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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...

Appleby, Aubrey William Frederick

Aubrey William Frederick Appleby (Service No 818), was born in Launceston, Tasmania in 1894.At enlistment, he was single, 20 years old, worked as an orchardist and had served 3 years...

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...

Armfield, Lionel

Lionel Armfield (Service No 1309), was born in Burra Burra, S.A., in June 1887.At enlistment, in Kiama, N.S.W., he was single, 27 years old, worked as a  labourer and listed a friend, in...

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...

Armstrong, Horace

Horace Armstrong (Service No 185/4067), was born in Newport, Victoria around 1893.At enlistment he was single, 21 years old, worked as a fitter, had served 5 years with the Engineers and lived in...

Armstrong, Roderick Avondale

Roderick Avondale Armstrong (Service No 7192) was desperate to serve. His enlistment documents state he was single, 21 years old, worked as a dental mechanic and listed an aunt in...

Armstrong, Alexander

Alexander Armstrong (Service No 1882) was born in Helensburgh, N.S.W. around 1896.At enlistment Alexander was single, 19 years old, and was trained as a tinsmith, and had served 2 years in the...

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...

Arnold, Thomas

Thomas Arnold (Service No 5799) was born at Marshall Mount via Dapto in the Illawarra district of N.S.W.At enlistment Thomas stated he was single, 19 years old, worked as a farmer, and had served...

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...

Artis, William Frederick

William Artis (Service No 21680) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1883.William had moved to Donnybrook in Western Australia and enlisted in Perth at the age of 33.  He was married, to Phoebe...

Asher, Charles

Charles Asher (Service No 6276) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1892. At the time of enlistment Charles was single and employed as a cattle dealer. Charles' family lived in Dapto. Charles...

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...

Ashmore, John

John Ashmore (Service No 3680) was born in Durham, England. His family emigrated to Australia when John was a child.At enlistment John was single, 22 years old, worked as a wheeler, and lived at...

Ashworth, William Arthur Miller

William Arthur Miller Ashworth (Service No 3231), was born in Yuleba, QLD.At enlistment he was single, 23 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W....

Askew, Frank

Frank Askew (Service No 2611) was born in Gateshead, Durham, England and came to Australia with his family in 1913.At enlistment Frank was single, 18 years old, an apprentice letterer, and had served...

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.  ...

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...

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