Hornsby War Memorial

Hornsby’s memorial to the locals who fell in World War One was unveiled on 27 April 1923 by Australian Governor-General Lord Forster.

Hornsby War Memorial

The monument is set in granite and is built of buff granite with panels inscribed in gold lettering. It is located between the Pacific Highway and Station Street, Hornsby, opposite Hornsby Railway Station.

There are two names we can find no information about: H. McGuire and C. Wood (possibly G.Wood). If you know anything about these men please contact Hornsby Shire Council’s Local Studies Department by phoning 02 9847 6807 or emailing nchippendale@hornsby.nsw.gov.au.

Those who are remembered


Frank Barton

Service number: 115
Rank: Private
Regiment: 22nd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 42
Place of embarkment: Melbourne per H.M.A.T ‘Ulysses’ May 8, 1915.
Date of death: 23 August 1915
Place of death: Cairo, Egypt
Battle:
Memorial/cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Relationships: Son of William Walter Barton and Elizabeth Anne Barton; husband of Mildred Barton, Fife, Scotland. Father of Phyllis Henderson Barton, Fife, Scotland Born at Brasted, Kent, England
Civil employment: Salesman
Details: Died of Multiple Gangrenous Dermatitis and Bronchial Pneumonia.

Leonard Haigh Brigg

Service number: 19496
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 Avenue, Waitara, NSW.
Civil employment: Carpenter
Details: Died of Malaria.

Thuillier Lake Cardew

Service number: 2793
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 Road, Wahroonga, NSW.
Civil employment: Farmer
Details: Killed in action by a German sniper while holding a captured trench. Also commemorated on the family memorial at St John's Gordon, NSW.

John William Carpenter

Service number: 665
Rank: Private
Regiment: 33rd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 37
Place of enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of death: 21 April 1918
Place of death: 19th Casualty Clearing Station France
Battle:
Memorial/cemetery: Namps-Au-Val British Cemetery, Amiens, France.
Relationships: Son of Charles and Mary Carpenter; husband of Alice Ada Carpenter of Peats Ferry Road, Waitara, NSW.
Civil employment: Tram Guard
Details: 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.

William Theodore Morehouse Clark

Service number: 6491
Rank: Private
Regiment:19th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 38
Date and Place of enlistment: December 18, 1915 at Hornsby, NSW
Date of death: 15 April 1917
Place of death: France
Battle:
Memorial/cemetery: Noreuil Australian Cemetery France
Relationships: Son of William Theodore Morehouse Clark and Anne Clark. Husband of Florence Clark.
Civil employment: Night Station Master with the Railway Department.
Details: Address given on enlistment paper as Hunter Street Hornsby. Next of kin (wife) address was given as Campsie. Note from chief enrolling officer 19B Hornsby area stated W. T. M. Clark was passed by the doctor at the Hornsby office December 18, 1915.

George Lewis Blake Concanon

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 Etta Concanon, of ‘Maylagh’, Cleveland Street, Wahroonga, NSW.
Civil employment: Independent means.
Details: Mentioned in Dispatches. Killed in action leading a bayonet charge against the Turkish lines. On the Hornsby War Memorial his surname is written as “Cocannon”.

Alexander Gair Cormack

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, Harbonnieres, France.
Relationships: Son of David and Elizabeth Cormack; husband of Winifred May Cormack, James Street, Hornsby.
Civil employment: Builder
Details: Killed in Action. Alexander Cormack also served with the Scottish Highlanders during the Natal Rising in 1906.

Frank John Cozens

Service number: 3779
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, Belgium
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
Civil employment: Electrical Engineer.
Details: 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.
Image: Polygon Wood.

Francis Richard Edleston

Service number: 436
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 John Francis and Elizabeth Edleston of Blackburn, England. Brother of George Edleston, Kuring-gai, Hornsby.
Civil employment: Carpenter.
Details: Killed in action by an exploding shell. The war memorial has his name listed as Eddleston.

Ormond Fathers

Fathers

Service number: 600
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 Margaret Janet Clemson of Junction Road, Hornsby, and later of Wahroonga, NSW.
Civil employment: Carpenter.
Details: He was commemorated in the Sydney Morning Herald article entitled “The heroes of the Dardanelles” published 13 September 1915.

