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Abdullah, Charles

Charles Abdullah (Service No 6762) was born in Mount Lebanon, Syria around 1875.When Charles enlisted he was single, 42 years old, lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W., and worked as a...

Abercrombie, George Malcolm

George Abercrombie (Service No 334) was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, England in October 1884 and baptised on 5th July 1885.  He had spent 8 years serving with the Northumberland Hussars...

Addison, Percival Edward

Percival Addison (Service No 813) was born at Tenterfield, NSW, and enlisted in the AIF at Liverpool, NSW, on 2 March 1915, when he was 40 years of age.When he enlisted he was working as a Clerk...

Adey, Alfred Victor

Alfred Adey (Service No 348) was born in Bulli, NSW. He had served in the Cadets and CMF. At the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old school teacher. He embarked on HMAT A19 Afric with C...

Adlington, Raymond

Raymond Adlington (Service No 1648) was born in Wollongong. He served 6 years in 37th Infantry Militia and was a clerk. Raymond belonged to the Salvation Army and was keen to be a soldier. Raymond...

Agnew, Clement Ogilvie

Corporal Clement Agnew (Service no. 4026) was born in Scotland and travelled to Australia in June, 1911. When he enlisted he was described as a single 24 year old miner from Coldale. He embarked on...

Aitken, James Liddell

Private James Aitken (Service no. 2103) was born in Scotland and at the age of 14 travelled to Australia with his 18 year old brother Archie. They came to the Illawarra and resided with their uncle...

Aitken, Frederick John

Private Frederick John Aitken (Service No 4972) was born in Wollongong and attended Unanderra Public School. His father, Edward Aitken, was an Inspector of Fisheries. Prior to enlisting he worked as...

Aitken (aka Millar/ Miller), Archibald

Private Archibald Aitken (Service no. 2800) was born in Scotland and travelled to Australia in 1910 with his 14 year old brother James. He came to the Illawarra and gained employment as a miner.He...

Aito , William

William Aito (Service No 2992) was born at Shellharbour, N.S.W.  He enlisted with the AIF on 14 August 1916, stating his age as 42 on his enlisted papers.At the...

Alderson, Charles Stanley

Charles Alderson (Service No 2955A) was born in Woonona, NSW and was the last of three brothers to enlist. His father was a builder from Ashfield who had travelled to England for civilian aid to the...

Alderson, Henry

Henry Alderson (Service No 1702) was born in Woonona, NSW and at the time of enlistment was a single 21 year old builder who had served in the cadets. He enlisted at the same time as his brother...

Alderson, Frank Sydney

Frank Alderson (Service No 1703) was born in Woonona, NSW and at the time of enlistment was a single 19 year old carpenter who had served in 37th Infantry Militia. He embarked with his brother Henry...

Alexander, Hubert DeVere

Hubert Alexander (Service No 1502) was born in Wollongong, NSW and attended Newington College and Sydney University where he obtained his mining engineers degree. He enlisted in the Light Horse in...

Alexander, Samuel

Samuel Alexander (Service No 1873) was born in Kangaroo Valley, N.S.W.  Samuel married Eva Bellis on 1st March 1913. When Samual enlisted he was 27 years.  He and his...

Alexander, James Ernest

James Alexander (Service No 19025) was born in Dunmore in 1886 and at the time of enlistment he was a single 30 year old bank clerk. He was sent to wireless school for training as a signaller before...

Allan, James Alexander

Private James Allan (Service no. 875) was born in Mount Kembla in 1893. He enlisted in the AIF at Blackboy Hill, Western Australia. He embarked with C Company, 32nd Battalion on 18th...

Allen, Keith Wickham

Keith (Barney) Wickham Allen (Service No 2259) was the grandson of Walter Allen and Charlotte Dunster of Shellharbour who operated Allen’s Store in Addison Street from 1868.  The Allen...

Allen, Gordon Leslie Cameron

Gordon Allen (Service No 7436) was born in Grafton, N.S.W. around 1896.He enlisted when he was 21 years old, working as a labourer, and living with his sister in Wollongong, N.S.W.Gordon embarked on...

Allen, Albert Spencer

Trooper Albert Allen (Service no. 535) was born about 1892. At the time of his enlistment he was residing in Mount Kembla with his brother.After enlisting in the AIF he embarked with B Squadron...

Allen, Leslie John

Leslie Allen (Service No 5974) was born in Manitoba, Canada around 1892. The only available information about him comes from his enlistment file.Leslie enlisted when he was living in Kiama...

Allen, Edward Fletcher

Edward Allen (Service No 2326) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. but raised in Coolamon, N.S.W as his family moved there when he was young.Edward enlisted when he was 24...

Allison, John Edmund

John Allison (Service No 6768a) was born in Kiama in 1900 and attended Kiama Public School. At the time of enlistment he stated he was a single 18 year old postal official serving in the Militia. He...

Allsop, Arthur James

Albert Allsop (Service No 5781) was born in Auckland New Zealand about 1896. It is not known when he came to Wollongong, NSW but his Army papers have him living in Keira Street, Wollongong. He was a...

Allsop, William Henry

William Allsop was born in Helensburgh, NSW about 1892 and enlisted in Toowoomba. He was posted to No 2 Depot Battalion. Soon after enlistment he contracted measles. He was admitted to Brisbane...

Allsopp, Tom

Tom Allsopp (Service No 3752) was born September 1894 in Clarendon Park, Leicester, England and came to Australia in 1913. At the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old farm labourer living...

Anderson, William Frederick Titchenor

William Frederick Titchenor Anderson (Service No 2370) enlisted in Goulburn, N.S.W. on 4 February 1921 when he was 29 years old.  On his enlistment documents William nominated his mother...

Anderson, Conrad Victor

Private Conrad Anderson (Service no: 354) was born in Mount Kembla and was one of five in a family who served in the AIF. His father Charles was born in Norway circa 1860, and later...

Anderson, Kenneth Primrose

Kenneth Primrose Anderson (Service No 31999) was born at Kiama, N.S.W.   His grandparents were George Laurence Fuller and Sarah Cunningham Miller of Dunmore House, Dunmore, N.S.W. ...

Anderson, Oliver

Oliver Anderson (Service No 4129) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1896.Oliver enlisted when he was 19 years old; he was single and working as a wheeler.  He had...

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