WW1 Anzacs in Weymouth, Dorset

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Name: Phil Grinter <strathbogie@iinet.net.au>
Date: 2017-04-24
Soldier or surname being researched Pte Oliver Vale
Where are you from? Beckom,NSW,Australia
How I found this page War Service Records
Comments:
My grandfather was docked 10 days pay as punishment for failing to salute an officer on 18.2.1918, while convalescing (schrapnel and gun shot wounds to hands, face and side) in your lovely town.
Now, 100 years on, I feel almost overwhelmed with gratitude to you and your forbears for the compassion shown to him and obviously many others like him.
Upon returning to Australia, he lived (with a bullet still lodged in his lung) and farmed at Naring near Katamatite in northern Victoria. Due to the severity of his injuries he was told not to expect children, so with his wife Florence nee Sloley, adopted a son Jack. However, they were soon also blessed with Faith (my mum), Olive and Caroline. He seldom spoke of the war, but named his farm "Passchendaele".
A fine young man called Bill van Bergen, displaced by the war from Holland, came to work for Oliver and Florence on the farm, and went on to buy it in about 1962.
Due to failing health Grandad retired to Cobram and then to Melbourne where he died in 1974, aged 82.
I remember a gentle and likeable man, the bullet scar in his cheek, always loyal and grateful to God, but he never ever mentioned the 10 days pay which he lost in Weymouth!

Thanks for your kindness and this opportunity to share his story.

I would love to visit you wonderful people of Weymouth sometime.

Lest We Forget

Phil Grinter


 

Name: mrs l mitchell <laura@turboworld.co.uk>
Date: 2016-12-12
Soldier or surname being researched L. Horler
Where are you from? Devon
How I found this page Research
Comments:
I recently purchased an old postcard for my sisters collection. On the back was a message from L. Horler to his Auntie saying he had been moved from the tents to Hut 51.The postmark on the back was 20th July 1918. I wonder if you have any idea who L. Horler could have been.
 

Name: Bob Lester <robert53lester@gmail.com>
Date: 2016-11-28
Soldier or surname being researched John Murdoch Lester
Where are you from? Camden NSW Australia
How I found this page Just through Goggle
Comments:
John or Jack Lester saw stationed her during WWI and married Beatrice Sarah Clare 1st at the army camp at Chicherell then at St Marys Melcombe Regis 21 November 1917. Beatrice my Grandmother lived at 16 Wesley St Weymouth with her parents and whose family I can trace back through 5 further generations - Clare, Simmonds, Farwell, Marshallysay

John never fought as he was in and out of hospital and AWOL a few times. He returned to Sydeny an dshe followed him out as a war bride with one son and gave birth to my father on board off Ceylon. The had a further 4 children and lived a long life together

 

Name: Rhiannon Urquhart <fishbink@gmail.com>
Date: 2016-11-14
Soldier or surname being researched Alexander Snell
Where are you from? UK
How I found this page google
Comments:
Alex Snell recovered from a gun shot wound to his left foot here from November 1916 until April 1917
 

Name: Clifford Urquhart <nqsnow@gmail.com>
Date: 2016-10-07
Soldier or surname being researched Pte. Frank Urquhart
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page Google
Comments:
My Grandfather Pte. Frank Urquhart came to Monte Video camp after being at Cornelia war hospital in Poole. Whilst at the Monte Video Camp (from about 6/01/1918) Frank Married a Katie Maud White of Poole, Daughter of a Ruben White, blacksmith of Poole. Katie was a VAD nurse, I believe from the Cornelia war hospital Poole. Your website gives me a good insight into some details needed for the writing of a book on my Grandfather. Thank you.
 

Name: William Steffensen <billsteffensen2@gmail.com>
Date: 2016-09-18
Soldier or surname being researched william Millar
Where are you from? Queensland, Australia
How I found this page Researching ww1 family
Comments:
Thanks for your site. My grandfather William Millar spent time at no 2 depot from the 29.9.1917 to 1.11.1917 after treatment in the 2/1 Southern General Hospital on Dudley Road and convalence at Harefield House. Currenty retracing his war hsitory. Thank you
 

Name: tracey O'Hara <tracey@traceyohara.com>
Date: 2016-09-05
Soldier or surname being researched Henry Charles Keid
Where are you from? Canberra, Australia
How I found this page Google
Comments:
My Great Grandfather Harry Keid was a Weymouth to recover from a leg wound he received in the Gallipoli landing. He met my Great Grandmother there - a Dorset girl Laura Alice Mahala Foyle. They were married in 1917. I am researching a novel about them.
 

