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Phipps, Henry

Henry Phipps (Service No 2536) was born in Blaina Monmouthshire, England about 1892, and came to Australia sometime after 1911. At the time of enlistment Henry was a single 22 year old engine driver...

Pickering, Stephen

Stephen Pickering (Service No 3598) was born in Woonona, N.S.W., around 1890.  As a child he attended Woollarha Public School in Sydney.He enlisted at the age of 26, at which time...

Piercey, Richard

Private Richard Piercey (Service no. 3121)  was born in Maidenhead England circa 1888. He travelled to Australia and at the time of enlistment was a single 27 year old pastry cook living and...

Pigg, John Thomas

Private John Pigg (Service no: 4270) was born in Durham England in about 1874. He left England and travelled to Australia in 1914 and gained employment at the Mount Kembla mine. He travelled to...

Pigg, Charles Wardle

Charles Pigg (Serivce No 2838) was born in Durham, England around 1877, and was baptised on 14th April 1877.  Charles came to Australia in July 1912.When Charles enlisted he was ...

Pineaha, Paturoa

Paturoa Pineaha (Service No 3857) was born in Hastings, New Zealand around 1887.Paturoa was living in Port Kembla, N.S.W. when he enlisted at the age of 28.  He was employed as a...

Pinhey, Guy Townley

Guy Pinhey (Service No 29142) was born in Shellharbour, N.S.W.At enlistment Guy was single, 28 years old and worked as a bank clerk with the Commercial Bank in Milton, N.S.W.  He embarked from...

Pinkerton, William

Trooper William Pinkerton (service no. 1902) was born in Wollongong circa 1897.William lived in Sydney and worked as a canvasser at the time of enlistment. He embarked on HMAT A25 Anglo-Egyptian on...

Platt, Thomas

Thomas Platt (Service No 8689) was born in Lancashire, England around 1893.At enlistment Thomas was single, 22 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney...

Plumb, Philip

Phillip Plumb was born in England about 1892 and came to Australia. He enlisted in the AIF and sailed on HMMT A35 Berrima to Rabaul with F Company ANMEF Tropical Unit with Service No 758. At the...

Poland, Matthew

Sergeant Matthew Poland (Service no. 1993) was born in Mount Kembla and prior to enlistment worked as a miner.He embarked on HMAT A54 Runic on 9th August, 1915 with 3rd Reinforcements, 18th Battalion...

Polglase, Emanuel Isaac

Emanuel Polglase (Service No 7559) was born in Bourke, N.S.W.At enlistment he was 21 years of age, single, worked as a fitter, and was living at Woonona, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A74...

Polglase, Reuben Alfred

Reuben Polglase was born in Bourke, N.S.W.Reuben appears to have enlisted twice; on 11th September 1914 (Service No 898) when he was 21 years old, single, and employed as a cleaner.  At this...

Pollack, Samuel John

Samuel Pollack (Service No 4570) was born in Bulli, NSW.At the time of enlistment Samuel was single, 24 years of age, employed as a miner and resided in Corrimal, NSW.Samuel embarked on HMAT A71-...

Polsson, Axel Oscar

Axel Oscar Polsson, often spelt as ‘Poulsen’ enlisted at Port Kembla on 14 August 1914. He was almost 20 years of age. According to documents on the National Australian Archives, his mother Carolina...

Popple, George

Private George Popple (Service no. 2702) was born at Balgownie circa 1885. At the time of enlistment he was a single 31 year old ironworker's assistant. He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th...

Porteous, Neville Liddell

Neville Porteous (Service No 1992) was born in Hexham, Northumberland, England and arrived in Australia on 15th October 1909. Neville had served in the military for 7 years in England.At...

Porter, William George

William George Porter, born to Samuel George Porter and Harriet L Brown (nee) on 1 July 1896, lived at 33 Brownlow Rd, Haggerston, London. He was a Corporal in the 6th London Regiment following his...

Potter, Bertram James

Bertram “Bertie” James Potter was born c. 1894 to James and Ellen Potter in Nellies Glenn, Katoomba New South Wales.Bertie had military experience prior to enlisting. He served in the 27th Infantry...

Potter, Phillip Henry

Phillip Potter (Service No 4272) was born in Mittagong, NSW.At the time of enlistment Phillip was single, 30 years of age, employed as a labourer and resided in Balgownie, NSW.Phillip embarked on...

Potter, Thomas Edward

Thomas Potter (Service No 5806) was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, England, around 1895.Thomas enlisted when he was living, with his mother, at Balgownie, N.S.W.  He was 21 years old...

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...

Power, Ernest Joseph Martin

Ernest Power (Service No 2659) was born in Lithgow, N.S.W. in 1886. In 1904 he married Frances Richards and the couple had 3 children.At enlistment Ernest he was 30 years old, worked as a miner and...

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...

Prescott, Charles James

Charles Prescott (Service No 3445) was born in Wingen, N.S.W.  In 1904 he married Jemima Rebecca Sconce in Newcastle and they had one daughter.At enlistment Charles claimed to be 38 years...

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...

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