Just Another Pair Of Socks

Melton District ANZACS



Born: June, 1894

Birthplace: Essendon

Parents: Luke Mulroney
Sarah Neill

Died: 13 August, 1970

Burial place: Springvale Cemetery, Springvale, Victoria

Awards and Honours

  • British War Medal 1914-20
  • Victory Medal


2nd General Reinforcements



Regimental Service Number: 51411

Enlistment date: 15 December, 1917 Footscray

Age at enlistment: 23 years 2 months

Address at enlistment: Rockbank

Religion: Presbyterian

Marital Status: Single

Next of kin: Mother: Mrs Sarah Rowe

Physical Description: Height: 5 feet 2 inches
Weight: 125 pounds
Complexion: Dark
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Dark Brown
Distinctive marks: Vaccination x 2

Embarkation ship: H.M.A.T. A 14 Euripides.

Rank: Private

Arrival at Australia: 23 July, 1919.

Discharge Date: 21 November, 1919

War Service Summary

01/05/1918 - Embarked for duty overseas
02/07/1918 - Disembarked Liverpool
22/09/1918 - Proceeded to France; Transfer 22nd Battalion
05/12/1918 - Hospital, ill
11/12/1918 - Return Duty
01/01/1919 - Temporary Driver
23/07/1919 - Disembarked Australia

War Service Commemerated

Life After the War

Names of wife and children:
1. Married Jessie Phillips nee Brown Reg. # 7952. Divorced 1940.
2. Married Daisy Alice Collishaw (1891-1956) 1941 Reg. # 5098.
Children: Gordon William (1943-1943)
Graham William

Place/s of residence:


Date of death: 13/08/1970

Place of Burial:
Springvale Cemetery
With wife Daisy and son Gordon
Other relevant information:

Additional Information

The Broadford Courier
30th December 1898

Mr L. Mulroney, station-master at High Camp Plain, died last Monday week,. Mr Mulroney had been in very bad health since his arrival at High Camp some three months ago,, but continued on 'duty' until fortnight before his death, when he was granted a fortnight's leave. The deceased leaves a wife and four, young children, to mourn his loss. His remains were interred at Newstead last Tuesday week.

Melton Express
Saturday 20 April 1918 p 2

Despite the threatening weather on Saturday evening last, the Melton Mechanics' hall was well filled with local and district residents, who assembled to tender a "Welcome home" to Privates Cameron, Morris, and McDonald, and at the same time to bid bon voyage and au revoir to Privates G. Burland, E. Mulrooney, and Albert Coburn. Rev. F. Stanley Love was M.C., and read apologies for unavoidable absence from Privates Percy and Joe Exell, W. Moore and E. Minns (returned men); also from Rev. Father Gleeson, Rev. Davis and Rev Williams. Vocal and instrumental harmony was contributed by Misses Riddell, Crone, Scotson, Mrs. Finch, Rev. Love, Messrs. Hansforth, Steinfort and Small. After the National Anthem, the chairman, in a spirited address, extended a welcome to the returned boys. He urged more local interest in the committee meetings and greater enthusiasm for our brave returned. Melton should not be behind other centres in doing honor to the men who had risked their lives in the great cause of freedom and humanity. - Mr. Bulman (Methodist Church) endorsed the chairman's sentiments and paid a tribute to the patriotism and bravery of the Australian boys. He hoped those who were about to sail would be spared to return. …


Australian War Memorial
Service Record
Embarkation Roll