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St Patrick’s College has honoured the contributions of hundreds of Old Collegians to Australia’s war history with the launch of a new book and the induction of four new College Legends in 2015.

To mark the 100th anniversary of the Gallipoli landing, the College spent 18 months researching the lives of nearly 300 Old Collegians who fought in World War I. These biographies were compiled into a commemorative book which was launched at the College’s annual Legends dinner on Saturday May 2, 2015.


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St Patrick’s College Headmaster John Crowley said the book was published with the generous support of the Department of Veterans Affairs and of the St Patrick’s College Old Collegians Association and was a valuable addition to the proud history of the school.

“Through the great work of our archivist, Ms Catriona Banks, we have been able to unearth some incredible stories of bravery and sacrifice by our Old Collegians and we are delighted to be able to bring them together in one publication for the first time,” Mr Crowley said.

“We could think of no better way of honouring these brave men by launching this fine book 100 years after the commencement of World War I.”

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Remembering Leo Kennedy - 100 years on

3 Nov

Remembering Leo Kennedy - 100 years on author: Catriona Banks

One hundred years ago, on 7 November 1917, Leo Alphonsus Kennedy was killed in action in Palestine. Having survived the horrors of the Gallipoli campaign, he was recuperating in Egypt before continuing on his way back to Australia. However, Leo declined the opportunity to return home, and transferred to the 12th Light Horse Regiment. Trooper Leo K

College updating war honour boards

17 Oct

College updating war honour boards author: Lorrie Liston

Over the past two years, College Archivist Catriona Banks has been collecting names of SPC's Old Collegians who have served in the armed forces since WWII, in order to update honour boards in the College Chapel. One Old Boy to recently get in touch and add his name to our records is Trenton (Trent) Prince (SPC 1985-1989 (PY1990)), pictured above i

War history comes alive online

14 Sep

War history comes alive online author:

History has come alive online at St Patrick's College! For the first time ever, biographies of each and every Old Boy to have fought in World War I have been published in full on the College website. This fantastic historical achievement is the result of two years' work by College archivist Catriona Banks. Simply click on the names of each Old B

James George Joseph Fraser

9 Sep

James George Joseph Fraser author: Catriona Banks

FRASER, James George Joseph     SPC 1896-1900 DoB: 3 March 1888, Ballarat East, VIC Fth: John Fraser, printer Mth: Annie, nee Brewster When James Fraser left St Pat’s, he worked as a printer in his father’s business in Albert Street, Ballarat. The College annuals were printed by Fraser’s for many years. James was also a professional soldier, and

John O'Neill

8 Sep

John O'Neill author: Catriona Banks

O’NEILL, John     SPC 1916 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

F O'Sullivan

8 Sep

F O'Sullivan author: Catriona Banks

O’SULLIVAN, F      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

R Parkin

8 Sep

R Parkin author: Catriona Banks

PARKIN, R     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

A Pasco

8 Sep

A Pasco author: Catriona Banks

PASCO, A     SPC 1916 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

R Pasco

8 Sep

R Pasco author: Catriona Banks

PASCO, R     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

J Rice

8 Sep

J Rice author: Catriona Banks

RICE, J      SPC 1916 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

J Robinson

8 Sep

J Robinson author: Catriona Banks

ROBINSON, J      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

Thomas 'Tom' Robinson

8 Sep

Thomas 'Tom' Robinson author: Catriona Banks

ROBINSON, Thomas 'Tom'      SPC 1910-1911 Tom Robinson was a boarder at St Patrick’s College. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

William Ryan

8 Sep

William Ryan author: Catriona Banks

RYAN, William     SPC 1905-1909 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

Myles Ryan

8 Sep

Myles Ryan author: Catriona Banks

RYAN, Myles      SPC 1912-1916 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

L Steele

8 Sep

L Steele author: Catriona Banks

STEELE, L     SPC 1914 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

H Sweeney

8 Sep

H Sweeney author: Catriona Banks

SWEENEY, H      SPC ? This boy is noted as having been killed in action on the SPC Memorial. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

Reay 'Ray' Henry Aloysius Warner

8 Sep

Reay 'Ray' Henry Aloysius Warner author: Catriona Banks

WARNER, Reay ‘Ray’ Henry Aloysius     SPC 1903-1905 DoB:  1892, Ballarat East, VIC Father:  George Henry Warner Mother:  Margaret Jane, nee Reay Ray spent his junior years at St Patrick’s College. His brother George was also at St Patrick’s College (1907-1909) and also enlisted (Service No 393). In 1903 when Ray was in Third Class he was awarded

Francis Kennedy

7 Sep

Francis Kennedy author: Catriona Banks

KENNEDY,  Francis Joseph      SPC 1905-1906 a boarder from Greymouth, NZ, or Francis       SPC 1907-1913 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

J Keogh

7 Sep

J Keogh author: Catriona Banks

KEOGH, J    SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

William Keogh

7 Sep

William Keogh author: Catriona Banks

KEOGH, William     SPC 1908-1910 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

L Lamb

7 Sep

L Lamb author: Catriona Banks

LAMB, L     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

D Le Grand

7 Sep

D Le Grand author: Catriona Banks

LE GRAND, D      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

C Lennon

7 Sep

C Lennon author: Catriona Banks

LENNON, C     SPC 1914 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

John 'Jack' Long

7 Sep

John 'Jack' Long author: Catriona Banks

LONG, John 'Jack'     SPC 1901-1905 John, or Jack as he was known at St Patrick’s, was a boarder from Mount Lyell in Tasmania. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

P Magill

7 Sep

P Magill author: Catriona Banks

MAGILL, P     SPC 1902-1908 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

B Mahill

7 Sep

B Mahill author: Catriona Banks

MAHILL, B      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

E Mahill

7 Sep

E Mahill author: Catriona Banks

MAHILL, E      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

J Mahon

7 Sep

J Mahon author: Catriona Banks

MAHON, J      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

J P Maloney

7 Sep

J P Maloney author: Catriona Banks

MALONEY, J P      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

D McCallum

7 Sep

D McCallum author: Catriona Banks

McCALLUM, D      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

William McCarthy

7 Sep

William McCarthy author: Catriona Banks

McCARTHY, William     SPC 1910-1911 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

E McDermott

7 Sep

E McDermott author: Catriona Banks

McDERMOTT, E     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

Francis McGrath

7 Sep

Francis McGrath author: Catriona Banks

McGRATH, Francis     SPC 1902-1903 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

P McGuigan

7 Sep

P McGuigan author: Catriona Banks

McGUIGAN, P      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

Donald McKenzie

7 Sep

Donald McKenzie author: Catriona Banks

McKENZIE, Donald     SPC 1909-1911 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

John E McKenzie

7 Sep

John E McKenzie author: Catriona Banks

McKENZIE, John E     SPC 1899 DoB:   Father:  Hugh McKenzie Mother:  Margaret Jane, nee Mitchell John McKenzie attended St Patrick’s College with his brother, Walter Murray (SPC 1902-1903), who also enlisted for service. In the College Annual of 1916-1917 it was noted – ‘… Private J E McKenzie, soon after enlisting, was promoted to the rank of

C Miller

7 Sep

C Miller author: Catriona Banks

MILLER, C     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

George Miller

7 Sep

George Miller author: Catriona Banks

MILLER, George     SPC 1907-1909 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

Thomas Morrissey

7 Sep

Thomas Morrissey author: Catriona Banks

MORRISSEY, Thomas     SPC 1916-1917 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

Phillip Stanton Murphy

7 Sep

Phillip Stanton Murphy author: Catriona Banks

MURPHY, Phillip Stanton     SPC 1909-1912 DoB:  1897, Dereel, VIC Father:  Thomas Murphy Mother:  Frances, nee Judge Phillip Stanton Murphy was the youngest of twelve children born to Thomas Murphy, a farmer, and Frances. Frances was seventeen years old when she married Thomas in Ballarat in 1871 and their family expanded from the following year.

W Nicholas

7 Sep

W Nicholas author: Catriona Banks

NICHOLAS, W      SPC ? This St Patrick’s boy was no relation to the Nicholas brothers mentioned above. The College was unable to find any information about this boy’s first name or the years of his attendance at the College. The SPC WWI memorial indicates that this boy was killed in action. The College was unable to identify further details about

John Noble

7 Sep

John Noble author: Catriona Banks

NOBLE, John      SPC 1908-1910 John Noble was a boarder at St Patrick’s, completing his Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Class. He was a keen handballer, the College Annual of 1910 noting that, ‘… after a strenuous game J Noble won by 31 to 16.’ The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to c

D O'Connor

7 Sep

D O'Connor author: Catriona Banks

O’CONNOR, D There were two D O’Connors at St Patrick’s prior to WWI:  D O’Connor  SPC 1894  D O’Connor  SPC 1915-1916 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

J O'Connor

7 Sep

J O'Connor author: Catriona Banks

O’CONNOR, J There were three J O’Connors at St Patrick’s prior to WWI:  J O’Connor  SPC 1893-1896  J O’Connor  SPC 1916  J O’Connor SPC 1908-1910 There is not enough identifying information to be able to locate the correct war record. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to co

J O'Donnell

7 Sep

J O'Donnell author: Catriona Banks

O’DONNELL, J      SPC 1907-1908 J O’Donnell was in the 5th Class at St Patrick’s in 1908. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

Francis O'Dwyer

7 Sep

Francis O'Dwyer author: Catriona Banks

O’DWYER, Francis      SPC 1907-1908 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

F O'Farrell

7 Sep

F O'Farrell author: Catriona Banks

O’FARRELL, F      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

J O'Keefe

7 Sep

J O'Keefe author: Catriona Banks

O’KEEFE, J     SPC 1908 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au

Leslie Henry Storry

6 Sep

Leslie Henry Storry author: Catriona Banks

STORRY, Leslie Henry    SPC 1908 DoB:  1892, Geelong, VIC Father:  Harry William Storry Mother:  Clara, nee Langfield Leslie Storry was a boarder at St Patrick’s. In 1908 he was in the 5th Class, and he was the junior handball champion. Service No: 850 Rank:  Corporal Unit:  5th Battalion Leslie Storry enlisted in the AIF on 18 August 1914. He

Horace Paul Sullivan

6 Sep

Horace Paul Sullivan author: Catriona Banks

SULLIVAN, Horace Paul    SPC 1908 DoB:  1892, Yarrawonga, VIC Father:  James Walter Sullivan Mother:  Amy Constance, nee Coleman Service No: 3255 Rank:  Private, Corporal, Lance Sergeant Unit:  57th Battalion Horace Paul Sullivan enlisted on 20 July 1915. He was 23 years and one month old, a single man who worked as a bank clerk. He was five fe

Frederick Charles Sweeney

6 Sep

Frederick Charles Sweeney author: Catriona Banks

SWEENEY, Frederick Charles     SPC 1906 DoB:  10 December 1899, Bendigo, VIC Father:  James Joseph Sweeney Mother:   Isobel / Isabella, nee Babling Fred Sweeney was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Bendigo. Service No: 21768 Rank:  Private Unit:  AAMC (Australian Army Medical Corps) Frederick Sweeney enlisted in the AIF on 17 September 1917. He w

Neil John Sweeney

6 Sep

Neil John Sweeney author: Catriona Banks

SWEENEY, Neil John     SPC 1911 DoB:  1896, Quambatook, VIC Father:  Charles Sweeney Mother:  Alicia M, nee O’Neil Service No: 3616 Rank:  Private Unit:  57th Battalion Neil Sweeney enlisted on 13 July 1915, at the age of 21 years and four months. He was unmarried, five feet, six and a half inches tall, with a fresh complexion, blue eyes and br

William 'Bill' Tehan

6 Sep

William 'Bill' Tehan author: Catriona Banks

TEHAN, William 'Bill'     SPC 1908 DoB:  1884, Rochester, VIC Father:  John Tehan Mother:  Honora, nee O’Shea After finishing at St Patrick’s College, William Tehan married Margaret Victoria Valli in 1913. Service No: 6900 Rank:  Private Unit:  19th Reinforcements, 23 Battalion Bill Tehan enlisted on 1 September 1916. He was 32 years and 7 mont

George Henry Trekardo

6 Sep

George Henry Trekardo author: Catriona Banks

TREKARDO, George Henry     SPC ? DoB:  c1894, Ballarat, VIC Father:  John Henry Trekardo, Service Street, Ballarat Mother:  Elizabeth, nee Lindsay Service No: 1003 Rank:  Private Unit:  39th Battalion George Henry Trekardo enlisted on 29 January 1916, aged 22 years and five months. He was a single man, and his occupation was Printer. He had bee

George Devine Treloar

6 Sep

George Devine Treloar author: Catriona Banks

TRELOAR, George Devine     SPC 1900 DoB:   23 April, 1884, Ballarat Father:  Thomas Reid Treloar, chemist Mother:  Jane, nee Devine George’s father, Thomas Reid Treloar was born in the Melbourne suburb of Coburg in 1852, and after finishing school, became apprenticed to a leading chemist in Melbourne. At the end of his apprenticeship, he moved to

John 'Jack' Vincent Tunbridge

6 Sep

John 'Jack' Vincent Tunbridge author: Catriona Banks

TUNBRIDGE, John ‘Jack’ Vincent     SPC 1901-1910 DoB:  13 February 1894, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Alfred Tunbridge, 1437 Sturt Street, Ballarat Mother:  Mary Cecily, nee Doolan Jack, as he was known at St Patrick’s was a day student at the College, starting as a junior boy in Grade 2. Service No: 155 Rank:  Lieutenant Unit:  Australian Flying Cor

Victor George Uphill

6 Sep

Victor George Uphill author: Catriona Banks

UPHILL, Victor George     SPC 1911-1912 DoB:  1899 Father:  Thomas Uphill Mother:  Anne Victor Uphill was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Pranjip Park, near Murchison East, a small place south of Shepparton, in Victoria. He attended the College with his brother, Colin (SPC 1911-1912). Service No: 3258 Rank:  Private Unit:  59th Infantry Battalio

D Walsh

6 Sep

D Walsh author: Catriona Banks

WALSH, D    SPC 1914-1915 DoB:  c1898 This boy was a boarder at the College. He passed the following subjects in 1914 when he sat the Junior Public Exams: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, English, French and History. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, pl

George Joseph Warner

6 Sep

George Joseph Warner author: Catriona Banks

WARNER, George Joseph     SPC 1907-1909 DoB:  1896, Ballarat East, VIC Father:  George Heaney Warner Mother:  Margaret Jane, nee Reay George Warner was a day student at St Patrick’s, walking up to the College from his home in Armstrong Street. His brother Reay ‘Ray’ Henry Aloysius also attended SPC (1903-1905), and also enlisted for war service.

