3rd July — Mrs FH Stacey of Mount Duneed was notified that her son, Frank, had been wounded for the second time.
11 July — Corporal Edward Victor Middleton, wounded
26 August — FL Gill of Mount Duneed, wounded
27 August — Charles Harold Gogoll, son of Charles Benjamin and Fanny Louise Gogoll, of Mount Duneed, wounded (gas), 4 October killed in action. He is remembered on his parents grave at Mount Duneed.
15 April — Private Jason Doyle of Grovedale returned to Geelong on the afternoon train after three years' absence. His wound was inflicted by gunshot at Ypres; his leg and arm were affected.
29 April — Bombardier John Francis Doyle, second son of JW and LC Doyle, of Grovedale aged 28 years, died of wounds received in France after 3 years and 8 months' active service.
E McGee and A Gallagher of Grovedale have enlisted
Mrs E Scott of Connewarre has received the news from the Defence department that her son, Lce-Cpl WJ Scott was killed in action in France on 9 August. Some little time ago she received a congratulatory letter from Sir WR Birdwood, DSO as follows: "The Army Corps Commander wishes to express his appreciation of the gallant services rendered by the undermentioned soldier, No 4916
Private WJ Scott"
Mrs T Ellis of Mount Duneed has received a cable from the Defence Department that her son, Pte Allan Ellis, has been gassed, and is classed as "wounded, second occasion".
December — Pte HJ Richmond of Grovedale wounded
9 August at Blackwarry, death of Elizabeth, wife of the late John Parkes Hope, formerly of Mount Duneed.
24 November 1918, at his residence, Mount Duneed, Benjamin Blyth, husband of the late Ann Blyth, aged 52 years
18 December 1918, Edwin Challis, son of Harry and Sarah (née Porter) died of wounds sustained the previous day in a farm accident
Red Cross — New Registrations
Numbers 137 and 137, Mount Duneed Red Cross Sub-centre; Mrs AG White, president, straight-out giving and various efforts to be arranged.
Number 139 Freshwater Creek district Patriotic Committee; Cr W McIntyre, chairman; Mr A Milner, secretary; straight out giving
Susannah Syrett, widow of John Syrett died on 19 October at her residence at Grovedale aged 78 years. She was buried at Mount Duneed Cemetery on 21 October.
William Thomas, husband of Harriett Elizabeth Berryman died on 10 October at Geelong aged 42 years. She was buried at Grovedale Cemetery on 11 October.
Leslie Smith aged 18 of Grovedale suffered a nasty accident on 27 February while stacking hay. The fork slipped and struck his forehead. As a result he had 14 stitches inserted in a gash over his left eye.
Studio portrait of Leslie George Ellis 4002 of Mount Duneed. He enlisted on 16 July 1915 and embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Warilda on 8 February 1916. He later served as a sergeant and was killed in action of 18 August 1918 and is buried at Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France. He was the son of Robert and Elizabeth Ellis.
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