Name: Patsy Daly <patsymd@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2016-08-09
Soldier or surname being researched Louis Aaron Holmes 3434
Where are you from? Melbourne, Australia
How I found this page Google search on Monte Video
Comments:
I am researching my great uncle Louis Holmes who was discharged from London General Hospital on 16 Jun 1916 and transferred to Monte Video Camp until he was transferred to Perham Downs.
 

Name: Col Dixon <colindixon@westnet.com.au>
Date: 2016-07-21
Soldier or surname being researched Norman Rodgers 4887 AIF
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page Google
Comments:
I am researching the names on a war memorial in NSW at Newton Boyd. The town is now gone but the concrete and granite memorial still stands and is cared for by he Returned Services League. There is nothing else around it but a few sheds, an occasional house and60 km either side of winding narrow dirt road. The town was in a valley at the foot of the Great Dividing Range. Now it is just a pretty, isolated valley with a war memorial. I really wanted to find out who these men were, which I did. Currently I am researching their service records A few were at Weymouth.
 

Name: estelle wilson <esse1945@hotmail.com>
Date: 2016-04-09
Soldier or surname being researched wylie
Where are you from? Canberra Australia
How I found this page researching james malcolm wylie
Comments:
Seems my great-uncle is listed within your Anzac records.
 

Name: David G Matthews <davidmatthews641@btinternet.com>
Date: 2016-03-12
Soldier or surname being researched Robinson
Where are you from? Hailsham Sussex
How I found this page typed in Littlemoor Camp Preston
Comments:
Have sent a request to contact page.

William Joseph Robinson was married at Melcombe Regish parish church to Florence May Matthews 13 March 1919 He was 21 she was 19

It is believed he was Australain however his occupation is listed as Farmer and his father George Robinson also farmer, the difficulty has been tracing them after the marriage as it believed they travelled back to Australia Robinson's home ! As Florences parents emigrated 3 June 1920 on the "Borad" from London to Sydney - they were Salvationists and are buried at Lithgow cemetery in NSW.

 

Name: Greg Stephens <gcgstephens@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-11-17
Soldier or surname being researched George Stephens, et al
Where are you from? Surrey
How I found this page Google search
Comments:
Author of WW1 centenary web based project 'Following the Twenty-Second', following an Australian infantry battalion during the Great War.

www.anzac-22nd-battalion.com

 

Name: Maggie Weiley <Maggie.weiley@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-07-22
Soldier or surname being researched Colborne
Where are you from? Sydney
How I found this page Hospital address
Comments:
My grandfather was an Australian soldier during WW1 and married a local woman who as a child had been a patient at Princess Christian Hospital. I have the post cards she received whilst being treated there.
 

Name: Judith Stower <djstower@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-06-10
Soldier or surname being researched McMAHON John Leslie James
Where are you from? Queensland, Australia
How I found this page Search Engine
Comments:
My grandfather married my grandmother in Brisbane in 1920. They married the day she arrived in Brisbane. She was a Weymouth girl, MARY LOWMAN WAY, whose father JOHN WAY had a furniture shop in Fortuneswell. My grandfather had been wounded and was sent to the area to recuperate. JOHN WAY used to invite wounded soldiers to their home for afternoon tea and that was how my grand parents met. Mary was engaged to another at the time but broke it off after meeting grandfather. Her father tried to talk her out of leaving but love won out.
Mary died in 1956 aged 68 in Brisbane and JOHN LESLIE JAMES McMAHON, her husband, died in 1962 aged 68 in Brisbane.

 

Name: Dorothy Coulton (nee Martin) <dotcoulton@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-06-03
Soldier or surname being researched Bertram Cecil Martin
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page Google on C.D.Weymouth
Comments:
My grandfather was sent here March 1919 while he was deemed unfit to fight.
 

