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Air Raid Protection Services (ARP)
During the Second World War, municipalities around Australia were expected to take their own precautions...
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...
Corporal Henry Rogers
Corporal Henry Rogers (6 Infantry Battalion) was born in 1917 lived in both North Preston and Reservoir and,...
Frank Leslie Lugton
Frank Leslie Lugton (1893-1916) was a promising young cricketer with the Northcote Cricket Club, a member of...
I'm now talking with Joan Clinnick of Reservoir. Joan has lived all of her life in Reservoir and in fact...
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...
Northcote's cannons - defending the neighbourhood
For the last ninety years two cannons have straddled High Street in Westgarth, defending Northcote from...
The Preston Cenotaph – a monument built to commemorate deceased persons whose remains lay elsewhere - was...
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...
In 1943, the Mayor, Cr. W.H.Robinson, on behalf of the citizens of Preston, presented a mobile canteen to the...
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 Williams (1886-1914)
Able Seaman William G.V. Williams, aged 28, an electricity works employee, of Thornbury, was the first...
Y.M.C.A. Hostel, Northcote
In the first decade of the 1900’s George Wardrop - a tailor - bought and lived in a house that stands at what...
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