James Myles Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald

Service number: 1929
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 James Myles Fitzgerald of Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Shop assistant.
Details: Killed in Action

Reginald Gilmour Forbes

Service number: 1199
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.
Civil employment: Labourer.
Details: 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.

Harold William Gane

Service number: 3844
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 17th Battalion, Australian Infantry.
Age: 24
Place of enlistment: Hornsby, NSW.
Postal Address: Post Office, Hornsby.
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 Road, Thornton Heath, Surrey, England.
Civil employment: Labourer
Details: Killed in Action.

James Septimus Grant

Service number: 16540
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 Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Relationships: Son of Samuel and Effie Grant; husband of Florence May Grant, of “Hadfield”, Hunter Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Engine Driver
Details: Killed in action by a high explosive shell while building a ration dump. He is said to have been awarded the Croix De Guerre.

Walter Hodgson

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 Cemetery, Somme, France
Relationships: Son of Isiah Henry and Alice Selina Hodgson, of  ‘Florence’, Harbourne Road, South Kensington, New South Wales
Civil employment: Clerk
Details: Died of gunshot wound.

Clifford Dawson Holliday

Holliday

Service number: 4801
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: Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery, France. Relationships: Son of the Rev. Andrew Holliday, “Kelvin Lyn” William Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: University undergraduate
Details: 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.

John Albert Hookham

Hookham

Service number: 1769
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 Road, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Plasterer
Details: John Hookham was mortally wounded, by a grenade, after escaping from the Germans who had raided his trench and captured him.

Sydney John Hotston

Service number: 2863
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, Belgium
Relationships: Son of  Reverend Sydney and  Mrs. Sarah Hotston
Civil employment: Motor Mechanic
Details: 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 Street, Hornsby, NSW.

Archibald James Howlison

Service number: 724
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 Peats Ferry Road Hornsby, New South Wales, and the late Archibald Howlison.
Civil employment: Painter
Details: 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.

Alfred George Inch

Service number: 6522
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, Belgium
Relationships: Son of James Stephen Inch and Jessie Emily Inch, of Junction Road, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Bank Clerk
Details: Alfred George Inch was killed in action during the Allies advance on an eight mile front on the 4th October 1917.

Richard Lewis Hay Blake Jenkins

Jenkins

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 Road, Hornsby, NSW.
Educated: King's School, Parramatta and Sydney Grammar School
Civil employment: Farmer
Details: 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.

Edward Walter Jesperson

Jesperson

Service number: 5692
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 Street, North Sydney, NSW.
Civil employment: Stone mason
Details: Killed in action during a German raid on the Australian trench lines. On his enlistment papers Edward Jesperson gave his address as Albert Street, Hornsby, NSW.

Herbert Leslie Jones

Service number: 2201
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.
Relationships: Son of Joseph Jones, Cowan Road; Mt. Colah, NSW.
Civil employment: Labourer
Details: Killed in Action

Clarence Stanley King

King

Service number: 2243
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Australian Field Artillery
Age: 20
Place of enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of death: 31 July 1917
Place of death: Ypres, Belgium
Battle:
Memorial/cemetery: Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Relationship: Son of Joseph and Jane Elizabeth King, of Clarke Road., Hornsby, NSW
Civil employment: Carrier
Details: Killed in Action by a shell while bringing up ammunition to the front line at the Ypres – Roulers railway line.

Richard Lagden

Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 45th battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 25
Place of enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of death: 12 October 1917
Place of death: Zonnebeke, Belgium
Battle: Memorial/cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium
Relationships: Son of John and Hannah Lagden of Woodford Green, Essex, England
Civil employment: Railway Cleaner
Details: 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 Road, Wahroonga, NSW. The war memorial has his name listed as Lagdon.
Image: Passchendaele area, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

D.D.E La Touche

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, Ottoman Empire
Battle:
Memorial/cemetery: Gallipoli, Lone Pine Cemetery
Relationships: Son of Major E. N. Digges La Touche and Clementine Digges La Touche. Husband of Eva Digges La Touche of County Kerry, Ireland.
Civil employment: Clerk in Holy Orders
Details: Killed in action on the southern Lone Pine Plateau. He was shot in the intestines and died 12 hours later. His brother was killed at the battle of Loos in September 1915.

