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UPPER YARRA ANZACS

Upper Yarra

Upper Yarra covers the area of the Old Upper Yarra Shire.

The Shire of Upper Yarra was centred on the upper reaches of the Yarra Valley, about 60 kilometres (37 miles) east of Melbourne. The shire covered an area of 1,732 square kilometres (668.7 sq mi), and existed from 1888 until 1994.

Wards

The Shire of Upper Yarra was divided into three ridings. Each riding had its own honour board and or memorials. Schools, political parties and employees made honour boards.

  • Centre Riding Cenotaph at Yarra Junction
  • East Riding
  • West Riding

Suburbs and localities covered in this project

Research into Upper Yarra Soldiers World War 1

Location

Where – Wiki

KIA

Enlisted

Trees planted

Beenak

Beenak

2

4

Britannia Creek

4

Cuming Smith

1

6

Launching Place

Launching Place

4

23

Millgrove

Millgrove

4

26

Powelltown

Powelltown

2

9

Gilderoy

Gilderoy

1

2

Three bridges

1

Black Sands

1

4

Warburton West [Wesburn]

Wesburn

16

44

Yarra Junction Central riding

Yarra Junction

28

114

Woori Yallock

Woori Yallock

9

19

Warburton

Warburton

28

128

Warburton E

Warburton East

1

McMahons Creek

McMahons Creek

3

Population

Year Population
1891 800
1911 3,644

Sub Branches of RSL

Upper Yarra RSL

Warburton RSL

LINKS

Links used in this research include:

NAA website: www.naa.gov.

National Archives of Australia Service Records

Records of Australian servicemen and women who served in World War I in the first Australian Imperial Force (AIF) are preserved in the National Archives. Digitised copies of first Australian Imperial Force (AIF) personnel dossiers (WW1) are online (free).

AWM website: www.awm.gov.au

First World War Embarkation Rolls , AWM

Are nominal rolls of some 330,000 personnel of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and the Army component of the Australian Naval & Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF) as they embarked for overseas service during the First World War.

First World War Nominal Roll , AWM

The Roll is a single alphabetic listing of approximately 324,000 names of members of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF) who served overseas during the First World War.

Rolls of Honour AWM

The Roll of Honour records and commemorates members of the Australian armed forces who have died during or as a result of war service, or for Post-1945 conflicts, warlike service, non-warlike service and certain peacetime operations

The official commencement and cut-off dates for inclusion in the project:

First World War 4 August 1914 31 March 1921

Roll of Honour Circulars, AWM

The circulars were forms sent to next of kin seeking details regarding the deceased.

Defence Honours and Awards This site provides information about Defence honours and awards including medals issued to Australia’s defence personnel, past and present.

Commonwealth War Graves commemorate the 1,700,000 men and women of the Commonwealth forces who died in the two world wars.

Department of Veterans Affairs – www.anzacsite.gov.auwww.ww1westernfront.gov.au

History of WW1 – www.firstworldwar.com

TROVE – http://trove.nla.gov.au

Projects and research including https://www.aif.adfa.edu.au/index.html

http://www.anzacsinfrance.com/1918

Australian Light Horse study centre This site aims to present an accurate history of early Australian military developments from 1899 to 1920.

http://alh-research.tripod.com/toc.htm

World War One Cemeteries – www.ww1cemeteries.com

The Great War 1914-1918 — from a British perspective

Wars & Conflict — World War I (A part of the BBC History website)

 

 

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