By mid 1914, many communities were setting up Patriotic Funds, with people donating everything from money to sheep and wool bales.
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World War 1, Exemption Court
Mr Grey, P.M. presided over a sitting of the Exemption Court at Bendoc on Friday. Altogether 22 applications were dealt with, and of these four were granted conditional exemptions, 14 temporary exemptions, three adjourned, and one refused. Lieutenant Mays represented the military authorities.
The following cases were dealt with:-
Donald Cameron, engaged in farming, an only son with a mother seriously ill – Temporary exemption granted to 31 Dec 1916.
Harry Allen applied on the ground that he was medically unfit – adjourned to 17 Jan 1917 to enable applicant to report to the Medical Referee Board.
Joseph Francis Begley – Temporary exemption to 31 Dec 1916.
Norman McDonald and William J Allen, half-brothers, engaged in farming, etc. – The P.M. said one of them would have to go, and he left it to them to decide which one. Allen stated he would go into camp, but wished to attend to his crops before doing so. Temporary exemption was granted. In the case of McDonald a conditional exemption was granted.
Henry Roy Manning, three other brothers; one enlisted, and the others aged 14 and 9 respectively. His father was an invalid and unable to do any work, and applicant was the only other man on the farm. His father was over 70. There were also two girls aged 16 and 12 respectively. His sisters did the housework. His other brother enlisted in Queensland about a month ago. In reply to the P.M., Constable Shannon said Manning’s father was quite unable to do anything, and applicant was the only man about the place. The P.M. said Manning’s position was a peculiar one, and he would adjourn the case till January 17th.
Alfred Sellars, three brother beside himself and all married; none enlisted. He was on his own place, but had no one depending on him. He had cattle and sheep at Combienbar to attend to. Temporary exemption granted for one month.
Arthur St John, three brothers, two of whom had enlisted. Lieutenant Mays did not oppose the application, and conditional exemption was granted.
Ernest Henry Stevens, only son, and produced statutory declaration in support. Exemption granted.
William James Stevens, two other brothers, one 18 and one 16. Former had enlisted. Father owned a property of 200 acres; nearly all cultivation at Wangrabelle and applicant practically managed it. There was about 45 acres they were now commencing to scuffle, and it would take till the end of January to do it – Temporary exemption to December 31st.
William Russell Taylor, five other brothers, two of whom are on service, two married, and one 16 years of age. In reply to the P.M., applicant said he was a labourer and generally worked away from home. (Next section missing)
James Charles Marriott said he was a farmer. There were three other sons, one on service, one married and one over 35. Applicant was the only one at home on his father’s place, which was about 200 acres. His father was over 70. They had crop and would be getting it off shortly - Temporary exemption granted for one month.
Matthew Gough Murray, State School Teacher at Delegate River wished to sit for examination in December. Four other brothers, two of whom were married, one aged 42, and another 18. None had enlisted - Granted temporary exemption to December 31st.
Herbert Farmer – temporary exemption to December 10th.
Joseph Farmer - temporary exemption to December 10th.
John Edward Miles – adjourned to January 17th.
Henry Herbert Hayse – temporary exemption to December 31st.
Delegate – A sitting of the Military Exemption Court was held at Delegate yesterday before Mr S B Gunn, P.M. Lieutenant Punter represented the military authorities. In all, 34 applications were dealt with, the decisions being as follows:-
Absolute exemption – Alfred John Eppelstun, Theodore O’Hare, Frederick Lyons Walcott, and Arthur Duncan;
Conditional exemptions – George Thomas Willgoose and Walter Wright.
Temporary exemptions, ranging from six to 18 weeks, were granted the following:- George Alexander Bartley, Ernest James Collins, John Edward Collins, Edward Raymond Caldwell, William Edward, Andrew Hayden, Wallace Hayden, James Claude Jackson, Frederick William Mead, George Henry Ivill, George Henry Roberts, Richard Rupert Robinson, Arthur Ryan, Edward Daniel Ryan, Charles Ryan, Bertie Rodwell, John William Stokes, Alexander Sieveright, William Frederick Stokes, Thomas Creaton Walker, George Edward Walsh, Walter Henry Willgoose and Allan William Crawford.
The applications of the following were dismissed:- John Adam Bates, George H Bruce, Arthur Graham Collins, Adam Mason Leslie, Donald Creaton McLeod, and Edward Oslington. A report of the proceedings will be published next week. (My comment – this is missing).
Judy McCutcheon <jmc93375-at-bigpond.net.au>
The following photos of Delegate were provided by Iain MacInnis <iainmacinnis-at-optusnet.com.au>
Thought to be of Delegate at time of Northcote’s visit. Names on buildings may
Delegate: Police cottage: Snr Constable MacInnis on right;
probably Florence, his wife, on left;
Delegate, circa 1916-18 (based on size of Marcus).
L-R Donald (at rear), Ian, Alan, Marcus & Florence Macinnis;
then Mrs Connolly (wife of Postmaster) and daughter Edna.
Dated 21 Dec 1918. From L-R: Constable Beck (probably); Mr Connolly,
|Small boys against fence are Alan & Ian Macinnis; horsed, L-R, Jack Macleod, Tracker; Snr Constable Macinnis; Constable Beck (probably).|