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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...

Connors, Charles Henry

Charles Connors (Service no 6350) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1868.Charles stated he was single, 44 years of age and a bushman when he enlisted in Wollongong, NSW when he was actually over 50 years of...

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...

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...

Cook, Thomas Walter Linwood

Thomas Cook (Service No 22) was born in London.  He attended Camperdown Public School in Sydney, and was later apprenticed to R. Bugden of Coraki, Richmond River, N.S.W.At enlistment Thomas was...

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...

Cook, Henry James

Henry James Cook (Service No 2630) was born in Bedminster, England.He served 3 years with the Gloustershire Regiment and served in the Royal Navy before he came to Australia.At enlistment in...

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...

Cooke, Richard Michael

Richard Michael Cooke (Service No 5068) was born in Cooma, N.S.W.At enlistment with the Waratah March in Nowra, N.S.W., he was 19 years old, single, worked as a farm labourer and...

Cooke, Harold Ernest

Harold Ernest Cooke (Service No 3046) was born in Camden, N.S.W.At enlistment he was 18 years old, single, worked as a  farmer and lived in Gerringong, N.S.W.Harold embarked on HMAT...

Cooke, George Henry

George Henry Cooke (Service No 709) was born in Cooma, N.S.W.At enlistment he was 24 years old, single, worked as a labourer and lived in Nowra, N.S.W. George embarked on HMAT A21 Marere...

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, 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. ...

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, Frank Lane

Frank Cooper (Service No 2628) was born in Woonona, N.S.W. around 1892.At Frank was single, 24 years old, and his occupation was 'bushman'.  He embarked from Sydney on board HMAT A40 Ceramic...

Cooper, Thomas

Thomas Cooper (Service No 3293/4163) seems to have enlisted twice on the same day. He stated he was born in Ashton on Ure, England, around 1876.At enlistment he was 39 years old, ...

Cooper, Albert Ferguson

Albert Ferguson Cooper (Service No 4248) was born in Rockhampton, Queensland around 1896.At enlistment he was 19 years old, single, worked as a farmer, lived in Dapto, N.S.W...

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...

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...

Corbett, Stanley Clement

Stanley Corbett (Service no 375) was born in Wallsend, NSW in 1890. The family came to the Illawarra where his father died in 1912 while living at Woonona, NSW.At the time of enlistment Stanley...

Corfian, John Roy Joseph

John Corfian (Service No 3377) was born in Strathfield, Sydney around 1901, and attended Unanderra Public School near Wollongong, N.S.W..John was very keen to enlist, but he was under-age and...

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...

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