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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

Embarkation Details:
Date: Friday, 28 July 1916
Ship: HMAT Themistocles A32
Port: Melbourne, VIC
Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion – 14th Reinforcements

KIA: Thursday, 3 May 1917
Place: France

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,


1917 ‘ITEMS OF NEWS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 2 June, p. 2. , viewed 06 Apr 2017,


1917 ‘Family Notices’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 9 June, p. 2. , viewed 14 Apr 2017,


1917 ‘ARTHUR TREGLOWAN’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 16 June, p. 3. , viewed 14 Apr 2017,


1918 ‘COMRADES IN ARMS.’, Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 – 1920), 11 May, p. 4. , viewed 17 Apr 2018,


  • Brian Membrey
    Posted October 27, 2016 12.43 pm 0Likes

    “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.

  • Brian Membrey
    Posted February 20, 2017 6.34 pm 0Likes

    “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)

  • serryn treglown
    Posted November 8, 2017 10.46 am 0Likes

    he is my great great grandfather

    • David Thompson
      Posted November 14, 2017 8.00 pm 0Likes

      Thanks Serryn,
      Is there any information about your Great Great Grandfather you would like to add to his page? It doesn’t have to be about his war service. Do you have any pictures?
      You can send anything you would like added to me at
      David Thompson

      • andy murray
        Posted February 12, 2018 2.16 pm 0Likes

        hi Serryn and david…my friend has his medals…also a family member

        • Jeff Frost
          Posted September 18, 2018 5.36 pm 0Likes

          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.

          • David Thompson
            Posted September 18, 2018 9.12 pm 0Likes

            That sounds like an amazing thing to do Jeff and an outstanding way to honour his sacrifice.

  • Julian Kennelly
    Posted April 25, 2022 11.02 am 0Likes

    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

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