Rozell’s Last Journey

by Lilian Kwiatkowski Australia December 1916 On the other side of the world, another name was added to the list of lost Australian sons who would not be coming home. Rozell Newton Stevens was one of those boys. Christmas lunch at 119 Melbourne Road, Williamstown was a sad affair. Around the table, someone was missing. […]

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The Orford Brothers

The Orford Brothers by Doug Orford Fredercik John Orford Frederick John Orford was born in Eltham 1889 and attended Dalton Street and Research Schools.  Headmaster Cole cared for him after his mother died.  He enlisted for active service on 9.7.1915 and left on 8.2.1916 and disembarked at Marseilles on 27.5.1916.  He joined the 24th Battalion […]

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For Henry

It was a still night; cold and dark.  From the distance, the orange glow of the fire barrels could be seen. Sparks shot up and danced as high as ten metres in the air.  The crowds gathered round, absorbing the radiant heat to keep out the chill.  A voice over the loudspeaker attracted attention.  The masses […]

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Mark Dellar

Biography Mark Anthony Dellar Born 5 April 1953 – Moreland, Victoria Married March 1978 Job title: Technical Officer in Telecommunications Retired 3 years ago Family Mark’s father was Walter Dellar born 1913 in Shepparton. (Sheet metal worker) Mother was Winifred Walsh born 1912 in St Kilda (housewife) Grandparents: Albert Dellar born 1879 Jamieson. Annie Shelley […]

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Andy Williams

Andy was born in Bentleigh on February 14, 1944. He Moved house to Heidelberg at age 5 Andy attended Heidelberg state school, he walked 1.5km every morning to get there. Andy then moved to watsonia tech. Qualifications: Fitting and turning tradesman, Diploma of production engineering 1961 started a 5 year fitting and turning apprenticeship. 1st […]

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Gordon’s Life

Gordon Barfield Born 1946 Woodford London England Gordons first memory was falling into the fire at age 3 Gordons dad was in RNVR (royal navy voluntary reserve) Horse and cart delivered milk every morning  got milk delivered every morning the milk was half frozen half warm because they put the milk that was frozen on […]

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Gordon’s life story

GORDON THOMAS HUTCHINSON HIS FAMILY Gordon was born on 15th January 1937. Gordon has a big family he has 3 brothers and 5 sisters Joy, Beverley, Pauline, Ruth, Peter, Sheirley, Robert and Rex.In 1959 Gordon got engaged to ann and then in 1960 they got married 3 year later on the 5th of march they […]

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