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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Cpl Stanley Thomas Ransom, courtesy of Bronwyn Reid, 2015.


Ransom S T      Pte    2779    Stanley Thomas       59 Inf Bn    24    Theatrical chorister    Single    C of E

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Byron St, 4 

Next of Kin:    Ransom, James, father, 4 Byron St, Moonee Ponds   

Enlisted:    12 Jul 1916       

Embarked:     A71 Nestor 2 Oct 1916   


Relatives on Active Service:

Ransom-R-K-Bugler-536  brother


1906 Musical - It will be of interest, particularly to musical readers, to learn that a Master Stanley Ransom, solo soprano boy of St. Thomas's Anglican Church, Essendon, is on a visit to Hobart and will, during the next few weeks, be singing at concerts and at St George's parish church. Master Ransom has a voice of full, rich quality, with an easy compass from C below the stave to B in alt. He was heard at a private gathering at the Town-hall yesterday, and rendered several items with much brilliancy and sympathetic expression. His items included Sullivan's "My dearest heart," "The swallows," "The Lord is my light" (Frances Allitsen), and "The waking of spring" (Del Riego). He has been particularly well trained, and will be a great acquisition to musical ranks during his stay.


The Mercury (Hobart, Tas. : 1860 - 1954), 9 Jan 1906, p.5. 



Reference courtesy of Brigid Cooper.


Mentioned in this publication:

Flemington-Kensington Church News, February 1917


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall L-R

Ascot Vale State School

St Thomas' Anglican Church

St Thomas' Grammar School

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours 

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