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Roberts, Albert Whatman

Albert Roberts (Service No 59168) was born in Parramatta, N.S.W.When Albert enlisted he was leaving behind 3 (surviving) children with his wife Ruby.  Albert was 28 years old and...

Roberts, Lewis

Lewis Roberts (Service No 263) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1889.When Lewis enlisted he was a single 26 year old coal miner.  He lived at Thirroul, N.S.W and had...

Roberts, David

David Roberts (Service No 772) was born in Newcastle, N.S.W. around 1887. When he enlisted he was 27 years old, single, and working as a miner. David's next of kin on his war records was his...

Robertson, Roy Henderson

Roy Robertson was a single 18 year old shop hand from Scarborough, NSW, when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19th June 1915 with 2nd Reinforcements, 20th Battalion. After...

Robertson, James Livingston

James Robertson (Service No 3221) was a single 21 year old grocers assistant from Scarborough when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A72 Beltana with 8th Reinforcements, 45th Battalion, on 25th...

Robertson, William

William Robertson (Service No 4516) was in Newcastle, N.S.W. around 1882.William enlisted at the age of 32 when he was working as a coal miner, and living at Helensburgh, N.S.W. ...

Robertson, William Hugh

William Robertson (Service No 2944) was born in Nowra about 1893. At the time of enlistment he was working as a grocer. He was 21 years old when he enlisted, single, and named his father John,...

Robertson, Ronald

Ronald Robertson (Service No 4569) was born in Nowra, N.S.W. around 1891.  He enlisted at the age of 23,  when he was living in Wilson st Wollongong, N.S.W.  He was...

Robertson, Samuel

Samuel Robertson (Service No 2943) was born in Nowra, N.S.W. around 1896.Samuel was 19 years old when he enlisted, and had 12 months experience with the CMF.  He was...

Robinson, Joseph

Joseph Robinson (Service No 5219) was born in Wolsingham, England, around 1888.Joseph enlisted when he was 28 years old. At that time he was single, worked as a coal miner, and lived at Corrimal...

Robinson, James

James Robinson (Service No 5167) appears to be the twin brother of Joseph Robinson (Service No 5219).  He was born in Dalton, England around 1888.James enlisted when he was ...

Robinson, Thomas

Thomas Robinson (Service No 4576) was born in Victoria around 1893.  Thomas enlisted in Melbourne using the name John Robertson.  Thomas's true identity was revealed after his...

Robinson, Arthur John

Arthur Robinson (Service No 946) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1894 and had spent 2 years in the CMF before he enlisted, when he was 20 years old.  At this time he worked as a...

Robson, Rodger

Rodger Robson (Service No 1905) was born in Durham, England, and travelled with his family to Australia, settling in the Mount Kembla, area.Rodger enlisted when he was 22 years of age, and...

Robson, Thomas

Thomas Robson (Service No 2732) was born in Dapto, N.S.W. around 1884. At time of enlistment was a single 31 year old linesman. Thomas embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th Reinforcements, 53rd...

Rodgers, William Joseph

William Rodgers (Service No 6306) was born in Mount Kembla about 1882.  William was a single man, working as a labourer, and 34 years old when he enlisted at Wollongong, NSW.He...

Rodgers, Patrick Francis

Private Patrick Rodgers (Service no. 5214) was born in Figtree circa 1892 and attended the Unanderra Public School. He was part of the enlistment drive of the Waratah March. At the time he was a...

Roe, William

William Roe (Service No 675) was born in Birmingham, England in January 1878. William came to Australia and was living with his sister at Bulli when he enlisted. At the time of enlistment William...

Roebuck, John

John Roebuck (Service No 2123) was born in Corrimal, N.S.W. in 1894.At enlistment, John was single, 21 years old and worked as a horse driver; he had served in the Cadets and Militia.He embarked from...

Rogan, Selwyn James

Selwyn Rogan (Service No 1086) was a single 21 year old labourer from Albion Park, NSW. He enlisted in South Australia just a month after war was declared. Selwyn embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic...

Rogers, George Nepean

George Nepean Rogers (Service No 2975) was born in Penrith, N.S.W.He enlisted at Newcastle when he was 27 years old. George was married to Emma Eliza, who was named as his next of kin. On George...

Ronson, Joseph

Joseph Ronson (Service No 3204) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1893, one of three brothers to enlist. At the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old labourer. He embarked on HMAT A50...

Ronson, William

William Ronson (Service No 3102) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1892, and was the first of three brothers to enlist.When William enlisted he was single, 24 years old, and...

Rooney, Thomas

Thomas Rooney (Service No 3917) was born in Strathaven, Scotland around 1867.At enlistment, he was married, 39 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Thirroul, N.S.W. He listed his wife Mary, as...

Roose, Hugh Francis

Hugh Francis Roose (Service No 4822) was born in Orange, NSW in 1895. He spent 2 years in the cadets. The family moved to Corrimal and at the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old insurance...

Roose, John William Robert

John William Robert Roose was a married 23 year old insurance agent from Corrimal, NSW when he enlisted on 10th July, 1915. He had served in the C M F. John married Willhelmina Victoria Morris at...

Rose, Francis Harold

Sergeant Francis Rose (Service no. 2978) was born circa 1889. He spent 18 months as a Lieutenant in the senior cadets and time in the 37th Infantry CMF. At the time of enlistment he was a single 27...

Ross, Donald Ewen

Donald Ross (Service No 4889) was born in Victoria. At the time of enlistment he was a single 41 year old farmer from Wollongong, NSW. He embarked on HMAT A15 Star of England with 15th Reinforcements...

Rossborough, John Alexander

John Rossborough (Service No 37453) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1894, one of two children born to John and Margaret Rossborough, an old pioneering family from the district. The family had a...

Roughan, John Joseph

John Joseph Roughan (Service No 4574) was born at Sandy Creek, Muswellbrook, N.S.W.At enlistment John was single, 34 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived in Port Kembla.John...

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