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LUKE Victor Mason

Service number 2399

Victor Mason Luke returned to Australia on the 10thJune 1919. Discharged on the 2ndAugust 1919.

During the First World War, Victor’s father, Edmund, was a photographer, the first appointed to David Syme & Co. His war time contribution was to photograph local men who enlisted for the war. These portraits are included as the Beaconsfield Honour Roll Board. Victor is one of the men photographed.

In 1919 Victor married Nellie Elizabeth Merritt.

In 1923 Victor still owned Lot 19, Montuna Park, Beaconsfield.

Victor had a successful signwriting business in Kew, Victoria.

The Argus (1st November 1945)

“Victor Mason Luke was duly elected a councillor for the Prospect ward of the City of Kew.”

Died in March 1966 at Heidelberg, Victoria.

Cremated on the 24th March 1966 at Springvale Botanical Cemetery.

Name LUKE, Victor Mason
Service Number 2399
Rank Private
Roll 23 Infantry Battalion 1-8 Reinforcements (May 1915-January 1916)
Conflict First World War 1914-1918
Embarked 29thSeptember 1915
City Melbourne
Ship RMS Osterley
Age 25 years
Birth Place 1891, Ballarat East, Victoria
Father Edmund Thomas Luke, Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria
Mother Ida Florence (Pearson) Luke
Religion Church of England
Occupation Signwriter
Residence Beaconsfield, Victoria
Enlisted 30thJune 1915
Height 5 feet, 6 inches
Complexion Fresh; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Brown