Merino War Memorial
Merino Soldiers' Memorial
Southwest Victoria, Australia

Lest We Forget

The Merino Memorial commemorating those from the area who made
the supreme sacrifice in both World Wars.

Soldiers' Monument

Erected at the intersection of Bourke and High Streets, Merino.

This substantial monument has a base of rustic Harcourt granite resting on a foundation of reinforced concrete. The polished die of Wando Vale granite is a fine piece of work and the names of those who fell and who enlisted are beautifully engraved in gilded half inch letters.

The total height of the monument from the base to the top of the flag pole is 20 feet.

A SOLDIER'S MONUMENT, the erection of which cost approximately 150, is to be unveilled at Merino on the 28th inst. by the Governor.
Portland Guardian (Vic.) Wednesday, 4th December 1918.

A new flag pole was erected at the Merino cenotaph in July, 2005 by the Merino Progress Association thanks to a donation from the Merino Red Cross Unit. The flag pole will be officially unveiled later in 2005.

The following inscription is engraved on the Merino Cenotaph...

HONOR THE BRAVE

Erected by the Residents of Merino and District in Honor of those Brave men who so gallantly answered the Empire's Call and fought in the Great War.

Unveiled by Sir Arthur Stanley, K.C.M.G., Governor of Victoria, December 28th, 1918.

The monument was erected by W. T. DALE, of Casterton, at the cost of 277.


Our Soldiers

Merino's Appreciation Expressed in Granite

Unveiling Ceremony by His Excellency Sir Arthur STANLEY, K.C.M.G.., Governor of Victoria, December 28th, 1918.

Saturday was Merino's momentous day - the day on which the Soldiers' Memorial was unveiled by His Excellency Sir Arthur Stanley, in the presence of 1,500 people. The decorations in the streets and Mechanics' Hall were excellent, and reflected great credit upon those who carried them out.

About 3.00 p.m. the Vice-Regal party was met by the mounted escort of returned soldiers, and on alighting from the car the party passed between the lines of uniformed returned men, who were subsequently inspected and spoken to by His Excellency. On the platform His Excellency the Governor and Lady Stanley, Hon. H.J.M. Campbell, MLA (Member for Glenelg), Hon. W. Hutchison, MLA, Mr and Mrs Winter Cooke, Cr J. Little (President Glenelg Shire), Cr H. Rhodes, President Memorial Committee and Mrs H. Mallett, Honorary Secretary, and Rev J. McQueen, who read the address of welcome to the Governor. His Excellency stepped forward admidst applause, and expressed his thanks to those who had presented the address to him, and for the kind sentiments expressed to himself and Lady Stanley. He referred to the patriotism of the Merino and district inhabitants in augurating such a movement so successfully, in erecting such a lasting memorial. His excellency then said he would perform the duty of unveiling the monument in memory of all the men who had gone abroad, also those who would never return. He then removed the Union Jack which covered the monument. After a few interesting remarks His Excellency said it had given Lady Stanley and himself much pleasure in visiting this thriving and picturesque district. The Hon. Hutchinson proposed a vote of thanks to their Excellencies, for being present on the occasion. He referred to Her Ladyship as President of the Australian Red Cross, Victorian Division, and the valuable services rendered in that direction. The Hon H.J.M. Campbell seconded the vote. He expressed his pleasure at being present on such a memorable occasion. It was the first memorial of its kind to be unveiled in his electorate. Digby was another little town in his electorate which was the first to plant an Avenue of Honor in memory of our brave boys, and now their example had been followed all over the State. The vote was then carried with acclamation.

An adjournment was them made to the Mechanics' Hall, where Their Excellencies were received by Mrs G.L. Northcott (President of the Merino Branch of Red Cross Society), who presented members and other distinguished visitors. The party were then entertained at afternoon tea, served by Red Cross and district ladies.

Cr H.H. Rhodes (President), Mrs H.R. Mallett (Hon secretary and Treasurer). Committee - Mrs G.L. Northcott, Mrs C. Kraatz, Messrs D.W. Brock, J. McIntyre, A.C. Ross, T.E. Sylvester, R. Dunstan, T.D. Clarke, J. Byrnes, H. Wood, L. Koch, N. Flowers, Rev J.A. McQueen, Rev J.P. Schussler.

