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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Pte T C Pettigrew, from The Weekly Times,

courtesy of Linda Barraclough.


Pettigrew T C    Pte  505  Trafford Cyril                   7 Inf Bn          19           Bootmaker          Single    R C                       

Address:            Ascot Vale, Union Rd, 69  

Next of Kin:       Pettigrew, William,  Letter Kenny Hotel, Little Londsdale St, Melbourne

                                                  71 Union Rd, Ascot Vale by 21 Sep1915

Enlisted:             17 Aug 1914           

Embarked:           A20 Hororata 19 Oct 1914       

Prior service:        3 years senior cadets; 58 Inf Regt.


Relatives on Active Service:

Pettigrew-S-J-Pte-1061 brother

Pettigrew W T Pte 15278 4th Field Bakery  brother


Date of death:  between 25/04/1915 and 02/05/1915 



Pte Trafford Pettigrew, centre in the forage cap, in Cairo, 1915. The photo was sent to brother, Stanley Joseph

Pettigrew and wife Kate. Courtesy of Carolyn Pettigrew. 


Photo courtesy of Kim Phillips, The Spirits of Gallipoli


Essendon Gazette 22 July 1915 


Private Trafford  C. Pettigrew has been reported killed in action. Prior to enlisting he belonged to the Essendon Rifles and took a great interest in his duties. He wrote enthusiastically about the training in Egypt, and told how eagerly the men were looking forward to their "christening.” Private Trafford was 18 years of age, and resided at 82 Union road, Ascot Vale.




Prior to the outbreak of war he was a member 0f the 58th Battalion Essendon Rifles. He was one of the first to go into camp at Broadmeadows, and left with the 1st contingent as a member of the 7th Battalion, under his former commander, Lieut.-Col. Elliott. He was for five years apprenticed to Mr. S. Dalton, bootmaker, of 69 Union-road, Ascot Vale, and was very much esteemed by a very large circle of friends. He was also a member of the Ascot Vale C.Y.M.S., and, a prominent member of their football club, by whom he will be sadly missed. Thirteen of his branch mates are on active service, and three of them are also wounded. He was 18 years and 11 months old at the time of his death, and had been on active service for 8 months.


PRIVATE F. T. CARTER. (1915, July 8). Tribune (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3. Retrieved June 17, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154375470


Pte T C Pettigrew fell at North Beach Gallipoli, 25/4/1915


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall L-R

Moonee Ponds West State School

Patriotic Concert 1914 

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour killed  

Regimental Register

“Send off to the Essendon Boys”


In Memoriam


PETTIGREW. -Fallen on the field of honour, at
the Dardanelles, Trafford Cyril, the motherless
young friend of V. M. Inglis.
For England, home, and duty.
I cannot say, I will not say, that he is dead.
He is just - away !
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land,
And left us dreaming how very fair
It needs must be since he lingers there.

Family Notices (1915, June 19). The Argus

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957), p. 11.



Violet May Inglis, of 119 Union Rd, Ascot Vale, home duties, was listed in the Electoral Rolls from 1902.


PETTIGREW. — In loving memory of Traff, 7th
Battn., 1st A.I.F., who fell at the landing.
I cannot say, I will not say, that he is dead;
He is just away.
With a cheery smile and a wave of the hand,
He has wandered into an unknown land;
And left us dreaming how very fair
lt needs must be, since he lingers there.

PETTIGREW. — in loving memory of our dear
young friend, Private Trafford Pettigrew, killed in
the landing 25th April, and Private Amish M'Nab
reported missing.
To-day is the day so sad to recall.
To-day is the day of remembrance to all.
Our heroes.
— Inserted by Mrs. Drysdale and family.


Family Notices (1917, April 25). The Age

(Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 1.


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