Cedric Lloyd Charles Lowden

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, Belgium
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. Brother of William, Violet and Robert Lowden.
Civil employment: Clerk
Details: Killed in action while acting as “Officer of the Watch”.

Dougald Mcdougall

Service number: 5637
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’ Buller Road, Artarmon, NSW.
Civil employment: Hairdresser
Details: Killed in Action

H McGuire

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Jack William Rainsford McLoughry

McLoughry

Service number: 3369
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 Street., Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Moulder
Details: Died of wounds after being shot by a German sniper.

Archibald Roy Marlin

Service number: 2728
Rank: Private
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 Street., Richmond, New South Wales. Husband of Mrs. Mary Letitia Marlin, The Oaks William Street, Hornsby.
Civil employment: Letter Carrier
Details: 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.

William Mason

Service number: 1788
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: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of Thomas Donaldson Mason, and Margaret Mason, of ‘Westoe’ Boundary Road, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Bricklayer
Details: Killed in action

William Metcalfe

Service number: 6058
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: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of J. W. Metcalfe of Pretoria Parade, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: French Polisher
Details: Killed in Action

Charles Miller

Service number: 4455
Rank: Private
Regiment: 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 26
Place of enlistment: Penrith, NSW
Date of death: 18 August 1916
Place of death: Pozieres, Somme
Battle:
Memorial/cemetery: Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Amiens, France
Relationships: Son of John and Laura Miller. Sister of Miss L. M. Miller of “The Manse”, Hornsby, NSW
Civil employment: Painter
Details: Killed in Action

Thomas Hill Nelson

Nelson

Service number: 1440
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 13th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 23
Place of enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of death: 24 May 1915
Place of death: Greek Hospital Alexandria
Battle: Dardanelles
Memorial/cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Relationships: Son of James and Mary Nelson of Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Produce Merchant
Details: 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.

James Francis O’Donnell

Service number: 2236
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 Bundarra Road, Wahroonga, NSW.
Civil employment: Labourer
Details: Killed in action by shell fragments while acting as a Company Runner. He was also wounded on 2 April 1917

Raymond Lisle Osborn

Osborn

Service number: 3178
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 “Girrawheen” Lockwood Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Clerk
Details: Killed in action

Sidney Ernest Parkes

Parkes

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. Matilda H. Parkes of Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Wool buyer
Details: 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.

Stephen Pickering

Service number: 3598
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: 53rd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 27
Place of enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of death: 13 May 1917
Place of death: In the field, France
Battle:
Memorial/cemetery: Villers Bretonneux Memorial, Amiens, France
Relationships: Son of Stephen and Susan Jane Rowe Pickering, of Burdett Street Hornsby and later of Albert Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Locomotive Engine Driver
Details: Killed in Action

Leslie Victor Poll

Service number: 1989
Rank: Private
Regiment: 36th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 19
Place of enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of death: 3 October 1917
Place of death: Belgium
Battle: Third Battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of William James and Lilly Poll, The Avenue, Waitara NSW.
Civil employment: Railway Cleaner
Details: Killed in action, possibly during the German attack on the Menin Road close to the Polygon Wood.

Harold Selby Redman

Service number: 6293
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: Menin Road, 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.
Civil employment: Clerk
Details: Killed in action during the allied advance east of Ypres during the third battle of Ypres (Passchendale)

William Harding Reid

Service number: 3201
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 “Surrey” Stephen Street, Hornsby, NSW. Brother of Osmond Reid of Hornsby.
Civil employment: Clerk
Details: Killed in Action

Arthur Charles Roe

Service number: 180
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 Mr. R.W & Mrs. Mary Ann Roe of “The Laurels”, Cleveland Street, Wahroonga, NSW.
Civil employment: Salesman
Details: Killed in Action

Richard William Royal

Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: 12th Australian Light Horse
Age: 29
Place of enlistment: Sydney, NSW
Date of death: 18 April 1916
Place of death: 3rd Australian General Hospital, Cairo, Eygpt.
Battle:
Memorial/cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Eygpt.
Relationships: Husband of Mrs. Mona Royal of Nursery Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Musician
Details: 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.

