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Chapple, William Walter Stanley

William Chapple (Service No 675) was born in Mittagong, NSW about 1890. His parents were deceased when he enlisted at Lismore and he named his uncle at Albion Park, NSW as his next of kin. At the...

Charlton, Albert Griffith

Albert Charlton (Service no 5058) was born in Goulburn, NSW and enlisted for service in the Boer War on 14 January 1902 as No 43 Trooper Charlton.On 4 May 1910 Albert married Olive Pollock in Woonona...

Chase, Frederick

Frederick Chase (Service no 521) was born in Norwich, England and served 3 years with 3rd Battalion, Norfolk regiment before he came to Australia.At the time of enlistment Frederick was single, 35...

Cheadle, George

George Cheadle was born on 2 July 1897 to Joseph and Elizabeth Wilson.  Joseph Wilson died on 30 September 1905.  In 1908 Elizabeth Wilson married Sydney Cheadle and Elizabeth's...

Cheadle, Francis Bowman

Francis Cheadle (Service No 798) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. but moved to Sydney with his family when he was young and attended Fort Street School.Francis was a keen sportsman...

Cheadle, Arthur Alexander

Arthur Cheadle (Service No 58921) was born in Pyrmont, Sydney.When he enlisted Arthur was 18 years old, single, employed as a wheeler, and lived with his father at Austinmer, N.S.W....

Cheney, Cecil George

Cecil Cheney was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1891.At enlistment Cecil was single, 22 years old and employed as a carpenter.War documents which appear to refer Cecil George Cheney of...

Cheney, Allen Wyecliffe

Allan Cheney was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1891.At enlistment Allan was single, 24 years old and worked as a plumber. He enlisted only a few months after his brother Cecil. ...

Cherry, Henry

Henry Cherry (Service No 2726) was born in Helensburgh, NSW about 1895. He served in the cadets and then 5 years in the Militia. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old wheeler living...

Chesher, Raymond Osmond

Raymond Chesher (Service No 4156) was born in Bathurst, N.S.W. around 1878.  On 10th January 1900 he married Annie Kable and they were raising a family when Raymond enlisted.At enlistment...

Chesher, William Henry

William Chesher was born in Carcoar, central N.S.W.At enlistment Willam was single, 24 years old, employed as a railway employee and lived at Spring Hill, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT...

Chesher, John Herbert Leo

John Chesher (Service No 4013) was born in Grenfell, N.S.W. around 1890.At enlistment he was single, 25 years old, worked as a labourer and lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney...

Chie, Carlton Norman

Carlton Chie (Service no 5860) was born in Dapto, NSW.At the time of enlistment Carlton was single,  22 years of age, employed as a farmer and resided in Dapto, NSW.   Carlton Chie was...

Chinnock, James

Private James Chinnock (Service no. 67839) was allocated to the 27th NSW Reinforcements and sailed on HMAT A7 Medic on 2nd November, 1918. The war ended while he was at sea.On the 28th April, 1923 he...

Chinnock, Albert Ernest

Trooper (or Private) Albert Ernest Chinnock - service #2018 - was born in Figtree and was a miner before he enlisted in the AIF. He embarked on the HMAT A62 Wandilla on 3rd February, 1916,...

Chinnock, William

Private William Chinnock (Service no. 2535) embarked with 5th Reinforcements 37th Battalion on HMAT A24 Benalla on 9th November, 1916. He saw service on the Western Front. While in action he received...

Chinnock, Thomas

Private Thomas Chinnock (Service no. 4622) was born in Mount Kembla, the son of George and Sarah Chinnock. He was the first of three Chinnock brothers to enlist in the AIF in January 1916. On 9th...

Chisholm, Cyril Roy

Cyril Chisholm (Service No 845) was born in Kiama, NSW in February 1897 and attended Bowral State School. He was a single 21 year old labourer who had served in the Junior Cadets. He embarked on...

Chopin, Charles Frederick Giles

Charles Frederick Giles Chopin (Service No 7134) was born in Bega, N.S.W.His father Frederick Chopin was headmaster of Shellharbour Public School and reputedly a nephew of the famous composer.‘Mr...

Chopping, Samuel Davey

Sergeant Samuel Chopping (Service no. 4688) was born in Woonona on October 5, 1893. At the time of enlistment he was a school teacher in Wollongong. He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic on April 13, 1916...

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 Bembrick Christie (Service No 1520/ 1583) was born in Newtown, NSW, around 1896. At enlistment, Alfred gave his name as Alfred Delaney, and stated that his place of birth was Wellington,...

Clancy, Claude Arthur Stanley

Claude Clancy (Service no 6884) was born in Wollongong, NSW.At the time of enlistment in Tamworth, NSW, he stated his name was Joseph Wells a single, 19 year old drover.  Claude listed his...

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...

Clarke, William Thomas

William Thomas Clarke, Service Number 89877, was born near Woonona, possibly at Thirroul, north of Wollongong in 1898. He lived at Pass Road, Thirroul.William enlisted at Bulli on the 16th...

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...

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