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Roll of Honour

First World War - The Great War

These men from Apollo Bay and the surrounding district made the supreme sacrifice in the First World War.

Apollo Bay War Memorial Apollo Bay Roll of Honour Albert Henry Cawood was a Lance Corporal in the 58th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F., Number 2625. Albert was the son of John William and Alice Mary (nee Halliday) Cawood, and he was born at Krambruk, Apollo Bay in Victoria, Australia. He was employed as a Farm Labourer In the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted on 8th September 1916. Albert was Killed in Action at the age of 34 on the 29th September 1918. He was buried at the Bellicourt British Cemetery Grave I. E. 9. in Aisne, France. Lest we Forget.

Sidney Newman Mitchell was a Corporal in the 4th Australian Light Horse, Number 147. Sidney was the son of James and Ellen (nee Newman) Mitchell, of "Hills and Hollows," Apollo Bay, and he was born at Apollo Bay in Victoria. He was employed as a Farm Labourer In the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted on 20th August 1914. Sidney was Killed in Action at the age of 25 on the 31st October 1917. He was buried in the Beersheba War Cemetery, Grave D 33, in Palestine (Israel). Lest we Forget.

Leslie Charles Bailey was a Private in the 5th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F., Number 401. Leslie was the son of Isaac William and Emma (nee Wilmot) Bailey and he was born at Geelong in Victoria, Australia. He was employed as a Grocer's Salesman in the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted on 26th August 1914. Leslie was appointed as a Lance Corporal upon enlistment due to his experience as a Cadet and as a Corporal in the Garrison Artillery. He was reduced to the rank of Private at his own request on the 13th February 1915. Leslie landed at Gallipoli and was Killed in Action at the age of 26 on the 25th April 1915. He is remembered on the Lone Pine Memorial at Gallipoli in Turkey. Lest we Forget.

Andrew Ross Finlayson was a Private in the 23rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F., Number 2254. Andrew was the son of John and Johanna (nee Sutherland) Finlayson and he was born at Little River in Victoria. He was employed as a Clerk in the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted on the 13th April 1915. Andrew was Wounded in Action on the 23rd August 1916 and subsequently died from these wounds on the 13th September 1916 at the age of 38. He was buried in the St. Sever Cemetery, Grave B 21 27, in Rouen, France. Lest we Forget.

Cyril James Marriner was a Driver in the Australian Engineers, 5th Field Coy, Number 7818. Cyril was the son of Edward and Elizabeth Marriner, of Apollo Bay and he was born at Williamstown in Victoria. He was a Grazier in the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted on 25th January 1916. Cyril was Killed in Action on the 30th September 1917 at the age of 24. He was buried at The Huts Cemetery, Grave VIII. D. 4., in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Lest we Forget.

Charles Trevor Stanford was a Lance Corporal in the 59th Battalion Australian Infantry, A.I.F., Number 3622. Charles was the son of Albert Ernest and Elizabeth Jane (nee Williams) Stanford, of Apollo Bay in Victoria and he was born at Apollo Bay. He was a Dairy Farmer in the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted on 19th August 1915. Charles was Wounded in Action on the 26th July 1916, and again on the 23rd March 1917 after which he was attached to the 65th Battalion for a short time. He soon returned to active service with the 59th Battalion and was again Wounded in Action on the 4th July 1918 and he died from his wounds on the same day at the age of 24. Charles was buried at the Vignacourt British Cemetery Grave II. E. 10. on the Somme in France on the 5th July 1918. Lest we Forget.

Michael Walker Maguire was a Sergeant in the 1st ANZAC Corps Cyclist Battalion, Number 1893. Michael was the son of Denis and Maria (nee Walker) Maguire and was born at Krambruck, Apollo Bay. He was a Farmer in the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted on 3rd August 1915 and was posted to the 4th Australian Light Horse. Michael trasferred to the 1st ANZAC Corps Cyclist Battalion in February of 1916. He married Olga Nellie Ada Skjellerup earlier in the year before departing overseas in March of 1916. Michael returned in ill health to Australia in July 1919 and died at Apollo Bay on the 17th August 1919 and he was buried locally the next day. Lest we Forget.

Charles Roderick McLennan was a Bombardier in the Australian Field Artillery 5th Brigade, Number 8971. Charles was the son of Roderick and Emma (nee Green) McLennan, of Larpent, Victoria and was born at Birregurra, Victoria. He was a Farmer in the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted on 22nd July 1915. Charles was Killed in Action on 1st May 1917 at the age of 31. He is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial on the Somme in France. Lest we Forget.

