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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


From left to right, Standing - Private C H Morgan, Driver Les Doig, Driver Jack McArthur. 

Sitting - Sergt D Allardice.


Morgan C H     Pte    453    Cecil Harvey          7 Inf Bn    24    Mechanic    Single    C of E       

Address:    Essendon, Robb St, 11   

Next of Kin:    Morgan W J, 11 Robb St, Essendon   

Enlisted:    17 Aug 1914       

Embarked:     A20 Hororata 19 Oct 1914   


Relatives on Active Service:

Morgan-E-R-Pte-6544  brother

Morgan-L-M-Pte-343  brother

Morgan-W-J-Pte-2208  brother KIA


Returned to Australia 8/10 1918.  Private, 7th Battalion


Letter from Private Jack McArthur who played for the Fitzroy Football Club:


I am enclosing a photograph of three other chaps and myself. Perhaps you know some of them. C. H. Morgan was a leading member of the Essendon Rowing Club; Driver Les Doig was also a prominent member of the same club, and well-known among metropolitan oarsmen ; he is also a recruit of the Essendon Association football team; Sergeant Dave Allidice is a well-known cyclist of a few years back, and once held the record from Melbourne to Sydney.


GALLANT AUSTRALIAN BOYS IN FRANCE. (1917, November 14). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 8. Retrieved September 15, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154545558


Mentioned in these publications:

2 Parish Magazine March 1915 p9;

3 Parish Magazine April 1915 p2


Mentioned in this correspondence:

Letter by Morgan-W-J-Pte-2208  published in the Essendon Gazette on 23 March 1916


The remaining brother, Cecil, No. 453, 7th Battalion, is a signaller in France. He was wounded on Gallipoli shortly after the landing, and still has one of the bullets in his right shoulder, which the Army Medical authorities hesitate to remove, as it would probably result in the loss of the use of the right arm. 


Extract from a longer report in the Essendon Gazette on the death of his brother Morgan W J Pte 2208


The parents of Private Cecil H. Morgan, 7th Battalion A.I.F. (formerly of 11 Robb street but now of 55 McCarron parade, Essendon) have been notified that he is returning to Australia. He is one of the original Anzacs, wounded on Gallipoli, and his name appeared in the casualty list published October 28th last, wounded, second occasion-(gas). His brother, Private Ernest R. Morgan, was wounded October, 1917, and April, 1918, and was in hospital when last writing, with septic wound in leg.       

ROLL OF HONOR. (1918, November 21). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved September 3, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607706


One Thousand Days with the AIF

Moonee Ponds Girls Khaki Club - won a prize.



War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall L-R

Essendon Rowing Club

Essendon State School

MUIOOF Loyal Albert Lodge  (C )

Patriotic Concert 1914

St Thomas' Anglican Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour Wounded

Regimental Register

“Send off to the Essendon Boys”

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