Source : "Historic Souvenir of the Back to Merino and Henty Centenary Celebrations",
November, 11th to 15th, 1937

Names on the Merino War Memorial from WW1

Name on Memorial

Additional Information

AISBETT, H

Harold Edward AISBETT, b. 1896, Hamilton, Victoria, son of Edward AISBETT and Caroline SPILLMAN. Served in WW1, Pte 1208, 39th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Hamilton 2-03-1916, WIA (x4) France, RTA 14-01-1919.
  • Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
  • Merino War Memorial
  • AYLING, W

    William John James AYLING, b. c1895, London, England, son of William John AYLING and Ellen PERRY of South Kensington, London, England. Served in WW1 as Pte 2050, 14th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 5-03-1915, occupation Engineer of Merino, Victoria. RTA 11-03-1916, married (?) and died at Brighton, Victoria in 1946.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • BLACKBURN, A

    Arthur William Gladstone BLACKBURN, b. 1898, Merino, Victoria, son of William Henry BLACKBURN and Elizabeth FOX. Arthur was a Bank Clerked who served in WW1 as Pte 2285, 39th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 26-09-1916, RTA 27-05-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + BUCKLE, F R

    Frank Ronald BUCKLE, b. 1895, Merino, Victoria, son of George BUCKLE & Elspeth WHYTE. Served in WW1, Pte 2834, 24th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 30-07-1915, KIA Pozieres, France 29-07-1916, Butcher's Assistant.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + BUCKLE, R G

    Reginald George BUCKLE, b. 1891, Merino, Victoria, son of George BUCKLE & Elspeth WHYTE. Served in WW1, Pte 1231, 39th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 20-03-1916, DOW Amiens, France 13-07-1918.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • BUCKLEY, T

    Thomas John BUCKLEY, b. 1891, Nhill, Victoria, son of John BUCKLEY & Catherine Cecilia BRUDER. Served in WW1, Pte 5447, 6th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 16-08-1915, RTA 13-04-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • BUCKLEY, W

    William Edmund BUCKLEY, b. 1893, Kaniva, Victoria, son of John BUCKLEY & Catherine Cecilia BRUDER. Served in WW1, Pte 4744, 46th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 16-08-1915, RTA 7-02-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • BURCHELL, W

    William James BURCHELL, b. 1893, Merino, Victoria, son of John BURCHELL and Joanna Maria Fenwick Hill MARSH. WW1 Service No 6473, AIF, enlisted Hamilton, does not appear to have had overseas service.
  • Carapook Honour Roll
  • Merino War Memorial
  • BYRNES, R

    Roy Patrick BYRNES, b. 1898, Footscray, Victoria, son of James BYRNES and Ellen McCORMICK. Enlisted at Hamilton in WW1, Service No 68772, AIF, does not appear to have had overseas service.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • BYRNES, T

    Thomas Joseph BYRNES, b. 1896, Footscray, Victoria, son of James BYRNES and Ellen McCORMICK. Served in WW1, Spr 10590, 3rd Div Signals Corps, AIF, enlisted 12-11-1915, RTA 30-04-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • CAMERON, C

    Colin Fletcher CAMERON, b. 1881, 'Dunan' Henty, Victoria, son of Donald CAMERON and Elizabeth 'Eliza' FLETCHER. Served in WW1, Dvr 29720, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, AIF enlisted 6-5-1916 RTA 1-7-1919; Farmer "Dunan" Henty, Victoria.
  • Carapook Honour Roll
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + CAMPBELL, A

    Angus CAMPBELL, b. 1894, Framlingham, Victoria, son of Donald CAMPBELL and Margaret STEWART. Served in WW1, Pte 1525, 21st Battalion, AIF, enlisted 1-04-1915, KIA Pozieres, France 1-07-1916.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War memorial
  • CAMPBELL, C

    Colin Percival CAMPBELL, b. 1898, Ballangeich, Victoria, son of Donald CAMPBELL and Margaret STEWART. Served in WW1, Pte 2295, 39th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 25-09-1915, RTA 12-05-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • CAMPBELL, J

    John CAMPBELL, b. 1896, Ballangeich, Victoria, son of Donald CAMPBELL and Margaret STEWART. Served in WW1, Pte 2827, 46th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Melbourne 30-08-1916, RTA 23-06-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • CAMPBELL, S

    Stewart CAMPBELL, b. 1891, Ellerslie, Victoria, son of Donald CAMPBELL and Margaret STEWART. Served in WW1, Pte 1526, 21st Battalion, AIF, enlisted 1-4-1915, RTA 2-3-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • CLARKE, G

    George William CLARKE, b. 1897, Merino, Victoria, son of James Fethers CLARKE and Catherine MOTEN. Served in WW1, Pte 4462, 5th Machine Gun Battalion, AIF, enlisted Melbourne 14-08-1915, RTA 15-05-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • COULSON, A

    Albert Oliver COULSON, b. 1889, Casterton, Victoria, son of Francis Stubbs COULSON and Harriet Martha DIWELL. Served in WW1, Pte 1259, 39th Battalion, 10th ___ Brigade HQs, AIF, enlisted 20-03-1916, France, RTA 2-01-1919, Grocer Casterton.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • COULSON, J

    James Richard Stubbs COULSON, b. 1874, Dwyers Creek (Henty), Victoria, son of Francis Stubbs COULSON and Harriet Martha DIWELL. Served in WW1, Pte 1256, 39th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 20-03-1916, RTA 4-12-1918.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • COX, A

    Appears to be Adolphus George COX, b. 1898, Casterton, Victoria, son of George COX and Margaret Jane FLETCHER. Enlisted in WW1, Service No 72198, no overseas service. Served in WW2, 9th Battalion, VDC.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • DALTON, H

    Herbert Andrew DALTON, b. 1889, Allansford, Victoria, son of Charles DALTON and Harriet GIBBS. Served in WW1, Cpl 1528, A Post C, AIF, enlisted Melbourne 1-04-1915, RTA 16-06-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • DAVIS, H.

