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Abbott, Stanley Joseph

Stanley Abbott (Service No 3742) was born in Yarrawonga, Victoria. Some time later the Abbott family moved to Scarborough, N.S.W.At enlistment Stanley was single and working as a wharf labourer...

Abdullah, Charles

Charles Abdullah (Service No 6762) was born in Mount Lebanon, Syria around 1875.When Charles enlisted he was single, 42 years old, lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W., and worked as a...

Abercrombie, George Malcolm

George Abercrombie (Service No 334) was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, England in October 1884 and baptised on 5th July 1885.  He had spent 8 years serving with the Northumberland Hussars...

Acres, William James

William Acres (Service No 123) was born around 1889.At enlistment William was single, 26 years old, lived at Corrimal, N.S.W. and worked as a   painter.He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A40...

Adair, George Terrance / Terrence

George Adair (Service No 3713) was born in Kalgoorlie, W.A. in 1900.In order to be accepted when he enlisted, George gave false personal information, declaring his surname to be Adiar, that he...

Adams, Thomas Robert

Thomas Adams (Service No 821) was born in London around 1897.At enlistment he was single, 18 years old, worked as a farm hand and lived at Unanderra, N.S.W.  Thomas listed his father in New...

Addis, James Henry

James Addis (Service No 3006) was born at Elmore, Victoria.At enlistment James was single, 35 years old, and worked as a farm labourer on the South Coast of N.S.W....

Addison, Percival Edward

Percival Addison (Service No 813) was born at Tenterfield, NSW, and enlisted in the AIF at Liverpool, NSW, on 2 March 1915, when he was 40 years of age.When he enlisted he was working as a Clerk...

Adey, Alfred Victor

Alfred Adey (Service No 348) was born in Bulli, NSW. He had served in the Cadets and CMF. At the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old school teacher. He embarked on HMAT A19 Afric with C...

Adey, Arthur Samuel

Arthur Adey (Service No 3678) was born in Woonona, N.S.W. in 1890.In 1911 he married Amy Cann and they had 2 children.At enlistment Samuel he was 25 years old, worked as a letter carrier,...

Adie, Walter Campbell

Walter Adie (Service No 5282) was born in Fife, Scotland and arrived in Australia in 1912. In 1914 he married Maud Brown in Wollongong.At enlistment Walter was 26 years old, worked as a miner, and...

Adlington, Raymond

Raymond Adlington (Service No 1648) was born in Wollongong. He served 6 years in 37th Infantry Militia and was a clerk. Raymond belonged to the Salvation Army and was keen to be a soldier. Raymond...

Agnew, Clement Ogilvie

Corporal Clement Agnew (Service no. 4026) was born in Scotland and travelled to Australia in June, 1911. When he enlisted he was described as a single 24 year old miner from Coldale. He embarked on...

Ainley, George

George Ainley (Service No 1658) was born in Manchester, England and arrived in Australia in October 1913.At enlistment George was single, 26 years old, employed at a tan yard at Corrimal, N.S.W.He...

Aitchison, Thomas

Thomas Aitchison (Service No 2371) was born in Glasgow, Scotland.At enlistment Thomas was 44 years old, single, worked as a miner and lived in Corrimal, N.S.W.  He named his sister, Miss Agnes...

Aitken, Frederick John

Private Frederick John Aitken (Service No 4972) was born in Wollongong and attended Unanderra Public School. His father, Edward Aitken, was an Inspector of Fisheries. Prior to enlisting he worked as...

Aitken, James Liddell

Private James Aitken (Service no. 2103) was born in Scotland and at the age of 14 travelled to Australia with his 18 year old brother Archie. They came to the Illawarra and resided with their uncle...

Aitken (aka Millar/ Miller), Archibald

Private Archibald Aitken (Service no. 2800) was born in Scotland and travelled to Australia in 1910 with his 14 year old brother James. He came to the Illawarra and gained employment as a miner.He...

Aitkin, Frank Keith

Frank Aitken (Service No 1869)  was born in Sydney in 1896.  He attended Unanderra Public School near Wollongong, N.S.W.Frank had spent 18 months with 21st Infantry Militia before he...

Aito , William

William Aito (Service No 2992) was born at Shellharbour, N.S.W.  He enlisted with the AIF on 14 August 1916, stating his age as 42 on his enlisted papers.At the...

Alanson, Harry Godwin

Harry Alanson (Service No 4340) was born in Woonona, N.S.W. in 1895.At enlistment Harry was single, 20 years old, worked as a clerk and had spent 2 years with 6th Australian Army Medical Corps.He...

Alderson, Charles Stanley

Charles Alderson (Service No 2955A) was born in Woonona, NSW and was the last of three brothers to enlist. His father was a builder from Ashfield who had travelled to England for civilian aid to the...

Alderson, Henry

Henry Alderson (Service No 1702) was born in Woonona, NSW and at the time of enlistment was a single 21 year old builder who had served in the cadets. He enlisted at the same time as his brother...

Alderson, Frank Sydney

Frank Alderson (Service No 1703) was born in Woonona, NSW and at the time of enlistment was a single 19 year old carpenter who had served in 37th Infantry Militia. He embarked with his brother Henry...

Aldridge, George Arnold

George Arnold Aldridge (Service No 1905), was born in Hull, England.At enlistment he was single, 20 years old, worked as a shop assistant and lived in Jamberoo, N.S.W. George...

Alexander, James Ernest

James Alexander (Service No 19025) was born in Dunmore in 1886 and at the time of enlistment he was a single 30 year old bank clerk. He was sent to wireless school for training as a signaller before...

Alexander, Samuel

Samuel Alexander (Service No 1873) was born in Kangaroo Valley, N.S.W.  Samuel married Eva Bellis on 1st March 1913. When Samual enlisted he was 27 years.  He and his...

Alexander, Cleveland Holmes

Cleveland Holmes Alexander (Service No 5030), was born in Windsor, N.S.W.He enlisted, as a member of the Waratah March, in Kiama, N.S.W. At enlistment, he was single, 23 years old, worked...

Alexander, Hubert DeVere

Hubert Alexander (Service No 1502) was born in Wollongong, NSW and attended Newington College and Sydney University where he obtained his mining engineers degree. He enlisted in the Light Horse in...

Allan, James Alexander

Private James Allan (Service no. 875) was born in Mount Kembla in 1893. He enlisted in the AIF at Blackboy Hill, Western Australia. He embarked with C Company, 32nd Battalion on 18th...

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