The list is alphabetical by surname, then has the name and number of any local schools they were teaching at before enlistment, their date of birth and a short summary of their service from the book. This service information sometimes differs from that in the Nominal Roll. The dates of birth come from the World War Two Nominal Roll http://www.ww2roll.gov.au/ Some of the entries in the book had photographs and I have included them here.
Here are the abbreviations used regarding the different services -
A.I.F. - Australian Imperial Force
A.M.F. - Australian Military Forces
C.M.F. - Civilian Military Forces
R.A.A.F. - Royal Australian Air Force
R.A.N. - Royal Australian Navy
R.A.N.R. - Royal Australian Naval Reserves
W.A.A.A.F. - Women's Auxiliary Australian Air Force.
There is a useful section on the Australian War Memorial website called Understanding Military Structure that explains all these services - https://www.awm.gov.au/learn/understanding-military-structure
Anderson, John Cunningham. Bunyip, No. 2229. Born December 28, 1922. Enlisted January 31, 1942 in the R.A.A.F. Served in England, North Africa, Italy, Palestine and Egypt and took part in night bombing operations in Europe. Discharged January 31, 1946.
Anderson, Maurice Kelvin. Garfield North, No. 3849, where he was Head Teacher. Born April 17, 1912. Enlisted December 31, 1941 in the R.A.A.F. Served with his squadron of Beaufort aircraft in New Guinea and Torres Strait. Discharged on medical grounds April 3, 1945.
Bull, Raywood Alfred. Cranbourne, No. 2068. Born January 10, 1922. Member of the C.M.F. from January 14, 1942 and joined the A.I.F on September 7 that year. Served in New Guinea and New Britain, then returned to Australia and worked as an instructor and was discharged on August 22, 1946.
Chapple, Alison Derrick. Beaconsfield Upper, No. 2560, where he was Head Teacher. He had also been a student teacher at Berwick, No. 40 before his teacher training. Born June 21, 1908. Enlisted in the A.I.F. on March 28, 1941. Attached to the 13th Australian Armoured Regiment, 1st Australian Ordnance Vehicle Park in Australia. Discharged December 18, 1945.
Child, Phillip John. Koo Wee Rup, No. 2629. Born May 24, 1923. Enlisted on March 25, 1942 in the R.A.N.R. Discharged February 1, 1946.
Cox, Stuart Edward. Pearcedale, No. 2961. Born May 4, 1924. Enlisted in the A.M.F. on June 16, 1942 and later transferred to the A.I.F. Served in Australia and was discharged February 21, 1946.
Dodd, Basil Alcuin. Rythdale, No. 4231, where he was Head Teacher. He had also been a student teacher at Officer, No. 2742 and Pakenham, No. 1359, before his teacher training. Born March 13, 1913. Enlisted in the A.I.F. on February 2, 1942. Served in Australia and New Guinea. Discharged December 12, 1945.
Donald, Alexander Louis. Koo Wee Rup, No. 2629. Born July 7, 1905. Enlisted December 6, 1939 in the A.I.F. Served in the Middle East. Discharged January 25, 1943.
Doyle, Allen Andrew. Caldermeade, No. 4271, where he was Head Teacher. Born March 24, 1916. Enlisted in the A.M. F. January 13, 1942 and later transferred to the R.A.A.F. Served in Australia, Bouganville and New Britain. Discharged August 31, 1945.
Fyffe, John Raymond. Heath Hill, No. 3225, where he was Head Teacher. He had also been a student teacher at Emerald, No. 3381. Born May 25, 1910. Enlisted in the A.M. F. in November 1941. He served in the 13th Armoured Regiment in Australia and was discharged May 21, 1943.
Graham, Douglas John. Tynong North, No. 4464. Born September 19, 1919. Enlisted in the A.M.F. on February 5, 1941. He served in the Middle East and the commando forces in New Guinea and the South Pacific. Discharged on October 13, 1945.
Horsfall, Henry Graham. Tonimbuk, No. 3363, where he was Head Teacher. Born September 14, 1913. Enlisted in the A,I.F., on July 11, 1940. He served with the 4th Australian General Hospital in the Middle East. Mr Horsfall was one of the 'Rats' of Tobruk. On his return to Australia he became part of the Army Topographical Survey Company. Discharged October 11, 1945. Mr Horsfall was a teacher at Pakenham Consolidated School, when I was there in the 1960s.
