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Military Historical Society of Australia
Victorian Branch Inc

Exhibition Posters

In late 2009, a team of researchers from the MHSA's (Victorian Branch), in co-operation with the Oakleigh & District Historical Society (O&DHS) and the Oakleigh-Carnegie RSL, began a WWI commemorative project to research, confirm, and describe the service histories of the men of the Oakleigh district who died during WWI and who are listed on at least one of four Oakleigh sources:

The information collected will provide content for a commemorative booklet giving the details of their service to be produced by Remembrance Day 2010.
See below Honour Roll

In addition, the project team is hoping that publicity of the project will encourage family and community members with connections to these men to provide memorabilia which can be used in an exhibition around these men to be held at the Monash Federation Centre next to the Pioneer Memorial Park at Oakleigh between 1st October and 31st December 2010.

Research has included looking at the men's individual service records at the National Archives, as well as a range of other records including local Oakleigh records, Commonwealth War Graves Commission records, the men's pay records kept in National Archives Melbourne and a range of other pertinent information.

The project team has been awarded a $3,000 Department of Veterans Affairs 'Saluting Their Service' grant to help defray the costs of the project.

For information about this project please contact or ring 0408 342 795

Below is the full list of the Oakleigh servicemen (no servicewomen from Oakleigh failed to return after the war) who died in the line of duty during WWI.

Sydney Ambrose Bateman
Roy Leonard Bray
Frank Patrick Brennan
John Thomas Bromley
Stanley Gordon Brown
Harry Coleman
James Herbert Connell
Percy William Crowther
George Young Davis
Reginald Stanley Davis
Archibald Sydney Dixon
Albert Charles Dixon
Ernest Albert Dobson
William Richard Doolan
Gerald Downing
Eric Raymond Edwards
George Fenning
Walter Henry Foster
John Thomas Good
Thomas Hale
Alfred Edmond Hall
George Francis Hayward
Roy Roland Hendrick
Charles James Hivon
Frederick Harold Hughes
James Blakeley Hunter
Harold Charles Jennings
Ernest Wooton Jordan
Frederick Joseph Kennaugh
Arthur Ainsworth Lacey
Frederick Keith Looker
William Robert Looker
Anthony Matthew Martin
Cecil Mathrick
Andrew Francis McCarthy
Leslie John McPherson
William Allan McPherson
Archibald Munro
Leonard John James Neil
Cecil Stanley Oliver
Vincent William Orr
Alexander Henry Osborne
John Livingstone Parker
Joseph Harold Pollard
George William Henry Richardson
Leslie Roscoe
William Stedeford Rowan
James Harold Russell
George Edward Salter
Clarence Arthur Sanders
Cyril Seamark
John Slattery
Guy Rosevear Sloggatt
Alfred John Smith
George Sylvester Stafford
Robert Whigham Tait
Clarence Churchill Julius Taylor
William George Thexton
James Winwick Thexton
George Clifton Thexton
John Richard Turner
Alfred Walkerden
William Watson
Roy Watson
Alfred James Wearne
Herbert George Whitehead
Oswald Mallam Wicking
William Edward Withers
Lest We Forget