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Tait, James

James Tait (Service No 5198) was born in Walkersine, Scotland in 1887. On 17th August, 1911 he married Elizabeth McClory. They came to Australia and at the time of enlistment, James was a married 29...

Talbot, Charles Henry

Charles Talbot (Service No 11600) was born in Leek, England.  In 1896 he enlisted in the Navy and was discharged in Sydney in 1905.  On 21st December 1908 he married Ellen Hooper in Sydney....

Talbot, Edward

Edward Talbot (Service No 2922) was born at Thirroul, N.S.W.At enlistment Edward was single, 27 years old, and worked as a labourer. He listed his mother, Maria as next of kin.He embarked from Sydney...

Tapp, Richard George

Richard Tapp (Service No 9577) was born in Barnsley, England and came to Australia in 1887 with his family.He married Hannah Brown on 11th April 1900 in Queensland.At enlistment Richard was 40...

Tate, Eric Austin

Eric Tate (Service No 2926) was born in 1891 and went to school in Kangaroo Valley. At the time of enlistment he was a single 23 year old farmer at Kangaroo Valley who had a keen interest in pedigree...

Taylor, Franklyn

Franklyn Taylor (Service No 2203) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.At enlistment, Franklyn was single, 22 years old, employed as a carriage builder, and lived in Granville, Sydney.He embarked from Sydney on...

Taylor, Austin Stanley

Austin Taylor (Service No 6188) was born in East Kangaloon, N.S.W. around 1896 and attended East Kangaloon Public School.  He served for 4 years with the cadets and 2 years with 37th Infantry...

Taylor, Edwin

Edwin Taylor  (Service No 2027) was born in Glasgow, Scotland in July 1879.When he enlisted he was single, 35 years old, living at Balgownie, N.S.W., and employed as a miner.Edwin...

Taylor, Charles

Charles Taylor was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1879, and had emigrated to Australia some time after 1901.When Charles enlisted (Service No 301) at Liverpool, N.S.W., he was 35 years of age, single...

Tennant, Thomas

Thomas Tennant (Service no. 61/1451) was born in Ireland circa 1888. He travelled to Australia and was employed as a labourer living in Port Kembla when war was declared. One of the first to enlist (...

Thickett, Austin

Private Austin Thickett (Service no. 2490) was born in England circa 1889. He came to Australia in October, 1911 and settled in Helensburg. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 27...

Thomas, Reginald Henry

Reginald Thomas (Service No 4327) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1896.When he enlisted he was a single 19 year old miner. Reginald had already spent 3 years in the Cadets and 1 year in...

Thomas, Albert

Albert (Bert) Thomas (Service No 1914) was born 3 October 1886.When he was 15 he was working at Joe Izzard’s store and Charlie Ameera Box’s store, both at Albion Park, N.S.W., and was also ...

Thomas, Eric Hamilton

Eric Hamilton Thomas (Service No 2758) was born in Muswellbrook circa 1895. His father, the Rev John Thomas was a Methodist Minister living at Molong at the time Eric enlisted, when he was 20 years...

Thomas, Walter John

Walter John Thomas (Service No 351) was born at Marshall Mount, N.S.W. on 21 April 1889 to William and Jane Thomas. He attended Marshall Mount School and was considered good with horses from an...

Thomas, Ralph William Haslem

Ralph William Haslem Thomas (Service No 6374) at his parents farm, ‘Clover Hill’, Macquarie Pass, N.S.W. The Thomas family, Harry, Mary and their children moved to Dunmore and farmed ‘St Ives’ named...

Thompson, Alice Jane

Alice Jane Thompson of Balgownie enlisted as a nurse at the age of 23 on 20 March 1917, according to the Australian War Memorial. She subsequently embarked from Sydney aboard RMS Mooltan on 9 June,...

Thompson, William Daventry Mann

William Thompson (Service No 3503) was born in Sydney and at the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old stockman from Wollongong. He embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises with 9th Reinforcements,...

Thompson, Isaac

Isaac Thompson (Service No 373) was born in Durham, England, and came to Australia in September 1910.When Isaac enlisted at the age of 27, he was single, worked as a miner and lived at...

Thompson, Jasper Robson

Jasper Thompson (Service No 5849) was born in Gateshead, England in January 1877.  He emigrated to Australia in 1914 with his wife Elizabeth and children.When Jasper enlisted he was 39...

Thomson, Colin Leslie

Colin Thomson (Service No 2160) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.  in January 1895.When Colin enlisted at the age of 22, he was single, lived at Mount Ousley via Wollongong and worked as a bank...

Thorman, William

William Thorman (Service No 2739) was born in Nowra, N.S.W. in 1896.At enlistment William was single, 20 years old, worked as a miner, and lived in Helensburgh, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT...

Thornton, George

George Thornton (Service No 1846) was born at Mount Keira, Wollongong, and was 34 years old and employed as a school teacher at the time of his enlistment. A man of small stature, it seems he was not...

Thoroughgood, Sydney

Sydney Thoroughgood was born in Newtown, NSW about 1886 and spent time in the C M F. He married Ada Robinson at Wallsend in 1910. At the time of enlistment he was a 30 year old miner living at...

Thurkettle, Arthur James

Arthur Thurkettle (Service No. 4689) was born in Dapto (N.S.W.) and enlisted in the Navy as a Boy serving on HMAS Yingara and Cerebrus.Arthur trained as a telegraphist and served on HMAS...

Tibbetts, Ernest Henry

Ernest Tibbetts (Service No 7109) was born in Clifton, N.S.W.At enlistment Ernest was single, 25 years old, worked as an engineer with the PMG, and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on...

Tier, Bernard Vincent

Bernard Tier (Service No 1288) was born in Moruya, N.S.W. From 17th March 1901 to November 1902 Bernard served as a Trooper with D Squadron, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles in the Boer War (Service No...

Timbs, Patrick Francis

Patrick Francis (Frank) Timbs (Service No 659) was born in 1887 to Gabriel Timbs II and Mary Ann Scanlon. Gabriel started a coach business in Albion Park in the mid-1890s which operated for many...

Timbs, Henry Marshall

Henry Timbs (Service No 5240) was born in Berry, N.S.W.  Henry enlisted when the Waratah March passed through the Illawarra district; he was 20 years old, single and worked...

Timothy, Stanley John

Private Stanley Timothy (service no. 4114) was born in Victoria circa 1898. The family came to Mount Kembla to live, where Stanley later spent some time in 37th Illawarra cadets.Stanley's parents...

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