BARTHOLOMAEUS, Leslie Norman
Born 15 April 1895 at Broken Hill, NSW
Son of Mrs. Grace Alice BARTHOLOMAEUS
Of East Parade, Kensington, SA
Occupation prior to enlistment Cabinet Maker
Enlisted 20 October 1912
Served on HMAS Australia for 3 1/2 years and HMAS Fantome
Discharged in Adelaide after 5 1/2 years service
Served in WWII
All Australia Memorial SA Edition Section C
CLEMENTS, Harold James
Service no 6003
Enlisted Melbourne 24 February 1917.
After initial training at HMAS Tingira and Flinders Naval Depot, Harold was posted to HMAS Australia as an Officer Steward. Discharged on 15 January 1920.
Age 16, Clerk, single. He was 5'8" with a fair complexion, blue eyes and light brown hair. Born at Morwell.
Son of Edward George and Sarah Clements, Craig Street, Warragul.
Brother of Private 593 Allan George Clements who served with 40 Battalion, and his father Private 6969 Edward George Clements was killed in action in Belgium while serving with 8 Battalion. Awarded the British War Medal 1914-1918 and Allied Victory Medal.
On the Warragul State School and Warragul High School Honour Boards, and also in the Warragul High School Roll of Honour Book.
Courtesy of Ron Blair
Service no 2327
Born 01 January 1898 at Penola, SA
Son of Edmund CROWE and Mary nee McNAMARA
Of Kalangadoo, SA
Enlisted Royal Australian Navy 25 November 1912
Served on HMAS Australia from 1914 to 1921
Served on HMAS Sydney 1921 to 1923
Date of discharge 13 January 1923
Family lost contact with James in the 1920's
Courtesy of Tina Hocking
DANDRIDGE, Ernest George
Service no 9123
Born 13 November 1890 at Watlington, Oxfordshire, England
Son of George and Elizabeth Dandridge, Wentworthville, NSW
Ernest served with the Royal Nay.Crew member on the ill fated battlecruiser HMS 'Invincible' which sank after being hit by a salvo fired by the German battlecruiser 'Derfflinger' on 31 May 1916. He was one of the only six survivors including the gunnery officer, Commander Dannreuther, who was semi conscious and supported in the water by Dandridge - the men were picked up by HMS 'Badger' soon after.
In December 1917 Dandridge was awarded the French Medaille Militaire for his actions in saving Commander Dannreuter.
Ernest Dandridge was promoted to Leading Seaman in June 1918 and from 1919 to 1920 was lent to the Royal Australian Navy, serving on its flagship, HMAS “Australia”. He returned to service with the Royal Navy until 1931 when he was placed on the Royal Fleet Reserve. He enlisted for active service again in 1939 and served throughout the Second World War and was mentioned in despatches for his service on the minesweeping trawler HMT “Doon”.
His first wife, Ida Rablin died in England; after the war he settled in Australia and married Hilda Leveridge Hathaway at Gosford in 1951.
Ernest Dandridge died in Sydney in 1976.
Parramatta and District Soldiers Who Fought in the Great War
FEELEY, Frank Howard
Service no 3216
HMAS Australia and HMAS Sydney
Enlisted Melbourne 9 July 1913. Service – High Seas. Saw the first successful aircraft take-off from an Australian warship, when Flt. Lieut. F N Fox RNAS, flew a Sopwith Pup aircraft from the quarterdeck of HMAS Australia.
Discharged on 28 July 1919.
Age 19, 5'7½" with a fair complexion blue eyes and auburn hair. Born at Neerim East. Son of Mrs. J Feeley, Rosworth Post Office via Neerim South. Awarded the 1914-1915 Star, 1914-1918 British War Medal, and Allied Victory Medal. On the Neerim East and Neerim East State School Honour Boards.
Courtesy of Ron Blair
Service no 4612
Of West Ham England who lost his life during the engagement between HMAS Sydney and the German Cruiser Emden off Cocos Islands
Son of Henry HOY
Of 19 Broad St., Stratofrd, London, England
Died 08 Novmeber 1914
Aged 28 years
Commemorated Plymouth Naval Memorial
Sydney Morning Herald Wednesday 18 November 1914 page 12
HUISH, Arthur Seymour
Born Clifton, Bristol, England
Son of E W HUISH
Of Rundle Street, Rockhampton, Qld.
Educated at Rockhampton, Qld.
Joined the Royal Australian Navy June 1916
Served on HMAS Tingira for his training for nine monts
Drafted to HMAS Australia 04 April 1917
Queenslanders who fought in the Great War
LENDON, Guy Austin
Born 22 January 1895
Son of Dr. Alfred Austin LENDON and Lucy Isabel nee RYMILL
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy as temporary surgeon (SSC) on the 6th August 1917. He served in HMAS Australia with Fleet Surgeon Alexander Caw from 27th November 1917 until 17 August 1919. During his commission HMAS Australia was deployed to the United Kingdom. She became flagship of the 2nd Battle-cruiser Squadron of the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet on 08 February 1915. At the end of his posting he was at HMAS Cerberus until the 9th November 1919 when he was transferred to the Emergency List.