    Henry Alexander DAVIS, b. 1894, Merino, Victoria, son of Henry DAVIS and Elizabeth Ann FORBES. Served in WW1, Dvr 4221, 5th Division Ammunition Column, AIF, enlisted Broadmeadows 11-11-1915, RTA 28-05-1919. Served in WW2, 5th Battalion, VDC.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • DAVIS, J

    John DAVIS, b. 1892, Merino, Victoria, son of Thomas Henry DAVIS and Amelia WILLIAMS. Served in WW1, Pte 3244, C Sect, 6th Field Ambulance, AIF, enlisted Hamilton, Victoria 30-01-1915, served in the Middle East, RTA 30 Aug 1918. Married Ivy Clarice COX from Casterton.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + DAVIS, T

    Thomas DAVIS, b. 1897, Merino, Victoria, son of Thomas Henry DAVIS and Amelia WILLIAMS. Served in WW1, Pte 2790, 57th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Melbourne 11 Sep 1916, KIA Belgium 25-09-1917, buried Costtaverne Wood Cemetery, Wytschaete, Belgium.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • DONOHUE, J

    John Thomas DONOHUE, b. 1892, Sandford, Victoria, son of Thomas Patrick DONOHUE and Mary McCABE. Served in WW1, Pte 1602, 24th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Seymour 15-01-1915, RTA 22-05-1919. Served in WW2, 17th Garrison Battalion, AIF.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • EDWARDS, A

    Archibald EDWARDS, b. 1900, Merino, Victoria, son of Charles Vickery EDWARDS and Mary Margaret FITZGIBBON. Served in WW1 as Pte 6257, 6th Battalion, Aust Corps Working Party, AIF, enlisted 13-04-1916, RTA 2-04-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • EDWARDS, R

    Robert Duncan 'Bob' EDWARDS, b. 1880, Merino, Victoria, son of Charles William Vickery EDWARDS and Flora McPHEE. Served in the Boer War, Pte 826 5th Vic (Mounted Rifles) Contingent. Served in WW1 with the AIF. Married Christina Jean BRUNTON in 1914.
  • Henty School Honour Roll
  • Merino War Memorial
  • ELLIOTT, R

    R. ELLIOTT
    ---unidentified at this time---
    Could be Arthur Charles ELLIOTT, b. 1889, Merino, son of Johanna ELLIOTT. Served in WW1 as Dvr 1828, 4th Motor Transport Coy, AIF, enlisted 16-11-1914, RTA 23-10-1918.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • ELSTON, A

    A. ELSTON, - not identified -
    Appears to be Reuben ELSTON, b. 1895, Merino, Victoria, son of James Edward ELSTON and Harriet BISHOP. Served in WW1, L/Cpl 3094, 5th Pioneers, AIF, enlisted Merino 18-7-1915, RTA 8-07-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • ELSTON, G

    George Edward ELSTON, b. 1884, Merino, Victoria, son of James Edward ELSTON and Harriet BISHOP. Served in WW1, No 37790, New Zealand Force, WIA 1918, admitted to UK hospital 29-10-1918.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • EVANS, R

    Reginald Edmund EVANS, b. 1895, London, England, son of E. W. EVANS and ___. Served in WW1, Pte 1104, 29th & 32nd Battalion, AIF, enlisted Merino, Vic 16-07-1915, discharged in England 24-03-1919. Living at Paschendale in 1923 and after that ......?
  • Merino War Memorial
  • Paschendale Soldier Settler ?
  • FAHEY, E

    Edward Vernon FAHEY, b. 1885, Heywood, Victoria, son of James FAHEY and Christina Mary McLEOD of Heywood and Merino. Served in WW1, Pte 364, 7th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Wangaratta 17-08-1914, RTA 14-11-1915.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • FITZGIBBON, C

    Charles FITZGIBBON, b. 1891, Merino, Victoria, son of Edward FITZGIBBON and Christina Joanna McLACHLAN. Served in WW1, Pte 6131, 8th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Hamilton 29-04-1916, RTA 12-12-1918. Served in WW2, Land Headquarters.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • FITZGIBBON, E

    Edward FITZGIBBON, b. 1881, Merino, Victoria, son of Edward FITZGIBBON and Christina Joanna McLACHLAN. Served in WW1, Pte 412A, 4th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, enlisted Melbourne 28-09-1914, RTA 5-03-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • Paschendale "Struan" Soldier Settler
  • FITZGIBBON, J

