, France, Belgium; suffered frost bite, trench feet; injured accidentally; Driver, Private.

Memorial location: VPHR (as Kermean, J.C.)

King, Almore John (1894-1977)

Service No.: 62830

Biography: Born in Fremantle; Emb: farmer, Wyening via Bolgart; father, G. King, Wyening via Bolgart, WA.

BDM: b. 1894, as Almour John King, Fremantle, WA; father George Gilmour King, mother Emily Andrews; m. 1920, Perth, Elizabeth Young; d. 1977, Armadale, WA; aged 83 years.

Too Cem BD: Parents are buried in the Toodyay Public Cemetery.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Fremantle; farmer, Wyening; father, George King, Wyening via Bolgart, WA; embarked Oct. 1918; arrived Durban, South Africa after Nov. 1918 Armistice; ship Boonah returned to Fremantle; disembarked at Woodman’s Point Quarantine Station, 20 Dec, 1918, due to influenza crisis; discharged 10 Jan. 1919;  Private.

Name: sometimes Almour.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 330.

Memorial location: VPHR

King, Robert Henry (1899-1980)

Service No.: 2117

Biography: Born in Fremantle; Emb: transc. as Ring; farm hand, Wyening via Toodyay; father George King, Wyening, via Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1899, Fremantle; father; George Gilmour King, mother, Emily Andrew.

Ancestry: m. Ruby Dunn, Wellington, 1920; d. 1980, Willeton, WA, aged 81 (photo).

Too Cem BD: Parents are buried in the Toodyay Public Cemetery.

Trove: TH, 1924; “Leaving Us. It has been learned with regret that Mr R. H. King of "Kia Ora," Calcarra, has sold his property and will shortly be leaving the district for Doodlakine where he has secured a fine holding. Both Bob and his good

wife will be much missed from the Calingiri district and we can only wish that Dame Fortune will smile on them in their new home. Mr R. Camerer of Wattening is the new owner of "Kia Ora." “

Service: WR: age 19; born in Fremantle; farm hand; father George King, Wyening, via Toodyay; served in France; sick (influenza, mumps); wounded in France, (shell shock, gassed); returned to Aust. (due to gas poisoning), Dec. 1918; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/51169

Memorial location: VPHR

Kingston, Eric George (1900-1918) *

 

 

Service No.: 3443

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; father, George Thomas Kingston, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1900, Newcastle; father George Thomas Kingston, mother Charlotte Rowles.

Trove: TH, 1918: Letter from Pte. Green to his father about Eric’s death.

Service: WR:age 18; labourer; father George Thomas Kingston, Toodyay; served in France; KIA France, 28 Mar. 1918; Private.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/235895

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Lambert, Harold Stanley (1885-1949)

Service No.: 6785

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: farmer, Wyenning [Wyening] via Toodyay; wife Mrs Johanna Margaret Lambert, Washpoll [Washpool], Bolgart; d. 1949 [Hollywood Hospital], Perth.

BDM: m. 1910, Victoria Plains, Johanna M. O’Dea [b. Toodyay];

Trove: Daily News, 1917: “Private Harold Lambert, formerly of Bolgart, is reported wounded in France.  Private Lambert, who left for the front in January of this year, is a brother of Mr. G. Lambert, MLA. His youngest brother, Leslie, who has been in Egypt, has been invalided home and discharged.”

Service: WR: age 31; born in Victoria; farmer; Mrs Johanna Lambert, Wyening, via Toodyay, then Washpool, Bolgart, WA; served in France; wounded in action, 1917, France; returned to Aust. Dec. 1917 (fractured leg); Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Lange,  Thomas (1890-1943)

Service No.: 2842

Biography: Born in Newcastle, WA; Emb (under Thomas Lange, but indexed as Lunge): railway employee, Bunbury; mother Mrs Helen Lange, Bunbury.

BDM: B. 1890, as Francis Thomas James Lange, Toodyay WA; father: Francis Lange [known as Frank]; mother: Ellen [known as Helen] McKay [born in Fremantle]; m. 1919, Lila [Lilith] Shaw, Fremantle; d. 1943, as Thomas F. W. Lange, Perth.

Ancestry: Father: Francis Henry J. Lange, born in Germany, d. 1911, Brookhampton, WA; two elder sisters also born in Toodyay (Newcastle); WA Railways records: Thomas Francis James Lange; date of birth: 11 April 1890; employed 1911-1935 (except for WW1 service years); was at Clackline in 1933.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Newcastle, WA; railway employee; mother, Mrs Helen Lange, Bunbury; served in France; wounded in action, 1917, France; Private.

Name: Known as Thomas.

Lawler, John Henry (1889-1975)

Service No.: 3768

Biography: Born in Northam; Emb: farmer, Northam; mother, Mrs Mary Lawler, Wongamine.

BDM: b. 1889, Northam, father John Lawler, mother Mary Hasell (b. Toodyay); m. 1920, Northam, Mary Clune; d. 1975, Northam, aged 86.

Trove: TH, 1919: invited to attend WH (Jack Lawler); TH, 1944: “Property, "Wynstay," 15 miles from Northam, on Northam-Bolgart Road.”

CER: Farmer, Wynstay Farm, Wongamine, 1911-1927.

Ancestry: Photo in uniform.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Wongamine, WA; farmer; mother, Mary Lawler, Wongamine; served in Egypt; Trooper.

Name: Known as Jack.

Lee, Donald (1889-1938)

Service No.: 1861

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Perth; mother Mrs Mary Ann Lee, West Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1889, Toodyay: father Donald Lee, mother Mary Weatherall; d. 1938, Perth.

Web: Lived in Wyalkatchem.

Ancestry: Has photo of three Lee brothers in uniform.

Trove: TH, 1918: Attended a WH (as Pte. D. Lee).

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 48.

Service: WR:age 26;born in Toodyay; labourer;mother Mrs Mary Ann Lee, Toodyay (father dead); served in France; suffered much sickness (influenza (Cape Town), trench feet); invalided home Feb. 1918 (defective vision); Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 252.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lee, Frederick (1885-1972)

Service No.: 2123

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; mother Mrs Mary Ann Lee, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1885, Toodyay: father Donald Lee, mother Mary Ann Wetherall; d. 1972, Northam, buried Karrakatta; Perth, aged 87.

Ancestry: Has photo of three Lee brothers in uniform.

Service: WR:age 30;born in Toodyay; labourer; served and wounded in France; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 252.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lee, Joseph (1895-1918) *

Service No.: 2122

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; mother Mrs Mary Ann Lee, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1895, Toodyay: father Donald Lee, mother Mary Ann Wetherall.

Ancestry: Solo photo in uniform, and also photo of three Lee brothers in uniform.

Service: WR:age 20;born in Toodyay; labourer; served in France; sick, wounded, gassed in France; KIA, France, 26 Aug. 1918; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 252.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Lewis, William George (1896-1973)

Service No.: 4169

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: bank clerk, WA Bank, Toodyay; mother Mrs Mary Ann Wegg, Katanning.

MCB: d. 1973, Maylands, WA, aged 77.

Ancestry: b. 1896, as William George Murchison Lewis, Melbourne, Vic.; father George Edward Lewis, mother Mary Jackson; d. 1973, as William George Murchison Lewis, Perth; father, George E.; mother Mary.

Trove: TH, 1919: Invited to WH (W. Lewis), but did not attend.

Service: WR:age 21; born in Victoria; bank clerk; mother Mrs Mary Ann Wegg, Katanning; working at WA Bank, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France; Temp. Corp.

Memorial location: TWM (under W.J. Lewis); THB

Lindsay, Percy Frederick (1897-1939)

Service No.: 797

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm labourer, Toodyay; father, Fred Lindsay, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1897, as Percy Frederick Lindsay, Newcastle, WA; father Frederick, mother Mary Ann James; d. 1939, Perth.

Trove: TH, Aug. 1917: Letter to his parents; TH, Sept. 1918: letter to his parents from France; TH, 1919: Returned to Toodyay, 1919; invited to WH, but did not attend; TH, 1939: Died 1939, aged 42, buried in Jarrahdale, leaving widow and 6 children.

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; farm labourer, Toodyay; father, Fred Lindsay, Toodyay; served in France; suffered trench fever;  injured accidentally, then later wounded in action, France; Cpl.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Litton, William Alfred (1896-1950)

Service No.: W16146

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: boiler-maker, Midland Junction; father, William Alfred Litton, Midland Junction.

BDM: b. 1896, Newcastle: father William Alfred Litton, mother Martha Murray; d. 1950, Blackwood

Trove: West Australian, 1950: Died at Pemberton, aged 56 (State Mill Manager).

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; boiler maker, Midland Junction; father William Alfred Litton, Midland Junction; did not serve overseas; served in Army Service Corps; discharged after 4 months as unfit for general service in AIF, services no longer required; Private.

Lloyd, Arthur Byron (1898-1959)

Service No.: 7018

Biography: Born in Coondle, Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Coondle via Toodyay; father, Joseph Arthur Lloyd, Coondle.

BDM: b. 1898, Toodyay; father Joseph Arthur Lloyd, mother Elizabeth Waters; d. 1959, Perth, aged 60.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 60.

Trove: TH: 1918: Letter published, from Byron in France; TH, 1919: Attended Toodyay WH (Byron Lloyd).

Service: WR:age 18; born in Coondle, WA; farmer; father, Joseph Arthur Lloyd, Coondle, via Toodyay; served in France; suffered influenza, mumps; Private.

Name: Known as Byron.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 251.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lloyd, Douglas Murray (1899-1994)

Service No.: 7322

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: grocer, Toodyay; father, David E. Lloyd, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1899, Toodyay; father Douglas Edward Lloyd, mother Sarah Waters.

Ancestry: d. 1994, Bullcreek, WA, aged 95.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery.

Service: WR:age 18; born in Toodyay; grocer; father Douglas E. Lloyd, Toodyay; served in France; very ill (influenza, pneumonia); Private; also served in WW2.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 250.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lloyd, George Garfield (1883-1958)

Service No.: 208

Biography: Born in Toodyay (Newcastle); Emb: farmer, Wagin; father, J.M. Lloyd, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1883, Toodyay, as George Lloyd; father Joseph Morris Lloyd, mother Catherine Sinclair; d. 1958, as George Gardield [sic] Lloyd, Fremantle, aged 76.

Trove: TH, 1916: attended WH.

Service: WR: age 31; born in Newcastle (Toodyay); farmer; father, J.M. Lloyd, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli (emb. 16 May 1915); wounded in action, Gallipoli; sent back to Aust., June 1916 (for 6 months change); discharged 28 Feb. 1917; Trooper.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/335846

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lloyd, Joseph Albert (1892-1969)

Service No.: 81

Biography: Born in Victoria; farmer, Toodyay; father Morris Lloyd, Toodyay;

BDM: d. 1969, Perth, aged 77; mother Mary E.

Ancestry: b. 1892, Toodyay; father Morris Lloyd, mother Mary Ellen Quarrell; m. 1921, Perth, Margery (Daisy) Jones (wedding photo).

Trove: TH, 1916: Letter published, from Albert in London re Gallipoli; TH, 1917: Two letters, from Albert in Middle East.

Service: WR: age 22 ; born in Victoria; father Morris Lloyd, Toodyay;  served in Gallipoli (emb. 16 May 1915), Egypt, Palestine, Sinai; wounded in action, 1918, Egypt; sick, Gallipoli (influenza); sent back to Aust., Aug. 1918; Lance Corp.

Name: Known as Albert.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/341072

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lloyd, Lionel Taylor (1875-1950)

Service No.: 7495

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: shearer, Toodyay; wife Ethel Lloyd, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1875, Toodyay; father Charles Lloyd, mother Jane Sinclair; m. 1915, Northam [ie Toodyay], Ethel Twine; d. 1950, Northam.

Too Cem DB: Died in Northam Hospital; buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 75.

Trove: TH, 1917 Jan.: “After presenting himself several times at the headquarters, Mr. Lionel Lloyd has been accepted for the A.I.F. He is due in camp on the 15th.”; TH: 1936: was appointed Memorial Park caretaker, by RSL; TH, 1950: Obituary: Served in the Boer War, and tried to enlist in WW2.

Service: WR: age 41; born in Toodyay; shearer; wife Ethel Hannah Lloyd, Toodyay; discharged in England, Nov. 1917, because of age (42); Private.

Listed in Toodyay, the good old days (W. Chitty), p. 174 (photo in uniform).

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Love, Herbert Walter (1886-1955)

Service No.: 1768

Biography: Born in England; Emb: clerk, West Perth; wife Mrs. Eileen Love, West Perth.

Trove: Western Mail, Feb. 1918: Still in England with wife (birth of son in Bristol); TH, 1919, Jan.: L-cpl. Love, 12th Bat'n., at Harold Meredith’s funeral; TH, May 1919: Was first Sec. of the Toodyay RSL; Sunday times, Sept. 1919: Daughter born in Toodyay.

BDM: m. 1915, Perth, Eileen Rule.

Ancestry: b. 1886, England; d. 1955, Canberra,

Service: WR:age 29; born in England; clerk; mother, Mrs. Love, England, then wife, Mrs E. Love, West Perth, then England; served in Gallipoli (emb. 26 May 1915), Egypt, France; suffered influenza; wounded in action, France; returned to Aust., July 1917 (elbow injury); Private.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/341501

Lukin, Geoffrey Harper (1886-1971)

Service No.: 117

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; mother Mrs. L.B. Lukin.

BDM: b. 1886, Toodyay; father Lionel Boyd Lukin, mother Isabella Ferguson; d. 1971, Fremantle, aged 84.

Service: WR:age 27; born in Toodyay; farmer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs L.B. Lukin, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Gallipoli (emb. 16 May 1915); suffered influenza (Egypt); sick, invalided back to Aust., May 1916 (rheumatism); Trooper.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lukin, Guy Clifton (1888-1930)

 

 

Service No.: 2631

Biography: Born in Beverley, WA; Emb: farmer, Dumbleyung, WA; brother, George Reed Lukin, Dumbleyung, WA.

BDM: b. 1888, Haisthorpe [Beverley], WA; father, Henry Lukin, mother, Rachel Clifton; m. 1918, Swan [Guildford], Doris Benbow; d. 1930, Northam, WA.

Trove: West Australian, May 1930: committed suicide, Burlong Farm, Northam, aged 40 years.  

AWM: 1916: Letters from Guy to Mrs Adam:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RCDIG0000193/

Trove: TH, 1921: part of the Parade at the unveiling the Toodyay War Memorial; TH, 1920s, farmed at Well Close Farm, Calcarra, Victoria Plains.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Beverley, WA; farmer; brother, George Reed Lukin, Dumbleyung; served in Egypt, France; suffered mumps; wounded in action, France, 1917; awarded DCM, 1917; returned to Aust., Aug. 1917;  Sgt.

Lukin, Henry Wedderburn (1878-1916) *

Service No.: 1745

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Deepdale, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. Isabella Maxwell Lukin, Deepdale.

BDM: b. 1878, Toodyay; father Lionel Boyd Lukin, mother Isabella Ferguson;

Trove: TH, 1916: Letter from France to his mother; TH, 1919: “Postponed.—The special church service that was to be held tomorrow (Sunday) at St. Stephen's at 11a.m. to dedicate the new bell to the memory of the late Sergt Harry Lukin, has been postponed until next Sunday, 29th June, as the bell will not arrive in Toodyay until next week. All returned soldiers are thus notified that the muster is also postponed until tomorrow week.”

Service: WR: age 37; born in Toodyay; farmer; mother Mrs Isabella Maxwell Lukin  (father dead); served in Egypt, France; KIA, France, 29 July 1916; Temp. Sgt.

Name: Known as Harry.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Memorial bell in St. Stephen’s Church, Toodyay.

MacCallum, Reginald William (1882-1966)

Service No.: 225

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: Detail not viewable.

BMD: m. 1919, Toodyay, Lina Wroth; d. 1966, Perth, aged 85.

CER: Bank clerk, Toodyay, 1914-1921.

Trove: Daily News, July 1915: Photo; West Australian, July 1918: Mentioned by Dr. B. G. Quinlan, in a letter to his father, Timothy F. Quinlan, C.M.G., Perth, written from Palestine, dated April 12.

Service: WR: age 32;  born in Victoria; bank clerk; enlisted in Guildford, WA;  father, Mr. D. MacCallum, Melbourne; served in Gallipoli (emb. 16 May 1915), Sinai, Syria, Palestine; wounded at Gallipoli; Capt.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 251.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/53780

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/B00814/

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Macpherson, John Ewan (1892-1953)

 

 

Service No.: 56368

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: as John Ewin Macpherson; farmer, Bolgart; father, Donald MacPherson, Bolgart.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay (John Newan Macpherson); father Donald, mother Mary Ann Beard; d. 1953, Northam.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (Jack McPherson); TH, 1953; d. Northam Hospital; buried Northam Public Cemetery.

Ancestry: b. 1892, Toodyay; d. 1953, Northam, aged 60.

Service: WR: age 24; born in Toodyay; farmer, Bolgart; father, Donald MacPherson, Bolgart; served in France; suffered influenza then severe bronchitis, France; Gunner.

Name: Known as Jack; sometimes McPherson; Ewin/Newan.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; VPHR

Maley, Reginald Herbert (1877-1917) *

Service No.: 4868

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Subiaco; wife, Mrs. M. Maley, Subiaco.

BDM: d. 1877, Toodyay; father Michael Maley, mother Clara Drury.

Ancestry: CER: labourer, Jennacubbine, 1910.

Trove: Sunday Times, 1917: Letter from Reginald Maley from the Western Front.

Service: WR: age 38; born in Toodyay; wife Mary Maley, Perth; served in Egypt, France, Belgium; wounded (twice); KIA, Belgium, 12 Oct. 1917; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/345532

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 15.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TP

Mann, George Walter (1891-1959)

 

 

Service No.: 977

Biography: Born in England; Emb: labourer, Perth, WA; mother, Mrs. Minnie Mann, England.

BDM: d. 1959, Perth, aged 68.

Ancestry: b. 1891, London, England; father, Robert George Mann (Sgt, Scots Guards), mother Minnie Rhoda; returned to Aust., Oct. 1919, with wife F. Mann.

CER: George Walter Mann, labourer, Bolgart, 1914-1921.

Service: WR: age 24; born in England;  labourer; mother, Mrs. Minnie Mann, England, then Father Robert George Mann, England; served in France; wounded in action (four times), France; married 1919, England, Florence Holland; Private (stretcher bearer, AAMC)

Memorial location: VPHR

Mann, James Isaac (1891-1973)

Service No.: 439

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; mother Mrs C.J. Mann, Beverley;

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay: father John Mann, mother Caroline Edwards; d. 1965, York, aged 73.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Toodyay; farmer; mother Mrs C.J. Mann, Beverley; served in Gallipoli (emb. 16 May 1915), Egypt; sick (heart trouble), so returned to Aust., Nov. 1916; Sgt.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/344809

Photo link: Reference to his diary: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/24405760/soldiers-diary-of-despair/

Mann, William Edward (1898-1976)

Service No.: 3320

Biography: Born in York; Emb: clerk, wireless operator, York; father Edward Mann, bank manager, York.

Trove: TH: Jan. 1917: working as postal assistant, Toodyay, when transferred to GPO; Eastern District Chronicle, 1918: sent letter home to York; TH, 1919: attended WH.

BDM: b. 1898, York; father Edward, mother Mary Kett.

Ancestry: d. 1976, Perth.

Service: WR: age 18; clerk, West Perth, WA; father Edward Mann,  York, WA; mechanic, Australian Flying Corps; served in England (Farnborough, Wendover, etc.), 2 A.M. (Air Mechanic).

Markey, Arthur Gordon (1899-1974)

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; father, James Markey, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1899, Toodyay, Arthur Gordon Condon;  father James Christopher Markey, mother Isabella Strahan;

Ancestry: d. 1974, Nedlands, WA, aged 75.

Service: WR:age 18 (b. 1897); born in Toodyay; farmer; father, James Markey, Toodyay; discharged after one week having lied about his age; Private.

Markey, Francis Christopher (1891-1977)

Service No.: 8817

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm hand, Toodyay; father, Michael Markey, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay; father Michael Christopher Markey, mother Elizabeth Strahan; d. 1969, Perth, aged 77.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Jimperding Cemetery; aged 77.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH (Private Frank Markey).

Service: WR: age 23; born in Toodyay; farm hand; father Michael Markey, Toodyay; 7th Day Adventist;  served in France; wounded in action, France, 1918; returned to Aust. (as Nursing Staff), July 1919; Private (Field Ambulance).

Name: Known as Frank.

Mentioned in Wally Chitty’s Toodyay – the good old days, p. 148 (photo, in uniform).

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E01802/

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Markey, Lionel Christopher (1888-1942)

Service No.: 440

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. J. Markey, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1888, Toodyay; father James Christopher Markey, mother Isabella Straghan [sic]; d. 1942, Perth (Crawley), aged 53 (accident).

Trove:  TH, 1918: Letter from Palestine.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Toodyay; labourer; mother, Mrs. J. Markey, Toodyay; served at Gallipoli (emb. 1 Aug. 1915), Egypt; suffered tuberculosis, opthalmia, pneumonia, 1915; septic hand, 1917; Trooper, then Cpl.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/346890

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Markey, Thomas John (1890-1973)

Service No.: 441

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: horse-driver, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. J. C. Markey, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1890, Toodyay; father James Christopher Markey, mother Isabella Straghan [sic]; m. 1922, Perth, Lucy Markey (cousin); d. 1973, Northam, aged 83.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 92.

Service: WR: age 24: born in Toodyay; horse-driver; mother, Mrs. J. C. Markey, Toodyay; served at Gallipoli (emb. 1 Aug. 1915), Egypt; wounded in Gallipoli, 1915, Egypt, 1917; accidentally broke leg, Egypt, 1918; Trooper.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/346890

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Markey, William James (1886-1970)

Service No.: 8818

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm hand, Toodyay; father, James Markey, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1886, Toodyay; father James Markey, mother Isabella Straghan [sic]; d. 1970, Perth, aged 84.

Trove: TH, 19196: Letter from France; TH, 1919: attended WH (Private W. Markey).

Service: WR: age 28; enl. 1914 (was survey hand), but discharged after 2 months; enl. 1915: age 29; born in Toodyay; farm hand; father, James Markey, Toodyay; served in France; suffered influenza, bronchitis, appendicitis, trench fever;  returned to Aust. (as Nursing Staff), July 1919; Private (Field Ambulance).

Name: Known as Billy.

Mentioned in Wally Chitty’s Toodyay – the good old days, p. 148 (photo, in uniform).

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Marlow, Percy Edward (1896-1950)

Service No.: 6792

Biography: Born in England; Emb: clearing contractor; GPO, Perth; wife, Mrs. M.F. Marlow, Wattening.

Trove; TH, 1919: Percy Marlow attended WH.

BDM: m. Mary Syred, Wattening Hall (reg. Northam), 1916; d. 1950, Perth, aged 64; father was George Marlow, England.

Service: WR:age 20; born in England; clearing contractor; wife Mary Marlow, Wattening; served in France; wounded in France; gallantry noted 1918; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 14.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/348188

Marshall, Francis Keith Wyalong (1893-1956)

 

Service No.: 1077

Biography: Born in Wyalong, NSW; Emb: schoolmaster, State School, Bejoording via Toodyay; mother, Mrs. J.A. Marshall, Kalgoorlie.

Ancestry: b. 1894 (ie registered), NSW; d. 1956, as Francis Keith Wyalong Marshall, Perth, aged 62.

Service: WR: age 21 (b. 1893); born in Sydney, NSW; school teacher; mother, Mrs. J.A. Marshall, Kalgoorlie (she lost her Mother’s Brooch and asked for a replacement); minor court martial (protest re bad food), Mar. 1915, prior to Gallipoli service; served in Gallipoli; suffered influenza, tonsilitis, 1915; wounded in action, 1 Aug. 1915, Gallipoli (lost an eye; returned to Aust. (eye wound), Sept. 1915; Private.

Name: Known as Frank Keith.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/348372

Photo link: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/25429103/special-bond-forged-by-wwi/

Most likely in the Cheops photo, Egypt.

Martin, Clifford James (1894-1985)

Service No.: 6544

Biography: Born in Snowtown, S. Aust.; Emb: farmer, Nippering, WA; father, O.C. Martin, Nippering.

Ancestry: B. 1894, Snowtown, S. Aust.; father: Otto Martin, mother, Emily Painter.

BDM: M. 1922, Deborah Dawson, Perth.

CER: Clifford James Martin, Oaklands, Bolgart, farmer, 1925-1982.

Trove: TH, 1925: Came from East Wagin: bought Oaklands property (Wyening) from F. Cook.

Service: WR:age 22; died 1985; born in Snowtown, S. Aust;  farmer; father, Otto Clifford Martin, Nippering, East Wagin, WA; served in France; wounded in action (four times, inc. gassed), France; suffered influenza; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Martin, Harold Andrew (1898-1979)

Service No.: 437

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not go overseas. BDM: b. 1898, Toodyay; father Joseph Simon Martin; mother Julia Johnson.

MCB: d. 1979, Maylands, WA, aged 80.

Ancestry: brother of Henry Robert Martin.

Service: WR:age 19; born in Toodyay; junior porter, West Northam; father, Joseph Simon Martin, West Northam; discharged unfit (chronic cough) after two months; Private.

Martin, Henry Arnold (1892-1958)

Service No.: 3096

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Northam; father, Charles Matthews [sic] Martin, Northam.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father Charles Mathew Martin; mother Mary Cook; d. 1958, Northam, aged 66.

CER: farm hand, Culham, 1914-1949.

Service: WR: age 24; born in Toodyay; farmer, Leak [sic] Estate, Northam; father, Charles Matthew Martin, Northam ; served in France; suffered bronchitis, trench fever; returned to Aust., June 1918, (trench fever, heart problems); Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), pp. 299, 332 (photo).

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Martin, Henry Robert (1895-1963)

Service No.: 2024

Biography: Born in Newcastle (Toodyay); Emb: labourer, Northam; mother, Mrs. Julia Martin, West Northam.

BDM: b. 1895, Toodyay; father Joseph Simon Martin; mother Julia Johnson; d. 1963, Swan, aged 84.

Ancestry: brother of Harold Andrew Martin.

Service: WR:age 19; born in Toodyay; labourer; mother, Mrs. Julia Martin, West Northam; served in Gallipoli (from 28 July 1915), Egypt, France; wounded in Gallipoli; Driver.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 332.

Martin, James Walter (1893-1971)

Service No.: 2367

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: porter, Victoria Park, WA; wife, Laura Mary Ann Martin, Victoria Park.

BDM: m. 1914, Northam, Mary A.L. James.

Ancestry: b. 1893, Victoria; m. 1914, Toodyay, Mary Ann Laura James (b. Toodyay); d. 1971, Merredin district, aged 77.

CER: Living in Bullfinch, 1970s.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (Jim Martin).

Service: WR: age 23; born in Victoria; porter, Victoria Park; wife, Laura Mary Ann Martin, Victoria Park; served in France; sick (influenza, trench fever); wounded in action, 1918, France; right hand amputated, Aug. 1918, England; returned to Aust, Mar. 1919; Private.

Name: Known as Jim.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (on both as J. Martin)

Massey, John Fergus (1883-1964)

Service No.: 3322

Biography: Born in England; Emb: orchardist, Upper Swan; sister, Mrs. Eliza Cott [Ortt], England.

Ancestry: b. 1883, England; father, Joseph Massey, mother, Ellen Marland.

MCB: d. 1964, Wooroloo, aged 82.

CER: contractor, Bolgart, 1914-1923.

Service: WR: age 34; born in England; orchardist, Upper Swan; sister, Mrs. Eliza Ortt, England; served in France; wounded in action, France; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Matthews, Herbert Edward (1892-1928)

Service No.: 3897

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm labourer, Toodyay; father, William Matthews, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father, William Matthews, mother, mother Amelia Waters; d. 1928, [West Toodyay], reg. Northam.

Trove: TH, 1928: “Herbert Edward Matthews, 33 [sic] years of age, died suddenly at West Toodyay on Tuesday night, passing peacefully away in his sleep. Death was due to heart failure. Deceased was a son of Mr. and the late Mrs. W. Matthews, of West Toodyay, and was unmarried. He served in the Great War, having a fine record and receiving severe wounds.’

Too Cem DB: Not sure exactly where he is buried.

Service: WR: age 23; farm labourer; father, William Matthews, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action, 1916, France; sent back to Aust., Mar. 1918 (due to trench fever, dilated heart); Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Matthews, James (1893-1978)

Service No.: 1977

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Northam; father William Matthews, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1893, Toodyay; father William Matthews, mother Amelia Waters.

MCB: d. 1978, Inglewood, aged 84.

Ancestry: d. 1979, Perth, aged 84.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH (Jack Matthews)

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; farm labourer; father W. Matthews, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli (from 16 June 1915), Egypt, France; often sick (dysentery, influenza); Lance Corp.

Name: Known as Jack.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Matthews, James Albert Lawrence (1893-1916) *

Service No.: 2369

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: jockey, Perth; wife, Madge Matthews, Perth.

BDM: b. 1893, Toodyay; father, James Matthews, mother, Eliza Thorpe.

MCB: D. 1916, Belmont, WA, buried in Karrakatta Cemetery.

Service: WR:age 23; born in Toodyay; jockey, Perth, WA; wife, Madge Thelma Matthews, Perth;  did not go overseas; served in Belmont, WA; died of pneumonia, Army Hospital, Fremantle, 17 Sept. 1916; Private.

Memorial location: TP

Matthews, William Thomas (b. 1890)

Service No.: 29547

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm labourer, Toodyay; father, William Matthews, carpenter, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1890, Toodyay, under Matthew, William Thomas; father William Matthew; mother Amelia Watters [Waters].

CER: labourer, West Toodyay, 1916-1927.

Trove: TH, 1919: W. Matthews has returned from the war.

Ancestry: possibly d. 1970, Narrogin??

Service: WR: age 25; born in Toodyay; farm labourer; father William Matthews, Toodyay, then wife, Mrs. Margaret M. Matthews, Melbourne (married before departing overseas, it seems); served in France; Temp. Bombardier.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

McCluney, John William (1894-1963)

Service No.: 2861

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; father, John McCluney, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1894, Toodyay; father John McCluney, mother Mary Ann Syred; m. 1919, reg. Northam, Eva Lee; d. 1963, Perth [Wembley], aged 69.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (J. McCluney).

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; farmer, Toodyay; fatherJohn McCluney, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, France; returned to Aust. Feb. 1919 (gunshot wound, leg); Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

McDermott, Arthur Benjamin (1890-1978)

Service No.: 935

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: rough rider, PO, Toodyay; father, Charles David McDermott, Heugin [Neugin] Farm, Toodyay.

BDM; b. 1890, Toodyay, as Arthur Bejamine McDermott; father Charles David McDermott, mother Jane Ferguson; m. 1917, Sussex [Busselton], WA, Kathleen Curtis.

Ancestry: d. 1978, Busselton, WA, aged 88 (photo as a young man).

Trove: TH, 1916: Attended WH.

Service: WR:age 25; born in Toodyay; farmer; father, Charles David McDermott, Neugin Farm, Toodyay; served in Egypt; discharged medically unfit (growth on leg); returned to Aust., Oct. 1916; Lance Cpl.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

McDermott, Charles Simeon (1888-1951)

Service No.: 10876

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: engine-fitter, Locomotive Dept., Northam; father, Charles McDermott, Toodyay.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Nardie Cemetery; aged 63.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Toodyay; engine-fitter; father, Charles McDermott, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France and Belgium; suffered influenza, bronchitis, gastritis; returned to Aust. for change, Oct. 1917 (gastritis); Gunner.

Name: Known as Sim.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 300, 334.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

McDougall, William (b. 1883)

Service No.: 6/1536

Biography: Born 1883, Christchurch, NZ;

BDM: m. 1922, Toodyay, reg. Northam, Ethel Sinclair (nee Demasson); divorced 1936.

CER: Compositor, Toodyay, 1922-1923.

Trove: TH, 1921: part of the Parade at the unveiling the Toodyay War Memorial; TH, May 1923: W. McDougall had worked for the Toodyay Herald the last 16 months, moving to Nannup with his wife.

Service: WR (NZ), under William Macdougall: age 31; b. 1883, Christchurch, NZ; compositor; father, William Macdougall, Christchurch, NZ; served in Gallipoli (emb. 12 Apr. 1915), France; wounded, Gallipoli, 9 Aug. 1915; Private.

McGuire, Daniel (1882-1921)

 

 

 

Service No.: 4565

Biography: Born in Ireland; Emb: labourer, GPO, Perth; father, J. McGuire, Ireland.

BDM: d. 1921, Northam.

Trove: TH, 1921: Died in Toodyay Hospital of pneumonia on 12 Jan. 1921, aged 39 years; no relatives in Aust.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 39.

Service: WR:age 35; born in Ireland; labourer; father, John McGuire, Ireland, then a friend in London, Eng.; served in Egypt, France; two court martials; suffered shellshock; wounded in action (twice), France; POW Germany 1916; transferred to Switz. 1917; returned to Aust., Sept. 1918 (due to shoulder injury); was engaged in England; Private.

Memorial location: TWM

McKnoe, George Edward (1894-1946)

Service No.: 822

Biography: Born in Newcastle, WA; Emb: Labourer, Kalgoorlie; mother Ellen McKnoe, Kalgoorlie.

BMD: B. 1894, Toodyay, WA; father Thomas McKnoe, mother Ellen Wetherhall [sic]; d. 1947 reg. date), Perth, WA [died 25 Dec. 1946].

CER: Father Thomas lived in Newcastle and Stoneybrook, Toodyay, 1903-1916; George worked on a Coolgardie woodline, 1912.

Toodyay Cem. DB: Grandmother and sibling buried in Toodyay cemeteries.

