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Schwarer, William James

William Schwarer (Service No 1473) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.At enlistment he was 19 years old, single and employed as a fitter.  William had served in the Militia.He embarked from Melbourne on...

Scobie, Henry Stewart

Henry Scobie (Service No 1567) was born at Wedderburn, N.S.W. in 1884.At enlistment Henry was single, 31 years old, employed as a vigneron, and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney...

Scott, Robert William

Robert Scott (Service No 1917) was born around 1895 in Balgownie, N.S.W..When he enlisted, Robert was 21 years old, single, and employed as an engineer.  Before enlisting, Robert had served with...

Scott, John Joseph

John Scott (Service No 3801) was born in Mudgee, N.S.W.At enlistment John was single, 21 years old, worked as a butcher, and lived at Stanwell Park, N.S.W.  He listed his father, Donald, of...

Scott, John Patteson

John Scott Patteson (Service No 685), according to his enlistment documents, was born in Hull, England around 1891.Using the name John Scott Patteson, Thomas Brady enlisted, stating that he was...

Scott, Charles Ernest

Charles Scott (Service No 832) was born in Kiama, N.S.W.At enlistment Charles was single, 21 years old and worked at a smelter in Wollongong, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT...

Seabrook, William Keith

William Seabrook (Service No 6182) was born in Woonona, NSW, one of 3 brothers who enlisted.  Tragically, William and his brothers George (Service No 6174) & Theo (Service No 6147) were all...

Seader, James Sidney/ Sydney

NOTE: Documents relating to James or Sydney/ Sidney Seader differ in the way they record the order and spelling of his first two names.James Seader was born in Forbes, N.S.W., and...

Seale, Spencer Stanley

Spencer Stanley Seale (Service No 3223), was born in Sydney, in 1891.Spencer enlisted with his brother, Harold, and at the time, he was single, 24 years old, worked as a warehouseman ...

Seale, Harold

Harold Seale (Service No 3222), was born in Sydney, N.S.W., in 1883.At enlistment he was single, 31 years old, worked as a warehouseman and lived in Thirroul, N.S.W.Harold embarked on...

Seaward, John William

John Seaward (Service No 60531) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment John was 18 years old, single and worked as a grocers assistant; John had served 4 years in the Cadets and 1 year with the...

Seery, John Charles

John Seery (Service No 4775) was born in London.At enlistment John was single, 28 years old, employed as an electric mechanic, and lived at Woonona, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40 Ceramic...

Selby, Albert Arthur

Albert Selby (Service No 6683) was born in Booligal, N.S.W.At enlistment Albert was single, 26 years old, worked as a boilermaker and lived at Mosman in Sydney.  Albert's next of kin was his...

Selwyn, Frederick Thomas Sydney

Frederick Selwyn (Service No 5227) was born in Sydney, N.S.W.Frederick married Mary Fitzgibbon in Marrickville in 1907 and they had moved to Balgownie, N.S.W. with their 2 children before he enlisted...

Shannon, Ernest Herbert

Ernest Shannon (Service No 40) was born in Wollongong, N,.S.W. around 1878. In 1905 he married Lena Bushby and they had a daughter, however by the time Ernest enlisted the couple had...

Shannon, William Cecil

William Shannon (Service No 2788) was born in Cobar, N.S.W. in 1896 and attended Cobar Public School.William enlisted at the age of 19, when he was single, worked as a labourer, and lived at Port...

Shannon, Thomas Leslie

Thomas Shannon (Service No 7797) was born in Cobar, N.S.W.When Thomas enlisted in Wollongong, N.S.W., at the age of 19 he was single, lived at Port Kembla, and worked as a labourer.  He had...

Sharman, John Edward

John Sharman (Service No 1080) was born in Captains Flat, N.S.W.When John enlisted at the age of 19 he was living at Corrimal, N.S.W. and working as a coke worker at nearby Bellambi.John embarked...

Sharpe, Wallace John

Wallace Sharpe did not follow the family tradition of farming. Instead, he worked with his Uncle, Will Nelson in his Gerringong general store. Often riding his horse to outlying parts of the district...

Sharples, James

Private James Sharples (Service no. 4233) was born in Helensburg circa 1893. At enlistment he was a single 22 year old miner living in Reid Town, Corrimal. He embarked on HMAT A67 Orsova on 11th...

Sheather, James Joseph

James Sheather (Serivce No 4625) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. When James enlisted he was 22 years old, single, and employed as wheeler.James embarked on HMAT A62 Wandilla on 3rd February...

Sheather, Percival George Henry

Percival Sheather (Service No 4535) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.  He was 20 years old, single, and employed as a wheeler when he enlisted just a week after his brother James. ...

Sheedy, John William

John Sheedy (Service No 3046) was born in Captains Flat, N.S.W. in 1895.At enlistment John was single, 20 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Corrimal, N.S.W.  He embarked from Melbourne...

Sherman, Edgar Arnold

Edgar Arnold Sherman (service No 5771), was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1884.At enlistment, he was single, 31 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Balgownie,...

Sherman, Oswald William

Oswald Sherman (Service No 7859) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1887.At enlistment Oswald was single, 34 years old, worked as a miner, and lived at Balgownie, N.S.W.  Oswald's enlistment...

Shields, David

David Shields (Service No 3482) was born in Murchison, Victoria around 1874.At enlistment, he was married, 40 years old, worked as a machinist and lived in Thirroul, N.S.W. He...

Shipp, Edgar Herbert

Edgar Shipp (Service No 1273)  was born in Goulburn, N.S.W.On 15th June 1895 Edgar married Elizabeth Shipp in Wollongong and they raised 2 children.Edgar was 43 years of age, lived at...

Shipp, Alfred Nathan

Nathan and Emma Shipp married in Wollongong 1876. On 21 December 1892, Alfred Nathan Shipp was born. He attended Wollongong district school and became a teacher at Mount Kembla school prior to the...

Shirlaw, Walter James

Walter Shirlaw (Service No 7860) was born in Bathurst. At the time of enlistment he was a single 18 year old mine labourer from Clifton who had served 3 years in the Militia. Walter embarked on...

Simmons, Eric Dowson

Eric Simmons was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.When Eric enlisted he was single, 23 years old, and employed as an accountant, living in Perth, W.A.He embarked from Fremantle on board ...

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