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Nik Nik from Waterloo, Ontario wrote on March 3, 2021 at 10:27 am
A distant relative I'm researching crossed paths with Claude. His name was David Ernest Annan - his father had immigrated to Australia in the late 1800s. He lived in Sydney and enlisted 1915-12-11. He departed on the same ship as Claude, HMAT A71 Nestor, on the 4th April 1916. Mention of Alexandria as well (which threw me for a loop, considering there is an Alexandria in Sydney!) and the HMS Megantic. Fun fact, Annan was also committed to hospital (Fargo Military Hosp) upon arrival, 1916-06-09. His cause was "Influenza" - there was likely an outbreak going around. Annan was part of the 19th Battalion though. He went to Ypres and trained as a Lewis Gun Operator before being severely wounded 1917-05-03. While in an England Hospital, he went AWL for 3 days, and was immediately returned to the front when he showed up again. He was again wounded (shrapnel this time) 1917-10-07 and immediately sent home to Australia via SS Runic
A distant relative I'm researching crossed paths with Claude.

His name was David Ernest Annan - his father had immigrated to Australia in the late 1800s. He lived in Sydney and enlisted 1915-12-11. He departed on the same ship as Claude, HMAT A71 Nestor, on the 4th April 1916. Mention of Alexandria as well (which threw me for a loop, considering there is an Alexandria in Sydney!) and the HMS Megantic.

Fun fact, Annan was also committed to hospital (Fargo Military Hosp) upon arrival, 1916-06-09. His cause was "Influenza" - there was likely an outbreak going around.

Annan was part of the 19th Battalion though. He went to Ypres and trained as a Lewis Gun Operator before being severely wounded 1917-05-03. While in an England Hospital, he went AWL for 3 days, and was immediately returned to the front when he showed up again.

He was again wounded (shrapnel this time) 1917-10-07 and immediately sent home to Australia via SS Runic
Admin Reply by: Chris Mundy
Hi Nik, Chris Mundy here. Thanks for reading through the site. I remember when I did some research on the AIF Database mapping all the people locally who instrumental in Claude’s joining it was an interesting study. I think you're the second person I've come across who had a relative on the Nestor. It certainly makes the story come alive more. In relation to David's family history, if you haven't done so already I suggest you have a dig around https://trove.nla.gov.au/ and https://www.naa.gov.au/. Also, you pay for access to David's detailed military records. Chris
Hi Nik,

Chris Mundy here.

Thanks for reading through the site.

I remember when I did some research on the AIF Database mapping all the people locally who instrumental in Claude’s joining it was an interesting study. I think you're the second person I've come across who had a relative on the Nestor. It certainly makes the story come alive more.

In relation to David's family history, if you haven't done so already I suggest you have a dig around https://trove.nla.gov.au/ and https://www.naa.gov.au/. Also, you pay for access to David's detailed military records.

Chris
Jeff M. Weeks Jeff M. Weeks from Adelaide, South Australia wrote on February 26, 2018 at 10:30 pm
Hi Chris, Many thanks for Ur site I have been doing in-depth Researching & Analysing for some years now on everything WW1 including my 4 WW1 Weeks Brothers ( including my Grandfather & 2 of his Cousins KIA; & Maternal Grandfather MM )& 4 WW2 Weeks Brothers ( including my Father ) & have not been able to get a copies of my Grandfather & 2nd Brothers Attestation Papers (previously available at Melbourne Archives Centre, Casselden Place, 2 Lonsdale St, Melbourne V Box 8005, Burwood Heights Vic 3151 refvic@naa.gov.sau ) for their PMF (Permanent Military Force ) PRIOR their WW1 ( AIF involvement also) as follows :- PMF No 34 Francis James Weeks & PMF No 79 Leslie Horace Weeks Also, did a Google Search " Victoria Barracks ( Sydney ) Base Records 1915 " which pointed me to Ur Site as :- Office i/c Base Records, Victoria Barracks ( Paddington ) SYDNEY? Vs Base Records, Victoria Barracks, MELBOURNE? Is it possible through recorded & unrecorded history that they are both correct ?? Cheers Many thanks Jeff M. Weeks
Hi Chris,

