1945 Honour Roll WW2

Ninety members of the Ballarat City Rowing Club enlisted for World War 2 and of those 8 men were killed serving their country. Once again war had decimated the ranks of the rowing club and it would take many years to recover. The club lost its original Honour boards in the boatshed fire of 1950. It would take until 2004, as part of my history research and with a grant I obtained from the Department of Veteran Affairs, to replace them. The new Honour boards were dedicated at a ceremony on the 8th of May, 2004, 54 years after they were destroyed. I am proud to have restored this important part of the club’s history and that the names of all who served in both World Wars are now known to all members of the club.

                                            ARMY

BANNISTER A.                     HILL H.                          MCKEWON F.E.

BANCROFT H.                      HOBSON L.                   O’DONNELL J.  (K)

BARNETT S.J.                       HOLDEN W.                  PRING F.            (K)

BATES C.                               HULLOCK N.               REILLY H.

BROWNE A.K.                       HUGO V.                      REILLY J.           (K)

BROWNE B.                           JONES E.                     ROBERTS J.

CALLAHAN F.                       KEITH K.D.                  ROGERS J.

CRISTOPHERSON P.             KEMP K.                       RICHARDS D.

CROSTWAITE W.                  KING O.                         ROUSCH H.       (K)

DAVIS F.                               LILLINGSTON A.G.     SCULLY B.

DEAN H.                                LITHGOW J.                 SANDALL J.R.

DESNOY A.J.C.                      LUKE H.                        SLATTERY G.

DIXON W.                              LYTHE E.                      STEVENS J.

ELLIOT K.                              LONG W.                       STEVENS K.

GLUTH G.                              MIDDLETON L.            STOREY R.

GRENFELL J.                         MITCHELL J.                TOWNS R.

HALSTEAD A.                        MURRAY W.                WRAY F.

HARE I.  (K)                            MCKAY J.                     ZILLIES L.

H.BATES                                 MCGUIRE J.A.

                                                 AIRFORCE

AUGUSTINI L.                GLASS H.                MITCHELL R.          RANDS I. (K)

BEECHIE G.J.                  LEACH J.B.             MOON F.                  SELKIRK W.

BIRCH J.                          LEE  N.                  MOON R.                  SNEDDON W.

BROOKS J.                      HENDERSON G.     LAWSON S.              STEPHENS J.

BRYANT W.                    HOLLOWAY T.T.    JOHNSON L.            STRICK W.

EHMS A.                          MARES L.              McKENZIE M.(K)   TAIT S.

EHMS W.                         MATHEWS M.        PINNEY W.              TEFLER R.

                                                                                                    WESTCOTT R.(K)

                                                       NAVY

ALLEN E.                      PHILLIPS C.                PRING W.                 RAPKINS J.

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