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Collings, Sydney

Sydney Collings (Service no 3319) was born in Wollongong, NSW and enlisted in October 1916.    At the time of enlistment Sydney was single, 25 years of age, employed as a builder, resided...

Collings, Reubin

Sergeant Reubin Collings (Service no. 1520) was a single 22 year old clerk from Wollongong who had spent four years in 29th Infantry CMF before he enlisted in the AIF.He embarked on HMAT A32...

Collins, Walter George

Walter Collins (Service No 5065) was born in Nowra, N.S.W.  Walter enlisted after taking part in the Waratah March when he was 18 years old, single, and working as a labourer.Walter...

Collins, George Edward

George Collins (Service no 2124) was born in Creswick, Victoria.At the time of enlistment he was single, 33 years of age, employed as a miner and resided in Clifton, NSW. George embarked on the...

Collins, Patrick James

Patrick Collins (Service no 2245) was born in Woonona, NSW in 1879.  At the time of enlistment, Patrick was single, 33 years of age, employed as a driver and resided in Woonona.  He had...

Colliss, Thomas William

Thomas Colliss (Service No 315) was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW in May 1887. At the time of enlistment he was a single 27 year old bricklayer from Woonona who had served six and a half years in the...

Coman, Walter Francis

Walter Coman (Service No 6716) was born in Pambula, on the NSW South Coast.Walter was 22 years old, working as a farming and living at Albion Park, N.S.W., and when he enlisted at nearby Kiama.He...

Comensoli, Peter

Peter Comensoli (Service No 3583),  was born in Italy around 1877.The family arrived in Australia around 1893, finally settling in Corrimal, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 38 years old,...

Compton, John Edward

John Compton (Service No 3727) was born in Balgownie, N.S.W. around 1895.John enlistment when he was 20 years old, single, and employed as a miner.  He had previously...

Condon, Patrick Hill

Patrick Condon was a single 31 year old labourer, Living in Wollongong, NSW when he enlisted. He was working with his father at the time. He was a musician who played the piano, organ and xylaphone....

Connolly, Albert Hilton

Albert Hilton Connolly (Service No 2543), was born in Woonona, N.S.W., around 1890.In 1914, he married Mary Leonard in Sydney, N.S.W.At enlistment he was 26 years old, married and worked as...

Connolly, Samuel Wallace

Samuel Wallace Connolly (Service No 56968) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.In May 1907, he married Sarah Wheeler.At enlistment he was 31 years old, married with 4 children and worked as a...

Conway, William Patrick

William Conway (Service No 2566) was born in Berry, N.S.W. and attended St Patrick's Convent school at Berry.  On 7th June 1911 he married Ruby Johnson in Bundaberg, Qld and the couple returned...

Conway, Daniel

Daniel Conway (Service No 4996) was born in Berry, N.S.W. around 1892 and attended St Patricks Convent School, Berry.Daneil enlisted when he was 24 years old, single and employed as a butcher.He...

Cook, David Grant

David Cook (Service No 2914) was born around 1879.  On 19th May 1906 he married Hilda Benson.When he enlisted he was a married 37 year old clerk living in the New South Wales, Wollongong...

Cooke, George Herbert / Hubert

George Cooke (Service No 848) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. one of 8 children, and attended Gerringong Public School.George enlisted when he was 20 years old; he was single and worked a farm at nearby...

Cooper, Samuel

Samuel Cooper (Service No 2629) was born in Woonona, N.S.W. around 1887.  His family moved to the North Coast of N.S.W. and he was living in that area when he enlisted at...

Cooper, Sidney Charles

Sidney Cooper (Service No 5667) was born in Sydney, N.S.W. around 1893.When Sidney enlisted at the age of 23 he was single and living at Corrimal, N.S.W. where he worked as an engineer...

Cooper, Alice Mary

Matron Alice Cooper was born in Wollongong circa 1864, one of twelve children, and was a trained nurse when she enlisted at age 50.She embarked on 14th July, 1915 as Matron of the Hospital Ship...

Cooper, Joseph Thomas

Private Joseph Thomas Cooper (SN 5067), born in Gerringong, was a labourer from Barney Street Kiama, who took part in the famous Waratah March of 1915. His parents, Thomas and Mary did not stop the...

Cooper, Charles Belford

Charles Belford Cooper (Service No 3360) was born in Unanderra, N.S.W. around 1894, and attended Unanderra Public School.He was almost 22 years old when he enlisted at Kiama, N.S.W. ...

Copas, Arthur Trevor

Arthur Copas (Service No 3614) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1887 and attended the local school.  He was a member of the Wollongong Cricket Club and reported to be a valuable...

Corfian, John Roy Joseph

John Corfian (Service No 3377) was born in Wollongong about 1901 and attended Unanderra Public School.John was very keen to enlist, but he was under-age and his family did not support his wish...

Corney, Henry David

Henry Corney (Service No 147) was born in Lithgow, N.S.W.At enlistment Henry was single, 22 years old, employed as a wheeler and lived at Coledale, N.S.W.  He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A38...

Cornford, Charles Walter

Charles Walter Cornford (Service No 2343) was born at Kiama, New South Wales on 29 October, 1893. He was the youngest son and seventh child of Walter and Ester Cornford. He was raised and educated...

Cornforth, Thomas Harold Cook

Sergeant Thomas Cornforth (Service no. 2985) was born in Wollongong on 28th March, 1891 and was a single 26 year old electrical contractor when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A71 Nestor on 28th...

Coulter, John Robert

Private John Coulter (Service no. 3490) was born in Keiraville circa 1896. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 19 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20th December,...

Coulton, George Joseph

George Coulton (Service no 1270) was born in Bulli, NSW in 1887.In 1909, he married Maud Starr in Woonona, NSW.At the time of enlistment, George was married, 28 years of age, employed as a labourer...

Courtney, George Edward Newell

George Courtney (Service No 833) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.At enlistment George stated his age as 18 year when he had, in fact, just turned 17.  George nominated his sister, Eveline in Sydney, as...

Coutie, Harold Ernest

Harold Coutie (Service No 2613) was a keen soldier. He had enlisted on 26th April 1915 claiming to be 21 years old, but was discharged 34 days later after his mother contacted the Army requesting his...

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