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Christiansen, Charles Walter

Charles Walter Christiansen was born c.1894 to Charles Martin and Mary Ann Christiansen. His life prior to the war saw him attending Ex Convent School Bulli and Night School at Woonona Public....

Christie, Alfred Bembrick

Alfred Christie was born in Newtown, NSW, about 1896. He was described as a single 18 year old who worked for the electrical branch of the railways. He had spent 12 months in the cadets. He enlisted...

Clark, Eden Israel

Eden Clark was born in Kiama, N.S.W. in 1898.When Eden enlisted he was 19 years old, single, and working as a waiter.He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A16 Port...

Clarkson, John

Private Clarkson (Service number: 3902) was born in Durham, England ca.1883. He came to Australia and on enlistment was a miner at Mount Kembla. He embarked on RMS Mooltan on 11th December...

Cleary, Andrew Patrick

Andrew Cleary (Service No 923 & 5064) was born in Bendigo, Victoria around 1895. Andrew enlisted on 31st August 1914 (Service No 923), but was discharged soon after when his true age was...

Clegg, Thomas Arthur

Thomas Clegg (Service No 1931) was a single 21 year old carpenter from Bellambi, NSW when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A 55 Kyarra, with his brother Herbert John Clegg (Service No 1930) on 13th...

Clegg, Herbert John

Herbert Clegg (Service No 1930) was a single 24 year old railway fireman, living in Bellambi, NSW when he enlisted with his brother Thomas Arthur Clegg (Service No 1931). They embarked on HMAT A55...

Clifford, Edward

Edward Clifford was born at Dapto on 17 January, 1894 to Joseph and Mary Clifford. Prior to the war, he worked as a fisherman.He enlisted on 11 September, 1916 and joined the 12th Light Horse...

Clifford, Abraham Joseph

Abraham Joseph Clifford (Service No.1888A) was born in Benandarah, New South Wales in the year 1883. He was the eldest child born to Cornelius Clifford and Mary Katherine Clifford of "Farmborough",...

Clifford, Thomas

Thomas Clifford was born on 19 July 1896 to Joseph and Mary Clifford in Dapto. He worked as a fisherman prior to the war.Like his older brother Edward Clifford, Thomas enlisted on 12 July 1917 at the...

Clifton aka Leneard, Edward William

Edward Clifton (Service No 4775) was born in Sydney around 1889.  On 17th February 1911 he married Elsie Rock under the name Leneard and appears to have had 2 children.When Edward enlisted...

Clout, Edward Percy

Edward Clout (Service No 3732) was a single 22 year old wheelwright from a well known Wollongong family when he enlisted. His father owned the Tattersalls Hotel in Wollongong, NSW at the time. He...

Coates, John William

John Coates (Service No 2601) was born in Mount Morgan, Queensland, later moving to Wollongong, N.S.W.When he enlisted he was a single 26 year old electric motor driver living in Smith Street,...

Cochrane, William Archibald

William Archibald Cochrane (Service No. 3801) was born in Woonona and enlisted at Lithgow on 14th October 1915. On his enlistment forms William stated he was a labourer, aged 21 years and 4...

Cochrane, Harold

Private Harold Cochrane (Service No 31170) was born in Wollongong and attended Unanderra Public School.After school he became a farmer and spent 4 years with the 28th Light Horse.Harold was 22...

Colbert, Walter

Walter Colbert (Service No 4457) was born in Kiama around 1892.When he enlisted he was 26 years old, single, and stated his occupation as 'Driver (horse)'.  Walter named his sister, Mrs...

Colley, Ralph Alexander

Ralph Colley (Service No 37395) was born in Berry, NSW about 1894. He was the only son of 5 children and was educated at North Sydney Church of England Grammar School. He spent 4 years in 29th...

Collings, Reubin

Sergeant Reubin Collings (Service no. 1520) was a single 22 year old clerk from Wollongong who had spent four years in 29th Infantry CMF before he enlisted in the AIF.He embarked on HMAT A32...

Collins, Walter George

Walter Collins (Service No 5065) was born in Nowra, N.S.W.  Walter enlisted after taking part in the Waratah March when he was 18 years old, single, and working as a labourer.Walter...

Colliss, Thomas William

Thomas Colliss (Service No 315) was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW in May 1887. At the time of enlistment he was a single 27 year old bricklayer from Woonona who had served six and a half years in the...

Coman, Walter Francis

Walter Coman (Service No 6716) was born in Pambula, on the NSW South Coast.Walter was 22 years old, working as a farming and living at Albion Park, N.S.W., and when he enlisted at nearby Kiama.He...

Compton, John Edward

John Compton (Service No 3727) was born in Balgownie, N.S.W. around 1895.John enlistment when he was 20 years old, single, and employed as a miner.  He had previously...

Condon, Patrick Hill

Patrick Condon was a single 31 year old labourer, Living in Wollongong, NSW when he enlisted. He was working with his father at the time. He was a musician who played the piano, organ and xylaphone....

Conway, William Patrick

William Conway (Service No 2566) was born in Berry, N.S.W. and attended St Patrick's Convent school at Berry.  On 7th June 1911 he married Ruby Johnson in Bundaberg, Qld and the couple returned...

Conway, Daniel

Daniel Conway (Service No 4996) was born in Berry, N.S.W. around 1892 and attended St Patricks Convent School, Berry.Daneil enlisted when he was 24 years old, single and employed as a butcher.He...

Cook, David Grant

David Cook (Service No 2914) was born around 1879.  On 19th May 1906 he married Hilda Benson.When he enlisted he was a married 37 year old clerk living in the New South Wales, Wollongong...

Cooke, George Herbert / Hubert

George Cooke (Service No 848) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. one of 8 children, and attended Gerringong Public School.George enlisted when he was 20 years old; he was single and worked a farm at nearby...

Cooper, Samuel

Samuel Cooper (Service No 2629) was born in Woonona, N.S.W. around 1887.  His family moved to the North Coast of N.S.W. and he was living in that area when he enlisted at...

Cooper, Sidney Charles

Sidney Cooper (Service No 5667) was born in Sydney, N.S.W. around 1893.When Sidney enlisted at the age of 23 he was single and living at Corrimal, N.S.W. where he worked as an engineer...

Cooper, Alice Mary

Matron Alice Cooper was born in Wollongong circa 1864, one of twelve children, and was a trained nurse when she enlisted at age 50.She embarked on 14th July, 1915 as Matron of the Hospital Ship...

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