MENZIES WAR MEMORIAL

MENZIES WAR MEMORIALS WW1 & WW2

Total 325 Names

 

WX8250 HALBERT, FRANK b. Menzies 1907 is inscribed on WW2 and his older brother Ernest is on WW1.  Ernest died in a motor cycle accident in 1925, younger brother Frank was riding pillion, and survived.
Halbert
Right:  Frank in centre.
Halbert enlisted August 1940, later joined 2/4th’s ‘C’ Coy 10 Platoon, as did Keith Skinner.
As a POW in Singapore, Halbert had the misfortune to leave with ‘F’ Force Thailand to work on the Burma-Thai Railway.  ‘F’ Force endured a torrid time – they walked all the way to their first camp and thereafter conditions were horrific, food scarce.  Frank died during the cholera epidemic which arrived with the rains on 4 June 1943.  He was 35 years old.

Please read further about ‘F’ Force Thailand.

 

WX7256 SAWYER, THOMAS KEITH (known as Keith) was born Menzies 1909 to Thomas and Mary Sawyer.   He enlisted August 1940 and later joined 2/4th’s ‘C’ Coy, 10 Platoon with Frank Halbert.
Frank Halbert and Keith Sawyer would have grown up together at Menzies, both their families extensively involved in mining from early days.

Keith has been a keen and competitive cyclist prior to enlisting.

Keith Sawyer as POW in Singapore sailed to south west coast of Burma with the first Australian Work Party to leave – 3,000 POWs – ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion.  This Force was sent to the northern end, i.e. Burma end of the railway.   
Please read further about ‘A’ Force Burma, Green Force No. 3 Battalion.

Sawyer was not selected to work in Japan, as so many ‘A’ Force were – it appears he may have been sick as he was sent to Tamarkan and was recovered from Nakom Nayok Hospital Camp at the end of the war.
Keith was fortunate to return home where he would have learned his Menzies’ mate Frank Halbert had died in Thailand.
Keith’s first cousin WX7939 SAWYER, CLARENCE (CLARRIE) JOHN died of dysentery, Java 1 April 1942.
Clarrie had been share farming with his brother at Nungarin prior to enlisting.  Please read further.

Please read about those AWOL in Fremantle and sailed to Java.

Clarrie is son of Joseph Archibald ‘Archie’ Sawyer who m. Mary McArthur.  Archie is older brother to Keith’s father Ephrain ‘Thomas’  Sawyer.  The parents of Archie and Thomas are William Frederick Sawyer and Susannah ‘Nacida’ (nee McClaren) who lived at Menzies and  both died there.  

 

 

 

 