    James Percy FITZGIBBON, b. ca 1886, Merino, Victoria, son of ___ and Nancy / Nanner FITZGIBBON. Served in WW1, Pte 5453, 22nd Battalion, enlisted 8-04-1916, Discharged 3-12-1918.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • FLOWERS, A

    Arthur FLOWERS, b. 1893, Coleraine, Victoria, son of Neil Walter FLOWERS and Hannah Maria 'Bessie' GUTHRIDGE. Served in WW1, Dvr 2360, 8th, 60th & 58th Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Brigade, AIF, enlisted Hamilton 2-03-1915, RTA 21-03-1919. WW1 photograph on Australian War Memorial wesite. Served in WW2 .
  • Merino War Memorial
  • FLOWERS, K

    Kenneth Walter FLOWERS, b. 1896, Coleraine, Victoria, son of Neil Walter FLOWERS and Hannah Maria 'Bessie' GUTHRIDGE. Served in WW1, Pte 6755, 6th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Melbourne 16-09-1916, RTA 12-12-1918.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • FORBES, R

    Robert Alexander FORBES, b. 1897, Sandford, Victoria, son of Robert FORBES and Elizabeth SHEPHERD. Served in WW1, Cpl 2074, 39th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 14-06-1916 RTA 27-05-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • Sandford War Memorial
  • GRANT, C [Navy]

    Cecil John GRANT, b. 1902, Casterton, Vic., son of Ewen Alexander GRANT & Eveline Alice HOLMES. Pupil at Merino S.S., served in WW1 as Able Seaman 5841, Royal Australian Navy. Cecil GRANT was married in 1941 to Ethel Euphemia GARDINER 1912-2005, d. Benalla, Vic.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • GRINHAM, R [DCM]

    Melville Roy GRINHAM [DCM], b. 1898, Square Mile (Mt Gambier), SA, son of Louis Edward GRINHAM and Catherine Mary POTTER, Horse Groom of Merino. Siblings of Melville were born at Sandford after 1900. Served in WW1 as Pte 2588, 8th Battalion, AIF enlisted 24-05-1915, [DCM], RTA 25-11-1917.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • HANSEN, H

    Appears to be Henry Walter HANSEN, b. 1883, Lubek, Victoria, son of Thomas HANSEN and Johanna Caroline HEINE who married Emmeline Maud INGRAM, b. 1887, Merino, Victoria. Served in WW1, no details available at this time.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • HAYES, P

    Pierce 'Percy' John HAYES, b. 1889, Merino, Victoria, son of Pierce HAYES and Ellen BREEN. Served in WW1, Pte 6274, 6th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 22-05-1916 RTA 2-03-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • Paschendale "Struan" Soldier Settler
  • + HOLMES, E

    Edgar Charles HOLMES, b. 1891, Sandford, Victoria, son of William Tyers HOLMES and Elizabeth Jane BAXTER. Teacher who served in WW1, L/Cpl 4115, 59th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 16 Jul 1915, KIA 17 Jul 1916, Fromelles, France.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • Sandford War Memorial
  • + HURLEY, D

    Denis HURLEY, b. 1892, Colac, Victoria, son of Denis HURLEY and Mary Jane MOLONEY. Served in WW1, Pte 3869, 46th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 15-07-1915, KIA France 13-08-1916.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + HURLEY, J P

    Jeremiah P HURLEY, b. 1890, Colac, Victoria, son of Denis HURLEY and Mary Jane MOLONEY. Served in WW1, Sgt 2392, 46th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 28-05-1915, DOW France 13-07-1918.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + HURLEY, T

    Thomas Joseph HURLEY, b. 1892, Colac, Victoria, son of Denis HURLEY and Mary Jane MOLONEY. Served in WW1, Pte 249, 2nd Australian Pioneers, AIF, enlisted 12-12-1914, DOW Belgium 12-10-1917.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • HUSSON, E

    Ewen Cameron HUSSON, b. 1896, Merino, Victoria, son of Edwin HUSSON and Catherine Ann CAMERON. Served in WW1, Pte 72214, AIF, enlisted Casterton 19-07-1918, discharged 24-12-1918, no overseas service. Married Frances Catherine 'Katie' COX from Casterton.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • JENKINS, S

    Stanley Thomas JENKINS, b. 1894, Merino, Victoria, son of William JENKINS and Hannah Jones CRAWLEY. Served in WW1, Pte 3085, 37th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Melbourne 3-11-1916, WIA 30-09-1918, RTA 14-01-1919; Baker.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • KING, C

    John Albert 'Claude' KING, b. 1890, Merino, Victoria, son of John KING and Sarah MUTCH. Served in WW1, Cpl 2392, 2nd Pioneers, AIF, enlisted 11-07-1915, wounded & gassed in France, RTA 3-07-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + KING, V