Daniel Robertson

Service number: 4289
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: 2nd Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 37
Place of enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of death: 4 May 1917
Place of death: Bullecourt, France
Battle: Battle of Bullecourt
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 Road, Wahroonga, NSW.
Civil employment: Carpenter
Details: Killed in action by an exploding shell.

Alfred George Semple

Service number: 6682
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, Belgium
Battle: Third battle of Ypres (Passchendale)
Memorial/cemetery: Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of Alfred and Sarah Semple. Husband of Ella H Semple, ‘Prestonia’ William Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Linotype operator with Fairfax & Sons, Sydney
Details: Killed in action by a shell while working with a wiring party. At the time of Enlistment Alfred Semple gave his address as ‘Telopea’ Peats Ferry Road, Hornsby.

Arthur Selwyn Shoobert

Service number: 2184
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 Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Station hand
Details: Killed in action by a shell during a German bombardment of the Australian lines.

Arthur Leonard Smith

Smith

Service number: 19
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 ‘Lenstanville’ Jersey Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Railway signalman
Details: 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.

Stanley Lazelle Smith

Smith 2

Service number: 1016
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: France
Battle:
Memorial/cemetery: Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Relationship: Son of Arthur Edward and Elizabeth Smith, of ‘Lenstanville’ Jersey St., Hornsby, NSW
Civil employment: Clerk
Details: Previously served in the Irish Rifles. Sapper Smith died of Septicemia. He was the brother of Private Arthur Leonard Smith.

Michael Noble Smith

Service number: 523
Rank: Private
Regiment: 53rd Battalion, Australian Infantry 1st Battalion D Company.
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  Walter and Ada Smith. Foster son of Lucy C Ravell of ‘Boomerang’, Greenhills, Narrabeen, NSW.
Civil employment: Boundary Rider
Details: Killed in Action. He had attended school in Hornsby and his Embarkation papers give his address as Mt Colah.

Leslie Norman Stimson

Service number: 18944
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 Street Lewisham, NSW.
Civil employment: Locomotive fireman
Details: Killed in Action, He was hit by a shell and died 20 minutes later.

James Sutter Terras

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 Bessie Terras of “Trevallyn”, Hunter Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: School Master
Details: Killed in action by a German sniper while crossing the Dernancourt to Albert railway line.

Sydney Joseph Tillyard

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
Civil employment:
Details: Sydney Tillyard lived in Norwich, England. His Brother was a founding member of the Hornsby War Memorial Committee.

George Cadell Walker

Service number: 3977
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’, Rosemead Road, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Clerk
Details: Killed in action by a shell during the fighting east of Bellicourt (St Quentin), France.

George John Waldron

Service number: 3979
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 Street, Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Engineer
Details: Mortally wounded by a shot in the stomach and left for dead in no man’s land.

Robert Colin Watson

Watson

Service number: 3642
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 Robert Watson of Ashley Street, Hornsby, NSW
Civil employment: Railway Fireman
Details: Killed in action

Horace Cecil Watts

Watts

Service number: 3639
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 Mr. Francis and Mrs. Charlotte Watts of James Street. Hornsby, NSW.
Civil employment: Railway Fireman
Details: Killed in action during a German air raid.

Ernest Charles Webb

Webb

Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 1st Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 27
Place of enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of death: 5 May 1917
Place of death:
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Memorial/cemetery: Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France. No known grave.
Relationships: Son of Alfred Ernest and Florence Antonia Webb of 9 Laurence St, Manly, NSW.
Details: 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.

George Wilkinson

Rank: Lieutenant
Regiment: 18th Battalion, Australian Infantry
Age: 22
Place of enlistment: Hornsby, NSW
Date of death: 19 May 1918
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Memorial/cemetery: Ribemont Communal Cemetery Extension (Somme), France
Relationships: Son of Robert Edwin and Elizabeth Jane Wilkinson, of Swimbridge, Newland, Devon, England.
Civil employment: Labourer
Details: Died of gun shot wound to abdomen.

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Thomas Woodley

Service number: 362
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: Sister Mrs. G Wagner, London
Civil employment: Labourer
Details: Killed in Action