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Clarke, Thomas Leslie

Thomas Clarke was born in Woonona, N.S.W. At enlistment Thomas was single, 25 years old, worked as a bread carter and lived at Bulli, N.S.W.  A few days before he was accepted into the...

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...

Clements, Edgar Elkins

Edgar Clements was born in London in 1893. At enlistment Edgar was single, 21 years old, worked as an ironmonger and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A9...

Clifford, Thomas

Thomas Clifford (Service No 3275), was born on 19 July 1896 to Joseph and Mary Clifford in Dapto, N.S.W.Prior to the war, Thomas worked as a fisherman.Like his older brother Edward Clifford, Thomas...

Clifford, Edward

Edward Clifford (Service No N38374) was born in Dapto, N.S.W., on 17 January 1894, to Joseph and Mary Clifford.At enlistment, Edward was 22 years old and worked as a fisherman.He ...

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",...

Clift, Frank

Frank Clift (Service No 1630) was born in Huntingdon, England. He arrived in Australia in 1910.At enlistment in Kiama, N.S.W., he was 27 years old, single and worked as a selector....

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...

Clough, Walter

Walter Clough (Service no 1925) was born in Newcastle, NSW in 1891.  Walter had been a Ward of the State from a very young age but listed his brother, Sydney, as his next of kin.At the time of...

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, 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...

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...

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,...

Cockburn, Edward Thomas

Edward Thomas Cockburn (Service No 6494), was born in Goulburn, N.S.W., in 1886.  In 1910, Edward married Lillian Richardson, in Woonona, N.S.W.At enlistment, in Kiama, N.S.W...

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, 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 ...

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...

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...

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, 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...

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...

Colliss, David Lewis

David Lewis Colliss (Service No 4459) was born in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. At enlistment he was 38 years old, single and worked as a plumber. David listed his father Abraham, in Wollongong, N.S....

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