History of Rowing Victoria Inc
- Table of Contents
- 1: Rowing in a young Victoria 1838-1859
- 2: Formation of the Association 1860-1875
- 3: Growth of the Sport 1876-1889
- 4: Years of great success 1890-1899
- 5: The rise of Henley on the Yarra 1900-1909
- 6: The War Years 1910-1919
- 7: Women's rowing and the modern era 1920-1929
- 8: The Depression years 1930-1939
- 9: War and rebuilding 1940-1949
- 10: Expansion years 1950-1959
- 11: The search for international success 1960-1969
- 12: Combining the Associations and lightweight success 1970-1979
- 13: The new national program 1980-1989
- 14: Golden years 1990-1999
- 15: Professionalism 2000-2009
- 16: Yet More Growth 2010-2019
- 17: Challenging Times 2020-2026
- 1: Life Membership and other important awards
- 2: Patrons and Presidents
- 3: Office Bearers
- 4: Clubs and their histories
- 5: The Oarsmen's Centotaph and WWI Roll of Honour
- 6: WWII Roll of Honour
- 7: Premierships
- 8: State Championships
- 9: Hall of Fame Inductees
- 10: Victorian Olympians
- 11: International representation
- 12: Intercolonial and Interstate Racing
- 13: School rowing
- 14: University rowing
- 15: Early Histories of Victorian Rowing
Appendix 5. Roll of Honour WWI
Members of Victorian Rowing Clubs who served in The Great War.
In 1919, the then President of Rowing Victoria Henry Gyles Turner wrote:
The members of the various rowing clubs who were affiliated with the Victorian Rowing Association numbered at the outbreak of the war 2,117; of these no less than 1,261 men in the prime of physical life—heard and voluntarily answered to the call of duty, not waiting for any idle talk about conscription. Surely such a stimulating record is justifiably a source of pride in the Association to which we belong, and it should never be forgotten. It is therefore intended to erect on the site where oarsmen are wont to foregather a permanent memorial to the memory of those members of that gallant contingent who fell in the desperate struggle for the world's freedom, sealing with their life's blood their devotion to a noble cause.
Let us dwell on their sacrifice to the nation and the extent of carnage to the sport in Victoria:
2,117 registered members before the war.
320 did not return.
The following information originated from the list prepared by John Lang in 1919 and has been enhanced by information from Clubs.
Military Orders and Decorations - Abbreviations.
Order of the Bath—Military Companions—C.B.
Companions of the Distinguished Service Order—D.S.O.
Meritorious Service Medal—M.S.M.
Colonial Auxiliary Forces, Officer's Decoration (sometimes called Victoria Decoration)—V.D.
Order of the British Empire
- Knight Commander—K.B.E.
(Those names which are bolded are those who died in the Great War.)
Albert Park Rowing Club
Antwerp Rowing Club
|James A. Davidson||James Hook, MM||Richard J Matthews|
|Albert G Elliott, MM||James Johnson||Michael J Scanlon|
|James W Ferry||Alfred G Kühne|
Bairnsdale Rowing Club
|L. P. Andrews
||R. D Ennis||R. J. Moss, M.C.|
|Albert W Battye, MM||Gordon H Evans||Thomas J S McDonald
|Milo A Beaton||Erle F D Fethers||A. A. McMichael|
|Allan J Boyd||Garnet V S Gaylor||A. Pearce|
|C. S. Boyle||B. E. Gibney
|A. C. Brabet||W. Grant||A. Rennie|
|J. C. Bull||Archibald M Green||E. J. Savage
|H. J. Burgess||A. L. Hemley, MSM||J. L. Shannon|
|J. T. Campbell||G. M. Holly||Clyde L Sharrow|
|J. L. Commins||Russell W Hosie||George S Sibbin |
|C. J. Cooper||A. Hurley
||J. M. Sibbin|
|K. C. Corney
||Charles R Jeffreys||J. Smith|
|F. H. Crooke||John D. Jeffreys||F. V. Ternes|
|G. G. Day, MSM||William I Jennings
||F. M. Tilson|
|John S Deam
||N. C. Johnson||A. Tingate
|William Deam||P. C. King||F. S. Towner|
|A. V. Dean||C. W. R. Laird||Martin J Towner|
|Francis B Duke||D. S. Lawrence||W. Twitchett
|R. T. R. Dunbar, MM
|H. J. Duncan||J. W. Lush||E. H. D. White|
|K. T. Duncan||W. H. Mathieson||W. Wilson
|Lennox G Duncan||John Moore||K. R. Witt|
|R. H. Ennis||Lindsay Morrison||F. C. Yeates|