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Dungey, William

William Dungey (Service No 3911)  was born in Mount Kembla. When he was 13, his father, Frank Dungey, was killed in the Mount Kembla Mine Disaster of 31 July, 1902. After leaving school...

Dungey, John

John (Jack) T Dungey (Service No 1889) was born c.1893 in Mount Kembla where he grew up. His pre-war life saw him working as a miner. He enlisted in Sydney on 20 March, 1916, seven months after...

Dunlop, David Strachan

David Dunlop (Service No 423) was born in Thirroul about 1894. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 21 year old electrician. He embarked on HMAT A72 Beltana on 13th May 1916 with B...

Dwyer, James

Private James Dwyer (Service no. 1389) was born in Tipperary, Ireland circa 1865. He later travelled to Australia and prior to enlisting was working as a miner at Mount Kembla.He stated on his...

Dyer, Martin Luther

Martin Luther Dyer's photos and memoir have been shared with Wollongong City Libraries by his relatives. The memoir was written following his retirement and contains a great deal of information...

Eade, Arthur

Arthur Eade (Service No 4484) was born at Stratham, England around 1894.At enlistment Arthur was single, 21 years old and worked as a farmer at Gerringong, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A70...

Eades, Stanley Hector

Stanley Eades (Service No 6194) was born in Sydney.In 1914 he married Ruby Hart but they had separated by the time he enlisted.At enlistment Stanley was 24 years old, worked as a printer, and lived...

Eady, Thomas

Thomas Eady (Service No 60) was born in Tipton, England.  On 4th July 1905 he married Nellie Brooks.  In 1909 Thomas and Nellie and their 2 childen emigrated to Australia and the couple...

Eagleton, John Isaac

John Eagleton was born in Wollongong, NSW. He was a single 18 year old coach builder when he enlisted at Warwick Farm and joined J Company, Warwick Farm Depot. John became ill and was admitted to...

Eagleton, Horace Henry Eric

Horace Eagleton (Service No 2823) was born in Aberdeen, N.S.W. around 1898.He enlisted in Wollongong, N.S.W. when he was 18 years old.  He was a single man, and ...

East, Augustus Milton

Augustus (Gus) Milton East was born in 1893, the son of Alfred and Katie East of Shellharbour. During the First World War he joined the 18th Battalion AIF to serve overseas. On 19 May 1918 he was...

East, Wentworth Lincoln

Wentworth East (Service No 2066) was born in 1889 near Shellharbour, NSW and attended Kiama Public School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 27 year old farmer. Wentworth embarked on HMAT A68...

Easterbrook, Charles Richard

Charles Easterbrook (Service No 13771) was born in Plymouth, England around 1883. In 1908 he married Agnes Cooper and the couple came to Australia in 1914.At enlistment Charles was 32 years old,...

Easterbrook, Jack

Jack Easterbrook (Service No 1138) was born in Maitland, N.S.W. around 1874.At enlistment Jack was 39 years old, a widower, worked as a miner, and lived at Thirroul, N.S.W.  Jack had served...

Eaton, Joseph Thomas

Joseph Eaton (Service No 1413) was born in Lambton, N.S.W.In 1902 he married Mary Trevethan.At enlistment Joseph was 35 years old, worked as a miner, lived at Bellambi, N.S.W. and he and Mary had 4...

Eddy, Thomas

Thomas Eddy (Service No 2311) was born in St Just, Cornwell, England about 1890. In 1915, he married Margaret MacKenzie, in Sydney, N.S.W.At enlistment, Thomas was 26 years old and worked as a...

Edwards, Lawrence

Lawerance Edwards (Service No 864) was born in Wellington, New Zealand in April 1887. He had spent 3 years in the Cadets in New Zealand.Lawerance had moved to Australia and was working as a...

Edwards, Walter Ellis

Walter Edwards (Service No 4700) was 33 years old when he enlisted. Walter was employed as a labourer and living in Flinders Street, Wollongong with his wife Mary.Walter grew up in...

Edwards, Hedley Spencer

Hedley Spencer Edwards (Service No 6249), was born in Parramatta, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was married, 32 years old, worked as a driver and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.He named his mother as...

Edwards, William George

William Edwards (Service No 5082) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1889.William enlisted when he was 26 years old; he was single, worked as a farrier, and lived in...

Edwards, Gordon James

Gordon Edwards (Service No 6011) was born in Thirroul, N.S.W. and attended Thirroul Public School. The family moved to Dorrigo, N.S.W. and Gordon enlisted in Armidale, N.S.W...

Egan, William

William Egan (Service No 558) was born in Wollongong, NSW and was a single 26 year old labourer. He enlisted in South Australia and embarked on HMAT A2 Geelong on 31st May 1915 with C Company, 27th...

Egan, Denis James

Denis Egan from Wollongong had travelled to Darwin where he enlisted. At the time he was a single 24 year old labourer. He embarked from Brisbane on HMAT A74 Marathon on 27th October 1916 with 7th...

Egan, Patrick

Patrick Egan (Service No 1546) was born in Sydney, NSW about 1884. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 30 year old mine deputy at Corrimal. He embarked on HMAT A49 Seang Choon on...

Elder, Colin Lethbridge Raymond

Colin Elder (Service No 26450) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in January 1896,  the son of the Church of England Minister.  He was educated at Sydney Grammar School and Wagga...

Elder, Alexander Lawson

Alexander Elder (Service No 4511) was born in Scotland around 1888.  The Elder family travelled to New Zealand and settled on the North Island.  It is believed Alexander travelled to...

Elder, Kenneth Raymond

Kenneth Raymond Elder (Service No 7309)  was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in April 1894 while his father was posted to the Wollongong Church.Kenneth enlisted when he was 21 years of age...

Ellareguy, Henry Vaughn

Henry Ellareguy (Service No 2657) was born in Montreal, Canada in March 1885. He gained employment as a seaman, arriving in Sydney 14th April 1907. Henry decided to stay and at the time of enlistment...

Elphinstone, Nicholas Archibald

Nicholas Elphinstone (Service No 2159) was born in Campbelltown, Cumberland, England.Nicholas enlisted when he was 23 years of age.  He was single, lived at Corrimal, N.S.W. and worked as a bank...

Emery, Neil Wilfred

Neil Wilfred Emery (Service No 5011), was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 18 years old, worked as a wheeler, lived at Mount Keira, N.S.W. and had...

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