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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Roland Leslie Wheatley, courtesy of Louise Davies' Family collection.


Wheatley R L  Pte   3292    Roland Leslie         21 Inf Bn    34    Farmer    Single    C of E        

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Ardmillan Rd, 80, "Warrawing"   

Next of Kin:    Wheatley, T E, Mrs, mother, "Warrawing", 80 Ardmillan Rd, Moonee Ponds    

Enlisted:    6 Aug 1915        

Embarked:     A18 Wiltshire 18 Nov 1915  


Relatives on Active Service:

Wheatley-T-C-L-Cpl-508  brother, DOI

Wheatley H D Pte 655 cousin

Wheatley N C Pte 1091 cousin KIA

Wheatley G A Sgt 647 cousin



Roland Leslie Wheatley, courtesy of Louise Davies' Family collection.


Roland Leslie Wheatley was born on  7/8/1880 and died 24/7/1968.  He was wounded in France and became a TPI.  He managed "Fairfield" Vineyard at Rutherglen, Vic.  (Information courtesy of Lorraine Rogers).


One of Roland's souvenirs of Ypres - a letter-opener made of part of a shell casing.  Courtesy of Louise Davies' Family Collection.



Roland's 1914/15 Star and identity discs, courtesy of Louise 

Davies' Family Collection.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y

Essendon State School

St Thomas' Anglican Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Wounded

Regimental Register

Welcome Home 7 Nov 1918

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