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Tennant, Thomas

Thomas Tennant (Service no. 61/1451) was born in Ireland circa 1888. He travelled to Australia and was employed as a labourer living in Port Kembla when war was declared. One of the first to enlist (...

Thickett, Austin

Private Austin Thickett (Service no. 2490) was born in England circa 1889. He came to Australia in October, 1911 and settled in Helensburg. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 27...

Thomas, Albert

Albert (Bert) Thomas (Service No 1914) was born 3 October 1886.When he was 15 he was working at Joe Izzard’s store and Charlie Ameera Box’s store, both at Albion Park, N.S.W., and was also ...

Thomas, Reginald Henry

Reginald Thomas (Service No 4327) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1896.When he enlisted he was a single 19 year old miner. Reginald had already spent 3 years in the Cadets and 1 year in...

Thomas, Eric Hamilton

Eric Hamilton Thomas (Service No 2758) was born in Muswellbrook circa 1895. His father, the Rev John Thomas was a Methodist Minister living at Molong at the time Eric enlisted, when he was 20 years...

Thomas, Walter John

Walter John Thomas (Service No 351) was born at Marshall Mount, N.S.W. on 21 April 1889 to William and Jane Thomas. He attended Marshall Mount School and was considered good with horses from an...

Thomas, Ralph William Haslem

Ralph William Haslem Thomas (Service No 6374) at his parents farm, ‘Clover Hill’, Macquarie Pass, N.S.W. The Thomas family, Harry, Mary and their children moved to Dunmore and farmed ‘St Ives’ named...

Thompson, Alice Jane

Alice Jane Thompson of Balgownie enlisted as a nurse at the age of 23 on 20 March 1917, according to the Australian War Memorial. She subsequently embarked from Sydney aboard RMS Mooltan on 9 June,...

Thompson, William Daventry Mann

William Thompson (Service No 3503) was born in Sydney and at the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old stockman from Wollongong. He embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises with 9th Reinforcements,...

Thompson, Isaac

Isaac Thompson (Service No 373) was born in Durham, England, and came to Australia in September 1910.When Isaac enlisted at the age of 27, he was single, worked as a miner and lived at...

Thompson, Jasper Robson

Jasper Thompson (Service No 5849) was born in Gateshead, England in January 1877.  He emigrated to Australia in 1914 with his wife Elizabeth and children.When Jasper enlisted he was 39...

Thomson, Colin Leslie

Colin Thomson (Service No 2160) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.  in January 1895.When Colin enlisted at the age of 22, he was single, lived at Mount Ousley via Wollongong and worked as a bank...

Thorman, William

William Thorman (Service No 2739) was born in Nowra, N.S.W. in 1896.At enlistment William was single, 20 years old, worked as a miner, and lived in Helensburgh, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT...

Thornton, George

George Thornton (Service No 1846) was born at Mount Keira, Wollongong, and was 34 years old and employed as a school teacher at the time of his enlistment. A man of small stature, it seems he was not...

Thoroughgood, Sydney

Sydney Thoroughgood was born in Newtown, NSW about 1886 and spent time in the C M F. He married Ada Robinson at Wallsend in 1910. At the time of enlistment he was a 30 year old miner living at...

Tibbetts, Ernest Henry

Ernest Tibbetts (Service No 7109) was born in Clifton, N.S.W.At enlistment Ernest was single, 25 years old, worked as an engineer with the PMG, and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on...

Tier, Bernard Vincent

Bernard Tier (Service No 1288) was born in Moruya, N.S.W. From 17th March 1901 to November 1902 Bernard served as a Trooper with D Squadron, 3rd NSW Mounted Rifles in the Boer War (Service No...

Timbs, Patrick Francis

Patrick Francis (Frank) Timbs (Service No 659) was born in 1887 to Gabriel Timbs II and Mary Ann Scanlon. Gabriel started a coach business in Albion Park in the mid-1890s which operated for many...

Timbs, Henry Marshall

Henry Timbs (Service No 5240) was born in Berry, N.S.W.  Henry enlisted when the Waratah March passed through the Illawarra district; he was 20 years old, single and worked...

Timothy, Stanley John

Private Stanley Timothy (service no. 4114) was born in Victoria circa 1898. The family came to Mount Kembla to live, where Stanley later spent some time in 37th Illawarra cadets.Stanley's parents...

Timothy, Ernest Edward

Private Ernest Timothy (service no. 2491) was born in Bulli circa 1892.At the time of enlistment Ernest was a 24 years old and worked as a miner. He embarked on HMAT A68 Anchises on 24th August, 1916...

Todd, George

George Todd (Service No 1364) was born in Belfast, Ireland, around 1887.In 1913 he married Florence Mackie in Sydney and they had one child.At enlistment George 27 years old, worked as a labourer,...

Todd, James, known as Joseph/ Joe

Joseph Todd (Service No 4276) was born at Leichardt, Sydney, N.S.W. on 21 December 1896 to William Todd and Elizabeth Ann Todd nee Stephenson.  His family moved to Austinmer, N.S.W. in 1909 and...

Tolhurst, Charles Ebenezer

Charles Tolhurst (Service No 6191) was born in Penrith, N.S.W. around 1884.On 12th September 1905 he married Catherine Veigel at Woonona, N.S.W. and they went on to have 6 children.In 1915 Charles...

Tomkins, Henry Ardagh

Henry was born in Appin in June 1894.  His family moved to Dapto soon after Henry was born.  He was 21 and living in Byamee Street Dapto at the time he enlisted.  He embarked on...

Townsend, Bennett

Bennett Townsend (Service No 5096) was born in Bulli, New South Wales in 1887. At the time of enlistment he was a married 28 year old labourer living in Orange. He married Annie Sully in 1908. His...

Townson, Harold Rowlan

Harold Townson was born in Reedy Creek, Victoria.At enlistment Harold was 32 years of age, single, and worked as a paymaster with the NSW Public Works at Wollongong, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on...

Tracey, John Henry

John Tracey (Service No 1626 or 1526) was born in London around 1878.At enlistment John was single, 29 years old, employed as a fireman, and lived in Bulli, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney with 13th...

Travers, Ambrose Leslie George

Ambrose Travers (Service No 5745)  was born in Mount Pleasant, near Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1894.  Ambrose's family moved to Gilgandra in northern N.S.W., which is...

Travers, William

William Travers (Service No 2733) was born in Bootle, Lancashire, England around 1884.At enlistment William was single, 32 years old, lived in Bellambi, N.S.W. and worked as a labourer.He embarked...

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