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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Sergeant A F Wishart in France, circa 1917.  Courtesy of Jan Lambeth.


Wishart A F     Cpl    10783    Arthur Frederick      3 Div Train, ASC    26    Salesman    Married    C of E 

Address:    Collingwood, Blanche St, 1    

Next of Kin:    Wishart, E, Mrs wife, 1 Blanche St, Collingwood    

Enlisted:    5 Jul 1915        

Embarked:     A34 Persic 3 Jun 1916    


Relatives on Active Service:

Wishart-R-H-Pte-10146 brother


Mentioned in an article on Newall H R Cpl 801, as a rowing partner at Essendon Rowing Club.




Corporal A. F. Wishart, late of the Essendon Rowing Club, writing: to the Editor from 'somewhere in France' on April 29, says: — 'I wish you would thank two dinkum sports through your columns for sending me copies of 'The Winner' every mail. I'll take a shade of odds they are rowing men. Have struck lots of the boys I used to meet at various regattas over here. The V.R.A. are keeping their end up, believe me. We all had a pretty rough time during the winter. The weather has been right over the odds. Just now it is lovely, and we are going right feeling well. Put on about two stone since my last race in Victoria, senior eight at Barwon. Kindly remember me to all the boys who are left, through your paper."



KEEPING HIS END UP. (1917, July 4). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 8. Retrieved September 15, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154548953


Arthur Lambeth with Essendon rowers at the Easter Regatta, Bairnsdale, 1910. 

Courtesy of Jan Lambeth.










Barwon Regatta Maiden Eight trophy, 1911.

Courtesy of Jan Lambeth.


New rowing cup presented


Senior pairs oarsmen at the Melbourne regatta, which is conducted by the Victorian Rowing Association, will compete, in future for a substantial perpetual trophy.  


This takes the form of a large silver cup that has been made available by the Yarra Yarra rowing club, which is now in its 82nd year, to perpetuate the memory of the late Mr. Arthur F. Wishart, who was club president for many years.


The club represented by the winning crew will hold the trophy from year to year. Members of the crew will receive miniatures of the trophy.


The Wishart Cup will be first competed for by this season's Melbourne regatta   on November 21 a week prior to Henley-on-Yarra. - HAROLD BALFE.





War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y

Essendon Rowing Club

Moonee Ponds West State School

St James Anglican Church

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours A Pte

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