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Whilst this name and initial appears in the Werribee Shire Banner's Roll of Honor and on the RSL Honor Board, no soldier could be found with the surname of Liston who had any link to Werribee.
"Liston, C. from Werribee" first appeared in the Werribee Shire Banner’s Roll of Honor, 13 February 1919, which was after the war had ended.
There is no "Liston C." on the National Archives of Australia site, or on the Australian War Memorial Embarkation Roll covering the Great War.
It is possible that this person applied to enlist in the A.I.F. and was rejected, or that he worked in an essential industry, and couldn’t be spared to serve.
There is a Private Thomas Liston No.1514, who lived at Duncan's Road Werribee. His name is not on the RSL Honor Board or in the Werribee Shire Banner list.
Thomas Liston enlisted twice:
- the first time he served with the 13th Battalion, and
- the second time, at the age of 30 years, he embarked on the 23 July 1918 with the 7th Victorian Reinforcements.
This biography will be published as part of a future round of names to be added to the Wyndham History web site.
A Mr J. Liston lived in Werribee in 1917.
There was a Councillor J.J. Liston on the Williamstown Council in 1920.