Many residents of Upper Beaconsfield had an association with the armed forces.

Some were born here and left before the war, others where residents here when they enlisted, or their families lived here. Some soldiers moved here after their war service, some as soldier settlers, leasing orchards. Their war experiences would have affected them or their families for their whole lives. A substantial number of officers retired to Upper Beaconsfield after a career in the armed forces.

We know the names of the soldiers on our war memorial. But their names tell us little about their backgrounds. This index, not yet complete, lists many of the men and women who were actively involved in the conflicts. Click on a name to read more about their lives.

 

A'Beckett
Frank Leigh Browning   b. 21 Jul 1884, d. 7 Aug 1915
Ulick Burke b. 3 Jul 1882, d. 6 Oct 1963
Anderson
George Watson b. 18 Jun 1893, d. 16 Nov 1977
Bailey
Harold   b. Mar 1885, d. 26 Aug 1918
Barnett
Thomas Frederick b. 1887, d. 9 Nov 1960
Begg
Peter Donald 'Don' b. 6 Apr 1917, d. 13 Mar 2012
Samuel James b. 4 May 1913, d. 26 Mar 2001
Bell
Robin Archibald David 'Bob' b. 1896, d. 12 Jan 1980
Berglund
Charles Bertram   b. 1889, d. 4 Nov 1918
Berry
James John   b. 25 Apr 1895, d. 29 Jan 1916
Binding
Albert Edward John b. 8 Dec 1911, d. 10 Mar 1991
Black
Douglas Bruce b. 20 Jul 1898, d. 12 Dec 1918
Robert Livingstone b. 1893, d. 9 Aug 1918
Booth
William b. 4 Dec 1904
Brain
Albert John 'Bert' b. Jun 1880, d. 26 Jul 1961
Brown
Enos Anthony Edwin b. 1888, d. 1968
Percy Geach b. 31 Oct 1895, d. 1983
Browne
Archibald Chase b. 1894, d. 1979
Eric Cecil b. 1890, d. 10 Jul 1953
Burton
Harry Alexander (Lt. Col.) b. 15 Jan 1911, d. 3 May 1990
Cannon
Lilian b. 10 Oct 1877, d. 3 Jan 1952
Cole
Gordon Keep b. 7 Dec 1900, d. 1984
Colles
Clive Dana b. 8 Oct 1923, d. 15 Dec 2006
Corder
Reginald b. 1887, d. 4 Oct 1917
Corry
Kathleen b. 27 Mar 1919
Coulson
Harold   b. 16 Jul 1896, d. 4 Jul 1918
Dennett
Peter Buck   b. 29 Sep 1922, d. 19 Jul 1944
Dineley
Edward Bernard b. 12 Jun 1899, d. 21 Sep 1917
Donaldson
Avenel William John b. 1 Feb 1889, d. 1 Dec 1969
Montrose Richard Ferguson b. 1892, d. 12 Aug 1951
Donovan
Stanley Gordon H b. 1893, d. 20 Aug 1964
Downey
William Thomas Stawell b. 19 Sep 1904, d. 1988
Elmes
Herbert Oliver b. 1873, d. 5 Nov 1916
Evans
Evan Charles Russell 'Dick'   b. 1896, d. 18 Sep 1918
Ferguson
Henry b. 1890, d. 24 Nov 1967
Field
William Derek b. 1938, d. 12 Sep 1959
Foott
Cecil Henry (Brigadier-General) b. 16 Jan 1876, d. 27 Jun 1942
Foster
William Henry b. Sep 1893, d. Jul 1977
Fowler
Samuel Henry Milne b. 1881, d. 22 Dec 1955
Funnell
