• Soldiers on the Inglewood and District Memorial - Victoria

SOLDIERS LISTED ON THE INGLEWOOD AND DISTRICT MEMORIAL [INGLEWOOD, GLENALBYN, KINGOWER, KURTING, POWLETT PLAINS, RHEOLA and SALISBURY WEST] INGLEWOOD: ALLEN, Thomas William Q.M.S., 24448, 3rd D.A.C., 13/1/16 – 20/12/17 [The link to his service record is to be found at the bottom of the 'People' list] ANDERSON, William Bucanan L/Cpl, 991, 24th Battalion, 22/3/15 – 18/1/19 ANSETT, Charles John Pte, 11640, 3rd A.M.T.S., 15/5/16 – 8/5/19 APPLEBY, Alex Dvr, 38631, 3rd F.A.B., 26/3/17 – 25/9/18, D.O.W. AUSTIN, Errol Stanley Pte, 2104, 58th Battalion, 9/9/1914 – 30/7/17 AUSTIN, James Keith Pte, 1110, 6th Battalion, 12/9/14 – 9/5/15, D.O.W. AUSTIN, Ray Thorpe Pte, 1305, 8th Battalion, 3/11/14 – 4/5/15 BAILIE, Samuel John Sgt, 375, 9th Light Horse, 21/9/14 - 23/7/19 BAKER, David Arthur Pte, 3017, 1st Fld Bkry, A.A.S.C., 27/7/15 – 19/2/19, D.O.D. BERESFORD, Leonard George Pte, 4764, A.C. School, 27/1/17 – 23/7/19 BICE, Herbert Alexander Pte, 480, 50th Bn, 24/8/14 – 9/6/17, K.I.A. BICE, John Gilbert Pte, 2187, 37th Battalion, 20/9/16 – 25/5/17, D.O.D. BICE, Reginald John Oswald Gnr, 31394, 8th F.A.B., 22/9/16 – 19/3/17 D.O.D. BINGER, Alfred Oswald Pte, 1271, 29th Battalion, 9/7/15 – 26/9/17, K.I.A. BINGER, Maxwell Spr, 491, 2nd Tunnelling Coy, 13/7/15 – 4/6/19 BIRD, David L/Cpl, 2633, 59th Battalion, 26/7/16 – 26/9/17 K.I.A. BLAKE, Alwin Rex Gnr, 4295, 5th Trench Mortar Btry, 10/7/15 – 25/3/19 BOYLE, Charles Robert W.O.1, 8857, 4th A.M.T.S., 1/10/15 – 25/9/19 BOYLE, Clifford Stevenson Cpl, 1509, 2nd A.M.T.S., 16/11/14 – 24/9/18 BRIGGS, Hansen Pte, 2383, 57th Battalion, 14/6/16 – 10/6/19 BRIGGS, James Pte, 4440, 57th Battalion, 7/7/15 – 31/7/18 BRIGGS, Thomas Pte (Sgt), 15853, 8th Field Amb, 17/11/1915 – 8/7/1919 BUTCHER, Allan James Pte, 2593, 24th Battalion, DCM, 12/12/15 – 29/5/19 BUTCHER, James Watson Pte, 5299, 21st Battalion, 21/3/16 – 19/4/19 BUTCHER, William Thomas Dvr, 27558, 4th D.A.C., 4/5/16, RTA 2/6/19 CARDOZA, John Pte, 6971A, 38th Battalion, 14/11/16 – 12/5/18 CERCHI, Julian Wedderburn Pte, 6506, 21st Battalion, 9/11/16 – 10/12/18 COUTTS, Alexander Alan Dvr, 12792, 2nd F. Div. Train, 1/6/16 – 17/7/19 CUMMING, Allan Robert (John Allan) Pte, 1336, 53rd Battalion, 30/10/14 – 11/1/18 DAWSON, Frank Eric Dvr, 163, A.M.T.S., 22/8/14 – 3/12/18 DESLANDES, George William Pte, 4222, 4th F.C.B. (?), 3/2/15 – 9/3/19 DESLANDES, Hector Leslie L/Cpl, 145, 6th M.G.Corps, 3/2/15 – 9/10/17 K.I.A. DEWHURST, Bertram Hockings Chaplain, discharged 2/8/19 DEWHURST, Frederick Maitland Dvr, 9386, 4th Mtr Tspt Coy, 16/11/15 - 23/6/19 DEWHURST Percy George Cpl, 694, 8th Light Horse, 5/11/14 – 7/8/15 K.I.A. DONALDSON, Donald David Cpl, 3090A, 60th Battalion, 2/8/15 – 1/11/17 DONALDSON, Frank Harold Pte, 3088, 60th Battalion, 17/7/15 - 19/7/16 K.I.A. DWYER, Percy Leslie Patrick Bdr, 1478, 12th Fld Art. Bgde., 16/8/15 – 14/1/19 EMMOTT, Robert Edmund L/Cpl, 1083, 6th Battalion, 12/9/14 – 15/4/18 K.I.A. FAIRLEY, Dr James Fairburn Cpt, 11th Gen Hosp, R.A.M.C., enl. Aug 1914, died 9/11/15 FAIRLEY, Dr Neil Hamilton. Mjr, Aust. Army Medical Corps, 5/9/16 – 21/2/1920 FORREST, Francis Gregory Gnr, 1171, 10th Field Arty Bgde, 28/3/16 – 22/9/19 FORREST, Frederick Edward Major, 1 Div Artillery, 20/9/14 – 10/3/18 FORREST, Henry Atchison Cpl, 986, 10th Field Arty Bgde., 1/10/14 – 10/4/19 FORRESTER, Alfred Ernest Spr, 915, 2nd Field Coy Eng., 20/8/14 – 8/10/18 FREEMAN, George Pte, 