Edmund Westbrook

6 Sep

Edmund Westbrook author: Catriona Banks

WESTBROOK, Edmund     SPC ? DoB:  1893, Lexton, VIC Father:  James Westbrook Mother:  Catherine (Kate) Margaret, nee Ransome Edmund Westbrook came to St Patrick’s as a boarder, with his brother Francis ‘Frank’ (SPC 1908-1910). The College could  find no detail in the Annuals as to the specific dates that Edmund attended. Service No: 14562 Rank: 

Augustine 'Gus' Leo Williams

6 Sep

Augustine 'Gus' Leo Williams author: Catriona Banks

WILLIAMS, Augustine ‘Gus’ Leo     SPC 1913-1914 DoB:  1894, Echuca Father:  William John Williams Mother:  Hannah Anne, nee Collopy Service No: 5237 Rank:  Private Unit:  8th Battalion Augustine Leo Williams enlisted in the AIF on 18 January 1916. He was a single man, aged 21 years and five months. He was five feet four and three quarter inches

Raymond Leo Woodhouse

6 Sep

Raymond Leo Woodhouse author: Catriona Banks

WOODHOUSE, Raymond Leo     SPC ? DoB:  1888, Cowwarr, Gippsland, VIC Father:  Daniel Woodhouse Mother:  Agnes, nee Rice Raymond Leo Woodhouse attended St Patrick’s as a boarder from Gippsland. There are no records which show the precise years of his attendance. Service No: 3297 Rank:  Private Unit:  59th Battalion Raymond enlisted on 3 August

Lawrence James Woodruff

6 Sep

Lawrence James Woodruff author: Catriona Banks

WOODFUFF, Lawrence James     SPC 1910 DoB:  1892, Traralgon, VIC Father:  John Edward Woodruff Mother:  Emily Blanche, nee Reid or Drake Lawrence was a boarder from Traralgon, attending the College for his Matriculation year, and won an academic award for overall excellence. Upon leaving St Patrick’s College he started studying Veterinary Scien

Leonard 'Len' George Baker

6 Sep

Leonard 'Len' George Baker author: Catriona Banks

BAKER, Leonard ‘Len’ George      SPC 1907 DoB:  1894, Colac, VIC Father:  Thomas Baker Mother:  Rosanna, nee Despard The Baker family was well known and highly respected in the Colac district. Thomas Baker, the father of Len, was born near Ennis, County Clare in Ireland in 1840. As a child, Thomas migrated with his family from Ireland to Australi

Thomas Matthew Brown

6 Sep

Thomas Matthew Brown author: Catriona Banks

BROWN, Thomas Matthew      SPC 1898 DoB:  1881, Coleraine, VIC Father:  William James Brown Mother:  Bridget, nee Feehely Thomas Brown was a boarder at St Patrick’s from the town of Hamilton in Victoria’s Western District. He was a member of the 1st XVIII football team, and was noted in the College Annual as being a ‘…good half-back man …’ Servi

J Cain

6 Sep

J Cain author: Catriona Banks

CANE, J      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

J Carney

6 Sep

J Carney author: Catriona Banks

CARNEY, J     SPC 1912 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

J Carroll

6 Sep

J Carroll author: Catriona Banks

CARROLL, J     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

M Clark

6 Sep

M Clark author: Catriona Banks

CLARK, M     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

John 'Jack' Connolly

6 Sep

John 'Jack' Connolly author: Catriona Banks

CONNOLLY, John ‘Jack’     SPC 1909-1910 DoB: c1893 Information was scarce regarding this boy. The College Annual of 1911 gave his address as c/- Tynan, Carroll and Co, Property Expert Salesmen, and Hotel Brokers & Valuers, 349 Collins Street, Melbourne. In the next Annual, 1912-1913, he is listed as working at the Bank of Victoria, Collins St

Thomas Connolly

6 Sep

Thomas Connolly author: Catriona Banks

CONNOLLY, Thomas      SPC 1910-1914 Information was scarce regarding this boy. The College Annual of 1912-1913 mentions that he was in the 5th Class, and he played violin. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Bank

? Connor

6 Sep

? Connor author: Catriona Banks

CONNOR, ?     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

J Cronin

6 Sep

J Cronin author: Catriona Banks

CRONIN, J     SPC 1914 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

W Dale

6 Sep

W Dale author: Catriona Banks

DALE, W      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

T Dixon

6 Sep

T Dixon author: Catriona Banks

DIXON, T     SPC 1912-1915 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

James Kennedy Dunne

6 Sep

James Kennedy Dunne author: Catriona Banks

DUNNE, James Kennedy      SPC 1914 DoB:  1896, Surry Hills, NSW Father:  Edward Dunne (sometimes Dunn) Mother:  Elizabeth, nee Holmes James Kennedy Dunne (sometimes known as Kennedy James Dunne) was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Sydney. He passed the Junior Public Service examinations in Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, English, French (Distinct i

John James Fidler

6 Sep

John James Fidler author: Catriona Banks

FIDLER, John James      SPC ? DoB:  1884, Sale, VIC Father:  William Valentine Fidler, a carpenter Mother:  Ellen, nee James John Fidler was born in Sale, the fourth child of six born to William and Ellen. Service No: 2106 Rank:  Private Unit:  2nd Pioneer Battalion John Fidler was a single man who worked as a carpenter when he enlisted in the

Charles William Fox

6 Sep

Charles William Fox author: Catriona Banks

FOX, Charles William      SPC 1908 DoB:  c1891, Ballarat, VIC Father:  George Charles Fox, 614 Drummond St South, Ballarat, VIC Mother:  Margaret Alice, nee Hildebrand Charles William Fox, variously known as Charlie or Will, was one of five children but seemingly the only boy who attended St Patrick’s College. His younger brother, George Joseph F

D Gleeson

6 Sep

D Gleeson author: Catriona Banks

GLEESON, D      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

P Gleeson

6 Sep

P Gleeson author: Catriona Banks

GLEESON, P      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

John Bernard Graham

6 Sep

John Bernard Graham author: Catriona Banks

GRAHAM, John Bernard     SPC 1912 DoB:  1898, Rochester, VIC Father:  Richard Graham Mother:  Katherine, nee Lynch In 1912, John Graham was in the Sixth Class at St Patrick’s, aged 14 years. He gained Distinctions in Dictation and Arithmetic. Service No: 5943 Rank:  Private, later Lance Corporal Unit:  22nd Battalion When John Graham enlisted i

Charles Green

6 Sep

Charles Green author: Catriona Banks

GREEN, Charles     SPC 1897-1898 Charles Green was a member of St Patrick’s 1st XVIII football, and was a valuable goal kicker for the team. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

Thomas Green

6 Sep

Thomas Green author: Catriona Banks

GREEN, Thomas     SPC 1902-1903 or SPC 1906-1907 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

V Groves

6 Sep

V Groves author: Catriona Banks

GROVES, V      SPC 1914 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

T Haley

6 Sep

T Haley author: Catriona Banks

HALEY, T     SPC 1914 This boy was no relation to the other three Haley boys listed on the St Patrick’s WWI monument. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

T Hart

6 Sep

T Hart author: Catriona Banks

HART, T     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

J J Hayes

6 Sep

J J Hayes author: Catriona Banks

HAYES, J J     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

J Hayes

6 Sep

J Hayes author: Catriona Banks

HAYES, J     SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

Thomas 'Tom' Hennessy

6 Sep

Thomas 'Tom' Hennessy author: Catriona Banks

HENNESSY, Tom      SPC 1910-1917 Tom Hennessy was a boarder at St Patrick’s. He was a good footballer, and a talented piano player. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

James Hickey

6 Sep

James Hickey author: Catriona Banks

HICKEY, James      SPC 1909 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

Joseph Hickey

6 Sep

Joseph Hickey author: Catriona Banks

HICKEY, Joseph     SPC 1912-1914 Joe Hickey was a boarder at St Patrick’s. He completed his Matriculation in the following subjects: Arithmetic (D), Algebra, Geometry, Physics, English, French (D), History (D), Latin (D). The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his stor

W Hickey

6 Sep

W Hickey author: Catriona Banks

HICKEY, W      SPC ? The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

William Hoskin

6 Sep

William Hoskin author: Catriona Banks

HOSKINGS / HOSKINS / HOSKIN, William     SPC 1908-1909 William Hoskin was a boarder at St Patrick’s. The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

J Keane

6 Sep

J Keane author: Catriona Banks

KEANE, J     SPC 1901-1903 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

F Kelly

6 Sep

F Kelly author: Catriona Banks

KELLY, F     SPC 1916-1917 The College was unable to identify further details about this boy. If you are able to provide information to complete his story, please contact College Archivist, Catriona Banks – cbanks@stpats.vic.edu.au  

James Allan Stanton

19 Aug

James Allan Stanton author: Catriona Banks

STANTON, James Allan     SPC 1904-1906 DoB:  29 August 1892, Stawell, VIC Father:  Walter Stanton Mother:  Elizabeth Annie, nee Mathers Allan (as he was known while at school) Stanton was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Koroit in western Victoria. Service No: - Rank:  Lieutenant Unit:  46th Battalion Allan Stanton enlisted on 19 July 1915, aged

William Hamlet Steele

19 Aug

William Hamlet Steele author: Catriona Banks

STEELE, William Hamlet     SPC 1904 DoB:  1891, East Ballarat Father:  Hamlet Steele Mother:  Clara, nee Ratcliffe William Steele attended St Patrick’s College for only one year as a Junior, attaining a Fourth in the Annual Examinations of 1904. He was also a keen rower. Service No: 4889 Rank:  Corporal Unit:  8th Battalion William enlisted on

James Archibald Francis Stodart

19 Aug

James Archibald Francis Stodart author: Catriona Banks

STODART, James Archibald Francis     SPC 1908-1910 DoB:  1891, Korongvale, VIC Father:  James Archibald Stodart, Bank of Australasia, Ballarat branch Mother:  Amelia Mary, nee Moore James was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Melbourne, with his brother, John Harold (SPC 1908-1910) who also enlisted for service. Service No:  2068 Rank:  Private Un

John Harold Stodart

19 Aug

John Harold Stodart author: Catriona Banks

STODART, John Harold     SPC 1908-1910 DoB:  1894, Korongvale, VIC Father:  James Archibald Stodart, Bank of Australasia, Ballarat branch Mother:  Amelia Mary, nee Moore John was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Melbourne, with his brother, James Archibald (SPC 1908-1910) who also enlisted for service. Service No: 3314 Rank:  Private, Trooper Uni

William Patrick O'Brien

4 Aug

William Patrick O'Brien author: Catriona Banks

O’BRIEN, William Patrick     SPC 1906 DoB:  June 1887, Colac, VIC Father:  James O’Brien Mother:  Johanna, nee Quinn William was the brother of James O’Brien (SPC 1912-1914). James also enlisted and was killed in action in 1918 in Belgium. Service No: 344 Rank:  Private Unit:  24th Battalion William Patrick O’Brien enlisted on 15 March, 1915.

James O'Brien

4 Aug

James O'Brien author: Catriona Banks

O’BRIEN, James    SPC 1912-1914 DoB:  30 July 1896, Colac, VIC Father:  James O’Brien Mother:  Johanna, nee Quinn James was a boarder at St Patrick’s with his brother William Patrick (SPC 1906). William also enlisted and was killed in action at Gallipoli. Service No: 465 Rank:  Private, later Second Lieutenant Unit:  21st Battalion James O’Bri

John 'Jack' Thomas O'Callaghan

4 Aug

John 'Jack' Thomas O'Callaghan author: Catriona Banks

O’CALLAGHAN, John ‘Jack’ Thomas      SPC ? DoB:  20 May, 1893, Warracknabeal, VIC Father:  Thomas Henry O’Callaghan Mother:  Mary Ann, nee Russell John Thomas O’Callaghan was the eldest of nine children born to Thomas Henry and Mary Ann O’Callaghan. The first four children were born in the Victorian country town of Warracknabeal, before the fam

Louis Kevin Vincent O'Doherty

4 Aug

Louis Kevin Vincent O'Doherty author: Catriona Banks

O’DOHERTY, Louis Kevin Vincent     SPC 1904-1905 DoB:  7 November 1888, Queensland Father:  Vincent O’Doherty Mother:  Helen Louis O’Doherty was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Brisbane. He was a prize winner in the Commercial Class of 1905, and was one of the editors of the College Annual in that year. Service No: 3211 Rank:  Private Unit:  52n

James Reginald 'Reg' O'Neil

4 Aug

James Reginald 'Reg' O'Neil author: Catriona Banks

O’NEIL, James Reginald ‘Reg’     SPC 1910-1911 DoB:  18 October 1895, Beaufort, VIC Father:  Richard O’Neil Mother:  Margaret, nee McMahon The College Annual of 1916-1917 noted that - ‘… Private J Reginald O’Neil is an old SPC boy, and was employed as a clerk in the ES&A Bank at Ballarat prior to enlisting. He joined the AAMC and went into c

Reginald 'Reg' Joseph O'Sullivan

4 Aug

Reginald 'Reg' Joseph O'Sullivan author: Catriona Banks

O’SULLIVAN, Reginald ‘Reg' Joseph     SPC ? DoB:  c1886, Beechworth, VIC Father:  Cornelius Joseph O’Sullivan Mother:  Mary Jane, nee McGrath The College Annual of 1916-1917 reported that - ‘Sgt, R J O’Sullivan, an old pupil, entered SPC about 1900, where he had a successful college career. He enlisted in June 1915, and was engaged at the famous

Charles John Pawson

4 Aug

Charles John Pawson author: Catriona Banks

PAWSON, Charles John    SPC 1907-1909 DoB:  15 April, 1893, Trawool, VIC Father:  Charles John Pawson Mother:  Catherine Elizabeth, nee Crough Charles and his brother Edmund attended St Patrick’s College as day students, from 29 Chisholm Street, Black Hill, Ballarat. Charles successfully completed the Junior Public Examination in 1909, gaining a

Edmund Goulburn Pawson

4 Aug

Edmund Goulburn Pawson author: Catriona Banks

PAWSON, Edmund Goulburn    SPC 1910-1911 DoB:  1894, Tallarook, VIC Father:  Charles John Pawson Mother:  Catherine Elizabeth, nee Crough Edmund and his brother, Charles, attended the College as day boys from Black Hill, Ballarat. Service No: 2282 Rank:  Private, Driver Unit:  10th Company Australian Army Service Corps (AASC) Edmund Pawson enl

Allan Payne

4 Aug

Allan Payne author: Catriona Banks

PAYNE, Allan SPC    1902-1909 DoB:  1892, Melbourne, VIC Father:  George Payne, Jeweller, 104 Sturt Street, Ballarat VIC Mother:  Nora, nee Fitzgerald Service No: 268 Rank:  Private, later Corporal Unit:  8th Battalion Allan Payne signed up for service on 24 August 1914, almost as soon as war was declared. He was 21 years and 11 months old, fi

Austin Nagle Podger

4 Aug

Austin Nagle Podger author: Catriona Banks

PODGER, Austin Nagle     SPC 1908 DoB:  1893, Terang, VIC Father:  Lachlan Andre Podger Mother:  Mary Agnes, nee Prendergast   Service No: 11873 Rank:  Driver, later Corporal, later Sergeant Unit:  3rd Australian Divisional Supply Column, later known as Aust Mechanical Transport Coy Austin Podger enlisted on 14 July 1915, a single man aged 22

