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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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; […]

George Frederick Eley

George Frederick Eley

George enlisted at the same time as his uncle Fred, in September 1915. He was 23 years old and working as a clerk. His family lived in Fernleigh in Church Street, Ross. George was a Gunner with the 17th Battery Field Artillery. He arrived in France in March 1916 and just over seven months later, […]

Alfred (Alf or Grat) John Martin

Alfred (Alf or Grat) John Martin

Alfred had been working on wool properties around Ross when he enlisted in January 916, at the age of 23. He served with the 52nd and 51st Battalion in France as a Driver and ‘came through without a scratch’. He returned to Australia in 1919. He was granted 200 acres of land in the Lake […]

Gordon Francis Roberts

Gordon Francis Roberts

Gordon Roberts enlisted in April 1916 when he was 22 years old. He had been apprenticed to his father, as a wheelwright. After training in England, he arrived in France in June 1917 as a Sapper with the 7th Field Company Engineers. He was admitted to hospital in September 1917, with reportedly a nervous condition. […]

George Phillip Smith

George Phillip Smith

When George Smith enlisted in September 1915, he had just turned 18. He had been working on Ellenthorpe as a farm labourer, alongside his father Phillip, a wool classer. George served with the 2nd Pioneers, arriving in France in December 1916. He was wounded in April 1917, with a gunshot wound to the right hand. […]