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Eaglesham W G   Pte  4177

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Eaglesham W G   Pte  4177    William Grange       6 Inf Bn    21    Hardware employee    Single    Meth

Address:    Ascot Vale, Roxburgh St, 25    

Next of Kin:    Eaglesham, W G, father, 25 Roxburgh St, Ascot Vale    

Enlisted:    30 Jul 1915       

Embarked:     A64 Demosthenes 29 Dec 1915    

Prior service:  72nd Inf


Another and a younger member of the club [Essendon Harriers], in G. Eaglesham, is at present in France, and well. Eaglesham is a hardened campaigner, having been right through Gallipoli before going to France. Quite recently he acted as bomber to six infantrymen with bayonets, on an excursion across No Man's Land. The party trod on an alarm wire, which rang a bell in the enemy trenches. They   barely had time to crouch in a shell hole before a flare went up and a searchlight played on the spot. After lying low for an hour six Germans were discerned on a similar excursion. Eaglesham waited until they were a chain or so away, and then threw;  three only got away.


ATHLETES IN ARMS. (1917, May 23). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 8. Retrieved September 15, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154549695




Two members of the Essendon Harriers, in Frank Davies and W. G. Eaglesham, much to the surprise of each, met on a Clyde steamer at Glasgow. During his stay in Glasgow the latter, who has been on service over three years, attended a sports meeting at the famous Ibrox Park, where his father remembers having seen A. A. Shrubb break world's records 18 years ago.  

ATHLETES IN ARMS. (1917, November 14). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 8. Retrieved September 15, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154545553



"W. Grange Eaglesham (of the Essendon Harriers) writing from France to his family at Ascot Vale, tells of cross-country races in France. In a brigade event some well-known names appear-R. O. Allen (Melbourne H.) finished 6th, T. N. Vines (St. Stephen's) 17th, Eaglesham  27th, C. T. Walton (Melbourne) also ran. Another sports  meeting interesting Australian readers was one held at   Hurdcott Camp in England on July 6. Com.-Sergeant Bellion, of was a steward, Sapper Hammett, Private  Wornop, Staff-Sergeant W. E. Painter, W. Murray and A. O. Ring. Hammett is an old Clifton and Northcote sprinter and has been recently credited in England with 10 2-5th  seconds for the 100.


RACING IN FRANCE. (1918, September 21). Weekly Times (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 22. Retrieved January 17, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article132725066


Mr. W. Eaglesham, of 25 Roxburgh street, Ascot Vale, has received word that his son, L.-Cpl. W. G. Eaglesham, 6th Battalion, has been wounded (second occasion).


ROLL OF HONOR. (1918, September 5). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 10, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607076


Harold Snape's Diary, 1915 - 30 Apr 1916


6 HAROLD SNAPE 9 APR 1917 to 3 JUN 1917.pdf

Tuesday 1 May 1917: "Lobbed at pits at 3 a.m. Turned in in an old dugout. Teargas about. Up about 10 a.m. Met Grange Eaglesham from M[oonee] Ponds passing our pits about 8 p.m. last night. Had a yarn with him. He told me about Em. Toddy & a few others being married. He is 6th Batt. Carl Ryan is 60th Batt. ..........red............... red..............blue with O.C. to O.P. to register guns. Fritz started to shell valley & S.M. & Bob Hocking were wounded in head (the latter not expected to recover)".


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall A-F

Ascot Vale Methodist Church

Moonee Ponds Methodist Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Regimental Register

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