Brother Austin, the Grand Chief Templar of Victoria, presided over the meeting of the Mutual Help Lodge held at the lodge room in Graham Street on the Tuesday evening [12 Nov 1918]. The meeting was opened with the singing of the National Anthem followed by the lodge’s version of “God Bless Our Splendid Men”.
Brother C H Martin moved
‘That this meeting…
About 7.30pm on Monday 11 Nov 1918, around the time the Bay steamers were returning from their day’s excursion, the news that Germany had signed the armistice reached the port. Suddenly a 'powerful whistle on the Port Melbourne shore echoed across the Bay'1 and for the next half hour the Bayside resounded to the grand chorus of sirens and ship’s whistles.…
Bro. Firth of the Port Melbourne branch of the Good Templars returned from the war wounded as reported in the Electric Sparks column of the Standard newspaper 29 January 1916.
1916 'ELECTRIC SPARKS', Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 - 1920), 29 January, p. 3. , viewed 31 Jul 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91167509
J Gerry was a member of the Port Melbourne Mutual Help Lodge of Good Templars.
1915 'ELECTRIC SPARKS.', Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 - 1920), 4 September, p. 3. , viewed 02 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article91167912
Place of Birth: Brunswick, VIC
Age: 21 years 6 months
Enlistment Details: Saturday, 29 April 1916 - Prahran, Vic
Service Number: 2402 view online service record
Address: Bunyip, VIC
Next of Kin: Henry Streeter (father) Bunyip, VIC
Embarkation Details: Date: Friday, 20 October 1916…
Place of Birth: Scoresby, VIC
Age: 22 years 1 month
Enlistment Details: Tuesday, 18 August 1914 - Albert Park, VIC
Service Number: 459 view online service record
Address: c/o Home Affairs Queenscliff, VIC
Next of Kin: F A Stringer (father) c/o Home Affairs Queenscliff, VIC
Embarkation Details: Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1914 Ship:…
Arthur W Wilson wrote to his fellow members of the Mutual Help Lodge from France where he was wounded.
1917 'GOOD TEMPLAR SOLDIER WRITES.', Port Melbourne Standard (Vic. : 1914 - 1920), 3 February, p. 4. , viewed 19 Aug 2019, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88367236