BROKEN BILL CASUAL-
Private C. R. STANBRIDGE.
Private Charles Royal Stanbridge, killed in action at the Dardanelles, was born in Wolfram-street, between Chlor- ide and Oxide streets, where his par- ents still reside. He was just over 20 years of age and was over six feet in height. He was among the first dozen to enlist in Broken Hill, and left Australia with the First Contingent. Just prior to enlisting he was working for Mr. J. E. Tregoning, and was previously in Humphries and Sons' warehouse. Three sisters are living in Adelaide, and some others in Broken. Hill. Private Stanbridge's parents came to Broken Hill in 1885, and have been here ever since. He had been brought up from his earliest years in the Congregational Sunday school, and there are other members of the family attached to the church.
Private H. BOYCE.
Private Harold Boyce resided in Railway Town. His mother received notification of the death of her son, killed in action.
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Private G. HARLEY.
Private George Harley, who was reported officially as. killed in action in the Dardanelles, was 23 years of age, He was single, and was a son of Mr. and Mrs. T. H. Harley, of Pell-lane. Railway Town. Private Harley worked on tho South mine previous to enlist- ing, and also at the fire station until about 12 months ago. - He left with the 1st Australian Contingent, 10th Battalion.
PRIVATE W. MONTGOMERY.
i Frítate jttontgomery enlisted in
Broken Hill at the beginning of .the war, and was a member of the 10th Battalion, 3rd Brigade.
Trooper K, T. Williams, of the First Expeditionary Force, in a lotter re- cently received by his relativos, states: "Private Montgomery, the prize fighter from Broken Hill, in the- landing charge on the Peninsula of Gallipoli, was seen to bayonet eight Turks. At length he was wounded, but not seri- ously. Ho will be back again shortly."
Private Arthur J. Phillips, of tho 3rd Auckland Regiment, son of Mr. John Phillips, of Point Chevalier New Zea- land), writing to his parents, says, after describing the landing at Gaba Tope : -"Well, thought the boys, stand ins: at the foot of tho cliffs, gazing at tho sky, how can you get up if you never tryP The Australian colonel Was on the beach waiting for moro men to come; the captain was standing await- ing ordsri. A italwtrt Australian pri»
rate, named Montgomery, clambered I, half-way up the clift, crying 'Come on, I boys!' Out flashed every bayonet at the instant, and off they went. They charged.' Yes, they charged up those impregnable heights. Not an enemy stood his ground. They fled, leaving rifles, ammunition, equipment, and sim- ply fled before that Tushing, cheering crowd, that inexorable-onrush of cold steel up to the cliff top« and over. The way was cleared. A German staff officer "and a machine gun were cap-
'flie Sydney "Sun'' states :-"Bill Montgomery's proper name is Rock- liffe. His dad, 'Mr. Roger Rockliffe, hale, hearty, and the possessor of a re- markable physique, is a resident of Paddington, and was in his time a great wrestler under Scottish rules. As evidencing, what a Bturdy specimen of humanity Mi*. Rockliffe, sen., is, it may be mentioned that, now in his 63rd year, he weiglis lost., owns a chest measurement of 48in., and stands 5ft. .8in. high. He won t the wrestling championship of Scotland bv beating 'the then holder of the title. M'Gee, de- cisively, and before ,an"d afterwards, engaged in'many important .matches and tournaments. Coming to Australia ,38 years ago. Mr. Rockliffe encountered .such world-famous (af that period) ex- ponents of the grappling art as Donald Dinnie and Duncan C. Ross. ;Bill Mont .gomery's best, performances in tho ring ¡were the ^knocking out of Con Hill in 14 rounds and Son Reynolds in "eight rounds. He tis a native of Launceston, Tasmania, standing 6ft. high, measur- ing 41in. round the chest, and weighing l3iRt. Bill is the only son in the Rock- liffe familv,* but there are fire daugh- ters, most" Of whom are married and the mothers'of fine families."
Reports have als0 been received 'stating that Private Montgomery has been recommended for the victoria Cross. '_'