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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...

Burley, Norman Wortley

Norman Burley (Service No 6481) was born in Wollongong, NSW.At enlistment Norman was single, 24 years old and employed as a school teacher. He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A67 Orsova on 10th...

Burley, Jonathan

Jonathan Burley (Service No 7474) was born in Wollongong, NSW.At enlistment he was single, 19 years old and worked as a carpenter; he had served 3 years with the Cadets and 2 years with the Militia....

Burley, Charles Leonard

Charles Burley (Service No 9834) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment, Charles was single, 24 years old and worked as a  bricklayer.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A31 Ajana with 9th...

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....

Burrows, Edwin James

Edwin Fernandez was born in Sydney.  On 25 August 1911, Edwin married Mary Ward at Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.He enlisted as Edwin Burrows (Service No 6466), Burrow's being his mother's maiden name....

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 around 1893.At enlistment Frank was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Helensburgh, N.S.W.  He embarked on HMAT A54 Runic...

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...

Cairnes, Thomas Frederick

Thomas Cairnes (Service No 3579) was born in Forbes, N.S.W. around 1880.  He married Mary Gunn in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1901and they had 5 children.At enlistment Thomas ...

Cairns, William

William Cairns (Service No 19383) was born in Wyalong, N.S.W.William enlisted in Bulli, N.S.W.  He was single, 21 years old, employed as a miner and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.;...

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...

Callaghan, Albert

Albert Callaghan (Service No 2679) was born in Carnarvonshire, Wales around 1877.At enlistment Albert was 39 years old, a widower, worked as a miner, lived at Thirroul, NSW, and had served 8...

Cameron, Leo Ewan

Leo Ewan Cameron (Service no. 3277) was born in Murrumburrah, NSW. Although he enlisted at Coonabarabran, NSW, he gave his address as Woonona, NSW. He stated that he was a single 21 year old...

Cameron, Kenneth

Kenneth Cameron (Service no 4385) was born in Dundonnell, Scotland in 1873.At the time of enlistment Kenneth was single, 42 years of age, employed as a blacksmith and residing in Scarborough, NSW....

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...

Carney, William

William Carney (Service No 1628) was born in Berry, NSW in 1894.At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old labourer, living in Galong, NSW. His mother Annie, of Fairy Meadow, NSW is listed...

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...

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