    Vincent Reuben Henry KING, b. 1893, Merino, Victoria, son of John KING and Sarah MUTCH. Served in WW1, Pte 2393, 23rd Battalion, AIF, enlisted 24-06-1915 KIA France 22-03-1918.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • Sandford War Memorial
  • KOHN, J [C de G]

    Henry John KOHN, b. 1897, Merino, Victoria, son of Henry KOHN and Isabella Jane LILLIE. Served in WW1, L/Cpl 5421, 6th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Horsham 31-03-1916, WIA France 20-09-1917 & 10-02-1918. Awarded Belgium Croix de Guerre 12 Jan 1919, RTA 13-07-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + KOHN, S

    Stanley KOHN, b. 1890, Merino, Victoria, son of Henry KOHN and Elizabeth Ann Mary PEAKE. Served in WW1, Pte 66, 24th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 18-03-1915, DOD 28-05-1915, Mediterranean Sea.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Chatby Memorial, Alexandria, Egypt
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + LAING, G

    George LAING, b. 1890, Dimboola, Victoria, son of Joseph Thomas LAING and Euphemia 'Effie' McRAE. Served in WW1, Pte 2796, 7th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 30-07-1915, DOD England?, 12-01-1917.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • LANE, K [MM]

    Kendrick David LANE, b. 1893, Camperdown, Victoria, son of John LANE and Hannah WELLS. Served in WW1, L/Cpl 3314, 6th Field Ambulance, AIF, enlisted 30-01-1915, awarded MM for bravery on the Menin Road, Belgium in 1917, RTA 15-2-1918.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + LARKIN, E

    Appears to be Michael Edward LARKIN, b. 1888, Mitcham, Victoria, son of Michael Edward LARKIN and Catherine Ann McGLONE. Served in WW1, Tpr 762, 8th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, enlisted Casterton 1-12-1914, KIA 7-08-1915 Lone Pine ANZAC; Artist.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • LAWE, A

    Archibald "Archie" LAW, b. 1880 Break O Day (near Yea), Victoria, son of James LAW and Margaret Salmon DICKINSON. Archibald LAW married Anna Jane MELDRUM of Merino in 1910. Archibald served in WW1, Pte 16392, 1st Light Horse Regiment, Australian Camel Brigade Field Ambulance, AIF. He was recorded a 36 year old Evangelist when he enlisted in Hamilton, Victoria on 27-03-1916. He served in the Middle East and RTA 13-03-1919. Archie died in Warrnambool in 1928 and his wife Anna in 1959, borth are buried in the Warrnambool Cemetery.
  • Glenorchy Estate Soldier Settler
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + MALLETT, A

    Albert William MALLETT, b. 1893, Digby, Victoria, son of William Thomas MALLETT and Ida Maria TREMAINE / WHITE. Served in WW1, Pte 5050 24th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 7-02-1915, KIA France 3-05-1917.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • MALLETT, J

    James Henry MALLETT, b. 1875, Merino, Victoria, son of James MALLETT and Eliza Sarah SEABORNE. Served in WW1, WW1 Pte 4467, 21st Battalion, Aust Vet Hospital, WIA France 5-11-1916, 15-11-1916, RTA 10-01-1918.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + McALPINE, J

    John Edward McALPINE, b. 1886, Broomfield, Victoria, son of Robert McALPINE and Matilda Delahunty BETTS. Served in WW1, Lt 94, 21st Battalion, AIF, enlisted 23-03-1915, DOW France 10-06-1918.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • McCABE, E

    Edward John McCABE, b. 1896, Sandford, Victoria, son of James McCABE and Catherine Mary FITZGIBBON. Served in WW1, Pte 6140, 60th & 59th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 29-04-1916 RTA 10-06-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + McCABE, R

    Reuben Ernest McCABE, born 1895 Casterton, son of Ellen 'Nellie' McCABE who later married Francis Thomas McCAUSLAND. Served in WW1, Pte 1370, 16th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 15-12-1914, DOW ANZAC, Turkey 11-05-1915.
  • Lone Pine Memorial at ANZAC
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • Sandford War Memorial
  • McDONALD, J [DCM]

    Appears to be James William McDONALD, b. 1894, Merino, Victoria, son of James McDONALD and Ellen MILLER. Served in WW1, L/Cpl 2850, 7th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 19-07-1915, RTA 12-04-1919, Awarded the [DCM] 6-02-1918. Served in WW2, WO2, 2/8th Training Battalion, AIF.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • McINTOSH, D

    Douglas McINTOSH, b. 1899, Digby, Victoria, son of Duncan McINTOSH and Margaret MORRISON. Served in WW1, Pte 51645, 39th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 19-02-1918, France, RTA 25-09-1919.
  • Digby Avenue of Honour Tree 86
  • Merino War Memorial
  • McINTYRE, E [Nurse]

