George Dewhurst (PM0589) was born on 5 September 1893 in Marton, near Blackpool, Lancashire, England, to parents Thomas Dewhurst and Annie (neé Ibbison). Dewhurst lived in a cottage with his parents at the family farm. His uncle Daniel also worked and lived on the farm with his immediate and their extended families. Ten years later, [...]
Walter William Dumbrell was born in July 1883, to David and Jane (neé Blake, from Port Macquarie) Dumbrell in Galston, NSW. The family had six children, George Alfred Stephen, Ethel Jane, Albert D, Myrtle Jessie Cornelia, Alma Irene Blake and Walter William. The Dumbrells belonged to the Church of England. The Second Boer War (1899-1902) [...]
Patrick James joined the Queensland Police Force on 20 February 1913. The application described Patrick James as 5 feet 9 ¾ inches tall, measuring 40 inches across the chest, of ruddy complexion with fair hair and blue eyes. He was single upon entry. His policing career was brief and he received only one transfer, he was stationed at Fortitude Valley in Brisbane when Australia joined the War.