HISTORY – THE TREEBY BROTHERS
Ernest Treeby and his brothers, Frederick and Harold, sons of local pioneers Joseph and Emma, were three of 14 Banjup locals who served in World War I.
Ernest left Australia on the HMAT Suffolk in October 1916.
He suffered from trench fever in France in late 1917, was shot in the left thigh in August the following year, and was discharged in April 1919.
Lance Corporal Harold Treeby was also on the HMAT Suffolk out of Fremantle in 1916.
Harold was wounded in action in 1917, but stayed on.
Trooper Fred Treeby was the third brother enlisted, but sadly never returned home, killed in action in May 1918.
A tribute the brothers and 11 other Banjup locals who fought in WWI is at the Banjup Memorial Park on Armadale Road.
The Treeby brothers who fought in WWI: Harold, Ernest and Fred.