Arthur Francis James b. Dec 1895, d. Jun 1968
Robert James Lionel b. 6 Sep 1905, d. 8 Sep 1982
Gibb
James Mair b. Mar 1884, d. 27 Nov 1968
Gibbs
George   b. 1891, d. 7 Oct 1917
Stephen Leslie b. 1895, d. 20 Dec 1966
Gilbert
Edward John b. 13 May 1911
Gillard
Richard John b. 6 Nov 1912
Glismann
John b. 18 Nov 1900, d. 29 Apr 1991
Graham
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Grant
Thomas William b. 7 Feb 1907, d. 29 Aug 1977
Green
Leonard Alfred Robert b. 12 Jul 1915, d. 15 Jul 1994
Greenwood
Thomas Edwin b. Dec 1900, d. Feb 1962
Griffin
Francis Joseph (Captain) b. 1 Feb 1881, d. 11 Jun 1965
George Malcolm   b. 26 Nov 1914, d. 18 Feb 1944
Warwick James Stokell (Major) b. 11 Oct 1911, d. 22 Aug 1994
Groser
Adrian Charles Noel b. 14 Jan 1920, d. 8 Dec 2000
Val Arthur Lee b. 3 Jan 1923, d. 25 Jul 1999
Hall
Frederick Maurice b. 18 Jul 1900
Hamilton
Frank Gordon b. 19 Jun 1894, d. 5 Dec 1915
Stanley b. 27 Feb 1891, d. 3 Oct 1960
Harris
Claud Alfred b. 1888, d. 28 Feb 1969
Edward William b. 19 Jul 1895, d. 8 Feb 1961
Hay
Eric Alexander b. 1889, d. 2 Sep 1943
Hayball
Robert 'Roy' b. 1889, d. 20 Sep 1958
Hedrick
David Brydon b. 21 Nov 1871, d. 31 Dec 1939
Heppner
Walter Gordon   b. 12 Oct 1897, d. 9 Aug 1918
William Bernard b. 14 Jan 1894, d. 5 Dec 1979
Holmes
Charles Henry 'Harry' b. 4 Dec 1911, d. Nov 1985
George Nixon 'Nixon' b. 3 Nov 1914, d. 26 Oct 1994
William John 'Bill'   b. 1 Jun 1907, d. 2 Oct 1943
Hopkins
Joseph Surrey Thomas b. 1889, d. 29 Dec 1977
Horan
Harold Michael Mervyn b. 13 Mar 1891, d. 5 Sep 1966
Horner
Ronald Arthur b. 1918, d. 23 Nov 1994
Horrigan
Ernest Harry b. 16 Aug 1920, d. 2 Oct 1976
Ernest Henry b. 5 Nov 1893, d. 17 Jun 1953
George Cornelius b. 24 Nov 1921, d. 19 Apr 1990
Hudson
Bernard Lionel b. 31 Jul 1918, d. 26 Mar 1955
William Harland 'Bill' b. 28 Oct 1914, d. 11 Aug 2008
Hughes
Constance Vyvyan b. 2 Apr 1917, d. 9 Jul 2011
Gwynneth b. 16 Sep 1920, d. 15 Jul 2014
Hyde
Thomas Alfred b. 15 Oct 1895, d. 1969
Imer
Louis James b. 17 Mar 1899, d. 24 Jun 1969
Jermyn
John Evelyn b. 16 Jan 1917
Johnson
William George b. 1894, d. 10 Feb 1975
Keeble
Frederick Percy b. Sep 1893, d. 29 May 1925
Kennedy
Geoffrey John b. 25 May 1923
Kerr
William Buchanan   b. 23 May 1893, d. 2 May 1915
Knapton
Alan Elmy b. 30 Aug 1898, d. 28 Oct 1993
William Gustaf Leslie b. 6 May 1916, d. 1 Jan 2012
William John   b. 22 Jan 1893, d. 11 Jan 1917
Knox
George Hodges (Sir) b. 17 Dec 1885, d. 11 Jul 1960
Ladd
Edward Wildes Holyoak (Ted)   b. 12 Mar 1889, d. 7 Apr 1917
Edward Wilfred b. 18 Nov 1921, d. 27 Aug 1976
Harry Matthew b. 10 Mar 1891, d. 1 May 1948
Lamrock
Cuthbert Robert b. 30 Jul 1890, d. 8 Apr 1973
