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Souter, Leslie William

Leslie William Souter was born in Surry Hills, NSW.He was employed as a labourer when he enlisted on January 13, 1916. He was 22 years of age and lived in Wollongong with his wife at the time, Martha...

Southall, William Henderson

William Henderson Southall (Service No 3040), was born in Newcastle, England.At enlistment, he was single, 24 years old, worked as a grocer and lived in Unanderra, N.S.W.William embarked...

Southam, Edwin Henry

Edwin Southam was born in Leicester, England around 1889.  Edwin served 4 years with the Leicester Territorials.  On 27th April 1912 Edwin married Florence Brock and they had 2 children....

Southcombe, John Thomas

John Thomas Southcombe (Service No 3248), was born in Guisburough, England, and arrived in Australia, in December 1912.At enlistment he was single, 29 years old, worked as a miner and lived in...

Speirs, John Melling

John 'Jack' Melling Speirs was born in West Wallsend, Newcastle on 26 October 1898.  Jack lived with his foster parents Mary Jane (nee Rodham) and Hugh Speirs in the Wollongong area.In...

Spillane, Charles Joseph

Charles Spillane (Service No 1515) was born in Albion Park, N.S.W. around 1894.At the time of Charles' enlistment he was 21 years old, single and employed as a labourer.  He...

Spinks, Frederick Keith James

Private Frederick Spinks (Service no. 2473) was born in the Illawarra circa 1896. He is described as a single 19 year old railway porter from Hearne Farm, Figtree. He embarked on HMAT A 75 Ballarat...

Spinks, Cecil

Cecil Spinks (Service No 2939), was born in Lismore, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 18 years old, worked as a wheeler and lived in Bellambi, N.S.W. Cecil embarked on...

Spriggs, Charles Vivian

Charles Spriggs (Service No 25643) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1896.  Charles attended Wollongong Public School, and went on to serve 4 years in the Citizen Military...

Sproule, John Oliver

John Sproule (Service No 1768) was born at Woodbrook, Jamberoo, near Kiama, N.S.W.John worked as a farmer, was single and 18 years old when he enlisted, the first of three brothers to...

Sproule, David Hugh

David Sproule (Service No 2703) was born at Woodbrook, Jamberoo, near Kiama, N.S.W. in 1895.David enlisted when he was 21 years old.  He was single and a farmer at...

Sproule, Thomas Stanley

Thomas Sproule (Service No 2704) was born at Woodbrook, Jamberoo near Kiama, N.S.W. in 1894.  He was the eldest of three brothers to enlist.Thomas enlisted when he was ...

Stafford, Reuben Garrett

Reuben Garrett Stafford was born at Cordeaux in 1883 and began his working life as a miner at Mount Kembla with his father and brothers. Prior to the war, like most young men, he did military...

Stafford, Edwin Harold

Edwin Harold Stafford (Serivce no 7861) was born in Mount Kembla on 1 September, 1899.He was 18 years old, and worked as a miner when he enlisted in Wollongong, NSW,  on 14 August, 1917.When...

Stanley, Jay Montague

Jay Montague Stanley (Service No's 408/14811), was born in Randfontein, South Africa, around 1891.At enlistment, he was single, 22 years old, worked as a station overseer and...

Stanley, James

James Stanley (Service No 264) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1892. At the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old labourer from Helensburgh. He embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima with A Company, 20th...

Stanley, Benjamin

Benjamin Stanley (Service No 4308) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old miner from Helensburgh who had served in 37th Infantry Militia. He...

Stant, Francis Robert

Francis Robert Stant (Service No 4907), was born in London, England, and arrived in Australia around 1904.At enlistment, he was single, 29 years old, worked as a railway signalman and...

Stapleton, William John

William (Billy) John Stapleton (Service No 3623) was born in Wollongong, to John and Eleanor Stapleton of Unanderra, Illawarra. William's enlistment papers show that he was 24 years old,...

Starr, William Cynog

William Starr (Service No 1583) was born in Austinmer, NSW and attended Helensburgh Superior School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 26 year old woolsorter. He embarked on HMAT A32...

Starr, Arthur Edmond

Arthur Edward Starr (Service No 1790), was born in Campbelltown, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 34 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Bulli, N.S.W.Arthur embarked...

Steers, Archie John

Archie Steers (Service No 999) was born in Brighton, England around 1885.  At enlistment Archie was single, 30 years old, worked as an assistant fitter, and lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W.He...

Stein, Alfred James

Alfred James Stein (Service No 1247), was born in Kiama, N.S.W.The family moved to Tasmania, early in Alfred's life.  At enlistment, he was single, 21 years old, worked as a labourer and...

Stein, Thomas

Thomas Stein (Service No 7075), was born in Kiama, N.S.W., and went to live in Tasmania, with his family, at a young age.At enlistment, he was single, 22 years old, worked as a hairdresser and lived...

Stenton, Stanley Rowland

Stanley Stenton (Service No 65823) was born in Sheffield, England and arrived in Australia around 1914.At enlistment Stanley was single, 21 years old, worked as a grocer, and lived in Wollongong, N.S...

Stephens, Luther Roy

Luthor Stephens (Service No 3468) was born in Tennessee, USA around 1890 and appears to have arrived in Australia about 1915.At enlistment Luther was single, 27 years old, worked as a navvy (...

Stevens, James Robert

Private James Stevens (Service no. 3302) was born in Dapto circa 1897 and attended Dapto Public School. He was a single 18 year old grocer when he enlisted.James embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic on 20th...

Stevens, Arthur Borlase

Arthur Stevens (Service No 6023) was born in Sydney.On 2nd September 1903 Arthur married Vera Proctor at Wickham, near Newcastle, N.S.W but the couple had no children. Arthur was 34 years of age...

Stevens, John

John (Jack) Stevens (Service No 3676) was born in March 1881 in Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England. At enlistment, Jack was married to Esther Ann.  He was 35 years of age, lived at...

Stevens, William Henry

William Henry Stevens (Service No 1187 /1328 on National Archives summary sheet) was born in 1897 to John and Agnes E Stevens at Helensburgh, N.S.W. .At enlistment, William was 22 years of...

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