Name: laura tottle <winfrazzle@hotmail.co.uk>
Date: 2015-05-31
Soldier or surname being researched franklin
Where are you from? weymouth
How I found this page reading abount memorial service in local paper
Comments:
My Great Aunt Fairley Black Fotheringham dressmaker, working in St. Albans Street, Living at 29 Chelmsford Street Weymouth, Meet John Franklin when he was sent here to Weymouth to recuperate from being at Gallipoli. I believe he had some kind of breakdown which I understand a lot of the soldiers did, she later married him and moved to New Zealand. I was wondering if you have information of his stay here in Weymouth. hospital records where he was billeted. many thanks
 

Name: Adele Morris <adelem68@bigbond.net.au>
Date: 2015-05-23
Soldier or surname being researched Charles Edward Clark
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page Googled 'Weymouth aif'
Comments:
My great grand uncle, Charles Edward Clark, requested a discharge so that he could remain in Weymouth with his new wife. Her name was Dorothy T R Clark and lived at 43 Abbotsbury Rd. I do not know her maiden name or details of their marriage.
I suspect that he never returned to Australia.
Do you have any information?

 

Name: Adele Morris <adelem68@bigbond.net.au>
Date: 2015-05-23
Soldier or surname being researched Charles Edward Clark
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page Googled 'Weymouth aif'
Comments:
My great grand uncle, Charles Edward Clark, requested a discharge so that he could remain in Weymouth with his new wife. Her name was Dorothy T R Clark and lived at 43 Abbotsbury Rd. I do not know her maiden name or details of their marriage.
I suspect that he never returned to Australia.
Do you have any information?

 

Name: Gay Woodhams <gaynbarry@aol.com>
Date: 2015-05-19
Soldier or surname being researched Patrick Butler
Where are you from? Hawkinge, Folkestone, UK
How I found this page Google
Comments:
You have already given me a lot of information about my great uncle and I will give you his family background in the next few days. The family are immensely happy to know what happened to him. Many thanks.
 

Name: Joe Bowen <cbowen@wn.com.au>
Date: 2015-05-04
Soldier or surname being researched Herbert Bowen
Where are you from? Western Australia
How I found this page searching web
Comments:
I need contact in Weymouth for reseach article.

I visited
Weymouth saw cemetry and white horse also Monte Video House.

Can you send me your email address for future info.

 

Name: Rod Parker <rpa69383@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2015-05-02
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page internet
Comments:
I live in Australia, but was born in Weymouth. I lived in 1950 in Westham(site of the WW1 ANZAC camps) with most of the streets named after Australia. I am so proud that my people are hovering the people who came so far to fight for us.
 

Name: Peter Davey <peter.davey@outlook.com>
Date: 2015-04-29
Soldier or surname being researched William Charles Davey
Where are you from? Adelaide South Australia
How I found this page Google
Comments:
Hi, my Grandfather William Charles Davey Service #4163 served with the 50th Battalion AIF and was involved in the Battle of Morquet Farm. Arrived at No 4 Com on 07/12/16 & was then transferred to No 2 Com Weymouth on 06/05/17 with a recorded medical condition of "Irritable Heart". Not sure if he was wounded as well?
Anyway a great web-site & look forward to visiting on my next trip to UK. If you have any other information about my Grandfather would appreciate you dropping me a line.
thanks again Peter Davey 29/04/15

 

Name: rosemary barnett <rbrosebarnett@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-04-25
Soldier or surname being researched william brown SN6233
Where are you from? australia
How I found this page refered to in war record
Comments:
He was admitted in May 1917 to Verne Citadel then to Pricess Christian Hospital Weymouth, I think still May 1917.
 

Name: kas tyler <tylerbk@activ8.net.au>
Date: 2015-04-23
Soldier or surname being researched William Alfred Spurling
Where are you from? Copeville, SA, Australia
How I found this page google
Comments:
William Spurling was from Copeville.
 

