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Williamson A W E-Pte-6271

Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 3 years, 2 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918 

 

Alfred Walter Elmore Williamson on the right with his

brother, possibly Victor Williamson, circa 1915.

Courtesy of mkpcat, Ancestry

 

Williamson A W E    Pte    888    Alfred Walter Elmore     13 LHR      19    Boundary rider    Married           

Address:       Moonee Ponds, Hall St, 32

Next of Kin:      Williamson, Daisy Emily Alice, wife, 32 Hall St, Moonee Ponds

                                                                                 27 Grandison St, Moonee Ponds ( by 28 Aug 1919)

Enlisted:     25 May 1915      

Embarked:  Did not embark.  Re-enlisted as A W Gray in Sydney

Prior service:  58 Inf Regt

 

Gray  A W Pte    6271      Alexander Walter        4 Inf Bn     21      Labourer      Single    Pres

Address:  Petersham, Maddock St

Next of Kin:  Gray, Alexander Walter, father, Maddock St, Petersham

Enlisted:   26 Apr 1916

Embarked:  A14 Euripides 9 Sep 1916 (Sydney)

 

Relatives on Active Service:

Grigg-H-J-Pte-3398  brother in law

Grigg-W-C-Pte-4508  brother in law

 

Date of death:  23/08/1918

CWGC:  "Son of Alfred and Annie Williamson; husband of Daisy E. A. Williamson, of 26, Grandison St., Moonee Ponds, Victoria, Australia. Born at Flemington, Victoria".

HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES

 

Williamson first enlisted in 1915.  He spent a good deal of time ill and in hospital in 1915, and on being discharged in November 1915, he told his family he had been discharged from the Army, and left the state.  According to an enquiry conducted by the Military Police, this was because he was not getting on with his wife.  In New South Wales he enlisted under the  alias Alexander Walter Gray, giving his aunt's home in Petersham as his address.

 

Pte Williamson's wife Daisy remarried in 1921, at the time a widow with two small children, to Leo Michael McCormack, a returned serviceman who had served in the 36th Heavy Artillery Group, having been a soldier in the RAGA before the war. 

 

Alfred Walter Elmore Williamson, circa 1910. Courtesy

of mkpcat, Ancestry.

 

Pte. A. W. E. Williamson, who was killed in action in France on 23rd August, was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Williamson, 9 Lawson street, Moonee Ponds. He enlisted in 1915, was buried in 1917, and wounded on two occasions, the last being ..... April, so that he could have only returned to the front a week or two before making the supreme sacrifice.

 

ROLL OF HONOR. (1918, October 10). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 3 Edition: Morning. Retrieved August 28, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607324

 

BEREAVEMENT NOTICES.

WILLIAMSON.--Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Williamson and Family return heartfelt thanks to their many kind friends and relatives for their kind letters, cards, visits and expressions of sympathy; also the Essendon Citizens' Sailors and Soldiers' Welfare League for their kind letter of condolence in the loss of their dearly loved son and brother, Private A. W. E. Williamson, killed in action, France, 23rd August.

 

Family Notices. (1918, November 14). 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-article74607639

 

Red Cross Wounded and Missing Correspondence Files

https://s3-ap-southeast-2.amazonaws.com/awm-media/collection/RCDIG1039173/document/5626843.PDF

 

War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y

Essendon State School  

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours (also as A W Gray)

 

 

In Memoriam

 

ON ACTIVE SERVICE.

WILLIAMSON.-Killed in action in France, 23rd August,

Private Alfred Walter Elmore Williamson (Walter),

dearly loved husband of Daisy Williamson, 26 Grandison

street, Moonee Ponds. and dear daddy of little Lorna and

Grace, having just returned to firing line from previous

wounds, aged 23 years.

Gone-What a world of meaning in that one word.

In our dreams we see your dear face,

And kiss your gentle brow,

And in our little hearts we know

We have no daddy now.

 

WILLIAMSON.-Killed in action in France, 23rd August,

Private Alfred Walter Elmore Williamson (Walter),

dearly loved eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Williamson,

9 Lawson st., Moonee Ponds, loving brother of Victor,

Ernie, Harold, Myrtle, Alma, Eunice, having just returned

to trenches from previous wounds, aged 23 years.

Could I, his mother, have clasped his hand

The son we loved so well;

To kiss his brow when death was near,  

And whisper, "Dear Walter, farewell."

 

Family Notices. (1918, October 3). The Essendon Gazette

and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee

Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 2 Edition: Morning. Retrieved

August 27, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74607249

 

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