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Pollack, Samuel John

Samuel Pollack (Service No 4570) was born in Bulli, NSW.At the time of enlistment Samuel was single, 24 years of age, employed as a miner and resided in Corrimal, NSW.Samuel embarked on HMAT A71-...

Polsson, Axel Oscar

Axel Oscar Polsson, often spelt as ‘Poulsen’ enlisted at Port Kembla on 14 August 1914. He was almost 20 years of age. According to documents on the National Australian Archives, his mother Carolina...

Popple, George

Private George Popple (Service no. 2702) was born at Balgownie circa 1885. At the time of enlistment he was a single 31 year old ironworker's assistant. He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th...

Porteous, Neville Liddell

Neville Porteous (Service No 1992) was born in Hexham, Northumberland, England and arrived in Australia on 15th October 1909. Neville had served in the military for 7 years in England.At...

Porter, William George

William George Porter, born to Samuel George Porter and Harriet L Brown (nee) on 1 July 1896, lived at 33 Brownlow Rd, Haggerston, London. He was a Corporal in the 6th London Regiment following his...

Potter, Bertram James

Bertram “Bertie” James Potter was born c. 1894 to James and Ellen Potter in Nellies Glenn, Katoomba New South Wales.Bertie had military experience prior to enlisting. He served in the 27th Infantry...

Potter, Phillip Henry

Phillip Potter (Service No 4272) was born in Mittagong, NSW.At the time of enlistment Phillip was single, 30 years of age, employed as a labourer and resided in Balgownie, NSW.Phillip embarked on...

Potter, Thomas Edward

Thomas Potter (Service No 5806) was born in Morpeth, Northumberland, England, around 1895.Thomas enlisted when he was living, with his mother, at Balgownie, N.S.W.  He was 21 years old...

Pountney, Claude Hastings

Claude Pountney (Service No 905) was born in Moree. The family came to Wollongong, NSW when his the father was posted to Wollongong as a Superintendent of Police. At the time of enlistment he was...

Powell, Edwin

Edwin Powell (Service No 168) was born in Yass, N.S.W. Edwin enlisted when he was 26 years old. At the time he was working as carpenter and living in Crown Street, Wollongong.  According to...

Powell, Francis Ernest

Private Francis Powell (Service no. 4519) was born circa 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old blacksmith who had spent three years in the CMF. He embarked on HMAT A71 Nestor on...

Powell, Frances Ernest

Jan Hanna writes: Frances (Frank) Powell (Service No. 4519) was born in 1895.  Frank enlisted 11 January 1916 and embarked from Sydney on HMAT Nestor A71 on 9 April 1916.He was injured during...

Powell, Frederick Spencer

Jan Hanna writes : Frederick Spencer Powell  (Service No. 4511) was born in 1882 and was my maternal granfather.  He enlisted on 25 January 1916 and embarked from Sydney on the HMAT Nestor...

Power, Ernest Joseph Martin

Ernest Power (Service No 2659) was born in Lithgow, N.S.W. in 1886. In 1904 he married Frances Richards and the couple had 3 children.At enlistment Ernest he was 30 years old, worked as a miner and...

Pratt, William George

George Pratt (Service No 4389) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1883.George enlisted at the age of 32 when he was single and working as a store manager. His mother had died a few months earlier...

Prescott, Charles James

Charles Prescott (Service No 3445) was born in Wingen, N.S.W.  In 1904 he married Jemima Rebecca Sconce in Newcastle and they had one daughter.At enlistment Charles claimed to be 38 years...

Price, Henry Oswald

Harry Price (Service No 58836) was born at Mount Kembla, N.S.W.Harry married Adelaide (Fiona) Downes in 1915 in Cessnock, N.S.W.When he enlisted he was 27 years old, & he and Adelaide lived...

Price, Stewart

Stewart Price (Service No 1368), according to his enlistment documents, was born in Maitson, Kent, England around 1880.  He appears to have come to Australia in 1912When Stewart enlisted he...

Pritchard, Charles Ernest

Charles Pritchard (Service No 5202) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.When the Waratah March came through Bulli Charles enlisted.  He was 23 years old, single, and worked as a miner.Charles embarked...

Pritchard, Arthur Thomas

Arthur Pritchard (Service No 6300) was born in Bulli, N.S.W in 1895.When he enlisted in Kiama, N.S.W., Arthur was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner, and had served 5 years with the Cadets and...

Procter, Thomas James

Thomas Procter (Service No 534) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1885. At the time of enlistment he stated he was a single 31 year old shiftman. His next of kin is listed as his adopted daughter...

Proud, William John

William Proud (Service No 6632) was born in Newcastle, N.S.W.William enlisted when he was 22 years old.  He was single, worked as a fireman, and lived at Helensburgh,...

Pryme, Bertie Frederick

Bertie Pryme (Service No 6135) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1887.  He moved to Queensland and on 8th March 1910 he married Annie Summers.When he enlisted he was a married 28 year...

Pryse, Leonard Norman Stainforth Warren

Leonard Pryse (Service No 5445) was born in Cheshire, England, and arrived in Australia in 1901.At enlistment Leonard was 36 years of age, single, employed as a station manager, and lived at Bulli, N...

Puckeridge, Walter

Walter Puckeridge (Service No 615) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment in Tasmania, Walter stated his age as 22, when he was in fact only 20 years old.  He was single and worked as a...

Puckeridge, Joseph

Joseph Puckeridge (Service No 3900) was born in Shellharbour, N.S.W.At enlistment Joseph was single, 24 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived in Wollongong.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A54...

Puckeridge, James

James Puckeridge (Service No 1714) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1893.For some reason, James enlisted using the name Joseph Puckeridge.  He was single, 22 years old, worked as a labourer....

Pugh, Francis Henry

Francis Henry (Frank) Pugh was born in North Sydney, 1893, to George Horatio Nelson Pugh and Annie Sparkes (nee). Prior to the war he was a farm labourer.He enlisted on 19 May, 1915 at Bogan Gate at...

Purcell, Thomas

Thomas Purcell (Service Number: 596,1417, 1447, 2417) was born in Mount Kembla in 1892. He would have been in class at the Mount Kembla school on the day of the Mount Kembla mine disaster when his...

Pyziak, Frank

Frank Pyziak (Service No 2471) was born in Widzen, Poland, Russia. He arrived in Australia in 1909 and was naturalized in 1914.At enlistment Frank was 27 years of age, single, and lived in Wollongong...

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