Edward Percy Prendergast

4 Aug

Edward Percy Prendergast author: Catriona Banks

PRENDERGAST, Edward Percy    SPC 1908 DoB:  20 August, 1893, Newlyn, VIC Father:  Thomas Prendergast Mother:  Catherine, nee Rush Edward Prendergast was a boarder at St Patrick’s College. He participated in the junior rowing and was one of the Junior Pair which came second in the College regatta of 1908. Service No: 3863 Rank:  Lieutenant Unit:

Theophilus Hunn Procter

4 Aug

Theophilus Hunn Procter author: Catriona Banks

PROCTER, Theophilus Hunn     SPC 1905 DoB:  1886, Maryborough, VIC Father:  Thomas Procter Mother:   Elizabeth, nee Hunn Service No: 1872 Rank:  Driver Unit:  8th Battery Field Artillery Theophilus Procter enlisted on 17 August 1914, 20 days after war was declared. He was 27 years and nine months old, five feet seven and a half inches tall, wit

Joseph Quinlan

4 Aug

Joseph Quinlan author: Catriona Banks

QUINLAN, Joseph     SPC 1894 DoB:  1882, Ballarat, VIC Father:  John Quinlan Mother:  Mary Ann, nee Pareer Service No: 4911 Rank:  Private Unit:  5th Battalion Joseph Quinlan enlisted in the AIF on 17 August 1915 at the age of 31 years and one month. He was a single man whose occupation was a commission agent. Joseph was five feet, seven and a

Timothy Eucharia Reen

4 Aug

Timothy Eucharia Reen author: Catriona Banks

REEN, Timothy Eucharia    SPC 1908 DoB:  1893, Hamilton, VIC Father:  Timothy Denis Reen Mother:   Catherine, nee Murphy Service No: 4282 Rank:  Private Unit:  5th Battalion Tim Reen enlisted on 20 July 1915, aged 22 years and six months. He was five feet, three and a half inches tall, with a fair complexion, bluish eyes and light brown hair. H

John Patrick Charles Reidy

4 Aug

John Patrick Charles Reidy author: Catriona Banks

REIDY, John Patrick Charles     SPC 1898-1899 DoB:  1882, Wodonga, VIC Father:  Thomas Reidy Mother:  Mary, nee McKay Service No: 4583 Rank:  Private Unit:  51st Battalion John Reidy enlisted on 27 October 1915, at the age of 32 years and ten months. He was a single man, who worked as a clerk. He was five feet, eight inches tall, with a fair co

Rudolph Farnol Reynolds

4 Aug

Rudolph Farnol Reynolds author: Catriona Banks

REYNOLDS, Rudolph Farnol     SPC 1900-1905 DoB:  25 November, 1890, Norwood, SA Father:  George Alfred Reynolds Mother:  Mary Jane, nee Korff Service No: 17420 Rank:  Private Unit:  11th Field Ambulance - Australian Army Medical Corp (AAMC) Rudolph Reynolds enlisted on 6 October 1916. He was 25 years and nine months old, unmarried, and worked a

Hubert Victor Rizzo

4 Aug

Hubert Victor Rizzo author: Catriona Banks

RIZZO, Hubert Victor     SPC 1907 DoB:  1894, Hamilton, VIC Father:  Antonio (Anthony) Rizzo Mother:  Rosina (Rose), nee McCrystal Service No: 11889 Rank:  Private Unit:  3rd Divisional Motor Transport Coy (MTC) Hubert Rizzo enlisted on the first occasion on 19 July 1915. However this enlistment was cancelled and he was discharged due to being

Charles Edward Rice

4 Aug

Charles Edward Rice author: Catriona Banks

RICE, Charles Edward     SPC 1904 DoB:  1888, Ballarat, VIC Father:  George Rice Mother:  Ellen, nee Hanley Service No: 4211 Rank:  Private, Driver Unit:  23rd Battalion Charles Edward Rice enlisted on 5 July 1915. He was 27 years old, a single man whose occupation was draper. He was five feet, eight and a quarter inches tall, with a dark compl

Alan Serafino Righetti

4 Aug

Alan Serafino Righetti author: Catriona Banks

RIGHETTI, Alan Serafino     SPC 1902-1904 DoB:  23 August 1889, Heywood Father:  Edmund Edward Righetti Mother:  Mary, nee Desmond Alan Righetti was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Portland, Victoria. Service No: - Rank:  Lieutenant Unit:  2nd Light Horse Alan Serafino Righetti applied for a Commission in the Light Horse Regiment on 15 August 1

Francis Gubbins Roche

4 Aug

Francis Gubbins Roche author: Catriona Banks

ROCHE, Francis Gubbins    SPC 1893 DoB:  1877, North Melbourne, VIC Father:  Michael Gubbin Roche Mother:  Mary, nee Riordan Francis Roche was a foundation student at St Patrick’s. In the College Annual of 1916-1917 it was noted that Frank Gubbins Roche was - ‘… one of the first pupils of SPC … who has had a long and varied active service. He se

John Francis 'Frank' Rowan

4 Aug

John Francis 'Frank' Rowan author: Catriona Banks

ROWAN, John Francis ‘Frank’     SPC 1904-1905   DoB:  1891, Nirranda, near Warrnambool, VIC Father:  James Rowan Mother:  Winifred, nee Mursan Frank Rowan was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Queenscliff. Service No: 4600 Rank:  Private Unit:  14th Battalion, later Anzac Police Corps Frank Rowan enlisted in the AIF on 18 August 1915. He was a sin

James Ignatius Rowan

4 Aug

James Ignatius Rowan author: Catriona Banks

ROWAN, James Ignatius     SPC 1898-1904 DoB:  22 May 1889 Father:  James Rowan Mother:  Mary, nee Niall Service No: - Rank:  Captain, Doctor Unit:  AMC, 6th Field Ambulance James Rowan enlisted on 8 September 1916. He was 29 years old, five feet, eight inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and dark hair. He was a single man, whose occu

Charles Edward 'Eddie' Rudolph

4 Aug

Charles Edward 'Eddie' Rudolph author: Catriona Banks

RUDOLPH, Charles Edward ‘Eddie’     SPC 1909-1911 DoB:  1894, Stanley, near Beechworth, VIC Father:  Charles Edward Rudolph Mother:  Selina Catherine, nee Crameri Eddie Rudolph was a boarder at St Patrick’s. He was a fine student, attaining creditable marks in the Federal Public Service Examinations in 1911. His results were published in the Col

Matthew Francis Ryan

4 Aug

Matthew Francis Ryan author: Catriona Banks

RYAN, Matthew Francis    SPC 1910-1915 DoB:  1895, Learmonth, VIC Father:  Matthew John Ryan Mother:  Margaret Agnes, nee Sheahan Matthew Francis Ryan was one of seven children born to Matthew John Ryan and Margaret Agnes Sheahan. Matthew John was widely known and esteemed in the Ballarat area, and spent the greater part of his life in the serv

Cyril Roy Samers

4 Aug

Cyril Roy Samers author: Catriona Banks

SAMERS, Cyril Roy     SPC 1909-1910 DoB:  1893, Bridgewater, VIC Father:  John James Samers Mother:  Henrietta, nee O’Brien Cyril Samers was a boarder at St Patrick’s College from Bridgewater, a small place on the River Loddon in north central Victoria. In his first year at the College he came second in the Commercial Class, and was a keen debate

Benjamin Joseph Scarfe

4 Aug

Benjamin Joseph Scarfe author: Catriona Banks

SCARFE, Benjamin Joseph    SPC 1914 DoB:  1891, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Benjamin Joseph Scarfe Mother:  Margaret, nee Harpes Benjamin attended St Patrick’s College with his brother, Gerald ‘Jerry’ Francis Scarfe (SPC 1914). Jerry also enlisted for service in the war. Service No: 14615 Rank:  Private, Driver Unit:  Australian Army Service Corps (

Gerald or Jeremiah 'Jerry' Francis Scarfe

4 Aug

Gerald or Jeremiah 'Jerry' Francis Scarfe author: Catriona Banks

SCARFE, Gerald or Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Francis     SPC 1914 DoB:  1890, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Benjamin Joseph Scarfe Mother:  Margaret, nee Harpes Jerry attended St Patrick’s College with his brother, Benjamin Joseph Scarfe (SPC 1914). Benjamin also enlisted for service in the war. Service No: 1426 Rank:  Trooper Unit:  13th Light Horse Regiment,

Victor Clarence Secombe

4 Aug

Victor Clarence Secombe author: Catriona Banks

SECOMBE, Victor Clarence    SPC 1911-1914 DoB:  9 January 1897, Glen Wills, near Omeo, VIC Father:  William Secombe Mother:  Catherine, nee Schlitz Victor Secombe completed his Matriculation in 1914 in the following subjects: French Language and Literature, English Language and Literature, British History, Geometry, Trigonometry. His participati

Harrie Stephen Seward

4 Aug

Harrie Stephen Seward author: Catriona Banks

SEWARD, Harrie Stephen    SPC 1897-1898 DoB:  26 February 1884, Ballarat Father:  Stephen Seward, Craig’s Hotel, Ballarat Mother:  Mary Ellen ‘Nellie’, nee Kelleher Harrie was a boarder at St Patrick’s with his three brothers, Leo (SPC 1898-1903), Joseph Thomas Lawrence (SPC 1900-1904, 1910-1911), and Stephen ‘Steenie’ Aloysius (SPC 1900-1906). L

Joseph Thomas 'Tom' Lawrence Seward

4 Aug

Joseph Thomas 'Tom' Lawrence Seward author: Catriona Banks

SEWARD, Joseph Thomas ‘Tom’ Lawrence    SPC 1900-1904 & 1910-1911 DoB:  1890, Ballarat Father:  Stephen Seward, Craig’s Hotel, Ballarat Mother:  Mary Ellen ‘Nellie’, nee Kelleher   Tom was a boarder at St Patrick’s with his three brothers, Leo (SPC 1898-1903), Harrie Stephen (SPC 1897-1898), and Stephen ‘Steenie’ Aloysius (SPC 1900-1906). Leo

Stephen 'Steenie' Aloysius Seward

4 Aug

Stephen 'Steenie' Aloysius Seward author: Catriona Banks

SEWARD, Stephen ‘Steenie’ Aloysius    SPC 1900-1906 DoB:  1892, Ballarat Father:  Stephen Seward, Craig’s Hotel, Ballarat Mother:  Mary Ellen ‘Nellie’, nee Kelleher   Steenie was a boarder at St Patrick’s with his three brothers, Leo (SPC 1898-1903), Harrie Stephen (SPC 1897-1898), and Joseph Thomas ‘Tom’ Lawrence (SPC 1900-1904, 1910-1911). Leo d

Francis Cunningham Shapira

4 Aug

Francis Cunningham Shapira author: Catriona Banks

SHAPIRA, Francis Cunningham    SPC 1904 DoB:  30 July, 1887 London, England Father:  Rev Alexander William Shapira Mother:  Theresa Elvina Frank Shapira was born in London, and migrated with his family to Hobart, Tasmania, when he was about ten years old. He was a boarder at St Patrick’s College from Georgetown, Tasmania. He was a keen athlete a

Oswald James Shaw

4 Aug

Oswald James Shaw author: Catriona Banks

SHAW, Oswald James    SPC 1907-1913 DoB:  1896 Talbot, VIC Father:  James Cleland Shaw, Barrister Mother:  Ellen, nee Sharp Oswald Shaw was a day student at St Patrick’s College. He sat the Junior Public exam in 1912, and passed in Algebra, Geometry, English, French, History, and Latin. He was also a keen sportsman, enjoying cricket and athletic

Francis Joseph Sheahan

4 Aug

Francis Joseph Sheahan author: Catriona Banks

SHEAHAN, Francis Joseph    SPC 1907-1908 DoB:  1892, Carlton, VIC Father:  Michael Sheahan Mother:  Mary, nee Brody Frank Sheahan was a boarder at St Patrick’s College from Lygon Street, Carlton. His brother Michael Bryan Philip Sheahan (SPC 1912) also enlisted for service in WWI. There was a tribute to Frank in the College Annual of 1916-1917, u

Michael 'Mick' Bryan Philip Sheahan

4 Aug

Michael 'Mick' Bryan Philip Sheahan author: Catriona Banks

SHEAHAN, Michael 'Mick' Bryan Philip    SPC 1912 DoB:  1896, Carlton, VIC Father:  Michael Sheahan Mother:  Mary, nee Brodie Michael Sheahan was a boarder at St Patrick’s from the Melbourne suburb of Carlton. His brother Francis Joseph Sheahan (SPC 1907-1908) also enlisted for service in WWI. In the College Annual of 1916-1917, there was a tribu

Patrick James Shelton

4 Aug

Patrick James Shelton author: Catriona Banks

SHELTON, Patrick James     SPC 1906-1907 DoB:  1884, Creswick, VIC Father:  John Shelton Mother:  Ellen, nee Shaw Patrick Shelton was a boarder at the College. Service No: 3905 Rank:  Private Unit:  46th Battalion Patrick Shelton enlisted in the AIF on 12 July 1915. He was 30 years and six months old, five feet, ten and a half inches tall, wit

Wilfred Sheridan

4 Aug

Wilfred Sheridan author: Catriona Banks

SHERIDAN, Wilfred     SPC 1907 DoB:  1896, Elsternwick, VIC Father:  Thomas John Sheridan Mother:  Mary, nee O’Rooke Wilfred Sheridan was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Melbourne. Service No: 5129 Rank:  Driver Unit:  3rd Light Horse Brigade, 4th Pioneer Battalion, 12th ASC Wilfred Sheridan enlisted in the AIF on 7 November 1914, aged 19 years.

