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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...

Deering, Eden Fred Charles

Eden Deering (Service No 1185) was born in London around 1880 and came to Australia in 1912.At enlistment, Eden was single, 35 years old, employed as a labourer, and lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W....

Dennis, Robert John

Robert John Dennis (service No 9541) was born in Moss Vale, N.S.W.At enlistment in Bulli, N.S.W., he was single, 22 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Bulli, N.S.W....

Denniss, Wilfred Francis Howard

Wilfred Denniss was born in Robertson, NSW about 1893 and at the time of enlistment was a single 23 year old farmer at Dapto. He embarked on SS Port Napier with 22nd Reinforcements, 2nd Battalion...

Denniss, Stanley Edwin

Stanley Denniss (Service no 5077) was born in Robertson, NSW about 1895. He is described, at his enlistment, as a single 21 year old farmer from Dapto. He had spent 4 years in the Senior Cadets and 2...

Dent, Oswald Gordon

Oswald Dent was born in Sydney, N.S.W. and at the time of his enlistment he was 31 years of age,  married, and a Clerk in Holy Orders at Austinmer Rectory, N.S.W.Oswald had...

Devine, Robert

Robert Devine (Service No 6240) was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland around 1884.When he enlisted, Robert was 32 years of age, single, employed as a miner, and lived at Thirroul, NSW.He embarked on HMAT...

Devirs, Patrick

Patrick Devirs (Service No 3292) was born about 1877 and at the time of enlistment was a single 38 year old miner from Balgownie, NSW. He was a keen cricketer and soccer player in the area....

Devirs, James

James Devirs (Service no 17301) was born in Clifton, NSW about 1888. At the time of enlistment he was a single 29 year old coal miner. He embarked on HMAT A46 Clan McGilliveray on 10th May 1917...

Dines, Charles Stuart

Lance Corporal Charles Dines (Service no. 74) was born in Boggabri circa 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a 21 year old carpenter living in Unanderra.Charles embarked on HMAT A 72 Beltana on...

Dobing, James

James Dobing was born to Christopher and Elizabeth and raised in Keiraville. He attended Keiraville Public and lived with his parents at Parson St, Zlotkowski Estate via Wollongong.He was a wheeler...

Doherty, Leslie George

Leslie Doherty (Service No 5082) was born in Sydney around 1890.He married Selena Hunt in 1911 and they moved to Wollongong, N.S.W. with their family, wheere Leslie worked as a...

Donnellan, Stanislaus Gregory

Stanislaus Donnellan (Service no. 3747) was born in Glebe, NSW, in 1893. He attended St Patricks Catholic School at Lithgow and at the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old clerk living and...

Donovan, John William

John Donovan (Service No 505) was born in Gerringong and at the time of enlistment was a single 22 year old dairyman. He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25th June 1915 with B Company, 18th Battalion...

Dooley, John Thomas

John Dooley (Service No 2617) was born in Shellharbour, N.S.W. around 1890.When John enlisted at the age of 25 he was living with his father in Goulburn, N.S.W.; he was single and employed as an...

Dooley, John Sylvester

John Sylvester Dooley was born in Gerringong, N.S.W. in 1874.  The Dooley family was quite prominent in the Kiama area for many years.In 1914 John married Mary Broughton, and a daughter was born...

Downes, Stephen

Private Stephen Downes (Service no: 535) was born in Yorkshire England. He travelled to Australia and prior to enlistment he was working as a miner at the Mount Kembla mine.He embarked on HMAT A40...

Downey, William

William Downey (Service No 1747) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. around 1886. Upon enlistment he was a single 29 year old labourer, and had served previously with E Company, ...

Downie, Frederick Ernest Michael

Fred Downie (Service No 2245) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1891. At the time of enlistment he was a single 24 year old labourer who had previously served in the St George Rifles. He embarked...

Downie, James Allan

James Downie (Service No 2780) was a single 24 year old farrier from Woonona, N.S.W. when he enlisted. He was promoted a few days later to Farrier Sergeant.James embarked on HMAT A31 Ajana...

Downie, John Keith

John Downie (Service No 57365) was born in Port Kembla, NSW and at the time of enlistment was a single 20 year old engine driver who had spent 2 years in the CMF. He embarked on HMAT A15 Port...

Downie, Thomas Charles Harold

Thomas Downie was born in Port Kembla, NSW about 1894. When he enlisted he was a single 21 year old blacksmith. He embarked on HMAT A44 Vestalia on 22 June 1915 with 4th Light Horse Ammunition...

Downie, Albert Henry

Albert Downie (Service No 4371) was born in Helensburgh, NSW about 1898. He spent 2 years and 9 months in the cadets and at the time of enlistment was a Cadet Sergeant. He was very keen to enlist and...

Draper, Percy Smedley

Percy Smedley Draper (Service No 2279) was born on 11 December 1881 in Clifton to Frederick William Draper and Mary Jane Hincks (nee). He was the oldest surviving son of ten children. The family had...

Drew, Donald Keith Reece

Donald Drew was born about 1888 and at the time of enlistment was a single 26 year old painter from Wollongong, NSW. He embarked on HMAT A67 Orsova with 12th Reinforcements, 1st Field Ambulance on...

Drummond, George William

George Drummond (Service No 3487) was born at Wallsend, N.S.W. around 1890.On 13th September 1913 he married Edith Marshall at Woonona, N.S.W.George was 25 years old working as a miner when he...

Duchesne, William Sydney

William Sydney Duchesne was born on 25 May 1894 to Edwin James and Edith Rachael Duchesne in Waverley, Sydney. He spent his early years at 55 Smith Street, Summer Hill and was educated at Fort Street...

Duchesne, Edwin George

Edwin George Duchesne was born on 27 September 1896. He is the younger brother of William Sydney Duchesne; their father owned Crown St Newsagency (opposite NAB today), where George worked prior to...

Ducksbury, James Simpson

James Ducksbury (Service No 523) was born in Unanderra around 1893. He grew up in the area and attended Unanderra Public School.When James enlisted he was 21 years old,single, and working as a...

Duncan, Henry

Harry Duncan was born in St Andrews Scotland and came to Corrimal, NSW with his family. He had served in the Territorials. In 1913 he married Ethel Lane at Woonona but sadly she died that same year...

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