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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Primrose A V    Gunner    22313    Allan Verner     23 Howitzer Bde    28    Ironworker    Single    Pres

Address:    Kensington, Collett St, 62   

Next of Kin:    Primrose, E, Miss, sister, 62 Collett St, Kensington   

Enlisted:    21 Jan 1916       

Embarked:     A7 Medic 20 May 1916


Relatives on Active Service:

Primrose-A-G-2nd-Air-Mechanic-1634 brother

Lieut Leslie John Primrose, AFC  nephew, accidently killed


Flemington-Kensington Church News, February 1919

22313—Gunner Allan V. Primrose, 1st Sect. 3rd Div. Amm. Col, left Australia on 20th May, 1916. On arrival in England he was sent to one of the Salisbury Plains Camps for training. He was at first attached to a Howitzer Battery, but later  transferred to the above. He gives few actual experiences of life in the field; not because he has none, but like many more soldiers he is reticent. He had leave at Wimbledon and London.


Fortunately he met his nephew, Lieut. Les. Primose, of the Australian Flying Corps, in London. The latter was accidently killed in a flight accident shortly after, to the great grief of all his friends. Speaking of the conditions of living in France, Allan fancies the South rather than the North. The houses are better, scenery more picturesque, and the people of fine character. He mentions the apple trees growing on the road sides as an instance of the unusual to us. He is expected home in a few days' time.



War Service Commemorated


Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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