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Curwen, Henry Harrison

Henry Curwen (Service No 739) was born at Helensburgh, N.S.W. around 1888.When he enlisted Henry was living at South Cessnock, N.S.W; he was single, 29 yearS old and employed as a miner.He embarked...

Daisley, William

William Daisley (Service No 4400) was born in Scotland about 1898. He arrived in Australia in April 1914. He served 10 months in the Senior Cadets at Bulli. At the time of enlistment he was...

Dalby, Maurice William

Maurice Dalby (Service No 1824) was born in Richmond, Victoria, around 1889.  After his mother died, Maurice's father moved to Bellambi, N.S.W. with his family, and remarried. Maurice'...

Dale, John Patrick

John Dale (Service No 2129) was born in Wollongong around 1896.At enlistment John was 19 years of age, and worked as a farm labourer in Wollongong.  John's parents were deceased and he nominated...

Daley, Bertram Wilfred

Bertram Daley (Service No 1020) was born in Marshall Mount, N.S.W.Bertram enlisted when he was 23 years old; he was single, worked as a labourer, and lived at South Cundurimba,...

Dally, Samuel Nathaniel

Samuel Dally (Service No 248) was born in Beaconsfield, Tasmania. At the time of enlistment he was a single 19 year old butcher from Wollongong who had served 2 years in the Citizen Military Forces...

Dalziel, Victor

Victor Dalziel was born in the Gold Rush town of Steiglitz, Victoria on October 7, 1898 and was one of eleven children. His early years were spent in Queensland working as a farmer until he enlisted...

Dark, Norman

Norman Dark (Service No 4787) was born in Lambeth, London, England around 1892.  In 1914 he and his sister emigrated to Australia and settled in Berry, N.S.W.When Norman enlisted at the age of...

David, Albert Edward

Private Albert David (Service no 38792) was a single 24 year old iron moulder who was working at his father's business in Wollongong when he enlisted.Albert embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses with 33rd...

Davidson, Alexander

Alexander Davidson was one of the many men that enlisted in the war. Born on 19 February 1890 to James Davidson and Lousia Pugh, Alex enlisted in 1916 at the age of 26.He was a carpenter in Sydney...

Davies, Joseph

Joseph Davies (Service No 2408) was born in Blacker Hill, Burnsley, Yorkshire, England around 1878.  A coal miner like his father, he left England for Australia in early 1914.Joseph enlisted...

Davies, Frederick Rees

Frederick Davies was born in Corrimal, NSW in 1892 and was a single 24 year old butcher when he enlisted. He had spent 3 years with the St George Rifles CMF. He embarked on RMS Moldavia on 2nd...

Davies, George Arthur

George Davies (Service No 172) was born in Corrimal, NSW however the family were living at Mount Keira when he enlisted. He was a single 20 year old printer who had served in the 7th Army Medical...

Davis, Harry Westbrook

Harry Davis (Service No 1608) was born in Berry, N.S.W. in January 1887.When Harry enlisted he was single, 27 years, and worked as a farmer at Berry.  He had served 8 months...

Davis, Herbert

Herbert Davis (Service No 792) was born in Bulli, NSW about 1890. At the time of enlistment he was a single 24 year old draper from Marrickville who had served 6 years in the Cadets. He embarked on...

Dawes, Walter Leslie

Walter Dawes (Service No 2167) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.  Walter had spent 2 years in the Cadets and 1 year with 37th infantry CMF before he enlisted. At enlistment was ...

Dawes, Alan Roy

Alan Dawes (Service No 2612) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.He enlisted at the age of 20, when he was single, and working as a grocer.  Alan had previously spent 4 years in the CMF.He...

Dawes, Ernest

Private Ernest Dawes (Service no: 4772) was born in Mount Kembla in 1893.Prior to enlisting he was a 22 year old Postal Assistant. After enlisting in the AIF he embarked with 4th Battalion on the...

Dawes, Thomas William

Thomas Dawes (Service No 184) was born in Mount Kembla, N.S.W. around 1890.  When Thomas enlisted, he was 24 years old, single, lived at Murrurundi, N.S.W. working as a locomotive cleaner....

Dawes, Hollis Roy

Hollis Dawes (Service No 4499) was born in Albion Park, NSW about 1892 and was a single 23 year old carpenter when he enlisted. He embarked on RMS Osterey with 14th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion on...

Dawson, George William

George Dawson (Service No 819) was born in Palmerston New Zealand in July 1891. He had spent 3 years full time in the New Zealand Rifles. George arrived in Sydney on 29th April 1910 and by 1913 had...

Dawson, Harold Frederick

Harold Dawson was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1897 and at the time of enlistment was an 18 year old clerk who had spent 4 years in the Cadets. He embarked on RMS Mooltan on 11th December 1915...

De Boynton, William

William De Boynton (Service No 476) was born in Drake, NSW about 1887. The family later moved moved to Berry, NSW. William was the first of 3 brothers to enlist. At the time he was a single 27 year...

De Boynton, Francis

Francis De Boynton (Service No 4544) was born in Drake, NSW in February 1896. He was the youngest of 3 brothers to enlist. At the time of enlistment he was a single 19 year old farmer at Berry, NSW...

De Boynton, Arthur

Arthur De Boynton (Service No 3132) was born in Drake, NSW in 1893. At the time of enlistment in Kiama he was a single 23 year old dairy farmer from Berry, NSW. His enlistment must have been of...

De Mestre, Sarah Melanie

Sarah De Mestre was born in the Shoalhaven, NSW and trained as a nurse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. In August 1914, after the outbreak of the war, she enlisted and sailed...

Dean, Tom

Tom Dean (Service No 2382) was born in Manchester England and was baptised there on 23rd February 1898. He left England and settled in Bulli some time after 1911. At the time of enlistment he was a...

Dean, Royden Alvin

Royden Dean was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1889. He is described as a single 25 year old tailor. He had spent 4 years in the CMF prior to embarking on HMAT A35 Berrima on 19th August 1914 with D...

Dean, John Harold

John Dean was born in Wollongong and at the time of enlistment was a single 29 year old bank clerk who had spent 3 years in the Commonwealth Military Force. He embarked on SS Te-Anau on 20th...

Dee, Thomas William

Thomas Dee (Service No 3489) was born in Bristol, England around 1896 and at some time travelled to Australia.Thomas enlisted under the name of Charles Dean when he was 21 years old.  At...

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