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Peace, John

Private John Peace (2404) was born in Mount Kembla in 1893. On enlistment he was employed as a miner. He embarked on HMAT Orsova A67 on 14th July, 1915 with the 7th Reinforcements 1st Battalion.He...

Peachey, Frederick William Abraham Cleave or Cleaver

Frederick Abraham William Cleaver Peachey (Service No 940) was born in Cornwall, England.He enlisted in the AIF on 19 September 1914 at Grafton, N.S.W. when he was 22 years old. His father, also...

Peacock, William Thomas

William Peacock (Service No 6582) was born in Newcastle in 1888. At the time of enlistment, he was a married 28 year old miner from Clifton. In 1914 William had married Bertha Walbrock. William...

Pearce, Cecil McKendry

Cecil Pearce (Service No 2711) was born in Neville, near Bathurst NSW.Cecil enlisted in Wollongong, NSW stating his age as 21 (he was in fact 18 years of age).  He was single, worked as a...

Peaty, Percy Lionel

Percy Lionel Peaty (Service No 2186), was born in Granville, N.S.W., about 1891.On 22nd February 1913, he married Mary Haigh, and they had 2 children.At enlistment, he was 23...

Penly, Ernest Roy Glanville

Ernest Penly was born in Wollongong about 1892. At the time of enlistment he was a single 24 year old warehouseman. He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 13th Battalion, 21st Reinforcements on 7th...

Pepper, Merton Seymour

Merton Pepper (Service No 6372) was born in Berry, N.S.W. around 1895.  Merton was the youngest of 4 brothers who enlisted on the same day, and the only one who did not come home....

Pepper, Wallace Herbert

Wallace Pepper (Service No 3101) was born in Nowra, N.S.W. Wallace enlisted with is brothers Harry & Thomas.  Wallace was single, 28 years of age,  worked as an estate...

Pepper, Harry Clement

Harry Pepper (Service No 3102) was born in Nowra, N.S.W.Harry enlisted with his brothers Wallace & Thomas.  Harry was single, 25 years old, worked as a bank clerk,...

Pepper, Thomas Evelyn

Thomas Pepper (Serevice No 3103) was born in Berry, N.S.W.Thomas enlisted at the age of 31; he was single and working as farmer.  Thomas had 3 younger brothers who all enlisted....

Perkins, Edward Arthur

Edward Perkins (Service No 4221) was born in Sydney.At enlistment Edward was single, 18 years old, worked as an engineer, and lived in Woonona, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A60 Aeneas...

Perrott, Cecil Hubert

Cecil Perrott (Service No 962) was born in Brownsville about 1888. At the time of enlistment he was a single 26 year old clerk. He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with C Company, 18th Battalion on...

Peterson, Arthur Thomas

Arthur Peterson (Service No 4958) was born in Hull, England and came to Australia with his family.At enlistment Arthur was single, 33 years old, worked as a bricklayer, and...

Phillips, Harry

Harry Phillips (Service No 7299), was born in Bulli, N.S.W.At enlistment he was single, 29 years old,  worked as a miner and lived in Clifton, N.S.W.Harry embarked on RMS Osterley,...

Phillips, William

William Phillips (Service No 1853B) was born at Berry, N.S.W.  On 28th May 1904 he married Amelia Wells and they had 4 children.William enlisted at the age of  39 year, when...

Philpot, William

William Philpot (Service No 624) was born in Newcastle, N.S.W.William had attended Woonona Public School in N.S.W. and spent 4 years in the Senior Cadets.At enlistment William was ...

Philpot, James Temple

James Philpot (Service No1084) was born in Corrimal, NSW and at the time of enlistment was a single 19 year old analytical chemist. He had spent 3 years in the junior cadets and 2 years in the senior...

Phipps, Henry

Henry Phipps (Service No 2536) was born in Blaina Monmouthshire, England about 1892, and came to Australia sometime after 1911. At the time of enlistment Henry was a single 22 year old engine driver...

Pickering, Stephen

Stephen Pickering (Service No 3598) was born in Woonona, N.S.W., around 1890.  As a child he attended Woollarha Public School in Sydney.He enlisted at the age of 26, at which time...

Piercey, Richard

Private Richard Piercey (Service no. 3121)  was born in Maidenhead England circa 1888. He travelled to Australia and at the time of enlistment was a single 27 year old pastry cook living and...

Pigg, John Thomas

Private John Pigg (Service no: 4270) was born in Durham England in about 1874. He left England and travelled to Australia in 1914 and gained employment at the Mount Kembla mine. He travelled to...

Pigg, Charles Wardle

Charles Pigg (Serivce No 2838) was born in Durham, England around 1877, and was baptised on 14th April 1877.  Charles came to Australia in July 1912.When Charles enlisted he was ...

Pineaha, Paturoa

Paturoa Pineaha (Service No 3857) was born in Hastings, New Zealand around 1887.Paturoa was living in Port Kembla, N.S.W. when he enlisted at the age of 28.  He was employed as a...

Pinhey, Guy Townley

Guy Pinhey (Service No 29142) was born in Shellharbour, N.S.W.At enlistment Guy was single, 28 years old and worked as a bank clerk with the Commercial Bank in Milton, N.S.W.  He embarked from...

Pinkerton, William

Trooper William Pinkerton (service no. 1902) was born in Wollongong circa 1897.William lived in Sydney and worked as a canvasser at the time of enlistment. He embarked on HMAT A25 Anglo-Egyptian on...

Platt, Thomas

Thomas Platt (Service No 8689) was born in Lancashire, England around 1893.At enlistment Thomas was single, 22 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney...

Plumb, Philip

Phillip Plumb was born in England about 1892 and came to Australia. He enlisted in the AIF and sailed on HMMT A35 Berrima to Rabaul with F Company ANMEF Tropical Unit with Service No 758. At the...

Poland, Matthew

Sergeant Matthew Poland (Service no. 1993) was born in Mount Kembla and prior to enlistment worked as a miner.He embarked on HMAT A54 Runic on 9th August, 1915 with 3rd Reinforcements, 18th Battalion...

Polglase, Emanuel Isaac

Emanuel Polglase (Service No 7559) was born in Bourke, N.S.W.At enlistment he was 21 years of age, single, worked as a fitter, and was living at Woonona, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A74...

Polglase, Reuben Alfred

Reuben Polglase was born in Bourke, N.S.W.Reuben appears to have enlisted twice; on 11th September 1914 (Service No 898) when he was 21 years old, single, and employed as a cleaner.  At this...

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