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Davis, Herbert

Herbert Davis (Service No 792) was born in Bulli, NSW about 1890. At the time of enlistment he was a single 24 year old draper from Marrickville who had served 6 years in the Cadets. He embarked on...

Davy, James Henry

James Henry Davy (Service No 53) was born in Bradford, England.On 4th November 1906, he married Sarah Jackson, in Yorkshire, England, and they came to Australia after 1908. At enlistment, James...

Dawes, Alan Roy

Alan Dawes (Service No 2612) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.He enlisted at the age of 20, when he was single, and working as a grocer.  Alan had previously spent 4 years in the CMF.He...

Dawes, Thomas William

Thomas Dawes (Service No 184) was born in Mount Kembla, N.S.W. around 1890.  When Thomas enlisted, he was 24 years old, single, lived at Murrurundi, N.S.W. working as a locomotive cleaner....

Dawes, Ernest

Private Ernest Dawes (Service no: 4772) was born in Mount Kembla in 1893.Prior to enlisting he was a 22 year old Postal Assistant. After enlisting in the AIF he embarked with 4th Battalion on the...

Dawes, Hollis Roy

Hollis Dawes (Service No 4499) was born in Albion Park, NSW about 1892 and was a single 23 year old carpenter when he enlisted. He embarked on RMS Osterey with 14th Reinforcements, 1st Battalion on...

Dawes, Walter Leslie

Walter Dawes (Service No 2167) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.  Walter had spent 2 years in the Cadets and 1 year with 37th infantry CMF before he enlisted. At enlistment was ...

Dawson, George William

George Dawson (Service No 819) was born in Palmerston New Zealand in July 1891. He had spent 3 years full time in the New Zealand Rifles. George arrived in Sydney on 29th April 1910 and by 1913 had...

Dawson, Harold Frederick

Harold Dawson was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1897 and at the time of enlistment was an 18 year old clerk who had spent 4 years in the Cadets. He embarked on RMS Mooltan on 11th December 1915...

Day, Henry James

Henry Day (Service No 405) was born in Fulham, England.He was single, 30 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Port Kembla, NSW when he enlisted. He nominated his sister Kate who lived in...

De Boynton, William

William De Boynton (Service No 476) was born in Drake, NSW about 1887. The family later moved moved to Berry, NSW. William was the first of 3 brothers to enlist. At the time he was a single 27 year...

De Boynton, Francis

Francis De Boynton (Service No 4544) was born in Drake, NSW in February 1896. He was the youngest of 3 brothers to enlist. At the time of enlistment he was a single 19 year old farmer at Berry, NSW...

De Boynton, Arthur

Arthur De Boynton (Service No 3132) was born in Drake, NSW in 1893. At the time of enlistment in Kiama he was a single 23 year old dairy farmer from Berry, NSW. His enlistment must have been of...

De Mestre, Sarah Melanie

Sarah De Mestre was born in the Shoalhaven, NSW and trained as a nurse at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney, Australia. In August 1914, after the outbreak of the war, she enlisted and sailed...

Deale, Leslie Edwin

Leslie Deale (Service No 7055) was born in Mudgee, N.S.W on 9 June 1893. At the time of enlistment Leslie was a married 24 year old miner from Thirroul with 2 children. He had married Eleanor...

Dean, Tom

Tom Dean (Service No 2382) was born in Manchester England and was baptised there on 23rd February 1898. He left England and settled in Bulli some time after 1911. At the time of enlistment he was a...

Dean, Royden Alvin

Royden Dean was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1889. He is described as a single 25 year old tailor. He had spent 4 years in the CMF prior to embarking on HMAT A35 Berrima on 19th August 1914 with D...

Dean, John Harold

John Dean was born in Wollongong and at the time of enlistment was a single 29 year old bank clerk who had spent 3 years in the Commonwealth Military Force. He embarked on SS Te-Anau on 20th...

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....

Delookery, Lawrence

Lawrence Delookery (Service No 3284) was born in Kilkenny, Ireland around 1876.  He arrived in Australia with his family on 13th May 1880.In 1900 he married Mary Jackson in Woonona, N.S.W....

Delookery, Michael

Michael De Lookery (Service No 59123) was born in Kilkenny, Ireland.Michael stated that his birth date was 4th January 1880 and that he was 38 when he enlisted. However there is some...

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...

Devoto, Andrew

Andrew Devoto (Service No 2599) was born in Manchester England in 1871. He emigrated to Australia prior to 1911 and married Jessie Dryden in Sydney on 30 September 1911. Andrew and Jessie settled...

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