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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, Herbert Thomas Claude

Herbert Clarke (Service No 831) was born in Woonona, NSW in 1885.At enlistment Herbert was single, 29 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Bulli, NSW.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A35 Berrima...

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...

Clifford, Abraham Joseph

Abraham Joseph Clifford (Service No.1888A) was born in Benandarah, New South Wales in the year 1883. He was the eldest child born to Cornelius Clifford and Mary Katherine Clifford of "Farmborough",...

Clifford, Thomas

Thomas Clifford was born on 19 July 1896 to Joseph and Mary Clifford in Dapto. He worked as a fisherman prior to the war.Like his older brother Edward Clifford, Thomas enlisted on 12 July 1917 at the...

Clifton aka Leneard, Edward William

Edward Clifton (Service No 4775) was born in Sydney around 1889.  On 17th February 1911 he married Elsie Rock under the name Leneard and appears to have had 2 children.When Edward enlisted...

Close, John

John Close (Service No 4510), was born in Durham, England around 1894, arriving in Australia around 1913.At enlistment in Kiama, N.S.W., he stated he was single, 22 years old, worked...

Clout, Edward Percy

Edward Clout (Service No 3732) was a single 22 year old wheelwright from a well known Wollongong family when he enlisted. His father owned the Tattersalls Hotel in Wollongong, NSW at the time. He...

Clyde, Gordon

Gordon Clyde (Service  No 6843), was born in Singleton, N.S.W., around 1885.At enlistment, he was single, 31 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Scarborough, N.S.W...

Coates, John William

John Coates (Service No 2601) was born in Mount Morgan, Queensland, later moving to Wollongong, N.S.W.When he enlisted he was a single 26 year old electric motor driver living in Smith Street,...

Cochrane, William Archibald

William Archibald Cochrane (Service No. 3801) was born in Woonona and enlisted at Lithgow on 14th October 1915. On his enlistment forms William stated he was a labourer, aged 21 years and 4...

Cochrane, Harold

Private Harold Cochrane (Service No 31170) was born in Wollongong and attended Unanderra Public School.After school he became a farmer and spent 4 years with the 28th Light Horse.Harold was 22...

Cockbain, Frederick

Frederick Cockbain (Service No 2119) was born in Carlisle, England.  On 27th June 1910 he married Hannah Simpson in Penrith, England and they eventually had 9 children. In June 1913,...

Codling, Ralph

Ralph Codling (Service No 1530), was born in Gateshead, England.At enlistment, he stated he was single, 27 years old, worked as a seaman and miner, and lived in Bulli, N.S.W.He...

Colbert, Walter

Walter Colbert (Service No 4457) was born in Kiama around 1892.When he enlisted he was 26 years old, single, and stated his occupation as 'Driver (horse)'.  Walter named his sister, Mrs...

Colbert, Martin Leslie

Martin Leslie Colbert (Service No 3608), was born in Dapto, N.S.W.At enlistment, in Wollongong, N.S.W., he was single, 19 years old and worked as a labourer. Martin ...

Colley, Ralph Alexander

Ralph Colley (Service No 37395) was born in Berry, NSW about 1894. He was the only son of 5 children and was educated at North Sydney Church of England Grammar School. He spent 4 years in 29th...

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