Hunter, Nada. Narre Warren East. No. 3719. Born April 11, 1918. Enlisted in the W.A.A.A.F. on June 8, 1942. Stationed at the R.A.A.F. station in Tocumwal, then undertook a course in Radio filter work and photographic interpretation and later attached to Central Intelligence in Brisbane. Discharged December 6, 1945.
Koochew, Walter John Henry. Island Road, No. 3952, and had also been a student teacher at Bunyip, No. 2229. Born January 7, 1914. Enlisted on June 12, 1942 in the R.A.A.F., with the Meteorological section. Discharged October 2, 1945.
Laugier, Jean Biene Pierre. Lyndhurst South, No. 1222. Born March 20, 1902. Enlisted in the A.I.F., on May 20 1940. He saw service in the Middle East and as an instructor with the Northern Territory Force Training School. Discharged March 7, 1944. Mr Laugier also served in the First World War where he was awarded the Military Medal. He enlisted in April 1916 and had his age as 18 years old, which means he was born in 1898. If he was really born in 1902 then he enlisted in the Great War at the age of 14 or else he took four years off his age to enlist in the Second World War, which I believe is the case.
McFadyen, Norman. Dalmore, No. 4002. Born January 10, 1905. According to the Dandenong Journal, Norman left for military training in October 1939, then returned a few weeks later. However, according to the Nominal Roll, Norman enlisted in the A.I.F. on March 17, 1941 in the 52nd Battalion and also enlisted on July 19, 1942. There is no discharge date and he is not listed in the War Service Record, 1939-1945 book. Did he enlist three times? I do not know, neither do I know why he is not in the book.
McGill, Frederick William. Narre Warren East, No. 3719, where he was Head Teacher. Born January 21, 1913. Enlisted in the R.A.N. on November 4, 1940, he spent the war years as an instructor at various locations. Discharged October 9, 1945.
McPhee, Ronald Alexander. The Gurdies, No. 2224, where he was Head Teacher. Born April 26, 1911. Enlisted in the A.I.F. on January 13, 1942. He served in the 7th and 3rd Australian Radio maintenance sections and was discharged November 2, 1945.
Morgan, James C. H. Cardinia, No. 3689. Can't find him in Nominal Rolls. Enlisted in the R.A.A.F. on October 13, 1940. Undertook training in Canada from March 1941 and was then posted to the United Kingdom where he served as a bombing leader with Bomber Command. He was demobilized on March 21, 1946.
Nilan, Michael Allen Kerins. Dewhurst, No. 4522, where he was Head Teacher. Born April 1, 1913. Enlisted in the A.M.F. on January 12, 1942 and served in New Guinea. He was discharged February 13, 1946.
Phillips, Allan Joseph. Toomuc Valley, No. 3034. Born February 2, 1903. Enlisted on January 7, 1942 in the A.I.F. He served in New Guinea and Australia and was discharged on medical grounds on March 28, 1945.
Reed, Sydney John. Army Road, Pakenham, No. 3847, where he was Head Teacher. Born October 4, 1914. Enlisted in A.I.F. on July 1, 1940. Served in Northern Australia, New Guinea and Bougainville. Discharged February 4, 1946.
Revell, John. Cardinia, No. 3689. Born January 25, 1915. Enlisted January 13, 1942 in the A.I.F. Served in the Intelligence Branch in New Guinea and Bouganville. Discharged March 27, 1946.
Romanes, John. Yallock Village, No. 3420, where he was Head Teacher. Born February 18, 1912. Enlisted in the R.A.A.F. on June 23, 1941. Attached to the 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Army. Discharged October 16, 1945.
Sheldon, Clarence George. Tynong North, No. 4464, where he was Head Teacher. He was also a student teacher at Longwarry, No. 2505. Born October 10, 1910. Enlisted in the A.M.F. on June 23, 1942 and discharged a few months later on August 31, 1942.
St Ellen, Joseph James. Labertouche, No. 2471, where he was Head Teacher. Born November 3, 1912. Enlisted October 29, 1942, in the A.I.F., even though the Education Department War Service book said he had undertaken training in 1941. Served in New Guinea and Bouganville and took part in the organization of rehabilitation training for members of the Australian forces after the surrender of Japan. Discharged January 18, 1946.