6267, A.C. Rfts. Camp, 24/4/16 – 23/7/18 FREEMAN, Leonard Clayton Pte, 50052, 22nd Battalion, 21/1/18 – 22/7/19 FREESTONE, Rupert Isaiah Dvr, 10031, 16th Army Serv Corps, 9/3/16 – 1/7/19 GIBBON, Thomas Foster Pte, 10253, 10th F.C.B., 8/316 – 6/11/18 GILLESPIE, Alan Ellis Pte, 9541, 4th A.M.T., 27/9/15 – 18/7/19 GOOK, Alfred James Pte, 2358, 7th Battalion, 10/5/15 – 7/11/19 GOOK, George Edward 1420, 46th Battalion, 19/9/14 – 4/7/19 GOOK, Richard Henry 620, 4th Light Horse, 10/9/14 – 31/8/16 HENSHAW, Frederick Thomas Pte/Bglr, 344, 12th Battalion, 17/9/14 – 24/6/16 HUGHES, John Reginald Pte, 721, 14th Battalion, 1/10/14 – 23/10/18 HUTCHINSON, Alexander Leslie Pte, 2204, 57th Battalion, 27/3/16 – 10/6/19 JEBB, John [2 possibilities] JENNINGS, Edgar Atkinson Pte, 4222, 5th Battalion, 16/7/15 – 21/5/16 JONES, Arthur Gordon Spr, 60422, N.Z. Eng Tun Coy, 16/5/17 - 10/2/19 D.O.D JONES, Herbert Pte, 1664, 59th Battalion, 21/2/16 – 27/8/17 KITTSON, Errol Remfrey Cpl, 3657, 5th Div Sig Coy, 9/8/15 – 5/4/19 KITTSON, James Frederick Lieut, 8th Battalion, (MM) 5/8/15 – 20/6/19 KNIGHT, Edward Luke Pte, 933, 7th Battalion, 20/8/14 – 25/4/15 K.I.A. LAWSON, Oscar Joseph Maj, 6th Fld Amb, AAMC, 23/3/15 – 8/8/1916 LEIGH, Charles Austin Pte, 27890, King’s Own Scottish Bordrs, 23/12/15 – 8/5/18 MAKEPEACE, Edgar George Pte, 727, 38th Battalion, 17/4/16 – 27/5/19 MAKEPEACE, Ernest Arthur Pte, 4230, 7th Battalion, 23/7/15 – 21/4/18 MARTIN, George Pte, 3114, 57th Battalion, 14/7/15 – 8/4/19 MATTHEWS, Nelson Spr, 2469, 2nd Tun Coy, 8/12/15 – 20/5/19 McCARTHY, Patrick Pte/Spr, 636, 2nd Tun Coy, 11/11/15 – 9/12/18 McGLADE, Thomas Henry Pte, 359, 37th Battalion, 15/2/16 – 4/10/17 K.I.A. McLAREN, Alex James Pte, 3867, 8th Battalion, 23/7/15 – 13/10/16 K.I.A. MILLAR, Ronald Thompson Sgt, 3692, 2nd Div Sig Eng, 9/8/15 – 8/4/19 MILLAR, Roy Thompson Lieut, 3614, 5th Div Sig Coy, 9/8/15 – 8/10/19 MILLER, Harry Wilgress Lieut, 572, 30th Tng Scd A.F.C., 24/7/16 – 1919 MUNRO, George Alexander Pte, 214, 22nd Battalion, 3/2/15 – 21/1/16 MURRAY, Frank Pte, 6314, 7th Battalion, 6/6/16 – 27/4/18 K.I,A MURRAY, Thomas James Pte, 216, 22nd Battalion, 3/2/15 – 3/5/17 K.I.A. NEEDS, John Murray Pte, 51426, 24th Battalion, 9/5/17 – 1/8/19 NEVINS, Thomas Henry Pte, 4345, 6th Battalion, 24/3/15 – 13/2/17 NIXON, Arthur Leslie Pte, 9387, 3rd Mtr Tspt Coy, 27/7/15 – 18/7/19 NIXON, Ronald George Pte, 11858, 3rd Mtr Tspt Coy, 2/8/15 – 22/7/19 O’CONNELL, Albert Pte, 1546A, 24th Battalion, 10/4/15 – 1/11/18 D.O.W. O’CONNELL, John William Pte, 1547A, 24th Battalion, 10/4/15 – 11/1/18 OLSEN, Alfred Eric Spr, 3957, 2nd Tunnelling Coy, 1/3/16 – 7/7/19 O’SHANNESSY James Vincent L/Cpl, 15575, 4th Field Amb, 25/8/15 – 4/7/19 PARKER, Alfred Arthur Spr, 11028, 3rd Div Sig. Coy, 7/1/16 – 31/8/16 PARKER, George Frederick L/Cpl, 950, 7th Battalion, 19/8/14 – 25/7/16 K.I.A. PARKER, Thomas Picton L/Cpl, 951, 7th Battalion, 20/8/14 – 7/11/15 PERRIN, William Edgar Pte, 3895, 48th Battalion, 24/5/17 – 31/12/18 POLLEN, Henry Robert Pte, 3098A, 33rd Battalion, 23/11/16 – 29/11/18 D.O.D. PORTER, Norman Alexander W.O., 12231, 10th Field Amb, 11/3/15 – 19/2/19 REIMERS, Alexander Fredk. Geo. Pte, 2658, 1st M.G. Coy, 3/2/16 – 15/5/19 RICHARDSON, Thomas Wm Gordon Pte, 4584, 6th Battalion, 2/8/15 – 25/1/19 RIORDAN, George Pte, 5464, 6th Battalion, 11/1/16 – 5/6/18 K.I.A. ROBERTS, Albert Edgar L/Cpl, 773, 14th Battalion, 1/10/14 – 19/10/17 ROBERTS, Alfred George Cpl, 2716, A.A. Postal