Biographies of soldiers buried in Weymouth

Buried in Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Newstead Road unless otherwise shown. Where an image of the headstone is not available, please search on http://twgpp.org/ Where an image is shown we can often supply a higher definition photo on request. The body of one soldier, Pte. George Ferguson GRANT was returned to his birthplace of Turiff in Scotland although his parents lived in Brisbane Queensland.

AHERNE, Reginald Percy. Private No.1637 A.I.F.,15th Bn. Born abt 1894 in Hobart, Tasmania son of James AHERNE & Helena Louisa GRANT. He had been wounded at Gallipoli, returned to England and declare fit for Home Service Class C.1. He had been at Westham Camp for 14 months when he went missing and was found drowned in Weymouth Harbour on 23 Sept 1917. Click here to read a PDF of Coroners Inquest.

 

ALLISON, David Andrew. Private No.7205 A.I.F. 11th Bn. Born 1872 at Murphy's Creek, Qld. His wife & children lived at Subiaco WA. He died 16.12.1917 at Royal Hosp, Weymouth of Pleurisy & Pericarditis, his grave is the middle one on the photo left. Read more...

 

ANDERSON, Samuel. No. 15231 Sapper, Aust Engineers, 10th Field Coy. died 22/02/1919 of TB at Monte Video Camp, Chickerell, bn1893, SON OF JOHN AND SARAH ANDERSON, OF BRUCEVIL, BLACKALL TERRACE, EAST BRISBANE, QUEENSLAND. From Extracts from ‘The Queenslander’ newspaper Saturday 15 March 1919 http://trove.nla.gov.au/ndp/del/article/22370463 : Mr. and Mrs. J. Anderson, of Stanley Street, East Brisbane, have received news of the death, in (Weymouth)England, from illness, of their third eldest son, Sapper Samuel Anderson, who had been three years on active service.

 

ARCHER,FREDERICK ALBERT, died aged 27 on 06/11/1918, Private, ANZAC Provost Corps No.5329', SON OF FREDERICK AND EVELINE MAY ARCHER, OF MELBOURNE ST., NARRANDERA, NEW SOUTH WALES. BORN  1891 AT WAGGA WAGGA, NSW.

Inscription on headstone 'HAVE MERCY UPON HIM LORD/AND LET PERPETUAL LIGHT SHINE UPON HIM'

 

BARCLAY,THOMAS, died aged 26 of Pneumonia on 27/01/1919, born c1893,Driver,Australian Army Service Corps,4th Div. Train,No.5156buried in MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY,SON OF DAVID AND ELIZABETH BARCLAY, OF BROWNE CRESCENT, WONTHAGGI, VICTORIA. BORN AT KELTY, SCOTLAND.

 

BLACKMORE,ALBERT ROBERT,died aged 32 on 02/11/1918, bn 1886,Private, A.I.F.,12th Bn. No.5990',MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY,SON OF THOMAS AND LOUISA MARIA BLACKMORE; HUSBAND OF MYRTLE MAY BLACKMORE, OF 20, BATH ST., BATTERY POINT, HOBART, TASMANIA. Born in parish of Nugent, near Sorell, Tasmania. Enlisted 1/5/16 age 29y 11mo.From service record, he served in France & was wounded twice & gassed twice: 17/8.17 Proceeeded to unit from Le Havre, 2/10/17 wounded in action Belgium, gassed 2nd time, embarked for England 8/10/17. Classied B.1A3 at Burdcott,. 15/10 adm. Colchester M Hosp.8/12/17 Longbridge Deverill. 27/12/17 Southampton to France. 3/1/18 rejoined 12th Bn. 27/7/18 wounded in action 3rd time, leg & buttocks. 7/8/18 embarked for England. 23/9/18 arrived at Littlemoor Camp. 27/9 sick to hospital. Died at Monte Video Hosp of Pneumonia.

 

BOWEN,NELSON LAVERCOMBE,N L,36,16/11/1918,1882,Gunner,Australian Field Artillery,2nd Brigade.,29921, MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY,II. C. 3158.,SON OF HENRY AND EMMA SOPHIA BOWEN, OF 341, WAKEFIELD ST., ADELAIDE, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

See Ancestry public trees of Smith/Morrell & Hall. Robert Bowen bn Torrington, Devon 1804. See photo of his brother Haddon L BOWEN bn 1885, POW in Germany.

