William Brazenor was born on 7 April 1888 at Ballarat, son of William Brazenor and Ellen Coogan. On his birth certificate his name is listed William Brazenor Coogan. His father William married Maria Smythe, a widow with four children, in June 1888. It appears that William became part of the Brazenor family. Tragically his motherContinue reading “LIEUTENANT COL.WILLIAM BRAZENOR MiD (3), DSO and Bar”

Company Sarg. Major, Horace Raymond Griffin

Horace (Horry) Raymond Griffin was born in 1886 in Ballarat. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Griffin of Mair Street, Ballarat. His father was a farrier in Mair Street. He was educated at Christian Brother’s school in Drummond Street. Horry was a popular figure in Ballarat sporting circles; he played football for theContinue reading “Company Sarg. Major, Horace Raymond Griffin”