Trove: 1946, died unmarried whilst living as a vagrant; he was given a funereal (identified as a war veteran).

Service: WR: age 21;  born in Newcastle, WA; labourer; mother Ellen McKnoe, Kalgoorlie, then Perth (1917); served in France; wounded in action, France; suffered scabies; court-martial (AWOL, England), 1918; returned to Aust., 1919, med. discharge, gunshot wound  to hand; Private.

McKnoe, William (1882-1934)

Service No.: 4418

Biography: Born in Newcastle, WA; Emb: Labourer, Kalgoorlie; mother Ellen McKnoe, Kalgoorlie.

BMD: BMD: B. 1882, under William Thomas MacKnoe, Toodyay, WA; father Thomas Henry MacKnoe, mother Ellen Wetherall.

CER: Father Thomas lived in Newcastle and Stoneybrook, Toodyay, 1903-1916; William worked as a woodcutter on a Coolgardie woodline, 1912.

Ancestry: d. 1934, Winton, Queensland (air crash).

Toodyay Cem. DB: Grandmother and sibling buried in Toodyay cemeteries.

Trove: 1934: Died in an air crash (low visibility) whilst working in the sandalwood-cutting business in Queensland.

Service: WR: age 37;  born in Newcastle, WA; labourer; mother Ellen McKnoe, Kalgoorlie, then Perth (1917); served in France; wounded in action (gassed); suffered trench fever, mumps; Sapper (Tunnelling).

McLean, Alexander (b. 1876)

 

 

Service No.: 2854

Biography: Born in Scotland; Emb: labourer, Bolgart; father, J. McLean, Broadford, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

CER: Alex McLean, labourer, Gribthorpe [Gripthorpe] Estate, Bolgart, 1911.

Service: WR:age 39; born in Scotland; labourer; father, John McLean, Inverness, then mother, Mrs. Kate McLean, Skye, Scotland; served in Egypt, France; suffered measles; wounded in action (thrice, last was gas), France; later served in Australian Army Medical Corps, 1918-1919;  Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Meaden, Bert (1890-1975)

Service No.: 3182

Biography: Born in England; Emb: stockman, Toodyay.

Ancestry: Bertie Meaden, with father Albert, living in Dorset, age 21, in 1911 Census; m. April 1919, Dorset, Louisa Fletcher; d. 1975, as Bertie Meaden, Dorset, England, aged 85.

Service: WR:age 25; born in England; stockman, Toodyay; father Albert Meaden, Shaftsbury, Dorset, England; served in France, Belgium; wounded in action, Belgium; discharged in England, April 1919, medically unfit (leg wound); Private (was Temp. Cpl.).

Name: Enlisted as, and consistently known as, Bert Meaden; recorded as A. Meaden on Toodyay memorials; known as Bertie in England.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (on both as A. Meaden)

Meredith, Benjamin Richard (1873-1938)

Service No.: 6555

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm labourer, Toodyay; brother, Jesse Cubley Meredith, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1873, Toodyay; father George Meredith, mother Ann Hannett; d. 1938, [Toodyay] reg. Northam.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH; TH, 1938: Died, aged 66, at the home of his brother, J. Meredith, Harper Rd, Toodyay; buried in Nardie Cemetery, the first internment since Dr. Hussey [1929].

CER: farmer, Nunyle, then Yulgarin, 1903-1914.

Too Cem BD: Buried in Nardie Cemetery; aged 65.

Service: WR:age 41; born in Toodyay; farm labourer, Toodyay; brother, Jesse Cubley Meredith (father dead), Toodyay; served in France, Belgium; suffered bronchitis, influenza; wounded in action (crushed chest), 1917, Belgium; Private.

Name: Known as Ben.

Memorial location: VPHR

Meredith, Clarence George (1897-1976)

Service No.: 5053

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; father, James Barker Meredith, Toodyay.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (Private C.  Meredith); TH, 1924: lost a leg when run over by a train, whilst bridge-building, Hovea, WA; TH, 1924: a benefit was organised to get Clarrie an artificial leg. Daily News, 1931; divorced from Adelaide Meredith (d. 1994, Victoria).

BDM: b. 1897, Toodyay; father James Meredith, mother Maud Brimson.

Ancestry: m. 1919, London, Adelaide Nichols (d. 1994, Melbourne); d. 1976, Geraldton, aged 70.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; labourer; father, James Barker Meredith, Toodyay; served in France; suffered appendicitis, trench fever, tonsilitis; wounded in action, 1918, France; married Adelaide Nichols, London, 1919; Private.

Name: Known as Clarrie or Clarry.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 248.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Meredith, James Harold (1894-1919)

Service No.: 2236

Biography: Born in Southern Cross, WA; Emb: clerk, Toodyay; father, James Barker Meredith, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1894, Southern Cross; father James Meredith, mother Maud Meredith; d. 1919, Northam.

Trove: TH, 1918: Attended a WH (as Tpr. Meredith); TH, Jan. 1919: was an invalid and died aged 24.

Too Cem BD: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery, aged 25.

Service: WR (as James Haroed Meredith): age 21; born in Southern Cross, WA; clerk; father, James Barker Meredith, Toodyay; served in Egypt; returned to Aust., Nov. 1917 (valvular heart disease; pre-existing condition aggravated by active service); Trooper.

Name: Known as Harold.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 248.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/275204

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Merrey, William Thomas (1896-1972)

Service No.: 2202

Biography: Born in Newcastle, W.A.; Emb: store assistant; PO, Derby, WA; mother Mrs Annie Leisk, Broome, WA.

BDM: B. 1896, Toodyay; father William Merrey (d. 1905, Fremantle), mother Annie Stewart (born in Newcastle); m. 1928, Grace Casey, Northam; d. 1972, Bayswater, WA, aged 76.

Grandfather John Stewart (d. 1903) is buried in Toodyay Cemetery.

Service: WR; age 19; store assistant; born in Newcastle, WA; mother Mrs Annie Leisk, Broome, WA, later moved to Perth; served in Gallipoli (from Aug. 1915), Egypt, France; wounded in action, France; suffered diarrhoea, otitis media; court-martial (1918), desertion, guilty, with rec. for mercy, suspended; Private.

Miller, Duncan Macadam (1881-1918) *

Service No.: 6887

Biography: Born in S. Aust.; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; father, John Miller, S. Aust.

CER: Duncan Millar/Miller, farm hand, Yandee, Toodyay, 1914-1927.

Ancestry: B. 1881, Murray Bridge, S. Aust.; father; John Mackenzie Miller.

Service: WR (as Duncan Macadam Miller); age 34; farmer, Toodyay; father John Miller, S. Aust; served in France; KIA, France, 6 Aug. 1918; Private.

Minchin, Hubert d’Esterre (1896-1974)

Service No.: 933

Biography: Born in Camberwell, Vic.; Emb: (as Hubert de Estene Minchin), clerk, Donnegal, Greenmount, WA; father William Peter Minchin, Greenmount, WA.

BDM: m. 1921, Iris Tompson, Perth, WA.

MCB: d. 1974, Nedlands, WA, aged 77.

Ancestry: mother, Florence Emily Henniker.

CER: Minchin, Hubert d’Esterre, Maisonmore [sic], Toodyay, farmer, 1920-1923.

Trove: TH, 1920: Notice by Minchin Bros., of Maisemore; later worked as an insurance inspector.

Service: WR: as Hubert de Esterre Minchin;  age 18; born in Camberwell, Vic.; clerk; father William Peter Minchin, Donegal, Greenmount, WA; served in Gallipoli (from Sept. 1915), Egypt, France; suffered influenza, tachycardia, heart valvular disease; returned to Aust., Aug.  1916, as invalid, later on 50% permanent pension; Corporal.

Name: Known as Hugh; sometimes second name recorded as De Esterre.

Minchin, Percival Edward (1894-1935)

Service No.: 50285

Biography: Born in Guildford, W.A.: Emb: school teacher, West Guildford, WA; father A.E. Minchin, West Guildford, WA.

BDM: b. 1894, Guildford; father Edward Minchin, mother Margaret Hitchcock; m. 1919, Eileen A. Jeffery, Perth; d. 1935, Northam, WA.

CER: Minchin, Percival Edward, Glendearg, Bejoording, teacher, 1916-1917.

Trove: WA, 1935: Died 1935 at Wooroloo; wife Eileen was living in Mt. Lawley, WA; buried in Karrakatta Cemetery; had retrained as a surgeon dentist, and was practising in the 1930s.

Service: WR:age 22; born in West Guildford, WA;  school teacher; father Alfred Edward Minchin, West Guildford, WA; served in Egypt, Italy, France; A.A. Medical Corps, and 28th Battalion (Seventh Day Adventist); Private.

Minchin, William Allan (1893-1976)

Service No.: Royal Australian Navy Wireless Radio Service

Biography: Born in Warracknabeal, Vic.; Emb: Did not serve overseas.

BDM: m. 1917, Kathleen Franklyn, Swan, WA; (divorced 1944),

Ancestry: m. 1945, Lorna Watson, Redfern, NSW; d. 1976, Sydney, NSW.

CER: William Allen [sic] Minchin, Maisonmore [sic], Toodyay, farmer, 1920-1930.

Trove: Swan Express, 1913: Appointed  to the Commonwealth wireless station at Applecross, WA [later posted to Wyndham]; WA, 1917: At the time of his first engagement, he was “an officer of the Royal

Australian Naval Radio Service”; TH, 1920: Notice by Minchin Bros., of Maisemore; West Australian, 1921: MINCHIN.-On September 22, to Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Minchin, Maisemore, Toodyay, a son; WA, 1924, a daughter, at Maisemore; TH, 1926: contested Road Board election, unsuccessfully; TH: Captain of the Toodyay Rifle Club; TH, 1927: Present (ie as an ex R.A.N.) when sailors visited Toodyay.; Had left WA by 1933, when he was a radio engineer in Rockhampton, Qld.

WR: Not accessible online; by 1917, he was a Wireless Officer of the Royal Australian Naval Radio Service”.

Name: Roll of Honor poster name: Minchin, A.

Mofflin, Edward Walter  (1888-1917) *

Service No.: 464

Biography: Born in S. Aust.; Emb: lumper, Fremantle; [brother] Horace Mofflin, East Fremantle.

Ancestry: b. 1888, S. Aust; father Horace Mofflin, mother Margaret Sutherland.

CER: Mofflin, Edward Walter, farmer, Bindokine, Toodyay, 1909-1911.

Service: WR:age 26; born in S. Aust.; lumper; brother, Horace Mofflin, East Fremantle; served in Gallipoli (emb. 2 Mar. 1915), Egypt, France; suffered typanitis; died of wounds received in action, 7 July 1917, France; Sgt.

Name: Known as Ted.

Cheops Pyramid photo: Identified in WAGS 11th Battalion Project photo; position 410.

Memorial location: KPHAP; VPWM; VPHR

Monger, Wesley Edward (1881-1961)

Service No.: 5632

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm hand, Goomalling; mother, Mrs Sarah Ann Monger, Northam.

BDM: b. 1881, Toodyay; father Charles Samuel Monger, mother Sarah Ann Cockman; d. 1961, Northam, aged 81.

Service: WR:age 35; born in Toodyay; farm hand, Goomalling; mother, Sarah Ann Monger, Northam; served in France, Belgium; suffered influenza, tonsillitis; Sgt.

Morley, William Ralph (1895-1917) *

Service No.: 3401

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm hand, Toodyay; father, William R. Morley, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1895, Newcastle; father William Ralph Morley, mother, Mary Quin.

CER: Parents lived at “The Range”, Newcastle, and 9 Mile Hill, Toodyay, 1909-1914.

Service: WR:age 21; born in Toodyay; farm hand; father, William Ralph Morley, Toodyay, then Irishtown, near Northam; served in France, Belgium; died from wounds received in action, Belgium, 29 Sept. 1917; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 121-122.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/245842

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Murphy, Augustine (1889-1961)

Service No.: 1323

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; father, John Patrick Murphy, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1889, Toodyay, as John Augustus Murphy; father John Patrick Murphy, mother Elizabeth Thorpe; d. 1961, as Augustine John Murphy, Perth, age 72.

MCD: An Augustine John Murphy died 1961, Perth, aged 72.

CER: John Augustus Murphy, farmer, Toodyay, 1911.

Trove: TH, 1912: name form: Augustus John Murphy.

One of three brothers enlisting.

Service: WR:as Augustine Murphy; age 25; born in Toodyay; labourer; father, J.P. Murphy, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli (emb. 12 April 1915), Egypt, France; returned to Aust., Sept., 1918; awarded Military Medal, June 1917, France; Private (Australian Field Ambulance).

Name: Full name is probably John Augustus (or Augustine) Murphy.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (as A. Murphy)

Murphy, Douglas Michael (1883-1954)

Service No.: 1798

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb. (as Douglas Murphy): labourer, Perth; father, John Patrick Murphy, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1883, Toodyay, as Douglas Michael Murphy; father John Patrick Murphy, mother Elizabeth Thorpe; d. 1954 (as Douglas Mitchell Murphy), Perth, aged 71.

One of three brothers enlisting.

Trove: TH, 1919:  “Cpl. Dug. Murphy arrived home on Tuesday, but still suffering from the effects of gas; TH, 1919: attended WH (Cpl. D. Murphy).

Service: WR, as Douglas Murphy; age 31, born in Toodyay, labourer; father, John Patrick Murphy, Toodyay;  served in Gallipoli (from 14 June 1915), France; wounded in action (twice), 1917, 1918, France; suffered influenza (twice); court martial, 1918; awarded Military Medal, 1917; Cpl.

Name: Sometimes Douglas Mitchell Murphy, and Dug.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Murphy, Richard William (1887-1915) *

Service no.: 365

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm labourer, Toodyay; father, John P. Murphy, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1887, as Richard William Murphy, Toodyay; father John Patrick Murphy, mother Elizabeth Thorpe.

One of three brothers enlisting.

Service: WR:age 27; born in Toodyay; farmer’s labourer; father, John P. Murphy, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli (landed 25 April 1915);KIA, Gallipoli, 30 April 1915; Private.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/253203

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Murray, William Henry (1893-1984)

Service No.: 2865

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: school master, Wattening, via Toodyay; father, Francis Murray, Boulder.

Ancestry: b. 1893, Victoria; d. 1984, East Victoria Park, WA, age 91.

CER: teacher, Wattening School, 1916-1921.

Trove: TH, 1919: Invited to attend WH, but did not (Sgt. W. Murray); [he did return to Wattening.]

BDM: m. 1920, Alice Syred, [Wattening Hall], reg. Northam.

Service: WR:age 23; born in Victoria; schoolmaster, Wattening, WA; father, Francis Murray, Boulder; served in France; E.R. Sgt.

North, George Leopold (1883-1956)

 

 

Service No.: 1332

Biography: Born in England; Emb: clerk, Fremantle; father, George North, England.

BDM: d. 1956, York, aged 73, father George, mother Hannah J.

CER: clerk/farmer, Newgin, Toodyay, 1921-1930.

Trove: TH, Oct. 1920: performed at Toodyay RSL entertainment; TH, Dec. 1921: attended unveiling of Toodyay War Memorial; TH, 1927: ended partnership with Simon McDermott, Toodyay.

Service: WR:age 32; born in England; clerk; father, George North, England, then mother Hannah North, England; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action, France; returned to Aust, July 1918 (shell wound);  Cpl.

Name: Sometimes known as L.G. North.

Nunn, John Aubrey (1883-1978)

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: licensed surveyor, Claremont, WA; wife, Mrs. Rose Nunn, Claremont, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1883, NSW; father John Nunn, mother Mary Ann Marshall.

BDM: m. 1909, [Newcastle], reg. Northam, Rose P.M. Smith [daughter of A.C. Smith, Toodyay].

MCB: d. 1978, Armadale, WA, aged 94.

Trove: West Australian, 1909: Nunn-Smith wedding, Newcastle, WA; TH, Sept. 1918: Nunn, son-in-law of A.C. Smith, Toodyay, reported wounded; TH. 1919: invited to but did not attend Toodyay WH (Capt. J.A. Nunn).

Service: WR:age 32; born in NSW; licensed surveyor, Claremont, WA; wife, Mrs. Rose Nunn, Claremont, WA; served in France; wounded in action, France; awarded Military Cross, 1918; Capt.

O’Dea, Edward (1888-1957)

Service No.: 5058

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Wyening, via Bolgart; father, Patrick O’Dea, Wyening then Calingiri.

BDM: b. 1888, Toodyay; father Patrick O’Dea, mother Ellen Pritchard; d. 1957, Perth.

MCB: d. 1957, Bassendean, aged 67.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (Private E. and Ted O’Dea)

Service: WR: age 26; born in Toodyay; labourer; father, Patrick O’Dea, Wyening then Calingiri; served in France, Belgium; suffered mumps; wounded in action, 1917, Belgium; Lance Cpl.

Name: Known as Ted.

Memorial location: VPHR

O’Driscoll, Morgan Ernest Patrick (1897-1965)

Service No.: 3904

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: fireman, Toodyay; mother; Mrs. Mary O’Driscoll, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1897, Newcastle; father Patrick O’Driscoll, mother Mary Sealby; m. 1924, East Coolgardie, Edith Howard; d. 1965, Geraldton.

Trove: TH, 1918: attended WH (Private M. O’Driscoll).

Service: WR: age 20; born in Toodyay; fireman (engine cleaner); mother Mary O’Driscoll, Toodyay (father dead); suffered rheumatic fever; did not leave England; returned to Aust., July 1918 (rheumatic fever); Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 301.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

O’Neill, Alexander Wilton (1891-1917) *

Service No.: 853

Biography: Born in the Parish of Toodyay; Emb: stockman, Collie; mother, Mrs S. Goodall [formerly O’Neill, nee Beard], Collie;

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay, under Alexander Welton [sic] O’Neill; father Alexander Welton [sic] O’Neill, mother Sarah Beard;

Ancestry: Photo in uniform.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Toodyay; stockman; mother, Mrs S. Goodall, Collie; served in Gallipoli, Egypt and France; wounded in Gallipoli (between 25-28 April 1915) and France; died of wounds in France, 26 Jan. 1917; Comp. Sgt. Major and WO 2nd class; awarded Croix de Guerre, 16 Feb. 1917.

Name: Sometimes listed as Alexander Welton O’Neill (Welton is an error).

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/261255

Memorial location: TP

O’Neill, Francis Thomas (1886-1950)

Service No.: 4271

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb., under Frank Thomas O’Neill: clerk, Perth; mother, Mrs. S. Green, Toodyay;

BDM: B. 1886, Newcastle, under Francis Thomas O’Neill; father, John O’Neill, mother, Sarah McCluney; d. 1950, Perth, as Frank. T. O’Neill.

BDM: mother Sarah O’Neill m. Frederick John Green, 1904, Newcastle.

Trove: West Australian, 1950, death notice: Frank Thomas O’Neill, formerly 11 Battalion.

Service: WR, under Frank Thomas O’Neill: age 29; born in Toodyay; clerk; mother, Sarah Green, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France; wounded (twice) and gassed once, in France; returned to Aust., Feb. 1919; Private.

Name: Sometimes Frank Thomas O’Neill.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

O’Neill, Frederick Cluney (1889-1966)

Service No.: 202

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: motor driver, Mt. Lawley, Perth; mother, Mrs. S. Green, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1889, Newcastle; father, John O’Neill, mother, Sarah McCluney; d. 1966, Perth [East Perth], aged 77.

BDM: mother Sarah O’Neill m. Frederick John Green, 1904, Newcastle.

Service: WR, under Frederick Cluncy O’Neill; age 26; born in Toodyay; motor driver; mother, Mrs. S. Green, Toodyay; served in France; wounded (twice) in France; Private (Driver).

Name: Sometimes recorded as Frederick Cluncy.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

O’Neill, William Douglas (1898-1973)

Service No.: 136

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: grocer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. Sarah Green, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1898, Newcastle, under Francis Thomas O’Neill; father, John O’Neill, mother, Sarah McCluney.

BDM: mother Sarah O’Neill m. Frederick John Green, 1904, Newcastle.

MCB: d. 1973, Manning, aged 75.

Service: WR:age 19; born in Toodyay; grocer;mother, Mrs. Sarah Green, Toodyay;  served in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan, etc.; Trooper.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

O’Shaughnessy, Patrick (1880-1916) *

Service no.: 3301

Biography: Born in Ireland; Emb: labourer; brother, James O’Shaughnessy, Ireland.

CER: labourer, Nunyle, 1911-1914.

Service: WR:age 34; born in county Tipperary, Ireland; labourer;brother James O’Shaughnessy, county Tipperary, Ireland; served in Gallipoli, Egypt; France; wounded in action (left ankle), 12 July 1915, Gallipoli; returned to Aust., Sept. 1915, as Sgt.; returned to duty in Fremantle in Dec. 1915; re-embarked Mar. 1916; back in France, 1916; accidentally killed in France (shell explosion), 24 Oct. 1916; courts martial; Sgt; then Corp., Gunner.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP; VPHR (as O’Shannessy, P.)

Parker,  John William (1897-1944)

Service No.: 6659

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: salesman, Perth; father, J.B. Parker, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1897, Newcastle; father John Baker [sic] Parker, mother Louisa Richards (d. 1917, Toodyay); d. 1944, Perth.

Trove: TH, Feb. 1918: Jack Parker returning on sick leave.

Trove: Father is John William Bates Parker, d. 1934.

Service: WR: age 19; born in Toodyay; salesman, boot dept., Perth; father John Bates Parker, Toodyay; served in France; suffered influenza; returned to Aust., Jan. 1918 (for change); Private.

Name: Known as Jack.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Pember,  Barnabus Leslie (1898-1945)

Service No.: 6811

Biography: Born in Victoria Park, Perth; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; father, William Charles Pember, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1899, Perth; father William Charles Pember, mother Sarah Richards; m. 1924, Northam, Eileen White; d. 1945, East Coolgardie.

Ancestry: b. late 1898.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH (Private L. Pember).

Service: WR:age 18; born in Victoria Park, WA; labourer; father William Charles Pember, Toodyay; served in France; suffered from hernia, trench fever, influenza; Private.

Name:  Known as Leslie.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 336.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Pember, William Claude Stanley (1894-1947)

Service No.: 3193

Biography: Born in Sydney, NSW; Emb: farm hand, York; wife, Mrs Charlotte Ann Pember, York.

BDM: m. 1916, Perth, Charlotte A. Beardman; d. 1947, Perth.

Ancestry: b. Eden, NSW, 1894; father, William Charles Pember.

Trove: TH, 1919: invited to attend WH (W.C.S. Pember), but did not.

Service: WR: age 22; born in Sydney; labourer; father William Pember, Toodyay, then wife, Charlotte Pember, York; served in France; suffered appendicitis; wounded in action (thrice, twice gassed), France; returned to Aust., Dec. 1918 (arm wound); Private.

Name: Known as Stanley.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 336.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Perkins, Edythe (1892-1969)

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in Queensland; Emb: nurse, Fremantle; mother Mrs G.M. Perkins, District Hospital, Toodyay.

Ancestry: b. 1892, Queensland; father Alfred Perkins, mother Gertrude Maria Parry.

BDM: d. 1969, Perth, aged 75.

Service: WR: age 24; born in Queensland; certificated nurse; gave ‘District Hospital, Toodyay’ as her address, as the time of enlistment, 1917; mother Mrs G.M. Perkins, District Hospital, Toodyay; served in India; Staff Nurse (Australian Army Nursing Service).

Perrin, Harold George (1890-1962)

Service No.: 6315

Biography: Born in Wongamine; Emb: farm hand, Jennacubbine; sister, Mrs. G. White, Jennacubbine.

BDM: b. 1890, Toodyay; father William Henry Perrin, mother Elizabeth Woolhouse; m. 1920, Northam, Mary Lawler; d. 1962, Perth [Welshpool], age 73.

Trove: TH, 1919: was invited to attend WH.

Service: WR: age 24; born in Wongamine, WA; farm hand; sister, Mrs. Gwelda White, Jennacubbine (parents dead); served in France; POW, Limburg, Germany 1917-1918; repatriated 1918; Private.

Name: Known as Harry.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/278149

Memorial location: JWM

Perry, Leslie Charles (1893-1980)

 

Service No.: 678

Biography: Born in South Aust.; Emb: state school teacher, “Blackburn”, Pingelly, WA; father, Charles Perry, “Blackburn”, Pingelly, WA.

BDM: m. 1921, Northam, Leta Coomer.

Ancestry: b. 1893, S. Aust.; d. 1980, South Fremantle, aged 87.

Trove: TH, 1915: L. Perry won a motorcycle race in Avon Valley.

CER: Leslie Charles Perry, State school teacher, Bejoording, WA, 1916.

Service: WR: age 23; born in S. Aust; school teacher;  father, Charles Perry, Blackburn, Pingelly, WA; served in France; suffered influenza; given 3 months leave to study, Edinburgh Training College, 1919; E.R. Cpl.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 245.

Pickett, John (1889-1943)

Service No.: 6076

Biography: Born in Beverley, WA; Emb: farm hand, Wongamine; mother, Mrs Sarah Jane Howard, Mount Barker, WA.

BDM: b. 1889, Beverley; father James Pickett, mother Jane Ann Millard (m. Fred Howard, 1895, York); m. 1921, Perth, Alice Maud Lindberg (nee Candler).

CER: John Pickett (sometimes Pickert), farmer, Lime Brook, Wongamine, 1911-1928.

Ancestry: d. 1943, Subiaco, aged 54.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Beverley, WA; farm hand; mother, Jane Ann Howard, Mount Barker, WA; served in France; suffered from rheumatism; wounded in action (twice), France; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 337.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/277644

Potts, Alfred Ernest (1884-1955)

Service No.: 1499

Biography: Born in South Australia; Emb (under Alfred Ernest Putty): farmer; father, William Carter Potts, Pingelly.

BDM: m. 1921, Perth, Ella Sherwood; d. 1955, Perth, aged 70.

MCB: d. 1955, Meekatharra, buried in Karrakatta.

Ancestry: b. 1884, S. Aust.; father William Carter Potts, mother Emma Bagg; photo in uniform.

Trove: TH, 1914: manager of Falconer’s Yulgan Estate, Bolgart, since Nov. 1913; TH, 1915: Enlisted Jan. 1915; TH, 1919: attended WH (as Lieut. A.E. Potts).

Service: WR: age 30; born in South Aust.; farmer; father, William Carter Potts, Pingelly; served in Gallipoli (emb.7 May 1915), France; wounded in action, Gallipoli (twice), France; Lieut.; awarded Military Medal, 1917, whilst Sgt.; mentioned in despatches, 1919, whilst Lieut.

Name: Listed in TH, 1919, once, as Lieut. E.A. Cotts (typo).

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 144.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/281311

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H00135/

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E04006/

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E01785/

Memorial location: VPHR

Pratt, John Ferguson (1891-1970)

Service No.: 62756

Biography: Born in Scotland; Emb: farmer, Calingiri via Bolgart; father, W. Pratt, Scotland.

BDM: d. 1970, Fremantle, aged 79; father William, mother, Mary J.

CER: Pratt, John Ferguson, rural worker, Bolgart, 1914; farmer, Braeside, Bolgart, 1929-1930.

Trove: TH, 1920: J. Pratt subscribed to Toodyay War Memorial Fund.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Scotland; farmer, Calingiri near Bolgart; father, W. Pratt, Scotland; emb. 29 Oct. 1918; disembarked, Woodman’s Point,  12 Dec. 1918;  discharged Feb. 1919; Sgt.

Memorial location: VPHR

Purser, Stanley Newton  (1896-1917) *

Service No.: 6318

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs Julia Purser, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1896, Newcastle; father Joseph Adam Purser, mother, Julia Griffin.

Trove: Western Mail, July 1917: photo in uniform.

Service: WR: age 19; born in Toodyay; labourer; mother Julia Purser, Toodyay; served in France;KIA, France, 6 May 1917; Private.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/285577

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Quarrie, John William (1889-1976)

Service No.: 6351

Biography: Born on the Isle of Man; Emb: motor driver, Perth; father, W. Quarrie, England.

Brother of Walter Hugh Quarrie.

CER: farm hand, Gripthorpe [H.W. Clarkson property, 6 miles east of Bolgart], 1914-1917; then moved to Perth.

BDM: m. 1924, Perth; d. 1966, Perth [Graylands], aged 76.

Ancestry: b. 1889, Isle of Man; father Walter Quarrie.

Service: WR: age 25; born on Isle of Man; motor driver; father, W. Quarrie, England;  served in France; wounded in France; awarded Meritorious Service Medal, 1 Jan. 1918; Lance Cpl., Driver.

Name: Known as Jack.

Quarrie, Walter Hugh (1892-1915) *

Service No.: 90

Biography: Born on the Isle of Man; Emb: teamster, Bolgart, Toodyay; brother, J. Quarrie, Bolgart.

CER: farm hand, Bolgart, 1914.

Service: WR: age 22 (b. 1892); born Isle of Man; teamster, Bolgart, Toodyay; brother, J. Quarrie, Bolgart; served in Egypt, Gallipoli (emb. 26 May 1915); KIA, Gallipoli, 2 July 1915; Private.

[In Egypt 11th Battalion Cheops pyramid pic?]

Quinlan, Harold Daniel (1895-1918) *

Service No.: Not known

Biography: Born in Perth, WA; father Timothy F. Quinlan, Perth, WA (once lived in Toodyay); Timothy’s mother, Mrs. Quinlan, died in Toodyay; Harold’s mother was Teresa Connor, daughter of Dan Connor .

BDM: b. 1895, Perth; father, Hon. Timothy Francis Quinlan, mother, Teresa Connor.

Trove: Freeman’s Journal (Sydney), Feb. 1914: Harold  spent 2 years at Kew College, Melbourne, now going to attend university in Dublin;  Camp Chronicle, April 1918: Educated Christian Brothers' College, then Trinity College, Dublin; enlisted at start of war, joined the Military Training College, Sandhurst, England; gazetted as lieutenant, 4th Hussars, Jan. 1916, proceeded to the front; served in the Somme, fell  in the victorious charge in the effort to turn the enemy's flank at the attack on Roye on January 26 [sic]; Australian young athlete, 6ft. 2in., good boxer, accomplished horseman; Roman Catholic; photo; Western Mail, June 1918; Letter from officer re Harold’s death; Western Mail, 1919: Promoted to Lieut. in 1917.

Ancestry: d. 26 Mar. 1918, near Roye, Somme, France; buried at the Poziers Memorial, France.

Service: Enlisted 1914; attended Military Training College, Sandhurst, England; gazetted as lieutenant, 4th (Queen’s Own) Hussars (British Reg.), served in France from 22 Jan. 1916; KIA, 26 Mar. 1918, France; Lieut.

Memorial location: TP

Ralph, Arthur Roland (1896-1918) *

Service No.: 3370

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm labourer, Northam; mother Mrs Flora Forward, Seabrook, via Northam (then Stoneleigh, Northam)

BDM: b. 1896 (as Arthur Rowland Ralph), Toodyay; father Edward Ralph, mother Flora Christmas (m. Frederick Forward, 1905, Northam).

Ancestry: b. 1896; father Edward Ralph Jnr. (1861-1902); photo in uniform; younger brother of Benjamin Edwin Ralph.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Toodyay; farm labourer, Seabrook, via Northam; mother, Flora Forward, Seabrook, via Northam (then Stoneleigh, Northam); served in Egypt; died of appendicitis,  13 May 1918, Eastern Suez; Trooper.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 133-135 (photo); also a letter from the Front.

Memorial location: TP

Ralph, Benjamin Edwin (1894-1974)

 

Service No.: 462

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb. (as Benjamin Edward Ralph);  labourer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs F. Forward, Seabrook, WA.

BDM: b. (as Benjamin Edward), 1894, Toodyay; father Edward Ralph, mother Flora Christmas (m. Frederick Forward, 1905, Northam); m. 1923, Northam, Marjory Moody.

Ancestry: b. 1894; father Edward Ralph Jnr. (1861-1902); d. 1974, Morley, Perth, aged 84; older brother of Arthur Roland Ralph.

Trove: TH, 1915: Letter from England; TH, 1915: Letter from hospital in England; TH, 1916: Printed three letters from England, and another mentioned (re Wilkerson’s fate); Northam Courier, 1917: Letter to his mother; Camp chronicle, July 1917: Letter to his mother; Goomalling-Dowerin Mail, 1917: Letters to his mother from Palestine; Camp chronicle, Mar. 1918: Letter dated Jan. 1918, from Egypt.

Service: WR: aged 19; born in Toodyay; labourer; mother, Mrs F. Forward, Seabrook, WA; served in Gallipoli (emb. 1 Aug. 1915), Egypt, Palestine, Syria; wounded in action (twice), Gallipoli, Syria; awarded Military Medal, 26 Nov. 1917 (when Lance Cpl.); Sgt.

Name: Known as Ben.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 134-135 (photo).

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/287393

Ralph, Charles James (1890-1961)

 

 

 

 

Service No.: 2733

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: Can’t find a record in Emb. Rolls.

BDM: b. 1890, Toodyay; father James Ralph, mother Julia Fanny Christmas; m. 1918, Northam, Mary Cousins; d. 1961, Perth.

Ancestry: d. 1961, Nedlands, aged 70.

Trove: TH, 1916: Farewell event in Bejoording.

Service: WR:age 25; born in Toodyay; farm hand; father James Ralph. Bejoording, via Toodyay; served in England; returned to Aust., July 1917, medically unfit (endocarditis); Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 338.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Ralph, Frederick George (1893-1966)

Service No.: Not known

Biography: Born in Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1893, Toodyay; father James Ralph, mother Julia Fanny Christmas; d. 1966, Perth, aged 72.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 72.

Service: No WR online; it seems he did attempt to enlist in 1918, but the file is not digitised.

Name: Known as Fred.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Ralph, Henry Thomas (1893-1965)

 

 

Service No.: 363

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: horse driver; father B. Ralph, Moora.

