Photo circa September 1916.
Service Number: 7714
Last Unit: 15th Infantry Battalion
Died: Illness, Warminster, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, 12 October 1918
Memorials: Ithaca War Memorial, The Gap War Memorial
Portrait of David Carnegie taken in Scotland in 1909, one year before emigrating to Australia. David was a Major in the Permanent Army, fought in the Boer War and continued his Army career in Australia at Victoria Barracks. David served in the Australian Army during WWI, serving in the Middle East and then remained in the permanent army until his retirement in the early 1950s. He relocated from Sherwood to Settlement Road, The Gap in 1925.Details
Edward Hunt Paten
Edward Hunt Paten was born on 08-05-1895, the youngest son of Jesse and Eliza Hunt Paten, of Walton, Ashgrove (now known as The Gap), Brisbane.
Enlisted: 13 December 1915, enlisted at Brisbane
Last Rank: Lance Corporal Edward Hunt Paten
Last Unit: 49th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force
Death: Killed in Action, 15 July 1917, (aged 21) Ploegsteert, Belgium, Western Front
Medals: British War Medal, Victory MedalDetails
Eunice Muriel Paten
Eunice Muriel Paten M.B.E A.R.R.C. F.C.N.A. Australian Army Nursing Service, 1914-1919 Egypt, England & France. Eunice was the daughter of Jesse and Eliza Hunt Paten and sister of Lance Corporal Edward Hunt Paten and Pearl Constance Paten.Details
Private Mark Walter Proctor – 9th Battalion Infantry
Private Mark Walter Proctor
9th Battalion Infantry.
Mark Proctor was born in Great Harward, Lancashire, England in 1889. After serving three years with Notts and Derby Militia he emigrated to Australia in 1912.
Queensland Railways provided employment for a couple of years until he decided to join the Infantry, 9th Battalion on 31 August 1914 at Townsville. Mark sailed for Europe aboard the P&O ship S.S.Omrah.and participated in the landing on Gallipoli.
Injuries suffered in France and Belgium saw him transferred to England for convalescence which lasted a number of weeks and it was during this time that he met and subsequently married Agnes Frost from Sussex on 4th July 1917.
On the 6th June 1918 Mark was invalided back to Australia for discharge and Agnes followed 6 months later.
In 1919 he participated in the Queensland Government ballot for small farms made available to returning servicemen and was successful in obtaining Lot 101 in Settlement Road. This property of approx. 8 acres was situated just across the bridge on the left side outbound.
After the death of Agnes, Mark lived in The Gap with his daughter Connie until his death in 1984 aged 96 years.Details