Name: Michael Colsey <mcolsey@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-04-22
Where are you from? Adelaide, Australia
How I found this page Google search for Weymouth ANZAC Day
Comments:
I'm an ex RAAF member adn am presently seconded to a company in Weymouth for a couple of months. Hope to attend the ANZAC Day memorial in Portland on Saturday with my family
 

Name: Ian Corr <iancorr1959@hotmail.com>
Date: 2015-04-20
Soldier or surname being researched Nil
Where are you from? Bovington
How I found this page Local Knowledge
Comments:
I served with the ADF in Darwin as a Gunner with 8/12 Mdm Regt RAA 2003 - 2006. I now work in Bovington Camp and intend to attend the ANZAC Parade in Weymouth on Saturday 25 April 2015. I used this site to get the information for the parade. Many thanks, Ian Corr
 

Name: Ron Axelby <rjaxelby@grapevine.com.au>
Date: 2015-04-17
Soldier or surname being researched Albert Richard Axelby
Where are you from? Canberra, Australia
How I found this page Researching my grandfathers war record
Comments:
Albert was a member of the Australian Army who landed at gallipoli on the day, he survived his lengthy stay at gallipoli but contracted a servere illness which resulted in his evacuation to Malta then to Birmingham hospital following by some time at the Weymouth Camp befor rejoining his unit
 

Name: Lynda Klimeck <lynda49@hotmail.com>
Date: 2015-03-31
Soldier or surname being researched Adams and Gaffey
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page through Face Book
Comments:
it all sounds very interesting. I visited Weymouth a few years ago but would like to return armed with the info I have since found put about my family connections with the town.
 

Name: Julie Askew <iloveholidays@icloud.com>
Date: 2015-03-31
Soldier or surname being researched James Kelly
Where are you from? Port Melbourne Australia
How I found this page google. Looking for Weymouth Monte Video
Comments:
what a wonderful site and project. Congratulations. I am happy o share what little I know of my Australian grandfather and my Somerset English grandmother if it would be of interest to you.
Kind regards
Julie Askew

 

Name: Janet McCulloch <janet.bob@talktalk.net>
Date: 2015-03-30
Soldier or surname being researched William John Brown
Where are you from? Bristol
How I found this page Facebook
Comments:
My great uncle WJ Brown hailed from Leyton in Essex but from records in the Australian Archives it appears he enlisted in the Expeditionary Force in Sydney, we are not sure how he got there. He was at Gallipoli and Montevideo and was admitted to hospital several times with diphtheria, trench foot, scabies. Unfortunately he died in September 1917 at Paschendale. I would love to know more about his experience. I have saved his records with more details into my family tree in Ancestry.com. The Aussie records are brilliant.
 

Name: Sandra Bethell <sandra.k.bethell@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-03-22
Soldier or surname being researched John Clay Just
Where are you from? Melbourne, Australia
How I found this page Researching my grandfather.
Comments:
My grandfather, John Clay Just, was wounded in Gallipoli as part of the 5th Infantry Battalion. His service records indicate that in October 1915 his base details were Weymouth Command, AIF Cairo 1st/625. Grateful for any information or suggested resources for further research.
 

Name: Jill Jenkins <Jenkinsrj@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2015-03-10
Soldier or surname being researched George Gapes 1st Signal Coy WW1
Where are you from? Melbourne australia
How I found this page General search in Google of Weymouth
Comments:
My grandfather George was transferred to Weymouth ( don't know which hospital in 1918) from Harefield hospital with diphtheria. He lived and went back to Melbourne. Thanks to all Jill
 

Name: Jan Saundercock <jansaundercock@gmail.com>
Date: 2015-03-01
Soldier or surname being researched Private Joseph King AIF #523
Where are you from? Lithgow NSW Australia
How I found this page search on google Westham WWI
Comments:
Excellent website. Will visit again.

Joseph stayed in Westham Camp and was invalided home to Australia in July 1916.

