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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Groves H E L   Pte    4650    Henry Ernest             5 Inf Bn    19    Farmer    Single    Pres       

Address:    Melbourne, King St, 70   

Next of Kin:    Groves, F, Mrs, mother, c/- Mr G V Robertson, Barmedman, NSW   

Enlisted:    25 Jan 1916       

Embarked:     A32 Themistocles 28 Dec 1916   

Born Moonee Ponds, enlisted Essendon 


In the 1912 Electoral Roll Florence Groves was residing at 30 Richardson St, Essendon.   His grandmother, Mrs Robertson, resided at 18 Shaftesbury Street, next to the Essendon State School.


Relatives on Active Service:

Groves A A Pte 1960 brother


Date of Death:  12/05/1917   L-Cpl,  aged 20  58 Inf Bn

CWGC: Son of Arthur Henry and Florence Theresa Groves, of "Karvora", Barmedman, New South Wales. Born at Moonee Ponds, Victoria.




GROVES.-Killed in action in France, May 12th, Henry Ernest (Ernie), younger son of Florence Groves, and brother of Anthony (on active service), grandson of Mrs. Robertson, Myola, Shaftesbury st., Essendon, and the late John Robertson, The Springs, Wallan Wallan: aged 20 years.


Family Notices. (1917, June 21). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 15, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74602883


Word has been received that Lance-Corporal Henry Ernest Groves, younger son of Mrs. Florence Groves, and grandson of Mrs. Robertson, Myola, Shaftesbury st., Essendon, and the late Mr. John Robertson, The Springs, Wallan Wallan, was killed in action on 12th May. The deceased   was 20 years of age and was in the 58th Battalion. His brother, Trooper Anthony Groves, who is in the 13th Light Horse, is still with the colours. Both were pupils of the Essendon State School.


ROLL OF HONOR. (1917, June 21). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved May 17, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74602926


Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Enquiries Bureau Correspondence


4650 Lance Corporal H E Groves 58th Inf Bn


K. May 12th 1917

He was in the front line at Bullecourt on May 12th when he was hit in head by a piece of shell.  The shell blew up the L/gun he was on.  We helped to carry him into a dugout.  Cpl A J Dunn, C Coy (since killed) bound him up and (Groves) died while being bandaged.  We saw his dead body but know nothing as to burial.  He belonged to IX pl, C Coy.
References:  J Deed 3724  C Coy S/B
W G Potter 1766 C Cou S/B  Courset

I saw him dead, killed by a shell in a trench at Bullecourt.  Don't know if buried.  5 ft 4ins stout built and dark.  Victoria.
Informant G McLeod 3044 MM
58th Battn
Anzac Buffet.

I knew Groves personally and we trained together and were in the same platoon.  On May 12th 1917 we were holding the front line at Boulecourt and Groves was on post with a MG when a shell landed on the gun and crew and killed Groves outright and wounded the others. I witnessed this from a dugout a few yards away.  The shelling at this time was very heavy and I think he must have been buried on the spot as there was no chance to get him out. his Coy was C
Inf:  E A King 2917, 58 C, IX
7 Stat Hosp
BOULOGNE  7.3.18




War Service Commemorated

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour L-Cpl  killed



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