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Arroll J C D  Pte  77

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Arroll J C D  Pte  77    John Duncan   7 Inf Bn    20    Bricklayer    Single    Pres        

Address: Essendon, McPherson St, 116 "Helensburgh"   

Next of kin: Arroll, Jessie, "Helensburgh", 116 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds    

Enlisted: 17 Aug 1914   

Embarkation: A20 Hororata 19 Oct 1914                                                        

Prior Service:  58 Inf Regt.;  12 months 60th Inf;  12 months senior cadets.


Relatives on Active Service:

Arroll G C Pte 2106


Big Batch of Trainees Before the Court 4 June 1914

One Thousand Days with the AIF


Mrs. Arroll. of "Helensburgh," 116 McPherson street, Essendon, has been officially notified that her son, Corp. J. D. Arroll, of 7th Battalion, was gassed on 1st September, after four years' service.


ROLL OF HONOR. (1918, September 26). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 26, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607172


The Humor of the Digger.



I recently saw a Staff Officer passing along the Beaumont-Charleroi road on horseback. It was obvious that the only riding he had previously done was between wheels, and he rose jerkily and fell heavily with a "God-help-the-poor-sailors-at-sea-a-night-like-this!" expression on his face, never hitting the same place on the horse twice.  "I'll bet that bloke never learnt to ride in Gippsland!' said a Digger to his cobber. "You'd be betting on a cert," replied the cobber. "The only experience he ever had with horses was breaking in rocking horses for Foy and Gibson's toy department." — John Arrol.


The Humor of the Digger. (1919, June 27). The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser (NSW : 1886 - 1942), p. 7. Retrieved June 9, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article132523399


Note: 77 Pte J C D Arroll is the only John Arroll in the Nominal Roll.




From B2455 Service Record


Mentioned in this publication:

Essendon Gazette 10 Sep 1914 re Ancient Order of Foresters


War Service Commemorated

“Send off to the Essendon Boys”

Essendon Town Hall A-F

East Essendon Methodist Church        

Essendon State School                                            

MUIOOF Loyal Albert Lodge                                                                            

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours            

Patriotic Concert, Essendon Town Hall, 1914

Regimental Register  



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