St Pat’s News

Gerald or Jeremiah ‘Jerry’ Francis Scarfe

SCARFE, Gerald or Jeremiah -‘Jerry’ Francis- – – – SPC 1914DoB:- – 1890, Ballarat, VICFather: – Benjamin Joseph ScarfeMother:- – Margaret, nee HarpesJerry attended St Patrick’s College with his brother, Benjamin Joseph Scarfe (SPC 1914). Benjamin also enlisted for service in the war.Service No:- 1426Rank:- – TrooperUnit:- – 13th Light Horse Regiment, Veterinary HospitalGerald Francis…

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Benjamin Joseph Scarfe

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…

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Cyril Roy Samers

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…

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Matthew Francis Ryan

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…

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Charles Edward ‘Eddie’ Rudolph

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…

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James Ignatius Rowan

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…

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John Francis ‘Frank’ Rowan

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…

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Francis Gubbins Roche

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…

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Alan Serafino Righetti

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…

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Charles Edward Rice

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…

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