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Page history last edited by Lenore Frost 7 years, 10 months ago

Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Private Robert Sutton of Moonee Ponds, who served with the 7 Infantry Battalion.  Courtesy of sharon310158 at Ancestry.com.


Sutton R             Pte    7567    Robert            7 Inf Bn    37    Storeman    Married    C of E       

Address:    Moonee Ponds, Aspen St, 20   

Next of Kin:    Sutton, H M, Mrs, wife, 20 Aspen St, Moonee Ponds   

Enlisted:    21 May 1917       

Embarked:     A32 Themistocles 4 Aug 1917  

Prior Service:  AIF 2 months, discharged for family reasons.


Robert's re-enlistment from in 1917 noted that he was with the "Sports Unit" which I take to be the "Sportsmen's Thousand", men recruited in a special campaign to attract sportsmen.


Ejectment Application.


A. E. Young, as agent for the owner, Miss Sullivan, applied for an order of ejectment against Robert Sutton in respect of premises situated in Aspen street, Moonee Ponds. Ordered that a warrant issue within 30 days.


ESSENDON POLICE COURT (1917, June 14). Flemington Spectator (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), , p. 4. Retrieved July 7, 2016, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88450793



Robert's wife Harriet Sutton with the children in 1917, the year that Robert senior embarked for Europe.  A further three children were born after Robert returned from the war.  Courtesy of sharon310158 at Ancestry.com.





War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

Welcome Home 7 Nov 1918

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