BDM: b. 1893, Toodyay; father Benjamin Ralph, mother Catherine Joyce; m. 1919, Perth, Honora [Norah] Leheny; d. 1965, Perth, aged 71.

Ancestry: d. 1965, Como, WA.

Trove: Midlands Advertiser, 1915 July: A ‘H. Ralph’ mentioned in a Gallipoli letter from Lieut. Peter Paull, Moora; Midlands Advertiser, 1915 Oct.: Father Ben Ralph was living at Nardie [Miling], when he received word from Harry re his wounds; TH, 1942, father Benjamin Ralph, died at “Nardy”, Miling.

CER: Henry Thomas Ralph, farmer, Toodyay, 1947.

Service: WR: age 21 (b. 21 April 1893); born in Newcastle [Toodyay], WA; horse driver; father B. Ralph, Moora, WA; served in Gallipoli; wounded in action in Gallipoli, 2 May 1915; returned to Aust., 8 Oct. 1915; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/303178

Name: Known as Harry.

Ralph, John (1874-1960)

Service No.: 449

Biography: Born in Bejoording, north of Toodyay; Emb: pearler, Broome,wife Esther Myrtle Ralph, Tuckanarra, near Cue.

BDM: b. 1874, Toodyay; father Edward Ralph, mother Sarah Dean; m. 1915, Claremont, WA; Esther Riddell; d. 1960, Perth, aged 85.

Service: WR: age 41; shows him enrolling in 1915 in Broome, going to Blackboy Hill camp, then being discharged, then enrolling again, 1916, in Perth; born in Bejoording, near Toodyay; pearler; wife Esther Myrtle Ralph, Tuckanarra, near Cue; served in France; suffered from scabies, influenza, mumps; discharged medically unfit (rheumatism), Feb. 1918;  Cpl.

Name: Known as Jack Ralph.

Ralph, Ronald Edgar (1900-1968)

Service No.: 463

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not serve overseas.

BDM; b. 1900, Toodyay; father Edward Ralph, mother Flora Christmas [later Forward]; m. 1926, Northam, Doreen Browning; d. 1968, Perth.

Ancestry: d. 1968, Doubleview, aged 67; younger brother of Arthur Roland and Benjamin Edwin Ralph.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; farm hand; mother Flora Forward, Northam; discharged May 1918 (after 3 months), having irregularly enlisted (underage).

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 134.

Rawlings, Ernest James (1893-1955)

Service No.: 5173

Biography: Born in Toodyay (Newcastle); Emb: labourer, Toodyay; wife, Mrs. Florence M. Rawlings, Leederville;

BDM: b. 1893, as Earnest James Rawlings, Newcastle, WA; father James Rawlings, mother Mary Jane Horton; m. 1916, Perth, Florence Hearle; d. 1955, Perth, aged 61.

Trove: TH, 1916: Mentioned in Bert Ellery’s letter; Western Mail, Aug. 1917: Photo; TH, 1919: Invited to WH, but did not attend.

Service: WR: age 22; born in Toodyay; labourer; father James Rawlings, Toodyay, then wife Florence Rawlings, Leederville; served in France; POW Germany 1917-1918; Private.

Name: BDM: Earnest James Rawlings; known as Ernie.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/289134

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 91.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Rawlings, Raymond Samuel (1896-1961)

Service No.: 3772

Biography: Born in Toodyay; mill hand, Toodyay; father James Rawlings, Toodyay.

BDM: b. not listed; m. 1923, Perth, Maude Shaw (d. 1926); m. 1928, Perth, Eileen Shivers; d. 1961, Perth, aged 65.

Ancestry: b.1896, Toodyay; father James Rawlings, mother Mary Jane Horton.

MCB: d. 1961, Bayswater, WA, aged 65.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Toodyay; mill-hand; father James Rawlings, Toodyay; served in Egypt; suffered synovitis; returned to Aust. (synovitis), July 1918; Trooper.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Ray, J.

Biography: TH, 1919: Private J. Ray attended a Toodyay WH.

Could be a J. Ray, farming at Yerecoin.

Possibly John George Ray (b. 1897, Jarrahdale, married in Beverley 1925, d. 1969, Sussex). He was a farm worker on enlistment, but don’t know where, father John William Ray, Mt. Lawley.

Richards, William Charles (b. 1893)

Service No.: 3344

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: Farm hand; father, C. Richards, Burke’s Siding, WA.

Trove: TH, 1915: W.C. Richards, Toodyay, enlisted; TH, 1919: W. Richards a member of Toodyay RSL.

CER: farmer, Bolgart; Eumaleek, Toodyay, 1926-1937.

Service: WR: age 22; born in Victoria; farm hand;  enlisted, Northam; father, Charles Richards, Burke’s Siding [near Northam], WA; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action, France; Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; VPHR

Riley, Ernest Arthur (1889-1970)

Service No.: 3122

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: commercial clerk, North Fremantle; wife Lydia, North Fremantle;

Trove: Father, John Riley, mother Mary Ann Riley, both of Toodyay.

BMD: d. 1970, Perth, aged 80.

Ancestry: b. 1889; d. 1969; possibly born Victoria Plains.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, France (knee debility); Lance Cpl.

Riley, John Francis (1885-1944)

Service No.: 3064

Biography: Born in Fremantle, WA; Emb: contractor, Konnongorring; grandmother, Mrs. Adlam, West Perth.

BDM: b. 1885, Fremantle; father George Riley; mother, Rose Hyland; m. 1918, Perth, Elizabeth Truslove; d. 1944, Perth [Bassendean], aged 59.

WR: 3 years in Newcastle Mounted Infantry, but left when moved out of area.

CER: John Francis Riley, contractor, Wyening, via Toodyay, 1917.

Trove: West Australian, 1944: One death notice stated “late of Toodyay”.

Service: WR (3064): age 30; born in Fremantle; contactor, Konnongorring, WA; served in Egypt, Palestine, Gaza; suffered synovitis; returned to Aust. (synovitis, knee), July 1917; Trooper.

Memorial location: VPHR

Roberts, Owen George (1891-1959)

 

 

Service No.: 4938

Biography: Born in England; Emb: Seaman, Wagin, WA; mother, Mrs. M. Roberts, England.

BDM: m. 1926, Perth, WA, Ivy Renton.

Ancestry: d. 1959, Perth, WA, aged 68; father George O. Roberts, mother Marion.

Trove: TH, 1917: Driver O.G. Roberts had returned to Toodyay, and asked the Toodyay Road Board for a job; TH, 1917: Ex-Gunner Roberts attended a Toodyay farewell function for D.D. Clarkson, leaving for the Front.

WR: age 24; born in Middlesex, England; seaman, Wagin, WA; mother, Mrs. Marian Roberts, England; Served in Gallipoli (emb. 15 Nov. 1915), Egypt; suffered myalgia; returned to Aust. (medical invalid), 4 July 1917; Gunner, Driver.

Robinson, Hugh Lovett (1892-1967)

Service No.: 469

Biography: Born in Toodyay (Newcastle); Emb: grocer’s assistant, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. S.A. Robinson, Toodyay. TH; Trooper Hugh Robinson returned to Toodyay, 1919; attended WH 1919. Ancestry: 1892-1967; father William Robinson, mother Sarah; brothers Michael William and Stanley Robinson.

BDM: b. 1892 Newcastle, father William, mother Sarah Ann Meredith; d. 1967, Perth..

Service: WR:age 21; 10th ALH; served Gallipoli, Middle East, France; suffered trench feet, enteric fever; Trooper (was Lance Corp.)

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Robinson, Michael William (1889-1942)

 

 

Service No.: 1878

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: Farm labourer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. S.A. Robinson, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1889, Newcastle; father William Robinson, mother Sarah Ann Meredith; brothers Stanley Peascod [sic] and Hugh Lovett Robinson; d. 1942, Moora [Pithara].

Trove: TH, 1918: “Mrs. S. Robinson has been notified that her son, "Micky," has been wounded. This soldier enlisted and left with the first contingent, going through Gallipoli and many other fierce encounters.”

Service: WR: age 25; farm labourer; Mrs. S.A. Robinson, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli (wounded in back), Egypt, France (wounded); Driver, Gunner, Bombardier, Temp. Sgt, then to Cpl.

Name: TH: Known as Mick or Mickey; died in 1942 at Pithara, buried Dalwallinu, WA; footballer.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Robinson, Stanley Peascode (1895-1969)

Service No.: 1052

Biography: Born in Toodyay (Newcastle); Emb: recorded as Stanley Reascode Robinson; Railway Unit; cleaner, mother, Mrs Sarah A. Robinson, Toodyay; brothers Michael and Hugh Lovett Robinson.

BDM: b. 1895, as Stanley Peascod Robinson; father William, mother Sarah Ann Meredith; d. 1969; footballer.

Trove: TH, 1919:  attended Toodyay WH 1919 (Corp.).

Service: WR, as Stanley Peascode Robinson; age 21; engine cleaner; mother Mrs. Sarah Ann Robinson, Carlisle, Toodyay; served in France; 2nd Cpl. Fireman

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 303.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Roe, John Augustus (1872-1952)

Service No.: 1575

Biography: Born in Toodyay: Emb: Station manager; wife, Elizabeth Roe, East Fremantle.

BDM: b. 1872, Newcastle; father Frederick Mackie Roe, mother Sarah Clarkson (she later married Andrew Dempster); wife Elizabeth Clairs; d. 1952, Guildford.

Trove: Western Mail, Aug. 1915: Photo of Roe as patient in hospital, England.

Service: WR: age 42; born Toodyay; served  in Gallipoli, Egypt, France; Anzac Provost Corps; mentioned in despatches;  ER Sgt.

Name: Known as Gus.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/298782

Rolfe, Edward Penrose  (1897-1962)

Service No.: 34453

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: farmer, Bolgart; wife, Mildred Rolfe, Victoria.

BDM: m. 1916, Perth, Mildred Clarke.

Ancestry: b. 1897, Victoria; d. 1962, Victoria, aged 75.

CER: Edward Rolfe, farmer, Bolgart, 1914; later recorded as farming at Benaring, Calingiri.

Service: WR: age 29; born in Victoria; farmer; wife, Mildred Rolfe, Victoria; served in France, Belgium; suffered gastritis, influenza; Gunner.

Memorial location: VPHR

Ruthven, Donald Campbell William (1883-1964)

Service No.: 939; 3490

Biography: Born in South Australia; First Emb (1915): labourer, Toodyay; wife Mary Ann, Toodyay; Second Emb (1917): labourer, Toodyay; wife Mary Ann (6 children), Toodyay.

Trove: wife, Mary Ann Riley; by 1920, she had 7 children; they divorced in 1920; he lived at ‘Sheoaks’ and Key Farm, Toodyay; later a publican (1914-1915). Mary died in 1922 at Jarnadup (Blackwood region).

Ancestry: b. 1883, S. Aust.

BDM: d. 1964, aged 80.

Service: WR: age 31, then age 33; labourer, Toodyay; orchardist; wife; Mary Ann, Toodyay; served in Egypt (influenza, mumps); 1916 returned to Australia as an invalid and demobilised; Private; then re-enlisted 1917; trained as a cook; Trooper.

Memorial location: TWM; THB.

Ryan, Thomas Francis (1893-1958)

Service No.: 4291

Biography: Born in NSW: Emb: farmer, NSW; mother, Mrs. M. Ryan, North Sydney, NSW.

Ancestry: b. 1893, NSW; father James Ryan, mother Margaret Byrne.

BDM: d. 1958, Merredin, aged 85.

CER: Farm hand, Grantara, Toodyay; Stoney Brook, Wattening, 1925-1956.

Trove: TH, 1921: part of parade at opening of Toodyay War Memorial; TH, 1922: elected to Committee, Toodyay RSL.

Service: WR: age 22; born in NSW; plasterer; mother, Mrs. M. Ryan. North Sydney, NSW; served in Egypt, France, Belgium; suffered influenza; wounded in action (twice); awarded Military Medal, 14 Oct. 1916;  Corp.

Sanders, James August, Rev. (1882-1943)

 

 

Service No.: 6586

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: as James August Sanders; Methodist minister, Dangin, WA; father, J. Sanders, Victoria.

Ancestry: b. 1882, as August James Sanders, Victoria; father, John Sanders, mother, Rhoda Willis.

Trove: TH, 1913: came to Toodyay from Menzies; TH, Sept. 1918: Letter from France.

CER: clergyman, Toodyay, 1914.

Service: WR: age 31; born in Victoria; Methodist minister; father, John Sanders, Victoria; served in France; suffered mumps; A/Corporal, Chaplain.

Name: Sometimes August James Sanders.

Scally, Owen Gerald (1883-1960)

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in Toodyay (WR); mother, Winifred Scally, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1883, Toodyay (under Howne Scally); father Roger F. Scally, mother Winifred Skeventon; d. 1960, as Owen Gerald Scally, Canning, aged 69; father Roger F. Scally.

Trove: TH, 1916: Obit. of mother Winifred, who had married Roger Scally at Nardie; when she died, son Owen was living in Perth.

Trove: TH, Jan. 1915: Owen had enlisted.

Ancestry: b. 1883; mother was Winifred Skivington.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 79.

Service: WR (under Owen Scally): age 29; farmer; mother Winifred Scally, Toodyay; enlisted 1915 but immediately discharged as unfit (VD); did not serve.

Sheridan, James Laurence Vincent (1885-1981)

Service No.: 955

Biography: Born in Glenelg, S. Aust.; Emb: Locomotive driver, Albany; father: James Sheridan, Brompton, S. Aust.

BDM: M. 1913, Toodyay, WA, Burdett Lloyd (born in Toodyay, d. Perth 1914).

Ancestry: D. 1981, Merredin, WA; rose memorial, Karrakatta Cemetery, WA.

Trove: Worked for WAGR, Newcastle, Northam etc., (1909-1913) prior to marrying his wife; TH, 1910-1912: Played football and was involved in amateur dramatics in Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 30; born in Glenelg, S. Aust; driver; father James Sheridan., Brompton, S. Aust.; served in France; awarded Military Medal, Oct. 1917; 2nd Corp, 3rd Railway Corps.

Sinclair, Augustus William (1883-1915) *

Service No.: 2443

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: Labourer; wife Ethel Sinclair; Riverside, Toodyay; bankrupt in 1914; buried in Shell Green Cemetery, Turkey.

BDM: b. 1883, Newcastle; father William Robert Sinclair, mother Jane McCluney.

BDM: Widow Ethel Sinclair m. William McDougall, Toodyay, reg. Northam, 1922.

Service: WR: age 32; born in Toodyay; wife Ethel Sinclair (nee Demasson) (3 children), Riverside, Toodyay; KIA Gallipoli, 6 Aug. 1915; Private.

Name: Known as Gus.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 253.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/317708

Photo link:

https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/explore/people/260270

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Sinclair, Cecil Hillary (1890-1917) *

 

 

Service No.: 829

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: Cecil Henry Sinclair; farmer; mother, Mrs Feavy Sinclair, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1890; Cecil Hilary Sinclair; father George Alexander Sinclair, mother Christina Ferguson.

Service: WR: as Cecil Helry Sinclair, but amended to Cecil Hillary Sinclair; age 24; farmer, born in Toodyay; mother Feavy Sinclair; served Egypt, Sinai Peninsula; suffered appendicitis; KIA Rafa, Sinai Peninsula, 9 Jan. 1917; mother in letter refers to him as Cecil Hillary Sinclair; Trooper.

Name: Various: Cecil Henry, Cecil Hilary, Cecil Helry, Cecil Helery. 

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/317712

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 252.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Sinclair, Cedric Alexander (1899-1957)

Service No.: 7405

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: grocer’s assistant, Toodyay; father, G. Sinclair, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1899, Newcastle: father George Alexander David Sinclair, mother Christina Ferguson; d. 1957, Perth, aged 58.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; grocer’s assistant, Toodyay; father, George Sinclair, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France; suffered influenza, pneumonia, trench fever; Driver, Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 252.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Sinclair, Hubert James (1893-1918) *

Service No.: 4228

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: Listed under Herbert James Sinclair; labourer, Lion Mill; mother, Mrs. Louisa Sinclair, Lion Mill.

BDM: b. 1893, Toodyay, under Herbert James Sinclair; father James William Sinclair; mother Louisa Glover;

Service: WR: age 22; under Hubert James Sinclair, but sometimes listed as Herbert James Sinclair; mother, Mrs. Louisa Sinclair, Lion Mill, later Leederville (father deceased);served in Egypt, Belgium, France; suffered influenza and heart problems 1917; KIA France, 10 June 1918; Private.

Name: Also known as Herbert James Sinclair.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/317964

Memorial location: TP

Sinclair, John Aubrey James (1885-1938)

Service No.: 3043

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; father W.R. Sinclair, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1885, Toodyay; father William Robert Sinclair, mother, Jane McCluney; married Olive Leeder; d. 1938, Perth, aged 53.

Service: WR: as John Aubery James Sinclair, sometimes Aubrey;  age 29; father W.R. Sinclair, Toodyay; served Egypt, France; Sgt.(Q.S.M.)

Name: Sometimes John Aubery James Sinclair.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Sinclair, Lewis Mervyn (1879-1942)

Service No.: 851

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: stationmaster, East Guildford; wife, Mrs. Daisy Sinclair, Coolup.

BDM: b. 1879, Newcastle; father, John, mother, Isabella Betts; m. 1905, Southern Cross, Daisy James; d. 1942, Perth.

Ancestry: d. 1942, Victoria Park, WA, aged 62.

Service:  WR: as Leslie Mervyn Sinclair; age 35; born in Toodyay; stationmaster, East Guildford; wife, Daisy Sinclair, East Guildford, WA, then Coolup; served in France;  C.S.M. Col. Sgt. Maj. (Railway Corps)

Name: WR: transcribed as Leslie Mervyn Sinclair.

Smith, Abraham James (1894-1982)

Service No.: 4066

Biography: Born in Bellevue, WA; Emb: school teacher, Toodyay; father, Alfred Chas. Smith, Toodyay; one of three brothers serving.

BDM:b. 1894, Swan; father Alfred Charles Smith, mother Amelia May; d. 1982, Gosnells, aged 97.

CER: Parents lived in Toodyay; father, 1908-1919; mother Amelia, 1910-1935.

CER: schoolteacher, living at “Clayton”, Toodyay, 1921.

Ancestry: m. 1924, North Perth, Hilda Beckwith; photos in uniform.

Trove: TH, 1917: Wrote a letter from France to his sister, mentioning Clarrie Greedy, Gordon Anderson and Percy Donegan; TH, 1918: Letter he wrote to the late Percy Hasell’s mother about Percy’s death (1917); TH, 1919: Father Alfred died 1919; he lived at “Clayton”, North Toodyay; TH, 1919: Attended WH (Sgt. J. Smith).

Service: WR: age 21; born in Bellevue, WA; school teacher; father Alfred Charles Smith, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, France; sick (trench feet); Sgt.

Name: Known as James and Jim.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/12

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Smith, Harry Joseph (b.1891)

Service No.: 2399

Biography: Born in Victoria: Emb: labourer, Perth, WA; mother [actually wife], Mrs. Eva Smith, c/o Mrs David Leeder, Toodyay, WA.

BDM: m. 1916, Boulder, WA, Eva Kingston [Eva Smith (d. 1936, Perth) was sister to May Leeder (nee Kingston), wife of David Leeder].

 Service: WR:age 25; born in Victoria; labourer; father, Harry Smith, AIF, then stepmother, Mary Smith, WA, then Eva Smith, c/o Mrs David Leeder, Toodyay, WA; served in France; court-martial; returned to Aust. 23 Sept. 1918 (epilepsy); Private.

Smith, John Alexander (1896-1985)

Service No.: 36163

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: blacksmith, Toodyay; father, Alfred Charles Smith, Toodyay; one of three brothers serving.

BDM: b. 1896, Helena; father Alfred Charles Smith, mother Amelia May;

Ancestry: b. 1896, Helena Valley (Clayton Farm); m. 1924, Kathleen (Kit) Ewels; photo with brothers.

CER: Parents lived in Toodyay; father, 1908-1919; mother Amelia, 1910-1935.

CER: farmer, “Clayton”, Toodyay, 1921.

Trove: TH, 1919: Father Alfred died 1919; he lived at “Clayton”, North Toodyay; TH, 1919: Attended WH (Gunner Johnny Smith).

Service: WR:age 22; born in Toodyay [sic]; blacksmith; father, Alfred Charles Smith, Toodyay; served in France; Gunner.

Name: Known as Johnny.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Smith, Walter (1883-1968)

Service No.: 6337

Biography: Born in South Australia; Emb: labourer, Toodyay, WA; wife, Mrs. D.M. Smith, Cottesloe, WA.

BDM: m. 1916, Perth, Dorothy May Thomas (b. 1902, Newcastle).

Ancestry: b. 1883, S. Aust.; father John Brodie Smith, S. Aust.

Trove: TH, Jan. 1919: POW Private W. Smith had been repatriated to England.

Service: WR:age 33; born in South Australia; labourer, Toodyay, WA; father, John Brodie Smith, S. Aust; then wife, Mrs. D.M. Smith, Cottesloe, WA; served in France; POW, Germany, 1917-1918; suffered influenza; Private.

Smith, William Alfred (1898-1972)

Service No.: 2715

Biography: Born in Guildford; Emb: acting fireman, Clayton, Toodyay; father Alfred Smith, Clayton,

Toodyay; one of three brothers serving.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH (W. Smith).

Ancestry: m. 1920, Esther Tomlinson; d. 1972, Fremantle [Shoalwater Bay], WA, aged 74; photo with brothers.

Service: WR: age 19 (b. 1898); born in Guildford; acting fireman (cleaner); father Alfred Smith, Clayton, Toodyay; served in France; suffered influenza; Private (Railway Corps).

Name: Known as Bill.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 305.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Snook, Nelson Cecil (1884-1957)

Service No.: 21533

Biography: Born in England; Emb: bank clerk, Toodyay; mother Mrs Gracia [sic] Snook, Caversham, Meckering;

BDM: m. 1920, Ethel Snook [b. England], [reg.] Northam.

CER: Bank officer, North Toodyay, 1916-1917.

Ancestry: b. 1884, England; father Joe Snook, mother Grecian Ruby Combley; d. 1957, Perth [Dalkeith], age 72.

Trove: Western Mail, 1920: Cecil Snook, W.A. Bank, late Signaller, AIF, married Ethel Snook in Meckering.

Service: WR: age 31; born in England; bank clerk, W.A. Bank, Toodyay; wife [sic], Mrs Gracia Snook, Caversham, Meckering; served in France; Sapper (signaller).

Name: Known as Cecil.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Somers, Ewart  (b. 1898)

Service No.: 56411

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: engineering student, Toodyay; father, J. Somers, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1898, Newcastle; father, Jonathan Somers, mother Catherine Drummond Thomas;

Trove: TH, 1918: “Another son of Mr. and Mrs. Somers, Ewart, who has passed for the Aviation Corps, goes into camp next Monday.”; TH, 1919: attended Toodyay WH; Daily news, 1925: moved to NZ, just after his marriage.

Web: 1926-1941, assistant city engineer, Christchurch, NZ, then City Engineer, 1941; still in NZ in 1960s?

Service: WR: age 20; born in Toodyay; engineering student, Toodyay; father, Jonathan Somers, Toodyay; served in France; Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Somers, Kenneth (1895-1939)

Service No.: 2619

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: motor mechanic, Toodyay; father, Jonathan Somers, Toodyay; 

BDM: b. 1895, Toodyay; father, Jonathan Somers, mother Catherine Drummond Thomas; d. 1939, [Toodyay], reg. Northam.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 44.

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; motor mechanic, Toodyay; father, Jonathan Somers, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action (twice); A/Corp, then Private.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/321721

Photo link: Possibly: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P08526.001

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Spencer, Richard Guy (1892-1946)

Service No.:  6583

Biography: Born In Newcastle, WA; Emb: farmer, Kojonup, WA; father: R.L. Spencer., Kojonup, WA.

BDM:  B. 1892, Toodyay, WA; father: Richard Lewis or Louis Spencer; mother: Isabella Cook (b. 1854, Toodyay).

Trove: WA, 1946: Died in hospital in Adelaide, SA, 1946.

Ancestry: His sister was born in Toodyay as well.

Service: WR: age 21; born in Newcastle, WA; farmer; father Richard Lewis Spencer, Kojonup; served in France; wounded (gassed) in France; Private.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/320012

Name: Known as Guy.

Stamp, Frank (1897-1917) *

Biography: Born in England; Merchant seaman.

Ancestry:b. 1897, England; parents Thomas and Lily Stamp, had emigrated to WA in 1913; Thomas (bootmaker), Lily and brother Reg were living in Toodyay in 1916; parents lived in Toodyay until at least 1935.

Trove: TH, 1918: parents in Toodyay learnt of Frank’s death; TH, 1924: Brother Reg’s obit. stated Frank was a fireman on his ship when sunk it was sunk in 1917.

Service: No WR.

Ancestry: “Torpedoed ship Marie Elsie. On June the 10 1917, Marie Elsie, on a voyage from Penarth, Wales, to Archangelsk, Russia, with a cargo of coal, was sunk by the German submarine U-28 (George Schmidt), 125 miles North West from Cape Teriberski. 3 persons lost.”

RSL Plaque: Served in the Merchant Navy; KIA, submarine attack, 10 June 1917.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Stamp, Reginald (1894-1924)

Service No.: 1539

Biography: Born in England; Emb: bootmaker; father, Thomas Stamp, Toodyay.

Ancestry:b. 1894, England; parents Thomas (bootmaker) and Lily Stamp, had emigrated to WA in 1913; Thomas, Lily and Reg were living in Toodyay in 1916; parents lived in Toodyay until at least 1935.

WR: d. 1924, in NSW, leaving widow and 2 children.

Trove: TH, Sept. 1924: Obituary for Reginald Stamp, died after an operation in NSW, aged 33; wounded in France.

Service: WR: age 21; bootmaker; born in Northampton, England; father, Thomas Stamp, Toodyay, then mother Mrs. E.L. Stamp, Kent, England, 1915, then wife Mrs. L.M. Stamp, UK; married Miss L.M. West, Kent, UK, 1917; served in Gallipoli, Egypt, France, Belgium; suffered jaundice; Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Standfield, Richard Percival Barry (1882-1958)

 

 

Service No.: 3076

Biography: Born in S. Aust.; Emb: labourer, c/o B.M. O'Connor, Toodyay; Mr. Standfield, Noarlunga, S. Aust.

CER: labourer, Byeen via Newcastle, 1909-1914; Deepdale, Toodyay; 1916.

Ancestry: m. 1917, Rose Hannah Walters, England; d. 1958, S. Aust., aged 76.

Trove: TH, 1918: Attended a WH (as Cpl. Stanfield).

Service: age 32 (born 1882); born in S. Aust.; labourer; father, Mr. Standfield, Noarlunga, S. Aust., then wife Mrs. Standfield, Cornwall, then London; served in Egypt, France; suffered rheumatic fever; returned to Aust. (chronic rheumatism), Feb. 1918; Cpl.

Name: Sometimes referred to as Stanfield.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (both as R.P. Stanfield)

Stott, Arthur Henry (1899-1950)

Service No.: 7142

Biography: Born in England; Emb: orchardist, Toodyay; father, Harry Stott, England.

BDM: m. 1921, Perth, Dora Heiden; d. 1940, Perth.

MCB: d. 1950, Mt. Hawthorn, WA; aged 51.

CER: grocer, Clinton Street, Toodyay, 1922-1932.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (Private Stott); West Australia, 1950: master butcher, Mt. Hawthorn.

Service: WR: age 18; born in England; orchardist, Toodyay; father, Harry Stott, England; served in England; Private.

Name: Incorrectly recorded as A.E. Stott on TWM and THB.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (both as A.E. Stott)

Strahan, Herbert Ellwell (1896-1989)

 

 

Service No.: 2895

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: fruit-grower, Toodyay; mother Mrs Ruth Ellen Strahan, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1896, Toodyay, under Herbert Ellwell Strahan; father William Henry Strahan, mother Ruth Ellen Monger; d. 1987, Koorda, under Herbert Ellwell Strahan; aged 90.

Service: WR: age 20; under Herbert Elwell Strahan; fruit-grower; mother Mrs Ruth Ellen Strahan, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, France, 1917; also sick (dysentery); Private.

Name: Sometimes recorded as Herbert Elwell.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 254.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Strahan, William Henry (1869-1915) *

Service No.: 199

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: Orchardist, Toodyay; wife, Mrs. R.E. Strahan, Strathavon, Toodyay.

Ancestry: b. 1869, Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 44; born in Toodyay; orchardist, Toodyay; wife, Mrs. R.E. Strahan, Strath Avon, Toodyay;  KIA Gallipoli, 25 April 1915; advice cabled 26 May 1915; Sgt.

Name: Known as Bill.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 254.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/327485

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P07136.001

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Too Cem DB: Headstone in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 46.

Suckling, Charles George (1893-1984)

 

 

Service No.: 2148

Biography: Born in Perth, WA; serving member of Royal Australian Navy, 1912-1919.

BDM: b. 1893, Perth; father George Alfred Suckling, mother Lily Harrison;

CER: parents lived on Northam Road, Toodyay, 1909-1911.

Ancestry: m. 1914, NSW, Margaret Cross (d. 1949); m. 1952, Perth, WA, Doreen Lucy Boundy; photo, as seaman.

MCB: d. 1984, Inglewood, aged 90.

Trove: TH, Mar. 1919:

“Stoker Charles Suckling, who was a butchers’ assistant in Toodyay for many years and no doubt is well known, was on [HMAS] Submarine AE2 when she was destroyed in the Sea of Marmora, and who afterwards underwent three years and seven months imprisonment in Turkey, told his experiences to a representative of the "West Australian” on Thursday of last week. Charlie is a brother of Jack Suckling, who has been away on active service in an infantry battalion for a number of years, and who also resided in Toodyay for a considerable time.”

Trove: Kal. Miner, 1915: The other WA man in AE2 was Stoker James H. Robinson, Midland Junction.

Service: WR: age19 on enlistment 1912; serving member of Royal Australian Navy, 1912-1919; served in German New Guinea, Egypt, Gallipoli; POW, Turkey, 1915-1918; Stoker.

Name: Known as Charlie.

Memoir link: Memoir: Held in AWM: Written by Suckling, after WW1, covering his service 1913-1919: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RCDIG0001112/

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P01075.045/;

Photo link: http://ae2.org.au/suckling-charles-george-stoker-ran-2148/

Suckling, Lionel John (1896-1987)

Service No.: 2153

Biography: Born in Busselton; Emb: butcher, Toodyay; father George Alfred Suckling, Collie.

BDM: b. 1896, Busselton; father George Alfred Suckling, mother Lily Harrison;

CER: parents lived on Northam Road, Toodyay, 1909-1911.

Ancestry; d. 1987, Collie, aged 91.

Trove: TH, 1914: J. Sucking has enlisted [but possibly not accepted at that stage, as he officially enlisted in 1916; TH, 1919: Private Jack Suckling visited Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 19; born in Busselton; butcher; served in the Toodyay Cadets, to 1916; father George Alfred Suckling, Collie; served in France; suffered bronchitis, influenza, mumps, trench fever; wounded in action France; Private.

Name: Known as Jack.

Photo link: http://anzacheroes.com.au/anzac_heroes/suckling-lionel-john/

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/327934

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Syred, Charles Edward (1892-1972)

Service No.: 2632

Biography: Born in Toodyay/Bolgart; Emb: farmer, Bolgart; father William Charles Syred, Bolgart.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father William Charles Syred, mother Catherine Beard; m. 1924, Mary Irene Murray, East Coolgardie.

Ancestry: d. 1972, aged 80.

Too Cem DB: Died 1972, Bolgart; buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 80.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Bolgart; farmer; father William Charles Syred, Bolgart; served in France; wounded in action, France 1918; Private. 

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 14.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; VPHR

Taylor, Laurence Michael (1898-1917) *

Service No.: 2255

Biography: Born in Kalgoorlie; Emb: as Lawrence Michael Taylor; farm hand, Stirling St., Toodyay; friend, Eileen O’Mara [sic], West Midland.

Service: WR: as Laurence Michael Taylor; age 18; born in Kalgoorlie; reared at Clontarf Orphanage; friend, Mrs Eileen [Ellen] O’Meara, West Midland, then Midland Junction (parents dead);

served in Egypt, Gaza, Sinai Peninsula; wounded in action, Gaza, 19 April 1917; died of wounds, Egypt, 21 April 1917; Trooper.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (listed as having returned)

Thomas, Ernest Sydney (1898-1978)

Service No.: 4303

Biography: Born in England; Emb: labourer, Perth; father, Mr G.H. Thomas, Railway Construction, Bolgart, WA.

CER: father George Henry Thomas, cook, Bolgart, 1916-1917. 

MCB: d. 1978, Mosman Park, aged 81.

Service: WR: age 18; born in England; labourer, Perth; father, Mr G.H. Thomas, Railway Construction, Bolgart, WA, then Maida Vale, WA; served in France; wounded in action, France, 1916; gassed, France, 1918; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 83.

Memorial location: VPWM (shown as KIA, but he survived; his brother Frederick was KIA)

Memorial location: VPHR (possibly, but indicated as KIA)

Thomas, Frederick Walter (1897-1917) *

Service No.: 3286

Biography: Born in England; Emb: navvy, Perth; father, Mr G.H. Thomas, Railway Construction, Bolgart, WA.

CER: father George Henry Thomas, cook, Bolgart, 1916-1917. 

Ancestry: b. 1897, England; father George Henry Thomas, mother Clara Eliza Atkins.

