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Puckeridge, Walter

Walter Puckeridge (Service No 615) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment in Tasmania, Walter stated his age as 22, when he was in fact only 20 years old.  He was single and worked as a...

Puckeridge, Joseph

Joseph Puckeridge (Service No 3900) was born in Shellharbour, N.S.W.At enlistment Joseph was single, 24 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived in Wollongong.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A54...

Puckeridge, James

James Puckeridge (Service No 1714) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1893.For some reason, James enlisted using the name Joseph Puckeridge.  He was single, 22 years old, worked as a labourer....

Pugh, Francis Henry

Francis Henry (Frank) Pugh was born in North Sydney, 1893, to George Horatio Nelson Pugh and Annie Sparkes (nee). Prior to the war he was a farm labourer.He enlisted on 19 May, 1915 at Bogan Gate at...

Purcell, Thomas

Thomas Purcell (Service Number: 596,1417, 1447, 2417) was born in Mount Kembla in 1892. He would have been in class at the Mount Kembla school on the day of the Mount Kembla mine disaster when his...

Pyziak, Frank

Frank Pyziak (Service No 2471) was born in Widzen, Poland, Russia. He arrived in Australia in 1909 and was naturalized in 1914.At enlistment Frank was 27 years of age, single, and lived in Wollongong...

Quinn, James

James Quinn (Service No 1791) was born in Campbelltown, N.S.W.At enlistment he was 22 years of age, single, lived at Wollongong, N.S.W. and worked as a labourer.  James' next of kin was his...

Quinn, Herbert Francis

Herbert Quinn (Service No 4650) was born in Jamberoo, NSW in May 1895. He had spent time in the 37th Infantry, CMF. He was a single 21 year old carpenter when he enlisted. Herbert embarked on HMAT...

Quinn, Edward Joseph

Edward Quinn (Service No 7058) was born in Tambourine, Queensland about 1884, attending the Christian Brothers School in Brisbane. At the time of enlistment he was a single 32 year old butcher living...

Quist, Rupert Gustave

Private Rupert Quist (service no. 3524) was born circa 1895.  As a young 20 year old he worked as a dental mechanic, probably working with his father who was a dentist in Wollongong at the time....

Quist, Harold Roy

Corporal Harold Quist (Service no. 1987) was born in Wollongong circa 1890 and was a single 25 year old clerk when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A 54 Runic with 3rd Reinforcements 19th Battalion...

Rae, James

James Rae (Service No 7544) was born in Ayr, Scotland and came to Australia with his family.At enlistment James was single, 21 years old, employed as a coke worker, and lived at...

Rae, Andrew

Andrew Rae (Service No 5893) was born in Hamilton, Scotland and came to Australia with his family before 1889.In 1899 he married Effie McGarry at Woonona, N.S.W. and together they raised a family....

Rae, James

James Rae (Service No 5894) was born in Balgownie, N.S.W. in 1900.At enlistment James claimed to be single, a butcher, and 18 years of age when in fact he was no older than 16.  A ...

Raftery, Allan Francis

Allan Raftery (Service No 2419 & 7187) was born in Albion Park, N.S.W.Allan first enlisted (Service No 2419) at the age of 18 when he was single and worked as a labourer.  He embarked from...

Raistrick, Harry

Harry Raistrick (Service No 2012) was born in Bradford, England about 1896 and travelled to Australia. At the time of enlistment he was a single 19 year old grocer who was living at Scarborough, NSW...

Ralston, Arthur

Arthur Ralston (Service No 4278) was born in Mount Kembla, NSW in 1887. He was the first of the Ralston children born in Australia after his family arrived from Scotland. At the time of enlistment...

Ramsay, Thomas

Thomas Ramsay (Service No 19918) was born in Leith, Scotland.Thomas married Mary Deucharsh and together they raised 6 children.At enlistment Thomas was 32 years age, lived at Helensburgh, N.S.W. and...

Rankin, Robert Turner

Robert Rankin (Service No 3680) was born in Helensburgh, N.S.W. around 1896.At enlistment Robert was single, 21 years old, lived at Thirroul, N.S.W. and worked as a...

Rath, Vincent

Vincent Rath (Service No 693) was born in Forbes, N.S.W around November 1893.At enlistment Vincent 23 years of age, single, lived in Wollongong, N.S.W. and was employed as a chemist.He embarked on...

Rauch, Henry Campbell Vivian

Henry Rauch was born in Wollongong and went to school in Milton and Nowra. Henry went to England to enlist in the Royal Flying Corps, but due to eye problems was deemed unfit to fly, so he...

Rauch, Herbert Cyril Milton

Private Herbert Rauch (service number 5211) was born in Wollongong and at the time of enlistment was single, 22 years of age and employed as a grocer's assistant. Herbert joined the Waratah March...

Rawnsley, Thomas William

Thomas Rawnsley (Service No. 6088) was born in Wollongong.  He enlisted at Liverpool when he was 33 years old. At this time he lived in Campbell Street, Wollongong and was...

Rawnsley, Arthur Edward

Arthur Rawnsley (Service No 5728) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1888.At enlistment Arthur was single, 26 years old, and worked as a labourer.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A55...

Rawson, Richard

Richard Rawson (Service No 3865) was born in Denbighshire, Wales around 1879 and arrived in Australia some time after 1911.At enlistment Richard was single, 35 years old, worked...

Rea, Sydney Bernard Wilson

Sydney Rea (Service No 43) was born in Sydney, N.S.W around 1893.When Sydney enlisted at the age of 21 he was single, lived at Albion Park, N.S.W. and employed as a railway porter...

Rea, Emanuel Harold

Emanuel Rea was born in Bathurst about 1882. He was a single 32 year old electrician from Dunmore when he enlisted. He served 6 months with D Company, Special Tropical Force at Rabaul (Service No...

Read, Joseph Edmund

Joseph Read (Service No 2417) was born in Maitland, N.S.W. around 1879.At enlistment Joseph was single, 37 years of age, lived in Wollongong, N.S.W. and worked as a wharf labourer.  Joseph had...

Redcliffe, Gordon

Gordon Redcliffe (Service No 1749) was born in Bulli, NSW, about 1894. He became a ward of the state at a young age after his father deserted the family. He eventually moved in with his older brother...

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