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Essendon and Flemington Rifle Club Roll of Honour


The original roll of honour was destroyed in a fire in 1986.  This roll is

created from newspaper references.


Andrews A

Butler F Pte   

Butler J F

Cheffers J

Craig J

Dagliesh S

Dangerfield J

Dobney J

Downing W G

Finn W

Greig G F Sgt-Mjr KIA

Guyan H

Hahn L G *

Harrison G

Heron -

Hine W F

Inches B C

Kennedy A S

Knuckey W Sgt  

Liddelow A

McKinnon N

Meyer H

Mitchell T H

Nicholson L

Nicholson P

Powell W R

Pownell H W

Rodgerson C

Simpson A 

Stafford H

Sutton G T

Wells R W  Capt  KIA

Waldie W

Williams P Pte 


Private P. Williams, who has died of wounds at Gallipoli, was a member of the Essendon and Flemington [Rifle]club. Private F. Butler and Sergeant Knuckey, members of the same club, have been wounded. Captain Wells, of Ascot Vale, who died from wounds, was a well known assistant and instructor at rifle club prize meetings. Sergeant-Major Baker, Captain Bennett, Privates C. English, W. Steele, J. King, who have also been wounded, are members of the Thistle Club.


WITH BALL CARTRIDGE. (1915, May 29). Weekly Times (Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 19. Retrieved January 19, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article121127217



Through the kind offices of Mr T. Douglas, hon. secretary of the No. 21 (Williamstown) District Rifle Clubs' Union, the following list of members of clubs affiliated with that union, who have enlisted for active service, is made available for publication. A total to date of 201 riflemen is appended:— 


ESSENDON AND FLEMINGTON CLUB—   W. Knuckey, H. Stafford, H. Guyan, T. H. Mitchell, J. Harrison, A. Liddelow, J. F. Butler, W. F. Hine, P. Nicholson, L. Nicholson, W. Waldie, J. Dobney, A. Andrews, H. Meyer, J. Dangerfield, H. W. Pownall, —   Heron, C. Rodgerson, N. M'Kinnon.


The Rifle . (1915, September 1). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 7. Retrieved September 19, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155521377




From Essendon and Flemington comes the news that W. G. Downing, W. Finn, and S. Dagleish have entered the ranks of Australia's army. Mr Clifton Wilson, the writer of the rifle notes in this paper, has also enlisted. Good luck to them all,


RIFLEMEN FOR THE EMPIRE. (1916, March 8). Winner (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1917), p. 5. Retrieved September 16, 2014, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article154557068


Amongst members of clubs who have enlisted recently are G. T. Sutton and A. S. Kennedy, of the Essendon and Flemington club;


RIFLE SHOOTING. (1916, May 1). The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954), p. 5. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article155082058







An interesting ceremony took place at the headquarters of the Essendon District and Flemington Rifle Club Miniature Range, Ascot Vale, on Wednesday evening, when the Club's Honor Board was unveiled by Cr. Lyons in the presence of a large gathering of the members. Advantage was also taken of Cr. Lyons' presence to open the club room - an addition that had been made to the premises. Cr. Lyons, who has for many years been president of the club, generously donated the Honor Board to the club, the designing and building of which was entrusted to Mr. J. Casey, one of the members, who has executed a splendid piece of work-made of Australian timber. The polishing has brought out to perfection the graining and the finished article is a splendid bit of furnishing. On the top is shown the words "For King and Country," underneath are two rifles crossed, intertwined with a branch of wattle in bloom, then follow 34 names of members who are at the front and en route, while a further four names are to be added. From a comparatively small membership this is a good record, and a pleasing thing is that up to now, although several members have been wounded, no loss of life is yet reported.


[There is a more extensive report not included here.]


MILITARY MATTERS. (1916, June 29). The Essendon Gazette and Keilor, Bulla and Broadmeadows Reporter (Moonee Ponds, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 1 Edition: Morning.. Retrieved February 1, 2012, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74593349


Interesting letters from the front have been received from many members of No. 21 union clubs who are amongst the fighting forces, battling in defence of the Empire. Mr. T. Douglas, the hon. secretary of the union, has a big bundle of letters from members of the Essendon and Flemington club, and others. W. R. Powell, who was assistant Secretary of that club when he enlisted, gained rank as a N.C.O. before leaving England for France; and at one of the English camps he was in charge of a company of snipers, as trainer and coach. G. Waldy qualified as a gun layer in the field artillery before going into action. J. Cheffers was wounded in action, but it is not known how he got on in hospital.


RIFLE SHOOTING. (1916, December 30). Leader (Melbourne, Vic. : 1914 - 1918), p. 19 Edition: WEEKLY. Retrieved March 2, 2015, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article89769695



Inches B C Gunner 34202



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