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Dalgarno, Frederick Joseph (2230)

Place of Birth: Williamstown, VIC

Age: 37 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 16 September 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2230            view online service record

Clare Castle Hotel, Graham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
E Dalgarno (wife)
Clare Castle Hotel, Graham Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Tuesday, 20 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Armadale A26
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 1st Australian Reserve Park

RTA: Thursday, 20 January 1916
Discharged: Thursday, 25 May 1916

Brothers: Percy Alexander and John Stockton Dalgarno

Name mispelt Dalgairns on record.

F Dalgarno was listed on the Swimming Club Roll of Honour, 25 November 1916.

1916 ‘ROLL OF HONOR.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 25 November, p. 2. , viewed 04 Nov 2016,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted July 21, 2016 4.08 pm 0Likes

    Born 1877, he originally served as Private, 131 with 2 Victorian Mounted Rifles when the family were at 20 Nelson Street, Port Melbourne and after he had spent some years with the volunteer Victorian Mounted Rangers. The connection is somewhat obscure, but Frederick was noted at a send-off to three volunteers from the Lilydale area. The family had, however, been in Port Melbourne for several years, both Frederick and John included on a WW1 Roll of Honour at the Graham Street State School. There was little mentioned about his enlistment, but Frederick became a regular contributor to the Port Melbourne Standard, one of his letters appearing around every second week in early 1900 before he was hospitalised with enteric fever and repatriated back to Australia in July, 1900. He later served as 906, Private, with the 5 VMR when he noted as a member of the Victorian Mounted Rangers in the Volunteer Forces.

    He volunteered again in February, 1901 and was accepted for the 5 VMR, serving as a Corporal. On enlistment, he was the licensee of the Clare Castle Hotel in Graham Street, Port Melbourne, the license transferred to his wife Ethel for the duration. He served as 2230, Lance Corporal with the Australian Army service Corps before being returned in February, 1916 suffering from neurasthenia, a now obscure term then meaning “psychological disorder characterized by chronic fatigue and weakness, loss of memory …” and sometimes attributed to shell shock. Born Williamstown, 1877, died in Caulfield, 1938 at 60 years, interred Springvale Crematorium.

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 23, 2016 12.56 pm 0Likes

    DALGARNO – On the 25th March at his residence No 310 Orrong Road Caulfield, Frederick Joseph, the beloved husband of Ethel Dalgarno, loved father of Doreen (Mrs R. Kennedy), Verna (deceased) and Roy (Brisbane) and loved grandfather of Lynn, aged 60 years. Late of 2nd and 5th Contingent South Africa and 10th A S.C., A.I.F – A patient sufferer at rest”

    Brothers DALGARNO, John Stockton died 1925, aged 50, Melbourne Hospital, East Melbourne (result of accident), interred Williamstown Cemetery; DALGARNO, Percival Alexander died 1965, aged 83, Heidelberg (Repat. Hospital)

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