Clive Winchcombe Gregory was a soldier in the first world war and took part in the Gallipoli landings on April 25th, 1915. his service no. 255 shows how early he joined up.
b June 1887 – Kogarah, NSW (7436)
d 21 May 1915 – Killed in action,Gallipoli, Ottoman Empire
He was 27 years old and is buried in Skew Bridge Cemetery, Gallipoli Peninsula, Canakkale Province, Turkey.
The Kenmore-Moggill Sub-branch was fortunate to come across a number of artefacts belonging to the family of this ANZAC veteran and today his portrait and “Dead Man’s Penny” hang on the walls of the Sub-Branch displayed prominently as you enter the building.
The plaques (more strictly described as plaquettes) were made of bronze, and hence popularly known as the “Dead Man’s Penny”, because of the similarity in appearance to the somewhat smaller penny coin. 1,355,000 plaques were issued, which used a total of 450 tonnes of bronze, and continued to be issued into the 1930s to commemorate people who died as a consequence of the war. This Memorial Plaque (medallion) was issued after the First World War to the next-of-kin of all British and Empire service personnel who were killed as a result of the war.
The Winchcombe family like many at the time was an extensive one;
GREGORY, Arthur Herbert
m 1882 – Woollahra, NSW (2799)
WINCHCOMBE, Sophia Emily Alice
GREGORY, Arthur E
b 1885 – Paddington, NSW (9455)
GREGORY, Clive W
b 1887 – Kogarah, NSW (7436)
GREGORY, Winifred L A
b 1889 – Hurstville, NSW (6091)
m 1920 – Casino, NSW (7734)
m 1920 – Canterbury, NSW (7784)
HENDERSON, Stanley R
GREGORY, Leslie W
b 1891 – Hurstville, NSW (17007)
d 1932 – Murwillumbah NSW (4333)
m 1927 – Lismore, NSW (3905)
BYRNES, Ivy W
GREGORY, Isobel V
b 1893 – Hurstville, NSW (17633)
GREGORY, Wilfred Winchcombe
b 1903 – Kogarah, NSW (21965)
m 1937 – North Sydney, NSW (20936)
KAIN, Edna Johanne