Service number 2399
ORIGINAL NAME PLATE C.1929
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|
|Roll||23 Infantry Battalion 1-8 Reinforcements (May 1915-January 1916)|
|Conflict||First World War 1914-1918|
|Birth Place||1891, Ballarat East, Victoria|
|Father||Edmund Thomas Luke, Beaconsfield Upper, Victoria|
|Mother||Ida Florence (Pearson) Luke|
|Religion||Church of England|
|Height||5 feet, 6 inches|
|Complexion||Fresh; Eyes- Blue; Hair- Brown|