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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Private Albert George Brown training in Egypt, 1914-15.  Courtesy of Jay Rottem.


Brown A G     Pte    87    Albert George         1 LH FA    25    Saddler    Single    C of E        

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Steele St, 83     

Next of Kin:    Buckingham, G, Mrs, aunt, 83 Steele St, Moonee Ponds    

Enlisted:    18 Aug 1914        

Embarked:     A27 Southern 18 Oct 1914        

Prior service:  AMC, including LHB, 3 years.           


Private Brown received a gunshot wound to the left leg on 21 Aug 1915 at Gallipoli and was returned to Australia for discharge.         


Anzac Day at Ascot Vale School


Private Albert Brown, of Steele st., Moonee Ponds, who had returned wounded from the front, received a round of applause. He mentioned that 12 years ago he was a pupil at the Ascot Vale school, and he was pleased to come back and see the school again. The day was not one for cheering, but the proceedings were arranged out of respect for those who had lost their lives fighting for the flag. The Australians were good fighters, and he hoped that there would be no compulsion, but that the boys would go to the front of their own accord. As regards himself he went with the first contingent in the transport Southern, and they were not caught by the Emden. After describing what the boys had done, he counselled his hearers not to forget what they had done, and that they had laid down their lives for their country.


ASCOT VALE. (1916, April 27). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 1 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved January 29, 2012, from



Document courtesy of Jay Rottem.



Returned soldiers embarking on transports as canteen sergeants will be attested in the Australian army reserve. They will be given temporary rank of staff-sergeant, and may wear uniform while so employed. The following articles may be obtained on payment, if required:—Caps,   S.D.; hat, khaki, fur; jackets, S.D.: strap, chin, brown (2); breeches, DS., pairs; puttees, pairs; boots, ankle, brown, pairs; laces, brown, pairs: greatcoat, D.S.: badges, rank, as required.


MILITARY DISTRICT ORDERS. (1917, August 30). Daily Herald (Adelaide, SA : 1910 - 1924), p. 8. Retrieved May 15, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article124865353


War Service Commemorated

“Send off to the Essendon Boys”

Essendon Town Hall A-F [A C]

Ascot Vale State School [A]                                                                                            

St George's Anglican Church

Flemington Branch Australian Natives Association (ANA)                 

St Thomas' Anglican Church [Alfred G]                                            

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Wounded AG            

Patriotic Concert, Essendon Town Hall, 1914

Regimental Register    


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