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Allen, Edward Fletcher

Edward Allen (Service No 2326) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. but raised in Coolamon, N.S.W as his family moved there when he was young.Edward enlisted when he was 24...

Allen, Keith Wickham

Keith (Barney) Wickham Allen (Service No 2259) was the grandson of Walter Allen and Charlotte Dunster of Shellharbour who operated Allen’s Store in Addison Street from 1868.  The Allen...

Allison, John Edmund

John Allison (Service No 6768a) was born in Kiama in 1900 and attended Kiama Public School. At the time of enlistment he stated he was a single 18 year old postal official serving in the Militia. He...

Allsop, William Henry

William Allsop was born in Helensburgh, NSW about 1892 and enlisted in Toowoomba. He was posted to No 2 Depot Battalion. Soon after enlistment he contracted measles. He was admitted to Brisbane...

Allsop, Arthur James

Albert Allsop (Service No 5781) was born in Auckland New Zealand about 1896. It is not known when he came to Wollongong, NSW but his Army papers have him living in Keira Street, Wollongong. He was a...

Allsopp, Tom

Tom Allsopp (Service No 3752) was born September 1894 in Clarendon Park, Leicester, England and came to Australia in 1913. At the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old farm labourer living...

Anderson, Kenneth Primrose

Kenneth Primrose Anderson (Service No 31999) was born at Kiama, N.S.W.   His grandparents were George Laurence Fuller and Sarah Cunningham Miller of Dunmore House, Dunmore, N.S.W. ...

Anderson, Conrad Victor

Private Conrad Anderson (Service no: 354) was born in Mount Kembla and was one of five in a family who served in the AIF. His father Charles was born in Norway circa 1860, and later...

Anderson, Oliver

Oliver Anderson (Service No 4129) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1896.Oliver enlisted when he was 19 years old; he was single and working as a wheeler.  He had...

Anderson, William Frederick Titchenor

William Frederick Titchenor Anderson (Service No 2370) enlisted in Goulburn, N.S.W. on 4 February 1921 when he was 29 years old.  On his enlistment documents William nominated his mother...

Annesley, Leslie James

Leslie Annesley (Service No 51) was born at Katoomba, N.S.W. and his family later moved to Woonona, N.S.W.At enlistment Leslie was single, 23 years old, and worked as a mill worker and Leslie had...

Annett, William John

Private William Annett (Service no. 155) was born in Ireland and came to Australia and settled in Wollongong. At the time of enlistment he was a single 42 year old labourer living in Figtree. He...

Annett, Alexander

Private Alexander Annett (Service no. 2111) was born in Lancashire, England and travelled with his family to Australia. They arrived in Brisbane on 10th May, 1910 and settled in Wollongong, N.S.W.At...

Appleby, Wilfred Lawson

Wilfred Lawson Appleby was born in England to Edward and Jane Ann Appleby. He was 20 years old and lived in Keiraville when he enlisted. His service records state that he had previous military...

Armagnacq, Lafayette /Leon

Lafayette Armagnacq (Service No 4334) was born in Coolgarra, Queensland around 1895.When Lafayette enlisted he 23 years old, single, working as a labourer, and living at Port Kembla, N.S.W.He...

Armstrong, William

William Armstrong (Service No1464) was born in Helensburgh about 1892 according to his enlistment document. However Birth Death Marriage information indicates a William Armstrong born Helensburgh in...

Arnold, Jonas Price

Son of Ann and William of Shoalhaven Street, Kiama. “Junie” was a labourer who was a prominent member of the Kiama Rifle Club, and captain of the football club. “Junie” enlisted in the 2nd...

Artis, Andrew Ballantyne

Andrew Artis (Service No 1972) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.At enlistment Andrew was single, 22 years old and worked as a bank clerk with the Commercial Bank.He embarked...

Asher, John Henry

John Asher (Service No 1189) was born around 1890 at Hurstville, N.S.W. When he enlisted John 24 years old, married, and working as a school teacher at Dapto, N.S.W. His wife Maisie Heath Asher was...

Atkinson, William

William Atkinson (Service No 93a) was born in Lithgow, NSW in 1891. At the time of enlistment he was a single 25 year old well borer from Helensburgh. He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A62 Wandilla...

Atkinson, Frederick

Frederick Atkinson (Service No 593/ 593A) was born in Lithgow. N.S.W. around 1890.When Frederick enlisted at the age of 26, he was single, lived at Helensburgh, N.S.W. and worked as a shunter.  ...

Auld, Florence Mary

Staff Nurse Florence Auld was born in Redfern circa 1883. She enlisted in the Australian Nursing Corps in 1915 as a single 33 year old staff nurse and embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses on 9th May, 1917....

Austin, George Robert

George Austin (Service No 4252) was born around 1895 in Sydney, N.S.W.  He enlisted when he was 20 years old, a few months after his father, Thomas Austin (Service No 2232), enlisted....

Austin, Thomas Barry

Thomas Austin (Service No 2232) was born in Kiama, NSW about 1870. At the time of enlistment he was a 43 year old carpenter from Wollongong who had served for some years in the Militia. He married...

Austin, Matthew Herbert

Matthew Austin (Service No 707) was born in Clifton, NSW about 1892 and attended Helensburgh Public School. At the time of enlistment he was a married 23 year old labourer who enlisted in Newcastle....

Austin, Edward George

Edward Austin was born in Queanbeyan in 1888. He came to Mount Kembla and, in 1912, married Teresa Walker. At the time he enlisted they had a son and he was working as a grocer's carter. He enlisted...

Badans, Walter John

Walter John Badans was born to parents Edward Badans and Mary Jane Knight on 7 July 1895 at Jamberoo.At the height of World War I, on 1 June 1916, Walter joined the Australian Imperial Force in the...

Bailey, Edgar Leslie

Edgar Bailey (Service No 4489) was born in Nowra, N.S.W.At enlistment Edgar was single, 25 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived at Dapto, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on RMS Osterly...

Bailey, Alexander Clyde

Alexander Bailey (Service No 2590/ 2590A) was born in Goulburn, N.S.W.At enlistment Alexander was single, 25 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived at Dapto, N.S.W.He embarked from...

Bailey, Oswald Henry

Oswald Bailey was born in Goulburn, N.S.W.At enlistment, Oswald was single, 30 years old, was employed as an engineer, and lived at Geelong, Vic. Oswald nominated his mother...

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