Members of the 'Old Melburnians Society' who served in World War I is the
focus of this book. The Society was founded in 1879, with the aims and
objectives of supporting the Melbourne Grammar School which opened in 1858, only
ten years after the establishment of the city of Melbourne.
This book features details of all 1353 'Old Melburnians' who fought in
Gallipoli, Egypt, Palestine, Mesopotamia, Salonkia, France, Belgium, Africa, and
Divided into various sections: the Index consists of a nominal roll with full
names of all Old Melburnians who were on war service. The 'Our Honoured Dead'
section lists all 207 men who lost their lives in War Service, together with
their full name, cause of death, and date of death. A large portion of the book
contains 'The War Service Particulars' section which lists all men
alphabetically by surname, together with details of their war service history.
You will also find obituary notices, editorials, a glossary, and letters from
those overseas, and approximately 200 portrait photographs.
This is a useful book for those with Victorian military, or a World War I
A TAVENER enlisted on 15th November 1916 and embarked as 2nd Lieutenant in
reinforcements for 5th Battalion on 19th February 1917. He arrived in France on
5th July and, being promoted to Lieutenant on 28th September 1917, took part in
operations there and in Belgium until 2nd September 1918, including the Battles
of Broodseinde, Zonnebeke and Passchendaele in October1917, Wytschaete at
Christmas and New Year and Defence of Amiens and Hazebrouck in 1918. On 10th
April 1918 he was wounded in abdomen and spine and was in hospital until 15th
January 1919. He returned to Australian on 31st March and his appointment was
terminated on 30th April 1919.
High quality scanned images of the whole of the original book. This CD has been bookmarked for easy navigation, and pages can be searched, browsed, enlarged and printed out if required.