Cyril Norman JULIUS 
- Born: 4 Mar 1892, Stanwell
- Christened: 13 Jun 1892, Primitive Methodist Ch Rockhampton
- Marriage: Margaret Mary O'DEA  on 27 Dec 1926 in St Patricks Church (R.C.) Gympie
- Died: 26 Sep 1953, Gympie Queensland aged 61
- Buried: 28 Sep 1953, Gympie Cemetery
Cause of his death was a car accident.
Another name for Cyril was Bill.
JULIUS.-On the 4th instant, at Stanwell, the wife of S. P. Julius, of a son.
Ref: Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Qld. : 1878-1954) Wednesday 9 March 1892 p 1
Cyril's War Service
At twenty-four years of age the unmarried lineman enlisted at Central District Central Recruiting Depot in Rockhampton. Qld on November 24, 1916 and passed the medical examination. A notation states he required dental treatment. Forms of Attestation were completed which reveal he was 186cms (6ft 1in) tall and weighed 77.2kgs (170lbs) with a chest expansion of 94-99cms (37-39ins). Fresh was his complexion with brown eyes that tested to good vision and brown hair. Church of England was his religious faith. Next-of-kin was his father Mr Stanford Percy Julius of Curra, via Gympie, Qld. Swearing in took place the same day.
At Enoggera camp, Brisbane number Q16363 Private Julius undertook basic training initially in the Unallotted Group until December 18, 1916 and was placed with 'B Coy' at the 11th Depot Battalion for further training concluding on January 12, 1917. Additional training continued with the 9th Reinforcements to the 4th Pioneer Battalion until January 30 and final Home Leave was taken during his training period before he was sent to the Miners' Depot (1st Military District) that day. Secondary training began on February 3, 1917 at the Miners' camp in Seymour, Vic with the February, 1917 Reinforcements in the rank of Sapper with the regimental number 6933 finishing on February 27 when he joined with the Tunnelling Reinforcements for service abroad. In preparation for departure he made a Will which was filed by the Sergeant for Base Records.
The transport HMAT A9 Shropshire embarked from Melbourne, Vic on May 11, 1917 with 168 members of the February Reinforcements on board. Sapper Julius left Australian waters from Fremantle harbour and after crossing the Indian Ocean the ship docked at Durban, South Africa. Next Port-of-call was Capetown to refuel followed by another stopover at an unrecorded harbour would have completed the trip-sheet. After being at sea for 70 days the voyage terminated at Plymouth, England on July 19, 1917. The three officers and 165 other ranks were detrained to Tidworth while two were hospitalised at Plymouth. They marched into the No. 1 and 3 Details Camp at Parkhouse for further training for the front.
The Reinforcements proceeded to France via Southampton on August 18, 1917 and arrived at the Aust General Base Depot in Rouelles the next day.
On September 9, 1917 he was assigned to the 1st Anzac Entrenching Battalion which was an advanced section of the Base Depot that organised works near the lines and through duties would accustom the reinforcements to war conditions before being assigned to a company in the field.
Sapper Julius was attached to the 1st Tunnelling Company in the field on November 30, 1917, the same company which had earlier in 1917 blown up the famous Hill 60.
He was taken sick to the 15th Aust Field Ambulance on February 23, 1918 suffering from Frostbite and transferred to the 15th Field Ambulance Rest Station. On March 1, 1918 was sent to the 14th A.F.A. for Frostbite and was discharged to rejoin his unit on March 21 and arrived the next day but not taken on strength until April 27. During this period his Blue Chevrons were due for one year's service.
His service remained uneventful suffering no injuries or wounds. He proceeded on Leave on August 18, 1918 and returned on September 4. A week later went to the 11th A.F.A. and admitted with Measles but transferred to the 53rd Casualty Clearing Station for several days. He was conveyed on A.T.19 to the 53rd Stationary Hospital at Havre on September 16 entering with Rose Measles. He was discharged to the 1st Aust Corps Depot, A.G.B.D. in Rouelles on October 17, 1918 returning to his unit on October 28 and rejoined them on November 2nd, 1918.
Nine days later Peace was declared and the Tunnelling Companies remained as part of the Army of Occupation assisting with rehabilitation of their area with roads, bridges and drainage.
On April 3, 1919 he was recalled to the Base Depot to prepare to return to England and they marched out to depart on April 10. Crossing the English Channel returned to the No. 1 Group camp at Deverill.
The H.T. Aeneas departed England on May 31, 1919 with Sapper Julius on board for the return voyage to Australia. His father was advised by Base Records on June 26, 1919 of his impending return. The ship arrived in Melbourne, Vic (3rd M.D.) on July 12, 1919 and he departed for Brisbane, Qld (1st M.D.)
At the 6th Aust General Hospital at Kangaroo Point, Brisbane on July 14, 1919 an assessment of any disability from the war was taken and there being none, was recommended for demobilisation.
Military Discharge was received in Brisbane (1st M.D.) on August 13, 1919. On October 27, 1919 a copy of his Will was forwarded to the Assistant Adjutant General, in Brisbane to be filed.
