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Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne
Town Hall, 333 Bay Street, Port Melbourne

Flannery, John William (2243)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC

Enlistment Details: Saturday, 5 September 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 2243            view online service record

33 Ingles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Mrs M Flannery (mother)
33 Ingles Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

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

RTA: Saturday, 12 July 1919
Discharged: Thursday, 13 November 1919

John had a poem ‘The Vacant Place” published in the Standard newspaper while he was serving at the front.

1915 ‘THE VACANT PLACE.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 25 September, p. 4. , viewed 02 Nov 2016,

John married Minnie Hall at the parish church in Bury, England on 2 July 1918. On returning to Australia with his English wife and their three month old son, George on board the “Indarra”, John was welcomed home by 150 friends at a social evening held at the Temperance Hall on 8 September 1919.

1919 ‘BACK FROM THE WAR.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 13 September, p. 2. , viewed 02 Nov 2016,

In the early 1920s the family were living at 30 Raglan Street, Port Melbourne almost directly behind the Flannery family home in Ingles Street. Both dwellings have long since been demolished to make way for community housing.


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 31, 2016 10.14 am 0Likes

    BACK FROM THE WAR. (1919, September 13). Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), p. 2. Retrieved October 31, 2016, from

    “By a company of 150 friends, Dvr. J. W. Flannery (who is a brother of Mrs. Bert Jennings) and his English bride were given a cordial welcome at a social on Monday evening, in the Temperance Hall. They were married two years ago, and have a family of one, which all the ladies at the social declared -was the very image of the driver. They arrived by the Indarra ..”

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