 

Name: ken manning <ken.manning@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2015-02-23
Soldier or surname being researched bertram strickland manning
Where are you from? redcliffe queensland australia
How I found this page surfing the net
Comments:
researching my grandfather who was evacuated from amiens to
princess Christina arriving on 28-8 1918

 

Name: Neil Leckie <nkaleckie@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2015-02-20
Soldier or surname being researched John Richards
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page Searched Weymouth Barracks
Comments:
I have a photograph of John Richards 4208, 21st Bn AIF, a PoW who was posted to Weymouth on 8 Jan 1919. The photo shows what looks like a two story building in the mist in the background. I am trying to identify where the photo was taken. I could send a scan if you send me an email address.
Neil Leckie Manager Ballarat Ranger Military Museum, Australia

 

Name: Michael Oldham <michael35@supanet.com>
Date: 2014-12-01
Soldier or surname being researched Private 1632 Militan Schatkowski
Where are you from? Exmouth, Devon
How I found this page web search 'Weymouth convalescence WWI'
Comments:
It was recently suggested by Dr Elena Govor that I might like to write a bit to go on my grandfather's page on her website http://russiananzacs.net/Schatkowski as the centenary of his enlistment was approaching [it was on November 30th]. His records show that he went to Weymouth from hospital in London in 1917 so I thought it could be for convalescence. He was there for about a month [mid May - mid June 1917]. From Weymouth he was posted for duty to AIF Admin HQ, London then to the Australian Red Cross at Old Bailey.
I didn't realise there was an Anzac memorial in Weymouth until a few days ago.

 

Name: Mark Ford <markfford@onetel.com>
Date: 2014-11-16
Soldier or surname being researched G F White
Where are you from? Dorchester
How I found this page Newspaper item Nov 2014
Comments:
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Name: Christine Graves <Bonehill7@sky.com>
Date: 2014-11-13
Soldier or surname being researched Andre Podesta
Where are you from? Atherstone, Warwickshire
How I found this page Joined Weymouth pages
Comments:
Used to live in Weymouth from 1963. Researching family tree and found my father's uncle convalesced there when in Australian army. He was an Irish/Italian living in the north of England who moved with his daughter to Perth. When war broke out he fought in Australian army. He suffered with severe arthritis and was eventually invalided out of the army.

 

Name: Andrew Palmer <apalmer@me.com>
Date: 2014-11-07
Soldier or surname being researched A.S. Duncan, 10th Bn, 1st A.I.F.
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page Google search
Comments:
My great-grandfather Andrew Stewart Duncan, Sergeant, 10 Battalion, 1st A.I.F. Was sent to No 2 Command Depot 18 Sep 1916 - 23 Mar 1917. I am researching my great-grandfather's life and times, and have blogged on his WW1 experiences at www.andrewsarchives.com
 

Name: David Harris <davidharris989@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-10-28
Where are you from? Weymouth
How I found this page from phil
Comments:
We are holding a remembrance ceremony when the mayor will unveil three notice boards we have erected adjacent to the Australian War Graves in Melcombe Cemetery next to Newstead Road. This is on Saturday 8th November with muster at 1030 and the ceremony starting at 1045. After a minutes silence at 1100 wreats will be laid at the war memorial. Anyone who wishes to join us in this service and/or lay a wreath will be very welcome. Our website address is www.westhamcommunitygroup.co.uk if you want a foretaste of the site on the Westham Stories page.
 

Name: Patricia Hammond <triciaan@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2014-10-22
Soldier or surname being researched Gunner John Ellis AIF 2029
Where are you from? Brisbane Queensland Australia
How I found this page John Ellis's medical records
Comments:
He was definately in Weymouth when sick and went back to the western front and was killed on 3/11/1918. He emigrated from North Wales to Australia and married in Australia .
 

Name: Annie Coster <ranchocoster@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-10-19
Soldier or surname being researched Cyprian Bridge Brereton
Where are you from? New Zealand
How I found this page Google
Comments:
My Granfather was wounded in Gallipoli as was my Great Uncle Hector Guy - Hector spent time at Nettley Hospital and was subsequently killed in France. My grandmother journeyed from New Zealand to mayy my Grandfather and they lived in Weymouth for some time before My Grandfather was sent home in charge of a ship load of wounded New zealanders. I a writing a book about their lives at this time and would love any photographs of Weymouth late in 1915.
 

Name: Marie Marchese <marie.marchese@bigpond.com>
Date: 2014-09-22
Soldier or surname being researched William Spencer Greaves of Monte Video House, near Weymouth
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page Stumbled across it when researching in the Weymouth area
Comments:
Thanks so much for this website. Whilst it wasn't immediately of use it was touching that our ANZACs are remembered and that your group has seen fit to construct this great site.

