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Sharpe, Wallace John

Wallace Sharpe did not follow the family tradition of farming. Instead, he worked with his Uncle, Will Nelson in his Gerringong general store. Often riding his horse to outlying parts of the district...

Sharples, James

Private James Sharples (Service no. 4233) was born in Helensburg circa 1893. At enlistment he was a single 22 year old miner living in Reid Town, Corrimal. He embarked on HMAT A67 Orsova on 11th...

Sheather, James Joseph

James Sheather (Serivce No 4625) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. When James enlisted he was 22 years old, single, and employed as wheeler.James embarked on HMAT A62 Wandilla on 3rd February...

Sheather, Percival George Henry

Percival Sheather (Service No 4535) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.  He was 20 years old, single, and employed as a wheeler when he enlisted just a week after his brother James. ...

Shields, David

David Shields (Service No 3482) was born in Murchison, Victoria around 1874.At enlistment, he was married, 40 years old, worked as a machinist and lived in Thirroul, N.S.W. He...

Shipp, Edgar Herbert

Edgar Shipp (Service No 1273)  was born in Goulburn, N.S.W.On 15th June 1895 Edgar married Elizabeth Shipp in Wollongong and they raised 2 children.Edgar was 43 years of age, lived at...

Shipp, Alfred Nathan

Nathan and Emma Shipp married in Wollongong 1876. On 21 December 1892, Alfred Nathan Shipp was born. He attended Wollongong district school and became a teacher at Mount Kembla school prior to the...

Shirlaw, Walter James

Walter Shirlaw (Service No 7860) was born in Bathurst. At the time of enlistment he was a single 18 year old mine labourer from Clifton who had served 3 years in the Militia. Walter embarked on...

Simmons, Eric Dowson

Eric Simmons was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.When Eric enlisted he was single, 23 years old, and employed as an accountant, living in Perth, W.A.He embarked from Fremantle on board ...

Simpson, Andrew

Andrew Simpson (Service No 17050) was born in Cowdenbeath, Scotland. His family came to Australia and settled in Wollongong, NSW. He had spent time with 37th Infantry CMF. At the time of enlistment...

Skerritt, Walter Thomas Russell

Walter Skerritt (Service No 2442) was born in Orange about 1895 and was 21 years of age when he enlisted on 17 May, 1915. At that time he was working as a clerk in Victoria, and enlisted at...

Sloan, Albert Henry

Albert Sloan (Service No 1379) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.  He was 20 years old, single, and working as a hairdresser when he enlisted in the AIF.Albert had spent 4 years in 28th...

Sloan, Francis Peter

Francis Sloan (Service No 303) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1890.  He was 24 years old, single, and working as a labourer when he enlisted.  Francis...

Smith, James Arthur

James Smith (Service No 566) was born at Bulli, N.S.W. At enlistment James was single, 26 years of age, and employed as a grocer.He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A67 Orsova with 9th...

Smith, Errol Thomas

Errol Smith (Service No 4303) was born in Batemans Bay, N.S.W.At enlistment he was single, 21 years of age, lived at Clifton, N.S.W. and worked as a telegraph operator.Errol embarked from Sydney on...

Smith, William Charles

William Smith (Service No 6096) was born in Rockhampton, Queensland around 1881.At enlistment William was single, 35 years of age, worked as a labourer, and lived with his mother in Wentworth Street...

Smith, Alfred

Alfred Smith was born on September 10, 1892 in Hartley Valley NSW. His address at enlistment was Harbord St, Thirroul where he lived with his wife, Doris Irene Smith. He was a coal miner prior to the...

Smith, David Augustus

David Augustus Smith (Service No 2203) was born in Redfern about 1892. His parents appear to be deceased by the time he enlisted as the only family references are a brother and sister at Corrimal. He...

Smith, Norman McLeod

Norman McLeod Smith (Service No 7024), alderman and Mayor of Wollongong enlisted on 10 September 1917. He was born in December 1884 to James and Margaret Anne Smith. After attending the local school...

Smith, Walter Edward

Walter Smith (Service No 1757) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. around 1887.When Walter enlisted at the age of 28, he was single and worked as a gas worker. He embarked on from...

Smith, James

James Smith was born in Newcastle, England around 1880.  He emigrated to Australia sometime after 1911 and settled in Bulli, N.S.W.  James had served 12 years with the Royal Garrison...

Smith, Arnold Ashton

Arnold Smith (Service No 905) was born in Walcha, N.S.W. in 1893.  He attended Wollongong Public School and served as a signaler in the Junior and Senior Cadets.At enlistment Arnold was single,...

Smith, Edward George

Private Edward Smith (Service no. 4886) was born in Lithgow on 1st July, 1893 and was a single 22 year old miner who lived at Corrimal at the time of enlistment. He served for three years in St...

Smith, Arthur William

Arthur William Smith was born in 1894 to Richard and Isabel Smith. He had a brother Stanley, who was born in Woonona 1890 and grew up in Scarborough. He enlisted on 6 February, 1915 at the age of 20...

Soldi, Francis Claude

Francis Soldi (Service No 5230) was born at Darlington, N.S.W.Francis lived at Balgownie, N.S.W. when he enlisted during the Waratah March in Balgownie.  He was 28 years old, single, worked...

Souter, John Forbes

John Souter (Service No 3474) was born in Scotland.On 30th May, 1885 John married Jessie Coutts.When John enlisted, he had moved to Australia, and was living in Keiraville, N.S.W.  ...

Souter, John Forbes

Private John Souter jnr (Service no. 5229) was born in Keiraville in 1889 and, like his father, was a miner. At the time of enlistment he was single and 26 years old. John had served four years in...

Souter, Leslie William

Leslie William Souter was born in Surry Hills, NSW.He was employed as a labourer when he enlisted on January 13, 1916. He was 22 years of age and lived in Wollongong with his wife at the time, Martha...

Southam, Edwin Henry

Edwin Southam was born in Leicester, England around 1889.  Edwin served 4 years with the Leicester Territorials.  On 27th April 1912 Edwin married Florence Brock and they had 2 children....

Speirs, John Melling

John 'Jack' Melling Speirs was born in West Wallsend, Newcastle on 26 October 1898.  Jack lived with his foster parents Mary Jane (nee Rodham) and Hugh Speirs in the Wollongong area.In...

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