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ADAMS, W T G
ALDERSON, Robert (World War 1)
ALLAN, F
ALLEN, W G L
ANSCOMBE, A G
ANSCOMBE, A S
ARMSTRONG, G A
BALME, W D M
BANESS, L E
BARRETT, C
BAXTER, J A
BEAGLEHOLE, J A
BELL, F
BELL, Herbert Lancelot (World War 1)
BENNETTS, R H
BEVANS, E T
BEYERS, Oswald Arthur (World War 1)
BLACKMORE, Garnett (World War 1)
BLACKMORE, P C
BLAXELL, D W
BLOXAM, K E
BOASE, William Edward (World War 1)
BOASE, William James (World War 1)
BOND, R C
BOND, Richard (World War 1)
BONE, Kingsley Vincent Stanhope (World War 1)
BONSON, J
BORMAN, J A
BOUNDY, A
BOWLER, Samuel Gregory (World War 1)
BRANDT, Peter (World War 1)
BREENEY, M *
BRETAG, B P
BRIGHT, John (World War 1)
BRIGHT, William Edward (World War 1)
BROMLEY, Harry William (World War 1)
BROWN, A
BROWN, G
BUDESILEC, G M
BURKE, W F
BURNS, G L
BUTCHER, H J C
BUTCHER, L J
BYRNES, J J
CADBY, Harry George (World War 1)
CAIRNS, John (World War 1)
CAMPBELL, W
CARLILE, Robert James (World War 2)
CARR, L
CARR, Stanley Percival (World War 1)
CARSEN, E M A
CHAMPION, Henry Goninon (World War 1)
CHANDLER, S
CLARK, Harry (World War 1)
COBBY, H W
COFFEY, James (World War 1)
COLEMAN, F G
COLLIER, A L
COLLIER, A S
COLLIER, W E
COLLINS, M
CONNOR, Ray William (World War 1)
CONNOR, William Henry (World War 1)
COOPER, T H
COWAN, R
COWEY, Frederick (World War 1)
COY, L M
CRAIG, L J F
CRAIG, P
CRAMB, Frederick Blachree (World War 1)
CRANE, A
CRISP, E
CRUICKSHANK, H
CRUICKSHANK, J
CRUICKSHANK, N J
DAVERN, J C
DAY, H
DEWAR, J V A
DILLON, T M
DINGLE, Edward Archibald (World War 1)
DOUGLAS, H J
DOUGLAS, Reginald Alexander (World War 2)
DOUGLAS, S B
DUGROW, E
DUNCAN, George (World War 1)
EASTBURN, Arthur Robinson (MM) (World War 1)
EDWARDS, E
ELLERTON, R K
EPIS, J P
EVANS, T
FORD, H
FORREST, K
GARDNER, D
GAUNT, R
GEE, W
GIBBON, A *
GIDNEY, Samuel Neal (World War 1)
GILES, A
GILIZAN, M
GOLDTHORP, J A
GRAHAM, W
GRANT, W *
GRAVES, E J
GREEGAN, J
GRIBBLE, Walter Harold (World War 1)
GRIFFITH, J
GRIFFITHS, C
GRIFFITHS, G E *
GURY, R *
HAGE, J A
HAINES, A W
HALBERT, Ernest Shelley (World War 1)
HALBERT, Francis (World War 2)
HAMILTON, R
HAMILTON, William James (World War 1)
HAMPSON, R D
HARRIS, H
HARRISON, Alfred Ernest (World War 1)
HARRISON, Hector John (MC) (World War 1)
HARRISON, John (World War 1)
HARRIS, R
HARTLEY, G M
HASSETT, Matthew (World War 1)
HAVLIN, R H
HAWKINS, R T
HAYWOOD, J W
HELLWEGE, N T
HENDERSON, C
HENDERSON, E M.M.
HENDERSON, G *
HERGARTY, J P
HILLIER, E F
HODSON, F G A
HOGAN, Michael Joseph (World War 1)
HOWARD, H
HOWELL, S G
HUNT, L F
INVERNAZZI, P
IVANKOVICH, F
JAMES, W
JENKINS, H F F
JOLLY, E
JONES, F R
JONES, L C
JONES, R H
JORGENSEN, H
JOSE, A H
JOWETT, James (World War 1)
KELLY, J
KENNEDY, J
KEYS, James (World War 1)
KNIGHT, W
KRAMER, Leslie (World War 1)
KRAMER, Stanely (World War 1)
KURTH, Leslie Arnold (World War 1)
LAMPIE, J
LANGTRY, J S
LARSEN, C L
LARSON, Carl August (World War 1)
LATWOOD, Charles (World War 1)
LAW, G
LEAR, Richard Blatchford (World War 1)
LEIPOLD, John James (World War 1)
LEIPOLD, J T
LILLEY, Ronald Herbert (World War 1)
LONG, S V
LORRIGAN, P J
LUCRAFT, F A G
LYSAGHT, G
MAHER, W
MARCH, S
MARIOTTI, G
MARTIN, Edgar (World War 1)
MCCOLL, D
MCGARRIGAL, Edward Victor (World War 1)
MCGREGOR, William Duncan (World War 1)
MCLEAN, A A
MCMEIKAN, William Roy Bishop (World War 1)
MCNALLY, J M
MCNAMARA, J
MILLS, S J
MILLS, W G A
MITCHELL, Henry James (World War 1)
MITCHELL, H K
MONAGHAN, C
MONTGOMERY, M H
MOORE, E*
MOORE, H L
MOORE, W
MORGAN, F
MORRIS, G
MORTIMER, W
MORTISON, H
MOUNCEY, R *
MOYLE, H W
MUNRO, R C
MURCHI, D
MURDOCK, J H
MURPHY, D
MURPHY, J
MURPHY, T A
MURRAY, H W DCM VC DSO
MYERS, W
NEWMAN, E E
NEWTON, S
NIXON, J
NOLAN, E *
NORWOOD, T
O’BRIEN, N
O’BRIEN, William (World War 1)
O’DONNELL, P
O’FARRELL, R
ORMEROD, Albert (World War 1)
O’ROURKE, J F
PALMER, C
PALMER, H
PARTRIDGE, Lancelot Wilfred Peyton (World War 1)
PARTRIDGE, T *
PASSMORE, C R
PENDO, J I
PIANTO, H T
PIANTO, J J
PIANTO, J MM
PIANTO, J V
PIANTO, O J
PINI, J
POPE, Herbert Cecil (World War 1)
POPE, P
POULTER, Arthur (World War 1)
PRIESTLEY, J
PROCTER, R
PUGH, D
PUGH, R T
REHM, E
REILLY, A
REILLY, Leslie George Leo (World War 1)
REILLY, T A
REMNANT, R
RICHARDS, Albert Kenneth (World War 1)
RICHARDS, J
RICHARDS, William Charles (World War 1)
RIDDELL, Joseph Henry (World War 1)
RIDDELL, W R
RILEY, T
RISDEN, E J
ROBERTS, A E
ROBERTSON, A
ROBERTSON, John Finlayson (World War 1)
ROBERTSON, Robert Muir (World War 1)
ROGERS, R
ROSE, A V
ROWE, A
ROWE, E M
ROWE, J *
SANDER, B W
SAUNDERS, W
SAWYER, D H
SAWYER, H A
SAWYER, James Henry (World War 1)
SAWYER, T K
SAWYER, William Frederick (World War 1)
SCHMIDT, A
SCHMIDT, E
SCHMIDT, E G L
SCHMIDT, F
SCHRYVER, W F
SHADDICK, R G
SHAW, K R D AAMC
SKEWTHROP, W
SMITH, F
SMITH, H
SMITH, J
SMITH, James Earington (World War 1)
SMITH, J E
SNELL, J H
SPALHOLTZ, H A *
SPARGO, Harold Charles (World War 1)
STEELE, R
STEWART, Donald William (World War 1)
STEWART, F
STEWART, R T
STOLTZ, L
STOLTZ, T
STOTT, L E
TEMPLEMAN, Albert Henry (World War 1)
TEMPLEMAN, Harold (World War 1)
THOMAS, A
THOMPSON, J
TISSOTT, A
TISSOTT, H L
TONTA, J
TREWEEK, J
TUNNBRIDGE, J
TURNBULL, J
TURNER, J
TWYFORD, J *
UREN, R
VICKS, H
VIRGO, W
WAINEY, John (World War 1)