Walter Edwin Stephens was a Sergeant in the Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 59th Battalion, Number 1763. Walter was the son of Robert George and Martha Alice (nee Johnson) Stephens, of Neerim South, Victoria and was born at Neerim South. He was a State School Teacher when he enlisted on 2nd September 1915. Walter was Killed in Action on the 29th November 1917 at the age of 24. He was buried at Cabin Hill Cemetery, Grave B. 16., in West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Lest we Forget.

Thomas Leslie Vipont was a Private in the 8th Battalion of the Seaforth Highlanders, Number S/9868. Leslie was the son of William Henry Ewing Birkett Vipont (deceased) and Annie (nee Cockerell) Vipont and was born on 14th September 1893 at Doreen, Victoria. In the early 1900s the family changed their surname to Birkett-Vipont under which name Leslie enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy as a Stoker, Number 3124. He served on the HMAS Cerberus, HMAS Encounter and HMAS Australia. Leslie enlisted in his maternal great grandfather's (Sgt John Grierson) old regiment as Leslie Grierson in Glasgow, Scotland in 1915. He was Killed in Action on the 7th October 1916 at the age of 23. Leslie was buried at the Vermelles British Cemetery, Grave IV. F. 47., in Pas de Calais, France. Lest we Forget.

Frederick Henry Lang was a Trooper in the 2nd Australian Light Horse, Number 137. Frederick was the son of Frederick John Lang and Amelia Matilda (nee Letge, deceased) of Apollo Bay and was born at Colac, Victoria. He was a Horse Breaker in the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted on 20th August 1914 and saw active service in Egypt and France. Frederick died on the 4th February 1919 at the age of 30 at Colac soon after returning to Australia. He was buried the following day at the Colac General Cemetery, Grave Pres. 14. 25. Lest we Forget.

James Edward Turner was a Private in the Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 5th Battalion, Number 2099. James was the son of John Samuel Turner and Mary Ann (nee Marriner) Turner (both deceased) and was born at Colac, Victoria. He worked in a Sawmill when he enlisted on the 23rd Jauary 1915 at Colac. James was Killed in Action on the 25th July 1916 at the age of 25 and has no known grave. He is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial on the Somme in France. Lest we Forget.

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Albert Ernest Hunt was a Private in the Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 8th Battalion, Number 4235. Albert was the son of Tom Inwood Hunt and Lucy Martha Hunt (both deceased) and was born at Port Victor (now called Victor Harbor), South Australia. He was working as a Bush Labourer in the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted on the 3rd August 1915. Albert was Killed in Action on the 18th August 1916 at the age of 39. He was buried at the Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Grave IV. Q. 23., on the Somme, France. Lest we Forget.

Philip Michael Ormsby was a Private in the Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 29th Battalion, Number 2562. Philip was the son of Philip (deceased) and Catherine (nee McKellar) Ormsby, of Ellerslie, Victoria and was born at Ballangeich, Victoria. He was a School Teacher when he enlisted on the 12th August 1915. Philip was Wounded in Action on the 29th October 1916 and died from his wounds on the 2nd November 1916 at the age of 24. He was buried at Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'Abbe, Grave V. D. 13. on the Somme in France. Lest we Forget.

Arthur Henry Elston was a Private in the Australian Infantry, A.I.F. 57th Battalion, Number 2402. Arthur was the son of Arthur Henry and Hannah (nee Andrews) Elston of Apollo Bay and he was born at Camperdown, Victoria. He had worked as a Labourer in the Apollo Bay district when he finally enlisted for active service on 30th June 1916. He had previously enlisted, but had been found unfit for active service, and had spent over 6 months on Home Service until he recovered. Arthur was Killed in Action on the 26th March 1917 at the age of age of 24. He is remembered on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial on the Somme in France. Lest we Forget.

Sidney Gooday was a Private in the 29th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F., Number 2913. Sidney was the son of George and Christianna Gooday and was born at Blackmore, Essex in England. He was employed as a Groom In the Apollo Bay district when he enlisted in Melbourne on 18th January 1916. He died at the age of 26 of Pneumonia at the Fargo Military Hospital, Larkhill, U.K. on the 10th August 1916. He was buried at Durrington Cemetery, Grave 99 in Wiltshire, United Kingdom. Lest we Forget.

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