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Does anyone have details of any 'Imperial reservists' who returned to the UK (preferably from Australia, if possible but other areas would also be handy) when called up in 1914 and who were later killed ?.

I'm interested in looking at some war gratuity issues for these men but don't have any names to go with.

Thanks in advance


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Thanks Craig,

I knew I had at least one and just spent 100 years finding it !!!!

Seriously though, Private 20977 George Arthur UPSTONE, 2 GG, KiA 1/12/1917.

He emigrated to America (sorry) in April 1906 but returned to enlist at outbreak of war.

Hope this helps,


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Private 12632 Herbert Davis, 8SSR. Kia 1/1/1916.

Local newspapers reported that he "emigrated to Australia some years ago but returned to join the Army".



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Hi Craig

Some possibilities for you from my Imperial Reservists file:

J. Lumsden 7218 – Pte James Lumsden, Gordon Highlanders – of Sth Australia, embarked at Melbourne 21/10/14 on the Karroo.

Married with 2 children – wife, Hannah Lumsden of Rose St, Carrondown, Hindmarsh, SA. Daughters Helen Cheyne Lumsden & Margaret Browning Lumsden.

War pension claim made in 1915.



Died 19/6/1915, age 38 – buried Bedford House Cemetery

1st Bn, Gordon Highlanders

Husband of H. Lumsden – Welland Ave, Sth Welland, Adelaide, SA

W. Nutt 9340 – Pte William Nutt, Gordon Highlanders – reported 14/8/14 5th MD (WA).

Married – wife, Mrs Nutt, Glenfillan Lodge, Shandon, Dumbartonshire, England


L/Cpl 9340 William Nutt, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders), D Coy, 1st Bn

DOW 11/4/1915, age 32 – buried Bethune Town Cemetery

Son of James & Clara Nutt – 3 Cumberland Tce, Row, Helensburgh

Husband of Mary E.W. Nutt – Kirkpark Villa, Row, Helensburgh, Dumbartonshire

Served Boer War

J Paterson 10288 – Cpl James Paterson, Gordon Highlanders – reported 11/8/14. Promoted L/Cpl 18/2/15, promoted full Cpl 8/10/15. Single. NOK: father Mr A Paterson, Division St, Welshpool, WA.


CSM 10288 James Laidlaw Paterson – Gordon Highlanders, 1st Bn

KIA 27/9/1918 – buried Lowrie Cemetery, Havrincourt

Husband of Mrs A. Paterson – Railways Cres, Queen’s Park, WA


Mrs J.L. Paterson & child – RTA on Megantic 9/1/1920 for WA


Son: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/P08817.001

Born 5/4/1916 Aberdeen, Scotland – son of Anna Jemima (Mrs Beaver, 902 Wellington St, Perth) [Anna Mackie Beaver d.1957 Perth, age 71]

WW2: WX7016 – died at sea 17/8/1942

Roll of Honour: https://www.awm.gov.au/people/rolls/R1683497/

Cheers, Frev

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Five from the Essex Regiment. All returned from Australia on the Miltiades on 17th October 1914



7987 Blowers Harry Alfred Pte KIA 28.4.17 6575 Cockle Joseph Frederick Pte KIA 6.8.15 7934 Edwards George Frederick Sgt KIA 11.8.16 7562 Miller Andrew David Pte KIA 30.5.15 8098 Poulton Joseph Pte KIA 1.7.16
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8266 Pte Frederick Walter Cullen West Riding Regt. Departed Aust with other reservisits on Miltiades 17Oct14. KIA 15Apr15.


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687 Sgt Henry/Harry Duff, 2nd Black Watch KIA 09/05/1915

He returned from Cleveland, USA two weeks after recieving his orders to report to his depot. He sailed on the Baltic and arrived at the Black Watch depot in Perth on 1st of December 1914, he went to france on 26/12/1914.

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