War Memorial Hornsby


Hornsby War Memorial was erected to commemorate the local men who served in World War 1. The monument is set in granite and is built of buff granite with panels inscribed in gold lettering with the names of those being honoured. It is located between the Pacific Highway and Station Street, Hornsby, opposite the Hornsby Railway Station.

Below is a list of the local men who gave their lives during the war and are commemorated on the north facing panel of the memorial.

The memorial was officially unveiled on the 27th April 1923 by Governor General Lord Forster.Hornsby War Memorial

The information detailed below was compiled using information from four websites, the Australian War Memorial, the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Firstworldwar.com, anzac.org and the published series titled “The Official History of Australia in the war of 1914-1918” by Charles Bean. The addresses of the websites are:

http://www.awm.gov.au
http://www.cwgc.org
http://www.Firstworldwar.com
http://www.anzacs.org

If anyone can provide information on W. T. Clark, H. McGuire and C or G. Wood please contact Hornsby Shire Council’s Local Studies Department on 02 9847 6807 or nchippendale@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Name List
Barton, Frank Marlin, Archibald Roy
Brigg, Leonard Haigh Mason, William
Cardew, Thillier Lake Metcalfe, William
Carpenter, John William Miller, Charles
Clark, W. T. Nelson, Thomas Hill
Concanon, George Lewis Blake O’Donnell, James Francis
Cormack, Alexander Gair Osborn, Raymond Lisle
Cozens, Frank John Parkes, Sidney Ernest
Edleston, Francis Richard Pickering, Stephen
Fathers, Ormond Poll, Leslie Victor
Fitzgerald, James Myles Redman, Harold Selby
Forbes, Reginald Gilmour Reid, William Harding
Gane, Harold William Roe, Arthur Charles
Grant, James Septimus Royal, Richard William
Hodgson, Walter Robertson, Daniel
Holliday, Clifford Dawson Semple, Alfred George
Hookham, John Albert Shoobert, Arthur Selwyn
Hotston, Sydney John Smith, Arthur Leonard
Howlison, Archibald James Smith, Stanley Lazelle
Inch, Alfred George Smith, Michael Noble
Jenkins, Richard Lewis Hay Blake Stimson, Leslie Norman
Jesperson, Edward Walter Terras, James Sutter
Jones, Herbert Leslie Tillyard, Sydney Joseph
King, Clarence Stanley Walker, George Cadell
Lagden, Richard Waldron, George John
La Touche, D.D.E Watson, Robert Colin
Lowden, Cedric Lloyd Charles Watts, Horace Cecil
Mcdougall, Dougald Webb, Ernest Charles
McGuire, H Wilkinson, George
McLoughry, Jack William Rainsford Wood, C or G
Woodley, Thomas
Barton, Frank

Rank: Private
Regiment: 22nd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 42
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Death: 23 August 1915
Place of Death: Cairo, Egypt
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Relationships: Son of William Barton and Elizabeth Anne Barton; husband of Mildred Barton. Born at Brasted, Kent, England
Other: Died of Multiple Gangrenous Dermatitis and Bronchial Pneumonia.

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Brigg, Leonard Haigh


Rank: Sapper
Regiment: 2nd Field Squadron, Australian Engineers
Age: 32
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 20 October 1918
Place of Death: Damascus, Syria.
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
Relationships: Husband of Winifred Ruth Brigg of Yardley Ave, Waitara, NSW.
Other: Died of Malaria.

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Cardew, Thuillier Lake


Rank: Private
Regiment: 54th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 25
Place of Enlistment: Eumungerie, NSW
Date of Death: 19 or 20 July 1916
Place of Death: Fleurbaix, France.
Battle: Attack at Fromelles
Memorial/Cemetery: V.C. Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial
Fromelles. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of John Haydon Cardew and Clarissa Reynell Cardew of “St Erme”, Ingram Rd, Wahroonga, NSW.
Other: Killed in action by a German sniper while holding a captured trench. Also, commerated on the family memorial at St John's Gordon, NSW.

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Carpenter, John William


Rank: Private
Regiment: 33rd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 36
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 21 April 1918
Place of Death: 19th Casualty Clearing Station
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, France.
Relationships: Son of Charles and Mary Carpenter; husband of Alice Carpenter of Peats Ferry Road, Waitara, NSW.
Other: Died of wounds after being gassed on the 17 April 1918. John William Carpenter was the eldest of four brothers who enlisted and the only one to be killed.

