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Back-to-Port Melbourne Preparations 1932

by David Thompson Letter, The Record, 14 November 1931 A letter to the editor from someone identifying themselves as RRR appeared in The Record on 14 November 1931 bemoaning the lost opportunities of not staging a Back-to-Port Melbourne event to coincide with the visit of the ocean liner, “Strathnavar”, to Station Pier and the visiting warships berthed at Princes Pier.[1] The letter opened, “Port Melbourne…

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Connell, James Daniel (561)

Place of Birth: Bacchus Marsh, VIC Age: 19 years 9 months Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 24 February 1915 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 561            view online service record Address: Bacchus Marsh, VIC Next of Kin: Mrs E M Whitton (mother) Flower Hotel, Bay Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Friday, 28 May 1915 Ship: HMAT Persic A34 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 13th Light Horse Regiment Fate: RTA: Thursday, 2 January 1919 Discharged:…

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Connell, William Henry (3989)

Place of Birth: Bacchus Marsh, VIC Age: 21 years 1 month Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 7 August 1917 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 3989            view online service record Address: Bacchus Marsh, VIC Next of Kin: Miss Elizabeth Connell (sister) Flower Hotel, 190 Bay Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Saturday, 22 December 1917 Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 4th Light Horse Regiment - 31st Reinforcements Fate: RTA: Tuesday,…

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