 

BRUHN,WALTER GUSTIVE,W G,18,31/03/1917,1899,Private,"Australian Infantry, A.I.F.",32nd Bn.,'3520',MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY,III. C. 2592.,"BROTHER OF RICHARD W. BRUHN, OF WILLASTON, GAWLER, SOUTH AUSTRALIA. BORN AT WATERLOO, SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

See http://www.mytrees.com/ancestry/Australia/Born-1890/Br/Bruhn-family/Walter-Bruhn-ni000431-4620.html for his tree. 5th child bn1890 of Joachim BRUHN bn 1845

Ancestry Sutton/Mortemore/Sallis/ Williams Family Tree Public Member Tree

3 attached records, 4 sources Joachim Bruhn Birth:  Abt 1844 Germany?

Residence1867:Age: 23 at Parkow, Domanialamt Bützow, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Germany

Death:  27 June 1916 (27 Jun 1916) - South Australia

Marriage:  1 March 1878 (1 Mar 1878) - Waterloo, South Australia

Spouse:  Maria Sophie Friedricke Matthias. Walters brother  also served in AIF: Served in WW1 NAA: Bruhn Oscar Joachim : SERN 3037 : POB Morgan SA : POE Adelaide SA : NOK Father Bruhn Joachim. Enlistd 5/8/15 aged 22y 8m. Occ Blacksmith, died 14/1/1987. Served in AIF 29th Bn. in France, then sick with septic toe to Weymouth. Went AWOL at Westham on 12/12/18. Embarked for Aust. 6/1/19.

 

BUTLER,Patrick, died aged 22,08/07/1917,bn1895,Private in 39th Bn.,No.839',MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY. See BUTLER Patrick.docx for his biog.

 

BUTLER,WILLIAM BERNARD, aged 43,died 02/08/1918,1875,Sapper,Australian Tunnelling Corps,,'9583',MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY,II. C. 3047.,"SON OF WILLIAM AND MARGARET BUTLER; BORN AT COOMA, NEW SOUTH WALES.

 

BUTTERWORTH,HERBERT CHARLES, died age 34on 02/01/1916,1882,Private, A.I.F.",8th Bn., No 2463',MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY,III. C. 2758.,SON OF CHARLES HENRY AND SUSANNAH BUTTERWORTH.

 

CAMPBELL,Oliver J, age38, died 07/02/1917,bn1879, Lieutenant, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.,20th Bn. buried MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY,III. C. 2722.

 

COATES,JOSIAH JOHN, died age 30,16/01/1918,1888,Private,Australian Cyclist Corps,1st Cyclist Bn.,'1165',MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY. SON OF JOSIAH JOHN AND MARGARET M. COATES, OF GLEN DEE, BALRANALD, NEW SOUTH WALES. BORN AT ST. ARNAUD, VICTORIA.

 

COX,EDWARD WILLIAM,E W,44,06/04/1917,1873,Private,"Australian Infantry, A.I.F.",21st Bn.,'5572',MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY,III. C. 2609.,"SON OF LUKE AND HANNAH COX; HUSBAND OF BESSIE ALMA COX, OF 31, LOCH ST., AUBURN. BORN IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

 

CRANE,JOHN THOMAS,J T,died aged 34 on 17/05/1917, bn1883, Private, Australian Infantry, A.I.F.,25th Bn., S/N 4804, buried MELCOMBE REGIS CEMETERY, SON OF THOMAS AND ANNIE CRANE; HUSBAND OF CATHERINE JANE CRANE, OF GOONDIWINDI, QUEENSLAND. BORN AT TOOWOOMBA.

NAA search: SERN 4804 : POB Drayton QLD : POE Toowoomba QLD : NOK W Crane Catherine., 2 children under 16 J. Occ: Butter cutter. Cause of death: Amoebic Dysentery & Pleurisy. Died at Sidney Hall Hosp. Enl.30/11/1915 aged 33yr 2m. Embarked 16.11.16 on ‘Victoria’ from Folkestone to France to reinf. 2nd Div.

(The 25th Battalion was raised at Enoggera in Queensland in March 1915 as part of the 7th Brigade. Although predominantly composed of men recruited in Queensland, the battalion also included a small contingent of men from Darwin. The battalion left Australia in early July, trained in Egypt during August, and by early September was manning trenches at Gallipoli. After further training in Egypt, the 25th Battalion proceeded to France. Landing on 19 March 1916, it was the first AIF battalion to arrive there. Now fighting as part of the 2nd Division, it took part in its first major battle at Pozières between 25 July and 7 August. After a spell in a quieter sector of the front in Belgium, the 2nd Division came south in October to attack again in the Somme Valley. The 25th Battalion took part in two attacks to the east of Flers, both of which floundered in the mud.)

2/1/17 Embarked at Rouen for England. Dysentery. 3/1 Adm. 3rd Southern Hosp.

13/2/17 Marched into No.2 Com. Depot Weymouth. 22/2 Sick to Sidney Hall.

 

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