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Clark, W. T.


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Concanon, George Lewis Blake


Rank: Captain
Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 34
Place of Enlistment: Wahroonga, NSW
Date of Death: 27 April 1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli
Battle: Gallipoli
Memorial/Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. No Known Grave.
Relationships: Son of William Augustus Concanon and Elizabeth Lloyd Jenkins; husband of Evelyn E. Concanon, of Maylagh, Cleveland St, Wahroonga, NSW.
Other: Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in action leading a bayonet charge against the Turkish lines . On the Hornsby War Memorial his surname is written as “Cocannon”.

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Cormack, Alexander Gair


Rank: Captain
Regiment: 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 39
Place of Enlistment: Ryde, NSW
Date of Death: 23 August 1918
Place of Death: Harbonnieress, France
Battle: Amiens, south of the Somme
Memorial/Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieress, France.
Relationships:
Other: Killed in Action. Alexander Cormack also served with the Scottish Highlanders during the Natal Rising in 1906.

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Cozens, Frank John


Rank: Private
Regiment: 30th Battalion Australian Infantry
Age: 35
Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW
Date of Death: 29 September 1917
Place of Death: Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belguim
Battle: Third battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave
Relationships: Son of Thomas and Ellen Maria Cozens, of "Laudo," St. Kilda Rd., Melbourne, Victoria
Other: Killed in action by a high explosive shell. His body was placed in a shell hole and subsequently lost. His Embarkation record gives his home address as care of Mrs Gozzard, “Tirri Tirri”, Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, NSW

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Edleston, Francis Richard


Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 33rd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 40
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 20 June 1918
Place of Death: Villers Bretonneux, France
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Aubigny British Cemetery, (Somme), France.
Relationships: Son of Mrs & Mrs Edleston of Blackburn, England.
Other: Killed in action by an exploding shell. The war memorial has his name listed as Eddleston.

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Fathers, Ormond


Rank: Private
Regiment: 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 23
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 6 August 1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli
Battle: Gallipoli, Sulva Bay
Memorial/Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of M. J. Ormond of Junction Rd, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: He was commemorated in the Sydney Morning Herald article entitled “The heroes of the Dardanelles” published 13 September 1915.

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Fitzgerald, James Myles


Rank: Private
Regiment: 18th Battalion Australian Infantry
Age: 22
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 27 July 1916
Place of Death: Somme
Battle: Somme
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Amiens, France. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of J. M. Fitzgerald of Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action

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Forbes, Reginald Gilmour


Rank: Private
Regiment: 20th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 24
Place of Enlistment: Bondi, NSW
Date of Death: 8 August 1918
Place of Death: Aubigny. France
Battle: Second Battle of Amiens
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Amiens, France.
Relationships: Son of Robert and Sophia Forbes, of Ashley and Forbes Streets, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Reginald Forbes was a regimental stretcher bearer and was killed in action on his way back to a dressing station after being wounded in the foot. One account claimed that he was shot by a German Prisoner of War.

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Gane, Harold William


Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 17th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
Age: 24
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW.
Date of Death: 11 May 1918
Place of Death: Morlancourt, France
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France, No known grave.
Relationships: Son of William T and Alice Gane, of 35A Lensham Rd, Thornton Heath, Surrey, England.
Other: killed in Action.

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Grant, James Septimus


Rank: Sapper
Regiment: 5th Field Company, Australian Engineers
Age: 36
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 2 June 1918
Place of Death: Franvillers, Somme, France
Battle: Defence of Amiens
Memorial/Cemetery: Franvillers Communial Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Relationships: Son of Samuel and Effie Grant; husband of Florence M Grant, of “Hadfield”, Hunter St, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in action by a high explosive shell while building a ration dump. He is said to have been awarded the Croix De Guerre.

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Hodgson, Walter


Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: 19th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 23
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Death: 6 August 1916
Place of Death: Puchvilliers, France
Battle: Somme
Memorial/Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetry, Somme, France
Relationships: Son of Isiah Henry and Alice Selinda Hodgson, of Florence, Harbourne Rd, South Kensington, New South Wales
Other: Died of Wounds.

