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West Wyalong

West Wyalong, New South Wales, 497 km west of Sydney, is the administrative centre of Bland Shire. In 1914, the shire offices were located in Wyalong, 5 km from west Wyalong. The Memorial Hall at Wyalong lists those from the district who enlisted and those who made the supreme sacrifice.

The AIF Project database lists 120 members of the AIF who gave Wyalong as their address upon enlistment. Of those, 15 were killed in action, 4 died of wounds, and 2 died of disease. Those who gave West Wyalong as their address numbered 192, of whom 31 were killed in action, 4 died of wounds, and 2 died of disease. Four men who enlisted gave Ungarie, an outlying village, as their address: one was killed in action, and three returned to Australia. From Barmedman, 66 men enlisted in the AIF: 11 were killed in action and 3 died of wounds.

The figures quoted above reflect those who gave Wyalong, West Wyalong or Barmedeman as their address or the address of their next of kin. It does not include those who gave outlying villages/townships as their address. Hence there is some discrepancy between these figures and the names listed on the Memorial Hall panels.

Listed below are some soldiers from West Wyalong. Click on their names to view their AIF Project records.

Service No. Name
2952 Jack BEAZLEY
16515 Edmund George BROWN
4480 Harold Henry CLIFT
1055 James DONOVAN
1644 John James DWYER
5378 Henry George HALL
2831 Robert Charles HARDIE
6517 George Herbert HODGE
6424 Stephen LONERGAN
2632 William LONERGAN
1269 Walter Oliver MCFADYEN
3478 John James STUART
3477 Henry Edward SUTCLIFFE
24 Jack Wilson WATTERSON
802 William Henry WHEELER

Durrington, England

Durrington Cemetery, Wiltshire, England, is north-west of Durrington Village. The cemetery, which contains 252 war graves (of which 141 are Australian), is a general cemetery controlled by the Parish. Most of the war graves are those of soldiers connected with the nearby Larkhill Camp. The Australian graves are to the right of a wall inscribed with the words "Their Name Liveth For Evermore".

Service No. Name Grave
3563 Harold ANDREASSEN Grave
6314 Robert CAREY Grave
6303 A J COOK Grave
6320 J L FARRANT Grave
6462 W C GILCHRIST Grave
2913 S GOODAY Grave
7017 W HUMPHREYS Grave
7105 Stepney Wilmot JONES Grave
3108 R F LYONS Grave
6359 J P O'LEARY Grave
2388 William Razey ROBINSON Grave
6180 H W SHARP Grave
5031 Arthur SYMONDS Grave
2221 Albert Edwin WOLSTENHOLME Grave

Irish-born enlistments in the AIF

Analysis of the records suggests that approximately 3,000 men born in Ireland enlisted for service in the AIF. (An indeterminate number - probably many more - born in Australia of Irish families - also enlisted.) In Northern Ireland there are a number of local war memorials that record such enlistments, eg Ballycastle, Co. Antrim (Photos 1 2 3), where there is also the Anzac Bar (Photo), established by J DELARGY, who served with the British Army. Shankill Cemetery, Lurgan, Co. Armagh (Photos 1 2).

Service No. Name
6106 Robert SCANDRETT
4224 Joseph ALLEN
6047 Samuel Moore HUNTER

Victoria Cross Recipients

The following members of the AIF were awarded the Victoria Cross during the First World War:

Name
Thomas Leslie AXFORD
Robert Matthew BEATHAM
Fredrick BIRKS
Arthur Seaforth BLACKBURN
Albert BORELLA
Walter Ernest BROWN
Alexander Henry BUCKLEY
Maurice Vincent BUCKLEY (see Gerald SEXTON 6594)
Patrick BUGDEN
Alexander Stewart BURTON
John CARROLL
George CARTWRIGHT
Claude Charles CASTLETON
Percy Herbert CHERRY
Thomas COOKE
William Mathew CURREY
Henry DALZIEL
Phillip DAVEY
William DUNSTAN
John James DWYER
Alfred GABY
Bernard Sidney GORDON
Robert Cuthbert GRIEVE
Arthur Charles HALL
John HAMILTON
George Julian HOWELL
George Morby INGRAM
Reginald Roy INWOOD
Albert JACKA
William JACKSON
Clarence Smith JEFFRIES
William Donovan JOYNT
Thomas James Bede KENNY
Leonard KEYZOR
John LEAK
Albert David LOWERSON
Lawrence McCARTHY
Stanley Robert McDOUGALL
Lewis McGEE
Frank Hubert McNAMARA
Robert MACTIER
Joseph MAXWELL
Rupert Vance MOON
Henry William MURRAY
James Ernest NEWLANDS
Martin O'MEARA
Walter PEELER
Charles POPE
William RUTHVEN
John RYAN
Clifford William King SADLIER
Alfred John SHOUT
Percy Clyde STATTON
Percy Valentine STORKEY
William John SYMONS
Hugo Vivian Hope THROSSELL
Edgar Thomas TOWNER
Frederick Harold TUBB
Blair Anderson WARK
Lawrence Carthage WEATHERS
John Woods WHITTLE