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Bodimeade, Reginald Clive

Prior to the war, Reg worked as a carpenter. His father, F.C Bodimeade was a baker in Crown Street Wollongong.When Reg enlisted on 7 July 1915, he was only 15 (almost 16) years of age; his service...

Boles, Cecil Baden Powell

Cecil Baden Powell Boles was born in Kiama, N.S.W. on 1 May 1900. Cecil first enlisted at Coffs Harbour, N.S.W. on 21 January 1916. He stated his age as 18 years, and he was intially assigned to...

Bone, William Joseph

William Joseph Bone (Service No 2330) was born in Albion Park, N.S.W.  William was employed as a carpenter and living in Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, Queensland, when he enlisted at the age of...

Booth, Robert John

Robert John Booth was born in Kiama, N.S.W in 1895.  He was 20 years old and working as a dairy farmer in Northern New South Wales when he enlisted at Lismore, N.S.W.  Robert embarked...

Booth, Robert William

Robert William Booth (Service No 2991) was born in Jamberoo, N.S.W.  He enlisted at Menangle Park, Sydney, N.S.W. when he was 22 years old.  At this time Robert was working as a farmer, and...

Booth, James Oliver Allan/ Alan

James Booth (Service No 6962) was born in Jamberoo, N.S.W. in 1895.  The family moved to Queensland, and when James enlisted in Brisbane, he was single, 21 years old, and working...

Booth, William Thomas

William Booth (Service No 341) was born in Forbes, NSW about 1890 and came with his family to Corrimal, NSW where he attended school. He was a single 22 year old miner, who had served in the St...

Booth, James Edward

James Booth was born in Forbes, NSW about 1892 and like his two brothers he came to Corrimal, NSW and attended school there. He served in the CMF and was a single 22 year old miner when he enlisted....

Booth, Alfred John

Alfred Booth (Service No 687) was the eldest of three brothers, all living at Corrimal, NSW. He and brother James Edward enlisted on the same day. Alfred was the only one of the three to return to...

Booth, Henry Reginald

Henry Booth was born in Leura and was a single 20 year old law clerk living at Thirroul when he enlisted. He had spent 3 years in the CMF. Henry enlisted in the Special Tropical Force (Service No 808...

Bourke, John Joseph

Private John Bourke (Service no. 6030) was born in Stanmore circa 1893. When he enlisted in the AIF his address was Mount Kembla Post Office and he was described as a 23 year old married driver....

Bovard, John Alexander

John Bovard was born in Albury, N.S.W. around 1883.At the time of John's 1st enlistment (Service No 1021) he was single, 29 years old, lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W. and...

Bowen, Bert

Bert Bowen (Service No 2152) was born in Staffordshire, England about 1893. He arrived in Australia in May 1914. At the time of enlistment he was a married 23 year old miner from Bellambi, NSW. His...

Bowie, Frank Richard

Frank Bowie (Service No 5977) was born in Wollongong, NSW in 1893. When he finished school he joined the Salvation Army. Frank was accepted for training by the Salvation Army on 16th July 1912 and...

Bowie, George

George Bowie (Service No 17) was born in Helensburgh, NSW about 1892. He was a single 22 year old labourer who listed his uncle Andrew Bowie of Cessnock as his next of kin. He embarked on HMAT A20...

Boxsell, Claude Oswald

Claude Boxsell (Service No 2617) was born in Berry, N.S.W. in 1895.Claude enlisted in Kiama, N.S.W. some months after his brother Thomas had enlisted. At enlistment, he was a single, 20 year old...

Boyle, Thomas Emilion

Thomas Boyle (Service No 5801)  was born in Jamberoo, N.S.W. in 1891, and attended Jamberoo Public School.Thomas enlisted in Brisbane, Qld, at the age of 25 when he...

Bradbury, John Samuel

John Bradbury was born in Austinmer, N.S.W.In 1909 John had been in a motor vehicle accident and was unconscious for a week and subsequently suffered from headaches on a regular basis.At enlistment,...

Braddock, John

John Braddock (Service No 6468) was born in Victoria. In 1904 he married Catherine Johnston. At the time of enlistment he claimed to be a married 44 year old miner from Scarborough. John had...

Bradford, Maud Rebecca

Maud Bradford was born in Queensland, one of 11 children.Maud was a nurse at the Coast Hospital, Randwick, N.S.W. for some time before she enlisted.When Maud enlisted in Perth, W.A. she was single...

Bradley, Edward

Private Edward Bradley (Service no. 9882) was born in Thirroul circa 1894 and at the time of enlistment was a single 22 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima on 17th December, 1915 with the...

Bradley, Thomas

Private Thomas Bradley (Service no. 2579) was born in Helensburg circa 1895. He had spent time in the CMF and was a single 21 year old miner at the time of enlistment. He embarked on HMAT A14...

Bradley, William

William Bradley (Service No 4658) was born in Thirroul, NSW about 1892. At the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old labourer from Coledale. He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 12th...

Brady, Fred Gladstone

Fred Brady (Service No 3920) was born in Singleton, N.S.W. around 1888.Fred was living in Wollongong, N.S.W. when he enlisted.  He was single, 27 years old, and working as a ...

Bray, Clarence Leslie

Private Clarence Bray (Service no. 5975) was in school at Mount Kembla when his father was killed in the mine disaster of 1902.He enlisted in 1915 and listed his mother as next of kin. He married...

Brennan, Frank

Frank Brennan (Service No 1318/ 1545) was born in Sydney around 1864.Frank enlisted at Swan Hill, Victoria.  He was single, worked as a labourer, and stated his age as 39, however when...

Brett, William Thomas

William Brett (Service No 4977) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1892.At enlistment William was single, 23 year, old, worked as a paymaster, and lived in Balgownie, N.S.W.  William had...

Brewer, Cecil William

Cecil Brewer (Service No 90711) was born in Unanderra and attended Unanderra Public School. He was only 20 years old when he enlisted with his father's permission to join the AIF. At that...

Brown, Thomas

Thomas Brown (Service No 814) was born in Hamilton, Scotland about 1886. He made his way to Australia and at the time of enlistment was a single 30 year old miner from Scarborough. Thomas embarked...

Brown, Oswald Stafford

Oswald Stafford Brown (Service No 1208) was born in Coolamon, N.S.W. in 1888, the son of Isaac and Matilda Brown of Cordeaux River.He was a school teacher and enlisted at age 27 in July 1915.He...

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