WALKER, C E

WALTERS, Jack (World War 1)

WALTON, A
WALTON, E J
WATSON, J
WATT, T J
WHITTING, W
WILKINSON, R B
WILLIAMS, H
WILLIAMSON, G W P
WILSON, A
WILSON, C E
WILSON, G
WILSON, J M
WILSON, J W *
WINSTANLEY, J E
WOODS, S M
WOOLCOCK, A J
WOOSMAN, F P
WORKMAN, J
YOUNG, W
Menzies ls about 130km north of Kalgoorlie and 724 km north-east of Perth.  It was officially established in August 1895 and quickly became a bustling mining town.
It is thought the town honours a Canadian gold prospector named Leslie Robert Menzies who, in 1894, found gold in the area and started the rush.
The railway arrived1900.  Menzies then boasted two breweries, thirteen hotels and a population of over 10,000.
Today there are a number of abandoned mining towns south of Menzies including Siberia, Davyhurst, Mulwarrie, Mulline, Riverina, Comet Vale and Mt Ida.

 

Above:  The fabulous Menzies Town Hall built between 1896-98.

Above:  About 1930
Menzies to Kalgoorlie Bike race taken outside Grand Hotel, Menzies with Montgomery’s store in the background.

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Below:  https://www.outbackfamilyhistoryblog.com/menzies-to-kalgoorlie-bike-race/

Menzies a town filled with rich history

 

 

The Railway arrives at Menzies 1894.

Menzies was a mining boom town in the late 1800s, boasting as many as 13 hotels.  Even so living conditions were primitive with ‘homes’ built mostly on a temporary basis of flimsy material, often tents and prone to fire.    Illness was prevalent with excessive heat and flies, Infants were susceptible. The water supply was intermittent.

The following are newspaper items showing life at Menzies.

A most colourful mining town.