    Edith Clara McINTYRE, b. c1878, Toowoomba, QLD, daughter of Dugald McINTYRE and Ann GARDINER, storekeeper of Merino and farmer of Merino, Nareen & Toowoomba, QLD. Served in WW1 as a Nurse. Buried in the Merino Cemetery.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • McINTYRE, J [Nurse]

    Eleanor Jessie McINTYRE, b. c1878, Toowoomba, QLD, daughter of Dugald McINTYRE and Ann GARDINER, storekeeper of Merino and farmer of Merino, Nareen & Toowoomba, QLD. Served in WW1 as a Nurse, buried in the Merino Cemetery.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • McINTYRE, N

    Neil McINTYRE, b. 1881, Toowoomba, QLD, son of Dugald McINTYRE and Ann GARDINER, storekeeper of Merino and farmer of Merino, Nareen & Toowoomba, QLD. Served in WW1, Pte 2638, 8th Squadron, Aus Flying Corps, enlisted Melbourne 5-12-1917, RTA 6-05-1919.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • McLEOD, H

    Appears to be Hugh Vernon McLEOD, b. 1882, Western Australia, son of Donald Norman McLEOD and Charlotte Harriet BUSSELL and grandson of Maj. John Norman McLEOD 1816-1886 of 'Tahara Station'. Served in WW1 as Pte 8, 13th Light Horse Regiment, AIF, enlisted 12-03-1915, RTA 11-04-1916.
  • Casterton Town Hall Honour Roll
  • Merino War Memorial
  • + McRAE, C

    Charles Robert McRAE, b. 1897, Merino, Victoria, son of Norman John McRAE and Catherine EDWARDS. Pte 4153, 59th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 11-11-1915 KIA France 19-07-1916.
  • Casterton War Memorial
  • Merino War Memorial
  • MEADE, G [Nurse]

    Grace Alice MEADE, b. 1874, Merino, Victoria, daughter of Joseph MEADE and Priscilla MALING. Served in WW1, Sister/Nurse A.A.N.S. enlisted 12-06-1915, RTA 25-09-1917.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • MELDRUM, F

    Frederick James MELDRUM, b. 1872, Merino, Victoria, son of William Douglas MELDRUM and Anna Maria SHARPLEY and was a Coach Builder in Merino. Served in the Boer War, Pte 451, 3rd Victorian Bushmen, was at the Seige of Mafeking. Served in WW1, Cpl 148, 4th Light Horse Regiment enlisted 21-08-1914, ANZAC, Midle East, RTA 7-01-1919. Married Amelia Clara KRAATZ in 1933, died Ballarat.
  • Merino War Memorial
  • MELDRUM, J

    Joseph Burton MELDRUM, b. 1874, Merino, Victoria, son of William Douglas MELDRUM and Anna Maria SHARPLEY and was a Coach Builder in Merino. Served in WW1, Spr 7257, 5th Field Coy Engineers, AIF, enlisted Melbourne 13-09-1915, France, RTA 15-05-1919.
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  • MILLER, C

    Christopher MILLER, b. 1897, Merino, Victoria, son of James MILLER and Margaret Ann Turner COULSON. Served in WW1, Cpl 1359, 39th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 20-03-1916, RTA 27-05-1919. Served in WW2, 9th Battalion, VDC.
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  • MILLER, F [MM]

    Frederick MILLER, b. 1880, Merino, Victoria, son of William Robert MILLER and Elizabeth Alice MAYER. Served in WW1 as Sgt 2404, 23rd Battalion, AIF, enlisted 16-07-1915, awarded MM, RTA 16 Jan 1919. Photograph on the Australian War Memorial website.
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  • MOON, A

    Arthur Leslie MOON, b. 1893, Ballarat, Victoria, son of Charles MOON and Mary Jane JENKINS. Served in WW1, Pte 267, 1st Battalion, 53rd Battalion, 5th M.G. Battalion, AIF, enlisted Randwick, NSW 28-08-1914, Egypt, WIA France 29-03-17, RTA 24-08-1918.
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  • MORTON, Dr

    Dr William Alexander MORTON [DSO, MID], b. 1874, West Melbourne, Victoria, son of David Murray MORTON and Ellen Elizabeth MAGUIRE. Served in WW1 Major (Dr) 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, AIF, appointed 12-06-1915, WIA(gas) France, RTA 18-1-19, [DSO 1-1-19, MID]; Medical Practitioner.
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  • NOLTE, M

    Christopher Martin NOLTE, b. 1894, Hamilton, Victoria, son of Frederick Franz NOLTE and Christina Sarah CAMERON of Tahara. Served in WW1, Pte 6316, 8th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Hamilton 21-03-1916, WIA France 4-10-1917, 23-12-1917, 23-08-1918; RTA ___.
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  • NORTHCOTT, H

    John Henry Leake NORTHCOTT [MID], b. 1892, Merino, Victoria, son of Henry NORTHCOTT and Alice LEAKE. Served in WW1, Cpl 2424, 23rd Battalion, 5th Division Ammunition Column, AIF, enlisted Merino 12-07-1915, Middle East, France [MID 16-03-1919], RTA 21-02-1919.
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  • O'BRIEN, J

