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Strachan, Cornelius Alexander

Cornelius Strachan (Service No 9979) was born in Thirroul, N.S.W. around 1898.When Cornelius enlisted at the age of 18 he was single, lived at Austinmer N.S.W. and was employed as a miner.  He...

Street, Edwin

Edwin ‘Ted’ Street, brother of Charles Edward Street was born in Wollongong on August 8, 1891, to parents James & Delia; he was the tenth and the last child of the family. He grew up in Corrimal...

Street, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Street was born on January 31, 1886 to James & Delia Street, at Corrimal; he was one of seven at that point in time. When Charles was born his father was working in a local coal...

Stubbin, Claude John

Claude Stubbin (Service No 1236) was born in Sutherland, N.S.W. around 1896.At enlistment Claude was single, 18 years old, worked as a bank clerk, and lived at The Rectory, Wollongong, N.S....

Styles, Arthur Raymond

Arthur (Ray) Raymond Styles (Service No. 1390) enlisted after being taken prisoner in New Guinea. His daughter Peggy recalls her father telling her that one morning...

Summers, James Stanley

James Summers (Service No 227) was born in September 1894 in Bellambi, N.S.W.When James enlistment he was single and living in Lismore, N.S.W. working as a labourer.He embarked from Sydney on...

Summerson, James Clifton

James Summerson (Service No 1610) was born in Clifton, N.S.W. around 1894.  He enlistment when he was 21 years of age.  James was single, and employed as a miner.  James...

Sutton, Claude Barron

Claude Sutton (Service No 67712) was a single 19 year old farmer from Smiths Hill, Wollongong NSW when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A7 Medic on 2nd November 1918 with N S W reinforcements....

Sutton, Harry William

Harry Sutton was born about 1894.He spent 3 years in the Cadets and 2 years in the C M F. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old machine worker and clerk. His mother was his next of...

Sutton, Arthur Fraser

Captain Arthur Sutton (Service no. 2838) was born in Sydney and attended Newington College, going on to Sydney University to study Dentistry. He had served five years with the AVAC. The family moved...

Sutton, Ernest Geoffrey

Ernest Geoffrey Sutton (Service no. 3009) was born in Sydney and educated at Sydney Grammar School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 24 year old grazier from Smiths Hill Wollongong. He...

Swannell, William Alfred

William Swannell was born in Sofala, NSW and attended Wattle Flat Public School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 27 year old miner living and working at Helensburgh, NSW. He embarked on...

Syme, Duncan Leslie

Duncan Syme (Service No 4270) was born in Helensburgh about 1896 and moved with his family to Lithgow where he attended school, serving in the junior cadets. At the time of enlistment he was a single...

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, Andrew

Andrew Taylor (Service No 4649), was born in Newcastle, N.S.W., about 1886.In 1909, he married Alice Pickering.At enlistment, he was 30 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Helensburgh, N.S.W....

Taylor, Robert

Robert Taylor (Service No 7842), was born in Ipswich, Queensland.At enlistment, in Bulli, N.S.W., he was married, 29 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Coledale, N.S.W. He listed his wife,...

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, Peter

Peter Taylor (Service No 6323), was born in Balgownie, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 21 years old, worked as a farmer, lived in Balgownie, N.S.W., and had served 3...

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...

Thirlby, John Clift

Private John Thirlby (service number 3706) was born in Leicester, England. On 26th December 1912 he married Beatrice Hurley in Leicester and together they had a son who was born in early 1914....

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 ...

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