St Pat’s News

Leo St Clare Grondona

GRONDONA, Leo St Clare- – – – SPC 1904-1905DoB:– – 12 August, 1890, Hawthorn, VICFather:- – Charles Henry GrondonaMother:- – Margaret, nee DineenLeo 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.-…

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Vincent Michael Grogan

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…

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Gerald Joseph Griffin

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…

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Colin Gregson

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…

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Edward James Greening

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…

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Theodore Joseph Grano

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,…

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Reginald George Grano

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:-…

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Charles ‘Charlie’ Benedict Gorman

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,…

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Richard Henry Gook

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…

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Frank William Giuliano

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…

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