Corps, 4/6/16 – 6/7/19 ROBERTS, Charles Frederick Pte, 238, 57th Battalion, 3/2/15 – 11/5/16 ROBERTS. William Henry Pte, 239, 2nd M.G. Battalion, MM, 4/2/15 – 5/4/19 ROCHESTER, Alfred Windsor Sgt, 877, 7th Battalion, 19/8/14 – 8/5/15 K.I.A. ROCHESTER, Charles Henry Dvr, 6/3851, N.Z. Expeditionary Force, 1915- 1917 ROCHESTER, Thomas James Pte, 2561, 57th Battalion, 6/4/16 – 25/4/18 K.I.A. RODGERS, Daniel Christian Spr, 5836, 5th Div. Sig. Coy., 25/1/16 – 1/4/19 RODGERS, John William Leslie Lieut, 3140, 57th Battalion, 10/7/15 – 8/4/19 ROLFE, Raymond Patterson F. Pte, 2035, 8th Battalion, 16/1/15 – 9/2/16 SAUNDERS, Bernard Alexander Lieut, 59th Battalion, July 1915 – 11/6/18 SAUNDERS, James Miller 2nd Lieut, 33124, NZ Forces J. 1916 SHEPHERD, Archie Gordon Spr, 10673, 3rd Div Sig Coy, 19/9/14 – 3/11/17 D.O.I. SHEPHERD, Francis Charles Pte, 2872, 57th Battalion, 28/6/15 – 15/7/16 K.I.A. SIMONS, John Joseph Pte, 3608, 57th Battalion, 7/8/15 – 20/7/16 K.I.A. SIMPSON, James Aden Pte, 3607, 57th Battalion, 12/7/15 – 24/9/18 SISSONS, Harold Pte, 646, 7th Battalion, 17/8/14 – 22/7/18 SMELLIE, Charles Claude Ackers Dvr, 3632, 35th Division Artillery, 13/7/15 – 15/5/19 SMITH, John George Pte, 4587, M.G. Details, 10/7/15 – 9/12/18 SMITH, Jonah Richmond Pte, 1178, 7th Battalion, 10/9/14 – 10/6/15 STAGG, Ferdinand William Gnr, 4902, 12th F.A.B., 20/7/15 – 11/5/19 STAGG, Henry Theodore Lieut, 5th M.G. Battalion, D.C.M., 19/8/14 – 23/9/19 STAGG, Joseph Henry Pte, 965, 5th M.G. Battalion, 20/8/14 – 3/4/19 STALEY, Henry Sylvester Pte, 153, 7th Battalion, 20/8/14 – 24/9/18 STALEY, Thomas Allen Spr, 3997, 2nd Tunn Coy, 9/3/16 – 8/4/17 STANLEY, Robert G Pte, 1774,46th Batt/8th L.H., 22/2/16-17/3/17 STANLEY, William Henry Martin Pte, 2465, 40th Battalion, 11/1/16 – 15/2/18 STOCKDALE, Henry Gnr, 34943, 14th Fld Artillery Bgde, 1/12/16 – 22/12/18 SWALE, Arthur Pte, 55224, 8th Battalion, 9/1/18 – 13/7/19 SWALE, Richard L/Cpl, 1271, 14th Battalion, 21/6/15 – 29/9/17 D.O.W. SYMONDS, Edgar Bell Sgt, 625, 1st Pioneer Bn, 24/8/14 – 14/12/18 SYMONDS, Frederick Heatley Pte, 533, 5th Battalion, 19/8/14 – 8/10/18 TATCHELL, Edward Charles Cpt, 2nd Remounts, 13/10/15 - 10/9/17 TAYLOR, Charles Stanley Pte, 5205, 57th Battalion, 21/1/16 – 3/7/17 TAYSOM, Clifford Lee Pte, 2698, 5th Battalion, 24/6/15 – 25/7/16 K.I.A. TAYSOM, Ivo William Sgr, 2844, 5th Div Sig Coy, 8/8/16 – 1919 THOMAS, Joseph Edward Bernard L/Cpl, 3622, 57th Battalion, 2/8/15 – 7/2/19 THOMPSON, Cyril Weller Pte, 1183, 5th Battalion, 16/9/14 – 10/8/15 K.I.A. THOMPSON, David Norman Tpr, 498, 9th Light Horse, 13/10/14 – 5/3/19 THOMPSON, James Roxburgh 2nd Lieut, 6th Battalion, 2/2/15 – 9/8/16 D.O.W. THOMPSON, John Kennedy Cpl, 20029, Aust Vet Hosp, 27/7/15 – 5/4/18 THOMPSON, Phillip Louis Pte, 476, Aust Vet Hosp, 5/2/15 – 19/4/19 THOMPSON, Thomas Frederick Pte, 1166, 24th Battalion, 28/4/15 – 9/3/19 TIVEY, Edwin Major General, 8th Infantry Bgde, RTA 18/7/19 TURPIE, David Norman Gnr, 27882, 3rd F.A.B., 10/4/16 – 2/3/19 WALKER, Frederick.John Dennis Pte, 681B, 7th Battalion, 16/2/16 – 6/9/19 WATKINS, Edwin Bernard Pte, 1092, 31st Battalion, 9/7/15 – 4/5/17 WATKINS, Thomas Joseph Pte, 976, 46th Battalion, 19/8/14 – 10/9/17 WATKINS, William Charles Pte, 1277, 4th Light Horse, 25/6/15 – 22/1/20 WIGMORE, Fredrick James Sgt, 1273, 13th M.G. Coy, MM, 11/1/15 – 8/1/19 WILLEY, James Pte, 3811, 2nd Tunnelling Coy, 23/1/16 – 4/5/17 WILLIAMS, Humphrey George Pte, 12266, 7th F.A.B., MM, 