Lewis McGee

Lewis McGee

When he enlisted in March 1916, Lewis was 27 years old. He and his wife, Eileen, and baby Nada, were living near Avoca, and Lewis was working for the Royal George mine as an engine driver. He left Australia in November 1916, arriving in France in January 1917. He served with the 40th Battalion and […]

Maurice Victor Richards

Maurice Victor Richards

In January 1916 Maurice, a carpenter, enlisted at the age of 18. His medical examination found him unfit for service as he was suffering with haemorrhoids and refused to have an operation to correct the condition. He appears to have tried again in August 1918 and by this time he had a dove tattooed on […]

Cecil (Dick) Spencer Goss

Cecil (Dick) Spencer Goss

Cecil Goss enlisted in the 15th Battalion in September 1914, at the age of 22. His parents were John and Elizabeth (nee Double) of Ross. Cecil worked as a labourer before the war. Cecil briefly saw service in the Gallipoli campaign being wounded in May 1915. He was treated in hospital in London, rejoining the […]

Lionel James Harding

Lionel James Harding

Lionel Harding was 20 years old when he joined the 12th Battalion in May 1915. He, and his father Charles, and his brother Albert, worked on Charlton as shepherds. The family lived on Moulton. Lionel arrived on the Gallipoli peninsula in September 1915, then in France in June 1916. He was killed in action in […]

Charles Johns

Charles Johns

Charles grew up in Ross and married Caroline Knowles from Tunbridge. When Charles signed up in September 1915, they had nine children, three of whom were still dependents. The family was living in the north east and Charles was involved with mine construction. He gave his age as 49, but he was over 50, the […]

Frank Goss

Frank Goss

Frank was 27 years old when he joined up in March 1917, and he and his wife Ethel had four children. Frank had been away, working on the mainland for some years, but had returned to Tasmania, working in Hobart as a carpenter. He arrived in France in July 1918, assigned to the 14th Field […]

Albert Robert Stephenson

Albert Robert Stephenson

Albert moved to Ross when his father Francis was transferred to the district at Police Trooper in 1910. Albert joined the 26th Battalion in June 1915, at the age of 26. He has been working as a roadman. He had two brothers that also enlisted. Albert arrived in Gallipoli in Decimeter 1915, shortly before the […]

Arnold Walter Bean

Arnold Walter Bean

Arnold enlisted in the 3rd Light Horse in August 1914, at the age of 25. He had worked as a shepherd on Williamwood at Ross before signing up. He served at Gallipoli and in the Sinai and Palestine campaign. During the war, Arnold sent several cables home to reassure family about his health and that […]

Trevor George Knowles

Trevor George Knowles

Trevor Knowles enlisted in the 26th Battalion in March 1915, at the age of 19. He has spent the previous six months working as a blacksmith under Mr McCarthy of Tunbridge. Trevor saw service on the Gallipoli peninsula and in France. In the winter of 1916/17, he was treated for frostbite and trench feet. In […]

Harold Chester Knowles

Harold Chester Knowles

Harold enlisted in January 1915, at the age of 21. He served in the 15th Battalion. His father was George Knowles of Tunbridge. Like many of his fellow soldiers, Harold was a labourer before the war. Harold was deployed on Gallipoli in July 1915 but spend much of his time there sick with dysentrery. In […]

James Thomas Lewis Barwick

James Thomas Lewis Barwick

James Barwick was 22 and working as a clerk for the Railways when he enlisted in May 1915. He served in the Gallipoli campaign and in France. He was awarded the Military Medal for his part in action at Bullecourt in May 1917 after he ‘led a platoon with great dash in a successful counter-attack; […]

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