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Rossborough, John Alexander

John Rossborough (Service No 37453) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1894, one of two children born to John and Margaret Rossborough, an old pioneering family from the district. The family had a...

Roughan, John Joseph

John Joseph Roughan (Service No 4574) was born at Sandy Creek, Muswellbrook, N.S.W.At enlistment John was single, 34 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived in Port Kembla.John...

Round, Arthur

Arthur Round (Service No 3659 - note SERN 3759 incorrectly record on some documents) was born in Wigan, England.  On 5th February 1904 he enlisted in the Royal Navy and served 5 years as a...

Rowe, Leonard

Leonard Rowe (Service No 9959) was born in Lithgow, N.S.W. around 1897.  Soon after his birth, the family moved to the Illawarra district of N.S.W.When Leonard ...

Rowley, Mark

Mark Rowley (Service No 6838) was born in Shepherds Bush, London. On 30th June 1906 he married Olive Cundy in Devon, England.When Mark enlisted he was 36 years old and worked as a labourer in...

Rubenach, Thomas James

Thomas James Rubenach (Serial No 3427) was born at Yallah about 1892 and attended school at Dapto. He was described as a single 23 year old blacksmith who enlisted in Brisbane. Thomas embarked on...

Rudd, William Henry

William Rudd (Service No 12461) was born in Liverpool, England.  In 1908 he married Ethel Woolfrey and the couple had one child.At enlistment William was 30 years old, worked as a...

Rudkin, John

John Rudkin (service No 2734), was born in Wollongong, N.S.W., around 1888.At enlistment, he was single, 25 years old, worked as a plumber and was a member of the Wollongong Rifle Club. ...

Rundle, Archie

Archie Rundle was born in Plymouth, Devon England in October 1883. He came to Australia and at the time of enlistment (at Kiama, NSW) was a single 33 year old platelayer at Shellharbour. He...

Russell, John Francis

Private John Russell (Service No 826) was born in Eden, NSW in 1893. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old labourer living at Stanwell Park. He embarked on HMAT A6 Clan...

Ryall, Henry

Harry Ryall was born in Mount Kembla and lived there until he enlisted in the A.I.F. He was employed as a switchboard operator. He had spent 2 years in the Citizens Forces. He embarked on SS Wyreema...

Ryan, John Barry

John Ryan (Service No 2216) was born in Strathfield, NSW about 1896, one of two children. He lost his parents at a fairly young age, his father at 14 and his mother at 18. His father had been...

Ryan, Patrick Joseph

Patrick Ryan (Service No 3916) was born in Albion Park about 1883 and worked as a miner before enlisting.  Patrick enlisted at Holsworthy, NSW, when he was 32 years old. He was single and...

Ryan, William Thomas

William Ryan (Service No 58887) was a single 19 year old electric moter driver from Port Kembla, N.S.W. who was still serving with the Militia when he enlisted.William embarked on HMAT A30...

Sackley, William John Ashley

William Sackley (Service No 3224) was born in Gerringong, N.S.W. in 1893.William enlisted in Lismore when he was 23 years old; he was single and worked as a grocer.He...

Salisbury, William Murray

William Salisbury (Service No 89) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. and attended Woonona Public School.  In 1906 he married Martha Bradley.At enlistment William  was 30 years old, worked as a...

Salisbury, John James Alfred

John Salisbury (Service No 960) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.At enlistment. John was single, 22 years old, employed as a driver, and lived at Woonona, N.S.W.  John had served 2 years 6 months in the...

Salisbury, Joseph Crompton

Joseph Salisbury (Service No 2018) was born in Bulli.  In 1913 he married Florence Parker at Woonona, N.S.W.At enlistment Joseph was 26 years old, worked as a coal miner, and lived at Woonona....

Salisbury, William

William Salisbury (Service No 4588) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1876.At enlistment William was single, 38 years old, and employed as a cook.  He embarked on RMS Osterly with 2nd...

Sandfier, Michael James

Michael James Sandfier (Servcie No 58939), was born in Sydney, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 18 years old, worked as an electrical fitter. Michael was serving with 37th...

Sandstrom, Swen Addvin

Swen Sandstrom (Service No 464) was born in Picton, N.S.W. around 1880.Swen had served in South Africa as a trooper with N.S.W. Rifles, and as a Corporal with 3rd Imperial Bushmen during...

Sargent, Thomas Patrick

Thomas Sargent (Service No 3376) was born in Mount Morgan, Qld around 1892.At enlistment Thomas was single, 24 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W.He...

Saunders, William Thomas

William Saunders (Service No 515) was born in Lithgow , N.S.W in 1894.At enlistment, William was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner, and lived at Helensburgh, N.S.W.  William had served in...

Saunders, Benjamin James

Benjamin Saunders (Service No 1520) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.A blacksmith by trade, Benjamin enlisted at the age of 20; he was single and serving with the Royal Australian Garrison...

Savage, Edward William

Edward William Savage (Service No 1361) was born in Wollongong, NSW.When he enlisted on 19 July, 1915, he was living in Western Australia and working as a miner. He was 25 years of age and single....

Savage, Harry

Harry Savage (Service No 2282) was born in Bromsgrove, England. He immigrated to Australia in 1913. When Harry enlisted he was single, 30 years of age, lived in Thirroul N.S.W and his occupation...

Savage, James Francis

James Francis Savage (Service No 3684) was born in Belfast, Ireland, about 1890, arriving in Australia, with his family, in August 1892.In 1911, he married Kathleen Makin, in Wollongong, N.S.W. and...

Schadel, Ernest John

Private Ernest Schadel (Service no. 2228) was one of three brothers in his family to enlist. He was born in Nowra in May 1893 and was a single 22 year old working as a railway porter at Bellambi at...

Schadel, George Edward

Corporal George Schadel (Service no. 1661) was the last of three brothers to enlist. He was born in June 1889 in Nowra and at enlistment was described as a single 26 year old coke worker.He married...

Schadel, William Herbert

Captain William Schadel (Service no. 1074) was the first of three Schadel brothers to enlist and the only one to return home. At the time of enlistment he was a single 19 year old blacksmith striker....

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