14/7/15 – 1/10/17 D.O.W. WILSON, J Pte, J: 1914 / 15 WRIGHT, Hugh 2nd Lieut, 655, 8th Light Horse, 12/9/14 – 27/4/19 GLENALBYN: MEDCALF, William Alexander Gnr, 4847, (MM), 12th Army A.F.A, 15/7/15 – 5/4/19 MORRIS, George Edwin Dvr, 14267, 2nd F.A.B., 11/10/16 – 20/6/19 O’BRIEN Edward Charles Pte, 4557, 57th Battalion, 20/7/15 – 16/3/19 O’BRIEN George Henry Pte, 3160, 2nd Pioneers, 10/10/16 – 27/4/19 O’BRIEN John James Pte, 4558, 57th Battalion, 20/7/15 – 27/9/17, K.I.A. O’KEEFE, Albert Pte, 2917, 5th Pioneers, 29/5/16 – 22/12/18 O’KEEFE, Kevin Vincent Eric 2/Cpl, 1867, A Provost Corps, 27/7/15 – 24/7/19 O’KEEFE, Hurtle Watson Gnr, 852, 2nd D.A.C., 18/8/14 – 31/1/18 O’KEEFE, Thomas Dvr, 1922, 2nd D.A.C., 10/8/15 – 8/4/18 PHILLIPS, Herbert Albert Alan Pte, 2625, 4th Light Horse, 23/11/16 – 20/7/19 PRESTON, Richard Pte, 1065, 8th Battalion, 11/9/14 – 25-26/4/15 K.I.A. ROBERTS, Samuel Donald Pte, 972, 38th Battalion, 17/2/16 – 21/4/18 SPEAR, Arthur Frederick Pte, 67008, 23rd NSW Rfts, 12/7/18 - 5/1/19 SPEAR, David Park Pte, 3133, 44th Battalion, 28/11/16 – 23/7/19 SPENCER, Arthur Alexander Pte, 1694, 38th Battalion, 10/3/16 – 4/1/19 SPENCER, Edward Addis Colodden Pte, 3240, 6th F.A. Bde, 26/7/1915 – 27/4/19 SPENCER, Frank Gnr, 4901, 14th F.A. Bde, 10/7/15 – 4/12/18 SPENCER, Hugh Pte, 490, 4th Light Horse, 20/8/14 – 2/1/19 WESTON, Ernest Gnr, 3369, 2nd F.A.B., 12/9/14 – 8/10/18 KINGOWER: BRIEN, John Edmond Pte, 5052, 58th Battalion, 25/8/15 - 18/2/19 D.O.D. COFFEY, John Francis Pte, 2299, 5th Battalion, 15/4/16 - 22/12/18 COOKE, William George Pte, 2140, 60th Battalion, 1/5/16 – 30/4/18 D.O.W. DOUGLAS(S), Roderick Grant Pte, 184, A. Corps, 16/1/15 – 23/3/19 FRY, Robert Leslie Pte, 2238, 17th Battalion, 30/7/15 - 3/8/16 D.O.W. GILLESPIE, Hugh Rolston Dvr, 14810, 1st A.M.T.S., 11/9/16 – 16/6/19 INNES, William Munro Pte, 1961, 14th Battalion, 19/1/15 – 31/10/15 O’SHANNESSY, William Martin Dvr, 14790, 20th Coy ASC, 5/10/16 – 4/6/19 PEVERILL, Ralph William Pte, 284, Army Med. Corps, 12/10/14 – 28/3/19 PRYSE, Alexander Leslie Pte, 481, 57th Battalion, 18/12/14 – 15/7/16 D.O.W. SOUTER, Henry Francis Joseph Pte, 69399, 17th Vic Rfts, 14/2/18 - ?/12/18 SOUTER, James McGurgan Pte, 3221, 48th Battalion, 11/10/16 – 6/4/18 K.I.A. KURTING: LONG, William Garrett L/Cpl, 2429, 2nd Fld Coy Eng, 30/6/15 – 23/3/19 MACUMBER, George William Cpl, 2414, 46th Battalion, 10/5/15 – 3/7/19 MACUMBER, Samuel Phillip Tpr, 949, 4th Light Horse, 28/11/14 – 16/2/18 PAYNTER, Edwin Elliott Pte, 7674, 24th Battalion, 18/6/17 – 3/1/19 RADNELL, Cyrus Robert Dvr, 6016, (MM), 1st Div. Amm. Col., 14/7/15 – 12/4/19 RADNELL, Herbert William L/Cpl, 375, 38th Battalion, 14/3/16 – 30/4/19 RODGERS, Martin James Pte, 2997, 56th Bn, 18/6/15 – 31/1/17 D.O.D. RODGERS, Walter Dvr, 1818, 13th F.A.B., 7/1/15 – 9/2/19 RHEOLA: CAIN, Charles Pte, 2132, 59th Battalion, 15/4/16 – 10/6/19 CAIN, William Pte, 2133, 60th Battalion, 15/4/16 – 20/12/18 CATTO, Alfred David Mentor Pte, 14905, 1st A. Div. Train, 6/5/17 – 22/?