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Holliday, Clifford Dawson


Rank: Private
Regiment: 54th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 21
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 20 July 1916
Place of Death: Fromelles, France
Battle: Attack on Fromelles
Memorial/Cemetery: V C Corner, Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. No known grave
Relationships: Son of the Rev. A Holliday, “Kelvin Lyn” William St, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Clifford Holliday was seriously wounded while holding a German trench. He was captured by the Germans and died later. His death was announced by the Royal Prussian War Office, Germany.

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Hookham, John Albert


Rank: Corporal
Regiment: 4th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 25
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 2 March 1917
Place of Death: Warlencourt (Ancre), France
Battle: Advance towards Warlencourt (Somme Region)
Memorial/Cemetery: Warlencourt British Cemetery, France
Relationships: Son of Alfred and Emma Hookham, Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: John Hookham was mortally wounded, by a grenade, after escaping from the Germans who had raided his trench and captured him.

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Hotston, Sydney John


Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 51st Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 27
Place of Enlistment: Perth, WA
Date of Death: 14 October 1917
Place of Death: Passchendale
Battle: Third battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No.3, Belguim
Relationships: Son of Sydney and Sarah Hotston
Other: Died of Wounds. At the Clearing Station it was reported that he had over 20 wounds to his body. The Embarkation record gives his father, the Revered S. Hotston’s, address as Balmoral St, Hornsby, NSW.

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Howlison, Archibald James


Rank: Private
Regiment: 19th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 27
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 14 November 1916
Place of Death: Somme, France
Battle: Somme
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Amiens, France. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of Louisa Provest (formerly Howlison), of 181, Falcon St, North Sydney, New South Wales, and the late Archibald Howlison.
Other: Killed in action while crossing no man’s land. The Embarkation record gives his address as Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, NSW and his surname is listed as Howlinson.

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Inch, Alfred George


Rank: Private
Regiment: 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 20
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 4 October 1917
Place of Death: Flanders
Battle: Third battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belguim
Relationships: Son of James Stephen Inch and Jessie Emily Inch, of Junction Rd, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Alfred George Inch was killed in action during the Allies advance on an eight mile front on the 4th October 1917.

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Jenkins, Richard Lewis Hay Blake


Rank: Major
Regiment: 20th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 49
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 11 December 1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli
Battle: Russell’s Top, Gallipoli
Memorial/Cemetery: Lone Pine, Gallipoli
Relationships: Son of Richard Lewis and Mary Rae Jenkins; husband of Blanche E. Jenkins (nee Johnstone) of “Orielton” Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: At the time of his death Richard Jenkins was 2nd in command of the 20th Battalion. He also served during the Boer war (South Africa) with the Manchester Regiment and had also served with the Sydney Scottish Rifles and the NSW Permanent Artillery. He was awarded the Kings and Queens South Africa medals with 5 bars. He was also the Uncle of George Concanon. He was killed by shrapnel during the evacuation of Gallipoli.

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Jesperson, Edward Walter


Rank: Private
Regiment: 17th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 37
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 15 April 1917
Place of Death: Arras, France
Battle: Arras
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, Amiens, France. No known grave.
Relationships: Husband of Mary Agnes Jesperson of 90 West St, North Sydney, NSW.
Other: Killed in action during a German raid on the Australian trench lines. On his enlistment papers Edward Jesperson gave his address as Albert St, Hornsby, NSW.

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Jones, Herbert Leslie


Rank: Private
Regiment: 56th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 21
Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW
Date of Death: 29 September 1917
Place of Death: Ypres Salient Menin, Belgium
Battle: Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Gate, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave
Relationships: Son of George Jones, Mt. Colah, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action

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King, Clarence Stanley


Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Australian Field Artillery
Age: 20
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 31 July 1917
Place of Death: Ypres, Belguim
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Memorial/Cemetery: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belguim
Relationship: Son of Joseph and Jane Elizabeth King, of Clark Rd., Hornsby, NSW
Other: Killed in Action by a shell while bringing up ammunition to the front line at the Ypres – Roulers railway line.