Service: WR: age 18; born in England; navvy, Perth; father, Mr G.H. Thomas, Railway Construction, Bolgart, WA, then Maida Vale, WA; will: formerly of Bolgart, engine cleaner; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action (shellshock), France, 1916; wounded in action, 1917, France; died of wounds, 8 Mar. 1917, France; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 83.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/57714

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DA09369/

Thompson, George William (1889-1924)

Service No.: 450

Biography: Born in England; Emb: labourer; father, J.H. Thompson, England.

BDM: d. 1924, reg. Northam.

Trove: TH, 1924: Died on Merridale Farm (held with partner Walter Wray), Wyening; Deceased was a returned soldier and partner in Merridale Farm, with Mr. W. Wray; West Australian, 1924: “and in addition to the effects of gas poisoning received in the great war, he was subject to apoplectic seizure.” 

Too Cem DB: Died 1924, Calingiri (asphyxiation whilst having a fit); buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 34.

Service: WR: age 25 (b. 1889); born in England; labourer; father J.H. Thompson, England; served in Gallipoli (emb. 12 April 1915), France; wounded in action, 19 May 1915, Gallipoli; suffered enteritis, July 1915, Gallipoli, then pneumonia; returned to Aust., Oct. 1918 (special leave); Driver.

Story link:

https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/explore/people/197397

Thompson, Harold Leslie (1898-1969)

Service No.: 7063

Biography: Born in West Perth; Emb: engine cleaner, Toodyay; father Mr. W. Thompson, Railway Cottage, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1898, Perth; father James Wallace Thompson, mother Martha Lowry; d. 1969, Perth, aged 71.

Trove: TH, 1918: attended WH (as Pvt. H. Thompson).

Service: WR: age 18; born in West Perth; engine cleaner; father Wallace Thompson, Railway Cottage, Toodyay; served in France, Belgium; wounded in action, Belgium, 1917; returned to Aust., Jan. 1918 (continual headache); Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Thompson, Joseph Patrick (1896-1917) *

Service No.: 5212

Biography: Born in Mogumber, WA; Emb: farm hand, Badger Warren, Bolgart; father, Mr C. Thompson, Badgerwarren [Badgewarren, Wyening] via Bolgart, WA.

BDM: b. 1896, Victoria Plains; father, Alfred Charles Thompson, mother Johannah Butler.

Service: WR: age 19; born in Mogumber, WA; farm hand, Badgewarren, WA; father, Mr C. Thompson, Badgerwarren [Badgewarren, Wyening], then Wannamal, then Wongan Hills, WA; served in Suez, France, Belgium; suffered rheumatism; injured foot, France; KIA, 1 Nov. 1917, Belgium; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 220.

Memorial location: VPWM; VPHR

Thompson, S. G. (or S. C.)

 

 

Biography: No ID for an S.G. or an S.C.;

Emb: Stephen James Thompson, farmhand from Dowerin;

Maybe Sydney Edmund Thompson, Lion Mill.

CER: Stephen James Thompson, farmer, Wongamine, 1925-1927.

Trove: TH, 1920: S.G. Thompson is listed as a name to appear on new Toodyay War Memorial.

Memorial location: TWM (S.C. or possibly S.G. Thompson); THB (S.G. Thompson).

Thornton, Francis Edward (1889-1972)

Service No.: 901

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb. 1915: farmhand, c/o J.T. Somers, Toodyay; brother, Alfred G. Thornton, Perth; Emb. 1916: farmer, c/o John Somers, Toodyay.

CER: working at Somers’ farm Eumaleek, Toodyay, 1914; wife Annie Irene Thornton, lived in Toodyay 1917.

Trove: TH, 1917: Sgt. E. Thornton had returned to Toodyay; TH, 1920: Family had already moved to Armadale (train/buggy accident, wife and children killed).

Ancestry: b. 1889, Victoria; d. 1972, Perth; photo of Ted in uniform; indicates he married Annie Rowden in Egypt.

Service: WR: age 25;  born in Victoria; farm hand; next of kin, brother, Alfred G. Thornton, Perth, then friend, John Somers, Toodyay; served at Gallipoli; wounded at Gallipoli; returned to Aust (invalid), Nov. 1915; returned to Egypt 1916; served in Egypt; returned to Aust. 1917; Sgt.

Name: Known as Edward or Ted.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/361613

Memorial location: TWM; THB; both as E. Thornton.

Truman, John (1884-1965)

 

 

Biography: Migrated from England, with wife and family; started farming in Calingiri in 1923.

Trove: TH, 1923: “Calcarra Property Sold. —The Toodyay Valley Co-op Coy., during the week concluded the sale of Mr W. J. Phelan's property at Calcarra, to Mr John Truman. About 1,000 acres changed hands. The new owner is a fresh arrival in Australia and has had considerable experience in India.”; TH, 1928: Truman’s “Hillside” property was 11 miles north of Bolgart, near Calcarra Siding.

Too Cem DB: Died 1965, Subiaco, WA; buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 80.

Service:  Served in the British Army, according to Rica Erickson’s Victoria Plains history; awarded Croix de Guerre; mentioned in despatches.

Memorial location: VPHR

Turton, Forrest Raymond (1891-1989)

 

 

Service No.: 1064

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: ironmonger, Cannington, WA; father Samuel Turton, Cannington, WA.

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay; father Samuel Turton, mother, Elizabeth Turton.

Trove: 1891: An S. Turton was repairing a pump in Newcastle.

MCB: d. 1989, Como, aged 98.

Service: WR: age 24;  born in Toodyay; ironmonger, father Samuel Turton, Cannington, later Mt. Lawley, WA; served in France; POW, Germany, 1916-1917; Lance Cpl.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/366877

Wade, Frederick Thomas (1895-1964)

Service No.: 1738

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: engine cleaner, Perth; father, Mr. F.A. Wade, Perth.

BDM: b. 1895, Newcastle; father Frederick Augustus Wade, mother Mary Ann Stewart; d. 1964, Perth (West Midland), aged 69.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Toodyay; engine cleaner; father, F.A. Wade, Perth; served in France; wounded in action (twice), France; Private.

Walker, John (1886-1916) *

Service No. : 1186

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: timekeeper, State Mill, Dwellingup, WA; mother, Mrs. A. Walker, Perth, WA.

Trove: TH, 1916: Letter to his sister at Roesland Nunyle; TH, 1916: Letter to Jack’s sister Mary Anstey, from Capt. Geddes, re his death; TH, Jan.  1917: Letter to Jack’s sister Mary Anstey, from Major White, re his death; TH, 1917: Jack’s sister, Mrs. Mary Anstey, Roesland, Nunyle, rec. letter from King Alphonso of Spain’s office, in response to her enquiry re his whereabouts; TH, 1940: Story re him planting trees at Roesland before embarking.

Service: WR: age 29; born in Victoria; time keeper; mother, Mrs. Anne Walker, Perth, WA; served in Egypt, France; posted missing 3 months; then KIA, France, 20 July 1916; Sgt.

Name: Known as Jack.

Memorial location: KPHAP

Waters, Frederick (1896-1930)

Service No.: 7838

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: under Fred Waters; farmer, Toodyay; father , Richard Waters, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1896, Toodyay; father Richard Waters, mother Mary Jane Donahue; d. 1930, Toodyay (reg. Northam), aged 34;

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Culham Cemetery; aged 34.

Service: WR, as Fred Waters; age 21; farmhand, Toodyay; father, Richard Waters, Toodyay; served in France; suffered influenza; wounded in action, France; Private.

Name: Known as Fred.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Waters, James Harold (1885-1915) *

Service No.: 1849

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Brooklyn via Toodyay; mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Waters, Brooklyn via Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1885, Toodyay; father Thomas Waters, mother Mary Ann Rumble.

Service: WR: age 29; labourer; mother, Mrs. M.A. Waters, Brooklyn, via Toodyay; served in Gallipoli (emb. 4 June 1915); KIA Gallipoli, 1 Aug. 1915; Private.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TWM; THB; TP; VPWM; VPHR

Wells, Alexander James (1881-1921)

Service No.: 4000

Biography: Born in Newcastle (Toodyay); Emb: grocer, Northam; wife Mrs. G. Wells, c/o Mr. T.A. Harrison, Northam.

BDM: b. 1881, Newcastle, WA; father Alfred Jon Wells, mother Sarah Doust; m. 1905, Northam, Grace Fernihough; d. 1921, Northam, aged 40.

Service: WR: age 33; born in Newcastle, WA; grocer; wife Mrs. G. Wells, c/o Mr. T.A. Harrison, Northam; served in Egypt, France; suffered mumps, haemorrhoids, influenza; wound in action (twice, 2nd time gassed); returned to Aust. (gas poisoning); Oct. 1918; Corp.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 245;

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 234.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/356250

Welsh, Allen Andrew (1897-1918) *

Service No.: 770

Biography: Born in Cottesloe Beach, WA; Emb: farm labourer, c/- Dr. Frood [or Trood], Prahran, Vic.; sister Miss Jessie Welsh, Prahran, Vic.

Ancestry: b. 1897; father, Charles Welsh.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Cottesloe Beach, WA;  farm hand; sister Miss Jessie Welsh, Prahran, Vic., later father, C. Welsh, Toorak, Vic.; served in Gallipoli (emb. 28 Aug. 1915), Egypt, France; court-martial, 1917; KIA, France, 10 April 1918; Gunner.

Memorial location: VPWM; VPHR

Western, E.

See Weston, Ernest North (1890-1966).

Weston, Ernest North (1890-1966)

 

 

Service No.: 966

Biography: Born in Northam; Emb:labourer; PO Box, Toodyay; mother, Mrs Mary Weston, Queens Park, WA.

BDM: b. 1890, Northam, under Western, Ernest North; father Vasey Walter Western, mother, Mary Doig; d. Perth, 1966, age 76 (father Walter, mother Mary)

CER: Under Western, Ernest North, farmhand, Glen Avon, Toodyay, 1911-1930.

Trove: TH, 1919: E. Western attended Toodyay WH.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Northam; mother, Mrs Mary Weston, Queens Park; served in Egypt; Private.

Name: Suspect he is listed under ‘E. Western’ on Toodyay War Memorials.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; both as E. Western.

White, Edwin James (1896-1915) *

Service No.: 143

Biography: Born in Bunbury, WA;Emb:Farmhand; Toodyay; grandmother, Mrs C. Simmonds, Boyanup.

BDM: b. 1896, Bunbury, but probably actually born in Boyanup, and birth reg. in Bunbury; father William White, mother Eliza Simmons.

Service: WR: age 18; farmer; grandmother, Mrs C. Simmons, Boyanup, then mother, Mrs E. White, Boulder City, WA;  served in Gallipoli; KIA Gallipoli, 7 Aug. 1915 (same event in which J.T. Wilkerson and R.G. Dempster were killed); Trooper.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/17939

Whitfield, Edward Peyton (1868-1950)

Service No.: 1389

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: motor mechanic, Fremantle; wife Mrs. D. Whitfield.

BDM: d. 1950, Perth, aged 82.

Service: WR: as Ernest Payton Whitfield; age 45; motor mechanic; born in Toodyay;wife Dora Whitfield, South Fremantle; served in Egypt, France; returned to Aust., 1917 (sciatica); Gunner.

Name: Known as Peyton Whitfield.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Whitfield, Goldsmid Arthur (1893-1986)

Service No.: 2645

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: as Goldsmid Arthur Whitfield; farmer, Konnongorring; father George Benjamin Whitfield, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1893, Toodyay, as Goldsmith Newman Arthur; father George Benjamin Whitfield, mother Henrietta Grouse [sic]; m. Vivienne Hussey, 1925.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH (G. Whitfield).

Service: WR: as Goldsmid Arthur Whitfield; age 20; farmer; father George Benjamin Whitfield, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action and also injured accidentally (fall), France; Private; d. 1986.

Name: Name amended from Goldsmith to Goldsmid in WR docs.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/358570

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Whyte, Alexander Snr. (1877-1959)

Service No.: 2751

Biography: Born in Scotland; Emb: farmer, Bolgart; wife, Mrs. Mary Junor Whyte, Claremont, WA.

Trove: West Australian, 1916: formerly resided Brookside, Wyening.

CER: Alexander Whyte, farm hand, Bolgart, 1914; farm hand, Chandling, Bolgart, 1916.

Service: WR: age 39; born in Scotland; farmer; wife, Mrs Mary Junor Whyte, Claremont, WA, then West Guildford; served in France; suffered measles, trench feet, bronchitis; returned to Aust., June 1918 (bronchitis); Private; died 1959.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 158; lived at Brookside Farm, Bolgart.

Memorial location: VPHR

Whyte, Alexander Jnr. (1898-1917) *

Service No.: 2752

Biography: Born in Scotland; Emb: farm hand, Bolgart; mother, Mrs M.J. Whyte, Claremont, WA.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Scotland; farmer; father, Alexander Whyte, Bolgart, then Woodhill Farm, Bendering, then enlisted in AIF; served in France, Belgium; KIA, Belgium, 19 July 1917; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 158; mother [d. 1918] was in Claremont Asylum, when he enlisted.

Name: Known as Alex.

Memorial location: KPHAP; (as Alex G. Whyte); VPWM (possibly as Whyte, E.); VPHR (as Whyte, A. Jnr.)

Wick, Ernest Frank (1893-1984)

Service No.: 2833

Biography: Born in England; Emb: farmhand, Toodyay; Mrs Lucy Wick, Toodyay.

BDM: m. 1914, Lucy Ferguson; son Frank buried in Culham Cemetery (b. and d. 1916).

CER: labourer, Woodendale Farm, 1914-1920.

Trove: TH: 1919: attended Toodyay WH; 1918: Mrs Wick living at Dewars Pool; 1920: moved to Yandanooka (Soldier Settlement).

Web: Ernest Frank Wick, d. 1984, aged 91, buried Mingenew Cemetery, with wife Lucy Harriet Wick (d, 1976, aged 80); photo of gravestone on Carnamah HS website.

Service: WR: age 23; born in England; farmhand; Mrs Lucy Wick, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Palestine; suffered malaria; Driver, Sapper.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/359421

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Wilkerson, Ernest Samuel (b. 1882)

Service No.: 250

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, East Guildford; wife, Mrs. S.P. [sic] Wilkerson, East Guildford;

Ancestry: b. 1882, Toodyay, as Ernest Samuel Wilkerson; father George Wilkerson (born Katrine), mother Eliza Betts; m. 1902, Northam, Sarah Beatrice Kimber (d. 1935, Perth, aged 52).

Trove: TH, 1915: Letter from Gallipoli; seemed to have disappeared by 1922, as his whereabouts was not known.

Service: WR: as Ernest Wilkerson; age 32; born in Toodyay; wife, Mrs. S.B. Wilkerson, Guildford, WA; served in Gallipoli (emb. 2 Mar. 1915), Egypt, France; wounded in Gallipoli, wounded and gassed in France; suffered influenza; returned to Aust., Feb. 1918; discharged as unfit (bronchitis, dilated heart, etc.), April 1918; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 347.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 231.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/360531

Wilkerson, James Albert (1878-1947)

Service No.: 2757

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Northam; wife, Mrs. Elsie Wilkerson, Northam; 

BDM: b. 1879, Newcastle; father George Wilkerson, mother Eliza Betts; d. 1947, Harvey District Hospital.

Ancestry: b. 1878.

Service: WR: age 37; farmer (5 children); served and wounded in France; also injured his back in the field, and later suffered from rheumatism; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 347 (photo).

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 231.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/360532

Wilkerson, James Thomas (1896-1915) *

Service No.: 71

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm hand, Toodyay, mother, Mrs. E. Wilkinson, Toodyay; 

BDM: b. 1896, Toodyay; father Charles Henry Wilkerson, mother Ellen Smith.

Service: WR: age 19; farm labourer; mother, Mrs. E. Wilkerson, North Toodyay (father deceased); served in Gallipoli; KIA, Gallipoli, 7 Aug. 1915 (same event in which E.J. White and R.G. Dempster were killed); Trooper.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 160-162 (photo).

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/360533

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Wilkerson, Samuel Henry Richard (1897-1978)

Service No.: 2085

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs Ellen Wilkerson, Glen Rowan Farm, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1897, Northam (registered); father Charles Henry Wilkerson, mother Ellen Smith.

MCB: d. 1978, Morley, WA, aged 81.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; mother, Mrs Ellen Wilkerson, Glen Rowan Farm, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France; suffered influenza; Driver.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 348.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/360534

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Williams, Aubrey Thomas (1892-1918) *

Service No.: 3441

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmhand, West Northam; father Thomas Williams, West Northam.

BDM online: b. 1892, Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 24;born in Toodyay; farm labourer; father Thomas Williams, later Northam; Served in France; wounded in action (twice) in France; died of wounds, France, 11 Sept. 1918; Lance Cpl.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 164-165.

Williams, Frederick James (1881-1964)

Service No.: 3953

Biography: Born in S. Aust.; Emb: labourer, PO Bolgart; mother, Mrs May Williams, Stanmore, Sydney, NSW.

CER: labourer, Bolgart, 1914-1930.

Trove: TH, 1916: Freddy Williams “late of Bolgart” mentioned.

WR: later went to NSW.

Ancestry: b. 1881, S. Aust.; d. 1964, NSW, aged 83; photo in uniform.

Service: WR: age 34; born in S. Aust.; labourer; mother, Mary Williams, Sydney, NSW; served in Egypt, France; suffered pulmonary tuberculosis, rheumatism; returned to Aust., Feb. 1919 (rheumatism, nervousness, debility); married Margaret Stewart, Scotland, 1918; Private.

Name: Known as Freddy.

Memorial location: VPHR

Williams, George Harold (1890-1948)

Service No.: 934

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: transcribed as George Harould Williams; farmer, ‘Homestead’, Goomalling; father, John Margaret [sic] Williams, ‘Homestead’, Goomalling.

BDM online: b. 1890, Toodyay; father John Marguerite Williams, mother, Mary Elizabeth Slater.

MCB: d. 1948, Victoria Park, WA; aged 57.

CER: Father John Marguerite Williams (farmer/manager) and his wife, Wicklow Hills, Nunyle, 1903-1908.

Service: WR: as George Harould Williams; age 24; born in Toodyay; farmer, Goomalling; father, John Margaret [sic] Williams, ‘Homestead’, Goomalling; served in France; Driver.

Name: Sometimes shown as George Harould Williams.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 220.

Williams, James Thomas (1888-1917) *

Service No.: 6859

Biography: Born in Goomalling; Emb: farmer, Goomalling; father John W. [sic] Williams, Goomalling.

BDM online: b. 1888, Toodyay; father John Marguerite Williams, mother, Mary Elizabeth Slater.

CER: Father John Marguerite Williams (farmer/manager) and his wife, Wicklow Hills, Nunyle, 1903-1908.

Service: WR: age 28; born in Goomalling [sic]; farmer; father John M. Williams, Goomalling; served in England (fell sick after arrival England); died of disease (influenza, cardiac failure), hospital, England, 18 Feb. 1917; Private.

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DA12989/

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/D00275/

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/8965

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 220.

Williams, Samuel George (1895-1943)

Service No.: 2274

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: bushman, PO Bolgart; mother, Mrs May Williams, Stanmore, Sydney, NSW.

Ancestry: b. 1895, NSW; father Frederick James Williams, mother Mary Dorman; m. 1921, Perth, Lillian Jordan; d. 1943, Qld.

Trove: Qld newspaper, 1943: whist serving in WW2, d. on a fishing trip.

Service: WR: age 22; born in NSW; bushman; mother, Mrs May Williams, Sydney, NSW; served in France; wounded in action, France; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Wray, Walter (1891-1945)

Service No.: 1206

Biography: Born in England; Emb: miner, Day Dawn, WA; father, Walter Wray, England.

BDM: d. 1945, Perth, aged 55 years.

CER: Walter (farmer) and Margaret Wray, ‘Meridale’, Wyening, 1925.

Trove: TH, 1922: joined Calingiri RSL when formed in 1922; TH, 1923: daughter June born in Toodyay Hospital; TH, 1924: Partner George W. Thompson died on Merridale Farm. Deceased was a returned soldier and partner in Merridale Farm, with Mr. W. Wray; TH, 1926: Farmed at Wyening.

Service: WR: age 24; born in England; miner (used to horses); father, Walter Wray, England, then wife, Margaret Wray, Durham; served in France; wounded in action (twice; gun shot, then gas), France; returned to Aust., Aug. 1917 (defective vision); 2nd Cpl. (Tunnelling Company)

Listed in online Tunnellers Research website (detailed pdf): http://www.tunnellers.net/ca___clpag.html

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/133029

Wroth, Earl Joseph Sinclair (1894-1964)

Service No.: 518

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: As Earle Joseph Sinclair Wroth; farmer, Toodyay; father, J. Wroth, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1894, Joseph Earle Sinclair Wroth, Newcastle; father Joseph Ablett Wroth, mother Emily Sinclair.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (Private E.J. S. Wroth).

Web: b. 1894, Joseph Earl Sinclair Wroth; Newcastle; father Joseph Ablett Wroth, mother Emily Sinclair; d. 1964, Toodyay, aged 70.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery, as Earl (Joseph) Sinclair Wroth; aged 70.

Service: WR: as Earle Joseph Sinclair Wroth, but he signed as Earl; age 20; born in Toodyay; farmer; father, J. Wroth, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli, France (Ambulance); Trooper, then Private; awarded Military Medal 1919 (for action with four other stretcher bearers 1918).

Name: Known as Earl; sometimes recorded as Earle.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/134055

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Wroth, Forrest Guy Edison (1896-1963)

Service No.: 2088

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: as Forrest Guy Eddison Wroth; school teacher, Toodyay; father Joseph Ablett Wroth, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1896, Newcastle; father Joseph Ablett Wroth, mother Emily Sinclair; d. 1963, Perth, aged 67.

Trove: TH, 1918: Attended a WH (as Pte. F. Wroth).

Service: WR, under Forrest Guy Edison Wroth; age 20; born in Toodyay; school teacher; father Joseph Ablett Wroth, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France; injured in Egypt (fall from horse); wounded in action (gassed), France; returned to Aust (shoulder injury, Egypt), Feb. 1918; Trooper, Private, Gunner, Sapper (signalling)

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Wroth, Gordon William (1886-1965)

Service no.: 3232

Biography: Born in Toodyay; can’t find in Emb.; WR: emb. on 23 Dec. 1916.

BDM: b. 1886, Newcastle; father William Augustus Wroth, mother Rachel; m. 1912, Perth, Florence Cook (d. 1913, Northam); m. 1921, Northam, Mary Renwick; d. 1965, Northam, aged 78.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 78.

Trove: TH, Mar. 1919: Letter (1918) to his mother re POW experience.

Service: WR: age 30; born in Toodyay; farmer, Toodyay; father William Augustus Wroth, Toodyay; served in France; POW, Germany, 1917-1918; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/134057

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Wroth, Karl Edgar (1893-1972)

Service No.: 3231

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not serve overseas

Web: b. 1893; father William Augustus Wroth, mother Jessie Jane Rachel Lloyd; d. 1972, Perth, aged 79.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Toodyay; clerk, Perth; wife: Isabel Wroth, Perth; did not go overseas; suffered influenza; discharged Sept. 1917 in Fremantle as medically unfit (dilated irritable heart, rheumatism); Trooper.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/134058

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Wroth, Milton Taylor Lloyd (1896-1983)

Service No.: 3233

Biography: Born in Toodyay; can’t find in Emb; WR: emb. on 23 Dec. 1916.

BDM: b. 1896, Newcastle; father William Augustus Wroth, mother Jane Rachel Lloyd.

MCB: d. 1983, Perth, aged 86.

Trove: TH, 1918: Attended a WH (as Pte. M.L.T. Wroth).

Service: WR: age 23; born in Toodyay; clerk, West Perth; father William Augustus Wroth, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, France; returned to Aust., 1917 (gunshot wound); Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/134059

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Young, Charles Bogie (1889-1918) *

Service No.: 3011

Biography: Born in Scotland; Emb: clearer, PO Bolgart, via Toodyay; wife Mrs Elizabeth Young, PO Bolgart.

BDM: m. 1914, Perth, Elizabeth Connolly.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Scotland; wife Mrs Elizabeth Young, PO Bolgart, then Cottesloe; served in France; KIA, France, 24 April 1918; awarded Military Medal 1917; Private.

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P04399.001

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/25322

Memorial location: VPWM; VPHR

 

 

Abbreviations:

 

* Died during WW1 service

 

Age =

Age at enlistment, from WR

AWM =

Australian War Memorial

BDM =

Births Deaths Marriages WA (online, WA Dept of the Attorney General):

http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx

BDWA =

Bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians

CER =

Commonwealth electoral roll

Emb. =

Embarkation Roll (online, Australian War Memorial): http://www.awm.gov.au/people/roll-search/nominal_rolls/first_world_war_embarkation/

Fighting Sons =

 

Listed in book Australia’s fighting sons of the Empire (published Perth, WA by Palmer & Ashwood, 1920); online on State Library of WA’s catalogue: 

http://purl.slwa.wa.gov.au/slwa_b1347816_303;

book also available in Ancestry.com.au

JWR =

Name is on the Jennacubbine War Memorial, WA

KPHAP =

 

Name is on a Plaque in a Kings Park Honour Avenue (Perth, WA):

http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/honour-avenues-plaques

MCB =

 

Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (online):

http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/search.php

NH =

Newcastle Herald

POW =

Prisoner of war

TH =

Toodyay Herald (online in Trove)

THB =

Name is on Toodyay Honor Board, located in the Memorial Hall Foyer (not usually open to the public), Stirling Terrace, Toodyay

Too Cem DB =

Brian Chambers’ Toodyay Cemeteries Database (CD)

TP =

Name is on a Plaque in Memorial Park, Anzac Avenue, Toodyay

Trove:

Australian Newspapers (online): http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper

TWM =

Name is on the War Memorial, Memorial Park, Anzac Avenue, Toodyay

VPHR =

Name is on the Victoria Plains Honour Roll, located in the Calingiri Recreational Hall

VPWM =

Name is on the Shire of Victoria Plains War Memorial, Calingiri, WA

WAGS =

 

Western Australian Genealogical Society:

http://membership.wags.org.au/

WH =

Welcome Home event in Toodyay

WR =

 

Information from War Record (online, National Archives of Australia):

http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Association with Toodyay

Name in bold  =  On Toodyay Memorials (memorial and/or honour board)

NB ‘Born in Toodyay’ may mean just place of registration, ie the broader ‘Toodyay district’ or even sometimes the Parish of Toodyay (not sure if there was such a thing)

Abbreviations:

 

* Died during WW1 service

 

Age =

Age at enlistment, from WR

AWM =

Australian War Memorial

BDM =

Births Deaths Marriages WA (online, WA Dept of the Attorney General):

http://www.bdm.dotag.wa.gov.au/_apps/pioneersindex/default.aspx

BDWA =

Bicentennial dictionary of Western Australians

CER =

Commonwealth electoral roll

Emb. =

Embarkation Roll (online, Australian War Memorial): http://www.awm.gov.au/people/roll-search/nominal_rolls/first_world_war_embarkation/

Fighting Sons =

 

Listed in book Australia’s fighting sons of the Empire (published Perth, WA by Palmer & Ashwood, 1920); online on State Library of WA’s catalogue: 

http://purl.slwa.wa.gov.au/slwa_b1347816_303;

book also available in Ancestry.com.au

JWR =

Name is on the Jennacubbine War Memorial, WA

KPHAP =

 

Name is on a Plaque in a Kings Park Honour Avenue (Perth, WA):

http://www.bgpa.wa.gov.au/honour-avenues-plaques

MCB =

 

Metropolitan Cemeteries Board (online):

http://www2.mcb.wa.gov.au/NameSearch/search.php

NH =

Newcastle Herald

POW =

Prisoner of war

TH =

Toodyay Herald (online in Trove)

THB =

Name is on Toodyay Honor Board, located in the Memorial Hall Foyer (not usually open to the public), Stirling Terrace, Toodyay

Too Cem DB =

Brian Chambers’ Toodyay Cemeteries Database (CD)

TP =

Name is on a Plaque in Memorial Park, Anzac Avenue, Toodyay

Trove:

Australian Newspapers (online): http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper

TWM =

Name is on the War Memorial, Memorial Park, Anzac Avenue, Toodyay

VPHR =

Name is on the Victoria Plains Honour Roll, located in the Calingiri Recreational Hall

VPWM =

Name is on the Shire of Victoria Plains War Memorial, Calingiri, WA

WAGS =

 

Western Australian Genealogical Society:

http://membership.wags.org.au/

WH =

Welcome Home event in Toodyay

WR =

 

Information from War Record (online, National Archives of Australia):

http://www.naa.gov.au/collection/search/

 

 

Updated: 20 April 2016

 

 

 

 

 

Ahern, Clarence Arthur (1893-1951)

Service No.: 1078

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer; address, Toodyay PO, Toodyay; sister Mrs A. (Agnes) Pinker, East Perth;

WR: Living in Perenjori in 1939.

BDM: X

MCB: d. 1951, as Clarence Arthur Ahern, South Perth.

Trove: Clarence Arthur Ahern, only son of the late Arthur [d.1899, Jarrahdale] and Jennie (Mary Jane Leadbetter, b. 1864, Gingin), m. 1920, Fremantle, Juanita Ahern.

Web: Christened in Guildford, 1893; father Arthur.

Service: WR: age 21; under Arthur Ahern; born in Toodyay; served in Gallipoli, Egypt, France; Gunner; Driver.

Name:  Sometimes called Arthur; name is Clarence Arthur Ahern; WR: Arthur Ahern; but once referred to as (Clarence) Arthur Ahern.

Aitken, Thomas Dick (1882-1960)

Service No.: 5792

Biography:  Born in Scotland; Emb: storeman, Bolgart; father Thomas Dick Aitken, Scotland. 

BDM : d. 1960 Perth, aged 78.

BDWA: X

MCB: d. 1960, Gosnells, aged 78.

Trove: Letter in Western Mail (1934) by a T.D. Aitken, Armadale, WA, about WW1 service in a Veterinary Corps (Boulogne, France), 1917.

Service: WR: age 33; born in Dundee, Scotland; storeman; father Thomas Dick Aitken, Scotland; served in France; wounded in action, France; Private.

Name: Known as Tom.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; VPHR

Anderson, Edward Thomas (1891-1958)

Service No.: 2369

Biography: Born in Geraldton; Emb: farmhand, Northam; father Henry Anderson [contractor/labourer], Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1891, Greenough; father Henry Anderson, mother Ellen Smith; d. 1958, Swan, aged 68.

BDWA V5: m. 1921, Toodyay [or maybe Northam], Rachel Forward; d. in Guildford.

CER: Parents Henry and Ellen Anderson lived in Toodyay, 1916-1930.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Geraldton; farmhand; father Henry Anderson, Toodyay; probably living in Northam when enlisting; served in France, Belgium; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p.18; p. 311 (photo).

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.254.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/51816

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Anderson, Gordon (1895-1917) *

Service No.: 4369

Biography: Born in Guildford, WA; Emb: (indexed as Cordon Anderson); farmer, Northam; father Harry [Henry] Anderson, Toodyay.

BDWA V5: b. 1895, Guildford [Henley Park]; educated Northam State School; d. 1917, Belgium.

BDM: b. 1895, Henley Park [Guildford], WA; father Henry Anderson, mother Ellen Smith.

CER: Parents Henry and Ellen Anderson lived in Toodyay, 1916-1930.

Trove: TH, 1917: Letter from AJ Smith mentioning Clarrie Greedy, Gordon Anderson and Percy Donegan.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Guildford, WA; served in France, Belgium; wounded (twice) in action, France; suffered shellshock, trench feet; KIA France, 14 Oct. 1917; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 17-18 (photo); also transcript of his letter from France to Conrad Jahn’s mother, p.75.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.254.

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P06954.002/

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/52003

Memorial location: TWM (as Anderson, C., in error); THB; TP

Anderson, Stanley (1896-1965)

Service No.: 231

Biography: Born in Guildford, WA; Emb: Toodyay PO, Toodyay; labourer, father H. Anderson, Toodyay.

BDWA V5: b. possibly Caversham [Upper Swan].

BDM: b. 1896, Upper Swan; father Henry Anderson, mother Ellen Smith; m. 1920, Perth, Olive Donegan; d. 1965; Perth, aged 69.

CER: Parents Henry and Ellen Anderson lived in Toodyay, 1916-1930.

Trove: TH, 1919: Articles by Stan Anderson on being a POW in Germany.

Service: WR: age 19; born Guildford, WA; labourer; father Henry Anderson, Toodyay; served in France; POW, Germany, 1917-1918; Private.

Name: Known as Stan.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.254.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/52557

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Andrews, James William (1872-1948)

Service No.: 331

Biography: Born in Newcastle, WA; Emb: lumper, Fremantle WA; wife Clara Andrews, Fremantle, WA.

BDM: b. 1872, Newcastle, father (Alfred) George Andrews (ex-convict, Ticket-of-Leaver assigned to Newcastle), mother Elizabeth Wagstaffe; m. 1895, Charlotte Collings (d. 1901), Fremantle, WA; d. 1948, Fremantle, WA.

Ancestry: m. 1910, Clara Law, Fremantle, WA.

Service: WR: aged 43; born in Newcastle, WA; lumper; wife Clara Andrews, Fremantle; served in England (Australian Cyclist Corps, then AA Med. Corps); suffered rheumatism, influenza; Corporal.

Annear, Herbert Charles (1899-1979)

Service No.: 21091 or2191

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: post office employee, Coolgardie; father Charles Francis Annear PM Coolgardie; father was PM Newcastle 1895-1898.

BDM: b. 1899, Newcastle, father Charles Francis Annear, mother Margaret Donegan; m. 1925, Williams, Ella Sims.

CER: Lived in Toodyay (postal employee), 1926-1935.

Ancestry: d. 1979, South Australia.

Service: WR: aged 18; born in Toodyay; post office employee, Coolgardie; father Charles Francis Annear, PO Coolgardie; served in France; Sapper (signaller).

