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Air Raid Protection Services (ARP)
During the Second World War, municipalities around Australia were expected to take their own precautions...
Air Raid Shelters
During World War Two an air raid shelter was constructed in Merri Park near the Northcote High School. It...
Aircraft - Wirraway
In the late 1950s, former Luftwaffe pilot Fred Meuller relocated to Australia and established a petrol...
Alfred Hobart Sturdee
Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Hobart Sturdee served as a surgeon in the 2nd Field Ambulance of the 16th...
Bruce Kingsbury was born in Armadale in 1918. After working interstate for a while he joined his fathers real...
Charles William Hicks
Charles William Hicks was 21 when he embarked from Melbourne on board A39 Port Macquarie on June 15, 1915. he...
Corporal Henry Rogers
Corporal Henry Rogers (6 Infantry Battalion) was born in 1917 lived in both North Preston and Reservoir and,...
Corporal James Hugh Ross
James Hugh Ross was a Scotsman who arrived in Australia, aged 20. His family lived in McLachlan Street,...
Frank Leslie Lugton
Frank Leslie Lugton (1893-1916) was a promising young cricketer with the Northcote Cricket Club, a member of...
Harold Edward Elliott
In 1914 Harold Elliott was residing in Darebin Road, Northcote. Elliott had been born in country Victoria...
Hugh Heron, blacksmith, was 24 when he enlisted in May 1915 as an able-bodied driver for 1st Royal Australian...
Leslie Alfred Swift
Private Leslie Alfred Swift (alias William Alfred Smith) of Mitchell Street, Northcote, was just 16 years of...
Collingwood born Norman Stanley Osborne served with distinction in both World Wars, achieving the rank of...
Percy Lay was born in Ballan on 8 February 1892. During the First World War he enlisted in the A.I.F. and...
Private Claude Membrey
Private Claude Membrey (6 Battalion) of Merri Street, Northcote was killed by a sniper at Pozieres in 1916...
Richard Pearman Minifie
Richard Minifie was born in Alphington on 2 February 1898. In 1916 he joined the Royal Navy Air Service...
Rodney Breavington never received a medal. Yet his courage and determination in facing the enemy surely...
Sergeant William Ruthven
Sergeant William Ruthven was born in 1893 in Collingwood and became a mechanical engineer. He was also...
Thomas William Thrupp
Thomas (Tom) William Thrupp was born on 22 September 1903 in Cue, W.A., about 400 km north of Kalgoorlie. He...
Vivian Bullwinkel was born in Kapunda, South Australia on 18 December 1915. After training as a nurse she...
William Henry Scott
William Scott was born in New Zealand on 11 April 1881, before moving to Victoria in 1890.Enlisting in the...
William Nathaniel Gothard
William Nathaniel Gothard was an Arthur Street, Fairfield resident when he embarked from Melbourne on board...
William Williams (1886-1914)
Able Seaman William G.V. Williams, aged 28, an electricity works employee, of Thornbury, was the first...
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