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Lagden, Richard


Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 45th battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 25
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 12 October 1917
Place of Death: Zonnebeke, Belguim
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
Relationships: Son of J. Lagden of Woodford Green, England
Other: Killed in Action. He was wounded in the leg on 9 August 1917. On the day of his death he was wounded twice but refused to withdraw from the front line and was found in no man’s land. The Embarkation record has his address as Ingram Rd, Wahroonga, NSW. The war memorial has his name listed as Lagdon

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La Touche, D.D.E


Rank: 2nd Lieutenant
Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 32
Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW
Date of Death: 6 August 1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Gallipoli, Lone Pine Cemetery
Relationships: Husband of Eva Digges La Touche of County Kerry, Ireland.
Other: Killed in action on the southern Lone Pine Plateau. He was shot in the intestines and died 12 hours later. The Australian War Memorial has his name listed as Everard Digges-La Touche. His brother was killed at the battle of Loos in September 1915.

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Lowden, Cedric Lloyd Charles


Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: 36th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 20
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 19 July 1917
Place of Death: Messines Ridge, Ypres, Belguim
Battle: Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
Relationships: Son of William and Margaret Lowden, of “Weeroona”, College Crescent, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in action while acting as “Officer of the Watch”.

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Mcdougall, Dougald


Rank: Private
Regiment: 18th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 23
Place of Enlistment: Chatswood, NSW
Date of Death: 5 November 1917
Place of Death: Ypres Salient, Belgium
Battle: Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Dochy Farm New British Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium
Relationships: Son of Douglass and Elizabeth McDougall, of Hill End, Artarmon, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action

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McGuire, H


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McLoughry, Jack William Rainsford


Rank: Corporal
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Australian Infantry
Age: 20
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 25 December 1916
Place of Death: Guedecourt, France
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban, France
Relationship: Son of William and Mary Anne McLoughry, of Denison St., Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Died of wounds after being shot by a German sniper.

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Marlin, Archibald Roy


Rank: Private
Service Number: 2728
Regiment: 37th Battalion
Age: 24
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Death: 30 August 1918
Place of Death: Near Amiens, France
Battle: Advance on Peronne
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France
Relationships: Son of Ernest and Laura Anne Marlin, of Jersey St., Richmond, New South Wales. Husband of Mrs Mary Letitia Marlin
Other: No Known Grave. At the time of his enlistment he was living in Ashley Street, Hornsby, NSW and had the rank of Acting Sergeant. Killed instantly by machine gun fire and buried were he fell at Cleary Copse. He was previously wounded on the 19 July 1917.

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Mason, William


Rank: Corporal
Regiment: 18th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 21
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 20 September 1917
Place of Death: Menin Rd, Ypres Salient, Belgium
Battle: Third battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Memin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of Thomas Donaldson Mason, and Margaret Mason, of Boundary Rd, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action

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Metcalfe, William


Rank: Private
Regiment: 2nd Battalion Australian Infantry
Age: 32
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 4 October 1917
Place of Death: Flanders
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Memin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of J. W. Metcalfe of Pretoria Parade, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action

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Miller, Charles


Rank: Private
Regiment: 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 26
Place of Enlistment: Penrith, NSW
Date of Death: 18 August 1916
Place of Death:
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Amiens, France
Relationships: Sister of Miss L. M. Miller of “The Manse”, Hornsby, NSW
Other: Killed in Action

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Nelson, Thomas Hill


Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 23
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 24 May 1915
Place of Death:
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Alexandra (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Relationships: Son of James and Mary Nelson of Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Died of Wounds. Thomas Nelson was the son of James Nelson a Police Officer whose address was given as “Police Station, Hornsby” on the Embarkation List.

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O’Donnell, James Francis


Rank: Private
Regiment: 56th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 23
Place of Enlistment: Wahroonga, NSW
Date of Death: 1 September 1918
Place of Death: Peronne
Battle: Capture of Peronne
Memorial/Cemetery: Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Monacu, Albert, France
Relationships: Son of James O’Donnell of Dundarra Rd, Wahroonga, NSW.
Other: Killed in action by shell fragments while acting as a Company Runner. He was also wounded on 2 April 1917

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Osborn, Raymond Lisle


Rank: Private
Regiment: 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 19
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 9 April 1917
Place of Death: Hermies, France
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, France
Relationships: Son of Oliver and Emeline Osborn, of Lockwood St, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action

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Parkes, Sidney Ernest


Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 6th Australian Light Horse
Age: 36
Place of Enlistment: Waitara, NSW
Date of Death: 24 May 1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli
Battle: Gallipoli
Memorial/Cemetery: Shrapnel Valley Cemetery
Relationships: Son of Mrs M. H. Parkes of “Naitara” Peakbury Road (Peats Ferry Rd), Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Sidney Ernest Parkes saw four years active service in South Africa (The Boer War) with the New South Wales Mounted Rifles.
The “Roll of Honour” and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission gives his parents address as Parkes, New South Wales.