    Joseph O'BRIEN, b. 1869, Branxholme, Victoria, son of Joseph Richard O'BRIEN and Christine McPHERSON. Served in WW1, Pte 927, 24th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Melbourne 26-03-1915, ANZAC, WIA France 27-08-1916, RTA 25-08-1916.
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  • PICKETT, N

    Neil James Thomas PICKETT, b. 1889, Merino, Victoria, son of Eli PICKETT and Sarah Ann ORR of 'Merino Downs'. Served in WW1, Dvr 1360A, 6th Army Brigade, AIF, enlisted Melbourne 11-07-1915, RTA 27-04-1919.
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  • RANKIN, W

    W. RANKIN
    ---unidentified at this time---
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  • + RANSOM, T T

    Thomas Theodore RANSOM, b. 1894, Clifton Hill, Victoria, son of Clarence Theodore RANSOM 1861-1942 and Lucy YORK 1861-1930. Pte 1963, 23rd Battalion, AIF, enlisted 28-05-1915, DOW France 14-04-1916.
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  • RHODES, G

    Charles Gordon RHODES, b. 1890, Merino, Victoria, son of Charles RHODES and Elizabeth KOHN. Served in WW1, Cpl 11889, 2nd Division Ammunition Column, AIF, enlisted Hamilton 9-08-1915, RTA 29-05-1919.
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  • + RICHARDS, G

    George RICHARDS, b. 1898, Merino, Victoria, son of George James RICHARDS and Elizabeth ELLIOTT of 'Merino Downs'. Served in WW1, Pte 5099, 29th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Merino 4-10-1916, WIA Bullecourt, France, DOW 21-12-1918.
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  • ROSS, D

    Donald Secundus ROSS, b. 1892, Coleraine, Victoria, son of Alexander Campbell ROSS and Elizabeth McLELLAN. Served in WW1, Pte 2320, 8th Light Horse Regiment, 1st Camel Bde HQs, AIF, enlisted 10-07-1915 RTA 12-07-1919. Served in WW2, WO2, 9th Battalion, VDC.
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  • ROSS, W

    William "Bill" ROSS, 1894-1966, b. Merino, Victoria, son of Alexander Campbell ROSS and Elizabeth McLELLAN, m. Kathleen RIGBY, sister of Elizabeth Ann RIGBY, teacher at Paschendale State School in 1929. Served as Pte 1566, 21st Battalion, 1st AIF. Captured at Mouquet Farm, France in 1916, held as a prisoner of war in Germany until repatriated to England in 1918.
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  • ROW, H

    Harold Southlan ROW, b. 1889, Portland, Victoria, son of Joseph Andrew ROW and Ellen HUXLEY. Served in WW1 as Gnr 11888, 4th Field Artillery Brigade, AIF, enlisted 9 Aug 1915, RTA 10 Jan 1918. He was the Station Overseer at "Struan" Tahara for Jack HUXLEY on enlistment in 1915. He married Alice Susan FAHEY 1884-1928 in 1921. Harold and Alice ROW are both buried in the Coleraine Cemetery.
    Thanks to Sur North for the following - "Harold worked on Struan for Jack Huxley. Enlisted from Merino with Gordon Rhodes (1915) for War transferred to Ballarat where trained in artillery billeted in sale yards. Left Melbourne and seen off by Uncle Jack Huxley (given a pistol as a present) on the wharf. Went to Egypt, and did further training with the artillery and there met brother Tom. Harold was sent to France (Ypres, before Passchendale). He was gased and blinded, invalided to England (1 week). He regained his sight on the ship coming home."
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  • SILVESTER, G

    Gerald Bryan SILVESTER, b. 1894, Merino, Victoria, son of Thomas Ellis SILVESTER and Margaret Jane FITZGERALD. Served in WW1, Pte 6639, 1st Division Train, AIF, enlisted 9-08-1915, RTA 9-07-1919.
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  • TIEMAN, G

    Gideon George TIEMAN, b. 1897, Warrnambool, Victoria, son of George TIEMAN and Catherine NICOL. Served in WW1, Pte 7360, 6th A.I.B. H.Q., AIF, enlisted ___, RTA 7-7-19.
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  • TIEMAN, W

    Peter Wilhilmus 'Bill' TIEMAN, b. 1892, Warrnambool, Victoria, son of George TIEMAN and Catherine NICOL. Served in WW1, Dvr 1740, 22nd Battalion, 20th A.A.S.C., AIF, enlisted 17-05-1915, RTA 8-4-19 and he was a Glenorchy Estate Soldier Settler after WW1.
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  • There is a second W. TIEMAN name on the memorial which is reported to be a mistake with the name being added twice.