Sapper 6933 Cyril Norman Julius, 1st Tunnelling Company was entitled to wear the British War Medal (28010) and the Victory Medal (27697) for serving his country,
On the 27 February 1920 he joined Queensland Railways, working around the Rockhampton area. He transferred to Maryborough 13 March 1924 on the Bridge Gang. He continued as Bridge Carpenter and Ganger until his unfortunate death in 1953 in a car accident.
Cyril lived at Curra on the North Coast Line, Electric Telegraph Branch, of the Queensland Government Railways.
Cyril and Margaret are registered in 1936 and 1937 at Stanley Street, Gympie, Qld and in 1943 to 1949 at 11 Inglewood Hill, Gympie and his occupation went from a labourer to a bridge carpenter.
GYMPIE (by telephone). -Cyril Norman Julius, of Inglewood Hill, Gympie, died soon after he was struck by a car in Mt. Pleasant Road on Saturday night .
Ref: The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : Monday 28 September 1953 Page 5
POLICE QUESTION MAN AFTER GYMPIE FATALITY.
GYMPIE, Sept. 28.-Police have questioned a man at Bergin's Pocket, about 20 miles from Gympie, and have taken possession of a car during their investigations into the death of Cyril Norman Julius (61).
Julius died In the General Hospital on Saturday night after having been knocked down by a car.
Ref: Cairns Post (Qld.: 1909 - 1954) Tuesday 29 September 1953
FATAL COLLISION AT GYMPIE MAN STRUCK BY CAR - CORONERS COURT HEARING
GYMPIE. Oct. 26.-Two barmen gave evidence to-day that they had served beer to a car driver both before and after a fatal collision in which he had been involved. They said this in the Coroners Court at an inquest into the death of Cyril Norman Julius (62).
Julius died after he had been struck by a car driven by James Herbert McDonald, farmer, of Kandanga, at the Crown and Mt. Pleasant roads Junction on September 26.
McDonald objected to giving evidence on the grounds that it might incriminate him. The evidence disclosed that the accident had not been reported immediately to the Police.
During the hearing the coroner (Mr. K. J. Pearce) questioned the sobriety of a woman passenger in the car, Mrs. May Ann Shuttlewood, and rebuked her for three evasive answers. Mr. Pearce accused her husband. Roger James Shuttlewood, also a passenger, of telling "a pack of lies" and of callous treatment of the collision victim.
The hearing was adjourned to November 6.
Ref: Cairns Post Tuesday 27 October 1953
It was announced in Court today that an action for L9000 damages by Margaret Julius against James Herbert McDonald, of Kandanga, arising out of the death of her husband, Cyril Norman Julius, on September 26, 1953 had been settled out of court.
Ref: The Courier-Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1933 - 1954) Thursday 4 November 1954
Mr. C. JULIUS. The many friends of Mrs.C.E.Blow, Brighton, Sandgate will regret to hear of the death of her brother Mr Cyril Julius in Gympie on 26th Sept. Mr Julius will be remembered in the Rockhampton district as he was employed by the Railway Dept. in the Central and Southern divisions for 30 years. He was born at Stanwell in 1892 where his father [S.P. Julus] was the Stationmaster. He was educated at North Rockhampton Boys School. With his 2 brothers, he served in France in World War II.
Ref: Rockhampton Morning Bulletin on Friday October 30, 1953:
JULIUS Cyril Norman [Bill] accidentally killed motor accident Gympie 26th Sept. 1953. 'Thy will be done He giveth His belovered sleep'
Cyril Norman Julius
Birth Date: 4 Mar 1892
Birth Place: Stanwell, Queensland, Australia
Death Date: 26 Sep 1953
Death Place: Gympie, Queensland, Australia
Cemetery: Gympie Cemetery
Burial 28 Sep 1953Gympie,
Spouse: Margaret Mary Julius
C.N. JULIUS : Registration No. 4844866933 Army Rank Sapper
Unit 1st Tun. Coy.
Date of Enlistment 21 Nov 1916
Enrolment Rockhampton, Age 24, Trade Linesman
Embarked from Melbourne on Transport HMAS SHROPSHIRE 11 May 1917
Returned to Australia 21 Aug 1919.
A detailed study of the life of Cyril Norman Julius, and details of the WWI work he was involved in, are to be found on the excellent website of John Oliver see: http://johnoliver.webs.com/publications.htm
1. Cyril Norman Julius. Cyril's Attestation paper and war photo, his Railways record. Cyril was for many years in an unmarked grave (marked with flowers in picture) until family erected a headstone
Cyril married Margaret Mary O'DEA  [MRIN: 298], daughter of Thomas O'DEA  and Bridget WALSH , on 27 Dec 1926 in St Patricks Church (R.C.) Gympie. (Margaret Mary O'DEA  was born on 19 May 1897 in Gympie Queensland, christened in Gympie Queensland, died on 1 Jul 1969 in Gympie Queensland and was buried in Gympie Cemetery.)