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Pickering, Stephen


Rank: Corporal
Regiment: 53rd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 27
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 13 May 1917
Place of Death:
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Amiens, France
Relationships: Son of Stephen and Susan Jane Rowe Pickering, of Albert St, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action

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Poll, Leslie Victor


Rank: Private
Regiment: 36th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 19
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 3 October 1917
Place of Death:
Battle: Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of William and Lilly Poll, Castle Hill, NSW.
Other: Killed in action, possibly during the German attack on the Menin Road close to the Polygon Wood.

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Redman, Harold Selby


Rank: Private
Regiment: 5th Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps
Age: 28
Place of Enlistment: Denman, NSW
Date of Death: 20 September 1917
Place of Death: Memin Rd, Ypres
Battle: Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Belgian Battery Corner Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium.
Relationships: Son of John Thomas and Mary Jane Redman, of Denman, NSW.
Other: Killed in action during the allied advance east of Ypres during the third battle of Ypres (Passchendale)

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Reid, William Harding


Rank: Private
Regiment: 3rd Battalion Australian Infantry
Age: 24
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 15 April 1918
Place of Death:
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Amiens, France. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of Eliza Reid and the late William Reid of Stephen St, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action

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Roe, Arthur Charles


Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 28
Place of Enlistment: Wahroonga, NSW
Date of Death: 6/9 August 1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli
Battle: Gallipoli
Memorial/Cemetery: Lone Pine Cemetery, Gallipoli
Relationships: Son of Mary Ann Roe of “The Laurels”, Cleveland Street, Wahroonga, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action

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Royal, Richard William


Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 12th Australian Light Horse
Age: 29
Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW
Date of Death: 18 April 1916
Place of Death: Cairo
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Eygpt.
Relationships: Husband of Mrs Mona Royal of Nursery St, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Died of Meningitis. He had previously been wounded at Anzac Cove. The “Roll of Honour” gives his address as Redfern, NSW and his age as 40. The Embarkation Record gives his address as Hornsby and age 29.

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Robertson, Daniel


Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 37
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 4 May 1917
Place of Death: Bullcourt, France
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Amiens, France. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of Daniel and Mary Robertson, husband of Mary Ann Robertson, of “Idaho” Unwin Rd, Wahroonga, NSW.
Other: Killed in action by an exploding shell.

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Semple, Alfred George


Rank: Sapper
Regiment: 7th Field Company, Australian Engineers
Age: 27
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 4 October 1917
Place of Death: Zonnebeke, Belguim
Battle: Third battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave.
Relationships: Husband of Ella Semple of “Prestonia” Williams St, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in action by a shell while working with a wiring party. At the time of Enlistment Alfred Semple gave his address as Peats Ferry Rd, Hornsby.

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Shoobert, Arthur Selwyn


Rank: Private
Regiment: Australian Pioneers
Age: 31
Place of Enlistment: Bundella, NSW
Date of Death: 23 August 1918
Place of Death: Mericourt, France
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France
Relationships: Son of David and Sarah Jane Shoobert, husband of Edith May Shoobert, “Eurora” Jersey St, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in action by a shell during a German bombardment of the Australian lines.

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Smith, Arthur Leonard


Rank: Private
Regiment: 1st Field Ambulance, Australian Army Medical Corps
Age: 25
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 17 August 1916
Place of Death: Pozieres
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La-Boissellle, France.
Relationships: Son of Arthur Edward and Elizabeth Smith of Jersey Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Previously served in the Irish Rifles. He died during the German attack north-west of Pozieres. He was the brother of Sapper Stanley Lazelle Smith.