Atkins, Albert (b. 1884)

Service No.: 2779

Biography: Born in Pingelly, WA.: labourer, Wickepin, WA; father William Atkins, Pingelly, WA

Trove: TH: An Atkins playing cricket for Toodyay in 1925; for Bolgart in 1922; A. Atkins, Bejoording, 1922: TH, 1928: Mrs. A. Atkins, a resident of the town, performed the hat trick by taking first prize for knitting work at Calingiri, Bolgart and Toodyay shows.

CER: 1925-1931: Albert (labourer) and Edith (married) Atkins, C/- R. Falconer, Bolgart; then just Bolgart.

AIF Project: Albert Atkins, labourer, Wickepin, had a brother Frederick James Atkins, KIA, 1916; their father William farmed at Pingelly.

Web email: Researcher wrote: “My great uncle, Albert ATKINS met and married Edith HOPKINSON [of Harrogate] in 1919 in England. … After several years in Australia, and the birth of four children, Edith left her husband in WA and returned to England. …  The four children were: Derek Atkins born 1922 in Bunbury, WA; James Atkins; Bessie Atkins born 24 March 1924, Subiaco, WA; Fred Atkins born 1 April 1925, Subiaco, WA.”

Service: WR: age 32; born in Pingelly, WA; father William Atkins, Pingelly, WA, then Mrs. E. Atkins, Harrogate, York, UK; served in France; married Edith Hopkinson, 22 July 1919, Blackpool, UK; Private.

Name: Maybe known as Bert.

Memorial location: VPHR (possibly Atkins, B.)

Austen, Hugh Ernest Victor (1891-1978)

Service No.: 3113A

Biography: Born in England; Not in Emb lists.

Trove: Daily News, 1916: had enlisted: ‘H.E.V. Austen, Bolgart’; TH, 1919: had returned home to Toodyay after 2 years service (‘H. Austin’).

CER: Hugh Ernest Victor Austen (sometimes Austin), farmer, Kalinging [sic], Bolgart, 1916-1925.

BDM:  m. 1916, reg. Claremont, Sybil Norrie.

Ancestry: b. 1891, England; left Brisbane 1919 for UK; d. 1978, Kent, England, aged 86.

Trove: wife stayed in UK, he returned in 1919.

Service: WR: age 25; living in Bolgart when enlisted; father was in UK; then he died, then wife listed, living in England (had married Sybil Norrie, Dec. 1916, Cottesloe, whilst in Blackboy Hill Camp); served and wounded in France; sent back to Aust., 1918 (defective vision); Private.

Name: Sometimes spelt Austin

Memorial location: VPHR (as Austin, H.)

Ball, Frederick Arthur (1898-1971)

Service No.: 2544

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Wongamine; father, Arthur Ball, Wongamine.

BDM: b. 1898, Toodyay; father, Arthur Ball, mother, Emily Byrne; d. 1971, Perth, age 73.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Northam [Wongamine is in Shire of Toodyay]; farmer; father, Arthur Ball, Wongamine; served in France, Belgium; driver, Field Ambulance; wounded in action, Belgium; suffered trench fever, pneumonia;  married Dorothy Patience, England, 1918; E.R. 2nd Corp.

Bartlett, Francis Sydney Keith (1895- 1917) *

Service No.: 2788

Biography: Born in England; Emb; labourer, Wattening via Toodyay; father Alfred Bartlett, Hants, UK.

Service: WR: age 21; born in England; labourer, Wattening via Toodyay; father Alfred Isaac Bartlett, Hants, England; served in France, Belgium; KIA, Belgium, 4 Oct. 1917; A/Lance Corp (briefly); Private.

Beach, John Edward Charles (1897-1967)

Service No.: 18477

Biography: Born in Perth; Emb: school teacher, Round Hill near Moora; father Samuel Beach, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1897, Perth; father Samuel Gilbert Beach, mother Emma Balmforth; d. 1967, Perth, aged 70.

Service: WR: age 21; born in Perth; school teacher and telegraphist; Round Hill near Moora, WA; father Samuel Gilbert Beach, Toodyay; served in France; Sapper (signaller); awarded Military Medal, 15 Sept. 1919, for action in Villers Bretonneux, France, 1918.

Diary:  Held in AWM: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/PR00543/

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Beard, Edwin Harvey Richard (1884-1961)

Service No.: 2126; 7447

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: 1st enl and 2nd enl: benchman, Donnybrook; wife, Mrs Susie Beard, Donnybrook.

BDWA: b. 1885, Toodyay; father William Beard (Toodyay farmer in 1883).

BDM: b. 1884, Toodyay (as Edwin Havey Richard Beard), father William Beard, mother, Hannah Eaton;  d. 1961, Perth, aged 77, as Edwin Harvey Richard Beard

Service: WR: age 31; then 32; born in Toodyay; benchman; Mrs Susy Beard, Donnybrook; served and seriously wounded in Gallipoli, returned to Australia 1915 (permanently unfit); re-enlisted Nov. 1916; served in France; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/84500

Name: Richard, not Richmond (as listed in one source).

Beard, Herbert Alexander (1891-1917) *

Service No.: 21968

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Worsley, WA; Mrs. E. Beard, Worsley.

BDWA: b. 1891 in Toodyay; father William Beard (Toodyay farmer in 1883).

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay; father William Beard, mother Hannah Eaton; m. 1913, Evelyn Brown, Wellington.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Toodyay; labourer; wife Evelyne [sic] Beard, Worsley, then Donnybrook; served in France, Belgium; KIA, 25 Sept. 1917, Belgium; Gunner; Driver.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.187.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/84533#$story-2472

Memorial location: TP

Beard, John Patrick (1881-1966)

Service No.: 22911

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Argyle, WA; father A.A. Beard, Argyle, WA.

BDM: b. 1889, Toodyay; father William Beard, mother Hannah Eaton; d. 1966, Perth, WA.

Ancestry: Died Nedlands, WA, aged 78; mother Hannah Sarah Eaton.

WR: Letter (1940s): Married Gladys Isabel May Priddle, 6 May 1915 at St. Kilda, Victoria.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Newcastle [Toodyay]; labourer; father William Alma Beard, Argyle, WA, then wife Gladys I.M. Beard, Windsor, Victoria;  served in France; suffered mumps, was gassed; Gunner; Driver.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/84436

Beardman, Kenneth Eric (1899-1951)

Service No.: 7273

Biography: Born in Toodyay; EMB: draper, York; father W. Beardman, York.

BDM: b. 1899, Toodyay; father William Beardman, mother Martha Meredith; d. 1951, East Coolgardie.

Service:  WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; draper; father Wm. Beardman, York; served in Egypt, France; suffered measles, mumps; Lance Corp.

Memorial location: TWM

Beardman, Lionel Henry (1885-1966)

Service No.: 72

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; father W. Beardman, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1885, Toodyay; father William Beardman, mother Martha Meredith; d. 1966, Swan.

Trove: Parents lived in Toodyay until ca 1915.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; labourer; father W. Beardman, Toodyay; served at Gallipoli; wounded in action (bullet wound to head), June 1915, Gallipoli; invalided back to Aust. Sept. 1915; Trooper.

Trove: Daily News, 1915: photo.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/84466

Memorial location: TWM; THB; JWR

Beddall, Charles Albert (1889-1929)

Service No.: 1543

Biography: Born in England; Emb: bank official; father Albert Beddall, England.

CER: Charles Albert Beddall, bank official, Toodyay, 1914.

Trove: Daily News, Jan. 1915, enlisted in Northam; TH, 1919: attended WH.

BDM: m. 1919, Iris (Mollie) Piesse, Perth; d. 1929, as Albert Beddall, Perth, aged 40. Iris d. 1949, Wagin.

Service: WR: age 26; born in England; bank official; father Albert Beddall, England; served in Gallipoli, France; E.R. Sgt.

Trove: Western Mail, 1915: photo (Heroes of the Dardanelles); Midlands Advertiser, 1915: a letter from the front mentions him (Algy Beddall) as being at the Dardanelles.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/85352

Name: Known as Albert or Algy.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Bird, Claude Ernest (1886-1952)

Service No.: 2712

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: painter, Toodyay; father E. Bird, Toodyay.

BDWA: 1886-1952; born in Toodyay; father Edwin Bird, painter.

BDM: b. 1887; father Edward [sic], mother Eliza Stevens; d. 1952, [Toodyay], reg. Northam.

Trove: TH: Died in North Toodyay.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Toodyay; painter; father, E. Bird, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli, Egypt (emb. 21 Oct. 1915); suffered pleurisy, gastritis, pneumonia; medical discharge (heart), returned to Aust. 1917; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/89824

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Bird, Francis Edwin (1874-1938)

Service No.: 854

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: Francis Edwin Bird, locomotive driver, Toodyay; mother Mrs. Eliza Bird, Toodyay.

BDWA: b. 1874, Newcastle (Francis Edwin); mother nee Stevens; d. 1938, Perth, from a fall from balcony, aged 64.

BDM: b. 1874, Newcastle; father Edwin Bird, mother Eliza Stevens; d. 1938, Perth.

Service: WR: age 42; born in Toodyay; loco driver; mother, Mrs. Eliza Bird, Toodyay; living in Kalgoorlie; served in France; railway unit; Temp. Company Sgt. Major.

Name: Known as Frank; one source records name incorrectly as Francis Edward.

Bishop, Arthur (1893-1966)

Service No.: 2570

Biography: Born in Newcastle, WA; Emb: motor-driver, Fremantle, WA; father A. Bishop, Fremantle WA.

BDWA: b. 1893, Newcastle, WA; father Anthony Bishop, mother Emmie Minnot Gurymer; m. d. 1966, Inglewood, WA, aged 73.

Ancestry: Mother Emma Minnot Guymer; divorced Doris Bishop, 1936; m. 1936, Helen Turnock, Perth, WA.

Trove: Arthur’s father was a policeman in Newcastle, 1893-1898.

Service: WR: age 22; born in Newcastle, WA; motor driver; father Anthony Bishop, Fremantle, WA, then wife Mrs D. Bishop, Nottingham [UK]; served in Egypt, France; wound in action, and also by accident, France; married widow Doris Mary Wildman in Nottingham Sept. 1917 (she and stepson returned to Aust. with him, 1919); Private.

Blurton, John (1890-1959)

 

 

Service No.: Not accepted.

Biography: Born in Bolgart; did not serve overseas.

Australian War Memorial website indicates he was from Toodyay, of Aboriginal descent.

BDM: M. 1927, York, Gladys Kickett.

InHerit online database: Re site: Blurton’s Farm (1913), Shire of Victoria Plains; his father’s farm.

His father, also John Blurton, was a member of the New Norcia aboriginal cricket team, 1880s (FOBL newsletter, Nov. 2014).

Ancestry: B. 1890, New Norcia, WA; d. 1959, Perth, WA.

Trove: Northam Advertiser (1899): Father played cricket for a Toodyay Valley; WM (1941): Letter about how a smart, fit and able John was marched out of Blackboy Hill Camp during WW1 because of his ancestry.

Service: WR: age 26; farm hand, Katanning; born in Boulgard [Bolgart]; mother Mary Blurton, Bolgart; Private; in 1917, discharged from Blackboy Hill Camp after 2 weeks as “not being substantially enough European origin”.

Bond, Thomas (1885-1961)

 

 

Service No.: 393

Biography:  Born in England; Emb: drover; mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Bond, Maylands, WA.

BDM: m. 1920, Northam, Rebecca Endersby; d. 1961, Perth, aged 75; father James, mother Mary Ann.

CER: Thomas Bond, Stoneybrook, Newcastle, 1909-1910. [Stoneybrook, Syred property, Wattening. A John Endersby was a baker in Newcastle, ca 1900, possibly wife Rebecca’s brother.]

Ancestry: b. 1885; farmed near Quellington later.

Service: WR: age 29; born in England; drover; mother, Mrs. Mary Ann Bond, Maylands, WA; living at Caljie near York in 1919; served in Gallipoli (emb. 4 Sept. 1915), Egypt, France; suffered influenza, etc.;  Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Bowen, Herbert Edmund (1892-1967)

Service No.: 2790

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Jennacubbine; father Patrick Bowen, Jennacubbine.

BDWA: Herbert Edwin Bowen; b.1892; father Patrick.

BDM: Herbert Edmond Bowen, b. 1892, Toodyay; father Patrick Bowen, mother Ellen Williams; d. 1967, Northam (Edmund), aged 75.

Service: WR: Herbert Edmund Bowen; age 23; farmer, Jennacubbine; father Patrick Bowen, Jennacubbine; served in France; suffered mumps, influenza; wounded in action, 1918, France; returned to Aust., Dec. 1918; discharged medically unfit, Jan. 1919; Private.

Name: Sometimes Edmond/Edwin.

Memorial location: JWR

Bowen, Matthew Thomas (1885-1957)

Service No.: 3841

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not serve overseas.

BDWA: b. 1886; father Patrick.

BDM: b. 1885, Toodyay; father Patrick Bowen, mother Ellen Williams; d. 1957, Perth, age 71.

Service: WR: age 30; born in Toodyay; farmer, Jurokine, via Goomalling, PO Wongan Hills; father Patrick Bowen, Jennacubbine; discharged after 6 months, 12 Sept. 1917, as medically unfit (bronchitis and asthma); Private.

Brennan, Joseph Vincent (1887-1927)

Service No.: 6501;R6501

Biography: Born in Toodyay: Emb. 1915: chemist, Perth; wife, Muriel Brennan, Perth; Emb. 1917: chemist, West Subiaco; wife, Mrs. M.E. Brennan, West Subiaco.

BDM: b. 1887, Toodyay; father James Brennan, mother, Catherine Bourke; d. 1927, Perth.

Trove: TH, 1927: Obit.: died in Subiaco, aged 39; mother still in Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 27; chemist; 1915 Emb: Austn. Stationary Hosp.; 1917 Emb: Army Medical Corps; served in Egypt, France; ambulance and nursing duties, possible transport duty to and from Australia, or returned to recover from illness 1917; L/Cpl, then Temp. Corp.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.124.

Photo link: https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/explore/people/94827

Brimson, James Norris (1894-1936)

Service No.: 5675

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: Leederville, WA; father, Frank Brimson, Leederville, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1894, Coburg, Vic.; father, Frank Brimson, mother Emma Moore; d. 1936, NSW.

Trove: TH, 1915: J. Brimson was second in the log chop at Bolgart Sports Day.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Victoria; carpenter; father, Frank Brimson, Leederville, WA; served in France; court martial (3 years, but suspended); Private.

Memorial location: VPHR (as J. Brimstone); no Brimstones served in AIF, WW1.

Brimson, William Robert (1887-1966)

 

Service No.: 4388

Biography: Born in Swan, WA; Emb: Wagin, WA; Mrs. Susan Brimson, Midland Junction.

BDM: b. 1887, William Robert Jesse Brimson, Toodyay Rd; father, Robert Brimson, mother Susannah Waldock; m. 1932, Perth, Mary McKenna; d. 1966, Perth, aged 80.

CER: William Robert Brimson, contractor, Bolgart, 1914-1921.

Trove: TH, 1915: W. Brimson won the log chop at Bolgart Sports Day; ST, 1917: photo of Pte. W.B. Brimson, badly wounded last Oct.

Service: WR: age  25; born in Swan, WA; mother, Mrs. Susan Brimson, Midland Junction; served in Egypt, France, Belgium; suffered measles; wounded in action, Belgium, 1916; returned to Aust., Aug. 1917 (wounded arm); Private.

Memorial location: VPHR (as B. Brimstone); no Brimstones served in AIF, WW1.

Britt, Charles Thomas (1897-1972)

Service No.: 4380

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: school teacher, Wagin; mother Mary Ann Britt, Toodyay.

BDWA: No. C.T. Britt listed.

BDM: b. 1897, Charles Thomas Britt, Toodyay; father John Thomas Britt, mother Mary Ann McCluney. Did not marry or die in WA.

Trove: Married 1933 in Mudgee, NSW, was living in Sydney.

Ancestry: d. 1972, Kogarah, NSW.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; school teacher; mother, Mary Ann Britt, Blewbury, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, 1916, France; mentioned in despatches 1919; Lieut.

Name: Known as Charlie.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/100774

Memorial location: THB

Britt, G. E.

On Toodyay War Memorial.

Can’t find a link to Toodyay, or any G.E. Britts that served in WW1. Possibly could be C.T. Britt.

There is a G.T. Britt, also, but in Victoria.

Memorial location: TWM

Britt, William (1893-1918) *

Service No.: 270

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: fitter, Midland Junction; mother Mary Britt, Toodyay.

Too Cem DB: b. 1893; d. 1918, in France. Lieut.

BDM: b. 1893, Toodyay; father John Thomas Britt, mother Mary Ann McCluney.

Letter from Britt in Egypt about Gallipoli landing: http://www.australiansatwar.gov.au/pdf/aaw_secondary_p2.pdf;

Also the same letter here, submitted by Sam Cook: :

http://www.australiansatwar.gov.au/stories/stories_ID=100_war=W1_next=yes.html;

Also same letter printed in TH, April 2000, p.13.

Service: WR:age 21; served in Egypt, Gallipoli (emb. 17 Aug. 1915), France; wounded in Gallipoli, France; suffered dysentry, measles, ear infection, trench feet, pneumonia; KIA France, 10 June 1918; Lieut.

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E01737/

Photo link: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P00088.002

Photo link: http://www.australiansatwar.gov.au/pdf/aaw_secondary_p2.pdf

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/100784

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Memorial inscription, St. Philip’s Church, Culham.

Brown, Joseph Edward (1888-1969)

 

Service No.: 4973

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: clerk, North Fremantle; mother, Mary Ann Brown, North Fremantle.

Trove: TH, 13 July 1918, p.2: “Lieut. Joe Brown is a grandson of that dear old Toodyay lady, affectionately known as "Granny" O'Dea, of Wongamine.” He was born in Toodyay town and attended the Toodyay Convent school; served in France.

BDWA: b. 1888; father James Charles? Brown, mother Mary Ann O’Dea.

BDM: b. 1888, Toodyay; father James Brown, mother Mary O’Dea; d. 1969, Perth [Lesmurdie], aged 81.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Toodyay; clerk; mother, Mary Ann Brown, North Fremantle; served in France; Lieut.; awarded Military Cross, 1918.

Buckley, Dennis Patrick Anthony (1897-1957)

Service No.: W16694

Biography: Born in Toodyay [Wongamine]; did not serve overseas. 

BDM: b. 1897, Toodyay, as Dennis Patrick Buckley; father John Buckley, mother Mary Ann Brennan.

Father: John Buckley. c/- T. Anstey, Toodyay. [Roseland ie Roesland, Nunyle]

Ancestry: d. 1957, Perth [Kenwick], aged 59.

Service: WR: as Dennis Patrick Anthony Buckley; age 20; born in Wongamine, WA; farmer (horse breaker), c/- A.H. Rowles, Botherling Siding, via Goomalling; father, John Buckley. c/- T. Anstey, Toodyay [Roseland ie Roesland, Nunyle]; did not serve overseas; discharged Dec. 1918 (cessation of hostilities); Private.

Burton, Lewis (b. 1892)

Service No.: 3009

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: nurseryman, Blackwood Nursery, Mullalyup; mother Mrs. Jessie Burton, worked for L. Clarkson, Bolgart.

Australian War Memorial website indicates he was of Aboriginal descent.

BDM: b. 1892, Louis Burton, Newcastle; father James Burton, mother Jessie Burton.

Service: WR: age 23; Lewis Burton; born in Toodyay; nurseryman; mother Mrs. Jessie Burton, c/o L. Clarkson, Bolgart; served in France; Private.

Name: Also known as Louis Burton.

Butterly, Cecil Walter (1897-1976)

 

 

Service No.: 3058

Biography: Born in Coolgardie; Emb: farmhand, Bridgetown; father Arnold Butterly [who was born and lived in Toodyay].

BDM. b. 1897, Coolgardie; father Arnold Butterly, mother Sarah Spencer; m. 1926, Perth, Olive Hooper.  

Online: d. 1976, S. Aust (cemetery record), aged 80.

CER: living in Perth in 1968.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Coolgardie; farmhand; father Arnold Butterly [d. 1917], Toodyay, then mother, Mrs A. Butterly, Boyup Brook; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action (twice), France; returned to Aust, 1917, due to injury; Private.

Name: Sometimes Butterley, Buterly.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; name recorded as ‘C.W. Butterley’.

Cahill, John James (1898-1957)

 

 

Service No.: 5818

Biography: Born in Kalgoorlie; Emb: under John Tames [sic] Cahill; farm hand, Wongamine; c/o J.H. Bowen, Wongamine via Northam, WA; mother, Mrs Annie Cahill, PO, Kalgoorlie.

BDM: b. 1898, Kalgoorlie; father, Thomas James Cahill, mother, Annie Cleary; d. 1957, East Coolgardie, age 59.

Ancestry: Sent to Clontarf Orphanage, 1911, after his father died 1910; assume he was ‘farmed out’ to Wongamine; states he was released from Clontarf to enlist in 1916; returned to Kalgoorlie WW1; married there 1922.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Boulder City, WA; farming apprentice, J.H. Bowen, Northam; mother, Mrs Annie Cahill, PO, Kalgoorlie; served in France; wounded in action, France; returned to Aust. 1917 (eye wound) for home service; Private.

Carter, Charles Robert (1895-1972)

Service No.: 1702

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Subiaco (mother Emily’s address); mother, Emily Carter, Subiaco.

BDM: b. 1895, Newcastle; father Robert Carter, mother Emily Hall.

Ancestry: m. 1892, Emily Hall, in Katrine Church; 

d. 1972.

CER: living in Kondut in 1925.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Toodyay; farmer; mother, Emily Carter, Subiaco; served in Egypt, Palestine, Jordan; sick (malaria, influenza); Trooper, Driver.

Carter, Frederick William (1892-1967)

Service No.: 382

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmhand, Toodyay; father Robert Carter, Lake Grace.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father Robert Carter, mother Emily Hall; d. 1967, Perth, aged 74.

Service: WR: age 22 (b. 1892); born in Toodyay; farmer; father, Robert Carter, Lake Grace; served in Egypt, France; suffered influenza, bronchitis; Driver.

Cavanagh, Righton John (1892-1957)

Service No.: No no.; states 2nd Lieut., later Lieut.

Biography: Born in Perth, W.A.; Emb: civil engineer (2nd Lieut), Perth, W.A.; mother May Harriett Treadgold (2nd marriage), Albion Hotel, Cottesloe, W.A.

BDM: b. 1892 (Righton John Bangham Cavanagh), Perth, W.A. father John Cavanagh, mother May Harriett Gibbs; m. 1923, Doris Dethridge, Perth, W.A.; d. 1957, Floreat Park, W.A., aged 65.

Lived with his parents in Newcastle 1897-1906; father (d. 1900) then his mother (with new husband Treadgold) ran then owned the Victoria Hotel from 1897-1906; educated in Newcastle, in 1906 he was aged 14.

Newcastle Herald, 24 Mar. 1906, p.5: Adelaide University prizes to Mary Chitty and Righton Cavanagh, two pupils of Sisters of Mercy, Newcastle.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Perth, W.A.; civil engineer; father dead; mother May Harriett Treadgold (2nd marriage), Albion Hotel, Cottesloe, W.A.; served in France; wounded in action, France; wounded a second time accidentally (fall from windw whilst sleep-walking, fractured skull), France; 2nd Lieut, then Lieut., Tunnelling Corps; awarded Military Cross, 1919.

Listed in online Tunnellers Research website (detailed pdf): http://www.tunnellers.net/ca___clpag.html

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/115858

Chambers, William John (1892-1967)

Service No.:  4797

Biography: Born in Newcastle, W.A.; Emb: draper, Fremantle, W.A.; father J. Chambers, Fremantle, W.A.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father John Chambers, mother Rose Watts; m. 1923, Gladys Newson, Fremantle; d. 1967, Mt. Lawley, W.A., aged 75.

Service: WR: age 22; draper; mother Mrs. Rose Chambers, Fremantle, W.A, then father John Chambers,  Fremantle; served in Gallipoli (from Oct. 1915), France; suffered influenza, trench feet; Driver.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/116702

Chitty, George Edward (1892-1918) *

Service No.: 4993

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; mother Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Chitty, PO Toodyay.

Too Cem DB: Headstone in Nardie Cemetery; age 25.

Service: WR: age 23; father James Chitty; served in France; wounded in action, France; died in France of gunshot wounds received accidentally in training exercise, 13 June 1918; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.250.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Chitty, George Edwin (1874-1949)

Service No.: 3036

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Babakin, near Bruce Rock; wife Rose Hanna [Rosannah Ryan] Chitty, Bruce Rock.

BDM: b. 1875, Toodyay; father Henry Thomas Chitty, mother Martha Herbert; d. 1949, Moora.

Trove: West Australian, 1949: died 1949, Wongan Hills.

Service: WR: age 41; born in Toodyay; farmer (farm manager), Bruce Rock; wife Rose Hannah Chitty, Bruce Rock; served in England; returned to Aust., Aug. 1917 (medical discharge, overage and debility); Private.

Listed in Toodyay, the good old days (W. Chitty), p. 204-205 (photo in uniform).

Clarkson, Donald Drummond (1880-1918) *

Service No.: 7257

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; wife, Mrs. H. Clarkson, Como.

BDM: b. 1880, Toodyay; father Barnard Drummond Clarkson, mother Isabella Lukin.

Service: WR:age 36; farmer; served in Egypt, France; KIA France, 3 Oct. 1918; V.O. Corp, but reverted to Private in France.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TWM; THB; TP; VPHR; VPWM

Memorial tablet, St. Stephen’s Church, Toodyay.

Cook, Albert Oliver (1893-1957)

Service No.: 8790

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: wood-cutter, Chidlows Wells, WA; mother, Mrs. S.R. Cook, Chidlows Wells, WA.

BDM: m. 1928, Perth, Emily Donnelly (d. 1931); m. 1933, Perth, Elsie Donnelly; d. 1957, Perth, aged 61.

Ancestry: b. NSW, 1893; father Charles Cook, mother Sara Reeta Edwards; d. 1957, Perth, aged 62.

CER: Labourer, Dewar’s Pool via Toodyay, 1921-1925.

Trove: TH, 1919: Invited to attend WH.

Service: WR: age 19; born in NSW; wood-cutter; mother, Mrs Sam Reeta Cook, Chidlows Wells, WA; served in Egypt, France; suffered influenza, scabies; Driver.

Name: Known as Oliver.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 248.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/125929

Cook, Albert Victor Willis (1892-1946)

Service No.: 8801

Biography: Born in NSW; Normanhurst, Toodyay; Emb: miner, Toodyay; father Charles James Cook, Toodyay.

BDM: d. 1946, Murchison.

Trove: TH, 1941: Report about Cook making a record high rifle shooting score, England, 1917.

Service: WR: age 23; miner; father Charles James Cook, Normanhurst, Toodyay; served in France; Lance Corp.

Name: Attended WH as Bert Cook.

Photo link: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DAOD1195/

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/DAOD1193/

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Cook, Herbert (1893-1971)

Service No.: 62786

Biography: Born in New Norcia, WA: Emb: farmer, Bolgart; sister, Miss C. Cook, Maisemore, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1893, under Herbit Cook, Jiberding, WA; father Alick Cook, mother Emma Ladhams; d. 1971, Perth, aged 76.

Ancestry: b. 1893, Jiberding, WA; father Alexander Cook, mother Emma Ladhams.

CER: Herbert Cook, farmer, Oaklands, Bolgart, 1914-1930.

Trove: TH, 1925: Mr H. E. Cook, late of “Oaklands”, Wyening, [on lease from his uncle Fred Cook] has purchased the Cooroobin property of Mr A. E. Donegan.”

Service: WR: age 24 (b. 1893); born in New Norcia; farmer, Bolgart; sister, Miss Connie Cook, Maisemore, Toodyay; embarked Oct. 1918; recalled after Nov. 1918 Armistice; ship Boonah returned to Fremantle; discharged 17 Jan. 1919;  Private.Memorial location: VPHR (as H. Cooke)

Cook, Maurice Ethelbert (1884-1958)

Service No.: 3663

Biography: Born in NSW; Normanhurst, Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Normanhurst, Toodyay; mother Mrs. R.M. Cook, Normanhurst, Toodyay.

BDM: d. 1958, Perth, aged 74; father Charles James Cook; mother Rosina.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH.

Ancestry: b. NSW, 1884, d. 1958, Perth.

Service: WR, under Maurice Ethelberd Cook; age 32; born in NSW; mother Mrs. Rosina Marion Cook, served in Egypt, Syria; Trooper.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/126295

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Cook, Walter Theodore (1894-1967)

Service No.: 3097

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: labourer, Chidlows Wells, WA; father, C. Cook, Chidlows Wells, WA.

Ancestry: b. NSW, 1894; father Charles Cook, mother Sara Reeta Edwards.

BDM: m. 1931, Perth, Violet Brockman; d. 1967, Perth, aged 75.

CER: Labourer/contractor, Dewar’s Pool via Toodyay, 1923-1925.

Trove: TH, 1922: Best man at his sister’s wedding in Culham.

Service: WR: age 21; born in NSW; labourer; father, Charles Cook,  Chidlows Wells, WA; served in Egypt, France; suffered mumps; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 251.

Cook, William Thomas (1897-1987)

Service No.: 3984

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Wattening; father, J. Nicholson Cook, Wattening.

BDM: b. 1897, Toodyay; father James Nicholson Cook, mother [Alice] Rebecca Beard; d. 1987, East Fremantle, aged 89.

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; served in France; suffered mumps (at sea, then England); Private.

Cooper, Edward Ernest (1895-1970)

Service No.: 2811

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: farmhand, Toodyay; mother Margaret E. Cooper lived in Northam.

BDM: m. 1920, as Edwin E. Cooper, Northam, Evelyeen Ryan; d. 1970, Edwin Ernest Cooper; Perth, aged 74.

Ancestry: b. 1895, Glenorchy, Victoria, as Edwin Cooper; father Edwin, mother Margaret; m. Evalyn Ryan (b. Newcastle), sometimes Evelyn/Eveline; d. 1970, Bellevue, WA.

Service: WR: as Edward Ernest Cooper, age 21; born in Glenorchy, Victoria; farm hand, Toodyay; mother, Margaret Cooper, Northam; served in Egypt; sent home Feb. 1918, medical discharge (kidney stones); did sign one form as Edwin; Trooper.

Name: Sometimes Edwin Ernest, or Ernest Edwin.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Cooper, Henry (1901-1937)

Service No.: Unknown

Biography: Born in Perth, WA.

BDM: b. 1901, Perth, WA. Henry; father Henry James Cooper, mother Clara Jeffery; m. 1927, Perth, Margaret Creedon; d. 1937, Narrogin (after railway accident).

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH:  “stoker Harry Cooper”; TH: June: 1919: “On Leave.—Stoker H. Cooper, second son of Mr. and Mrs. H. [Henry James] Cooper of Duke Street, Toodyay, is home on leave. Stoker H. Cooper had two years active service on the H.M.A.S. Warrego, in the Adriatic Sea.”’ TH, 1924: Harry’s parents moved to Perth.

Service: No WR found, as assume already a serving member of RAN; served in East Indies, Adriatic Sea, Dardanelles, Black Sea.

Name: Known as Harry.

NB Re Henry James Cooper (railway guard), his father: see Trove: Mirror, 30 June 1934.

Cousins, Herbert James Dean (1886-1945)

Service No.: 2893

Biography: Born in Bejoording; Not on Emb; WR: father William Cousins, Bejoording [north of Toodyay].

BDM: b. 1886, under Hubert James Dean Cousins, Toodyay; father William Cousins, mother Hannah Ferguson; d. 1945, Northam, under Herbert J.D. Cousins.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Culham Cemetery; aged 58.

Service: WR, under Herbert James Dean Cousins: age 29; born in Bejoording; farmer; father, Williams Cousins, Bejoording; served in France; wounded in action, 1918, France; Private.

Name: Sometimes listed as Hubert James Dean Cousins.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 251.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/130099

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Cousins, Vernel Douglas (1895-1918) *

Service No.: 2896

Biography: Not on Emb:WR:Born in Bejoording; farmer, Bejoording; father William Cousins, Bejoording;

BDM: b. 1895, as Vernal Douglas Cousins; father William Cousins, mother Hannah Ferguson.

Service: WR: as Vernel Douglas Cousins; age 21; born in Bejoording; farmer, Bejoording; father William Cousins, Bejoording; served in France; POW Germany 1917-1918; died 9 Feb. 1918 of self-inflicted wounds (shell-shock, and terrible pains in the head) in POW Hospital, Germany; Private.

Name: Known as Doug; sometimes listed as Vernal Douglas.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/130130

Photo link: Cousins’ funeral on AWM website: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03236.342/

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 251.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP; VPHR

Listed under D. Cousins on TWM, THB, VPHR.

Crossland, Royden Charles (1889-1916)

Service No.: 599

Biography: Born in Guildford, WA; did not embark from Aust.

BDM: b. 1889, Guildford; father Charles Crossland, mother Margaret Lefroy.

Trove: Daily News, Sept. 1916: “News has been received from the military authorities of the death of Roy Crossland, son of the late Mr. Crossland of Guildford. He enlisted at the beginning of this year from the Federated Malay States, where he held an appointment as Staff Surveyor for the F.M.S.

Service: WR: as Roy Charles Crossland; age 26; born in Guildford, WA; licensed surveyor; sister, Mrs. C.M. Lukin, Toodyay [three Crossland sisters married 3 Lukins]; served in Egypt, France; suffered mumps; KIA, France; 18 August 1916; 2nd Lieut.

Name: Known as Roy.

Crutchett, William James (1882-1917) *

Service No.: 5681

Biography: Born in England: Emb; labourer; sister, Miss M. Crutchett, England.