Leo Vincent D'Arcy Slattery

4 Aug

Leo Vincent D'Arcy Slattery author: Catriona Banks

SLATTERY, Leo Vincent D’Arcy    SPC 1910-1911 DoB:  1893, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Thomas Valentine Slattery Mother:  Kathleen Mary Angela, nee McHugh Leo Slattery was a boarder from the Melbourne suburb of East Malvern. He was in the Junior Public Class in 1911. Service No: 3265 Rank:  Private Unit:  24th Battalion, 8th Battalion Leo Slattery

Romley 'Rom' Rutherford Smith

4 Aug

Romley 'Rom' Rutherford Smith author: Catriona Banks

SMITH, Romley ‘Rom’ Rutherford     SPC 1909-1912 DoB:  1894, Hawthorn, VIC Father:  Thomas Harrington Smith Mother:  Martha Ann, nee Rutherford Romley Rutherford ‘Rom’ Smith was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Melbourne. He was an exceptional student and in 1911 sat for and passed the Junior Public Examinations in ten subjects, with six Distinctio

Sydney Llewelyn Smyth

4 Aug

Sydney Llewelyn Smyth author: Catriona Banks

SMYTH, Sydney Llewelyn     SPC 1906-1910 DoB:  1892, Ballarat VIC Father:  William Smyth Mother:  Edith Laura, nee Emery Sydney Smyth was a day boy at St Patrick’s. He was a member of the 1st XVIII Football team in 1910. Service No: 626 Rank:  Sergeant Unit:  13th Light Horse Regiment, later Australian Corps Cyclists Battalion Sydney Smyth enl

Thomas 'Tom' Sydenham Smyth

4 Aug

Thomas 'Tom' Sydenham Smyth author: Catriona Banks

SMYTH, Thomas 'Tom' Sydenham     SPC 1914 DoB:  1898, St Peters, NSW Father:  Thomas Smyth Mother:  Bridget Tom Sydenham Smyth was a boarder at St Patrick’s from NSW. Service No:  3632 Rank:  Private Unit:  30th Battalion Tom Smyth enlisted on 7 February 1916. He was 18 years and two months old, five feet, eight inches tall, with a fresh compl

Archibald Roy Spencer

4 Aug

Archibald Roy Spencer author: Catriona Banks

SPENCER, Archibald Roy     SPC 1912-1916 DoB:  13 August 1899, Colac, VIC Father:  Phillip Spencer, proprietor of the ‘Ballan Times’ newspaper Mother:  Bridgit, nee Shanahan Archibald Spencer was a boarder at St Patrick’s. In 1916 he sat the Senior Public exams in the following subjects: Arithmetic (Distinction), Algebra (D), Geometry, English,

James Patrick McGinness

21 Jul

James Patrick McGinness author: Catriona Banks

McGINNESS, James Patrick    SPC 1896 DoB:  c1881, Framlingham, near Port Fairy, VIC Father:  James McGinness Mother:  Catherine, nee Taaffe James McGinness was a boarder at St Patrick’s, along with his brother, Paul Joseph (SPC 1910-1911) who also enlisted. John McGinness (SPC 1905) was a cousin, and he also volunteered for service. Service No:

Paul Joseph McGinness

21 Jul

Paul Joseph McGinness author: Catriona Banks

McGINNESS, Paul Joseph     SPC 1910-1911 DoB:  1896, Framlingham, near Port Fairy, VIC Father:  James McGinness Mother:  Catherine, nee Taaffe Paul McGinness was a boarder at St Patrick’s, along with his brother, James Patrick (SPC 1896) who also enlisted. John McGinness (SPC 1905) was a cousin, and he also volunteered for service. Service No: 

James Joseph McGrady

21 Jul

James Joseph McGrady author: Catriona Banks

McGRADY, James Joseph    SPC 1914 DoB:  1898, Berrigan, NSW Father:  Edward McGrady, Royal Hotel, Berrigan, NSW Mother:  Catherine James Joseph McGrady was a boarder at St Patrick’s from NSW. Service No:  6821 Rank:  Private Unit:  37th Battalion James McGrady enlisted in the AIF on 17 February 1916 at the age of 18 years and one month. He was

Walter Murray McKenzie

21 Jul

Walter Murray McKenzie author: Catriona Banks

McKENZIE, Walter Murray    SPC 1902-1903 DoB:  1887, Echuca, VIC Father:  Hugh McKenzie Mother:  Margaret Jane, nee Mitchell Walter McKenzie and his brother John (SPC 1899) both attended St Patrick’s and both boys joined up. Service No: 30595 Rank:  Private Unit:  - Walter McKenzie enlisted for service on 17 August 1916, aged 29 years and three

John J McMahon

21 Jul

John J McMahon author: Catriona Banks

McMAHON, John J     SPC 1905-1906 John McMahon was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Wellington, New Zealand. From what the College can make out, this boy served with the New Zealand forces. We could not identify his service records.

Thomas Bernard McManamny

21 Jul

Thomas Bernard McManamny author: Catriona Banks

McMANAMNY, Thomas Bernard     SPC ? DoB:  26 June 1892, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Thomas McManamny, wood merchant/cartage Mother:  Margaret, nee Carmody The McManamny family had a cartage contracting business in Ballarat, which used many horses. The ability to manage and work with horses stood Tom in good stead when he was a Bombadier in France whe

Thomas Frederick McNamara

21 Jul

Thomas Frederick McNamara author: Catriona Banks

McNAMARA, Thomas Frederick    SPC ? DoB:  20 January 1889, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Michael McNamara, wool dyer Mother:  Sarah Elizabeth, nee Simcox Service No: - Rank:  Sergeant, later Lieutenant Unit:  60th Battalion Thomas Frederick McNamara enlisted on 1 September 1915. He was 26 years and six months old, five feet, 11 inches tall, with a fa

Joseph Tregellis Moore

21 Jul

Joseph Tregellis Moore author: Catriona Banks

MOORE, Joseph Tregellis     SPC 1915 DoB:  c1897, Brighton, VIC Father:  Edmund Notley Moore Mother:  Josephine Service No: 5802 Rank:  Gunner Unit:  6th Army Brigade, 106th Howitzer Battery Joseph Moore enlisted on 6 July 1915. He was 18 years and one month old, five feet, four and a half inches tall with a dark complexion, dark brown eyes and

Thomas Joseph Moran

21 Jul

Thomas Joseph Moran author: Catriona Banks

MORAN, Thomas Joseph    SPC 1897 DoB:  12 December 1882, Clarke’s Hill, near Ballarat, VIC Father:  Patrick Moran Mother:  Bridget, nee Leonard Thomas Moran was a member of the Senior Football team and was noted as a ‘sterling follower’. Service No: 675 Rank:  Private Unit:  3rd Squadron Australian Flying Corps (AFC) Tom Moran enlisted on 12 J

James Dodds Morey

21 Jul

James Dodds Morey author: Catriona Banks

MOREY, James Dodds    SPC 1902-1905 DoB:  c1890, Ballarat Father:  James Henry Morey Mother:  Sarah Janet Cottingham, nee Blunt James Morey was a boarder at St Patrick’s, along with his brother, Edward Sydney Morey (SPC 1902-1905) who also enlisted in the AIF. In 1905 he passed the Examination of the Royal College of Music, in Piano. He was also

Edward Sydney Morey

21 Jul

Edward Sydney Morey author: Catriona Banks

MOREY, Edward Sydney     SPC 1902-1905 DoB:  1892, Ballarat Father:  James Henry Morey Mother:  Sarah Janet Cottingham, nee Blunt Edward Morey was a boarder at St Patrick’s, along with his brother, James Dodds Morey (SPC 1902-1905) who also enlisted in the AIF. Service No: 12346 Rank:  Private, later Lance Corporal Unit:  10th Field Ambulance

Frederick Charles Mundeleine

21 Jul

Frederick Charles Mundeleine author: Catriona Banks

MUNDELEIN, Frederick Charles    SPC 1910-1913 DoB:  1896, Bendigo Father:  Charles Mundelein Mother:  Victoria Agnes, nee Turnbull Fred Mundelein was a boarder at St Patrick’s. The College Annual of 1916-1917 noted that: ‘… Corp F C Mundelein, who was a pupil of the College in 1911-13, on leaving the College joined the staff of the National Bank

Robert Joseph Murphy

21 Jul

Robert Joseph Murphy author: Catriona Banks

MURPHY, Robert Joseph     SPC 1905 DoB:  1889, Murtoa, VIC Father:  Arthur Robert Murphy, a butcher Mother:  Agnes, nee McDonald Robert Murphy was a boarder at St Pat’s from Ararat. Service No: 5738 Rank:  Private Unit:  5th Battalion, 1st Pioneer Battalion Robert Murphy enlisted on 6 March 1916 at the age of 26 years and 11 months. He was five

Edward Wilson Nally

21 Jul

Edward Wilson Nally author: Catriona Banks

NALLY, Edward Wilson    SPC 1911 DoB:  31 January 1897, Moonee Ponds, VIC Father:  Thomas Nally Mother:  Margaret, nee Wilson Service No: 2738 Rank:  2nd Lieutenant Unit:  Australian Flying Corps Edward Nally enlisted in the AIF on 18 January 1918. He was 20 years and 11 months old, a single man whose occupation was inspector. He was five feet,

Andre Narik

21 Jul

Andre Narik author: Catriona Banks

NARIK, Andre    SPC 1903 DoB:  1895, Carlton, VIC Father:  Peter Ulysse Narik Mother:  Frances, nee McGrath Service No: 374 Rank:  Corporal, Staff Sergeant Unit:  7th Battalion, later 2nd Field Ambulance Andre Narik enlisted in the AIF on 18 August 1914, almost as soon as war was declared. He was 20 years and two months old, an unmarried man, w

Herbert Charles Neal

21 Jul

Herbert Charles Neal author: Catriona Banks

NEAL, Herbert Charles    SPC ? DoB:  c1888, Avoca, near Mildura, VIC Father:  Herbert Neal Mother:  Agnes, nee McKay Service No: 698 Rank:  Corporal, later Sergeant Unit:  8th Battalion Herbert Charles Neal enlisted on 19 August 1914, aged 25 years and nine months. He was a single man who worked as a Labourer. He was five feet, ten and a half i

John Basil James Nehill

21 Jul

John Basil James Nehill author: Catriona Banks

NEHILL Brothers There were five Nehill brothers who attended St Patrick’s College as boarders from Terang, a small town in Victoria’s western district. Basil  SPC 1906-1911 Edmund  SPC 1899-1900 Peter  SPC 1909 Vincent  SPC 1906-1912 William  SPC 1899-1903 Two of the boys enlisted for war service, Basil and Edmund. Their details follow. NEHILL,

Edmund 'Ted' Joseph Nehill

21 Jul

Edmund 'Ted' Joseph Nehill author: Catriona Banks

NEHILL Brothers There were five Nehill brothers who attended St Patrick’s College as boarders from Terang, a small town in Victoria’s western district. Basil  SPC 1906-1911 Edmund  SPC 1899-1900 Peter  SPC 1909 Vincent  SPC 1906-1912 William  SPC 1899-1903 Two of the boys enlisted for war service, Basil and Edmund. Their details follow. NEHILL,

Patrick Leo Nihill

21 Jul

Patrick Leo Nihill author: Catriona Banks

NIHILL, Patrick Leo     SPC 1905-1907 DoB:  1893, Elmore, VIC Father:  John Nihill Mother:  Catherine, nee Hayes Patrick Nihill was boarder at St Patrick’s from Elmore, a small town to the north-east of Bendigo. Service No: 631 Rank:  Private, later Corporal, later Sergeant Unit:  38th Battalion Patrick Leo Nihill enlisted in the AIF on 14 Mar

Joseph Leo Nelms

21 Jul

Joseph Leo Nelms author: Catriona Banks

NELMS, Joseph Leo     SPC 1900-1903 DoB:  1888, Warrenheip, VIC Father:  Richard Nelms Mother:  Mary, nee Carew The Annual of 1916-1917 informed the College community that, ‘… Private J L Nelms enlisted soon after Britain had declared war. He served at first in Gallipoli, and afterwards in France, where he was wounded. His last letter was writte

Thomas Henry Nevins

21 Jul

Thomas Henry Nevins author: Catriona Banks

NEVINS, Thomas Henry    SPC 1911 DoB:  14 August 1896, Inglewood, VIC Father:  Thomas Henry Nevins Mother:  Mary Ellen, nee Newman Service No: 4345 Rank:  Private Unit:  6th Battalion Tom Nevins enlisted in the AIF on 14 August 1915 at the age of 19 years. He was a single man who worked as a surveyor’s assistant. He was fresh faced, with blue e

John Lindsay Neylon

21 Jul

John Lindsay Neylon author: Catriona Banks

NEYLON, John Lindsay    SPC 1913-1914 DoB:  25 April 1898, Port Fairy, VIC Father:  Charles James Herbert Neylon Mother:  Laura, nee Bowfann (?) John Neylon was a boarder at St Patrick’s. He was a good student, who creditably passed his 1913 Junior Public Service examinations in the following subjects: Algebra (Distinction) Arithmetic, Geometry,

Athol Miller Nicholas

21 Jul

Athol Miller Nicholas author: Catriona Banks

NICHOLAS Brothers John Pern Nicholas and his wife, Mary Ellen, nee McSheedy had a large family of seven children, six boys and one girl. Four of the boys attended St Patrick’s College - Athol Miller Nicholas  SPC 1912-1914 Bryon Fitzgerald Nicholas SPC 1909-1911 Eric Sutton Nicholas  SPC 1916-1917 George Matson Nicholas SPC 1902-1903 The other t

Bryon Fitzgerald Nicholas

21 Jul

Bryon Fitzgerald Nicholas author: Catriona Banks

NICHOLAS Brothers John Pern Nicholas and his wife, Mary Ellen, nee McSheedy had a large family of seven children, six boys and one girl. Four of the boys attended St Patrick’s College - Athol Miller Nicholas  SPC 1912-1914 Bryon Fitzgerald Nicholas SPC 1909-1911 Eric Sutton Nicholas  SPC 1916-1917 George Matson Nicholas SPC 1902-1903 The other t

George Matson Nicholas

21 Jul

George Matson Nicholas author: Catriona Banks

NICHOLAS Brothers John Pern Nicholas and his wife, Mary Ellen, nee McSheedy had a large family of seven children, six boys and one girl. Four of the boys attended St Patrick’s College - Athol Miller Nicholas  SPC 1912-1914 Bryon Fitzgerald Nicholas SPC 1909-1911 Eric Sutton Nicholas  SPC 1916-1917 George Matson Nicholas SPC 1902-1903 The other t

Thomas James Noonan

21 Jul

Thomas James Noonan author: Catriona Banks

NOONAN, Thomas James    SPC 1905-1906 DoB:  1888, Crowlands, VIC Father:  Edward Noonan Mother:  Margaret, nee Poynton Thomas James Noonan came to St Patrick’s as a boarder from a small farming community called Crowlands, north east of Ararat in Victoria’s west. Tom’s grandfather, Daniel Noonan was a pioneer of Crowlands, arriving there at Six M

John Vernon Larkin

20 Jul

John Vernon Larkin author: Catriona Banks

LARKIN, John ‘Jack’ Vernon     SPC 1903-1905 DoB:    c1893, Hawthorn, VIC Father:  Michael Larkin Mother:  Elizabeth, nee Guerin (both Michael and Elizabeth were   immigrants from Ireland – they met and married in Melbourne) John Vernon attended St Patrick’s as did his brother William ‘Bill’ Leo (SPC 1909-1913). Bill also enlisted in the AIF. In

William 'Bill' Leo Larkin

20 Jul

William 'Bill' Leo Larkin author: Catriona Banks

LARKIN, William ‘Bill’ Leo     SPC 1909-1913 DoB:         1898, Hawthorn, VIC Father:      Michael Larkin Mother:      Elizabeth, nee Guerin (both Michael and Elizabeth were immigrants from Ireland – they met and married in Melbourne) Bill Larkin attended St Patricks, as did his older brother John Vernon (SPC 1903-1905). John also enlisted in

Charles Bennett Lefebvre

20 Jul

Charles Bennett Lefebvre author: Catriona Banks

LEFEBVRE, Charles Bennett     SPC 1907-1908 DoB:  c1893, St Kilda, VIC Father:  Albert Edward Lefebvre Mother:  Eliza, nee Bennett Charles Lefebvre and his brother Reginald (SPC 1907-1908) were boarders at St Patrick’s from Birchip, a small town in the north-west of Victoria. Service No: 77 Rank:  Driver, later Corporal, later Sergeant Unit:  2

