Paynesville RSL

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The Returned Services League (RSL) at Paynesville, Victoria, Australia memorialises a number of local people who served in the Boer War, First World War, Second World War, Korean War and Vietnam War.


Address: 57 Main St Paynesville Victoria, Australia 3880


37°54.848 South, 147°43.134 East

How to get there

Entering the town of Bairnsdale in a North-Easterly direction, either turn right at a large roundabout signposted 'Forge Creek Road' or continue on through the town and turn left at a road signposted 'Paynesville'. Both roads lead to Paynesville, about 18 Km from Bairnsdale. Approaching Paynesville there is a roundabout signposted 'Main Rd' to the right, and the Returned Services League buildings are a few hundred metres on the right, with oparking available.

Details of memorials

Name Conflict Notes
Addis HH World War 1 Military Medal
Ah Yee James World War 1
Ah Yee ARL World War 2
Ah Yee Christina World War 2
Ah Yee RJ World War 2
Alexander Andrew Ernest World War 1 Born Paynesville. Occupation: Farm labourer. Service: enlisted 11 Feb 1916, 16th Reinforcements for 16 Battalion. Served Etaples, France. Died 1 Nov 1916.
Alexander WJ World War 1
Anderson KJ World War 2
Bedggood Thomas Henry World War 1 Born abt 1894 Stratford, Victoria, Australia, one of seven brothers and two sisters. Occupation: fisherman. Service: enlisted 29 Jan 1916; posted to 37th Battalion, A Company. Arrived in France via England, transferred to 5th Battalion, wounded in action in Somme. Died of gangrene 7 Nov 1916 at St John's Brigade Hospital, Etaples, France.
Bird HJ World War 1
Birrell DFJ World War 1
Birrell Joseph Henry (Joe) World War 1 Born abt 1889 Carlsruhe, Victoria, Australia. Service: Enlisted 22 Jul 1915, Private, 29 th Battalion, B Company. 13th Black Sea Rotational Force course; France; promoted to Corporal, operated Lewis gun. Died 24 Nov 1916 and interred London Cemetery Extension, High Wood, Longueval, France.
Birrell GD World War 2
Birrell JH World War 2
Bishop Thomas Charles World War 1
Blackie Ian Donald World War 2 Born abt 1924. Service: Flight Sargent, RAAF Died Lake Corringle, Victoria, Australia 13 Jan 1945
Blake Thomas John World War 1 Born abt 1889 to James and Sarah Blake at Rushworth, Colony of Victoria, and moved to Paynesville. Occupation: labourer. Service: enlisted as private (service number 1976) in 1916 with British Expeditionary Force to France. Killed in action on 26 or 27 Sep 1917 at Polygon Wood, Ypres, Belgium and has no known grave. Memorialised Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (panel 23), Belgium.
Blake CP World War 2
Boyd WT World War 1
Bull JC World War 1
Byrne GC World War 1
Byrne H World War 1
Byrne HF World War 1
Campbell JJ World War 1
Campbell J World War 1
Chatwood BJ Vietnam
Cliff AJB World War 2 Order of Australia Medal (OAM)
Culhane Maurice Michael World War 2 Born abt 1926. Service: Flight Sargent RAAF Died Lake Corringle, Victoria, Australia 13 Jan 1945
Day HD World War 1
Day CO World War 2
Day EG World War 2
Day Henry R World War 2
Day KF World War 2
Day VG World War 2
Day I Vietnam
Dewsbury T World War 1
Dinse JW World War 1
Dinse Matthew W World War 1
Duffy Clarence DL World War 1
Duncan HC World War 1
Field R World War 1
Fleischer AJB World War 2
Fleischer Linda World War 2
Fleischer Rita World War 2
Gettens AG World War 1
Gettens RL World War 1
Gilsenan AE World War 1
Gronheit William John World War 1 1888: Born in Paynesville, Colony of Victoria, to William and Marion Gronheit. Occupation: fisherman. Service: enlisted as Private 19 Feb 1916 (service number 2650); posted to 29th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement. Embarked from Melbourne to France on HMAT Anchises 14 Mar 1916. 30 Jul 1918: died of wounds at the Casualty Clearing Station, France. Interred at Vignacourt British Cemetery, France, plot IV, row D grave number 12.
Hamilton TI World War 1
Haylock FC World War 1
Haylock Thomas Enoch World War 1 Born abt 1885 in Bairnsdale, Colony of Victoria. Occupation: labourer and fisherman, Raymond Island. Sibling: Frederick. Service: enlisted as Private (service number 866) 25 Jan 1915, posted to 21st Battalion, D Company. 12 Oct 1915: died at Gallipoli. Interred in Shrapnel Valley Cemetery, about 400 yards south-east of Anzac Cove (PlotII, Row D, grave number 48.
Haylock Frederick (Fred) V World War 2
Haylock Norman World War 2 Servcice: Private, 2/3 Field Ambulance, New Guinea
Hogan PC World War 1
Holmes AC World War 2
Holmes RF World War 2
James Edwin H World War 1 Military Cross
