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15–16 November 1915
Palmerin Street (Warwick Town Hall)

The town of Warwick in the southern Darling Downs was the starting point of the recruitment march of the Dungarees. Crowds assembled outside the Town Hall in Palmerin Street at 10.30am on the morning of 16 November 1915 to farewell the men. The previous evening, 28 recruits from Stanthorpe and Warwick districts were sworn-in, and further men were expected to join.

Warwick town centre was gaily decorated and businesses closed for an hour to ensure a large gathering. A guard of honour was formed by the local school children waving flags. Commanding Officer, Lieutenant David Binnie, and the Warwick contingent led the march under a new Union Jack presented by the Mayor—while the Stanthorpe boys held a tattered and battle-stained Australian flag. It had been the first flag hoisted by the 9th battalion at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915.

The men wore dark dungarees with white linen hats and were supplied with badges indicating their initial acceptance following a medical examination into the recruitment process.

The Dungarees marched out of Warwick, pausing to take the salute on the Helene Street Bridge before heading along Glengallan Road.


  • Bell, Alexander John #4371
  • Clarke, Stanley James #4396
  • Corby, Samuel James #4397
  • Courtney, Allan Douglas #5132
  • Darragh, Archibald #5799
  • Evans, Clement Phillip Cotterell #1859
  • Fitzgerald, Patrick James #4431
  • Goodwin, Charles Thomas #4440
  • Hatton, Wilfred Albert #12963
  • Maxwell, James #7299
  • Meneely, Harold Charles #4498
  • Skehan, Daniel Jospeh #4546
  • Welsh, Joseph Patrick #6147

Nominated but not enlisted—Hamlyn, Arthur E; Ross, John; Watson Fredrick J


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9 July 2019
Last updated
3 December 2015
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