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Furnell F   Cpl   511

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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Corporal Frederick Furnell, Railway Unit, Section 2.



Furnell F     Cpl    511    Frederick              Railway Unit    30    Fireman    Married    C of E        

Address:    Ascot Vale, Epsom Rd, 23, "Glenferrie"   

Next of Kin:    Furnell, Ellen Hannah, Mrs, wife, "Glenferrie", 23 Epsom Rd, Ascot Vale    

Enlisted:    14 Dec 1916        

Embarked:     A70 Ballarat 19 Feb 1917    


On embarkation Roll as Purnell, Frederick.


The transport HMAT Ballarat after being torpedoed by a German submarine off the

southern English coast on 25 Apr 1917. In the background a British destroyer is

standing by to take the troops.  http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/C01592 AWM Collection.


Relatives on Active Service:

Kitson S C Pte 661 brother in law

Kitson W J Pte 829 brother in law KIA

Furnell, G J Lieut  brother DOW


Date of Death: 19/09/1917

CWGC: "Son of Frederick Cudmore Furnell and Bridget Furnell; husband of E. H. Furnell, of

23, Epsom Rd., Ascot Vale, Victoria, Australia".




War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

UAOD Elliott Lodge

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours


In Memoriam


FURNELL. In loving memory of my dear hus-

band and our dear daddy, No. 511, Corporal

Frederick Furnell, Railway Unit, killed in Belgium,

19th September, 1917 (one of the Ballarat

heroes); also his brother, Lieutenant G J Furnell,

died of wounds same day.      

Though absent from among us,        

You are present in our thoughts;  

And those you left behind you

Will always feel your loss.

What happy hours we once enjoyed,  

How sweet their memory still.      

(Inserted by his loving wife and children,

"Glenferrie",  Epsom road, Ascot Vale.) 


Family Notices. (1919, September 20).  

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 17.


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