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North, Thorne

Thorne North (Sevice No 3656) was one of nine children born to Margaret and James North, and the first to be born in Balgownie, the family having moved to the area from Sunny Corner, near Bathurst in...

North, William Harold

William Harold North (Service No 3868) was born at Balgownie. He enlisted at Holsworthy, Sydney, on 17 August 1915, when he was19 years of age. At this time William was appointed to the...

Northfield, John Wilfred

John Northfield (Service No 1455), was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment John was married, 23 years old, worked as a farmer and had served 4 years with the Light Horse Militia. He...

Northfield, William Gwynne

William Gwynne Northfield (Service No 1456) was born in Wollongong (N.S.W.) in 1891.At the time of enlistment in Brisbane, (on the same day as his cousin John), William was a single 24 year old...

O'Brien, Branden Charles Joseph

Private Branden O'Brien (Service no: 1158) was born in 1889, at Cordeaux River, the son of Daniel and Ellen O Brien (nee Moran). Ellen's father and his brothers were the second family to...

O'Brien, Frederick John

Frederick O'Brien (Service No 1452) was born in Nowra, N.S.W. in September 1888, and was educated at St Josephs College, Sydney. When Frederick enlisted at the age of 26, he was...

O'Brien, James Henry

James O'Brien (Service No 4751) was born in Bathurst, N.S.W.At enlistment James was 40 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived at Scarborough, N.S.W. James nominated a friend, M Telfer, also of...

O'Brien, James Roy

James O'Brien (Service No 2477) was born in Gerringong, N.S.W. in 1895.James enlisted in Lismore, N.S.W. and was the first of three brothers to enlist. At enlistment he was single, 20 years old,...

O'Brien, John Benjamin

John O'Brien (Service No 2887 & 3070) was born in Gerringong, N.S.W.At enlistment John was single, 21 years old, and worked as an engine cleaner. Initially assigned the Service No 2887 this...

O'Brien, George Thomas

George O'Brien (Service No 6787) was born in Gerringong, N.S.W. around 1897.At enlistment George was single, 19 years old, worked as a quarryman,and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.  George had...

O'Brien, William Francis

Sergeant William O'Brien (service no. 3186) was born in Mount Kembla circa 1894.At the time of his enlistment he was living and working in Kalgoorlie, Western Australia as a labourer. He embarked on...

O'Connor, Daniel Joseph

Daniel O'Connor (Service No 6852) was born in Gunnedah, N.S.W. around 1898. Daniel first enlisted at Picton, N.S.W. on 30th October 1915, but was discharged on 4th January 1916 due to...

O'Connor, James Donald

James O'Connor (Service No 359) was born in Sydney around 1891.James enlisted when he was 24 years old; he was single, lived at Helensburgh, N.S.W. and worked as a blacksmith.He embarked...

O'Leary, William Leslie

William O'Leary (Service No 6878) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.William enlisted in Wollongong using the name John Williams and stated his as 21.  In fact William was 18 years old and did not have...

O'Neill, William

William O Neill (Service No 6367) was born in Sydney around 1893.William was single, 23 years old, worked as a farm labourer and lived in Jamberoo, N.S.W. when he enlisted in the nearby town of Kiama...

O'Neill, John Joseph

John ONeill (Service No 4866) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.When John enlisted at the age of 21 he was single and working as a carpenter.  John had previously 1 year in senior cadets and 3 years...

O'Neill, Roy James Moorcroft

Roy James Moorcroft O’Neill was the son of William John James and Emily Ann O’Neill.He enlisted as Roy O’Neill on 18 November 1915 at Liverpool Army Camp Casula NSW. He was 21 years and 1 month of...

O'Neill, Hughie

Hughie O'Neill (Service No 4587) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1891.At enlistment he was single, 26 years old, lived at Thirroul, N.S.W. and worked as a labourer.After...

O'Neill, Luke

Luke 'Neill (Service No 593) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1888.He enlisted at the age of 27 in Goondwindi, N.S.W.  Luke was single and worked as a labourer.He embarked from...

O'Neill, Henry Edward

Henry Edward O’Neill, born on May 10 1892 at Mt Keira to Edward O’Neill and Ann Staunton (nee), enlisted on August 29 1915. Prior to his enlistment, he worked as a driver. He joined the 17th...

Oberg, Edwin/Edward Thomas

Ted Oberg (Service No 7090) was born about 1885 in Bulli, NSW. He joined the army as a soldier straight from school. He spent 9 years with the Australian Garrison Artillery Instruction Staff but was...

OBrien, William Charles Joseph

William O'Brien (Service No 16248) was born in Unanderra, N.S.W.At enlistment, William was single, 23 years old, worked as an electrician, and lived at Randwick, N.S.W.  William's father who...

Oliver, Archibald Cecil

Archibald Oliver (Service No 2700) was born in Glasgow, Scotland, around 1888.  He had served 4 years and 6 months with 7th Scottish Rifles Territorials.When Archibald enlisted at Kiama, N....

Olsen, Christian

Christian Olsen (Service No 9199) was born in Borge, Norway and arrived in Australia on 16th June 1911. On 19th April 1915 Christian was naturalized and became an Australian citizen.At...

Olsen, Alfred

Alfred Olsen (Service No 526) was born in Newcastle but moved to Mount Kembla with his family and attended Mount Kembla school.He enlisted in West Maitland on 11 January, 1916 when he was 27...

Olsen, James Galbert

James Olsen (Service No 7093) was born in Mount Kembla in 1899 to Walter and Mary Olsen.After the Mount Kembla Mine Disaster of 1902, Walter and Mary moved the family to the Hunter region.James...

Olver, Charles Sedgwick

Lance Sergeant Charles Olver (Service no. 8092) was born in Victoria circa 1885. He became a clergyman and in 1909, while in Singleton NSW he married Mabel Leaver.They went on to have four children...

Onions, Reuben James

Reuben James Onions (Service No 6298), was born in Hednesford, England around July 1891, and arrived in Australia, around 1913. At enlistment, in Bulli, N.S.W., he was single, 25 years old, worked as...

Onions, Bert

Bert Onions (Service No 1967) was born in Hednesford, England around July 1894.At enlistment, he was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Bellambi, N.S.W. Bert embarked on HMAT...

Oprey, Edward Hugh

Edward Hugh Oprey (Service No 1507), was born in Sydney, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 21 years old and worked as a blacksmith.Edward embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides, with 6th Light Horse...

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