Reginald Noel Lefebvre

20 Jul

Reginald Noel Lefebvre author: Catriona Banks

LEFEBVRE, Reginald Noel     SPC 1907-1908 DoB:  c1894, Frankston, VIC Father:  Albert Edward Lefebvre Mother:  Eliza, nee Bennett Reginald Lefebvre and his brother Charles (SPC 1907-1908) were boarders at St Patrick’s from Birchip, a small town in the north-west of Victoria. Service No: 2057 Rank:  Sergeant Unit:  2nd Australian Auxiliary Mecha

Nicholas Lenaghan

20 Jul

Nicholas Lenaghan author: Catriona Banks

LENAGHAN, Nicholas     SPC 1894 DoB:  1876, Tourello, VIC Father:  Daniel Lenaghan Mother:  Eliza, nee Maloney Service No: 878 Rank:  Trooper Unit:  4th Australian Light Horse Brigade Nicholas Lenaghan enlisted on 11 November 1914, aged 38 years and 11 months. He was a single man, who worked as a shearer and farmer. He was five feet, nine inche

Alfred Lennon

20 Jul

Alfred Lennon author: Catriona Banks

LENNON, (sometimes Lennan) Alfred     SPC 1896-1899 DoB:  1887, Armidale NSW Father:  James Lennan Mother:  Catherine Alf Lennon was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Melbourne. Despite being young for the Senior football team, ‘many of the Juniors showed fine form, notably A Lennon …’ Service No: 822 Rank:  Private Unit:  34th Battalion The fi

Thomas Leydon

20 Jul

Thomas Leydon author: Catriona Banks

LEYDON, Thomas      SPC ? DoB:  1897, Sydney, NSW Father:  John Leydon Mother:  Catherine Service No: 1556 Rank:  Private Unit:  18th Battalion On 13 April 1915, Thomas Leydon enlisted in the AIF. He put his age at 22 years, but he was really only 18 years old. It was necessary for boys to have signed parental permission to enlist if they were

David Little

20 Jul

David Little author: Catriona Banks

LITTLE, David SPC     1908-1912 DoB:        1893, Bacchus Marsh, VIC Father:     David Armstrong Little Mother:    Annie Margaret, nee Hanigan All five brothers from the Little family were boarders from Bacchus Marsh. In his Matriculation year of 1912, David achieved passes in Physics, Elementary Mechanics, Trigonometry, Geometry, French Languag

Gerald Thompson Little

20 Jul

Gerald Thompson Little author: Catriona Banks

LITTLE, Gerald Thompson     SPC 1904-1907 DoB:  14 January 1890, Bacchus Marsh, VIC Father:  David Armstrong Little Mother:  Annie Margaret, nee Hanigan All five brothers from the Little family were boarders from Bacchus Marsh: Tom, David, Jack, Leo and Gerald. Gerald passed his Matriculation year with the following subjects: English, Arithmetic

Leo Paul Little

20 Jul

Leo Paul Little author: Catriona Banks

LITTLE, Leo Paul     SPC 1906-1910 DoB:  22 February 1892, Bacchus Marsh, VIC Father:  David Armstrong Little Mother:  Annie Margaret, nee Hanigan All five brothers from the Little family were boarders from Bacchus Marsh: Tom, David, Jack, Leo and Gerald. In the College Annual of 1910, it was reported that Leo Little passed his Junior Public Se

William 'Bill' James Macavoy Locke

20 Jul

William 'Bill' James Macavoy Locke author: Catriona Banks

LOCKE, William James ‘Jack’ Macavoy     SPC 1907-1911 DoB:  14 Aug 1894, St Kilda, VIC Father:  Samuel James Locke Mother:  Bessie, nee Macavoy In the College Annual of 1916-1917, there was an extensive report about Jack Locke’s experiences at Gallipoli: ‘Captain W J Locke, who was known as the “popular boy” at St Patrick’s, brought to perfecti

Herbert 'Bert' Arthur Lyons

20 Jul

Herbert 'Bert' Arthur Lyons author: Catriona Banks

LYONS, Herbert ‘Bert’ Arthur     SPC 1903-1909 DoB:  1892, East Ballarat, VIC Father:  James Lyons, 1105 Sturt Street, Ballarat Mother:  Frances, nee Hooley Bert Lyons attended St Patrick’s with his brothers who also enlisted in the AIF – James Edward (SPC 1899-1904) and Roy Leslie (SPC 1908-1909). As well as being a keen cricketer, Bert was also

James Edward Lyons

20 Jul

James Edward Lyons author: Catriona Banks

LYONS, James Edward     SPC 1899-1904 DoB:  1888, East Ballarat, VIC Father:  James Lyons, 1105 Sturt Street, Ballarat Mother:  Frances, nee Hooley James Lyons attended St Patrick’s with his brothers who also enlisted in the AIF – Herbert Arthur (SPC 1903-1909) and Roy Leslie (SPC 1908-1909). James was Dux of the Commercial Class in 1904. Serv

Roy Leslie Lyons

20 Jul

Roy Leslie Lyons author: Catriona Banks

LYONS, Roy Leslie     SPC 1908-1909 DoB:  1898, East Ballarat, VIC Father:  James Lyons, 1105 Sturt Street, Ballarat Mother:   Frances, nee Hooley Roy Lyons attended St Patrick’s with his brothers who also enlisted in the AIF – Herbert Arthur (SPC 1903-1909) and James Edward (SPC 1899-1904). Roy was a keen cricketer while at SPC. Service No: 13

Arthur Magill

20 Jul

Arthur Magill author: Catriona Banks

MAGILL, Arthur    SPC 1902-1909 DoB:  1893, Winton, near Benalla, VIC Father:  Arthur Magill Mother:  Mary Jane, nee Devoy Service No: 6800 Rank:  Private, Gunner Unit:  4th Field Artillery Brigade (FAB) Arthur Magill enlisted in the AIF on 26 July 1915, at the age of 21 years and nine months. He was a single man, who worked as a clerk. He was

Daniel James Mahony

20 Jul

Daniel James Mahony author: Catriona Banks

MAHONY, Daniel James     SPC 1893-1894 DoB:  25 March 1878, East Melbourne Father:  Daniel Mahony, formerly Mayor of Fitzroy Mother:  Catherine, nee Finnegan Daniel James Mahony was a ‘Foundation’ student at St Patrick’s College. He left the College in 1894 at the age of 16, transferring to Xavier College in Kew to complete his Matriculation. He

Patrick James Mahoney

20 Jul

Patrick James Mahoney author: Catriona Banks

MAHONEY, Patrick James     SPC 1904-1905 DoB:  1890, Bairnsdale, VIC Father:  Patrick Mahoney Mother:  Elizabeth James, as he was known at St Patrick’s, was a boarder from a small town in the far north east of Victoria, Bendoc. He matriculated in 1905 in the following subjects: French, English, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and History, and he re

Francis De Courcy Mann

20 Jul

Francis De Courcy Mann author: Catriona Banks

MANN, Francis De Courcy     SPC 1893-1897 DoB:  2 August 1882, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Thomas Mann, solicitor Mother:  Emilia De Courcy, nee Maloney Frank Mann was a Foundation student at St Patrick’s College. He completed his Matriculation in the following subjects: English, Latin, French (Honours), History, Physics (Honours), Arithmetic, and Euc

Godfrey George Manning

20 Jul

Godfrey George Manning author: Catriona Banks

MANNING, Godfrey George     SPC 1906-1907 DoB:  1890, Traralgon, VIC Father:  John Manning Mother:  Sophia, nee Johns George Manning (as he was known) was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Morwell. In 1907, he was named on the Prize List as having successfully completed the Commercial Class. Service No: 99 Rank:  Sapper, later Captain Unit:  2nd F

Farnell George & James Wilfred Mardling

20 Jul

Farnell George & James Wilfred Mardling author: Catriona Banks

MARDLING Brothers There were three Mardling brothers who attended St Patrick’s as boarders from Port Fairy; Farnel George (SPC 1903-1904), James Wilfred (SPC 1914-1916), and Thomas (SPC 1914-1916). Tom did not enlist in the AIF. Farnel and James were both killed in action together on 4 October 1917 at Passchendaele. This publication has combined

Norman Henry Mason

20 Jul

Norman Henry Mason author: Catriona Banks

MASON, Norman Henry    SPC 1911 DoB:  16 March 1894, Ballarat, VIC Father:  George Henry Mason Mother:  Adele Cecile Norman Mason was a boarder from Murtoa, a small town in the north-west of Victoria. Service No: 3540 Rank:  Private Unit:  8th Battalion Norman Henry Mason was 19 years and four months old when he enlisted on 31 July 1915. He wa

Mortimer Eugene McCarthy

20 Jul

Mortimer Eugene McCarthy author: Catriona Banks

McCARTHY, Mortimer Eugene     SPC 1905-1907 DoB:  1890, Myrniong, near Bacchus Marsh, VIC Father:  William McCarthy Mother:  Elizabeth, nee Hart Mortimer, known as Mort while at SPC, kept in regular contact with the College after he left. The Annual of 1910 mentioned that: ‘… of ‘Mort’ as he was sometimes called, an old student writes: - I am su

Matthew Stephen John McCormick

20 Jul

Matthew Stephen John McCormick author: Catriona Banks

McCORMICK, Matthew Stephen John    SPC 1902-1904 DoB:  1886, Dean, VIC. Father:  Thomas McCormick, farmer Mother:    Henrietta, nee Nearon The College Annual of 1903 mentioned that Stephen, as he was known, McCormick was a ‘good kick’ of the football, playing at ‘full-back; defends splendidly; rarely lets the ball pass through’. In the Annual o

John Ambrose McGinness

20 Jul

John Ambrose McGinness author: Catriona Banks

McGINNESS, John Ambrose     SPC 1905 DoB:  1889, Framlingham, near Port Fairy, VIC Father:  John McGinness Mother:  Margaret, nee Scott John McGinness was a boarder at St Patrick’s from his family’s farm, ‘Fernbank’ at Framlingham, an area near Port Fairy in Victoria. He was a cousin of James Patrick (SPC 1896) and Paul Joseph (SPC 1910-1911).

Frank William Giuliano

24 Jun

Frank William Giuliano author: Catriona Banks

GIULIANO, Frank William     SPC 1908-1911 DoB:  1899, Footscray, VIC Father:  Giovanni (John) Giuliano, 215 Sturt St, Ballarat, a fruiterer Mother:  Annette, nee Portelli Service No: 799 Rank:  Private Unit:  8th Machine Gun Company (M G Coy) Frank Giuliano enlisted on 26 April 1917, aged 21 years and six months. He was a single man, five feet

Richard Henry Gook

24 Jun

Richard Henry Gook author: Catriona Banks

GOOK, Richard Henry      SPC 1911 DoB:  1896, Bridgewater, VIC Father:  Albert Henry Gook, a butcher Mother:  Sarah Hannah, nee Redwood   Service No: 620 Rank:  Private, Trooper Unit:  4th Light Horse Brigade Henry Gook enlisted on 10 September 1914. He was a single man, aged 18 years and seven months. He was five feet, 11 inches tall, with a d

Charles 'Charlie' Benedict Gorman

24 Jun

Charles 'Charlie' Benedict Gorman author: Catriona Banks

GORMAN, Charles ‘Charlie’ Benedict      SPC 1908-1909 DoB:  1894, Purnim (near Warrnambool), VIC Father:  Owen Gorman Mother:  Mary Fran, nee Sinnott The College Annual of 1916-1917 informed its readers - ‘Pte Charles Benedict Gorman attended the College during 1909, and on leaving spent some time as a bank clerk, and afterwards as clerk in the

Reginald George Grano

24 Jun

Reginald George Grano author: Catriona Banks

GRANO, Reginald George      SPC 1901-1905 DoB:  c1888, Ararat Father:  Theodore George Grano, Solicitor Mother:  Kate Cecily, nee Patton Reg Grano was a boarder from Ararat. He passed his Matriculation year in 1905, in the following subjects: Latin, French, Physics, Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and History. Service No: 3300 Rank:  Staff Sergea

Theodore Joseph Grano

24 Jun

Theodore Joseph Grano author: Catriona Banks

GRANO, Theodore Joseph      SPC 1904-1905 DoB:  c1890 Father:  Theodore George Grano, Solicitor Mother:  Kate Cecily, nee Patton Theodore Grano was a boarder from Ararat. Service No: 563 Rank:  Private, later Corporal, later Sergeant Unit:  8th Battalion Theodore Grano enlisted in the AIF on 20 August 1914, a 25 year old farmer from Ararat. He

Edward James Greening

24 Jun

Edward James Greening author: Catriona Banks

GREENING, Edward James     SPC 1914 DoB:  1905, Geetho, Gippsland, VIC Father:  Edward James Greening Mother:  Amy Isabel, nee Kenny Edward Greening was a boarder from the Melbourne suburb of Moonee Ponds. Service No: 3400 Rank:  Private Unit:  57th Battalion Edward Greening enlisted on 30 April 1917, giving his date of birth as 27 January 190

Colin Gregson

24 Jun

Colin Gregson author: Catriona Banks

GREGSON, Colin     SPC 1910-1911 DoB:  c1895, Auckland, NZ Father:  L S Gregson Mother: Service No: 561 Rank:  Private Unit:  8th Battalion Colin Gregson enlisted at the age of 19, on 18 August 1914. He was a single man, five feet 11 inches tall, with a dark complexion, grey eyes and dark brown hair. He gave his occupation as an apprentice moto

Gerald Joseph Griffin

24 Jun

Gerald Joseph Griffin author: Catriona Banks

GRIFFIN, Gerald Joseph     SPC 1900 DoB:  c1883. Launceston, TAS Father:  Michael J Griffin Mother: Gerald Griffin was a boarder from Gladstone in Tasmania. When he completed his Matriculation year in 1900, he was awarded a watch and chain as a prize. Service No: 50753 Rank:  Private Unit:  Engineer Reinforcements, 41st Battalion Gerald Joseph

Vincent Michael Grogan

24 Jun

Vincent Michael Grogan author: Catriona Banks

GROGAN, Vincent Michael     SPC 1909-1911 DoB:  1895, Koroit, VIC Father:  John Joseph Grogan Mother:  Mary, nee Lineen Vincent Grogan was a boarder at St Patrick’s. He competed in the Billiards Tournament for boarders in 1910, and was a keen athlete. He gained second place in the Commercial Class exams in 1910. The College Annual of 1912 noted

Leo St Clare Grondona

24 Jun

Leo St Clare Grondona author: Catriona Banks

GRONDONA, Leo St Clare     SPC 1904-1905 DoB:  12 August, 1890, Hawthorn, VIC Father:  Charles Henry Grondona Mother:  Margaret, nee Dineen Leo Grondona was a boarder from Melbourne. When he left St Patrick’s College he was involved in a wide range of farming enterprises and spent three years in outback Queensland as a jackaroo.  He was working a

John 'Jack' Martial Haley

24 Jun

John 'Jack' Martial Haley author: Catriona Banks

HALEY, John ‘Jack’ Martial      SPC 1909-1910 DoB:  19 June 1894, St Helens, TAS Father:  Thomas Augustine Haley Mother:  Mary Ann, nee Fox There were three Haley brothers at St Patrick’s College; Ambrose (SPC 1908), John (SPC 1909-1910) and Urban (SPC 1910). They came to Ballarat from St Helen’s in Tasmania, as boarders. With the opening of St V