CER: labourer, then farmer; Stirling Terrace, Toodyay; "Ardmona", North Bolgart, 1911-1916.

Service: WR: age 34; born in England; labourer (was a seaman, 6 years prior); mother, Mrs M.J. Crutchett, England, then sister, Miss Maud Crutchett, London; served in France; KIA, 9 April 1917, France; Private.

Cunninghame, Matthew Kerr (1882-1923)

Service No.: 200

Biography: Born in Guildford; Emb: railway employee; lived in Toodyay; sister Mrs F. Buck (or Burke) lived in Toodyay [CER: 1914], then Northam.

BDM: b. 1882 (Cunningham, Matthew Kerr), Guildford; father, John Patrick Cunningham, mother Cecilia Coomer; d. 1923, Cunninghame, Mathew, Perth.

Trove: West Australian, 1923; d. 1923, Inglewood, aged 39.

CER: Matthew’s sister Flora’s daughter Eileen Buck, married 1929 Victor Federal James, a Toodyay boy.

Service: WR, as Matthew Cunninghame; age 32; born in Guildford; railway employee; sister, Flora Buck [Burke], Toodyay, later Northam; Field Ambulance; served and wounded, 10 May 1915, at Gallipoli, also served in Egypt, France, Belgium; returned to Aust. Mar. 1918 (disability, gunshot wound), fit for home service; Private.

Name: Sometimes Mathew and Cunningham; known as Matt.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/139103

Davies, William Howard (1891-1918)

Service No.: 312

Biography: Born in South Australia; Emb: farm labourer; father, J. Davies, South Aust.

CER: farm labourer, Deepdale, near Toodyay, 1914.

Ancestry: b. 1891, S. Aust; d. 1918, S. Aust., aged 27.

Trove: TH, 1918: “William Howard Davis [sic], well-known in Toodyay, on a visit to his parents in South Australia, died after undergoing an operation. The deceased enlisted from Toodyay and returned to W.A. after some months’ service, but eventually went East for a spell intending to return again to W.A.”

Service: WR: age 22; farm labourer; father, J. Davies, S. Aust.; served at Gallipoli; wounded at Gallipoli, 27 April 1915;  returned to Victoria, Aust., 1916 (wounded);  Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Dempster, Reginald Garry (1888-1915) *

Service No.: 539

Biography: Born in Toodyay (Newcastle); Emb: station overseer, Northam; mother Mrs J.G. Dempster lived in Northam; TH: Birth notice: son of J. Garry Dempster born in Newcastle, 1888.

BDM: b. 1888, Newcastle; father Joseph Garibaldi Dempster, mother Annie Dean.

Service: WR: age 26 (b.1888); born in Northam; served at Gallipoli; KIA, Gallipoli, 7 Aug. 1915 (same event at which J.T. Wilkerson and E.J. White were killed); Trooper.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 45-47 (photo).

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/145675

Memorial location: TP

Denis, Hubert Victor (1889-1957)

Service No.: 773

Biography: Born in England; Emb, 1914: Herbert Victor Denis, labourer, Northam; father, G.W. Denis, London, England; Emb, 1916:  Herbert Victor Denis, farmer, Northam; mother, Mrs A. Denis, England, also Miss A. Hastings, Northam.

BDM: m. 1920, as Hubert V. Denis, Northam, Agnes Hastings (of Northam); d. 1957, Northam, aged 68, son of George and Alice Denis.

Ancestry: b. ca 1889.

CER: Hubert Victor Denis, farmer, Rose Valley, Toodyay, 1925-1956.

Trove: Daily News, 1916: Denis got engaged to Agnes Hastings, Woodlawn, Jennacubbine whilst on leave; TH, May 1920: playing football for Toodyay team; TH, Nov. 1921: first joined Toodyay Ag. Society committee; TH, Feb. 1923: farming at Rose Valley, Toodyay.

Service: WR: as Herbert Victor Denis; age 22; born in England; labourer; mother, Alice Denis, England; served in Gallipoli (emb. Mar. 1915, landed 25 May 1915); suffered influenza, appendicitis, Egypt; returned to Aust., Jan. 1916 (abdominal tumour); returned to England, June 1917; served in France; Private

Name: Often called himself Herbert.

Memorial location: JWR

Despard, Charlotte Letitia (1872-1945)

 

 

 

 

Service No.: possibly: WO 399/2197

Biography: Born in Mortlock, Vic.

BDM: D. 1945, Perth.

MCB: Died 1945, Leederville, WA.

Various sources: Ran her own hospital in Newcastle, 1905-ca1908; Matron of the Newcastle Hospital, 1910.

Service: WR: served with the Queen Alexandra Imperial Military Nursing Service Reserve, 1915-1917; served in Egypt, England, Dardanelles; suffered malaria; Staff Nurse.

Dhu, Alfred James (1878-1917) *

Service No.: 3509

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmhand, Glencoe, Gin Gin; brother Herbert Charles Dhu, Perth.

BDM: Alfred James Dhue, b. 1878, Toodyay; father Charles Dhue, mother Esther Doust.

Service: WR: age 37; born in Toodyay; farmhand; served in Egypt, France; wounded in France; KIA France 2 April 1917; Private.

Name: Sometimes Dhue.

Memorial location: TP

Dhu, Henry (1876-1917) *

Service No.: 2858

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Sandstone; wife Mary c/- PO Mt. Magnet, then Perth.

BDM: m. 1900, Northam, Mary Lyon.

Service: WR: age 40; wife Mary c/- PO Mt. Magnet (Sandstone), then Perth; served France, Belgium; KIA, Belgium, 13 Oct. 1917 (buried Ypres); Private.

Name: Known as Harry (TH: “native of Toodyay”).

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/147128

Memorial location: TP

Doig, Peter William Kenneth (1887-1974)

Service No.: 2806

Biography: Born in S. Aust; Emb: bush contractor, Wagin; father, Alexander Doig, Wagin.

BDM: m. 1923, Northam, Ethel Smith (b. Toodyay).

Ancestry: b. 1886, S. Aust., father Alexander Doig, mother Maria Brans; d. 1974, Guildford, aged 87 years. 

Trove: TH. Feb. 1921: working in Toodyay as an agricultural inspector; TH, Dec. 1921: Lieut. Doig was part of guard of honor for unveiling of TWM.

Service: WR: age 29; born in S. Aust; bush contractor; father, Alexander Doig, Wagin; served in Egypt, Palestine; wounded in action, Palestine; awarded Military Cross, Oct. 1918; Lieut. 

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/149574

Photo link: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H00027/

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P01350.019

Donegan, Herbert James (1876-1916) *

Service No.: 1646

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: telephone linesman, Perth; mother Mrs Charlotte Donegan, Rose Cottage, Toodyay,

Brother: T.J. Donegan; brother of Percy William Donegan.

BDM: b. 1876; father Thomas Donegan, mother Charlotte Herbert; d.

Service: WR: age 38; born in Toodyay; telephone linesman, mother Mrs Charlotte Donegan, Rose Cottage, Toodyay, father dead;  served in France; KIA France, 3 Sept. 1916; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/150108

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Memorial plaque, St. Stephen’s Church, Toodyay.

Donegan, Norman Eric (1899-1971)

Service No.: 7287

Biography: Born in Northam; Emb: bank clerk, Toodyay; father, T.J. Donegan, hotelkeeper, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1899, Northam; father Thomas John Donegan, mother Esther Demasson.

Ancestry: d. 1971, Box Hill, Victoria, age 71.

Father T.J. Donegan was working for Throssells store in Northam in 1899, then moved back to Toodyay to open Donegan’s Store (bought from Throssells).

Service: WR: age 18; born in Northam; bank clerk, Northam; father, Thomas John Donegan, hotelkeeper, Toodyay; served in France; suffered measles, influenza; Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Donegan, Percy William (1889-1949)

Service No.: 804

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: stockman, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. E. [ie C.] Donegan, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1889, Toodyay; father Thomas Donegan, mother Charlotte Herbert; d. 1949, Northam.

Brother of Herbert James Donegan.

Too Cem BD: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; age 60.

Trove: Sunday Times, June 1915: Photo; TH, 1917: Letter from AJ Smith mentioning Clarrie Greedy, Gordon Anderson and Percy Donegan.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Toodyay; stockman; mother, Mrs C. Donegan, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli, France, Belgium; wounded in action Gallipoli, April 1915; returned to Aust., Sept. 1918; Pioneer Sgt.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/150112

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Dowdey, Peter Wallace (1891-1917) *

Service No.: 2192

Biography: Born in S. Aust; Emb., as P. Dowdy: labourer, Fremantle, WA; brother, Charles Dowdy, Fremantle.

Ancestry: b. 1891, as Peter Wallace Dowdey, S. Aust.; father John Anthony Dowdey, mother, Sarah Ann Smith.

CER: Dowdy, Peter, labourer, Bolgart, 1916.

Trove: Sunday Times, 1913: ‘”Toodyay tit-bits. ….“The yard-man at the Victoria Hotel has gone, and his high sense of good humor and sound philosophy is missed, but his successor, Peter Dowdy [sic], is almost as interesting. Of course, he can't wakeup his clients in the mornings in time to catch the trains, but that’s nothing.”; West Australian, 1917: “DOWDEY. - On June 8, killed in action, in France, Private Peter Wallace Dowdy [sic], 44th Battalion, late of Bolgart, dearly loved brother of Mrs. A. Scurry, Subiaco, Mrs. W. Griggs, Guildford; May, South Australia; and Jim, Queensland; aged 25 years.”

Service: age 24; born in S. Aust.; labourer, miner; brother, Charles Dowdey, Fremantle, then Highgate, then c/- Mr. Curran, Fremantle; served in France, Belgium; KIA, 8 June 1917, Belgium; Private.

Name: Sometimes Dowdy; WR: Will: Peter Wallis Dowdey, to sister Florence Scurry, Subiaco, WA.

Memorial location: KPHAP; VPWM, VPHR

Duthie, Stanley Howard (b. 1900)     

 

Service No.: 15107

Biography: Born in Boulder, WA; Emb: farm hand, Toodyay; father, H.A. Duthie, Pioneer Sgt., Black Boy Camp, WA; can’t identify death date.

BDM: b. 1900, Boulder, WA; father, Howard Alexander Duthie, mother, Elizabeth Revell; m. 1933, Perth, Jessie Blenkinsop.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Boulder, WA; farm hand; father, Harry Alexander Duthie, Walkaway, WA, then Pioneer Sgt., Black Boy Camp, WA; served in Egypt, France; Gunner.

Name: Assume R. Duthie is Stanley Howard Duthie.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (on both as R. Duthie, assume typo)

Edmonds, John (1894-1919) * 

Service No.: 2617

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: Motor-driver, Cottesloe; father John lived in Cottesloe; can’t see a link to Toodyay.

Ancestry: b. 1894. John Mathieson William Edmonds.

Service: WR: as John Edmonds; age 20; born in Melbourne, Vic.; father, John Edmonds, Cottesloe; served in Egypt, France; died of disease (influenza), 12 Feb. 1919, France; Private, Gunner, then Driver.

Trove: Died from influenza 12 Feb. 1919; well known in Midland Junction.

Name: Sometimes WR has Edmunds; Trove: Known as Jack.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/158398

Memorial location: TWM; THB (Edmunds); TP

Toodyay Mem. Plaque: Driver John Edmonds, died of disease, France, 20 July 1919 [sic].

Edmonds, Thomas William (1879-1917) *

Service No.: 5849

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Bolgart; brother Benjamin Edmonds, Bolgart; son of John Edmonds (1866-1893, Toodyay).

BDM: b. 1879, father John Edmonds, mother Sarah Waldock.

Service: WR: age 37; parents dead, brother Benjamin Edmonds, Bolgart; served and wounded in action in France; died of wounds in London, England, 29 April 1917; buried in England; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/158469

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P06176.001/

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 144.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TP; VPWM; VPHR

Edmonds, William Richard (1891-1918) *

Service No.: 5850

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Bolgart; father William Edmonds, Cowardine and Wattening, mother Mrs. Mary Edmonds, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay, father William Edmonds, mother Mary Pritchard.

Service: WR: age 24; farmer, Bolgart; mother Mary Edmonds, Toodyay; served and wounded in action in France; died of meningitis from wounds in Whipps Cross Hospital, East London, England, 17 June 1918; buried in England; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 249.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (as Edmunds); TP; VPHR

Edwards, Arthur James (1894-1968)

Service No.: 924

Biography: Born in Onslow; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs Fanny Dora Edwards, Toodyay.

BDM:  b. not listed; d. 1968, Perth [Myaree], aged 74.

CER: Churchill Farm, Toodyay, 1911-1914.

Trove: TH, 1919: returned to Toodyay; Later farmed with parents and wife Hilda at Yuna, WA.

Service: WR: age 22; born in Onslow, WA; labourer; mother Mrs Fanny Dora Edwards, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Jordan ; often sick; court-martial (not guilty); returned to Aust. for disciplinary reasons, under detention, Aug. 1919; Trooper.

Name: Known as Jim.

Ellery, Bert (1895-1965)

Service No.: 5088

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb (under Bertie Ellery); butcher, Toodyay; father C.G. Ellery, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1895 (twin), Bert; Newcastle; father Charles George Ellery, mother Louisa Boyer; m. (as Bert) 1921, [Toodyay] reg. Northam, Ruby Donegan; d. 1965, Perth, aged 70.

Trove: TH, 1915: Tried to enlist in 1915, but he and his brother Ernie rejected due to teeth troubles; TH, 1916:  Letter from France.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery, listed under Albert (Bert) Ellery [check]; age 70.

Service: WR: under Bertie Ellery; aged 20; born in Toodyay; butcher; father Charles G. Ellery, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, France; Cpl.

Name: Also known as Bertie and Albert. [Not sure about the Albert]

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Ellery, Ernest Edward (1895-1969)

Service No.: 2262

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: grocer’s assistant, Toodyay; father C.G. Ellery, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1895 (twin), Newcastle, father Charles George Ellery, mother Louisa Boyer.

Ancestry: d. 1969, Heidelberg, Victoria; photo in uniform.

Trove: TH, 1915: Tried to enlist in 1915, but he and his brother Bert rejected due to teeth troubles; TH, 1916:  Letter from Egypt; TH, 1917: Letter from Egypt.

Trove; TH, 1927: Ern (Corp., Toodyay Troop, 10th Light Horse) was selected to be part of the military guard for the royal visitors to the opening of Canberra.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Toodyay; grocer’s assistant; father Charles George Ellery, Toodyay; served in Egypt; Lance Corp.

Name: Known as Ern, Ernie and Twinny.

Listed in Toodyay, the good old days (W. Chitty), p. 166 (1927 photo in Light Horse uniform).

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/159329

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Ellery, William Andrew (1886-1950)

Service No.: 56313

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not serve overseas;

BDM: b. 1886, Newcastle, father Charles George Ellery, mother Louisa Boyer; d. 1950, Perth.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; age 63.

Service: WR: age 31; born in Toodyay; farmer and machinery fitter; wife Melinda Mayzel Ellery, Toodyay; suffered influenza; did not serve overseas; discharged at end of hostilities, Dec. 1918; A/Sgt.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Elphick, Arthur Vincent (1882-1964)

Service No.: 62798

Biography: Born in S. Aust., son of Dr. Edward Elphick, Medical Officer at Toodyay, 1902-1904; Emb: farmer, Leederville; wife, Mrs. Elphick, Leederville, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1882, S. Aust.; m. 1912, Wellington [Rathmines], WA; Jessie Johnson; d. 1964, Perth, aged 81.

Trove: TH, Mar. 1919: “Personal.—During last week-end Messrs. A. and D. Elphick paid a visit to. Toodyay. - Both young men are returned soldiers, and are sons of the late Dr. Elphick, who was Medical officer of Toodyay about 15 years ago.”; TH. July 1920: attended 1st annual banquet of Toodyay RSL; TH, Nov. 1924: Sold Nunyle farm to Brennan Bros.; bought farm in Konnongorring.

CER: farmer, Rock Farm, Toodyay; Fiennes St, Toodyay, 1921-1925.

Service: WR: age 35; born in S. Aust.; farmer; wife, Mrs. Jessie Elphick, Leederville, WA; embarked but troopship recalled, due to end of war; suffered influenza; Private.

Elphick, Clarence Theodore (1885-1918) *

Service No.: 19325

Biography: Born in S. Aust., son of Dr. Edward Elphick, Medical Officer at Toodyay, 1902-1904; Emb: farmer, Bunbury; wife: Mrs. Margaret Ellen Elphick, Bunbury.

Ancestry: b. 1885, S. Aust.; m. 1912, Bunbury, Margaret Ellen Johnson; d. 1918, Abbassia (enteric fever).

Brother of Arthur and Donovan Elphick.

CER: His wife Margaret Ellen Johnson (“spinster”) lived in Toodyay, 1923-1930.

Trove: NH, 1905: C.T. Elphick was Sec. of the Newcastle  Rifle Club; TH, 1931: Mrs Elphick moved to Perth.

Service: WR: age 30; born in S. Aust.; farmer, Barton, WA; wife, Margaret Elphick, Bunbury, later Stirling Terrace, Toodyay; served in Egypt; died from enteric fever, Egypt, 10 Nov. 1918; Temp. Cprl.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 54-55.

Elphick, Donovan Russell (1890-1935)

Service No.: 1937

Biography: Born in S. Aust., son of Dr. Edward Elphick, Medical Officer at Toodyay, 1902-1904; Emb: settler, contractor, Wagin; [brother], Walter Eustace Elphick, S. Aust.

Ancestry: b. 1880, S. Aust.; m. 1915, Cannington, WA; Mabel Johnson; d. 1945, Perth [Stoneville], aged 45.

NB Three Elphick brothers married three Johnson sisters.

Trove: Western Mail, Feb. 1916; photo in uniform (returned to Aust.); TH, Mar. 1919: “Personal.—During last week-end Messrs. A. and D. Elphick paid a visit to. Toodyay. - Both young men are returned soldiers, and are sons of the late Dr. Elphick, who was Medical officer of Toodyay about 15 years ago.” [1902-1904]’; TH, Sept. 1920: Hon. Sec. of the Nunyle Tennis Club; TH, Oct. 1920: performed at Toodyay RSL entertainment; TH, 1921: part of the Parade at the unveiling the Toodyay War Memorial.

CER: Nunyle, Toodyay, 1921-1923.

Service: WR: age 24; born in S. Aust; settler, contractor; [brother] Eustace Walter Elphick, S. Aust; served in Gallipoli (emb. 16 June 1915); suffered deafness; returned to Aust., Sept, 1915 (deafness), as guard escort for VD patients;  newspaper article in file reports that he had been reported KIA (Gallipoli), but had actually been rendered unconscious for 3 weeks; Private.

Name: Known as Don.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/160574

Everett, James Seabrook (1884-1968)

Service No.: 229

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: clerk, Maylands; wife Agnes Everett, Maylands, WA.

BDM: b. 1884, Toodyay; father George Everett, mother Martha Doust; m. 1913, Perth, Agnes Robertson; d. 1968, Perth, aged 84.

Service: WR: age 31; born in Toodyay; clerk; wife Mrs Agnes Everett, Maylands; served in France; wounded in action, France; returned to Aust., Dec. 1918 (due to wound);  Lieut.

Ewart, David Benjamin (1880-1971)

Service No.: 2400

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: draper’s assistant, North Fremantle; father William Ewart, North Fremantle.

A W. Ewart worked at Deepdale in 1875.

BDM: b. 1880, listed under Dana Benjamin Ewart, Toodyay; father William, mother Eleanor Strahan; d. 1971, as David Benjamin Ewart, Perth, aged 90.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Toodyay; draper’s assistant, North Fremantle; father William Ewart, North Fremantle; served in France; wounded in action 1917; returned to Aust., Aug. 1917 (due to wound);  Private.

Ewels, Henry Robert (1899-1917) *

Service No.: 2438

Biography: Born in East Fremantle; Emb: shop assistant, Northampton; mother Mrs Clara James, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1899, Robert Henry Ewels; Fremantle; father Robert Henry Ewels, mother Clara Lambert Counsel.

Trove: TH, 1917: A letter to his mother, Mrs. James.

Service: WR: under Henry Robert Ewels; age 18; born in East Fremantle; shop assistant; served in France, Belgium; KIA, Belgium, 11 June 1917; Private.

Name: Also known as Robert Henry Ewels, and Harry.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.250.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TP

Too Cem DB: Plaque, St. Stephen’s Church, Toodyay.

Ferguson, Edward Charles (1895-1919) *

Service No.: 4441

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Coondle; father C.J. Ferguson, Coondle.

BDM: b. 1895, Toodyay; father Charles John Ferguson, mother Christina Moreley [sic].

Service: WR: age 19, then 20; farmer, Coondle; Consent from parents was withdrawn at first (17 June 1915) then he re-enlisted on 10 Dec. 1915; father Charles John Ferguson, Coondle; married in Lancashire, UK, 1916, Marjorie Taylor; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action France; died influenza in casualty station, France, 16 Feb. 1919. Lance Corp.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 252.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/164969

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Ferguson, Edward James (1891-1918) *

Service No.: 2670

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb; farmer, Coondle;

mother Mrs. Rachael [sic] Ferguson, Coondle;

father Alex. Ferguson (1859-1906).

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay; father Alexander Ferguson, mother Rachel Syred.

Trove: TH, 1919: Letter to his mother from Capt. Foxworthy, re his death.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Toodyay; farmer; mother Mrs Rachel Ferguson, Coondle; served and wounded in action, France; KIA France, 25 Aug. 1918; Lance Corp.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/164971

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP.

Too Cem DB: Memorial inscription, St. Philip’s Church, Culham.

Ferguson, Henry James (1875-1966)

Service No.: 3762

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmhand, Toodyay; father Alexander James Ferguson, Rose Valley, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1875, Toodyay; father Alexander J. Ferguson, mother Sarah Waters; d. 1966, Fremantle, aged 90.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; age 90.

Service: WR: age 41; born in Toodyay; farm hand; father Alexander James Ferguson, Rose Valley, Toodyay; served in Egypt; caught malaria; sent back to Aust., Feb. 1919; Trooper.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/165069

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Ferguson, Raymond Innes (1897-1979)

Service No.: 3029

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: mill hand, Northam; mother Mrs Marion Ferguson, Northam

BDM: b. 1897, Toodyay; father Alfred Ernest Ferguson, mother Marion Minson; d. 1979, Northam, aged 71.

Father Alfred Ernest Ferguson was a son of A.J. Ferguson; Ray’s parents married in Newcastle; Ray’s father was a farmer in Toodyay district in 1906, family moved to Guildford in 1912, then later to Northam.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; mill hand; mother Marion Alice Ferguson, Northam; served in France; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 321.

Field, Charles Albert (1890-1971)

Service No.: 869

Biography: Born in London; Emb: shoeing smith, Perth; wife Mrs Carrie Field, c/- T. Stamp, Toodyay.

CER: labourer in Toodyay, 1914-1916.

BDM: m. 1915, Perth, Carrie Stamp.

Ancestry: Carrie Stamp (sister of Reg and Frank) married Charles Albert Field in Perth in 1915. Charles b. 1890, England; d. 1971, Northam, aged 80.

Service: WR: age 25; born in England; wife Carrie Field, North Perth, then went to Toodyay to stay with [mother] Mrs. Stamp; served at Gallipoli, from 4 June 1915; returned to Aust. (home service), June 1916 (ear inflammation); discharged Dec. 1916; Trooper.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/165815

Memorial location: TWM; THB.

Flindell, George Shenstone (1872-1943)

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not serve overseas.  

BDM: b. 1872, Newcastle; father James G. Flindell, mother Marion Minson; d. 1943, Wellington district.

Service: WR: age 40; born in Toodyay; barman; wife, Clara Sophy Flindell, Bunbury;  discharged 1915 after one month as medically unfit (heart and lung disease); Private.

Foley, Joseph Reginald (Rex) (1894-1969)

Service No.: 1538

Biography: Born in England; Emb: teamster; father, Joseph Foley, England.

BDM: m. 1922, Perth, Vera Caddy; d. 1969, Sussex, aged 75.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended a Toodyay WH (Rex Foley); lived in Northam 1920s.

Service: WR: age 21; born in England; teamster; father, Joseph Foley, England; served in Gallipoli (from June 1915), Egypt, France; wounded in action Gallipoli, France (gassed); Gunner, Driver.

Name: Known as Rex.

Foreman, Charles Avon (1897-1918) *

Service No.: 2563

Biography: Born in Northam; Emb: bank clerk; Northam; father William Henry Foreman, Northam. BDM: b. 1897, Northam.

Service: WR: age 19; bank clerk; working in the National Bank of Australasia, Toodyay, when he enlisted in 1916; father William Henry Foreman, Northam; served in France; KIA France, 14 April 1918; Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 57-58 (photo).

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/173591

Photo link: Foreman’s grave, Bonnay Cemetery, France: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/J00025/

Name: Known as Avon.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TWM; THB; TP

Franklin, Cyril Warram (1889-1954)

Service No.: 4329

Biography: Born in England; Emb: farmer, Kununoppin, WA; father, H. Franklin, England.

Ancestry: b. 1889, England; m. 1918, England, Daisy Taylor; d. 1954, Fremantle [Spearwood], aged 65; father Harry Franklin, mother Elizabeth.

CER: Living with wife, at Laurieston, Culham, 1923-1930.

Trove: WM, 1923: Living at Culham; TH, 1924: Farming business with Taylor (retiring) at Culham dissolved; TH, 1929: manager, Mill Farm, for Groves; TH, 1930; sold Culham farm to Mr. Sale.

Service: WR: age 27; born in England; farmer, Kununoppin, WA; father, H. Franklin, England, then wife, Mrs. D.A. Franklin, England; served in France; m. 1918, Surrey, England, Daisy Taylor; demobilised, 1919, in England; Private.

Franklin, Henry (1889-1971)

Service No.: 1389

Biography: Born in Mt. Barker, S. Aust.: Emb: assistant stationmaster, Mt. Lawley, WA; father, Mr. Henry Franklin, Wyola, Eastern Goldfields Railway, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1889, Mt. Barker, S. Aust.; m. 1917, Albany, WA, Agnes Knight; d. 1971, Canning, WA, aged 83.

CER: Henry Franklin, farmer, Calingiri, 1925.

Trove: TH, 1924-1925: active in the Calingiri RSL.

Service: WR: age 26; born in S. Aust.; assistant railway stationmaster; father, Mr. Henry Franklin, Wyola, Eastern Goldfields Railway, WA; served in Egypt; wounded in action Egypt; returned to Aust. (shoulder injury), 8 Mar. 1915; Trooper.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 89.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/172091

Memorial location: VPHR

Friel, Charles Albert (1883-1971)

Service No.: 6761

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: civil servant, Subiaco; mother and wife lived in Subiaco; accountant; son of Newcastle Rector Thomas Friel (1882-1895).

BDM: b. 1883, Newcastle, father Thomas Henry Friel, mother Georgina Hicks; m. 1912, Perth, Hilda Moore; d. 1971, Perth, aged 88.

Service: WR: age 32; born in Toodyay; civil servant (accountant); wife Hilda Pearl Friel, Subiaco; served in London, England; brought to the notice of the Sec. of State for War in 1919 for his valuable service; E.R. WO 1st Class (A.A. Pay Corps)

Gardner, Charles Ernest (1883-1916) *

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in England; Died at Blackboy Hill Camp, Greenmount, WA, before embarkation.

BDM: d. 1916, Swan.

Trove: TH, 1912: was Sec. of Victoria Plains Railway League, and Sec. and Treasurer of the Farmers’ and Settlers’ Association; Daily News, 1916: Obituary: father was Rev. George Edward Gardner; Charles came to WA in 1904, and had been farming at Bolgart.

Service: WR: age 33; born in England; farmer, Bolgart, WA; father, George Gardner, England; died 21 Oct. 1916 of pneumonia in the Blackboy Hill Camp Hospital, Greenmount, WA; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Gardner, James David Lawson (1866-1931)

Service No.: 1822

Biography: Born in Perth, WA; Emb: farmer, Perth, WA; wife, Mrs. Ellen Gardner, New Norcia, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1866, Perth; father, John Gardner, mother Isabella Lawson.

BDM: m. 1907, Victoria Plains, Ellen Murphy.

MCB: d. 1931, East Perth, aged 67.

CER: James David Lawson Gardner, Harmon Estate, Yulgaring via Toodyay, 1909-1916.

Service: WR: age 44; born in Perth, WA; farmer, Wyening; wife, Ellen Gardner, Wyening, via Bolgart, then New Norcia, WA; served in England; returned to Aust. (senility), May 1917; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Garnett, Frank (1879-1939)

 

 

 

 

Service No.: 5841

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmhand, Toodyay; mother Mrs Ellen Garnett, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1879, Toodyay; father Edward Garnett, mother Ellen Waters; d. 1939, Northam.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; age 57.

Service: WR: age 34; born in Toodyay; farm hand; mother Mrs Ellen Garnett, Toodyay (father dead); served in France, Belgium; wounded in action (twice), France;  returned to Aust. (re leg wound), Dec. 1918; Private.

Gidney, Horatio (1893-1965)

Service No.: 693

Biography: Born in England; Emb: bank clerk; wife Mrs. H. Gidney, Toodyay.

CER: wife Elsie (nee Sinclair), Harper Rd, Toodyay, 1916.

Trove; TH, 1914: Horatio Gidney married Elsie Sinclair in Toodyay; Horatio worked for the WA Bank in Toodyay but had already enlisted; TH, June 1915: Photo of Private Ray Gidney, whose wife resides in Toodyay; TH, 1916: he had returned to Toodyay in May 1916.

BDM: m. Elsie Sinclair, [Toodyay], reg. Northam, 1914.

Ancestry: b. 1893, England; d. 1965, Perth, aged 72.

Service: WR: age 23; born in England; bank clerk; mother Mrs M.A. Gidney, England; served at Gallipoli (sailed 12 April 1915); wounded in action, Gallipoli, 2 May and 5-6 Sept. 1915; arm amputated Oct. 1915; fit for clerical duties in Aust; returned to Aust. at own expense April 1916; Private.

Name: Known as Ray.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/203794

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Gilmour, William (b. 1889)

Service No.: 2908

Biography: Born in England; Emb: clearing contractor, Bolgart, via Toodyay; sister, Mrs Anne Hughes, Isle of Man.

CER: Farmhand, Cataby, Toodyay, 1911.

Ancestry: William and Catherine Gilmour lived in Fremantle 1930s-1950s.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Liverpool, England; clearing contractor; sister, Mrs Anne Hughes, Isle of Man; served in France; wounded in action, France; married Catherine Clucas, Isle of Man, 1919; E.R. 2/Corp.

Memorial location: VPHR

Greedy, Clarence Harold (1894-1976)

Service No.: 4123

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: station-hand, Toodyay; father William John Greedy, Toodyay.

Ancestry: b. 1894, NSW.

MCB: m. 1920, Perth, Eva Dhue [Dhu]; d. 1976, Maylands, WA, aged 82.

Trove: TH, 1917: Letter from AJ Smith mentioning Clarrie Greedy, Gordon Anderson and Percy Donegan; TH, 1918: parents lived at Mount View, Toodyay; TH, 1919: Private Clarrie Greedy had arrived home.

Service: WR: age 21; born in NSW; father William John Greedy, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France; wounded (twice) in France; also sick several times (severe trench feet); Private.

Name: Known as Clarrie.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.250.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/190853

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Greedy, William Ernest (1888-1915) *

Service No.: 276

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: station-hand, Toodyay; father William John Greedy, Toodyay.

Ancestry: b. 1888, NSW.

Service: WR: age 25; born in NSW; station hand;father William John Greedy, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Gallipoli (from 16 May 1915); KIA Gallipoli, 17 Aug. 1915; Trooper.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.250.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/190857

Memorial location: KPAHP; TWM; THB; TP

Green, Robert Courtney (1886-1916) *

Service No.: 1274

Biography: Born in England; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. J. Green, England.

CER, 1911-1914: lived at ‘Wundaleigh’, Toodyay’.

Service: WR: age 29; born in England; farmer; mother Mrs Jane Green, England; served in France; reported missing 1916, then POW (dead), Germany (discs returned 1917); reported as KIA, 20 July 1916; body later found at Fromelles, France; had farmed with partner James Humann at Wyening; Cpl.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/30572

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P10624.001

Memorial location: TP; VPHR

Griffin, James Francis (1897-1974)

Service No.: 927

Biography: Born in Geraldton; Emb: locomotive fireman, Toodyay; father, James F. Griffin, Cunderdin.

BDM: b. 1897, Geraldton; father James Francis Griffin, mother Florence Little.

CER: Father James Francis Griffin, hair-dresser, Toodyay, 1914-1916.

Ancestry: d. 1974, Perth, aged 77.

Service: WR: age 19; born in Geraldton; locomotive fireman, c/- Newcastle Hotel, Toodyay; father James Francis Griffin, Cunderdin; served in France (railways); married Violet Little, 1919, England; 2nd Corp.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 293.

Hamersley, Preston Maitland (1898-1975)

Service No.: 3657

Biography: Born in York; Emb: farmer, Haseley via Toodyay; father V. Hamersley, Haseley via Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1898, York; father Vernon Hamersley, mother Clara Hicks.

Ancestry: d. 1975, Toodyay.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Culham Cemetery; aged 77.

Service: WR: age 19; born in York; farmer, Toodyay; father Vernon Hamersley, Hasely, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Palestine; caught malaria whilst abroad; Private, Trooper.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hampshire, William John (1877-1932)

Service No.: 293

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: railway clerk, living at Toodyay Hospital; wife Mrs M.J. Hampshire, Toodyay Hospital, WA.

Trove: TH, 1916: Wife Mrs. M.J. Hampshire was Matron; she moved to Old Men’s Home, Claremont, then to Leonora, in mid 1916;

Trove: photo, 1930, farming in Westonia.

