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Browne, Ernest Frederick

Ernest Browne Service (No 6302) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. and lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W.  when he enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy.  He joined his brother Reginald as...

Brownlee, William Hughes

Private William Brownlee (Service No. 6368) was born in 1895 and was a 20 year old single miner when he enlisted in the AIF. Prior to enlisting he had spent 2 years in the Illawarra Infantry.He...

Brownlie, David

David Brownlie (Service No 3703) was born in Ipswich, Queensland around 1887.When he enlisted he was living in Balgownie, N.S.W, with his father.  He was single, 28 years old and...

Bruce, George

George Bruce (Service No 1573) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland about 1884 and made his way to Australia. At the time of enlistment he was a single 32 year old labourer from Port Kembla. George...

Bryen, Frederick Edward

Frederick Bryen was born in Kangaroo Valley, NSW, about 1889. At the time of his enlistment he was a married 27 year old farmer. He embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic on 11th November 1916 with 18th...

Buckeridge, Charles Stanley

Private Charles Buckeridge (Service no. 522) was born in Wollongong circa 1892. He was employed as a carpenter, 22 years old and single at the time of enlistment. Charles was one of the first to...

Buckley, Jonathan Yates

Sergeant Jonathan Buckley (Service no. 4134A) was born circa 1890 and at enlistment was a single 25 year old miner from Corrimal. He embarked on HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20th December, 1915 with 2nd...

Buckley, Albert William

Albert Buckley (Service No 2614) was born in Campbelltown, N.S.W. around 1898.Albert enlisted in Wollongong, N.S.W. when he was 18 years old.  Albert was single, worked as a fisherman, and lived...

Buddin, James

James Buddin (Service No 7105) was born at Woonona, NSW in March 1888. At the time of enlistment he was a single 28 year old carpenter living in Woonona. At the time his parents were living in...

Bullen, John Francis

John Bullen (Service No 3011) was born in Lismore in December 1892. The family moved to the Illawarra and at the time of enlistment he was described as a single 23 year old tinsmith and plumber who...

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 (Service No 3460) was born in Lismore, N.S.W. 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...

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...

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