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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.  ...

Attfield, William George

William Attfield (Service No 818) was born in Godalming, Surrey, England around 1894 and arrived in Australia around 1912.At enlistment William was single, 21 years old, employed as a labourer, and...

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, 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...

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...

Baker, Harry Knox

Harry Baker (Service No 4741) was born in Picton, N.S.W. and came to Wollongong where he worked as a postal assistant. He was awarded his Bronze Medal in swimming in 1914.A single 22 year old...

Baker, George Alexander

George Alexander Baker was born in 1875 to Stephen and Anne Baker. He married Elizabeth N (nee Adamson) in Wollongong, 1898. They lived together on Russell St Balgownie. He enlisted on 27 March 1916...

Baker, James William

James Baker (Service No 6708) was born in Bathurst, N.S.W.   In 1891 he married Lucy Marsden. James and his family were living in Bulli, N.S.W. when he enlisted.  On his...

Baker, Herbert Thomas

Herbert Baker (Service No 6216) was born in Bathurst, N.S.W.Herbert enlisted at the age of 19.  He was single, and working as a coal miner, and lived with his family in Bulli...

Baker, James William

James Baker (Service No 4449) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.James enlisted in the AIF when he was 21 years old.  He was single and employed as a coal miner at that time, and had...

Baker, Ernest Joseph

Ernest Baker (Service No 6707) was a single 19 year old wheeler who had served in 37th Infantry when he enlisted. His father enlisted a few days later. He embarked on SS Port Nicholson with 22nd...

Baker, Sydney Ernest

Private Sydney Baker (Service no. 3355) enlisted in Kiama on the 13th November, 1916. He later embarked on HMAT Anchises A68 with the 45th Battalion on the 24 January 1917 arriving in Le Havre,...

Bakewell, Charles George

Thomas James Bakewell was born in Walshall, England and served in the Royal Marines Light Infantry from 28th February 1906 until 4th February 1912.Thomas came to Australia after 1912 but no record...

Ball, Edgar Mills

Edgar Mills Ball (Service No 66301) was 34 years old, married, and working as a labourer when he enlisted.  Edgar's wife was Leila Anne Ball. He embarked on the 5th October 1918 Melbourne...

Ballinger, Arthur Percival

Arthur Ballinger (Service No 2108) was born in Coleford, England.When he enlisted, Arthur was 26 years old, single and worked as an orchardist.  He lived with his mother at 'Folly House',...

Banfield, Henry Evans

Private Henry Banfield (Service no. 2107) was born in Bega and at the time of his enlistment was a 27 year old accountant. He embarked on HMAT A8 Argyllshire on 30th September, 1915 with 4th...

Banfield, Leonard John

Leonard John Banfield was born in Cobbity, N.S.W. in 1875. When Leonard enlisted with the AIF at the age of 39 years and 11 months, he was married with 4 children, and worked as a school teacher....

Barker, Albert Victor

Driver Albert Barker (service number 1183) was born in Woonona, N.S.W. He enlisted at Rosebury Park Camp on 8 September 1914. At the time of enlistment, Albert was single, 19 years of age and...

Barnaby, George

George Barnaby was born in Sydney about 1887. He was a single 27 year old clerk living in Helensburgh with his family. He enlisted in Perth and embarked on HMAT A2 Geelong with 1st Reinforcements,...

Barnet, Robert James MacGregor

Robert Barnet (Service No 2662) was born in Nowra. He was a single 20 year old surveyors assistant and still serving with the militia at the time of enlistment. Robert embarked on HMAT A14...

Barnett, Sydney

Sydney Barnett (Service No 1800) was born in Cobar, N.S.W. around 1885. He enlisted in Queensland and at which time was 31 years old, single, and working as a labourer. Sydney listed his widowed...

Barnett, Joseph

Joseph Barnett (Service No 4732) was born in Wigan, England and arrived in Australia with his parents on 23rd January 1887.  He was the first of two brothers to enlist.At enlistment Joseph was...

Barrett, John Aubrey

John Barrett (Service No. 2897) was born in Mount Kembla on the 29th of April 1895 to John and Kathleen Barrett. At the time of his enlistment he was a 20 year and listed his occupation as fruiterer...

Barrie, William

Private William Barrie (Service no. 5036) was born in Victoria circa 1878.On 12th December, 1900 he married Eliza Bertha Pitchford and some time after they moved to Helensburg where he worked as a...

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