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Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington, 1914-1918


Pte John Wilson with is wife Emily and daughter Dais, taken circa 1917 at

Leighton Studios, Moonee Ponds.  Courtesy of Nereda Shute.


Wilson J         Pte    685    John              10 MG Bn    23    Tanner and currier    Married    Meth       

Address:    Moonee Ponds, McPherson St, 80   

Next of Kin:    Wilson, Emily Victoria, Mrs, wife, 80 McPherson St, Moonee Ponds  

                                                                            96 Railway Place, Newmarket              by 8/9/1919

Enlisted:    16 Mar 1917       

Embarked:     A29 Suevic 21 Jun 1917   


Taken on strength of 37 Inf Bn 24 Dec 1917, after completing training in England.

Transferred to 39 Inf Bn 12 October 1918.



Emily sent this portrait of herself and their little daughter Daisy to her husband while he was

abroad with the AIF, circa 1918.  Courtesy of Nereda Shute.


Sources for 37th Infantry Battalion:

Jim's story, with the 37th Battalion A.I.F. , introduced, edited and set in context by Mary Reddrop.  Spectrum, Melbourne, 1982.

The Thirty-Seventh : history of the Thirty-Seventh Battalion A.I.F. / by N.G. McNicol, Modern Printing, Melbourne: 1936

History of 37th Battalion, C.B. Story.   http://handle.slv.vic.gov.au/10381/185121

37th Infantry Battalion Unit War Diary, Australian War Memorial


War Service Commemorated

Essendon Town Hall R-Y

Essendon Gazette Roll of Honour With the Colours

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