Urban Aloysius Joseph Haley

24 Jun

Urban Aloysius Joseph Haley author: Catriona Banks

HALEY, Urban Aloysius Joseph     SPC 1910 DoB:  April 1896, St Helens, TAS Father:  Thomas Augustin Haley Mother:  Mary Ann, nee Fox There were three Haley brothers at St Patrick’s College; Ambrose (SPC 1908), John (SPC 1909-1910) and Urban (SPC 1910). They came to Ballarat from St Helen’s in Tasmania, as boarders. With the opening of St Virgil’s

Christopher Joseph Hanlon

24 Jun

Christopher Joseph Hanlon author: Catriona Banks

HANLON, Christopher Joseph     SPC 1903-1904 DoB:  1889, Barwon, VIC Father:  Michael Stephen Hanlon Mother:  Sarah Annie Chris Hanlon was a boarder at St Patrick’s. In the South Street Competitions of 1904, he attained a Distinction, being first prize for his part in ‘a dramatic dialogue’. He was also a keen sportsman, winning the Junior Cup in

William 'Bill' Francis Xavier Hanlon

24 Jun

William 'Bill' Francis Xavier Hanlon author: Catriona Banks

HANLON, William Francis Xavier     SPC 1908-1911 DoB:  1898, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Christopher Hanlon Mother:  Bedelia (Bridget) Mary, nee Hynes The College Annual of 1916-1917 wrote a paragraph about William’s war service in France: ‘… Pte Wm F Hanlon volunteered July 1915, transferred later in AMC. Sailed for the front early in March in compa

Archie Cosway Harriman

24 Jun

Archie Cosway Harriman author: Catriona Banks

HARRIMAN, Archie Cosway      SPC 1910-1912 DoB:  c1896, Mildura, VIC Father:  Ben John Harriman Mother:  Elizabeth Anne, nee Chapman / Chaplin Archie Harriman attained a complete pass in the Junior Public exams in 1912, in the following subjects: Geometry (Distinction), English, French, History, Geography and Algebra. Service No: 11772 Rank:  P

Jeremiah James Hayden

24 Jun

Jeremiah James Hayden author: Catriona Banks

HAYDEN, Jeremiah James     SPC 1893-1895 DoB:  1877, Ballarat East, VIC Father:  William Hayden Mother:  Honora, nee Ryan Known as James while at St Patrick’s, this boy was one of the College ‘Foundation’ students. He passed his Matriculation in 1895 in the following subjects: History, Arithmetic, Euclid (a branch of Geometry), Algebra, Physics a

Phillip Herbert Hayes

24 Jun

Phillip Herbert Hayes author: Catriona Banks

HAYES, Phillip Herbert     SPC 1912-1916 DoB:  15 May 1899, Scone, NSW Father:  Joseph William Hayes Mother:  Mary Ann, nee Bartlett Service No: 3340 Rank:  Private, Trooper Unit:  6th Light Horse Brigade Phillip Hayes enlisted on 8 May 1917. At that time he had just turned 18, but he gave his age as 20 years and five months. He was noted as be

William Vincent Hayes

24 Jun

William Vincent Hayes author: Catriona Banks

HAYES, William Vincent     SPC 1905-1908 DoB:  1892, Grafton, NSW Father:  William Hayes Mother:  Mary Catherine, nee McGannon Service No: 3056 Rank:  Private Unit:  33rd Battalion William Vincent Hayes enlisted on 15 September 1916, aged 24 years and two months. He was five feet, six inches tall, with a fair complexion, blue eyes and brown hai

Bernard Thomas Heinze

24 Jun

Bernard Thomas Heinze author: Catriona Banks

HEINZE, Bernard Thomas    SPC 1905-1912 DoB:  1 July 1894, Smeaton, VIC Father:  Benjamin Heinze (Jeweller) Mother:  Minnie Frederica, nee Greenwell Bernard Heinze attended St Patrick’s with his brother, Ferdinand Benjamin Heinze, who also enlisted in the AIF. He was an exceptional music student, receiving violin lessons from a young age, under

Ferdinand Benjamin Heinze

24 Jun

Ferdinand Benjamin Heinze author: Catriona Banks

HEINZE, Ferdinand Benjamin     SPC ? DoB:  1891, Horsham, VIC Father:  Benjamin Heinze (Jeweller) Mother:  Minnie Frederica, nee Greenwell Ferdinand Benjamin Heinze was at St Patrick’s with his brother Bernard Thomas (SPC 1905-1912), who also served in the war with the British forces. Service No: 1939 Rank:  Corporal, later Sergeant Unit:  23rd

Arthur Daniel Hogan

24 Jun

Arthur Daniel Hogan author: Catriona Banks

HOGAN, Arthur Daniel     SPC 1909-1911 DoB:  1894, Minyip, Gippsland, VIC Father:  Daniel Hogan Mother:  Bridget Agnes, nee Heenan Arthur Hogan was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Murtoa, Victoria. Service No: 2456 Rank:  Private, Sapper Unit:  2nd Field Company Australian Engineers Arthur Hogan enlisted on 2 June 1915, at the age of 23 years a

Gerald George Hogan

24 Jun

Gerald George Hogan author: Catriona Banks

HOGAN, Gerald George     SPC 1893-1894 DoB:  18 April, 1886, Beechworth, VIC Father:  James Hogan Mother:  Caroline, nee King Gerald George Hogan was a ‘Foundation’ student at St Patrick’s College. Service No:  - Rank:  2nd Lieutenant, Lieutenant, Captain, later Major Unit:  3rd Field Ammunition Brigade Gerald Hogan applied for a Commission i

Harold 'Harry' Bernard Holmes

24 Jun

Harold 'Harry' Bernard Holmes author: Catriona Banks

HOLMES, Harold ‘Harry’ Bernard     SPC 1909-1913 DoB:  c1897, Lion Hill, WA Father:  William Holmes Mother:  Margaret Ellen, nee Rodgers Harry Holmes was a boarder at St Patrick’s. He was Dux of the State Service and Commercial Class in 1913, for which he was awarded a medal. The College Annual of 1916-1917 mentioned that, ‘… Private H Holmes w

Peter Stanislav Hyland

24 Jun

Peter Stanislav Hyland author: Catriona Banks

HYLAND, Peter Stanislav     SPC 1907 DoB:  1889, Eurack, VIC Father:  Thomas Hyland Mother:  Kath, nee McKenna Peter Hyland was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Eurack, an area south-west of Ballarat. Service No: 1942 Rank:  Private Unit:  58th Battalion Peter Hyland enlisted in the AIF on 25 February 1916. He was 26 years and nine months old, f

Edward 'Ted' Kennedy

24 Jun

Edward 'Ted' Kennedy author: Catriona Banks

KENNEDY, Edward 'Ted'    SPC 1910-1912 DoB:  c1894 Edward, known as Ted, was a boarder at St Patrick’s. During his time at the College he was a keen athlete and cricketer. In 1910 he was awarded First Prize at the Melbourne Agricultural Show for his folding chair, hand made by Ted in the sloyd class. In the 1912-13 State Public Service Exam he a

Thomas Russell Kennedy

24 Jun

Thomas Russell Kennedy author: Catriona Banks

KENNEDY, Thomas Russell     SPC 1910 DoB:  c1897, Carlton Father:  Thomas M Kennedy Mother: Service No: 1594 Rank:  Private Unit:  1st Aust Divisional Supply Column Thomas Russell Kennedy enlisted on 4 June 1915 at the age of 18 years and five months. He was five feet, seven inches tall, with a fresh complexion, brown eyes and dark brown hair.

David Tyrell Keyes

24 Jun

David Tyrell Keyes author: Catriona Banks

KEYES, David Tyrrell      SPC 1905-1909 DoB:  15 January 1893, Nathalia, VIC Father:  Francis Joseph Keyes Mother:  Annie Maria, nee Kelly In the Senior Public exams in 1908, Tyrrell Keyes matriculated in English language and literature (Honours), Latin language and literature (Honours), British history (Honours), trigonometry. He received a £12

John Patrick King

24 Jun

John Patrick King author: Catriona Banks

KING, John Patrick     SPC 1909-1912 DoB:  1894, Teesdale, near Geelong, VIC Father:  Patrick J King, died 21 April 1914, aged 55 years Mother:  Christina In 1912 John King passed the Junior Public examinations with distinctions in five subjects: Chemistry, Physics, Algebra (D), Arithmetic (D), Geometry (D), Geography (D), French (D), English, Hi

Norman Vivian Gladstone Kerby

24 Jun

Norman Vivian Gladstone Kerby author: Catriona Banks

KERBY, Norman Vivian Gladstone     SPC ? DoB:  1895, Ballarat, VIC Father:  James Macklan Kerby Mother:  Margaret Anne, nee Brennan The College Annual of 1916-1917 featured a small paragraph about Private Kerby (sometimes spelled Kirby): ‘… Pte Norman V G Kerby, killed in action, was nineteen years of age, a brother of Capt E T Kerby (wounded) (

Ambrose Augustin Haley

24 Jun

Ambrose Augustin Haley author: Catriona Banks

HALEY, Ambrose Augustin     SPC 1908 There were three Haley brothers at St Patrick’s College; Ambrose (SPC 1908), John (SPC 1909-1910) and Urban (SPC 1910). They came to Ballarat from St Helen’s in Tasmania, as boarders. With the opening of St Virgil’s Christian Brothers College in Hobart in 1911, the Haley boys returned to Tasmania to finish thei

Leo Alphonsus Kennedy

24 Jun

Leo Alphonsus Kennedy author: Catriona Banks

KENNEDY, Leo Alphonsus     SPC 1906-1907 DoB:  15 January 1895, Hamilton, VIC Father:  Richard John Kennedy Mother:  Catherine Honora Leo was a boarder from Cobram. Leo was in the Fifth Class in 1907. Service No: 343N Rank:  Trooper Unit: 1st Royal Aust Naval Bridging Trail, later 12th Light Horse Regiment Leo Kennedy enlisted initially on 24

Anthony Aloysius Devine

23 Jun

Anthony Aloysius Devine author: Catriona Banks

DEVINE, Anthony Aloysius      SPC 1902-1904 DoB:  16 June 1888, Kensington Hill, near Geelong, VIC Father:  Anthony Devine Mother:  Julie, nee Madden Service No: -  Rank:  Lieutenant Unit:  29th Battalion, 119th Howitzer Battalion Anthony Devine enlisted on 12 May 1915. He was a single man from Skipton, who worked as a Grain Commission Agent. H

John Devlin

23 Jun

John Devlin author: Catriona Banks

DEVLIN, John      SPC 1897 DoB:  1883, Mount Egerton, VIC Father:  Daniel Devlin, born c1855 in Ireland, carpenter Mother:  Honora, nee Harrington, born c1855 in Daylesford, VIC Service No: 281 Rank:  Private Unit:  4th Machine Gun Battalion John Devlin joined up at Black Boy Hill, WA, on 13 March 1916, a 30 year old railway employee who lived

William Donohoe

23 Jun

William Donohoe author: Catriona Banks

DONOHOE, William      SPC 1912-1914 DoB:  1 August 1898, Coolgardie, WA Father:  deceased by 1917 (time of enlistment) Mother:  Sarah, 65 King William St, Fitzroy, VIC William was a boarder at St Patrick’s. Service No: 6798 Rank:  Private Unit:  21st Battalion William Donohoe signed up on 15 March 1917, aged 19 years. He was five feet and five

Patrick Joseph Donovan

23 Jun

Patrick Joseph Donovan author: Catriona Banks

DONOVAN, Patrick Joseph     SPC 1901-1903 DoB:  17 March 1886 Father:  Daniel Donovan, farmer at Pirron Yalloak, VIC Mother:  Margaret, nee McGuire Patrick Donovan was a boarder at St Patrick’s from the town of Colac in Victoria’s Western District. He was a member of the Draughts Club and was mentioned as being very studious in his Matriculation

Edward Denis Doolan

23 Jun

Edward Denis Doolan author: Catriona Banks

DOOLAN, Edward Denis     SPC 1908 DoB:  1893, Armadale, VIC Father:  John Francis Doolan Mother:  Sara Ann, nee Morey Denis, as he was known at St Patrick’s, was a boarder from the Melbourne suburb of Malvern. His brother, Francis John (SPC 1908) also signed up for service in WWI (Service No 22231). Denis was a talented cricketer, mentioned in th

Francis 'Frank' John Doolan

23 Jun

Francis 'Frank' John Doolan author: Catriona Banks

DOOLAN, Francis ‘Frank’ John     SPC 1908 DoB:  1 June, 1896, Armadale, VIC Father:  John Francis Doolan Mother:  Sara Ann, nee Morey Frank was a boarder at St Patrick’s from the Melbourne suburb of Malvern. His brother, Edward Denis (SPC 1908) also signed up for service in WWI (Service No 951). Frank was in the Fifth Class in 1908. Service No:

Wilfred Hendry Dowling

23 Jun

Wilfred Hendry Dowling author: Catriona Banks

DOWLING, Wilfred Hendry     SPC 1910-1911 DoB:  6 October 1895, Inglewood, VIC Father:  Thomas Dowling Mother:  Catherine Mary, nee Charlesworth William Dowling was a boarder at St Patrick’s. He played in the 2nd XVIII football team, which were champions in 1911. He passed his Matriculation exams very creditably; English Language and Literature

Henry Leo Dunkley

23 Jun

Henry Leo Dunkley author: Catriona Banks

DUNKLEY, Henry Leo     SPC 1908-1914 DoB:  1895, St Arnaud, VIC Father:  Henry William Dunkley Mother:  Annie, nee O’Donnell Leo, as he was known at St Patrick’s, was a boarder from St Arnaud with his younger brother John (SPC 1908-1914). Leo Matriculated in 1913, completing the following subjects: English Language and Literature, Latin Language

Sylvester Ambrose Dunne

23 Jun

Sylvester Ambrose Dunne author: Catriona Banks

DUNNE, Sylvester Ambrose     SPC 1909-1910 DoB:  12 April 1897, North Melbourne Father:  Ambrose Augustine Dunne Mother:  Elizabeth Josephine, nee Young Sylvester Dunne was a boarder for two years at St Patrick’s College, in the Fifth and Sixth Classes. In 1911 he had transferred to CBC (Christian Brothers College) in East St Kilda to complete hi

Scott Louis Ehrenberg

23 Jun

Scott Louis Ehrenberg author: Catriona Banks

EHRENBERG, Louis Scott    SPC 1907 DoB:  1895, Brunswick, VIC Father:  Samuel Adolph Ehrenberg Mother:  Mary Cecilia, nee O’Connor Louis was a boarder at St Patrick’s, along with his brother Samuel Morris Ehrenberg (SPC 1907) who enlisted in the AIF (Service No 725) and was killed at Gallipoli.   Regimental No: 20617 / 51543 Rank:   Private Cor