I have bookmarked it for any ANZACs and passed it on to others in the genealogy community here in Australia.

Kind regards

Marie

 

Name: Ivor G. Player <ivorgplayer@gmail.com.au>
Date: 2014-09-21
Soldier or surname being researched Murray
Where are you from? Cairns, Queensland, Australia
How I found this page Repatriation station for casualites
Comments:
Researching some of our Freemasons Lodge brethren who served in WWI. In particular Dr. Archibald Warren Graves Murray RAMC, nephew of Sir Archibald Murray, and his brother Clive Murray a Bombardier in AIF both wounded and ended up in Essex Hospital via Weymouth. Dr Murray went on to East Kent (Buffs). His brother was wounded again in France and eventually discharged back to Australia. On the first wounded period their brother C.G.T.Murray, a Dentist here in Cairns made a set of teeth for Clive as part recompense in having lost part of his jaw.
 

Name: Joy Davis <joyd800@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-09-14
Soldier or surname being researched Ralph Henshaw
Where are you from? Toowoomba QLD Aust
How I found this page Message from Phil Sher on Ancestry
Comments:
I have sent a reply to Phil's message but have heard nothing from him since.
 

Name: William Latham <w.latham@optusnet.com.au>
Date: 2014-09-08
Soldier or surname being researched Edgar Allen Thornell
Where are you from? Melbourne Australia
How I found this page Via Matt Smith Australian Military Historian
Comments:
In July this year I visited the UK France and Belgium with the task of photographing all the graves of Melbourne High School Old Boys who are buried in those countries. My group visited Weymouth but because of parking Problems with our bus could not get access to The Melcombe Regis War graves site . I photographed each grave with a commemoration card attached plus the MHSOBA flag and the Australian flag . I would like somebody to take an image of Edgar Thornell's grave I can send the card and Mhsoba flag plus provide a brief Biography on Edgar if I had a slow mail address The image will be placed on the schools archives
 

Name: Phil Domrow <p.domrow@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-08-09
Soldier or surname being researched Eric Russell
Where are you from? Melbourne, Australia
How I found this page Internet search for "Monte Video"
Comments:
I have a marriage certificate for a relative who married Eric Russell in July 5, 1919. He is shown on the certificate as a soldier in the A.I.F. residing at Monte Video Camp, Chickerell. Your page "The Camps" mentions a spreadsheet of 50 marriages in the parish church. Is this list still available? (copied to email address also)
 

Name: Alan Silverwood <theminerscottage@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-08-01
Soldier or surname being researched general research
Where are you from? Charters Towers Queensland Australia
How I found this page internet search
Comments:
A friend in Weymouth mentioned the memorial and sent me some photos - that got me interested in the history of Anzacs in Weymouth.. I have a little museum in Charters Towers Queensland Australia - I collect Anzac memorabilia and stories...
Good site

 

Name: Chris Loudon <vigilans@wags.org.au>
Date: 2014-07-14
Soldier or surname being researched 11Bn AIF Soldiers
Where are you from? Western Australia
How I found this page Google search for Weymouth anzacs
Comments:
Great site. Thank you for doing what you are doing & for perpetuating the memory of Australian soldiers who were in your towns care 100 year ago + looking after our graves.
Cheers,
Chris Loudon - Webmaster
Western Australian Genealogical Society (WAGS)
http://wags.org.au
http://11btn.wags.org.au (11th battalion AIF memorial website)

 

Name: Kerry Lindsay <normanandkerry@bigpond.com>
Date: 2014-06-08
Soldier or surname being researched Frank Oswald Dukes, David Baker Cooper, Reginald Hardy Cooper
Where are you from? Sydney, Australia
How I found this page Facebook
Comments:
I'm always interested in anything about the Great War, especially as I had two Great Uncles and a Grandfather fighting in Belgium and France.
The two uncles were KIA, one eis named on the Menin Gate and the other is buried at Bullecourt, France.
My Grandfather was lucky enough to come home safely.
A very dark time in world history. Lest We Forget.
I will continue to look at your page. Many thanks.

