The Local Men of Gallipoli

The hospital ship, Gascon, anchored off Gallipoli.

The hospital ship, Gascon, anchored off Gallipoli. Source “Australian Heroines of World War One” Susanna De Vries.

There are 66 men named on the Kenmore War Memorial from World War 1. Of those, 19 were killed. They came from the broader region including Kenmore, Moggill, Brookfield, Fig Tree Pocket and Pullenvale.

Thus far research shows six men enlisted in 1914 and 27 enlisted in 1915. The others were later. This pattern was common across Australia because of the publicity of the Gallipoli campaign in 1915.

There were nine men who were at Gallipoli.  Three of them were killed at Gallipoli. Six survived, with one of those being killed in action in Egypt in 1917.  The display is on eight of the men. One, Thomas Currie, appears to have been at Gallipoli but very little information is available.

John Pacey BARNES

Edward Morency CAMPBELL

Frederick CAMPBELL


Donald and William McLENNAN

William O’BRIEN

William Lenard PACEY


Acknowledgments  Brookfield District Museum; Kenmore and District Historical Society; Kenmore and Moggill RSL.  Research by Roslyn Bullimore, Penny Cook and Joy Stacey