BDM: d. 1932, (Trove: Merredin Hospital, lived at Walgoolan); reg. Northam.

CER: Orderly, Newcastle, 1905.

Service: WR: age 37, b. 1877; born in Victoria; railway clerk; wife Mrs M.J. Hampshire, Toodyay Hospital; served in Egypt , Gallipoli; wounded at Gallipoli (shellshock), returned to Australia (shellshock), discharged 27 July 1916;  1916; mentioned in despatches; Sgt.

Trove: Sunday Times, 1932: landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

Name: Known as Billy.

Hardinge, Henry Melville (1898-1990)

Service No.: 1979

Biography: Born in Claremont, WA; Emb: electrician, East Cannington, WA; mother, Mrs Emma Hardinge, East Cannington.

BDM: b. 1898, Claremont, WA; father, Thomas Hardinge, mother, Emma Meek; m. 1927, Perth, Ruby Hounslow.

MCB: d. 1990, Mt. Lawley, WA, aged 92 years.

CER: He and his parents (farming) lived at Eileendale (formerly owned by Murphy), Toodyay, 1922-1927.

Trove: TH, 1923: on Toodyay RSL Committee; TH, 1929: Father’s obituary, father later lived in ‘Cascades’ house, Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Claremont, WA;

electrical fitter; father, Thomas Henry Hardinge, East Cannington, then South Perth; served in Egypt, France; suffered influenza, bronchitis, pneumonia; Driver.

Name: known as Melville.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/202459

Harrison, Vivian George Meredith (1894-1938)

Service No.: 1025

Biography: Born in South Australia; Emb: engine-cleaner; mother, Mrs. B.M. Harrison, S. Aust.

CER: railway employee, Toodyay, 1914-1925.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH (V. Harrison).

BDM: d. 1938, Perth.

Service: WR: age 21; engine cleaner; father James Harrison, Kapunda, S. Aust; enlisted in Northam, then again in S. Aust (changed service number); served at Gallipoli (4 months), Egypt, France; minor court martial (language), France, 1918; Lance Corp, then Motor Cyclist Corporal, then reduced to ranks, 1918, Sapper.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 295.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hasell, George Luke (1892-1917) *

Service No.: 3133

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: Barman, Katanning; mother, Mrs. Margaret Hasell, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1892, Newcastle; son of James Hasell (d. 1898), Margaret MacPherson.

Cousin of Percy Hasell.

Service: WR: age 23; born at [ie lived at] Broomehill near Katanning; mother Mrs. Margaret Hasell, Toodyay;  served in Egypt, France, Belgium; died from wounds received in action, 20 Sept. 1917; Belgium; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/195520

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 161.

Memorial location: KPHAP

Hasell, Percy William Henry (1887-1917) *

Service No.: 5871

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: baker, Toodyay; wife, Mrs Mary Hasell.

BDM: b. X; m. as Hasell, Percy W.H., 1916, Mary Murray, Leederville, WA.

Ancestry: b. 1887; son of Henry Hasell and Ann Wood.

Cousin of George Luke Hasell.

Trove: TH, 1918: Abraham James Smith’s letter to Percy’s mother about Percy’s death.

Service: WR: age 28; Hasell, Percy William Henry; born in Toodyay; baker; wife Mary Hasell, Toodyay, then Cottesloe, WA; served in France, Belgium; wounded, France; KIA, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 20 Sept. 1917; pension sheet indicates Percy and Mary had a son John (pre-nuptial), and a daughter Eileen, in 1917; Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Haywood, John Henry (1899-1970)

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not serve overseas.

BDM: b. 1900, Toodyay; father William Haywood, mother Mary Williams; d. 1970, Perth, aged 70.

Service: WR (WW1) in his WW2 WR file, under John Henley Haywood; age 18; born in Toodyay; farmer, Jurokine, via Goomalling; father William Haywood, Jurokine; enlisted in July 1918; did not serve overseas; attestation: born Toodyay 19 Dec. 1899; Private.

Name: Sometimes recorded as John Henley Haywood.

Memorial location: JWR

Heffernan, Michael (1889-1968)

 

 

Service No.: 4619

Biography: Born in Queensland; Emb: jockey, Fremantle; wife, Mrs. E.E. Heffernan, Beaconsfield.

BDM: d. 1968, Swan, age 78.

CER: stockman, farmer, Wicklow, Toodyay; West Norman, Toodyay, 1921-1923.

Ancestry: Had moved to Island Farm, Northam by 1925.

Trove: Northam Courier, Jan. 1919: was training horses in Toodyay; TH, Feb. 1919; attended WH (ex-Private M. Heffernan, rep. Toodyay Branch RSSILA); TH, June 1919: was Vice-President of Toodyay Returned Soldiers Association; TH, Dec. 1919: His infant daughter died in Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Queensland; jockey, wife Eva Emily Heffernan, Fremantle; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action, 1916, France; sent back to Aust., Feb. 1917 (leg, ankle injury); medical discharge (leg, ankle injury), Oct. 1917; Private. 

Name: Known as Mick.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/208126

Hiddlestone, Daniel Walton Howard (1897-1971)

Service No.: 3052

Biography: Born in East Perth; engine-driver, Toodyay; father Albert Hiddlestone, Toodyay.

CER: parents Albert (stationmaster) and Esther Hiddlestone, Station House, Toodyay, 1914.

BDM: b. 1897, Perth: father Albert Walton Hiddlestone, mother Esther Howard; d. 1971, Perth, aged 73.

Trove: TH, 1915: Tried to enlist in 1915, but rejected as he was minus an index finger; TH, 1919: Attended WH (Sig. Howard Hiddlestone).

Service: WR: age 18; born in East Perth; engine driver, Station House, Toodyay; father Albert Hiddlestone, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Palestine; Trooper (Signaller).

Trove: TH, 1917: “Signaller Hiddlestone, who sailed

with the 23rd reinforcements 10th Light Horse under Lieut. H. Throssell, V,C., has passed the machine-gun school in Egypt with the creditable pass of 99 3 marks. He is only 19 years of age, and son of Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hiddlestone, formerly residents of Toodyay.”; DN, 1918:  “Mrs. (Lieut.) Hiddlestone, 3aG Barker road, Subiaco, has received word that her son, Spr. Howard Hiddlestone, signaller and despatch rider, is ill in hospital. He was one of the first boys allowed to enter Jerusalem on duty.”

Name: Known as Howard.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 127.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/211143

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hill, Herbert Horace (later Herbert Charles) (1896-1977)

 

 

Service No.: 5612

Biography: Born in England; Emb: farmer, Perth; mother, Mrs. Louisa Hill, Perth.

BDM: M. 1924, reg. Northam, Monica O’Dea.

Ancestry: B. 1896, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, UK; d. 1977, Calingiri, WA.

Trove: TH, 1926: H.H. Hill was in Calingiri, and showing horses in the Calingiri Show; later was President of the Calingiri RSL; TH, 1928, B. Hill played football in Toodyay.

CER: 1925, Herbert Charles Hill, farmer, Calingiri.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; age 81.

Service: WR: age 20; born in England; farmer; mother, Mrs. Louisa Hill, Perth; served in France, Belgium; suffered trench fever; wounded in action, Belgium; returned to Aust., April 1918 (wounded arm and leg); Private.

Name: Photo comparison indicates that Herbert Horace and Herbert Charles are most likely the same person; known as Bert, Herbie.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 12.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/65438

Memorial location: VPHR (as Hill, H.C.)

Hitchcock, Joseph Thomas (1891-1918) *

Service No.: 986

Biography: Born in England; Emb: farm hand, c/- Mrs. H. H. Hills, East Fremantle; father, Frederick Hitchcock, England.

Ancestry: b. 1891, Kent, England; father, Frederick Hitchcock, mother, Ann Towers; m. 1918, Bertha Agnes Lenton, London, England.

CER: Farm hand, Bolgart, 1916.

Service: WR: age 24; born in England; farm hand; father, Frederick Hitchcock, England, then mother, England, then wife, Mrs. B. Hitchcock, England; served in France; married Bertha Lenton in England; wounded in action, France, 1917; KIA, France, 8 Aug. 1918; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR (as Hitchcock, T.)

Hoban, Kintore Albany (1899-1916) *

Service No.: 963

Biography: Born in Albany, WA; Emb: porter, Broome Hill WA; mother, Mrs Freda Bettridge, Broome Hill.

BDM: b. 1899, Albany; father Patrick Hoban, mother Fleda [sic] Mary Sinclair.

BDM: father died in 1891; mother born in Toodyay (Blinkbonny).

Service: WR: age 24; born Toodyay [sic]; mother Freda Bettridge, Broome Hill; served in Egypt, France; died of wounds received in action, France, 24 Nov. 1916; Private.

Name: Known as Ken or Kenneth.

Photo link: http://www.awm.gov.au/collection/H06420/

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/206221

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 231.

Memorial location: TP

Holmberg, Edward (1884-1957)

Service No.: 7006

Biography: Born in Finland; Emb: farmer, Bolgart; mother, Mrs. K. Holmberg, Finland.

BDM: m. 1920, Perth, Lenore Fallon; d. 1957, South Perth, aged 70.

CER: Edward Holmberg, Washpool, Bolgart, farmer, 1916-1917.

Service: WR: age 32; born in Finland; farmer; mother, Mrs. K. Holmberg, Finland;  served in France; suffered influenza; wounded in action, France; wounded 2nd time (self-inflicted, negligence); court-martial; wounded in action 3rd time; returned to Aust., Dec. 1918; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR (as Homberg, E.)

Hussey, Bertram Fowler, Dr. (1873-1929)

Service No.: Not assigned (Captain)

Biography: Born in Perth; Emb: physician and surgeon, Toodyay; wife lived in Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1873, Perth; father Francis Hussey, mother Eliza King; d. 1929, Northam.

Toodyay Cem DB: Buried in Nardie Cemetery; aged 55.

Service: WR: age 43; physician and surgeon; wife May Hussey, Toodyay; Captain in British forces; embarked with another doctor William Myles from Moora; served in AAM hospitals in England; returned Jan. 1918; Capt.

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/A03389/

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hustler, George Charles (1887-1928)

Service No.: 5718

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: clerk and typist, West Perth; mother Mrs. M.A.M. Hustler, West Perth.

BDM: b. Newcastle [Toodyay], 1887; father, James Hustler, mother, Mary Ann Matilda Wall; d. 1928, Perth.

Trove: Daily News, 1920; He was Secretary of the East Perth Sub branch of the RSL; West Australian, 1928: d. in Edward Millen Sanatorium [for ex-service personnel with TB], Vic. Park, aged 40.

Service: WR:aged 28; born in Newcastle, WA; clerk and typist; mother; Mary Ann Matilda Hustler, West Perth (father, a policeman, dead); served in France; wounded in action, 1918, France; Private.

Hutchings, Benjamin George (1885-1968)

Service No.: 5733

Biography: Born in Parish of Toodyay; Emb: lineman, North Perth; wife Christina May Hutchings, Perth.

Hutchings men are all brothers.

BDM: b. 1885, Toodyay; father Alfred Hutchings, mother Ellen Wells; d. 1968, Fremantle, aged 82.

Service: WR:age 29; linesman, Postal Dept.; wife Christina May Hutchings, Perth, then North Perth; served in France; wounded in action, France, 1917; POW 1917-1918, Germany, eventually sent to Switzerland and ret. to England, Dec. 1918; Private.

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03236.208

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P03236.151

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hutchings, David James (1892-1969)

Service No.: 21924

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; father Alfred Hutchings, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay, as David James Hutchings; father Alfred Hutchings, mother Ellen Wells; d. 1969, Perth, aged 77.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH, as Jim Hutchings.

Service: WR (1916: No. 21924): as David James Hutchings; age 24; born in Toodyay; labourer, father Alfred Hutchings, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, 1917, France; married Henrietta Johnson, England, 1919; Driver, Gunner.

WR (1915: No. 979): as David James Hutchings and James David Hutchings, on same cover page; pages were included with cover crossed through; aged 23; born in Toodyay; timber cutter; father Alfred Hutchings, Toodyay; only 4 pages in WR; doesn’t say where he went or that he was rejected.

Name: Known as Jim; has also been listed as James David Hutchings;

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hutchings, Reuben Fred (1890-1963)

Service No.: 25403

Biography: Born in West Toodyay; Emb: as Reuben Fred Hutchings; telegraph linesman, North Perth; father Alfred Hutchings, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1890, Toodyay; Reuben Fred Hutchings; father Alfred Hutchings, mother Ellen Wells; d. 1963, Canning, aged 73.

Service: WR: as Reuben Fred Hutchings; age 25; born in West Toodyay; telegraph linesman; father Alfred Hutchings, Toodyay; served in France; had influenza; sent back to Aust., Oct. 1918 (‘Effort Syndrome’ [ie ‘Irritable heart’ or Da Costa's syndrome which is generally considered a physical manifestation of an anxiety disorder]); Gunner.

Name: Ancestry gives his second name as Frederick; Trove also lists him as Reuben Frederick in exam results.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Hyde, Albert Edward (1896-1974)

Service No.: 5880

Biography: Born in Perth; Emb: railway employee, West Northam; father, Arthur William Hyde, West Northam.

BDM: b. 1896, Perth; father, Albert Edward [ie Arthur William], mother Ada Mary Pinker; m. 1920, Northam, Ruby E. Williams (b. Toodyay).

Trove: A‘B. Hyde’ was in Northam in Mar. 1912; and in Toodyay in Nov. 1915; Daily News, 1920: Rev. Mason, of Toodyay, married Bert and Ruby in Northam.

Ancestry: d. 1974, Perth, aged 77.

Service: WR: age 20; born in Perth; railway employee (engine cleaner); father, Arthur William Hyde, West Northam; served in France; wounded in action (twice), France; returned to Aust., Jan. 1919  (influenza); A/Corp, then Private.

Name: Known as Bert.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 296.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (on both as B. Hyde)

Jacobs, Ivern Anthony, Rev. (1884-1961)

Service No.: Unknown

Biography: Born in S. Aust.; Did not serve overseas.

Ancestry: b. 1884, S. Aust; father Ivern Anthony Jacobs, mother Isabella Cameron Paul; d. 1961, Armadale, Victoria, aged 77 years.

CER: As Ivan Anthony Jacobs: Methodist minister, Toodyay, 1916.

Trove: TH, 1915: was Methodist minister in Toodyay; Daily News, July 1915: whilst at Toodyay, enlisted as a Private, hoping to get into the Field Army Medical Corps; Sunday Times, Dec. 1915: appointed a Military Chaplain, Blackboy Hill Camp (was very popular); Camp Chronicle, Feb. 1916: 1918: Listed as Captain Chaplain in camp directory of Blackboy Hill Camp; Daily News, Aug. 1916: had to leave (reluctantly) the Camp to fill a vacant church position as pastor at Narrogin, WA; Observer (S. Aust.), 1917:  Photo of Rev. Jacobs, with his three soldier brothers; Camp Chronicle, Aug. 1918: Listed as chaplain in camp directory of Blackboy Hill Camp.

BDM: m. 1917, Northam, Bertha E.A. [Elsa Bertha Adolphine] Camerer [Wattening].

Service: No WR found; age 32; enlisted (from Toodyay) as Captain Chaplain, Blackboy Hill Camp, 1916; seemed to still be working there from Jan. 1916 to Aug. 1918.

Jacques, George Edward (1898-1980)

Service No.: 52156

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Bullsbrook; father, E. Jacques, Bullsbrook.

BDM: b. 1898, Toodyay, as George Edward Jacques; father not listed; mother Annie Macknoe (married Edward Jakes, 1899, at Culham).

MCB: d. 1980, Perth, aged 81.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; father Edward Jacques, Toodyay, then Bullsbrook; enlisted in 1916 but mother did not want him to go overseas until he was 19; went overseas in 1918, served in France; Trooper.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (under J.E. Jacques).

James, Alfred Edward (1896-1955)

 

 

Service No.: 3009

Biography: Born in Perth, WA; Emb: as Edward Alfred James; bank clerk, c/- National Bank, Perth; father, Alfred John James, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1896, under Alfred Edward James; father, Alfred John James [d. 1942], mother, Sarah Francis Boyle [d. 1912].

CER: lived in Toodyay, agent, 1914-1927.

Trove: TH, 1919: Invited to, but did not attend, WH (as Lieut. A. James)

Trove: TH, 1920: “Mr. J. Anderson, of the staff of the National Bank of Australasia, Geraldton, is being transferred to Kalgoorlie (says an exchange), and will be succeeded by Mr. A. E. James, who has seen active service, and who gained his flight lieutenancy.”

Trove: 1922: Infant daughter died in Geraldton; 1923: Petitioned to divorce wife Millicent Marie James (nee Bradshaw), Perth, WA, but did not eventuate; TH, 1923: Was Sec. of Toodyay RSL; TH, 1924: Became the Dalgety agent in Toodyay.

Trove: 1928-1930: Was bankrupt, Toodyay; 1931: Former airman fined, S. Aust.

Ancestry: d. 1955, Victoria.

Trove: 1955: JAMES.—On July 9, at Prince Henry's Hospital, Alfred Edward James, of Howitt street, Hawksburn, dearly beloved son of the late Alfred and Mary James, loved brother of Cec (W.A.).” Alfred had a brother Cecil Herbert James. 

Service: WR: aged 19; born in Perth; bank clerk, father, Alfred John James, Toodyay, Western Australia; served in Egypt, France (Cyclist Battalion, then Flying Officer); married Millicent Bradshaw, England, Oct. 1918 (Lieut. Flying Officer); Lieut. (Australian Flying Corps)

Name: Sometimes recorded as Edward Alfred James.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p.250.

James, Louis John (1892-1952)

Service No.: 1174

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: as Louis John James; fireman, Toodyay PO, Toodyay; mother Mrs I. [sic] James, Toodyay P.O.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father Thomas James [sic] James., mother Diana [sic] Roser; m. as Louis F., 1922, Georgina [Ena] Adams, Northam;  d. as Lewis J., 1952, Northam. [Buried Northam Cem.]

Ancestry: Father, James Thomas James, mother, Dianah Roser.

Lewis John James (b. 1892) is the form of name in James family history.

Trove: TH, 1919: A Jack James was listed as attending a Toodyay WH event; sent a letter home (as Jack James) from overseas; said he saw Jim Martin. Not sure if this is Louis/Lewis James.

NB Uncle John Farr James was also known as Jack James. (James family history)

Service: WR:as Louis John James; age 22; locomotive fireman; mother, Mrs. T. James, Toodyay; enlisted Sept. 1914; discharged Dec 1914 (pneumonia);  re-enlisted in Victoria, 1915; served in Gallipoli, Egypt, France; suffered trench feet, France; wounded in action, France; Private.

Name: Known as Lewis John James.

Listed (under Louis John James) in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 296-297 (photo).

Memorial location: TWM; THB

James, V. ?

Can’t identify as yet. Probably an error, and should be ‘W. James’.

James, W. ?

Biography: This is may also be W.T. James, but both forms of name are on Toodyay Memorials, as having returned.

Service: No other candidate identified.

James, William Thomas (1897-1918) *

Service No.: 7010

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farrier; father James Thomas James;

BDM: b. 1897, Toodyay; father James Thomas James, mother Dinah Roser.

Trove: TH, 25 Nov. 1916: “Four Toodyay lads left yesterday, expecting to sail with their battalions in a few days, they were T. James, H. Thompson, B. Lloyd, and J. McCluney.” [William Thomas James sailed in Dec. 1916.]; TH, Dec. 1918: Photo of W.T. James, KIA.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; farrier; father, James Thomas James, Toodyay; served in France; KIA, France, 10 Aug. 1918; Lance Corp.

NB A W.T. James is listed on TWM as having returned.

James family history: 1897-1918; unmarried.

Name: Known as “T. James” and “Tom James”.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Jenner, Arthur Cyril (1889-1982)

Service No.: 6278

Biography: Born in England; Emb: contractor, Bolgart; sister, Mrs M. Jalliffe, Tavistock, Devon, England.

BDM: m. 1934, Perth, Hilda Hughes (d. 1938, Dalwallinu).

MCB: d. 1982, Northam, aged 93.

Ancestry: b. 1889, England; father Arthur William Jenner, mother Eva Longney.

CER: Arthur Cyril Jenner, farmer, Druinice, Toodyay, 1950.

Service: WR: age 27; born in England; contractor, Bolgart; sister, Mrs M. Joliffe, England; served in France; wounded in action, France; Cpl.

Name: Known as Cyril.

Memorial location: VPHR

Jenner, Wilfred (1884-1948)

Service No.: 6280

Biography: Born in England; Emb: contractor, Bolgart; sister, Mrs M. Jalliffe, Tavistock, Devon, England.

Ancestry: b. 1884, England; father Arthur William Jenner, mother Eva Longney; d. 1948, England, aged 64.

Service: WR: age 31; born in England; contractor,  Bolgart; sister, Mrs M. Jolliffe, England; served in France;  suffered mumps, influenza; wounded in action, France, 1917; married Nov. 1918, Maude Luscombe (VAD nurse), England; discharged Mar. 1919, London, England; Cpl.

Memorial location: VPHR

Jensen, Charles (b. 1883)

Service No.: 3602

Biography: Born in Denmark (Europe); Emb: farm labourer, c/o Paul Vincent Klem, Toodyay; sister, Copenhagen, Denmark.

CER: living at Chatcup Farm, from 1922; farming out of Toodyay, later at Yericoin (by 1924)

Service: WR: age 34; born in Denmark; farm labourer; next of kin, sister, but also c/o Klem, Toodyay; served Egypt, Palestine; sent back to Aust., as medically unfit (malaria), Jan. 1919; Trooper, Private.

Name: Sometimes known as Carl Jensen.

Jervois, William Edwin (1889-1940)

 

 

Service No.: 3173

Biography: Born in Wellington, S. Aust. Emb: grazier, Woodville, S. Aust; father George Arthur Jervois, Woodville, S. Aust.

Ancestry: b. 16 Dec. 1889, Norwood, S. Aust.; father died in 1921; m. 1921, Nellie Adelaide Stevens (d. 1964, S. Aust.), Adelaide, S. Aust; 1921: clerk in East Perth; d. 1940, Toodyay Hospital.

Trove: 1921: William’s father George obit.: he was the nephew of the S. Aust. Governor, Sir William Jervois; owned Wellington Station, Wellington, S. Aust.;  TH, Jan. 1922: Jervois playing cricket for Nunyle team; TH, 1923: Bought part of Chatcup property (owned by Angus MacDonald); WM, 1930: Photo of Jervois as Captain of Toodyay Country Week cricket team; TH, 1940: William’s obituary: Died in Toodyay Hospital, after an operation in Perth; farmed in Nunyle after WW1; sheep breeder; born in Wellington, SA.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 50.

CER: Jervois, Edwin William; Chatcup Farm, Toodyay; farmer, 1922-1935; Nellie Adelaide Jervois [wife] , Toodyay; farmer, 1922-1941.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Norwood, S. Aust; grazier; father George Arthur Jervois, Woodville. S. Aust; served in Egypt, Palestine; suffered from jaundice, malaria; discharged as medically unfit, May 1919; Corp.

Name: Known as Bill.

Jordan, Frederick (1890-1966)

Service No.: 479

Biography: Born in England; Emb: Labourer; mother, Mrs. H. Jordan, Kent, England.

Ancestry: b. 1890, Kent, England; m. 1918, Kent, Ellen Kemp; d. 1966, NSW, aged 76; includes photo portrait.

Trove: TH, 1914: F. Jordan singing a song at St. Patrick’s Day concert, Toodyay; Daily News, Nov. 1915: photo of Pte. Frederick Jordan, “wounded at the Dardanelles, formerly of Toodyay”.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Kent, England; labourer; mother, Mrs. H. Jordan, England; served in Gallipoli (emb. 12 April 1915), Egypt, France; wounded in action, Gallipoli (10 Aug. 1915), France; suffered  trench fever; Sgt.

Memorial location: VPHR

Kean, James Roland (1895-1967)

Service No.: 825

Biography: Born in NSW; Emb: miner, Toodyay (actually Meekatharra); [father] H.C. Kean, Toodyay.

BDM: d. 1967, Perth [Subiaco], aged 72, father Harold C. Kean, mother Annie.

Ancestry: b. 1895, NSW; father Harold Charles Kean, mother Annie Maria Hilton; m. 1926, Perth, Irene Clifton.

CER: father: H.C. Kean, railway guard, Toodyay, 1914-1917.

Trove: TH, 8 May 1915: “WOUNDED IN ACTION,

Mr. and Mrs. Kean, residents of Toodyay, have been officially notified that their son who left Meekatharra to serve with the Tasmanian Expeditionery [sic] Force has been wounded during the fight at the Dardennelles. Young Kean was only 19 years of age.”; TH, 1916: Invited to a WH, Toodyay.

Service: WR: age 19; born in NSW; miner; Mr. H.C. Kean, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Gallipoli (emb. 2 Mar. 1915); wounded in action, Gallipoli, between 28 April-3 May 1915; returned to Aust. for discharge (injury), May 1916; Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Kelly, Peter (b. 1891)

Service No.: 3087

Biography: Born in Ireland; Emb: labourer, Bolgart; father, Roger Kelly, PO, West Guildford, WA.

CER; father, Roger Kelly, labourer, Bolgart, 1916.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Ireland; labourer, Bolgart; father Roger Kelly, Bolgart, then West Guildford; served in France; wounded in action, France, 1917; returned to Aust., Oct. 1918 (debility, for a change); Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Kermeen, John Charles (1893-1968)

 

 

Service No.: 4226

Biography: Born in Isle of Man, Gr. Brit.; Emb: farm labourer, c/o Mr W. Murphy, junior, Bolgart, WA; mother, Mrs. E. Kermeen, Isle of Man, Gr. Brit.

Ancestry: b. 1893, Isle of Man.

BDM: d. 1968, Northam, aged 75.

CER: Labourer, Toodyay, 1916, then farmer, Wyening, 1925-1931.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Isle of Man; farm labourer; mother, Elizabeth Kermeen, Isle of Man; served in Egypt, France, Belgium; suffered frost bite, trench feet; injured accidentally; Driver, Private.

Memorial location: VPHR (as Kermean, J.C.)

King, Almore John (1894-1977)

Service No.: 62830

Biography: Born in Fremantle; Emb: farmer, Wyening via Bolgart; father, G. King, Wyening via Bolgart, WA.

BDM: b. 1894, as Almour John King, Fremantle, WA; father George Gilmour King, mother Emily Andrews; m. 1920, Perth, Elizabeth Young; d. 1977, Armadale, WA; aged 83 years.

Too Cem BD: Parents are buried in the Toodyay Public Cemetery.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Fremantle; farmer, Wyening; father, George King, Wyening via Bolgart, WA; embarked Oct. 1918; arrived Durban, South Africa after Nov. 1918 Armistice; ship Boonah returned to Fremantle; disembarked at Woodman’s Point Quarantine Station, 20 Dec, 1918, due to influenza crisis; discharged 10 Jan. 1919;  Private.

Name: sometimes Almour.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 330.

Memorial location: VPHR

King, Robert Henry (1899-1980)

Service No.: 2117

Biography: Born in Fremantle; Emb: transc. as Ring; farm hand, Wyening via Toodyay; father George King, Wyening, via Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1899, Fremantle; father; George Gilmour King, mother, Emily Andrew.

Ancestry: m. Ruby Dunn, Wellington, 1920; d. 1980, Willeton, WA, aged 81 (photo).

Too Cem BD: Parents are buried in the Toodyay Public Cemetery.

Trove: TH, 1924; “Leaving Us. It has been learned with regret that Mr R. H. King of "Kia Ora," Calcarra, has sold his property and will shortly be leaving the district for Doodlakine where he has secured a fine holding. Both Bob and his good

wife will be much missed from the Calingiri district and we can only wish that Dame Fortune will smile on them in their new home. Mr R. Camerer of Wattening is the new owner of "Kia Ora." “

Service: WR: age 19; born in Fremantle; farm hand; father George King, Wyening, via Toodyay; served in France; sick (influenza, mumps); wounded in France, (shell shock, gassed); returned to Aust. (due to gas poisoning), Dec. 1918; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/51169

Memorial location: VPHR

Kingston, Eric George (1900-1918) *

 

 

Service No.: 3443

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; father, George Thomas Kingston, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1900, Newcastle; father George Thomas Kingston, mother Charlotte Rowles.

Trove: TH, 1918: Letter from Pte. Green to his father about Eric’s death.

Service: WR:age 18; labourer; father George Thomas Kingston, Toodyay; served in France; KIA France, 28 Mar. 1918; Private.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/235895

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Lambert, Harold Stanley (1885-1949)

Service No.: 6785

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: farmer, Wyenning [Wyening] via Toodyay; wife Mrs Johanna Margaret Lambert, Washpoll [Washpool], Bolgart; d. 1949 [Hollywood Hospital], Perth.

BDM: m. 1910, Victoria Plains, Johanna M. O’Dea [b. Toodyay];

Trove: Daily News, 1917: “Private Harold Lambert, formerly of Bolgart, is reported wounded in France.  Private Lambert, who left for the front in January of this year, is a brother of Mr. G. Lambert, MLA. His youngest brother, Leslie, who has been in Egypt, has been invalided home and discharged.”

Service: WR: age 31; born in Victoria; farmer; Mrs Johanna Lambert, Wyening, via Toodyay, then Washpool, Bolgart, WA; served in France; wounded in action, 1917, France; returned to Aust. Dec. 1917 (fractured leg); Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Lange,  Thomas (1890-1943)

Service No.: 2842

Biography: Born in Newcastle, WA; Emb (under Thomas Lange, but indexed as Lunge): railway employee, Bunbury; mother Mrs Helen Lange, Bunbury.

BDM: B. 1890, as Francis Thomas James Lange, Toodyay WA; father: Francis Lange [known as Frank]; mother: Ellen [known as Helen] McKay [born in Fremantle]; m. 1919, Lila [Lilith] Shaw, Fremantle; d. 1943, as Thomas F. W. Lange, Perth.

Ancestry: Father: Francis Henry J. Lange, born in Germany, d. 1911, Brookhampton, WA; two elder sisters also born in Toodyay (Newcastle); WA Railways records: Thomas Francis James Lange; date of birth: 11 April 1890; employed 1911-1935 (except for WW1 service years); was at Clackline in 1933.

Service: WR: age 25; born in Newcastle, WA; railway employee; mother, Mrs Helen Lange, Bunbury; served in France; wounded in action, 1917, France; Private.

Name: Known as Thomas.

Lawler, John Henry (1889-1975)

Service No.: 3768

Biography: Born in Northam; Emb: farmer, Northam; mother, Mrs Mary Lawler, Wongamine.

BDM: b. 1889, Northam, father John Lawler, mother Mary Hasell (b. Toodyay); m. 1920, Northam, Mary Clune; d. 1975, Northam, aged 86.

Trove: TH, 1919: invited to attend WH (Jack Lawler); TH, 1944: “Property, "Wynstay," 15 miles from Northam, on Northam-Bolgart Road.”

CER: Farmer, Wynstay Farm, Wongamine, 1911-1927.

Ancestry: Photo in uniform.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Wongamine, WA; farmer; mother, Mary Lawler, Wongamine; served in Egypt; Trooper.

Name: Known as Jack.

Lee, Donald (1889-1938)

Service No.: 1861

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Perth; mother Mrs Mary Ann Lee, West Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1889, Toodyay: father Donald Lee, mother Mary Weatherall; d. 1938, Perth.

Web: Lived in Wyalkatchem.

Ancestry: Has photo of three Lee brothers in uniform.

Trove: TH, 1918: Attended a WH (as Pte. D. Lee).

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 48.

Service: WR:age 26;born in Toodyay; labourer;mother Mrs Mary Ann Lee, Toodyay (father dead); served in France; suffered much sickness (influenza (Cape Town), trench feet); invalided home Feb. 1918 (defective vision); Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 252.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lee, Frederick (1885-1972)

Service No.: 2123

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; mother Mrs Mary Ann Lee, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1885, Toodyay: father Donald Lee, mother Mary Ann Wetherall; d. 1972, Northam, buried Karrakatta; Perth, aged 87.

Ancestry: Has photo of three Lee brothers in uniform.

Service: WR:age 30;born in Toodyay; labourer; served and wounded in France; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 252.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lee, Joseph (1895-1918) *

Service No.: 2122

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; mother Mrs Mary Ann Lee, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1895, Toodyay: father Donald Lee, mother Mary Ann Wetherall.

Ancestry: Solo photo in uniform, and also photo of three Lee brothers in uniform.

Service: WR:age 20;born in Toodyay; labourer; served in France; sick, wounded, gassed in France; KIA, France, 26 Aug. 1918; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 252.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Lewis, William George (1896-1973)

Service No.: 4169

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: bank clerk, WA Bank, Toodyay; mother Mrs Mary Ann Wegg, Katanning.

MCB: d. 1973, Maylands, WA, aged 77.

Ancestry: b. 1896, as William George Murchison Lewis, Melbourne, Vic.; father George Edward Lewis, mother Mary Jackson; d. 1973, as William George Murchison Lewis, Perth; father, George E.; mother Mary.

Trove: TH, 1919: Invited to WH (W. Lewis), but did not attend.

Service: WR:age 21; born in Victoria; bank clerk; mother Mrs Mary Ann Wegg, Katanning; working at WA Bank, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France; Temp. Corp.

Memorial location: TWM (under W.J. Lewis); THB

Lindsay, Percy Frederick (1897-1939)

Service No.: 797

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm labourer, Toodyay; father, Fred Lindsay, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1897, as Percy Frederick Lindsay, Newcastle, WA; father Frederick, mother Mary Ann James; d. 1939, Perth.

Trove: TH, Aug. 1917: Letter to his parents; TH, Sept. 1918: letter to his parents from France; TH, 1919: Returned to Toodyay, 1919; invited to WH, but did not attend; TH, 1939: Died 1939, aged 42, buried in Jarrahdale, leaving widow and 6 children.

