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Essendon Grammar School (Craig's)

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 7 years ago

Honour Rolls



Essendon Grammar School, 1889, now a private residence.  Image:  Lenore Frost, 2010.


The first Essendon Grammar School was founded in Essendon in 1857.   From mid 1885 Samuel Craig acquired the school, and in 1888 he set about building a new school to accommodate his growing number of pupils.  This was on the corner of Parry and Park Streets, Moonee Ponds, and opened in 1889.  Declining fortunes caused the Grammar school to close in 1905, though the building continued in education for a time as the Essendon College, and later again acquired by St Thomas' Grammar School.


The school, having closed years before the war, had no Roll of Honour, but the following men were known to have attended the school.



Bloomfield-W-J-Pte-1075    * DOW, Egypt, 1916, aged 34

Caffin S Pte 931

Macartney-T-M-Pte-5852  * KIA, France, 1917, aged 37

McJunkin J W Pte 1396 *  KIA, Gallipoli, 1915, aged 27



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