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Smith, Stanley Lazelle


Rank: Sapper
Regiment: 2nd Divisional Signals Company, Australian Engineers
Age: 23
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 29 June 1916
Place of Death:
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Relationship: Son of Arthur Edward and Elizabeth Smith, of Jersey St., Hornsby, NSW
Other: Sapper Smith died of Septicaemia. He was the brother of Arthur Leonard Smith

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Smith, Michael Noble


Rank: Private
Regiment: 53rd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 24
Place of Enlistment: Coogee, NSW
Date of Death: 19 July 1916
Place of Death: Fromelles, France
Battle: Attack at Fromelles
Memorial/Cemetery: Ration Farm Military Cemetery La Chappelle d’Armentieres, France.
Relationships: Son of Ada Smith. Foster son of Lucy C Ravell of Boomerand, Greenhills, Narrabeen, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action. He had attended school in Hornsby and his Embarkation papers give his address as Mt Colah.

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Stimson, Leslie Norman


Rank: Gunner
Regiment: 7th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery
Age: 26
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Death: 6 June 1917
Place of Death: Hill 63, Ploegsteert Wood, Ypres
Battle: Hill 63
Memorial/Cemetery: Strand Military Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Belgium.
Relationships: Son of William and Harriet Stimson of 171 Victoria St Lewisham, NSW.
Other: Killed in Action, He was hit by a shell and died 20 minutes later.

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Terras, James Sutter


Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 45th Battalion Australian Infantry
Age: 33
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 28 March 1918
Place of Death: Dernancourt, France
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Albert, France
Relationships: Son of David and Mary Ann Terras; husband of Edith B Terras of “Trevallyn”, Hunter St, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in action by a German sniper while crossing the Dernancourt to Albert railway line.

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Tillyard, Sydney Joseph


Rank: Second Lieutenant
Regiment: 35th Company, Machine Gun Corps
Age: 34
Place of Enlistment:
Date of Death: 2 March 1916
Place of Death: Vermelles, France
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery, France
Relationships: Brother of Dr Robert John Tillyard of Hornsby, NSW
Other: Sydney Tillyard lived in Norwich, England. His Brother was a founding member of the Hornsby War Memorial Committee.

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Walker, George Cadell


Rank: Corporal
Regiment: 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 19
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 11 April 1917
Place of Death: Bellicourt, France
Battle: Repulse of the Allies at Bellicourt
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of Thomas William and Mary Grace Walker of Terrigal, Rosemeade Rd, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in action by a shell during the fighting east of Bellicourt (St Quentin), France.

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Waldron, George John


Rank: Private
Regiment: 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 23
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 14 August 1918
Place of Death: Pozieres, France
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux, Somme France. No known grave
Relationships: Son of Andrew James and Margaret Waldron of Albert St, Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Mortally wounded by a shot in the stomach and left for dead in no man’s land.

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Watson, Robert Colin


Rank: Private
Regiment: 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 27
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 20 September 1917
Place of Death:
Battle: Third battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/Cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave
Relationships: Son of Mr. R. Watson of Ashley St, Hornsby, NSW
Other: Killed in Action

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Watts, Horace Cecil


Rank: Private
Regiment: 20th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 24
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 5 February 1917
Place of Death: Scotts Redoubt Camp, Pozieres, France
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Peake Wood Cemetery, Fricourt, France, Relationships: Son of Mrs. C. Watts of James St. Hornsby, NSW.
Other: Killed in action during a German air raid.

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Webb, Ernest Charles


Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 27
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 5 May 1917
Place of Death:
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of Alfred Ernest and Florence Antonia Webb of 9 Laurence St, Manly, NSW.
Other: Killed in action while taking supplies up to the front line. He was acting Regimental Quatermaster. On the Embarkation papers his fathers address is given as Junction Pharmacy, Hornsby, NSW.

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Wilkinson, George


Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 18th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 22
Place of Enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of Death: 19 May 1918
Place of Death:
Battle:
Memorial/Cemetery: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Somme), France
Relationships: Son of Robert Edwin and Eliza Jane Wilkinson, of Swimbridge, Newland, Devon, England.
Other: Died of Wounds

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Wood, C or G


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Woodley, Thomas

Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 33
Place of Enlistment: Sydney, NSW
Date of Death: 2 May 1915
Place of Death: Gallipoli
Battle: Gallipoli
Memorial/Cemetery: Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli. No known grave
Relationships:
Other: Killed in Action

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