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Burgess, Dominick John

Dominick John Burgess (Service No 6973) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1871 and had served in the Militia. He moved from the area and in 1892 he married Margaret Darwall in Albury, NSW. At the...

Burgess, Walter Frederick

Walter Frederick Burgess (Service No 6473) was born in Wollongong around 1896 and attended Unanderra Public School.Walter gained employment as a carpenter after school, also spending 2...

Burgess, Leslie Hope

Leslie Burgess (Service No 6042) was born in Unanderra around 1894, and was the younger brother of Walter Frederick Burgess who also served in World War I.Leslie and Walter attended Unanderra...

Burke, Henry

Henry Burke (Service No 64) was born in Belfast, Ireland. Following the death of her husband, his mother brought the family to Australia. They settled in the Illawarra. At the time of enlistment...

Burling, Arnold Westley

Arnold Burling was born in Lismore about 1892. He was a single 22 year old bank clerk living at Fairy Meadow when he enlisted. He had spent 18 months with the Senior Cadets, Newington College Corps...

Burn, Louis Henry

Louis Burn (Service No 4891) was born in Victoria around 1888.  In 1909 he married Isabella Roberts at Bega, N.S.W. and they had one child.When Louis enlisted he was 29 years...

Burns, George Edward

George Burns (Service No 3251) was born in Jerilderie, N.S.W. in 1887.When George enlisted he was single, 28 years old, and employed as a railway porter at Dunmore, N.S.W....

Bursill, Albert Leslie

Albert Bursill (Service No 10183) was born in Kiama, NSW. For reasons unknown he left Australia and arrived in Vancouver Canada on 16th January 1915. He enlisted in the British Army approximately...

Butt, Gordon Robert

Gordon Butt (Service No 2564) was born in Albury, NSW about 1896. At the time of enlistment he was a single 19 year old clipper at Helensburgh who had served 12 months in the CMF. He embarked on HMAT...

Butt, Frank Edwin

Frank Butt (Service no 3794) was born in Albury, NSW about 1893. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old miner from Helensburgh. He embarked on HMAT A54 Runic with 9th Reinforcements...

Byrnes, Arthur James

Arthur James Byrnes (junior) was born in Wollongong 1897, the third of 13 biological and 2 adopted children of Arthur James Byrnes (senior) and wife Mary Elizabeth Smith.He worked as a...

Cadden, Reginald Naylor/ Meyler

Reginald Cadden was born in Kiama. N.S.W. and had served 2 years and 5 months in the South African conflict.  Reginald remained in the CMF and gained a commission.  In 1908 he...

Cade, John Francis

John Cade (Service No 19051) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.In 1915 John married Ivy Levy at Nygamee, N.S.W.When John enlisted when he was 25 years old.  At this time John was...

Cady, Joseph

Joseph Cady (Service No 5060) was born in London in 1897.  His family came to Australia and settled at Jambaroo.At enlistment Joseph was single, 20 years old and worked as a farm hand.  ...

Cady, James George

James Cady (Service No 2548) was born in London and arrived in Australia with his family in 1913.At enlistment James was single, 22 years old, and worked as a farmer at Jamberoo, N.S.W.He embarked...

Caiger, Victor William

Victor Caiger (Service No 2387) was born in Helensburgh, N.S.W. in 1897 and attended Thirroul Public School.At enlistment Victor was single, 18 years old, worked as a farmer, and lived at Clifton,N.S...

Caldwell, Alan

Private Alan Caldwell (Service no. 2692) was born in Corrimal circa 1898 and spent four years in the senior cadets. He was a single 19 year old clipper when enlisted.Alan embarked on HMAT A24 Benalla...

Caldwell, Bruce

Private Bruce Caldwell (Service No 2146) was born in Corrimal and attended Corrimal Public School. He served as a signaller in the 37th infantry CMF and was stilll serving with them on enlistment. He...

Canham, George

George Canham (Service No 6717) was born in Sydney, N.S.W.  He married Ivy Cambrell in 1908.Geoge was 28 years old, worked as a butcher, and lived in Kiama, N.S.W. when he...

Carrick, Louis Russell

Louis Carrick (Service No 3047) was born in Clifton, N.S.W. in 1893.At enlistment Louis was single, 23 years old, worked as a surveyor and had served 2 years in the Militia.He embarked from Sydney as...

Carrick, John Edward

John Carrick (Service No 5989) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.John enlisted when the Waratah March came to the Illawarra region.  He was single, 27 years old, and worked as a miner.He embarked from...

Carrick, Thomas Henry

Thomas Carrick (Service No 2777) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1896.At enlistment Thomas was single, 20 years old, and worked as a miner.  He has served 3 years with the Citizens Militia...

Carter, Norman William

Norman Carter (Service No 2631) was born in Wombat, N.S.W. in 1891.Norman was living in Port Kembla, N.S.W., working as a labourer when he enlisted at Kiama, N.S.W. at the age of 24....

Catt, Charles

Charles Catt (Service No 14027) was born in Woonona, N.S.W.At enlistement Charles was single, 18 years old and employed as a fitter.  Charles had served 5 years in the...

Catterall, Augustus Victor

Augustus Catterall (Service No 7716) was born in Lismore, N.S.W.  While growing up he was a student at Unanderra Public School.When he enlisted, at Holsworthy, N.S.W., he was living at...

Cawe, Edward Sydney

Private Edward Cawe (Service no: 2342) was born circa 1900 and claimed to be 18 years old, however, in reality he was just 14. He had served in the cadets.Edward embarked on HMAT Ballarat A70 on 6th...

Cawood, Dorothy Gwendolen

Dorothy Gwendolen Cawood was born on 9 December1884 in Parramatta. She was the seventh child of carpenter John Cawood and his English-born wife, Sarah Travis nee Garnett. She commenced her nursing...

Chamberlain, Edward George

Edward George Chamberlain was born on 18 April, 1893 in Richmond, Victoria. He was living in Woonona with his family during the time of his enlistment.Chamberlain embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on...

Chamberlain, William Arthur

William Chamberlain (Service No 2537) was born in Newcastle, NSW about 1898. At the time of enlistment he was a single 18 year old coach builder from Albion Park, NSW who had served 12 months in 37th...

Chapman, John

John Chapman (Service No 4938) was born in Stirlingshire, Scotland around 1884.When John enlisted at the age of 31 he was single, worked as a miner, and lived at Scarborough, N.S....

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