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Orvad, John Peter

John Orvad (Service No 3008) was born in Appin, N.S.W. around 1897.When John enlisted at the age of 18 both his parents were deceased. At this time John was single and worked as a labourer in...

Orvad, James Jacob

James Orvad was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1877 and attended Bulli Public School.  His family owned the Denmark Hotel at Bulli, N.S.W.James served 4 years in the Militia before...

Osborne, Thomas Ernest

Thomas Osborne (Service No 2696) was born around 1882 in Cardiff, near Orange, N.S.W.  In 1903 he married Florence McLean and they had 5 children together.Thomas enlisted...

Osborne, Thomas Erskine

Thomas Osborne (Service No 7164) was born in Wollongong, NSW and at the time of enlistment was a single 37 year old farm labourer from Unanderra. Thomas embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses with 21st...

Osborne, Ernest William

Ernest Osborne (Service No 3287) enlisted when he was 22 years old. He was single, and worked as a miner. Henry Osborne, Ernest's father and next of kin, was living in Evans...

Osborne, Septimus Frank

Septimus Osborne was born in Kiama, N.S.W.Septimus Osborne had previously served on active service with NSW Lancers in South Africa during the Boer War.On 15th October, 1902 Septimus...

Ostrom, Alfred Harold

Alfred Ostrom was born at Lake Illawarra about 1893. He moved with his family to Tweed Heads and was working as a fisherman at the time of enlistment in Queensland. Alfred was 23 and single. He...

Owen, Robert Haylock

Lieutenant Colonel Robert Owen was born in Wollongong on 7th January, 1862 and was a career soldier. He enlisted in the Militia Artillery as a Lieutenant in 1885 and was sent to the Sudan as part of...

Owen, Percy Irvine Haylock

Lieutenant Percy Owen was born in Gibralter when his father Robert Owen was stationed there. He was educated in Wollongong and joined the AIF on the 13th October, 1915. He was a single 25 year old...

Owen, Frank

Frank Owen (Service No 1378) was born in London, England in 1893 and arrived in Australia in 1912.At enlistment, Frank indicated that he was single, 22 years of age and employed as a miner in...

Owen, John Henry

John Owen (Service No 2003) was born in London, England. He had previously served 4 years with the Middlesex Territorials.John arrived in Sydney in 1913 and at the time of enlistment was single, 22...

Owen, John

John Owen (Service No 6788) was born in Liverpool, England in 1879. On 20 August 1902 he had married Margaret Peirce in England. At the time of enlistment John was married, 38 years of age and...

Owen, Stanley Thomas

Private Stanley Owen (service no. 958) was born in Wales circa 1895. He came to Australia sometime after 1911 and worked as a miner at Mount Kembla.He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic on 25th June, 1915...

Owens, John

John Owens (Service No 1282) was born in Amlwych Wales in 1886.At the time of enlistment he stated he was married, 29 years of age and employed as a miner in Woonona, NSW. He was married to Ellen and...

Owens, Jack

Jack Owens (Service No 294)was born in Mold, Wales in 1886 and moved to Australia.At the time of his enlistment, Jack was single, 29 years of age and employed as a miner in Helensburgh, NSW.Jack...

Owens, William George

William Owens (Service No 1442) was born in Bulli, NSW in 1893.William enlisted on 30 August 1915 but was discharged soon after due to health issues. He re-enlisted on 24 April 2016 and at the time...

Owens, Patrick Joseph

Patrick Owens (Service No 4212) was born in Sydney about 1886. At the time of enlistment he was a single 29 year old miner from Austinmer and listed his sister Mrs Cahill as his next of kin. He...

Owens, John

John Owens (Service No 559) was born in Holyhead, Wales in 1867.At the time of enlistment John was single, 42 years of age and employed as a miner in Wollongong. John lowered his age to enlist.John...

Owens, David Humphrey

David Owens (Service No 5192) was born in Blackstone, Queensland.At the time of enlistment in Stanwell Park, NSW with the Waratah March, David was single, 22 years of age and employed as a...

Oxman, George

Private George Oxman (Service no. 5798) was a 30 year old miner from Keiraville who married Ethel Shipp on 27th July, 1906. He and his brother John enlisted on the same day and embarked on HMAT A38...

Oxman, John Henry

Private John Oxman (Service no. 5799) was a 28 year old miner from Keiraville born in July 1887,  and married to Grace McDonald.John enlisted with his brother George and they embarked together...

Oyston, William

William Oyston (Service No 729) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. and the first of 2 brothers to enlist.William was one of the earliest to enlist in Wollongong, and did so when he was single, 22 years old...

Oyston, Thomas Bernard

Thomas Oyston (Service No 4092) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.At enlistment Thomas was single, 18 years old, and worked as a draper. Thomas had served 4 years with the Cadets and 12 months in the CMF....

Padgett, Thomas Edward

Thomas Padgett was born in Mount Kembla on 19 November, 1893, the son of Edward and Elizabeth Padgett. He worked as a miner prior to enlisting in the AIF. He enlisted on 19 January, 1916 and embarked...

Page, Clarence Garfield

Clarence Page (Service No 1166/ 2166 - both numbers on National Archives papers) was born around 1889.  He attended St Andrews College, Sydney University.At enlistment Clarence was single, 25...

Paine, James

James Paine (Service NO 3603) was born in Blythe, England around July 1885.  The family came to Australia soon after and settled at Mount Keira, N.S.W.James enlisted at the age of 29, at which...

Paine, Sidney William

Sidney Paine (Service No 1743) was born in Sydney around 1884.At enlistment Sidney was single, 30 years old, worked as a butcher, and lived at Scarborough, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A61...

Palfreyman, Herbert

Herbert Palfreyman (Service No 16665) was born in Barnsley, York, England in 1880.  When Herbert was 9 his family emigrated to Australia, arriving on 12th September 1889. ...

Pallister, John

John Pallister (Service No 5755) was born in Hedley, Yorkshire, England and came to Australia in 1911.At enlistment John was single, 31 years old, worked as a railway fettler and lived in Corrimal, N...

Palmer, Charles Reginald

Charles Palmer attended Sydney Boys High School and Sydney University where he trained in medicine, graduating in 1906.On 10th February 1908 he married Edith Clarke and in 1910 he set up practice in...

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