/19 CATTO, John Alexander (Jock) Lieut, 357, (MM), 5th Battalion, 17/9/14 – 1/11/19 CATTO, Robert Grant Pte, 2643, 60th Battalion, 25/7/16 – 5/4/18 K.I.A. LEACH, Robert William Pte, 328, 59th Battalion, 26/2/16 – 25/11/17 O’SHANNESSY, Michael Thomas Cpl, 636, 38th Battalion, 11/2/16 – 27/5/17 K.I.A. SMITH, Robert Frederick Pte, 747, 8th Battalion, 17/10/14 – 2/10/16 D.O.W. SOULSBY, William Henry Pte, 2230, 5th Battalion, 4/1/15 – 25/4/17 K.I.A. WEBB, Edward Spr, 6070, Tunnelling Company, 25/9/16 – 8/4/17 WEBB, Louis Edward Pte, 1610, 6th Battalion, 11/12/14 – 24/1/19 WOODFIELD, Andrew Dvr, 2917, 57th Battalion, 25/6/15 – 8/4/19 YORATH, Francis Leonard (Frank) L/Cpl, 303, 5th Battalion, 17/8/14 – 1/2/18 POWLETT PLAINS: BARBOUR William Robb Pte, 1615A, 60th Battalion, 29/2/1916 – 16/1/1919 MORROW, John Irving S/Serg, 1849, 2nd F.A.B., 2/7/15 – 6/7/19 MORSE, Henry Dixon Pte, 631, 8th Light Horse, 28/11/14 – 7/9/15 SLOAN, James Seaman Sgt, 61691, A.Pay C., 21/5/18 – 25/1/19 THOMSON, Ernest Cpl, 6931, 24th Battalion, 25/10/16 – 9/8/19 SALISBURY WEST: BARRY, Albert Pte, 6216, 7th Battalion, 7/6/15 – 16/6/19 BARRY, Martin Augustus L/Cpl, 1118, 2nd Mach.Gun Coy, 10/9/14 - 23/10/18 BARRY, Michael Pte, 1028, 8th Light Horse, 14/6/15 - 3/7/19 HAMILTON, Leslie Andrew Pte, 61166, 4th A.M.T.C., 18/5/18 – 1919/20 HAMILTON, Robert James Stanley Pte, 5101, 7th Battalion, 31/3/16 – 20/12/17 IRVING, Ernest Robert Pte, 1046, 59th Battalion, 13/3/16 – 1/10/18 D.O.W. MASTERSON, Leo Dvr, 24502, 3rd D.A.C., 21/3/16 – 25/1/19 The Inglewood Advertiser, Friday Morning, December 30, 1921. Memorial Unveiling. SUCCESSFUL CELEBRATION. Wednesday saw the crowning feature of the war efforts of Inglewood and district in the unveiling of the handsome memorial erected to perpetuate the deeds of the men who took up arms for a noble part in preserving the world’s freedom and liberty. In no sense has the district reason to be ashamed of its record during the war period. Apart from its generous representation in the fighting forces, it labored with diligence and success to assist in the well-being and comfort of those in whom its hopes and interest were centred, and finally when the necessity for these endeavors had departed, turned its attention to the provision of a memorial by which its appreciation of its soldiers might be fittingly expressed for all time. Again success was achieved, and without egotism it can be claimed that the monument erected will stand comparison with almost any of its kind in the State. The unveiling ceremony naturally became an occasion of great importance, consequently on Wednesday all connected with the function experienced pleasure at the large and representative gathering which assembled, visitors being present from all parts of a wide district. Business establishments and public buildings had, at the request of the committee, been decorated, while in the vicinity of the memorial there was a free and attractive display of bunting. The ceremony itself passed off in a manner which left nothing to be desired, and which reflected the utmost credit on those in control. The various addresses were concise but in every way appropriate, and on every side an earnest and sincere spirit was manifested. Honored guests were Major-General Tivey, C.R., C.M.G., D.S.O., V.D., who performed the unveiling ceremony, Major Forrest, and Mr I.J. Weaver, M.L.A. Children from the district schools were present in large numbers, while the Citizens’ Brass Band, under the leadership of Mr G. Cook, assisted in a great measure. A pleasing feature was the attendance of a number of local and district returned soldiers, who marched from the club room under the command of Lieutenant J.A. Catto, M.M. A pathetic note was struck by the placing of wreaths about the memorial by parents and relatives of the fallen, this being an eloquent reminder that no great gain is ever made without sacrifice. In