    TURNBULL, W

    Appears to be William TURNBULL, b. c1873, Kircaldy, Scotland, son of James TURNBULL and Jessie KIDDY, married Harriet Jane COWLEY of Merino in 1902. Served in WW1, Pte 2502, 57th Battalion, AIF, enlisted Hamilton, Vic 26-06-1916, RTA 6-06-1918.
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  • VERNON, F

    Frederick George VERNON, b. 1875, Hexham, Victoria, son of George Frederick VERNON and Elizabeth JOHNSTON. Served in the Boer War 1900-01 as Pte 519, 4th Victorian Bushmen. Served in WW1, Pte 1740, 58th, 60th Battalion, AIF, enlisted from Merino 17-02-1916, labourer of Merino and brother of Mrs Daniel Joseph O'SULLIVAN of Merino, Victoria; RTA 26-09-1917. Living at Wurt Wurt Koort in 1924, died 1937, Geelong, Vic.
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  • WARD, R

    Robert Arthur Phillip WARD, b. 1896, Tarrayoukyan, Victoria, son of Phillip Silvester WARD and Jane MEADE of Tahara, Victoria. Served in WW1, Pte 6615, 23rd Battalion, AIF, enlisted 5-08-1916, RTA 15-02-1918. Served in WW2.
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  • WARRINER, F

    Francis 'Frank' WARRINER, b. 1892, Narracan, Victoria, son of John James WARRINER and Jane DYKE of Henty, Victoria. Served in WW1, Pte 3520, 14th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 21-07-1915, RTA 1-05-1919, Dairyman of Henty, Victoria on enlistment.
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  • WARRINER, R

    Robert John WARRINER, b. c1887, Narracan, Victoria, son of John James WARRINER and Jane DYKE of Henty, Victoria. Served in WW1, Spr 14883, 8th Field Company Engineers, AIF, enlisted 30-12-1915, RTA 8-05-1919, carpenter of Brisbane, Queensland on enlistment.
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  • + WELLNER, C

    Clarence Vale WELLNER, b. 1894, Hotspur, Victoria, son of Mary Margaret WELLNER. Enlisted in WW1, Pte 22nd Battalion, C Coy, AIF, enlisted ___, died (measles) Broadmeadows, Vic 14-04-1915.
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  • WILSON, B

    B. WILSON,
    ---unidentified at this time---
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  • WOODALL, H

    Hugh WOODALL, b. 1897, Casterton, Victoria, son of George WOODALL and Adela HOLMES. Served in WW1, Pte 51731 39th Battalion, AIF, enlisted 19-02-1918 RTA 20-07-1919. Served in WW2.
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  • WOODSTOCK, D

    Donnell Davis WOODSTOCK, b. 1891, Gymbowen, Wimmera, Victoria, son of John Wellington WOODSTOCK and Eliza DAVIS. Served in WW1, Pte 3253, 4th Pioneer Battalion, AIF, enlisted 4-08-1915 RTA 21-12-1918.
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    HONOUR THE BRAVE
    The following have made the supreme sacrifice
    WORLD WAR 2

    Name on Memorial

    Additional Information

    + DEUTSCHER, C. J.

    Christopher Joseph DEUTSCHER, b. 1924, Merino, Victoria, son of Ernest Arthur DEUTSCHER and Mary Amelia MONCKTON. Served in WW2 with the RAAF, Flt Sgt, RAF Station Gianaclis; Elec. Engineer. Accidental death in the Middle East, 5 sep 1944, buried in Chatby War Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.
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  • + HEANEY, J. W.

    John Nicol HEANEY, b. 1913, Merino, Victoria, son of William John HEANEY and Annie Maria Gertrude NICOL. Served as Pte VX40100, 2/23rd Battalion, AIF, KIA 2-08-1941, Tobruk, Libya, buried Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya.
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  • + MURPHY, T. R.

    Thomas Rex MURPHY, b. 1918, Casterton, Victoria, son of Daniel MURPHY and Annie WALSH. Served in WW2 as Spr 2/2nd Pioneer Battalion, AIF. Taken as POW, died Indian Ocean en-route to Burma.
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  • + NORTHCOTT, G. B.

    George John Bailey NORTHCOTT [MID], b. 1921, Merino, Victoria, son of John Henry Leake NORTHCOTT and Kate Ethelwyn SHANKLYN. Served in WW2 as Pte VX 131439, 14/32nd Infantry Battalion, AIF, [MID], accidental drowning 4-04-1944, New Guinea.
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  • + PARSONS, J.

    John Maxwell PARSONS, b. 1915, Wynyard, Tasmania, son of Charles George PARSONS and Ruby Violer CASKER. Served in WW2, Flight Sgt, 467 Squadron, RAAF, KIA 23-05-1943 Flying Battle, Belgium.
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  • The above names are those listed on the Merino War Memorial in south-west Victoria, Australia as having served in WW1, lost their lives in WW1 or lost their lives in WW2. The additional information column is from attempts to identify the individuals named on the Memorial.

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