 

Name: Elwyn Crawford <elwyn.c@netconnect.com.au>
Date: 2014-06-03
Where are you from? Melbourne, Australia
How I found this page Son studying at Warwick University U.K.
Comments:
Hi there ANZAC descendants - I've shared a few items to do with the WW1 Weymouth ANZACS group and its centenary project on our Facebook Page www.facebook.com/servicemedalsmelbourne
We frame personal stories and histories and make many military service presentations and hope our postings may assist researchers in finding more links - Sincerely Elwyn Crawford

 

Name: David Ellis <dave.a.ellis@lineone.net>
Date: 2014-06-03
Where are you from? Weymouth
How I found this page Google after looking at BBC News website
Comments:
So much additional local history that I knew so little about.
Excellent work
Well Done!

 

Name: Lorraine Edwards <lmareeba@bigpond.com>
Date: 2014-05-28
Soldier or surname being researched John Henry Barnes EDWARDS
Where are you from? Queensland Australia
How I found this page Contact of Phil Sherwood
Comments:
Uncle Harry Edwards received shrapnel wounds at the Somme and was sent to an English hospital, we don't know where. The family had emigrated from Cornwall to Queensland in 1882 and Harry met relatives in Penzance while recovering.
 

Name: sandra jones <sjones171@hotmail.com>
Date: 2014-05-18
Soldier or surname being researched chamberlain or Lee
Where are you from? australia
How I found this page facebook
Comments:
have family from Weymouth, I know they were in the defence force but haven't found out where, when or what part of the defence force they were in
 

Name: Prof. John Hepworth <j.d.hepworth@tinyworld.co.uk>
Date: 2014-05-12
Where are you from? Preston UK
How I found this page google
Comments:
Am writing a booklet on NZ camps and hospitals in the UK in WW1. While Weymouth is more associated with the Aussies it did play a role with the NZ troops but this tends to be neglected. I need help with this and your informative website offered some! have emailed Mr Sherwood.
 

Name: donna bridgeman <grrlgypsy@gmail.com>
Date: 2014-04-29
Soldier or surname being researched James Bridgeman
Where are you from? New Zealand
How I found this page through a genealogy facebook group
Comments:
my grandfather was either called Jim or Paddy. He was Irish born but enlisted in the NZ Expeditionary Force after he emigrated to NZ. I am still learning about his army career and his time spent in Gallipoli where he almost lost his arm to a gunshot he took in it. I can remember the huge scar he had. He is mentioned in a book called Passport to Hell written by Robin Hyde as he was a good mate of the main character, Starkie (Private J D Stark)
 

Name: Tim Braby <tim.braby@bigpond.com>
Date: 2014-04-23
Soldier or surname being researched Pte. Roy Braby,
Where are you from? Brisbane, Australia
How I found this page search for Aust Base Depot Weymouth
Comments:
my Grandfather served at Gallipoli, he was wounded in the shoulder and after time at Woodlands, Manchester, he spent time at the Australian Base Depot Weymouth. He was deemed unable to hold a rifle and was happily returned to Australia in July/August 1916. He was at Weymouth from 2/1/1916 until he was sent home. He married in 1918 and my father was born in 1919. We have his pay book, copies of his war records, and a very fragile book of photos, many taken during his convalescence. Thank you very much for a very informative website. Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have about Pte. Roy Braby 4th Battalion A.I.F
 

Name: Kevin Earl <kevinaearl@btinternet.com>
Date: 2014-03-02
Soldier or surname being researched Rasmussen
Where are you from? Southampton
How I found this page Search Engine
Comments:
Found your site very interesting, Having rediscovered my Australian relations and my Great Uncle's records at http://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/scripts/Imagine.asp?B=8069978 . My great Uncle having been wounded at Gallipoli and later at Pozieres spent time in Weymouth before he went to Shefford, Bedfordshire, where he must have met my Grandfathers youngest sister, Rose.
 

Name: Tim Green <Green-37@talktalk.net>
Date: 2014-02-27
Soldier or surname being researched Richard E Charters
Where are you from? Sussex UK
How I found this page thru S&DFHS mag article by PS
Comments:
With Phils pointers I have been able to gather service details of Dick and put together a potted miilitary history, also with family links have added more to story, which has now been forwarded to Phil S for inclusion.
 