addition to the names of Inglewood soldiers, the names of those who enlisted at Rheola, Kingower, Kurting, Glenalbyn, Powlett and Salisbury West also appear on the memorial, making a total of 220. In his opening address the Mayor expressed his pleasure at the large gathering in honor and memory of the boys who had stood up for the Empire in the great fight. The memorial was one of which they might well be proud. It was worthy of the town and district, and he believed that there was not another like it in the State. It was not a cold block of granite, but breathed with the spirit of the men whose memory it would perpetuate. It was a credit, not only to the builders, but to the Memorial Committee and all who had subscribed or in any way assisted in its erection. It had on it the names of many men who had fought for their country. They thanked God for those who had returned, but some had laid down their lives, and now waiting, in distant lands, the last bugle call and a re-union with their friends. No one was more worthy the honor of the unveiling than Major General Tivey, who had been born and started his military career in Inglewood. (Applause) He had served with honor and distinction in South Africa and the great war, and all were proud of him. He was known to all, and no one was more worthy of the task allotted him. (Applause) Hymn, “Old Hundredth,” and prayer of dedication by the Rev F. Aswel Apted. At this stage a wreath was laid on the monument, on behalf of the Red Cross ladies, by Mrs D. Coutts. On rising to perform the unveiling ceremony Major-General Tivey was given a warm reception. He was, he stated, pleased to be in the town in which he was born, and to have the honor of unveiling the splendid tribute erected by the people of Inglewood and district to the men who had served their country in the hour of need. They had every reason to be proud of it, as it was a credit to the district and an improvement to the town. He hoped it would serve as a reminder of the men who had offered their lives at a time when liberty was at stake, and be an inspiration to those who would follow them to love their country and do their duty. (Applause) What could they say of the 43 men whose names were given as having died? While sympathizing with the relatives they could only feel proud that Australia had produced such men – men who had sacrificed themselves and their all for the liberty of their country and freedom of its people. Speaking as one who had had the opportunity of witnessing them, he could not say too much of what their men had done to win the war, but they could take the statement of the great German leader, General Ludenorf. [sic] He had said that August 8th, 1918, was Germany’s darkest day. This was the date of the battle of Amiens, the day when the Australians and Canadian corps stormed, broke and shattered the German front for the first time. This had led to other victories. These Australian boys had made their country prominent among the nations of the world, and it was to be sincerely hoped that the prestige won would be honored and lived up to. Since the war there had been a good deal of apathy in Australia regarding defence – probably it was the aftermath of the war. In spite of the fact that they had a League of Nations and the Washington Conference, from what he had seen in two campaigns he believed that to protect their great country they must bring up a strong, virile race, imbued with the