Lang
Arthur Allan b. 6 Dec 1912, d. 4 Apr 1970
Harry b. 6 May 1916, d. 7 Jan 1987
Philip b. 15 Dec 1914, d. 16 Jul 1998
Larkin
William John b. 10 Mar 1895, d. 29 Apr 1973
Linton
Cecil Arthur   b. 22 Jan 1896, d. 28 Jul 1918
Luke
Victor Mason b. 1891, d. 21 Mar 1966
MacDougall
James Kenneth b. 25 Sep 1884, d. 10 Feb 1960
Manger
William Douglas Stewart b. 26 Sep 1890, d. 21 Jul 1915
Marsh
Cyril Godfrey   b. 5 May 1893, d. 7 Aug 1915
Martel
Maurice Joseph   b. 17 Dec 1914, d. 17 Mar 1942
Matthews
Armstrong 'Dub' b. 19 Nov 1911, d. 12 May 1987
McArdell
John Orson Oldfield b. 1880, d. 7 Oct 1968
Lionel Clarence b. 1886, d. 1943
Philip Harris Oldfield b. 1883, d. 15 Jul 1917
McCathie
Neil Campbell b. 13 Apr 1917
McDonald
David b. 18 Nov 1900, d. 20 Jun 1969
McMinn
Walter Driffield b. 16 Jul 1892, d. 19 Apr 1978
Merritt
Walter b. 1877, d. 19 Nov 1965
Morris
Basil Moorhouse b. 19 Dec 1888, d. 5 Apr 1975
Moss
Albert Henry b. 7 Jun 1916
Mumford
Charles Frederick Gordon b. 25 Jan 1893, d. Jun 1962
Newman
Thomas James b. 8 Aug 1916, d. 22 Mar 1946
Osborn
Larry b. 5 Aug 1923, d. 14 Aug 2012
Owen
Edward 'Ted' b. 5 Jun 1907, d. 19 Jan 1998
Paget
Leslie James b. 1890, d. 24 Aug 1916
Petersen
Leslie James b. 15 Mar 1907
Potter
Christopher Peel   b. 7 Aug 1926, d. 21 Oct 1944
Hugh Tulloch b. 11 Feb 1922, d. 1 Feb 1953
Preston
George b. 26 Feb 1913, d. 11 Feb 1987
Reid
Kenneth Mervyn Ernest b. 1904, d. Dec 1983
Renfree
Percy Thomas b. 12 Jan 1901, d. 29 Apr 1979
Richards
Alexander Henry 'Paddy' b. 15 Nov 1887, d. 28 Jul 1952
Richardson
Arthur Leighton b. 27 May 1907, d. 19 Apr 1985
Rogers
Bruce b. 31 Mar 1927, d. 2 Jan 2003
Royals
Albert Henry b. 7 Dec 1883, d. 29 Feb 1968
Rushall
Alexander b. 1870, d. 3 Dec 1926
Savory
Joseph Braithwaite b. Dec 1895, d. 21 Aug 1966
Scott
George William Edward b. 20 Oct 1884, d. 1972
Shanks
George Charles Robert   b. 1894, d. 3 May 1917
Smith
Harold Gengoult (Sir) b. 25 Jul 1890, d. 14 Apr 1983
Harold Thomas Harvey b. 1884, d. Mar 1938
Louis Lionel   b. 17 Apr 1887, d. 2 Apr 1917
William Alfred b. 17 Apr 1895, d. 1966
Sweeney
John b. 1884, d. 1936
Thomson
David Hedrick b. 1894, d. 5 Feb 1956
Douglas George b. 1897, d. 1959
Toon
John William Henry 'Bill' b. 12 Dec 1920, d. 13 Apr 2007
Tucker
John Frederick 'Jack'   b. 1892, d. 3 Sep 1916
Turner
Henry Thomas b. 9 Nov 1914, d. 18 Sep 2003
Tyler
Roy John   b. 1885, d. 9 Jun 1918
Wade
Harold Kingsley b. 3 Jan 1908, d. 1958
Walker
Roy Cameron   b. 8 Sep 1920, d. 8 Mar 1943
Warmbrunn
Alfred Ernest b. 5 Aug 1884, d. 27 Jul 1966
Wintle
William Henry b. Sep 1897, d. 3 Jun 1986
Wright
Colin b. 2 Feb 1890, d. Jun 1961