Athelstane Roy MONKS
Born: 9 September, 1899
Birth registration: Victorian Births, Deaths & Marriages Registration No. 24282
Parents: Charles Albert Monks
Laura Amy Wraith
Died: 28 September, 1989
Burial place: 4/10/1989 at Kangaroo Flat. Internment No 50014, Section: Lawn 3, Grave 6226. Vera was also buried there on 11/5/1987.
Awards and Honours
- British War Medal 1914-20
10th Reinforcements, 6th Battalion
Regimental Service Number: 61192
Enlistment date: 28 May, 1918 Melbourne
Age at enlistment: 18 years 8 months
Address at enlistment: Post Office, Melton
Religion: Church of England
Marital Status: Single
Next of kin: Mother: Laura Amy Monks (lived in Bright)
Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 5 inches
Weight: 128 pounds
Distinctive marks: None
Embarkation ship: A37 Barambah.
Return Date: 23 July, 1919
Return Vessel: Suevic.
Arrival at Australia: 10 September, 1919.
Discharge Date: 19 September, 1919
War Service Summary
31/08/1918 - Embarked Melbourne
11/10/1918 - Admitted to ships hospital - Influenza
14/11/1918 - Disembarked London; marched in to No. 2 Details Camp
18/2/1919 - Proceeded overseas to France.
22/02/1919 - With unit in the field
15/05/1919 - Returned to England for return to Australia
17/08/1919 - Admitted to ships hospital
22/08/1919 - Discharged from ships hospital
Life After the War
1933 - Married Vera Pearl Chapman (d. 05/1987)
Place/s of residence: St Kilda, East Balaclava, Bright and Geelong West where he married Vera. From there they lived in Mildura and Bendigo.
1919-36 - Evelyn St., Balaclava - Electoral Rolls
1923-63 - Hope St., Geelong West - Electoral Rolls
1927, 1931 - 46 Coquette St., Geelong West Electoral Rolls
1934 - Gravesend St., Colac with Vera - Electoral Rolls
1937 60 - Candover St., Corio, Geelong West Electoral Rolls
1949, 1954 - 235 San Mateo Av., Mildura Electoral Rolls
1968 , 1980 - 11 Halvin St., Bendigo Electoral Rolls (1980 no Vera)
1918 - Grocers assistant; Service Record
1923 - Grocer; Electoral Rolls
1924- 1954 - Railway employee; Boilermaker; Electoral Rolls
Date of death: 28/09/1989
Place of burial:
4/10/1989 at Kangaroo Flat. Internment No 50014, Section: Lawn 3, Grave 6226. Vera was also buried there on 11/5/1987.
Other relevant information: His father, Charles Albert Monks, was absent from the family of 18 years prior to enlistment and his whereabouts unknown. In letter from mother dated 16/06/1918, she signed permission for him to enlist.
Charles Albert Monks age 34, possibly his father, enlisted for service, but was discharged as medically unfit from Seymour G Coy. 3rd Battalion on 19/7/1915