spirit of patriotism and with a knowledge of discipline. If they did not do this then there must be a day of reckoning. But if the safety of their country or the honor and integrity of the Empire were ever threatened, he was sure that the old A.I.F. spirit would arise as in the great war, and that again they would be proud of their men. (Applause) He thanked all for his welcome, and wished Inglewood and district a bright and prosperous New Year. (Applause) Hymn, “O, God, our help in ages past.” Major F.E. Forrest, who followed, stated he considered it a great honor to be asked to assist in the dedication of the very handsome memorial which the people of Inglewood and district had erected. He had seen a large number of memorials throughout the country, and could say, without the slightest hesitation, that this was the finest he had yet seen. (Applause) Speaking as a native of the district, he felt proud that the people had risen to the occasion and demonstrated in such a fine manner what they thought of their fighting men. (Applause) Many had made great sacrifices in the war, many had received high rank, distinction and decorations, but they had met, minus all these things, to do honor to those who had died and those who had returned. He asked that their sympathy remain active with the returned men, and that it not die out with the erection of the memorial. A large number of soldiers had returned broken and shattered, and required all the assistance and sympathy that could be given them. He considered it an honor to address such a gathering, and, on behalf of the soldiers of Victoria, thanked all for what they had done and were doing. (Applause) Chief-Officer T.S. Marshall, of the Country Fire Brigades’ Board, carried his hearers with him from his opening remarks. He had tried to go to the war in the first week. (Laughter and applause) He had endeavored to raise a battalion of his firemen, but the authorities could not take it because it meant another unit. Major-General Tivey and Major Forrest were very quiet and humble, and did not tell them how they had won their distinctions and commands. They could not speak because they had been to the front, but he had not gone and so he knew more about it than they did. (Laughter) They had won their distinctions through absolute merit, and if not won through merit, they would not have been worth having. (Applause) He had known Major-General Tivey for very many years, and when he had returned from the South African war had known that he was a true soldier at heart. He had been very disheartened that he could not go on this occasion with the first contingent, but had gone at the first opportunity. (Applause) The speaker then gave a brief but spirited history of the doings of the Australian forces. They delighted in honoring them for what they had done, and wished them long life and great prosperity. Not one soldier should have cause to regret taking up arms. (Applause) Mr I.J. Weaver, M.L.A., joined in congratulating residents of the town and district on having done their part in recognizing the services of their soldiers. The monument would long stand as a memorial of those who would not return, a tribute to those who had returned, and a reminder to all who passed by of what their men had done. Their soldiers had gone to fight not for conquest, but for freedom, and to prevent future wars, and nothing they could say could do them sufficient honor. He congratulated