Historical information

May 2016 David THOMPSON compiled the attached alphabetical list, including names and addresses service in WWI status and blue number. Port Melbourne applicants have been added to the WWI Centenary Project website

Physical description

A file of mostly handwritten applications and references for position of Dog Registration Officer, Meter Reader and Assistant Collector, Port Melbourne Council 1919. Over 100 applications from all over Victoria, many from Returned Soldiers since the advert in the Standard newspaper for the position stated that they were to be given preference. Sydney R C CARNS from Evans Street, a Returned Soldier who has lost his right hand during the war, was the successsful applicant according to a report in the Standard. Others from Port Melbourne who applied were James Gilbert ADAIR, Leslie Warner CASEY, Thomas William CLELAND, John COOK, Robert Dunbar, Vincent EDWARDS, Clarence Rupbert FARMER, Walter GOTZ, J W HART, Sydney Hercules HOLMES, William Thomas HOWLETT, John KING, Thomas P LACEY, John LUMSDEN, George MA?, W WEST and J C WILMOT.

112 letters in 3 batches, applications have large blue numbers added.