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Rees, Jenkin

Jenkin Rees, the son of Edward and Amelia, was born in 1892 in Wollongong. He enlisted in the A I F on the 21st of February, 1916, and embarked on H M A T Euripides with C company, 1st Battalion. He...

Rees, Henry David

Henry Rees (Service No 4279) was born in Woonona, N.S.W. Note: Henry's NAA summary sheet papers record his Servce No as 4278. The documents in the file have the correct Service No (...

Reid, Alan

Alan Reid (service No 5640), was born in Hamilton, Scotland.At enlistment he was 28 years old, worked as a musician and lived in Helensburgh, N.S.W.In 1916, he married Catherine...

Reid, Robert West

Robert Reid (Service No 1894) was born at Shellharbour, N.S.W.When he enlisted at the age of 37 at Lismore, N.S.W., he was single and worked as a farmer at Tabulam.Robert embarked from Brisbane on...

Remfrey, Charles Henry

Charles Henry Remfrey (Service No 7072), was born in South Shields, England, in April 1889.He came to Australia, at an early age, with his family, and they settled in the Mount Keira, N.S.W...

Remilton, John James

John Remilton (Service No 3107) was born in Thirroul, NSW about 1892. At the time of enlistment he was a married 23 year old miner. He had married Cecelia Tucker in 1913. He left his wife and young...

Renwick, Charles Saunders

Charles Renwick was born in Sydney. He attended Sydney Grammar School and then went on to Sydney University where he studied medicine. In 1913, Charles married Eileen Holland. At the time of...

Reynolds, Hugh

Hugh Reynolds was born in Catrine, Ayrshire, Scotland about 1893 and had arrived in Australia by 1914. Prior to coming to Australia he had served 3 years in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. On 11th...

Reynolds, Herbert Vincent

Herbert Vincent Reynolds was born in Sebastopol, Victoria on September 16, 1896. In his early life, Herbert attended Sebastopol State School and after gaining a Merit Certificate in year 8, he left...

Richards, Francis Stanley Ralley

Private Stan Richards (Service No. 224) was born in Leicester, England and came to Australia with his family. His father worked in the mine and used to engage in boxing matches to earn extra money...

Richards, Rodger Bede

Private Rodger Richards (Service no. 177) was born on 13th July, 1885 and attended Unanderra Public School and at the time of enlistment was described as a single 29 year old labourer. Rodger was one...

Richards, Leslie Alexander

Leslie Richards (Service No 2231) was a single 28 year old railway employee at Clifton when he enlisted. Leslie embarked on HMAT A44 Vestalia with 4th Reinforcements, 53rd Battalion on 11th July...

Richardson, Harold

Sergeant Harold Richardson (Service no. 2912) was born in Stockton, New South Wales circa 1889.Prior to enlistment he was employed as a Colliery Clerk at the Mount Kembla mine. After enlisting in the...

Richardson, John Harold

 John Harold Richardson (service number 9) was born on 10 May 1883. Before the war he resided at Bondi with his family and worked in his father’s produce store.When he enlisted, he joined...

Richardson, Alexander Melvin

Alexander Melvin Richardson (Service No 2711), was born in Stockton, N.S.W.When he enlisted in Kiama, N.S.W., he was single, 23 years old, worked as a clerk and lived in...

Richardson, George

George Richardson (Service No 2516) was born in Wollongong. He and his wife, Sarah Ann, lost a child in late 1914.He had enlisted and served 41 days in early 1916 but was discharged at his wife...

Richardson, William

Private William Richardson (Service no. 2477) was born in Corrimal circa 1892. He was described as a single 24 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises on 24th August, 1916 with 5th...

Riddett, Charles

Charles Riddett was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.When Charles Riddett enlisted he did so under the name Richard Stafford.  'Richard' stated his age as 22 year old, when in fact he was 19 years...

Ridley, Archibald

Archibald Ridley (Service No 4885) was born in Northumberland, England in 1870. In 1892, Archibald married Annie Weir. He moved to Australia in 1913, his wife and children followed in 1914. At...

Ring, James Alfred

James Ring (Service No 3310) was born in Unanderra, NSW about 1877 and at the time of enlistment was a married 39 year old cordial maker from Wollongong, NSW. In 1902 he married Mary Mahon and they...

Ring, William Ernest

William Ring (Service No 632) was born in Wollongong,NSW about 1884. At the time of enlistment he was a single 30 year old labourer.His parents were deceased by this time and listed his sister Mrs...

Riordan, John Wilson

John Riordan was a 23 year old single shunter from Bellambi when he enlisted. He was one of 11 children. He embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22nd December 1914 with H Company, 13th Battalion. After...

Riordan, William Walter

William Riordan (Service No 5890) was born in Camden, N.S.W.At enlistment William was single, 23 years old, worked as a shunter and lived at Bellambi, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40...

Ritchie, Alexander Hugh

Alexander Ritchie (Service No 2636) was born in Wollongong about 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old farmer living at Dorrigo. He embarked on S S Port Napier with 5th...

Rixon, William Keith

William Rixon (Service No 513) was a single 23 year old telegraphist from Bulli at the time of his enlistment. William embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides with C Company, 3rd Battalion on 20th October...

Robbins, William Reginald

William Robbins (Service No 33655) was born in Thirroul, N.S.W. in October 1885.He was married and had 5 children when he enlisted at 31 years of age.  William worked as a...

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, Robert Taylor

Robert Roberts (Service No 2953) was born in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.  On 13th June 1914 Robert married Agnes O'Dowd and a son was born in 1915.When Robert enlisted he was living in Corrimal, N....

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...

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