Education Department's Record of War Service 1914-1917


Cat No.:   AU7018:

A wonderful and comprehensive record of hundreds of Victorians involved in the Great War 1914-18. Includes biographies and photos of those who served - those who were killed and those who returned.

The 306 page book is arranged as follows




The Builders


The Men who Enlisted - gives the names and last school before they enlisted

The Men who Fell - short biographies - with photos of most

Inspectors, Teachers, and other Departmental Officers whose Sons or Brothers Died on Service - over 100 who died

The Men who Returned - short biographies - with photos of most

Honors and Decorations - list of those who received these

The Men who Volunteered and were Rejected - mostly on medical grounds



Formation of the Education Department's War Relief Organization

The Supply of Comforts for Soldiers

How the Country Schools Helped

How the Town Schools Helped

League of Young Gardeners

Young Workers' Patriotic Guild

Helping the Hospitals at Home

War-savings Effort

Chronicle of the Activities of the Education Department's War Relief Organization

School Subscriptions

Statement of Receipts and Expenditure

Some information from the summary

Enlistments-—752. Of those who enlisted, 724 were teachers, two School Medical Officers, one was a School

Nurse, and one an Inspector of Schools. The remaining 24 belonged to the Clerical Division of the Public

Service, and were employed in the Education Department.

Those who Died.—146.

Honors and Decorations-—V .C, 1; C.B., 1 ; C.M.G., 1; D.S.O. and Bar, 1; D.S.O., 4; D.C.M., 4;

M.C. and Bar, 3; M.C., 35; M.M. and Bar, 2; M.M., 35; Croix de Guerre, 2; Order of the British

Empire, 4; Meritorious Service Medal, 5; Order of the Nile, 1; Serbian Order of the White Eagle, 1;

Distinguished Flying Cross, 1. Total, 101.

Articles of Comfort Sent Abroad.—These numbered rather more than 400,000.

Supplies to Hospitals at Home-— Condiments and preserves, 50 tons; cake and biscuits, 18J tons; tea, cocoa,

coffee, 91r tons; invalid foods, 23J tons; general groceries, 21^ tons; dairy produce, 21 tons; eggs, 65,000

dozen; fish, 5 tons; vegetables and fruit, 264 tons; tobacco, 189 lbs; cigarettes, 24,500 packets; poultry and

game, 9,250 pairs; and sundries, 4 tons. A rough estimate in tons gives 460.

The Young Workers Patriotic Guild {including the League of Young Gardeners).—It comprised about 80,000

members, of whom 20,481 earned and gave to the War Relief Fund £1; 813, £5; 164, £10; 15, £15; 14,

£20; 3, £30; 1, £60; and 1, £65. In all, the contributions amounted to about £50,000.

War-savings Effort in the Schools-—The sums invested amounted to £217,419.

Financial.—School subscriptions amounted to £422,470 15s. 8d.

Of the various means of obtaining money for the Fund, that known as Flower Day yielded nearly £127,000.

Accrued interest brought the amount to the credit of the War Relief Fund on the 8th of January, 1921,

to £438,044 3s. 6d.

The whole text is searchable - names, places and any word in the text.

No. of CDs is:  1 ;   Format is:  PDF ;   Searchable?:  YES;

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