Treglown, Albert Arthur (5420)
Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC
Age: 32 years 6 months
Enlistment Details: Saturday, 19 February 1916 – Melbourne, VIC
Service Number: 5420 view online service record
424 Dorcas Street
South Melbourne, VIC
Next of Kin:
Jane Milne (mother)
424 Dorcas Street
South Melbourne, VIC
Date: Friday, 28 July 1916
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion – 14th Reinforcements
KIA: Thursday, 3 May 1917
Brother: Francis Walter Treglown
Private, 22 Infantry, killed in action 3 May, 1917, France, aged 32, commemorated Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.
Parents: Alfred (late) and Jane Elizabeth MILNE (formerly TREGLOWN), born Port Melbourne, educated Nott Street SS, Port Melbourne. Enlisted with mother at 424 Dorcas Street, brother, 3489, Francis Walter who enlisted from same address, returned March, 1919. Treglown was a widower employed by the West Melbourne Gas Company, his late wife shown as “Virgie” (Virginia?) in a Death Notice which also revealed he was a cousin of William ALLDIS. Another notice, however, has him as the “loved fiancée of Jinnie KINNIBURGH, 10 Barlow Street, Port Melbourne” There were no children mentioned in the former notice.
Additional research by Brian Membrey
A Treglown 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, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91164781
1917 ‘ITEMS OF NEWS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 2 June, p. 2. , viewed 06 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88369528
1917 ‘Family Notices’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 9 June, p. 2. , viewed 14 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88367330
1917 ‘ARTHUR TREGLOWAN’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 16 June, p. 3. , viewed 14 Apr 2017, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88366323
1918 ‘COMRADES IN ARMS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 11 May, p. 4. , viewed 17 Apr 2018, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88367023
“Arty” Treglown was a well-known player (rover) with the Port Melbourne Football Club, noted as resigning the captaincy prior to the 1914 season, although he continued through the year as a player.
“Re Pte. A.A. Treglown, 5420, and Pte. E.P. Turner, 5423, both of the 22 Battn. who were both killed in action the morning of the 3.5.17. I am very sorry I can’t assist you much in your enquiries. I knew both men very well and I was in the same stunt as they were killed in. I am quite sure both men were buried on the field where they were killed, because in a big stunt like that it is impossible to get a man’s body back to a proper cemetery and bury him there. A man killed on the field like that in a charge is buried almost straight away and a cross put over his grave … I may further state that Treglown was at the time he was killed, a Coy. runner and Pte. Turner a machine gunner. They were two of the the best men in the company “A” (J.J. Ryan, 5059, A. Coy., 22nd Battn)
he is my great great grandfather
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hi Serryn and david…my friend has his medals…also a family member
Artie Treglown was my Great Great Uncle. His sister was my Great Grandmother. I am honouring his sacrifice by riding my bicycle from London to Villers-Bretonneux from 3-10 November 2018 to be at the centenary commemoration of the WW1 Armistice on 11 November. I will place a poppy at the memorial on behalf of all family members. He will never be forgotten. https://100yearsofanzacs.everydayhero.com/au/jack-frost-tour-de-legacy-2018
That sounds like an amazing thing to do Jeff and an outstanding way to honour his sacrifice.
My great uncle, grandma Jess Kennelly nee Milne oldest brother. Got to travel with Dad (Ron Kennelly) to Bullecourt & Villers Bret a few years back to find Artie’s name on the Aus Memorial there. I have some photos
Thank you Julian. Treasured memories!