Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Trove Tuesday - Identifying WWI Soldiers

Trove comes good again.

Ku-ring-gai Historical Society is undertaking a large WWI project: to identify and write biographies of all the soldiers on memorials in the Ku-ring-gai area, and others with strong wartime links to the area that may have been missed off memorials.

Some of the memorials aren't easy to find or to visit as they are in private clubs or even from defunct clubs.

Most of the memorials only give initials and these can at times be very difficult to identify with certainty.

So, off to Trove and look at this goldmine:
An article about the effect of the Great War on golf clubs, in particular a local club, Killara.

The article is really interesting in itself but provided us with full names, ranks and battalions (in most cases) of the men on the Killara Golf Club memorial.

Scroll down and look at the names.
Do you know any of them?
Are you related?
Do you have any photos you would be prepared to share with us?
Perhaps you would like to join our writer's group?

Lieut. Burdett Philip Nettleton, 1st A.L.H.;
Surgeon Richard Prevost, R.A.N.R. ;
Major Clarence Read, A.M.C.;
Capt. Edward Maxwell Ramsden, A.M.C.;
Lieut. Mordaunt Lindsay Clarke, 13th Batt.;
Pte. Ralph Stanley Northcott, A.M.C.;
Driver William Douglas Wilson Walker, A.S.C.;
Driver Halse Millett, A.F.A.;
Lance-Corp. Adrian Morley Epps, A.M.C.;  
Driver William Alan Maschwitz, A.F.A.;
Capt. John Lloyd Evans, R.H.A.;
Capt. John Oberlin Harris, 4th Batt.;
Driver Edward Sydney Watkins, A.F.A.;
Private Percy Walker, A.I.F.;
Lieut. Horace Stanley Bagshaw, Manchester Reigment ;
Private Claudius Rolleston Gant, A.L.H.;
2nd-Lieut. R. J. York, R.G.A. Sons of members :
Capt. Cecil Arthur Callaghan, A.F.A.;
Corp. Cecil Robert Callaghan, A.M.C.;
Surgeon James Whitson Kemp Bruce, R.N.;
John Netherby Graham;
Private Reginald Hastings Cook, 1st Batt.;
Corp. Cecil Gilbert Reading, 1st L.H.;
Trooper William Edwin Penfold,
1st L.H.; Lieut. George Webster Binnie, 13th Batt;
Driver William Gould Balcombe, A.F.A. ;
Corp. Thomas Christian Boehme, A.S.C.;
2nd-Lieut; Henry Theodore Thumpson, 18th Hussars;
2nd-Lieut. James Gilbert Kidd, 10th Hussars;
Private Raymond Up ward, A.S.C.;
Sub-Lieut. Frederick Edmond Sargood, R.F.C.;
Sub-Lieut. Mervyn Minter, R.F.C.;
Sergt. Bruce Minter, A.F.A.;
Capt. Nowell Johnstone Sievers, 9th Essex;
Sapper Alan Alexander Wilson Walker, 1st F.C. Engineers;
Trooper Tom Vernon Garrett, A.L.H.;
Lieut. William Angwin Edwards, R.A.M.C.;
Trooper Jack Compton Bradford, 2nd A.L.H.;
Gunner Harold Palmer Bradford, A.F.A.;
Lieut Dudley Adams, R.F.C;
Lieut. Barton Adams, R.F.C.;
Sergt. John Duncan Carson, 2nd Batt.;
Lieut Arthur Lancelot Rickard, A.F.A.;
Private Dudley Palmer Braddon, A.S.C.;
Alan Shepherd Milward, R.F.C.;
Lieut. Reginald Empson, R.F.C.;
Major William Henry Read, A.M.C.;
Sergt. Sydney Clark Irving, 3rd Batt;
Private George Cameron Ferguson, 13th Batt;
Lieut. Charles Willoughby Lee Pulling, 13th Batt;
Lieut. Hugh Douglas Pulling, 13th Batt;
Sergt. Guy Harris Pulling, 17th. Batt;
Gunner Hubert John Curtis, A.F.A.;
Private Charles Stanley Davenport Adamson, A.S.C.;
Private Stuart Courtenay Gaden, 11th Batt;
Lance Corp. Charles Robert Windeyer, A.L.H. 

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