Samuel Morris Ehrenberg

23 Jun

Samuel Morris Ehrenberg author: Catriona Banks

EHRENBERG, Samuel Morris     SPC 1907 DoB:  1894, Brunswick, VIC Father:  Samuel Adolph Ehrenberg Mother:  Mary Cecilia, nee O’Connor Samuel was a boarder at St Patrick’s, along with his brother Louis Scott Ehrenberg (SPC 1907) who enlisted in the British Imperial Army. Service No: 725 Rank:  Sergeant Unit:  5th Battalion Samuel Ehrenberg enli

Louis Vaughan Engelbrecht

23 Jun

Louis Vaughan Engelbrecht author: Catriona Banks

ENGELBRECHT, Louis Vaughan     SPC 1912-1914 DoB:  27 May 1900, Mt Gambier, SA Father:  Carl Richard Engelbrecht Mother:  Viva Stella, nee Barry Louis was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Albert Park, a suburb of Melbourne. Service No: - Rank:  - Unit:  - Louis enlisted on 1 November 1918 at the young age of 18 years and six months. As he was un

Francis William Augustine Fay

23 Jun

Francis William Augustine Fay author: Catriona Banks

FAY, Francis William Augustine    SPC 1896 DoB:  1886, Echuca, VIC Father:  William Augustus Fay, a travelling journalist Mother:  Frances Marie, nee McDonnell This boy, known as William while at St Patrick’s, was one of four brothers, but the only one who attended the College. Two of his brothers enlisted for service – Morgan Augustine John Fay,

John Patrick Fay

23 Jun

John Patrick Fay author: Catriona Banks

FAY, John Patrick     SPC 1893-1894 DoB:  17 June 1891, Buangor (near Ararat), VIC Father:  James Fay Mother:  Julia, nee O’Shea This boy was known as Patrick while at St Patrick’s, and was a ‘Foundation’ student at the College. Service No: 4415 Rank:  Private Unit:  21st Battalion Patrick Fay enlisted on 18 January 1916 at 36 years of age. Hi

William Eric Featherstone

23 Jun

William Eric Featherstone author: Catriona Banks

FEATHERSTONE, William Eric     SPC 1911 DoB:  c1898, Eaglehawk (near Bendigo), VIC Father:  William Featherstone Mother:  Margaret Ann, nee Taylor William Featherstone was a boarder from the Quambatook Hotel, Quambatook, located in northern Victoria between Bendigo and Swan Hill. In the College Annual of 1911, it was reported that William saved

Cyril Boyd Fenton

23 Jun

Cyril Boyd Fenton author: Catriona Banks

FENTON, Cyril Boyd SPC    1911-1915 DoB:  11 April 1897, Terang, VIC Father:  George Augustus Frederick Fenton Mother:  Kathryn Marie, nee Clarke Cyril Fenton was a boarder at St Pat’s from Natimuk, Victoria. Throughout his years at SPC he competed in the athletics and hurdles, was first in the 1912 high jump and 880 yard race, and reached third

Thomas Fernley

23 Jun

Thomas Fernley author: Catriona Banks

FERNLEY, Thomas     SPC 1914 DoB:  1899, Bendigo, VIC Father:  William Fernley Mother:  Mary Ellen, nee Sexton Thomas was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Bendigo. Regimental No: 17042 (UK) Rank:  Private Unit:  1st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (British Forces) Thomas Fernley would have been 15 years of age when the war began. His older brothe

John 'Jack' Patrick Finn

23 Jun

John 'Jack' Patrick Finn author: Catriona Banks

FINN, John ‘Jack’ Patrick     SPC 1904 DoB:     1893, Port Fairy, VIC Father:  John Finn Mother:  Norah, nee McNamara Jack Finn was one of four brothers, all boarders from Port Fairy: Cyril, Laurence, Claude and Jack. His brother Laurence also enlisted (Service No 212) and was killed in action at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915. Service No: 6016 / 11

Laurence Gerald Finn

23 Jun

Laurence Gerald Finn author: Catriona Banks

FINN, Laurence Gerald      SPC 1900-1904 DoB:  1891, Port Fairy, VIC Father:  John Finn Mother:   Norah, nee McNamara Laurence Finn was one of four brothers at St Patrick’s, all boarders from Port Fairy; Cyril, Laurence, Claude and Jack. Jack also enlisted and returned from war in 1919. Service No:    212 (the first volunteer from the Port Fair

James Patrick Fleming

23 Jun

James Patrick Fleming author: Catriona Banks

FLEMING, James Patrick     SPC 1898-1899 DoB:  c1882, Echuca, VIC Father:  Thomas Fleming Mother:  James Fleming attended SPC as a boarder from Echuca. He was a talented football player, playing in the 1st XVIII team, and was mentioned several times in the College Annual of 1898. ‘…Though all our team played well, J Fleming stood out head and sh

Thomas Henry Fleming

23 Jun

Thomas Henry Fleming author: Catriona Banks

FLEMING, Thomas Henry     SPC 1899-1907 DoB:  1890, Richmond, VIC Father:  Thomas Fleming Mother:  Annie Maria, nee Farrell Thomas Henry Fleming was a boarder from Melbourne. Service No: 880 Rank:  Private Unit:  21st Infantry Battalion Thomas Fleming enlisted on 26 March, 1915 at Melbourne. He was 24 years old, five feet, four and a half inch

Andrew Christopher 'Chris' Fogarty

23 Jun

Andrew Christopher 'Chris' Fogarty author: Catriona Banks

FOGARTY, Andrew Christopher ‘Chris’     SPC 1900-1903 DoB:  28 January, 1884, Hotham (North Melbourne) VIC Father:  Thomas Fogarty Mother:  Cecilia, nee Cullen Chris Fogarty was one of ten children, six boys and four girls, of the wealthy wine merchant and former Mayor of Hotham, Thomas Fogarty. Chris was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Melbourne.

Joseph 'Joe' Patrick Fogarty

23 Jun

Joseph 'Joe' Patrick Fogarty author: Catriona Banks

FOGARTY, Joseph ‘Joe’ Patrick     SPC 1900-1901 DoB:  24 December, 1887, at Hotham (North Melbourne) Father:  Thomas Fogarty Mother:  Cecilia, nee Cullen Joe Fogarty was one of ten children, six boys and four girls, of the wealthy wine merchant and former Mayor of Hotham (North Melbourne), Thomas Fogarty. Joe was a boarder from Melbourne along w

Thomas 'Tom' Gerald Fogarty

23 Jun

Thomas 'Tom' Gerald Fogarty author: Catriona Banks

FOGARTY, Thomas ‘Tom’ Gerald     SPC 1902 DoB:  1886, Cowwarr, VIC Father:  Thomas William Fogarty Mother:  Ellen, nee Doyle Thomas Fogarty was a boarder at St Patrick’s College for only one year, from Drouin, a small town in Gippsland Victoria. He was no relation to Christopher and Joseph Fogarty mentioned above. Service No: 1382 Rank:  Private

Reginald Thomas Franklin

23 Jun

Reginald Thomas Franklin author: Catriona Banks

FRANKLIN, Reginald Thomas     SPC 1904-1906 DoB:  1891, Goulburn, NSW Father:  James Thomas Franklin Mother:  Alice M Reg Franklin was a boarder at St Patrick’s. Service No:   6518 Rank:  Private, later Corporal, later Sergeant, later Lieutenant Unit:  28th Battalion Reginald Thomas Franklin enlisted on 27 March 1916 in Perth, WA. He was 24 ye

George Christian Fraser

23 Jun

George Christian Fraser author: Catriona Banks

FRASER, George Christian     SPC 1897-1904 DoB:  1888, Sydney, NSW Father:  Angus Fraser Mother:  Mary George Fraser was a boarder at St Patrick’s. In the College Annual of 1916-1917, he was one of several Old Boys mentioned with regard to his service at war: ‘…Lieutenant George Fraser. Educated at SPC, joined the first military camp at Albury a

Roy Alexander Fregon

23 Jun

Roy Alexander Fregon author: Catriona Banks

FREGON, Roy Alexander     SPC 1909-1911 DoB:  1895, Bruthen, VIC Father:  John James Francis Fregon Mother:  Augustina, nee Hoppner Roy Alexander Fregon attended St Patrick’s College with his younger brother John ‘Jack’ (SPC 1909-1911). Roy was in the Commercial Class in 1911, where he came second in the exams, excelling at Arithmetic and British

Alfred Garrett

23 Jun

Alfred Garrett author: Catriona Banks

GARRETT, Alfred     SPC 1909-1910 DoB:  8 October 1896, Buninyong, VIC Father:  Edwin G Garrett Mother:  Helen/Ellen Maria, nee Lye Alfred Garrett was a boarder at St Patrick’s. He was a keen debater, participating in the annual College debating competitions. He was also a gifted violinist. He obtained an Honourable Mention in 1910 and was descri

Bernard Balfour Garrett

23 Jun

Bernard Balfour Garrett author: Catriona Banks

GARRETT, Bernard Balfour     SPC 1909-1910 DoB:  1898, Hobart, TAS Father:  Alfred William Mother:  Ann Margaret, nee Butterworth Service No: 19642 Rank:  Private Unit:  Australian Army Medical Corps (AAMC) Bernard Garrett enlisted on 2 February 1917. He was 18 years and 11 months old, five feet eight inches tall with a dark complexion, grey ey

Bernard Edward Gibney

23 Jun

Bernard Edward Gibney author: Catriona Banks

GIBNEY, Bernard Edward     SPC 1906 DoB:  6 Jan 1887, Charlton, VIC Father:  Bernard Gibney Mother:  Mary, nee Murphy Bernard Gibney was a boarder from Charlton, Victoria.   Service No:   414 Rank:  Lieutenant Unit:  9th Light Horse Bernard Gibney enlisted on 12 September 1914, at the age of 27 years and eight months. He was a single man whose

Noel Gambetta

23 Jun

Noel Gambetta author: Catriona Banks

GAMBETTA, Noel     SPC 1912 DoB:  1898 Father:  Christopher Leon Gambetta, Education Department Melbourne Mother:  Margaret Ann, nee Grant Service No: 99 Rank:  Private Unit:  24th Battalion, HQ Signal Section Noel Gambetta enlisted in the AIF on 28 April 1915. He was a single man, aged 18 years and two months, five feet six and a half inches t

John 'Jack' Maurice Cantwell

21 Jun

John 'Jack' Maurice Cantwell author: Catriona Banks

CANTWELL, John 'Jack' Maurice    SPC 1909-1911 DoB:            1893, Donald, VIC Father:         Thomas William, a merchant Mother:         Elizabeth Helen ‘Ellen’, nee Kay Jack Cantwell was a boarder at St Patrick's from Donald, a small Victorian town situated north-west of Ballarat. In 1911 John sat the Junior Public Exam, attaining passes i

John 'Jack' Garbutt Carey

21 Jun

John 'Jack' Garbutt Carey author: Catriona Banks

CAREY, John 'Jack' Garbutt      SPC ? DoB:  18 June 1886, Ballarat Father:  Arthur John Carey Mother:  Elizabeth, nee Park The College could find no reference to John Carey in the College Annuals. The latest date he could reasonably have been at the College would be 1905, at age 18. Jack Garbutt Carey moved to NSW and married Jennie Wood in 1913

Laurence Francis Carmody

21 Jun

Laurence Francis Carmody author: Catriona Banks

CARMODY, Laurence Francis      SPC 1906 DoB:  1893, Gheringhap, VIC Father:  Michael James Carmody Mother:  Mary Ellen, nee McNanhuy (?) Laurence Carmody was a boarder from Murtoa, a town near Horsham. He was at St Patrick's with his brother Thomas James Carmody (SPC 1906) who also enlisted for service in WWI (Service No 530). Service No: 6323

Thomas James Carmody

21 Jun

Thomas James Carmody author: Catriona Banks

CARMODY, Thomas James     SPC 1906 DoB:  1892, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Michael James Carmody Mother:  Mary Ellen, nee McNanhuy (?) Thomas Carmody was a boarder at St Patrick's with his brother Laurence Francis Carmody (SPC 1906). Laurence also signed up (Service No 6323) and was killed in action in Belgium on 25 September 1917. Service No: 530 R

William Carrick

21 Jun

William Carrick author: Catriona Banks

CARRICK, William     SPC 1906-1909 DoB:  1892, Hawthorn, VIC Father:  William Carrick Mother:  Annie Julia, nee Roach William Carrick was a boarder from Melbourne. In 1909 he sat the Junior Public Exam and passed in the following subjects; History (Distinction), English, Latin, Algebra, Geometry, and Geography. Service No: 843 Rank:  Private, l

Thomas Joseph Cashman

21 Jun

Thomas Joseph Cashman author: Catriona Banks

CASHMAN, Thomas Joseph   SPC 1913-1914 DoB:  c1895, Preston, VIC Father:  James F Cashman Mother:  Bridget M Thomas was a boarder at St Patrick’s from the Melbourne suburb of Preston. Service No: 2596 Rank:  Private Unit:  2nd Australian Pioneers Thomas Cashman enlisted on 17 April 1916 as a 21 year old carpenter. He was completing a five year

John Terence Clarke

21 Jun

John Terence Clarke author: Catriona Banks

CLARKE, John Terence     SPC 1907-1910 DoB:  c1892, Monea, VIC Father:  John Clarke Mother:  Sarah Terence, as he was known at St Patrick’s was a boarder at the College. In 1909 he was Captain of the Junior Football Team. After leaving SPC he was reported in the Annual of 1911 as being at the Railway Survey Camp, Berringama. Service No: 4017 Ra

Leonard Charles Cockroft

21 Jun

Leonard Charles Cockroft author: Catriona Banks

COCKCROFT, Leonard Charles     SPC 1912 DoB:  7 July, 1898, Sale, VIC Father:  John Edward Cockcroft Mother:  Mary Jane Leonard Charles was a boarder at St Patrick’s. Service No: 3282 Rank:  Private Unit:  37th Battalion The first time Leonard Cockcroft tried to enlist was on 17 February 1916 as a 17 year old. He was 5 feet five and a half inc

Ernest Austin Stanislaus Cody

21 Jun

Ernest Austin Stanislaus Cody author: Catriona Banks

CODY, Ernest Austin Stanislaus    SPC 1901-1903 DoB:  c1892, Clifton Hill, VIC Father:  John Francis Cody Mother: The SPC Annual of 1916-1917 reported on the war service of several Old Boys, including that of Ernest Cody; ‘… Before enlisting, Ernest was employed in the Customs House Sydney. He was very popular in sporting circles, and had the ho

Kevin Joseph Coghlan

21 Jun

Kevin Joseph Coghlan author: Catriona Banks

COGHLAN, Kevin Joseph     SPC 1908-1911 DoB:  c1896 Father:  William Joseph Mother:  Maud Agnes, nee O’Malley Kevin Coghlan started at St Patrick’s College in the Third Class at around eight years of age in 1908. In that year he won first prize for achieving the highest result in the class. The following year he was also a prize winner. Service

Wilfred Jasper Coghlan

21 Jun

Wilfred Jasper Coghlan author: Catriona Banks

COGHLAN, Wilfred Jasper      SPC 1899 DoB:  1888, VIC Father:  James Coghlan Mother:  Mary Jane, nee Cox, 117 Doveton Street South, Ballarat Service No: 11686 Rank:  Corporal, Driver Unit:  3rd Division Supply Column Wilfred Coghlan enlisted on 27 March 1916, an unmarried man aged 28 years. He was five feet nine and a half inches tall, with a f

