This blog is a companion to the Database of Volunteers of Essendon and Flemington

Thursday, September 30, 2010

North Essendon Methodist Church Roll of Honour

This board hung in a church in Mt Alexander Rd, North Essendon, now closed.

See identifications here (progressively putting up individual pages for these volunteers).

Friday, September 24, 2010

Bert and Ernie Manderson occupy the camel on the right of the picture, taken in Egypt in 1915.  Courtesy of Greg Manderson. Click to get the larger picture

Northern Golf Club, Glenroy

It turns out that the Northern Golf Club in Glenroy has or had an honour board with many Essendon members included. The list was included in the back of their history.  If anyone knows if the board is hanging at the Golf Club I would be glad to know.  A photograph of it would be even better.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Captain James Bowtell-Harris, 7th Battalion

Hello folks,

I would like to draw your attention to a wonderful article on the service career of Captain James Frederic Bowtell-Harris by Rod Martin.  It has been loaded onto the Empire Called website.

Thanks Rod.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Beersheba, 1918

Just to prove I always had a strong interest in military history, albeit a slender grasp of the actual events, here is my Grade 6 interpretation of the events at Beersheba.

Click on the image to enlarge.