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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....

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...

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...

Bartlett, Thomas Smith

Thomas Bartlett (Service No 1245) was born in Nowra, NSW and had married Beatrice Clark in 1903. At the time of enlistment he was a 40 year old labourer living in Wollongong with his family. He...

Bateman, Charles Daubeny

Charles Daubeny Bateman was born in 1892, the 8th child of 11 known children born to Dr. Arthur Wigley Bateman and Anna Louisa Kennedy. Dr Arthur Bateman built the family home ‘Ravensthorpe’ at...

Bayne, William Alexander

William Bayne (Service No 913) was born in Grangemouth, Scotland around 1887.At enlistment, William was 26 years of age, single, employed as a miner, and lived at Bulli, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney...

Baynton, John

John Baynton (Service No 1139) was born in Frome, England and had served 3 years full time and 9 years part time in the Royal Garrison Artillery.  John had served in Gibralter and Malta before...

Beach, William Alexander

William Beach (Service No 1034) was born in Dapto, N.S.W. and attended Dapto Public school. William was one of 12 children and the son of world champion sculler, William Beach.At enlistment William...

Beach, Harry Gibbons

Harry Beach (Service No 3014) was born in Dapto, N.S.W. and attended Dapto Public School.  One of 12 children, Harry was the son of world champion sculler William Beach.At enlistment Harry was...

Beacom, Joseph Archdall

Joseph Beacom (Service No 874) was born at Kangaroo Valley, NSW about 1884. He went to Barrengarry Public School and had served time with 1st Australian Light Horse Lancers. He was a single 30 year...

Beatus, Phineas

Phineas Beatus (Service No 6185), known as Sonny, was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.  He was the grandson of Phineas Beatus who had a store at Unanderra, N.S.W. for many years.At enlistment Sonny...

Becker, Jack

Jack Becker (Service No 2382) was educated at Albion Park Public School in N.S.W.  Before he enlisted at Kiama, N.S.W., he had served as a Senior Cadet for 3 1/2 years.  Jack...

Becker, Jack

Jack Becker was born about 1898 and attended Albion Park Public School. He had spent three and a half years in the cadets and was with the 37th Infantry CMF when he enlisted. He was a single 19 year...

Bedford, William Adams

William Bedford (Service No 5037) was born in Bath, England in April 1893. He arrived in Australia aged 19 and worked as a farm labourer in the Kiama, NSW area. As a single 23 year old, he was keen...

Bedford, Arthur Churchill

Arthur Bedford (Service No 100) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1893.He enlisted when he was 20 years old.  At that time he was single and employed as a clerk.Arthur...

Beecham, Edward Stanley

Private Beecham (Service no: 4002) was born approximately July 1898 in Corrimal, the son of Thomas Beecham.He enlisted at the age of 18 in 1916 and both parents signed his enlistment papers. His...

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