Thomas Dominic Colgan

21 Jun

Thomas Dominic Colgan author: Catriona Banks

COLGAN, Thomas Dominic     SPC ? DoB:  1900, Beechwood, Hastings River, NSW Father:  Thomas Colgan Mother:  Mary Service No: 3351 Rank:  Private, Trooper Unit:  2nd Light Horse Thomas Colgan enlisted on 5 April 1917 aged 18 years and two months. He was five feet seven and a half inches tall, with a fresh complexion, steel grey eyes and black ha

John 'Jack' Patrick Conway

21 Jun

John 'Jack' Patrick Conway author: Catriona Banks

CONWAY, John ‘Jack’ Patrick     SPC 1905 DoB: 18 February 1896, Hamilton, VIC Jack Conway was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Hamilton in western Victoria. Service No: - Rank:  Private Unit:  D Company, 10th Depot Battalion Jack Conway enlisted for the first time on 20 July 1915 in Ballarat. His next of kin was his grandmother, Mrs E Conway wh

Michael Cronin

21 Jun

Michael Cronin author: Catriona Banks

CRONIN, Michael      SPC 1904-1905 DoB:  8 June, 1890 Father:  Michael Cronin Mother:  Mary, nee Keenan Michael Cronin was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Ararat. Service No: 1657 Rank:  Private, later Sergeant Unit:  24th Battalion Michael Cronin enlisted on 10 November 1914 at the age of 24 years. At the time of his enlistment, his father was

Gerald Francis Xavier Crotty

21 Jun

Gerald Francis Xavier Crotty author: Catriona Banks

CROTTY, Gerald Francis Xavier     SPC 1909-1911 DoB:  1893, Berwick, VIC Father:  John Crotty Mother:  Teresa Margaret, nee Logan Gerald Crotty was a boarder at St Patrick’s, completing his Commercial Class in 1911. Service No: 6983 Rank:  Private, later Corporal, later Sergeant Unit: 10th Battalion, later 1st Divisional Ordnance Unit, later Au

Arthur Aloysius Horton Crundall

21 Jun

Arthur Aloysius Horton Crundall author: Catriona Banks

CRUNDALL, Arthur Aloysius Horton     SPC 1906-1907 DoB:  1891, South Yarra, VIC Father:  Augustus Crundall, Pharmaceutical Chemist Mother:  Annie, nee Slaven Arthur Crundall (sometimes known as Arthur Horton-Crundall) was a boarder from Melbourne. In 1907 he sat the Senior Public examinations in the following subjects: English, Latin French, Hist

Joseph Cudmore

21 Jun

Joseph Cudmore author: Catriona Banks

CUDMORE, Joseph     SPC 1908 DoB:  1894, Natte Yallock, VIC Father:  Michael Cudmore, ‘Mountain Creek’, Moonambel, via Avoca, VIC Mother:  Jane, nee Coady, 3 Cook Street, Glenferrie, VIC Joseph Cudmore was a boarder at St Patrick’s for one year. He sat the Primary University exam, passing in the following subjects: English, Arithmetic, Algebra, G

James Vincent Cusack

21 Jun

James Vincent Cusack author: Catriona Banks

CUSACK, James Vincent      SPC 1908-1913 DoB:  c1898, Brisbane, QLD Father: Mother:  Margaret Teresa Vincent, as he was known at St Patrick’s was a boarder at the College. In 1911 he entered his woodwork chair, made in the sloyd class and won first prize at the Melbourne Agricultural Show. In 1913 Vincent sat the Junior Public examinations and ga

Gerald Robert Rowland Cussen

21 Jun

Gerald Robert Rowland Cussen author: Catriona Banks

CUSSEN, Gerald Robert Rowland     SPC 1909 DoB:  7 May 1899, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Gerald Eugene Cussen Mother:  Emma Clarice, nee Whitehead This boy was known as Robert while at St Patrick’s. Service No: DEPOT Rank:  Private Unit:  Recruit Depot Battalion, Broadmeadows Camp Gerald Robert Cussen enlisted for the first time in March 1916, but

Edward Joseph Daly

21 Jun

Edward Joseph Daly author: Catriona Banks

DALY, Edward Joseph     SPC ? DoB:  c1891, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Michael Daly Mother:  Bridget, nee Burke Service No: 4770 Rank:  Private, later Corporal, later Sergeant Unit:  8th Battalion Edward Daly enlisted on 5 July 1915. He was a single man, aged 24 years and nine months, who lived with his widowed mother at 56 Dytes Parade, Ballarat. H

Francis Patrick Darcy

21 Jun

Francis Patrick Darcy author: Catriona Banks

DARCY, Francis Patrick     SPC 1913 DoB:  1896, Lauriston (near Kyneton), VIC Father:  Patrick James Darcy, a gold miner Mother:  Jessie, nee Christie Frank Darcy was a boarder at St Patrick’s. In 1913 he sat and passed the Junior Public examinations in the following subjects: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, English, French, History, Latin and Gre

Joseph Simon D'Arcy

21 Jun

Joseph Simon D'Arcy author: Catriona Banks

D’ARCY, Joseph Simon     SPC 1908 DoB:  c1892, Ballarat Father:  Joseph D’Arcy, a house painter Mother:  Mary, nee Murphy In 1908, Joe D’Arcy sat the Commonwealth Public Service exams and achieved 87.5% overall. For this commendable result he was awarded a silver medal. Joe D’Arcy was the brother of William D’Arcy (SPC 1905-1909) who also enlist

William D'Arcy

21 Jun

William D'Arcy author: Catriona Banks

D’ARCY, William      SPC 1905-1909 DoB:  4 June 1893, Ballarat, VIC Father:  Joseph D’Arcy, a house painter Mother:  Mary, nee Murphy William D’Arcy was the brother of Joseph Simon D’Arcy (SPC 1908) who also enlisted for WWI service (Service No 3269). Service No: 59962 Rank:  Private, later 2nd Corporal Unit:  56th Battalion William D’Arcy enl

Cecil Avelino De Fraga

21 Jun

Cecil Avelino De Fraga author: Catriona Banks

DE FRAGA, Cecil Avelino      SPC 1897-1902 DoB:  1885, Mt Prospect, VIC Father:  Christopher Francis De Fraga (died 19 May 1902, Creswick) Mother:  Mary Jane, nee Marshall (died 1905) Cecil was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Prahran, along with his three brothers – Cecil was the eldest, Percival (SPC 1897-1902, did not enlist), Norman (SPC 1899-1

Andra Norman De Fraga

21 Jun

Andra Norman De Fraga author: Catriona Banks

DE FRAGA, Andra Norman     SPC 1899-1902 DoB:  12 October 1887, Mount Prospect, VIC Father:  Christopher Francis De Fraga (died 19 May 1902, Creswick) Mother:  Mary Jane, nee Marshall (died 1905) Andra Norman (known as Norman at SPC) was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Prahran, along with his three brothers – Cecil (1897-1902), Percival (SPC 1897-

Clifford Louis De Fraga

21 Jun

Clifford Louis De Fraga author: Catriona Banks

DE FRAGA, Clifford Louis     SPC 1902-1903 DoB:  1891, Smeaton, VIC Father:  Christopher Francis De Fraga (died 19 May 1902, Creswick) Mother:  Mary Jane, nee Marshall (died 1905) Clifford was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Prahran, along with his three brothers – Cecil (1897-1902), Percival (SPC 1897-1902, did not enlist) and Norman (SPC 1899-19

Michael Bernard Delahunty

21 Jun

Michael Bernard Delahunty author: Catriona Banks

DELAHUNTY, Michael Bernard     SPC 1906 DoB:  1891, Murtoa, VIC Father:  Roderick Delahunty Mother:  Elizabeth, nee Brennan Michael Delahunty was a boarder from Murtoa, a small town near Horsham, Victoria. His brothers, James (SPC 1905) and John (SPC 1900) were also boarders at St Patrick’s. They all became farmers in the Murtoa area after leavin

William Joseph Armstrong

16 Jun

William Joseph Armstrong author: Catriona Banks

ARMSTRONG, William Joseph     SPC 1905-1906 DoB:  1890, East Ballarat, VIC Father:  William Richard Armstrong, postal official Mother: Nellie (Helena), nee Duffy William Armstrong was a music student and while at St Patrick’s College became a proficient violinist, a well regarded member of the College orchestra and a gifted soloist. After he left

Frederick Henry Baker

16 Jun

Frederick Henry Baker author: Catriona Banks

BAKER, Frederick Henry     SPC 1906-1907 DoB:  1892, Colac, VIC Father:  Thomas Baker, a farmer at Colac, Victoria. Mother: Rosanna, nee Despard Service No: 96a Rank:  Private Unit:  1st Australian General Hospital Army Medical Corp Reinforcements Fred Baker enlisted on 25 March 1915 at Colac, aged 23 years and 4 months. He was five feet, six

Henry Campbell 'Cam' Brady

16 Jun

Henry Campbell 'Cam' Brady author: Catriona Banks

BRADY, Henry Campbell ‘Cam’     SPC 1907-1909 DoB:  5 October, 1891, St Kilda, VIC Father:  Henry Augustine Brady, 23 Daisy St, Essendon Mother:  Catherine, nee Donnelly Cam Brady was a boarder at St Patrick’s, as was his brother Patrick Lawrence ‘Lal’ (SPC 1909-1910) who also enlisted (Service No 21). Cam was mentioned in the Prize Lists in 1909

Thomas Charles Herbert Britt

16 Jun

Thomas Charles Herbert Britt author: Catriona Banks

BRITT, Thomas Charles Herbert       SPC ? The College could find no record of the dates of his attendance at St Patrick’s. Thomas Charles Herbert Britt was no known relation to Isaac Reay Britt (SPC ?) who also enlisted and was killed in action. DoB:  1890, Kew, VIC Father:  John Britt Mother:  Ellen Louisa, nee Mays, of 699 High Street, East Ke

William Donald 'Don' Campbell

16 Jun

William Donald 'Don' Campbell author: Catriona Banks

CAMPBELL, William Donald ‘Don’      SPC 1910-1911 DoB:  3 September 1894, VIC Father:  Colin Campbell Mother:  Margaret, nee McLennan Donald Campbell was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Daylesford. He was in the Junior Public Class, 1911, and played in the Senior Football team which won the premiership in 1911. Service No: 303 Rank:  Private, la

William 'Willie' Harcourt Butler

16 Jun

William 'Willie' Harcourt Butler author: Catriona Banks

BUTLER, William ‘Willie’ Harcourt    SPC 1903-1905 DoB:  1889, Broadwater, VIC Father:  George Butler, Byron Street Hamilton, VIC Mother:  Kate, nee Abbott Willie Butler was a boarder at St Patrick’s from Hamilton in Western Victoria. He was a keen footballer, hurdler and athlete, and was on the committee for organising the rowing regatta in 1905

Garnet Emerson Archer

16 Jun

Garnet Emerson Archer author: Catriona Banks

  ARCHER, Garnet 'George' Emerson      SPC 1909-1910 DoB:  1896, Korumburra, Gippsland Father:  Frederick William Archer, Bena Hotel Mother: Ellen, nee Noone George was a boarder at St Patrick’s College from Bena, a small town in South-East Gippsland. Service No: 4428 Rank:  Private Unit:  54th Battalion Private Archer enlisted on 31 August 1

John Linton Bennington

16 Jun

John Linton Bennington author: Catriona Banks

BENNINGTON, John Linton    SPC ? The College has not been able to determine the years that John Bennington attended SPC. DoB:  1897, Broken Hill, NSW Father:  John Bennington Mother: Louisa Service No: 2771 Rank:  Private, later Lance Corporal Unit:  39th Battalion, later 67th Battalion John Bennington enlisted on 28 August 1916 when he was 19

Patrick Lawrence 'Lal' Brady

16 Jun

Patrick Lawrence 'Lal' Brady author: Catriona Banks

BRADY, Patrick Lawrence ‘Lal’     SPC 1909-1910 DoB:  1895, St Kilda, Victoria Father:  Henry Augustine Brady, 23 Daisy St, Essendon Mother:  Catherine, nee Donnelly Lal Brady was a boarder at St Patrick’s, as was his brother Henry Campbell ‘Cam’ (SPC 1907-1909) who also enlisted (Service No. Sergeant). Service No: 21 Rank:  Private, later Serg

Isaac Reay Britt

16 Jun

Isaac Reay Britt author: Catriona Banks

BRITT, Isaac Reay      SPC ? DoB:  1892, Castlemaine, VIC Father:  Edmund Francis Britt, Park Road Maryborough, VIC Mother:  Mary Agnes, nee Reay The College could find no record of the dates of his attendance at St Patrick’s. However, the biographical details provided by his mother for the Roll of Honour of Australia in the Memorial War Museum s

Thomas John Buckley

16 Jun

Thomas John Buckley author: Catriona Banks

BUCKLEY, Thomas John      SPC 1906-1907 DoB:  1891, Nhill, VIC Father:  John Buckley (deceased prior to Tom enlisting) Mother:  Catherine Cecilia, nee Bruder Tom Buckley was a boarder at St Patrick’s, from a little town called Merino, Victoria, west of Hamilton. Service No: 5447 Rank:  Private, later Lance Corporal Unit:  6th Battalion Tom Buck

Adair, Alexander Alphonsus

2 Jun

Adair, Alexander Alphonsus author: Catriona Banks

ADAIR, Alexander Alphonsus SPC 1904-1913 DoB:        1895, East Ballarat, VIC Father:        Alexander James Adair, a linotape operator Mother:    Sarah Ann, nee Bennington Alexander started at St Patrick’s College as a nine year old boy. He was a day student who lived at 17 Hotham Street, Ballarat. In his final year at St Patrick’s, 1913, he a

Allison, Keith

2 Jun

Allison, Keith author: Catriona Banks

ALLISON, Keith     SPC 1911-1913 DoB:        1897, Beechworth, VIC Father:        Alexander Allison Mother:    Catherine nee Dennett Keith Allison was a boarding student who came to St Patrick’s College from Middle Park, Melbourne. He completed his Intermediate, Leaving and Matriculation at St Patrick’s. Keith was a talented athlete and was a mem

Ambrose, Clarence

2 Jun

Ambrose, Clarence author: Catriona Banks

AMBROSE, Clarence         SPC 1913-1914 DoB:        c1898, NSW Father:    William Ambrose (whereabouts unknown at time of Clarence’s enlistment) Mother:    Nellie Ferrier, nee Meldrum Clarence attended St Patrick’s for two years as a boarder from 10 Simpson Street, East Melbourne. Service No:    1615 Rank:        Private Unit:        60th Battal

Archer, Reginald

2 Jun

Archer, Reginald author: Catriona Banks

ARCHER, Reginald   SPC 1906-1909 DoB:        c1893, Adelaide, SA Father:    Thomas Francis Archer, captain of a sloop trading between Broome, WA and Singapore Mother:    Lizzie, 56 Grant St, Ballarat, later 132 Raglan St, Ballarat Reginald Archer was a boarder at St Patrick’s, from Sebastopol. After finishing at the College he joined his father o