Inglewood on having bred such a distinguished man as Major-General Tivey – a man who had “got there” by actual fighting. He agreed with him regarding the future peace of the world. The Washington Conference would be a fine thing if it stopped war, but in his opinion it was a good thing to see the other man laying down his arms before putting down your own. They wanted, as Major-General Tivey had said, to encourage the spirit of patriotism and prepare for defence. Mr Weaver concluded with an eloquent tribute to the ladies for the work done during the years of war, and an endorsement of Major Forrest’s plea for assistance and support for returned men. (Applause) On behalf of Cr. Thomas, president of the Korong Shire, Cr. J.J. O’Brien joined in congratulating the people of the town and district on the splendid memorial erected, not having previously seen anything to equal it. There was no need for him to pay any tribute to the men, as he had been about the whole district speaking, and all knew his sentiments, and those of the Korong Shire Council. All were proud that the district had produced a General, and he also congratulated Major Forrest upon his promotion. The latter soldier had been born at his birthplace, McIntyres. He joined in the prayer that it would be the last memorial of the kind to be erected. (Applause) A prayer for continued peace was given by the Rev. N.A. McLean, the Recessional hymn then being sung. The “Last Post” having been sounded by Bugler A. Cumming, the Benediction was pronounced by the Rev. H.J. Saw and the gathering dispersed. Visitors Entertained. At the invitation of the Mayor, the speakers, soldiers, bandsmen and other visitors assembled at the Town Hall, where they were entertained and a short toast list was carried through. Following the loyal toast, that of “The Visitors” was proposed by the Mayor, interesting responses being made by Major-General Tivey, Major Forrest, Mr Weaver and Chief-Officer Marshall. The health of “The Mayor and Mayoress” was then proposed by Cr O’Brien and enthusiastically honored. In responding Cr Nixon paid a high tribute to Mr Cooper, secretary to the Memorial Committee, for his unceasing and unselfish endeavors in connection with the memorial and throughout the war, and to the Rev. F. Aswel Apted, who had given the benefit of his expert knowledge as an architect in seeing that the committee got the best possible result for the money expended. Cr. Wilsmore had also given valuable assistance, and he thanked the committee and public very heartily for the support given. Suitable acknowledgement was made by the Rev. Apted and Mr Cooper, the former pointing out that the figure on the monument had been carved out of what was probably one of the finest blocks of marble in the world. Great credit was due to the contracting firm, Corben and Co., of Clifton Hill, for the manner in which the work had been executed. It was agreed that a meeting be convened later for the purpose of arranging for the vesting of the memorial in trustees. It was explained by Mr Cooper that there was a sum of £40 in hand, the interest on which, it was expected, would serve to keep the monument in good repair. Major-General Tivey and Major Forrest, who is Victorian secretary to the R.S.S.I.L.A., later visited the soldiers at their club rooms and spoke to them on matters relating to the League welfare. Heather 'Frev' Ford
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