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Tansey, Martin

Martin Tansey (Service No 5157) was born in Sydney, N.S.W. around 1888.At enlistment he was 27 years old, single and worked as a labourer. While he did not enlist as a Waratah he...

Tapp, Richard George

Richard Tapp (Service No 9577) was born in Barnsley, England and came to Australia in 1887 with his family.He married Hannah Brown on 11th April 1900 in Queensland.At enlistment Richard was 40...

Tate, Eric Austin

Eric Tate (Service No 2926) was born in 1891 and went to school in Kangaroo Valley. At the time of enlistment he was a single 23 year old farmer at Kangaroo Valley who had a keen interest in pedigree...

Tate, Arthur William

Arthur William Tate (Service No 4841) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.In 1907, he married Elizabeth Dobbie in Wollongong, N.S.W., and the couple had 5 children.At enlistment he...

Taylor, Charles

Charles Taylor was born in Cardiff, Wales in 1879, and had emigrated to Australia some time after 1901.When Charles enlisted (Service No 301) at Liverpool, N.S.W., he was 35 years of age, single...

Taylor, Austin Stanley

Austin Taylor (Service No 6188) was born in East Kangaloon, N.S.W. around 1896 and attended East Kangaloon Public School.  He served for 4 years with the cadets and 2 years with 37th Infantry...

Taylor, Franklyn

Franklyn Taylor (Service No 2203) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.At enlistment, Franklyn was single, 22 years old, employed as a carriage builder, and lived in Granville, Sydney.He embarked from Sydney on...

Taylor, Edwin

Edwin Taylor  (Service No 2027) was born in Glasgow, Scotland in July 1879.When he enlisted he was single, 35 years old, living at Balgownie, N.S.W., and employed as a miner.Edwin...

Taylor, Peter

Peter Taylor (Service No 6323), was born in Balgownie, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 21 years old, worked as a farmer, lived in Balgownie, N.S.W., and had served 3...

Taylor, Andrew

Andrew Taylor (Service No 4649), was born in Newcastle, N.S.W., about 1886.In 1909, he married Alice Pickering.At enlistment, he was 30 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Helensburgh, N.S.W....

Taylor, Robert

Robert Taylor (Service No 7842), was born in Ipswich, Queensland.At enlistment, in Bulli, N.S.W., he was married, 29 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Coledale, N.S.W. He listed his wife,...

Tennant, Thomas

Thomas Tennant (Service no. 61/1451) was born in Ireland circa 1888. He travelled to Australia and was employed as a labourer living in Port Kembla when war was declared. One of the first to enlist (...

Tennant, Matthew

Matthew Tennant (Service no 4598/1540) was born in Scotland and immigrated to Australia.At the time of enlistment Matthew was single, 36 years of age, employed as a mechanic and resided in...

Thickett, Austin

Private Austin Thickett (Service no. 2490) was born in England circa 1889. He came to Australia in October, 1911 and settled in Helensburg. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 27...

Thirlby, John Clift

Private John Thirlby (Service No 3706) was born in Leicester, England.On 26th December 1912 he married Beatrice Hurley in Leicester and together they had a son who was born in early 1914. They were...

Thomas, Reginald Henry

Reginald Thomas (Service No 4327) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1896.When he enlisted he was a single 19 year old miner. Reginald had already spent 3 years in the Cadets and 1 year in...

Thomas, Walter John

Walter John Thomas (Service No 351) was born at Marshall Mount, N.S.W. on 21 April 1889 to William and Jane Thomas. He attended Marshall Mount School and was considered good with horses from an...

Thomas, Ralph William Haslem

Ralph William Haslem Thomas (Service No 6374) at his parents farm, ‘Clover Hill’, Macquarie Pass, N.S.W. The Thomas family, Harry, Mary and their children moved to Dunmore and farmed ‘St Ives’ named...

Thomas, Albert

Albert (Bert) Thomas (Service No 1914) was born 3 October 1886.When he was 15 he was working at Joe Izzard’s store and Charlie Ameera Box’s store, both at Albion Park, N.S.W., and was also ...

Thomas, William Edward

William Thomas (Service No 768) was born in Glamorgan, Wales around 1893. The date of his arrival in Australia is unknown. At enlistment, William was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner...

Thomas, William

William Thomas (Service No 4911), was born in Bridgend, Wales. The date of his arrival in Australia is unknown.At enlistment, he was single, 39 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Austinmer, N....

Thomas, Eric Hamilton

Eric Hamilton Thomas (Service No 2758) was born in Muswellbrook circa 1895. His father, the Rev John Thomas was a Methodist Minister living at Molong at the time Eric enlisted, when he was 20 years...

Thompson, Isaac

Isaac Thompson (Service No 373) was born in Durham, England, and came to Australia in September 1910.When Isaac enlisted at the age of 27, he was single, worked as a miner and lived at...

Thompson, Jasper Robson

Jasper Thompson (Service No 5849) was born in Gateshead, England in January 1877.  He emigrated to Australia in 1914 with his wife Elizabeth and children.Jasper was 39 years old when he enlisted...

Thompson, Victor Wright

Victor Thompson (Service No 2453) was born in Gunnadah, N.S.W.At enlistment Victor was single, 22 years old, and worked as an iron monger at Port Kembla, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on board...

Thompson, Wilfred Carlton

Wilfred Thompson (Service No 66540) was born at Lake Illawarra, N.S.W.At enlistment Wilifred was single, 25 years old and worked as  fisherman.He embarked from Adelaide on HMAT A36 Boonah with...

Thompson, Alice Jane

Alice Jane Thompson of Balgownie enlisted as a nurse at the age of 23 on 20 March 1917, according to the Australian War Memorial. She subsequently embarked from Sydney aboard RMS Mooltan on 9 June,...

Thompson, William

William Thompson (Service no 911) was born in Newcastle, England in 1884.At the time of enlistment William was single, 30 years of age, employed as a fitter's assistant and resided in Woonona, NSW....

Thompson, William Daventry Mann

William Thompson (Service No 3503) was born in Sydney and at the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old stockman from Wollongong. He embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises with 9th Reinforcements,...

Thomson, Colin Leslie

Colin Thomson (Service No 2160) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.  in January 1895.When Colin enlisted at the age of 22, he was single, lived at Mount Ousley via Wollongong and worked as a bank...

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