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Pountney, Claude Hastings

Claude Pountney (Service No 905) was born in Moree. The family came to Wollongong, NSW when his the father was posted to Wollongong as a Superintendent of Police. At the time of enlistment he was...

Powell, Edwin

Edwin Powell (Service No 168) was born in Yass, N.S.W. Edwin enlisted when he was 26 years old. At the time he was working as carpenter and living in Crown Street, Wollongong.  According to...

Powell, Francis Ernest

Private Francis Powell (Service no. 4519) was born circa 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old blacksmith who had spent three years in the CMF. He embarked on HMAT A71 Nestor on...

Powell, Frances Ernest

Jan Hanna writes: Frances (Frank) Powell (Service No. 4519) was born in 1895.  Frank enlisted 11 January 1916 and embarked from Sydney on HMAT Nestor A71 on 9 April 1916.He was injured during...

Powell, Frederick Spencer

Jan Hanna writes : Frederick Spencer Powell  (Service No. 4511) was born in 1882 and was my maternal granfather.  He enlisted on 25 January 1916 and embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Nestor...

Pratt, William George

George Pratt (Service No 4389) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1883.George enlisted at the age of 32 when he was single and working as a store manager. His mother had died a few months earlier...

Price, Henry Oswald

Harry Price (Service No 58836) was born at Mount Kembla, N.S.W.Harry married Adelaide (Fiona) Downes in 1915 in Cessnock, N.S.W.When he enlisted he was 27 years old, & he and Adelaide lived...

Price, Stewart

Stewart Price (Service No 1368), according to his enlistment documents, was born in Maitson, Kent, England around 1880.  He appears to have come to Australia in 1912When Stewart enlisted he...

Pritchard, Charles Ernest

Charles Pritchard (Service No 5202) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.When the Waratah March came through Bulli Charles enlisted.  He was 23 years old, single, and worked as a miner.Charles embarked...

Procter, Thomas James

Thomas Procter (Service No 534) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1885. At the time of enlistment he stated he was a single 31 year old shiftman. His next of kin is listed as his adopted daughter...

Proud, William John

William Proud (Service No 6632) was born in Newcastle, N.S.W.William enlisted when he was 22 years old.  He was single, worked as a fireman, and lived at Helensburgh,...

Pryme, Bertie Frederick

Bertie Pryme (Service No 6135) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1887.  He moved to Queensland and on 8th March 1910 he married Annie Summers.When he enlisted he was a married 28 year...

Pryse, Leonard Norman Stainforth Warren

Leonard Pryse (Service No 5445) was born in Cheshire, England, and arrived in Australia in 1901.At enlistment Leonard was 36 years of age, single, employed as a station manager, and lived at Bulli, N...

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...

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