HIS­TORY – THE TREEBY BROTHERS

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

Pic­ture: City of Cock­burn

The Treeby brothers who fought in WWI: Harold, Ernest and Fred.

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