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

Greenwood, Frederick Henry (53)

Place of Birth: Port Adelaide, SA

Age: 28 years 1 month

Enlistment Details: Monday, 17 August 1914 – Melbourne, VIC

Service Number: 53            view online service record

119 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Next of Kin:
Sadie Isabel Greenwood (wife)
119 Albert Street
Port Melbourne, VIC

Embarkation Details:
Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1914
Ship: HMAT Orvieto A3
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion

RTA: Thursday, 3 June 1915
Discharged: Thursday, 9 December 1915

1915 ‘Port Bugler Wounded.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 5 June, p. 2, viewed 29 May, 2015,

1915 ‘Wounded Bugler Returns.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 24 July, p. 2, viewed 1 July, 2015,

In the first week of January 1916, F H Greenwood was put in charge of military enlistment in Port Melbourne with a office at the Town Hall.

1916 ‘ELECTRIC SPARKS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 8 January, p. 3, viewed 30 December, 2015,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted December 9, 2016 10.18 am 0Likes

    Greenwood was the first to be issued (early June, 1916) with a Port Melbourne Soldier’s Certificate. His may have been in part a promotional exercise – the Council was encouraging relative, churches and lodges to provide details of local enlistments and the Council’s resolution to issue the Certificate added “… and to ask Mr. Kellett to exhibit it in his window”.

    • David Thompson
      Posted December 9, 2016 10.32 am 0Likes

      It makes sense that there would be a promotional element to Greenwood receiving the first certificate from the Council as he had been put in charge of local enlistment efforts with an office at Port Melbourne Town Hall in early January 1916.

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 5, 2018 1.38 pm 0Likes

    “BUGLER F. H. GREENWOOD (wounded) had four years’ service as a bugler In the Militia before enlisting In tlie 5th Battalion of. tho First Expeditionary Force. Bugler Greenwood ls a native of South Australia, but came with- his father, to Port Melbourne in early youth. . He attended the Nott street State school. As a youth he was employed as a telegraph messenger at the Port Melbourne and Market street post offices. Later he was in. the service of Mr F. Adams, baker, but just before the beginning of hostilities he was following the calling of a wharf laborer. (The Herald, 2 June, 1915)

    HEROES OF GALLIPOLI (1915, June 2). The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 – 1954), p. 1. Retrieved February 5, 2018, from

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