James Robert Henry World War 1 Abt 1892: Born at 'Ridgeway', Bairnsdale, Colony of Victoria, educated in Melbourne, attended Dookie Agricultural College and became a farmer. Sibling: edwin James. Service: enlisted as Private 2 May 1917 (service number 7509) and posted as Gunner, 7th Battalion. Embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A32 Themistocles 4 Aug 1917 to Glascow, Scotland, arriving 2 Oct 1917. Transferred to the 4th Division Ammunition Column as a Gunner, posted to France. Wouonded in action at Ronssoy and died 29 Sep 1918 at the 11th Australian Field Ambulance. Interred at Templeux-le-Geurard British Cemetery, France, plot II, row F, grave number 37.
Jones LF World War 1
Jones NF World War 1
Jordan HG World War 2
Klemtz AO World War 2
Klemtz FC World War 2
Lake ARJ World War 1
Leatham Christina World War 2
Lett Robert William World War 1, Boer War
Lett Nathaniel Charles (Charlie) World War 2
Lett Robert Harry (Bert) World War 2
Lett Sydney Addis World War 2 1915: Born at Bairnsdale, Colony of Victoria. Father: Sydney Lett. Sibling: Bert Lett. Educated at Eagle Point School. Service: 1933: enlisted in 13th Light Horse and transferred to Australian Imperial Force in 1939. Embarked from Melbourne on HMT Katoomba for Rabaul, arriving 3 May 1941. Listed as Missing in Action following Japanese invasion Dec 1941 and thought to have died 1 Jul 1942 in the sinking of the POW ship Montevideo Maru. Place of death listed as South China Sea. Memorialised on the Rabaul Memorial, Rabaul, East New Britain, Papua New guinea.
Lewis RG World War 1
Lewis TG World War 1
Lindemann HR World War 1 Military Medal
Lindemann MR World War 1
Lindemann NE World War 1
Marsh GW World War 2
Matthews CC Vietnam
May AS World War 1
McEwan FE World War 1
McKellar N World War 1
McTaggart A World War 1
McTaggart WC World War 2
Medling AH World War 2
Medling RF World War 2
Mentiplay TA World War 1 Distinguished Conduct Medal
Meredith ES World War 1
Mooney John Peter World War 1 Born 1884 Maffra, Victoria, Australia to William and Annie Moonie. Sibling: Joseph Mooney. Spouse: Jane. Service: Enlisted 19 Jan 1916, posted to 22nd Battalion, 11th Reinforcement. Died in France 3 May 1917. Interred Tillow British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines, plt V, row B, grave number 23.
Neale Robert (Bob) World War 2 Born 28 Dec 1924; died 27 Jul 2018. Service:22nd squadron RAAF, Borneo – Morotai
Oakley William Walter World War 1 Born abt 1886 at Briagolong, Colony of Victoria. Occupation: fisherman; residence: Paynesville. Service: enlisted Feb Private to 37th Battalion, C Company. Died 18 Jun 1918. Interred Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, France, plot I, row A, grave number 6.
Oakley CC World War 2
Oakley CW World War 2
Oakley GA World War 2
Oakley JH World War 2
Oakley JM World War 2
Oakley William Walter World War 2
Parkinson Vietnam
Patterson EJ World War 1
Peeck RO World War 2
Ray RR World War 1
Ray EG World War 2
Ray RR World War 2
Raymond Elaine Heather Born 8 Dec 1935; died 123 Apr 2012
Reid RJ World War 1
Renowden JH Vietnam
Roberts H World War 1
Roberts LA World War 1 Military Medal
Roberts PA World War 1
Simon David James Blythman World War 2 Born abt 1917. Service: Flight Sargent RAAF Died Lake Corringle, Victoria, Australia 13 Jan 1945
Simpson R World War 1
Simpson FR World War 2
Smith A World War 1 Military Medal
Smith J World War 1
Smith JL World War 2
Smith WJ World War 2
Starr LV World War 1
Stone RJF World War 1
Sullivan Roger Edwin World War 2 Born abt 1926. Service: Flight Sargent RAAF Died Lake Corringle, Victoria, Australia 13 Jan 1945
Sumpter HJ World War 1
Tait Charles David World War 1 1891: Born in Bairnsdale, Colony of Victoria, ; attended Eagle point School. Service: enlisted 5 Oct 1914 (service number 363); posted as Private to 7th Light Horse Regiment, boarded HMAT A33 Ayrshire 20 Dec 1914, arrived Gallipoli 15 May 1915; died 25 Jan 1916. Interred Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, row D, grave 279.
Tait R World War 2
Twomey James Robert World War 1 Born Newport, Colony of Victoria to Tom and Bridget Twomey and moved to Paynesville. Sibling: Francis Twomey. Occupation: Iron moulder. Service: enlisted as Private and posted to 38th Battalion. Promoted to Lance Corporal 23 Dec 1916. Reported missing in action 13 Oct 1917 and pronounced dead as of that date. Memorialised at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.
Vichman J World War 1
Vinicombe J World War 1
Walker CJ World War 1
Whitchurch PN World War 2
White William Henry World War 1 Born 1893 in Sale, Colony of Victoria. Occupation: fisherman. Service: Enlisted 17 Apr 1916. 13 Oct 1917: posted as missing in action in Belgium. 12 Oct 1917: death officially recorded. Interred Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele, Belgium plot XX, row H, grave number 4.
White AH World War 2
Woodman AE World War 2


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