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Wheatley N C  Pte  1091

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Private Noel Wheatley, courtesy of Lorraine Rogers.


Wheatley N C  Pte  1091  Noel Charles          5 Inf Bn    19    Black and white artist    Single    R C        

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Athol St, 1, "Corio"   

Next of Kin:    Wheatley, Alfred Emblen, father, "Corio" 1 Athol St, Moonee Ponds

Enlisted:    16 Oct 1914       

Embarked:     A3 Orvieto 21 Oct 1914

Prior service:    17 AAMC


Relatives on Active Service:

Wheatley G A Sgt 647 brother

Wheatley H D Pte 655  brother

Wheatley-R-L-Pte-3292  cousin

Wheatley-T-C-L-Cpl-508  cousin KIA



Charles Noel (known as Noel) was born at  124 Eglington St., Moonee Ponds on 25/12/1894.  Before enlistment he was an Art/Design student at the Working Mens College (later RMIT). (Information courtesy of Lorraine Rogers.)


Date of death:  24/06/1915

CWGC: "Son of Alfred Emblem Wheatley and Margaret Wheatley, of 1, Athol St.,

Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia".



Essendon Gazette 7 Aug 1915

Private Noel Charles Wheatley (killed) was the youngest. son of Mr. Alfred E. Wheatley, until recently registrar of titles. He lived at Athol street, Moonee Ponds. He was educated at Ascot Vale State school. Private Wheatley was a member of one of the machine gun sections of the 5th Battalion, to which he acted as scout. Two of his brothers, G. A. Wheatley, the well-known long distance amateur champion, and H Wheatley, are now in camp at the Show Grounds.  Deceased was a prominent member of St. Thomas's Harriers, Essendon, and was popular in that district. where he had lived almost all his life.


A letter of condolence sent to Noel Wheatley's father, Alfred Wheatley from Alfred's former

workmates at the Titles Office. Courtesy of Lorraine Rogers.


Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, 1915.  Courtesy of the Dusek family.


Letter from Frederick Glide to Les Stelling 30 Oct 1915




Dear Les,

Just a line to let you know that we have all arrived at the Front, and are in the trenches, and both Dave and I are doing alright, trying to sniper some of the enemy.    I am very sorry to have to write to you that your brother, dear old Gus, had the misfortune to be killed while trying to save some of his companions, who were in a bad way, as the result of an accident.  he did not live long, and died in perfect peace, being unconscious in the end.  There were two doctors, and a lot of medical men trying to bring him to, but did not succeed. We had not seen Gus since dinner time, as we were on different duty, and did not know Gus was in the accident, until it was nearly over, then Bill [Liston] and I did all we could for him.  He is looked on as a great hero over here, and it seems so hard to think that only yesterday Gus was laughing and joking with all of us about the good time we would all have we we got back home again.  They have buried him in the Military Cemetery just alongside another Essendon boy, Noel Wheatley.



Mentioned in this publication:

News article relating to Wheatley G A Sgt 647

St Thomas' Harriers farewell to later recruits 11 Nov 1915

News article relating to Stelling G Pte 1960 in The Weekly Times.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y

Ascot Vale State School                               

Essendon State School

St Thomas' Anglican Church

St Thomas' Memorial Hall*

Anzac Honoured Dead 24 Jun 1915

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour killed


Killed in Action


Pte N C Wheatley, courtesy of Kim

Phillips of the Spirits of Gallipoli



WHEATLEY -Killed in action, at the Dardanelles,    
on the 24th June, Noel, youngest loved son of Alfred
Emblem and Margaret, of Athol street, Moonee
Ponds, aged 20 years and 6 months; brother of
Gregory, Leslie (in America) Horace,  
and John, and grandson of the late Alfred Ed-
ward Wheatley, pioneer settler of Terrick Terrick,
in this State. R.I.P
The Argus 28 July 1915


WHEATLEY.-A sincere tribute to the memory of      
our dear friend, Private Noel Wheatley, Moonee
Ponds, killed in action at the Dardanelles, 24th
June, 1915.
"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to 
-(Clyde, Harold, Paul, Tess, Kath, and Bess.) 
The Argus 31 July 1915


In Memoriam


WHEATLEY.-In loving memory of our dear Noel,
5th Battalion, machine gun section, killed in action at
Galllpoli, 24th June, 1915. (Inserted by his mother
and sisters.)

WHEATLEY.-In loving memory of our friend. Pri-
vate Noel Wheatley, 5th Battalion, who was killed
in action at Gallipoli, June 24, 1915, (G. and K.

WHEATLEY.-In memory of "Noel," who was
killed in action on 24th June, 1915. H.R.                                                                                                                       

The Argus 24 June 1916



WHEATLEY.-In loving memory of Private Noel
Wheatley, 5th Battalion, M.G.S., killed in action
at Gallipoli, 24th June, 1915. (Inserted by his
brother and sisters.)  
The Argus 25 June 1917



WHEATLEY. - In loving memory of our son and
brother, Pte. Noel Wheatley, killed at Gallipoli,
24th June, 1915. (Inserted by the family.)   
The Argus 24 June 1918    


WHEATLEY. - In loving memory of our friend

Noel Wheatley, who was killed on Gallipoli

24th June, 1915. (G. and K. Ellsworth.)                                             

The Argus 25 June 1918



WHEATLEY.-In loving memory of Noel Wheat-
ley, 5th Battalion, Machine-gun Section, killed in
action 24th June, 1915 (Inserted by the

The Argus 24 June 1919                                                  


No further entries in the Argus to 1921.

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