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

Final Welcome Home

Programme (photocopy) for the Final Welcome Home in the Graham Street Methodist School Hall on Saturday 14 February 1920. PMHPS Collection. At 8pm on 14 February 1920 the Graham Street Methodists conducted the Final Welcome Home to their Returned Soldiers in the Graham Street Methodist School Hall. Under the chairmanship of the Rev J Trathan, the programme opened with the doxology and…

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Soldier Send-Offs

During the war years it was common for organisations and even groups of friends to organise send-offs for the mates and members who had enlisted for active service. Usually the soldier or soldiers were entertained with songs and recitations and were given a useful gift to take with to the front. Saturday 5 February 1916 saw one such send-off at the…

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Barker, Arthur Richard (1503)

Place of Birth: Sprent, TAS Age: 18 years 2 months Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 7 April 1915 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 1503            view online service record Address: 150 Farrell Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Arthur William Barker (father) 150 Farrell Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Monday, 28 June 1915 Ship: HMAT Berrima A35 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion - 1st Reinforcements Fate: KIA: Wednesday, 24 April…

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Bellion, Albert Reginald (1973)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC Age: 19 years 6 months Enlistment Details: Monday, 5 July 1915 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 1973            view online service record Address: 284 Rouse Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Albert Tasman Bellion (father) 284 Rouse Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Friday, 18 February 1916 Ship: HMAT Ballarat A70 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 27th Infantry Battalion - 3rd Reinforcements Fate: RTA: Saturday, 5…

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Blondett, Alfred James (1224)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC Age: 25 years 11 months Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 14 April 1915 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 1224            view online service record Address: 61 Dow Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Edwin A J B Blondett (father) 61 Dow Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Monday, 10 May 1915 Ship: HMAT Ulysses A38 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 22nd Infantry Battalion - HQ Fate: KIA: Sunday,…

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Blue, Edward (1882)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC Age: 18 years 4 months Enlistment Details: Monday, 14 June 1915 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 1882            view online service record Address: 227 Dow Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: F M Blue (sister) c/o Mrs J R Bridges, 227 Dow Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Thursday, 26 August 1915 Ship: HMAT Anchises A68 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 23rd Infantry Battalion…

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Boldarini, John Francis (20)

Place of Birth: Melbourne, VIC Age: 19 years 9 months Enlistment Details: Saturday, 15 August 1914 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 20            view online service record Address: 132 Ross Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: Catarina Boldarini (sister) 132 Ross Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Wednesday, 21 October 1914 Ship: HMAT Orvieto A3 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 5th Infantry Battalion Fate: RTA: Wednesday, 23 October 1918 Discharged: Friday, 21 February…

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Bruce, Arthur Ernest (46)

Place of Birth: Port Melbourne, VIC Age: 21 years 7 months Enlistment Details: Wednesday, 9 February 1916 - Melbourne, VIC Service Number: 46            view online service record Address: 79 Alfred Street Port Melbourne, VIC Next of Kin: David Bruce (father) 79 Alfred Street Port Melbourne, VIC Embarkation Details: Date: Saturday, 27 May 1916 Ship: HMAT Ascanius A11 Port: Melbourne, VIC Unit: 39th Infantry Battalion Fate: DOW: Thursday, 9 May 1918 Place: France Lieutenant, 39…

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