“Blood, Sweat and Fears”
Medical Practitioners and Medical Students of South Australia
who served in WW1
LOCK, Lionel Cooper
Service no 516
Born 29 December 1898 at Norwood, SA
Son of Mabel and Phillip Richard LOCK
Husband of Leah Thelma LOCK
Enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy 05 August 1913 aged 15 years
Served until 29 December 1948 when he turned 50 years.
Served in both World Wars
State Records of SA GRG 26/5/4/1057
SMITH, Albert Joseph
Service no 2897
Enlisted Melbourne 22 April 1913. Posted HMAS Australia 30 January 1914.
Service – German Territories in South Pacific, South Atlantic, North Sea.
The Australia captured and sank the German supply ship Eleonore Woerman north of the Falkland Islands on 6 January 1915, after firing a 30cm shell across the enemy ship's bows to stop her. She was then scuttled by a boarding party. On 19 August 1916 the Australia narrowly avoided torpedoes off Terschelling in the North Sea. Albert later recalled:
We had the German Fleet bottled up, but their submarines had England almost in a state of siege. We saw the effect at sea and knew that we would be a prize worth fifty of the smaller ships we saw sunk. We zig-zagged non-stop; the men out shovelling snow off our decks - we had snow for months at a time up North - found it hard to keep our feet with our cork-screwing around.
Discharged 19 April 1919.
Age 19, single. Born at Neerim. On the Australian Natives Association (Warragul), Warragul Shire, Neerim District and Neerim North State School Honour Boards.
Awarded the 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal 1914-1918, and Allied Victory Medal.
Courtesy of Ron Blair
WILSON, Stephen Henry
Native of Ringarooma
Son of William Alexander WILSON and Hannah Isabel nee CLARK
Tasmania Weekly Courier 06 September 1914 Insert 3
Courtesy of Norma Bennett
Advocate Tuesday 06 September 1938 page 2
The death occurred at Williamstown Hospital on Saturday, after a long illness of Mr. Stephen Henry Wilson, late of the North-West Coast, Tasmania.
The late Mr. Wilson was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson, late of Leith and Ulverstone, and for many years resided on the mainland, for a time in N.S. Wales and later in Victoria. He served as an officer in the Royal Australian Navy for many years, and saw service in the Great War.
He leaves a widow and one daughter, Joyce Kathleen; on brother, Sydney (Ulverstone) and three sisters, Mesdames W T Jones, Devonport; J Healy, Aberdeen and J Enright, Deloraine. Clarence, Gordon, Ella, Eva and Gladys are deceased. The funeral took place at the Lilydale (Victoria) cemetery on Sunday Afternoon.
WOODALL, Vivian Arthur
Born 01 May 1895 at Rydal, NSW
Son of Frederick Samuel WOODALL and Grace A nee CALE
Late Station Master of Wentworthville
Husband of Helen Milne WOODALL
Enlisted 29 August 1912
Served HMAS Australia 22 June 1913 - 01 August 1917
London Depot 02 August 1917
HMAS Australia 07 March 1918
London Depot 05 April 1918
HMAS Cerberus 21 April 1918
Died 1949 in Wollongong, NSW
Parramatta and District Soldiers who fought in the Great War
WOODS, Alfred Samuel
Service No 7436
Born 07 June 1891 at Northam, WA
Son of William and Eliza WOODS
Of 220 Hensman Road, Subiaco, WA
Educated at Subiaco, WA
Married Rosina JONES 30 November 1916
Joined the Royal Navy for a period of 5 years and went on board the H.M.S. Challenge at Fremantel on 10 May 1910
In 1913 he transferred to the Royal Australian Navy and joined the H.M.A.S. Australia. In October 1913 he returned to Sydney. On account of war breaking out before he received his discharge, he was kept on until the cessation of hostilities. In July 1917, he had a severe illness, and was invalided to Australia. Later he was sent on board the troopship Euripides to recuperate. In February 1918, he joined H.M.A.S. Brisbane, and after patrolling the coast until October, set out on the return voyage to England. Owing to the signing of Armistice before their arrival, they lay for six weeks in charge of a small Allied fleet. They then proceeded to England, and soon after he came home for demobilisation, and was discharged on 28th July 1919 after 9 1/2 years' service.
Australia's Fighting Sons of The Empire
WRIGHT, Ronald Rothsay
Service no 4459
Boy 1st Class
Born 02 June 1900 at Peterhead, SA
Son of Joseph Gibbon WRIGHT and Charlotte nee HALL
Of George Street, Millicent, SA
Mr. and Mrs. J. G. Wright, of Millicent, have been notified by the Navy Office that their son, Boy, First-class, Ronald R. Wright, has died from an injury sustained aboard ship in a heavy sea. The deceased was born at Peterhead in 1900. He lived with his family at Millicent for 15 months, and then joined the Tingira. In November, 1915, he left for London, and then joined a battle cruiser. He was a grand-son of the late Rev. J. G. Wright, a
pioneer Methodist minister
Died 21 December 1916
Buried Queensferry Cemetery 651
The Chronicle (Adelaide) Saturday 13 January 1917 page 44