Many thanks for Ur site

I have been doing in-depth Researching & Analysing for some years now on everything WW1 including my
4 WW1 Weeks Brothers ( including my Grandfather & 2 of his Cousins KIA; & Maternal Grandfather MM )&
4 WW2 Weeks Brothers ( including my Father )
& have not been able to get a copies of my Grandfather & 2nd Brothers Attestation Papers (previously available at Melbourne Archives Centre, Casselden Place, 2 Lonsdale St, Melbourne V Box 8005, Burwood Heights Vic 3151 refvic@naa.gov.sau ) for their PMF (Permanent Military Force ) PRIOR their WW1 ( AIF involvement also) as follows :-

PMF No 34 Francis James Weeks
&
PMF No 79 Leslie Horace Weeks

Also, did a Google Search " Victoria Barracks ( Sydney ) Base Records 1915 " which pointed me to Ur Site as :-
Office i/c Base Records, Victoria Barracks ( Paddington ) SYDNEY?
Vs
Base Records, Victoria Barracks, MELBOURNE?

Is it possible through recorded & unrecorded history that they are both correct ??

Cheers
Many thanks

Jeff M. Weeks
Admin Reply by: Chris Mundy
Hi Jeff, Thanks your entry at ecperkins.com.au. All Records are now stored in Canberra at the National Archives http://naa.gov.au/collection/family-history/. However, I would start searching at https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people for people searches. Here's what I found... Horace Leslie Weeks: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R2257301 James Weeks: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R2257305 See if these matches your records. I hope this makes sense. Chris
Hi Jeff,

Thanks your entry at ecperkins.com.au.

All Records are now stored in Canberra at the National Archives http://naa.gov.au/collection/family-history/.

However, I would start searching at https://www.awm.gov.au/advanced-search/people for people searches.

Here's what I found...

Horace Leslie Weeks: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R2257301
James Weeks: https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R2257305

See if these matches your records.

I hope this makes sense.

Chris
Gordon Dennis Stone. 27-02-2014 Gordon Dennis Stone. 27-02-2014 from 58 Lone Pine Ave Umina Beach 2257 wrote on February 27, 2014 at 7:10 am
My father George Centennial Dennis Stone No 4576.inlisted on 24/1/1916 sydhey town hall,unit 11th reinforcement 17th battalion,embarked "Nestor" 9/4/1916,on the same ship as E C Perkins ,my father was wounded during the battle of Mon St Quentin,He returned Australia on the H.M.A.T" Orsova" 3/3/1919
My father George Centennial Dennis Stone No 4576.inlisted on 24/1/1916 sydhey town hall,unit 11th reinforcement 17th
battalion,embarked "Nestor" 9/4/1916,on the same ship as E C Perkins ,my father was wounded during the battle of Mon St Quentin,He returned Australia on the H.M.A.T" Orsova" 3/3/1919
Mary Houghton Mary Houghton wrote on April 27, 2013 at 10:10 pm
This is just fabulous - my gradfather embarked on the HMAT Nestor from Sydney on 9 April 1916 with the 17th Batallion so it sounds like EC Perkins and my grandfather were on the same ship. Such easy access to clear and concise information. His daughter (my mother) is still alive and although she never knew her father very well (he came back from the war with shell shock we think) she will be so happy when I read her this story. Thank You. Mary
This is just fabulous - my gradfather embarked on the HMAT Nestor from Sydney on 9 April 1916 with the 17th Batallion so it sounds like EC Perkins and my grandfather were on the same ship. Such easy access to clear and concise information. His daughter (my mother) is still alive and although she never knew her father very well (he came back from the war with shell shock we think) she will be so happy when I read her this story. Thank You. Mary
Jenny Kelaher Jenny Kelaher wrote on May 9, 2012 at 1:26 am
Well done Chris . The All Souls' History Team are happy to be part of such a lovely memorial
Well done Chris . The All Souls' History Team are happy to be part of such a lovely memorial
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