Name: Allan Wood <ChippyWood@dorchester476.freeserve.co.uk>
Date: 2014-02-25
Soldier or surname being researched Many of them
Where are you from? Weymouth
How I found this page Google
Comments:
I think the site is excellent. I am the coordinator for the Chesil schools First World War contact group. I am also a battlefield tour guide of some experience and have researched several of those buried in the churchyard for a project I did at my school. The hope is that our blog site which we go public with in May this year will allow schools to have a point of contact for the centenary of the Great War. You will know David Harris who is part of our group. Of you wish to know more please contact me on the above email. Regards, Allan.
 

Name: David Harris <davidharris989@gmail.com>
Date: 2013-12-18
How I found this page Allan Wood
Comments:
I have e-mailed a note to Phil to see if we can help each other
 

Name: Helen Creigh <phabc4@virginmedia.com>
Date: 2013-11-22
Soldier or surname being researched Hanrahan
Where are you from? originally from Dorset, England
How I found this page personal research
Comments:
We have been told that our grandfather was an Australian soldier in WW1 called Alfred Hanrahan. He is said to have been in action in France and he must have spent some time in southern England, most probably Dorset sometime around late Spring, early Summer 1918. The story was that he came from a farming background in New South Wales, possibly the Blue Mountains area. He is said to have been tall with golden blond coloured hair. He was married with a wife in Australia.
 

Name: ROD PARKER <rpa69383@bigpond.net.au>
Date: 2013-11-16
Soldier or surname being researched NONE
Where are you from? NEW SOUTH WALES
How I found this page INTERNET
Comments:
Hi, I am Weymouth born and have lived in Aussie since 1976.
I was wondering if you have contacted the wonderful WAR MEMORIAL in Canberra. Its MUSEUM is the most comprehensive
collection of records and exibits in the commomwealth of
ANZAC exploits.

Regards, Rod Parker.

 

Name: Kaye Richards <richardsquarries@activ8.net.au>
Date: 2013-11-15
Soldier or surname being researched Pte Charles Alfred Hall AIF
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page chance
Comments:

Looking for the descendants of Pt Charles Alfred Hall from Victoria Aus. His wife Edith Annie Pickford. They married in Weymouth Feb 1918 but he died of Flu Nov 1918. believe they had a child but they stayed in England although visited Aus in 1922

 

Name: Kaye Richards <richardsquarries@activ8.net.au>
Date: 2013-11-15
Soldier or surname being researched Pte Charles Alfred Hall AIF
Where are you from? Australia
How I found this page chance
Comments:
great job wish I could be of more help
 

Name: Sue Hughes <hughes327@yahoo.com.au>
Date: 2013-08-04
Soldier or surname being researched Samuel Wilfred THOMPSON
Where are you from? Grafton, NSW, Australia.
How I found this page Australian Genealogy Facebook Group
Comments:
Samuel W Thompson is my Grandfather, he enlisted in Sydney, NSW, was in the 2nd group to land at Gallipoli, arrived back in Australia in 1919, and died in Sydney in 1990 aged 95
 

Name: Carolyn Fitzgerald <lynfitz@fsmail.net>
Date: 2013-07-11
Soldier or surname being researched Sydney Herbert Steward Morgan
Where are you from? Staines, Middlesex
How I found this page Family Research
Comments:
Syd was my Grandfather, from Kent. He went to Aus in 1912 and joined the 28th Battalion AIF in 1915. He was wounded twice in France, and after the war was demobbed through Weymouth ( Littlemoor) As far as we know he never returned to Australia.
 

Name: Phil Sherwood <phil.sherwood@one-name.org>
Date: 2013-05-25
Soldier or surname being researched Capt. Percy MONEY
Where are you from? Weymouth, Dorset
How I found this page webmaster
Comments:
Percy was a Doctor in the Medical Corp. and the oldest soldier to die in the camps at Weymouth. He was living in Brisbane, but born in England. Is there anyone related to him?
I hope you will all find something of interest here, and leave your comments in this book.
Phil