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Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 7 years, 9 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Pte William Charles Heathershaw, Special Reinforcements,

Army Medical Corps. He was promoted to corporal on 21

June 1918 and returned to Australia on 11 January 1919

with 15 Field Ambulance.  Australian War Memorial

Collection.  http://cas.awm.gov.au/item/DA11903


Heathershaw W C    Pte    13954    William Charles           AMC    19    Clerk    Single    Meth       

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Byron St, 31   

Next of Kin:    Heathershaw, W P, father, 31 Byron St, Moonee Ponds   

Enlisted:    19 Aug 1915       

Embarked:     A61 Kanowna 29 Mar 1916 (Sydney)

Prior service:  3 years senior cadets; 1 year Citizen Forces  


 Privates Al Hosking and Bill Heathershaw in London. 

Courtesy of the McDonald family.


Arriving in France Heathershaw was attached to 15 Field Ambulance.   While in England he was later attached to Depot War Records AAMC at Tidworth on 28 May 1918, and was promoted to 2nd Corporal on 21.6.1918.  He does not appear to have served with Alec Hosking, but Alec may have been visiting while on leave. They were both members of the Moonee Ponds Methodist Church.


Bill and his brother attended Wesley College, according to Harold McDonald's memoir.

Bill may have been pictured with the Moonee Ponds Methodist Cricket Club, 1912-13.


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall F-L

Ascot Vale State School

Moonee Ponds Methodist Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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