Project Update – 14 June 2015

For the past few weeks we have been concentrating on adding enlistments to the website and we now have over 1,500 people listed on the site. We continue to receive additional information and stories about these people from family members and people who have looked into their lives both during war time and back in Australia. These stories will appear on the website in due course.


  1. Norman McMurtrie says

    My cousins brother-in-law was born in Sandridge and enlisted in the AIF on 18Aug1914.
    He was Magnus Donald John Thomson, Regimental N0. 109 and he served wih the 1st Light Horse Ambulance until his discharge.
    His father and NOK was Marcus Winwick Thomson who lived at 44 Princes St and worked for 40 years for Swallow and Ariell. His sister Lizzie was also born in Sandridge and married Hector Ellrington McMurtrie, a WO1 who served with the AN&MEF in Rabaul. Both Hector and Magnus Jnr passed on the same day and were buried with Magnus Snr at Brighton Cemetery. Lizzie therefore lost both her husband and only brother on the same day.

    • David Thompson says

      Thanks for the information relating to Magnus Thomson. It appears that the transcription on the basic index information from Archives Australia has him born in Melbourne but his enlistment papers clearly state he was born in Port Melbourne.

      We are very please to be able to add him to the list of Port enlistments.

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