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; farm labourer, Toodyay; father, Fred Lindsay, Toodyay; served in France; suffered trench fever;  injured accidentally, then later wounded in action, France; Cpl.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Litton, William Alfred (1896-1950)

Service No.: W16146

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: boiler-maker, Midland Junction; father, William Alfred Litton, Midland Junction.

BDM: b. 1896, Newcastle: father William Alfred Litton, mother Martha Murray; d. 1950, Blackwood

Trove: West Australian, 1950: Died at Pemberton, aged 56 (State Mill Manager).

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; boiler maker, Midland Junction; father William Alfred Litton, Midland Junction; did not serve overseas; served in Army Service Corps; discharged after 4 months as unfit for general service in AIF, services no longer required; Private.

Lloyd, Arthur Byron (1898-1959)

Service No.: 7018

Biography: Born in Coondle, Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Coondle via Toodyay; father, Joseph Arthur Lloyd, Coondle.

BDM: b. 1898, Toodyay; father Joseph Arthur Lloyd, mother Elizabeth Waters; d. 1959, Perth, aged 60.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 60.

Trove: TH: 1918: Letter published, from Byron in France; TH, 1919: Attended Toodyay WH (Byron Lloyd).

Service: WR:age 18; born in Coondle, WA; farmer; father, Joseph Arthur Lloyd, Coondle, via Toodyay; served in France; suffered influenza, mumps; Private.

Name: Known as Byron.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 251.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lloyd, Douglas Murray (1899-1994)

Service No.: 7322

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: grocer, Toodyay; father, David E. Lloyd, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1899, Toodyay; father Douglas Edward Lloyd, mother Sarah Waters.

Ancestry: d. 1994, Bullcreek, WA, aged 95.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery.

Service: WR:age 18; born in Toodyay; grocer; father Douglas E. Lloyd, Toodyay; served in France; very ill (influenza, pneumonia); Private; also served in WW2.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 250.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lloyd, George Garfield (1883-1958)

Service No.: 208

Biography: Born in Toodyay (Newcastle); Emb: farmer, Wagin; father, J.M. Lloyd, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1883, Toodyay, as George Lloyd; father Joseph Morris Lloyd, mother Catherine Sinclair; d. 1958, as George Gardield [sic] Lloyd, Fremantle, aged 76.

Trove: TH, 1916: attended WH.

Service: WR: age 31; born in Newcastle (Toodyay); farmer; father, J.M. Lloyd, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli (emb. 16 May 1915); wounded in action, Gallipoli; sent back to Aust., June 1916 (for 6 months change); discharged 28 Feb. 1917; Trooper.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/335846

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lloyd, Joseph Albert (1892-1969)

Service No.: 81

Biography: Born in Victoria; farmer, Toodyay; father Morris Lloyd, Toodyay;

BDM: d. 1969, Perth, aged 77; mother Mary E.

Ancestry: b. 1892, Toodyay; father Morris Lloyd, mother Mary Ellen Quarrell; m. 1921, Perth, Margery (Daisy) Jones (wedding photo).

Trove: TH, 1916: Letter published, from Albert in London re Gallipoli; TH, 1917: Two letters, from Albert in Middle East.

Service: WR: age 22 ; born in Victoria; father Morris Lloyd, Toodyay;  served in Gallipoli (emb. 16 May 1915), Egypt, Palestine, Sinai; wounded in action, 1918, Egypt; sick, Gallipoli (influenza); sent back to Aust., Aug. 1918; Lance Corp.

Name: Known as Albert.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/341072

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lloyd, Lionel Taylor (1875-1950)

Service No.: 7495

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: shearer, Toodyay; wife Ethel Lloyd, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1875, Toodyay; father Charles Lloyd, mother Jane Sinclair; m. 1915, Northam [ie Toodyay], Ethel Twine; d. 1950, Northam.

Too Cem DB: Died in Northam Hospital; buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 75.

Trove: TH, 1917 Jan.: “After presenting himself several times at the headquarters, Mr. Lionel Lloyd has been accepted for the A.I.F. He is due in camp on the 15th.”; TH: 1936: was appointed Memorial Park caretaker, by RSL; TH, 1950: Obituary: Served in the Boer War, and tried to enlist in WW2.

Service: WR: age 41; born in Toodyay; shearer; wife Ethel Hannah Lloyd, Toodyay; discharged in England, Nov. 1917, because of age (42); Private.

Listed in Toodyay, the good old days (W. Chitty), p. 174 (photo in uniform).

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Love, Herbert Walter (1886-1955)

Service No.: 1768

Biography: Born in England; Emb: clerk, West Perth; wife Mrs. Eileen Love, West Perth.

Trove: Western Mail, Feb. 1918: Still in England with wife (birth of son in Bristol); TH, 1919, Jan.: L-cpl. Love, 12th Bat'n., at Harold Meredith’s funeral; TH, May 1919: Was first Sec. of the Toodyay RSL; Sunday times, Sept. 1919: Daughter born in Toodyay.

BDM: m. 1915, Perth, Eileen Rule.

Ancestry: b. 1886, England; d. 1955, Canberra,

Service: WR:age 29; born in England; clerk; mother, Mrs. Love, England, then wife, Mrs E. Love, West Perth, then England; served in Gallipoli (emb. 26 May 1915), Egypt, France; suffered influenza; wounded in action, France; returned to Aust., July 1917 (elbow injury); Private.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/341501

Lukin, Geoffrey Harper (1886-1971)

Service No.: 117

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; mother Mrs. L.B. Lukin.

BDM: b. 1886, Toodyay; father Lionel Boyd Lukin, mother Isabella Ferguson; d. 1971, Fremantle, aged 84.

Service: WR:age 27; born in Toodyay; farmer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs L.B. Lukin, Toodyay; served in Egypt, Gallipoli (emb. 16 May 1915); suffered influenza (Egypt); sick, invalided back to Aust., May 1916 (rheumatism); Trooper.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Lukin, Guy Clifton (1888-1930)

 

 

Service No.: 2631

Biography: Born in Beverley, WA; Emb: farmer, Dumbleyung, WA; brother, George Reed Lukin, Dumbleyung, WA.

BDM: b. 1888, Haisthorpe [Beverley], WA; father, Henry Lukin, mother, Rachel Clifton; m. 1918, Swan [Guildford], Doris Benbow; d. 1930, Northam, WA.

Trove: West Australian, May 1930: committed suicide, Burlong Farm, Northam, aged 40 years.  

AWM: 1916: Letters from Guy to Mrs Adam:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/RCDIG0000193/

Trove: TH, 1921: part of the Parade at the unveiling the Toodyay War Memorial; TH, 1920s, farmed at Well Close Farm, Calcarra, Victoria Plains.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Beverley, WA; farmer; brother, George Reed Lukin, Dumbleyung; served in Egypt, France; suffered mumps; wounded in action, France, 1917; awarded DCM, 1917; returned to Aust., Aug. 1917;  Sgt.

Lukin, Henry Wedderburn (1878-1916) *

Service No.: 1745

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Deepdale, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. Isabella Maxwell Lukin, Deepdale.

BDM: b. 1878, Toodyay; father Lionel Boyd Lukin, mother Isabella Ferguson;

Trove: TH, 1916: Letter from France to his mother; TH, 1919: “Postponed.—The special church service that was to be held tomorrow (Sunday) at St. Stephen's at 11a.m. to dedicate the new bell to the memory of the late Sergt Harry Lukin, has been postponed until next Sunday, 29th June, as the bell will not arrive in Toodyay until next week. All returned soldiers are thus notified that the muster is also postponed until tomorrow week.”

Service: WR: age 37; born in Toodyay; farmer; mother Mrs Isabella Maxwell Lukin  (father dead); served in Egypt, France; KIA, France, 29 July 1916; Temp. Sgt.

Name: Known as Harry.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; TP

Memorial bell in St. Stephen’s Church, Toodyay.

MacCallum, Reginald William (1882-1966)

Service No.: 225

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: Detail not viewable.

BMD: m. 1919, Toodyay, Lina Wroth; d. 1966, Perth, aged 85.

CER: Bank clerk, Toodyay, 1914-1921.

Trove: Daily News, July 1915: Photo; West Australian, July 1918: Mentioned by Dr. B. G. Quinlan, in a letter to his father, Timothy F. Quinlan, C.M.G., Perth, written from Palestine, dated April 12.

Service: WR: age 32;  born in Victoria; bank clerk; enlisted in Guildford, WA;  father, Mr. D. MacCallum, Melbourne; served in Gallipoli (emb. 16 May 1915), Sinai, Syria, Palestine; wounded at Gallipoli; Capt.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 251.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/53780

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/B00814/

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Macpherson, John Ewan (1892-1953)

 

 

Service No.: 56368

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: as John Ewin Macpherson; farmer, Bolgart; father, Donald MacPherson, Bolgart.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay (John Newan Macpherson); father Donald, mother Mary Ann Beard; d. 1953, Northam.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (Jack McPherson); TH, 1953; d. Northam Hospital; buried Northam Public Cemetery.

Ancestry: b. 1892, Toodyay; d. 1953, Northam, aged 60.

Service: WR: age 24; born in Toodyay; farmer, Bolgart; father, Donald MacPherson, Bolgart; served in France; suffered influenza then severe bronchitis, France; Gunner.

Name: Known as Jack; sometimes McPherson; Ewin/Newan.

Memorial location: TWM; THB; VPHR

Maley, Reginald Herbert (1877-1917) *

Service No.: 4868

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Subiaco; wife, Mrs. M. Maley, Subiaco.

BDM: d. 1877, Toodyay; father Michael Maley, mother Clara Drury.

Ancestry: CER: labourer, Jennacubbine, 1910.

Trove: Sunday Times, 1917: Letter from Reginald Maley from the Western Front.

Service: WR: age 38; born in Toodyay; wife Mary Maley, Perth; served in Egypt, France, Belgium; wounded (twice); KIA, Belgium, 12 Oct. 1917; Private.

Photo link: http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/345532

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 15.

Memorial location: KPHAP; TP

Mann, George Walter (1891-1959)

 

 

Service No.: 977

Biography: Born in England; Emb: labourer, Perth, WA; mother, Mrs. Minnie Mann, England.

BDM: d. 1959, Perth, aged 68.

Ancestry: b. 1891, London, England; father, Robert George Mann (Sgt, Scots Guards), mother Minnie Rhoda; returned to Aust., Oct. 1919, with wife F. Mann.

CER: George Walter Mann, labourer, Bolgart, 1914-1921.

Service: WR: age 24; born in England;  labourer; mother, Mrs. Minnie Mann, England, then Father Robert George Mann, England; served in France; wounded in action (four times), France; married 1919, England, Florence Holland; Private (stretcher bearer, AAMC)

Memorial location: VPHR

Mann, James Isaac (1891-1973)

Service No.: 439

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; mother Mrs C.J. Mann, Beverley;

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay: father John Mann, mother Caroline Edwards; d. 1965, York, aged 73.

Service: WR: age 23; born in Toodyay; farmer; mother Mrs C.J. Mann, Beverley; served in Gallipoli (emb. 16 May 1915), Egypt; sick (heart trouble), so returned to Aust., Nov. 1916; Sgt.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/344809

Photo link: Reference to his diary: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/24405760/soldiers-diary-of-despair/

Mann, William Edward (1898-1976)

Service No.: 3320

Biography: Born in York; Emb: clerk, wireless operator, York; father Edward Mann, bank manager, York.

Trove: TH: Jan. 1917: working as postal assistant, Toodyay, when transferred to GPO; Eastern District Chronicle, 1918: sent letter home to York; TH, 1919: attended WH.

BDM: b. 1898, York; father Edward, mother Mary Kett.

Ancestry: d. 1976, Perth.

Service: WR: age 18; clerk, West Perth, WA; father Edward Mann,  York, WA; mechanic, Australian Flying Corps; served in England (Farnborough, Wendover, etc.), 2 A.M. (Air Mechanic).

Markey, Arthur Gordon (1899-1974)

Service No.: Not assigned

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; father, James Markey, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1899, Toodyay, Arthur Gordon Condon;  father James Christopher Markey, mother Isabella Strahan;

Ancestry: d. 1974, Nedlands, WA, aged 75.

Service: WR:age 18 (b. 1897); born in Toodyay; farmer; father, James Markey, Toodyay; discharged after one week having lied about his age; Private.

Markey, Francis Christopher (1891-1977)

Service No.: 8817

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm hand, Toodyay; father, Michael Markey, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1891, Toodyay; father Michael Christopher Markey, mother Elizabeth Strahan; d. 1969, Perth, aged 77.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Jimperding Cemetery; aged 77.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH (Private Frank Markey).

Service: WR: age 23; born in Toodyay; farm hand; father Michael Markey, Toodyay; 7th Day Adventist;  served in France; wounded in action, France, 1918; returned to Aust. (as Nursing Staff), July 1919; Private (Field Ambulance).

Name: Known as Frank.

Mentioned in Wally Chitty’s Toodyay – the good old days, p. 148 (photo, in uniform).

Photo link:

https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/E01802/

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Markey, Lionel Christopher (1888-1942)

Service No.: 440

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. J. Markey, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1888, Toodyay; father James Christopher Markey, mother Isabella Straghan [sic]; d. 1942, Perth (Crawley), aged 53 (accident).

Trove:  TH, 1918: Letter from Palestine.

Service: WR: age 26; born in Toodyay; labourer; mother, Mrs. J. Markey, Toodyay; served at Gallipoli (emb. 1 Aug. 1915), Egypt; suffered tuberculosis, opthalmia, pneumonia, 1915; septic hand, 1917; Trooper, then Cpl.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/346890

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Markey, Thomas John (1890-1973)

Service No.: 441

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: horse-driver, Toodyay; mother, Mrs. J. C. Markey, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1890, Toodyay; father James Christopher Markey, mother Isabella Straghan [sic]; m. 1922, Perth, Lucy Markey (cousin); d. 1973, Northam, aged 83.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 92.

Service: WR: age 24: born in Toodyay; horse-driver; mother, Mrs. J. C. Markey, Toodyay; served at Gallipoli (emb. 1 Aug. 1915), Egypt; wounded in Gallipoli, 1915, Egypt, 1917; accidentally broke leg, Egypt, 1918; Trooper.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/346890

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Markey, William James (1886-1970)

Service No.: 8818

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm hand, Toodyay; father, James Markey, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1886, Toodyay; father James Markey, mother Isabella Straghan [sic]; d. 1970, Perth, aged 84.

Trove: TH, 19196: Letter from France; TH, 1919: attended WH (Private W. Markey).

Service: WR: age 28; enl. 1914 (was survey hand), but discharged after 2 months; enl. 1915: age 29; born in Toodyay; farm hand; father, James Markey, Toodyay; served in France; suffered influenza, bronchitis, appendicitis, trench fever;  returned to Aust. (as Nursing Staff), July 1919; Private (Field Ambulance).

Name: Known as Billy.

Mentioned in Wally Chitty’s Toodyay – the good old days, p. 148 (photo, in uniform).

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Marlow, Percy Edward (1896-1950)

Service No.: 6792

Biography: Born in England; Emb: clearing contractor; GPO, Perth; wife, Mrs. M.F. Marlow, Wattening.

Trove; TH, 1919: Percy Marlow attended WH.

BDM: m. Mary Syred, Wattening Hall (reg. Northam), 1916; d. 1950, Perth, aged 64; father was George Marlow, England.

Service: WR:age 20; born in England; clearing contractor; wife Mary Marlow, Wattening; served in France; wounded in France; gallantry noted 1918; Private.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 14.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/348188

Marshall, Francis Keith Wyalong (1893-1956)

 

Service No.: 1077

Biography: Born in Wyalong, NSW; Emb: schoolmaster, State School, Bejoording via Toodyay; mother, Mrs. J.A. Marshall, Kalgoorlie.

Ancestry: b. 1894 (ie registered), NSW; d. 1956, as Francis Keith Wyalong Marshall, Perth, aged 62.

Service: WR: age 21 (b. 1893); born in Sydney, NSW; school teacher; mother, Mrs. J.A. Marshall, Kalgoorlie (she lost her Mother’s Brooch and asked for a replacement); minor court martial (protest re bad food), Mar. 1915, prior to Gallipoli service; served in Gallipoli; suffered influenza, tonsilitis, 1915; wounded in action, 1 Aug. 1915, Gallipoli (lost an eye; returned to Aust. (eye wound), Sept. 1915; Private.

Name: Known as Frank Keith.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/348372

Photo link: https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/25429103/special-bond-forged-by-wwi/

Most likely in the Cheops photo, Egypt.

Martin, Clifford James (1894-1985)

Service No.: 6544

Biography: Born in Snowtown, S. Aust.; Emb: farmer, Nippering, WA; father, O.C. Martin, Nippering.

Ancestry: B. 1894, Snowtown, S. Aust.; father: Otto Martin, mother, Emily Painter.

BDM: M. 1922, Deborah Dawson, Perth.

CER: Clifford James Martin, Oaklands, Bolgart, farmer, 1925-1982.

Trove: TH, 1925: Came from East Wagin: bought Oaklands property (Wyening) from F. Cook.

Service: WR:age 22; died 1985; born in Snowtown, S. Aust;  farmer; father, Otto Clifford Martin, Nippering, East Wagin, WA; served in France; wounded in action (four times, inc. gassed), France; suffered influenza; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Martin, Harold Andrew (1898-1979)

Service No.: 437

Biography: Born in Toodyay; did not go overseas. BDM: b. 1898, Toodyay; father Joseph Simon Martin; mother Julia Johnson.

MCB: d. 1979, Maylands, WA, aged 80.

Ancestry: brother of Henry Robert Martin.

Service: WR:age 19; born in Toodyay; junior porter, West Northam; father, Joseph Simon Martin, West Northam; discharged unfit (chronic cough) after two months; Private.

Martin, Henry Arnold (1892-1958)

Service No.: 3096

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Northam; father, Charles Matthews [sic] Martin, Northam.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father Charles Mathew Martin; mother Mary Cook; d. 1958, Northam, aged 66.

CER: farm hand, Culham, 1914-1949.

Service: WR: age 24; born in Toodyay; farmer, Leak [sic] Estate, Northam; father, Charles Matthew Martin, Northam ; served in France; suffered bronchitis, trench fever; returned to Aust., June 1918, (trench fever, heart problems); Private.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), pp. 299, 332 (photo).

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Martin, Henry Robert (1895-1963)

Service No.: 2024

Biography: Born in Newcastle (Toodyay); Emb: labourer, Northam; mother, Mrs. Julia Martin, West Northam.

BDM: b. 1895, Toodyay; father Joseph Simon Martin; mother Julia Johnson; d. 1963, Swan, aged 84.

Ancestry: brother of Harold Andrew Martin.

Service: WR:age 19; born in Toodyay; labourer; mother, Mrs. Julia Martin, West Northam; served in Gallipoli (from 28 July 1915), Egypt, France; wounded in Gallipoli; Driver.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 332.

Martin, James Walter (1893-1971)

Service No.: 2367

Biography: Born in Victoria; Emb: porter, Victoria Park, WA; wife, Laura Mary Ann Martin, Victoria Park.

BDM: m. 1914, Northam, Mary A.L. James.

Ancestry: b. 1893, Victoria; m. 1914, Toodyay, Mary Ann Laura James (b. Toodyay); d. 1971, Merredin district, aged 77.

CER: Living in Bullfinch, 1970s.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (Jim Martin).

Service: WR: age 23; born in Victoria; porter, Victoria Park; wife, Laura Mary Ann Martin, Victoria Park; served in France; sick (influenza, trench fever); wounded in action, 1918, France; right hand amputated, Aug. 1918, England; returned to Aust, Mar. 1919; Private.

Name: Known as Jim.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (on both as J. Martin)

Massey, John Fergus (1883-1964)

Service No.: 3322

Biography: Born in England; Emb: orchardist, Upper Swan; sister, Mrs. Eliza Cott [Ortt], England.

Ancestry: b. 1883, England; father, Joseph Massey, mother, Ellen Marland.

MCB: d. 1964, Wooroloo, aged 82.

CER: contractor, Bolgart, 1914-1923.

Service: WR: age 34; born in England; orchardist, Upper Swan; sister, Mrs. Eliza Ortt, England; served in France; wounded in action, France; Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Matthews, Herbert Edward (1892-1928)

Service No.: 3897

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm labourer, Toodyay; father, William Matthews, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1892, Toodyay; father, William Matthews, mother, mother Amelia Waters; d. 1928, [West Toodyay], reg. Northam.

Trove: TH, 1928: “Herbert Edward Matthews, 33 [sic] years of age, died suddenly at West Toodyay on Tuesday night, passing peacefully away in his sleep. Death was due to heart failure. Deceased was a son of Mr. and the late Mrs. W. Matthews, of West Toodyay, and was unmarried. He served in the Great War, having a fine record and receiving severe wounds.’

Too Cem DB: Not sure exactly where he is buried.

Service: WR: age 23; farm labourer; father, William Matthews, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France; wounded in action, 1916, France; sent back to Aust., Mar. 1918 (due to trench fever, dilated heart); Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Matthews, James (1893-1978)

Service No.: 1977

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Northam; father William Matthews, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1893, Toodyay; father William Matthews, mother Amelia Waters.

MCB: d. 1978, Inglewood, aged 84.

Ancestry: d. 1979, Perth, aged 84.

Trove: TH, 1919: attended WH (Jack Matthews)

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; farm labourer; father W. Matthews, Toodyay; served in Gallipoli (from 16 June 1915), Egypt, France; often sick (dysentery, influenza); Lance Corp.

Name: Known as Jack.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Matthews, James Albert Lawrence (1893-1916) *

Service No.: 2369

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: jockey, Perth; wife, Madge Matthews, Perth.

BDM: b. 1893, Toodyay; father, James Matthews, mother, Eliza Thorpe.

MCB: D. 1916, Belmont, WA, buried in Karrakatta Cemetery.

Service: WR:age 23; born in Toodyay; jockey, Perth, WA; wife, Madge Thelma Matthews, Perth;  did not go overseas; served in Belmont, WA; died of pneumonia, Army Hospital, Fremantle, 17 Sept. 1916; Private.

Memorial location: TP

Matthews, William Thomas (b. 1890)

Service No.: 29547

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm labourer, Toodyay; father, William Matthews, carpenter, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1890, Toodyay, under Matthew, William Thomas; father William Matthew; mother Amelia Watters [Waters].

CER: labourer, West Toodyay, 1916-1927.

Trove: TH, 1919: W. Matthews has returned from the war.

Ancestry: possibly d. 1970, Narrogin??

Service: WR: age 25; born in Toodyay; farm labourer; father William Matthews, Toodyay, then wife, Mrs. Margaret M. Matthews, Melbourne (married before departing overseas, it seems); served in France; Temp. Bombardier.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

McCluney, John William (1894-1963)

Service No.: 2861

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; father, John McCluney, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1894, Toodyay; father John McCluney, mother Mary Ann Syred; m. 1919, reg. Northam, Eva Lee; d. 1963, Perth [Wembley], aged 69.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (J. McCluney).

Service: WR: age 21; born in Toodyay; farmer, Toodyay; fatherJohn McCluney, Toodyay; served in France; wounded in action, France; returned to Aust. Feb. 1919 (gunshot wound, leg); Private.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

McDermott, Arthur Benjamin (1890-1978)

Service No.: 935

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: rough rider, PO, Toodyay; father, Charles David McDermott, Heugin [Neugin] Farm, Toodyay.

BDM; b. 1890, Toodyay, as Arthur Bejamine McDermott; father Charles David McDermott, mother Jane Ferguson; m. 1917, Sussex [Busselton], WA, Kathleen Curtis.

Ancestry: d. 1978, Busselton, WA, aged 88 (photo as a young man).

Trove: TH, 1916: Attended WH.

Service: WR:age 25; born in Toodyay; farmer; father, Charles David McDermott, Neugin Farm, Toodyay; served in Egypt; discharged medically unfit (growth on leg); returned to Aust., Oct. 1916; Lance Cpl.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

McDermott, Charles Simeon (1888-1951)

Service No.: 10876

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: engine-fitter, Locomotive Dept., Northam; father, Charles McDermott, Toodyay.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Nardie Cemetery; aged 63.

Service: WR: age 27; born in Toodyay; engine-fitter; father, Charles McDermott, Toodyay; served in Egypt, France and Belgium; suffered influenza, bronchitis, gastritis; returned to Aust. for change, Oct. 1917 (gastritis); Gunner.

Name: Known as Sim.

Listed in The Men Behind the Names (R. Stevens’ Northam WW1 book), p. 300, 334.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

McDougall, William (b. 1883)

Service No.: 6/1536

Biography: Born 1883, Christchurch, NZ;

BDM: m. 1922, Toodyay, reg. Northam, Ethel Sinclair (nee Demasson); divorced 1936.

CER: Compositor, Toodyay, 1922-1923.

Trove: TH, 1921: part of the Parade at the unveiling the Toodyay War Memorial; TH, May 1923: W. McDougall had worked for the Toodyay Herald the last 16 months, moving to Nannup with his wife.

Service: WR (NZ), under William Macdougall: age 31; b. 1883, Christchurch, NZ; compositor; father, William Macdougall, Christchurch, NZ; served in Gallipoli (emb. 12 Apr. 1915), France; wounded, Gallipoli, 9 Aug. 1915; Private.

McGuire, Daniel (1882-1921)

 

 

 

Service No.: 4565

Biography: Born in Ireland; Emb: labourer, GPO, Perth; father, J. McGuire, Ireland.

BDM: d. 1921, Northam.

Trove: TH, 1921: Died in Toodyay Hospital of pneumonia on 12 Jan. 1921, aged 39 years; no relatives in Aust.

Too Cem DB: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery; aged 39.

Service: WR:age 35; born in Ireland; labourer; father, John McGuire, Ireland, then a friend in London, Eng.; served in Egypt, France; two court martials; suffered shellshock; wounded in action (twice), France; POW Germany 1916; transferred to Switz. 1917; returned to Aust., Sept. 1918 (due to shoulder injury); was engaged in England; Private.

Memorial location: TWM

McKnoe, George Edward (1894-1946)

Service No.: 822

Biography: Born in Newcastle, WA; Emb: Labourer, Kalgoorlie; mother Ellen McKnoe, Kalgoorlie.

BMD: B. 1894, Toodyay, WA; father Thomas McKnoe, mother Ellen Wetherhall [sic]; d. 1947 reg. date), Perth, WA [died 25 Dec. 1946].

CER: Father Thomas lived in Newcastle and Stoneybrook, Toodyay, 1903-1916; George worked on a Coolgardie woodline, 1912.

Toodyay Cem. DB: Grandmother and sibling buried in Toodyay cemeteries.

Trove: 1946, died unmarried whilst living as a vagrant; he was given a funereal (identified as a war veteran).

Service: WR: age 21;  born in Newcastle, WA; labourer; mother Ellen McKnoe, Kalgoorlie, then Perth (1917); served in France; wounded in action, France; suffered scabies; court-martial (AWOL, England), 1918; returned to Aust., 1919, med. discharge, gunshot wound  to hand; Private.

McKnoe, William (1882-1934)

Service No.: 4418

Biography: Born in Newcastle, WA; Emb: Labourer, Kalgoorlie; mother Ellen McKnoe, Kalgoorlie.

BMD: BMD: B. 1882, under William Thomas MacKnoe, Toodyay, WA; father Thomas Henry MacKnoe, mother Ellen Wetherall.

CER: Father Thomas lived in Newcastle and Stoneybrook, Toodyay, 1903-1916; William worked as a woodcutter on a Coolgardie woodline, 1912.

Ancestry: d. 1934, Winton, Queensland (air crash).

Toodyay Cem. DB: Grandmother and sibling buried in Toodyay cemeteries.

Trove: 1934: Died in an air crash (low visibility) whilst working in the sandalwood-cutting business in Queensland.

Service: WR: age 37;  born in Newcastle, WA; labourer; mother Ellen McKnoe, Kalgoorlie, then Perth (1917); served in France; wounded in action (gassed); suffered trench fever, mumps; Sapper (Tunnelling).

McLean, Alexander (b. 1876)

 

 

Service No.: 2854

Biography: Born in Scotland; Emb: labourer, Bolgart; father, J. McLean, Broadford, Isle of Skye, Scotland.

CER: Alex McLean, labourer, Gribthorpe [Gripthorpe] Estate, Bolgart, 1911.

Service: WR:age 39; born in Scotland; labourer; father, John McLean, Inverness, then mother, Mrs. Kate McLean, Skye, Scotland; served in Egypt, France; suffered measles; wounded in action (thrice, last was gas), France; later served in Australian Army Medical Corps, 1918-1919;  Private.

Memorial location: VPHR

Meaden, Bert (1890-1975)

Service No.: 3182

Biography: Born in England; Emb: stockman, Toodyay.

Ancestry: Bertie Meaden, with father Albert, living in Dorset, age 21, in 1911 Census; m. April 1919, Dorset, Louisa Fletcher; d. 1975, as Bertie Meaden, Dorset, England, aged 85.

Service: WR:age 25; born in England; stockman, Toodyay; father Albert Meaden, Shaftsbury, Dorset, England; served in France, Belgium; wounded in action, Belgium; discharged in England, April 1919, medically unfit (leg wound); Private (was Temp. Cpl.).

Name: Enlisted as, and consistently known as, Bert Meaden; recorded as A. Meaden on Toodyay memorials; known as Bertie in England.

Memorial location: TWM; THB (on both as A. Meaden)

Meredith, Benjamin Richard (1873-1938)

Service No.: 6555

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: farm labourer, Toodyay; brother, Jesse Cubley Meredith, Toodyay;

BDM: b. 1873, Toodyay; father George Meredith, mother Ann Hannett; d. 1938, [Toodyay] reg. Northam.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH; TH, 1938: Died, aged 66, at the home of his brother, J. Meredith, Harper Rd, Toodyay; buried in Nardie Cemetery, the first internment since Dr. Hussey [1929].

CER: farmer, Nunyle, then Yulgarin, 1903-1914.

Too Cem BD: Buried in Nardie Cemetery; aged 65.

Service: WR:age 41; born in Toodyay; farm labourer, Toodyay; brother, Jesse Cubley Meredith (father dead), Toodyay; served in France, Belgium; suffered bronchitis, influenza; wounded in action (crushed chest), 1917, Belgium; Private.

Name: Known as Ben.

Memorial location: VPHR

Meredith, Clarence George (1897-1976)

Service No.: 5053

Biography: Born in Toodyay; Emb: labourer, Toodyay; father, James Barker Meredith, Toodyay.

Trove: TH, 1919: Attended WH (Private C.  Meredith); TH, 1924: lost a leg when run over by a train, whilst bridge-building, Hovea, WA; TH, 1924: a benefit was organised to get Clarrie an artificial leg. Daily News, 1931; divorced from Adelaide Meredith (d. 1994, Victoria).

BDM: b. 1897, Toodyay; father James Meredith, mother Maud Brimson.

Ancestry: m. 1919, London, Adelaide Nichols (d. 1994, Melbourne); d. 1976, Geraldton, aged 70.

Service: WR: age 18; born in Toodyay; labourer; father, James Barker Meredith, Toodyay; served in France; suffered appendicitis, trench fever, tonsilitis; wounded in action, 1918, France; married Adelaide Nichols, London, 1919; Private.

Name: Known as Clarrie or Clarry.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 248.

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Meredith, James Harold (1894-1919)

Service No.: 2236

Biography: Born in Southern Cross, WA; Emb: clerk, Toodyay; father, James Barker Meredith, Toodyay.

BDM: b. 1894, Southern Cross; father James Meredith, mother Maud Meredith; d. 1919, Northam.

Trove: TH, 1918: Attended a WH (as Tpr. Meredith); TH, Jan. 1919: was an invalid and died aged 24.

Too Cem BD: Buried in Toodyay Public Cemetery, aged 25.

Service: WR (as James Haroed Meredith): age 21; born in Southern Cross, WA; clerk; father, James Barker Meredith, Toodyay; served in Egypt; returned to Aust., Nov. 1917 (valvular heart disease; pre-existing condition aggravated by active service); Trooper.

Name: Known as Harold.

Listed in online Fighting Sons (with photo), p. 248.

Photo link:

http://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/275204

Memorial location: TWM; THB

Merrey, William Thomas (1896-1972)

Service No.: 2202

Biography: Born in Newcastle, W.A.; Emb: store assistant; PO, Derby, WA; mother Mrs Annie Leisk, Broome, WA.

BDM: B. 1896, Toodyay; father William Merrey (d. 1905, Fremantle), mother Annie Stewart (born in Newcastle); m. 1928, Grace Casey, Northam; d. 1972, Bayswater, WA, aged 76.

Grandfather John Stewart (d. 1903) is buried in Toodyay Cemetery.

Service: WR; age 19; store assistant; born in Newcastle, WA; mother Mrs Annie Leisk, Broome, WA, later moved to Perth; served in Gallipoli (from Aug. 1915), Egypt, France; wounded in action, France; suffered diarrhoea, otitis media; court-martial (1918), desertion, guilty, with rec. for mercy, suspended; Private.

Miller, Duncan Macadam (1881-1918) *

Service No.: 6887

Biography: Born in S. Aust.; Emb: farmer, Toodyay; father, John Miller, S. Aust.

CER: Duncan Millar/Miller, farm hand, Yandee, Toodyay, 1914-1927.

Ancestry: B. 1881, Murray Bridge, S. Aust.; father; John Mackenzie Miller.

Service: WR (as Duncan Macadam Miller); age 34; farmer, Toodyay; father John Miller, S. Aust; served in France; KIA, France, 6 Aug. 1918; Private.

Minchin, Hubert d’Esterre (1896-1974)

Service No.: 933

Biography: Born in Camberwell, Vic.; E