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Riddett, Charles

Charles Riddett was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.When Charles Riddett enlisted he did so under the name Richard Stafford.  'Richard' stated his age as 22 year old, when in fact he was 19 years...

Ridley, Archibald

Archibald Ridley (Service No 4885) was born in Northumberland, England in 1870.In 1892, Archibald married Annie Weir. He moved to Australia in 1913, his wife and children followed in 1914.At the time...

Ring, William Ernest

William Ring (Service No 632) was born in Wollongong,NSW about 1884. At the time of enlistment he was a single 30 year old labourer.His parents were deceased by this time and listed his sister Mrs...

Ring, James Alfred

James Ring (Service No 3310) was born in Unanderra, NSW about 1877 and at the time of enlistment was a married 39 year old cordial maker from Wollongong, NSW. In 1902 he married Mary Mahon and they...

Riordan, John Wilson

John Riordan was a 23 year old single shunter from Bellambi when he enlisted. He was one of 11 children. He embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22nd December 1914 with H Company, 13th Battalion. After...

Riordan, William Walter

William Riordan (Service No 5890) was born in Camden, N.S.W.At enlistment William was single, 23 years old, worked as a shunter and lived at Bellambi, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40...

Ritchie, Alexander Hugh

Alexander Ritchie (Service No 2636) was born in Wollongong about 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old farmer living at Dorrigo. He embarked on S S Port Napier with 5th...

Rixon, William Keith

William Rixon (Service No 513) was a single 23 year old telegraphist from Bulli at the time of his enlistment. William embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides with C Company, 3rd Battalion on 20th October...

Robbins, William Reginald

William Robbins (Service No 33655) was born in Thirroul, N.S.W. in October 1885.He was married and had 5 children when he enlisted at 31 years of age.  William worked as a...

Roberts, Albert Whatman

Albert Roberts (Service No 59168) was born in Parramatta, N.S.W.When Albert enlisted he was leaving behind 3 (surviving) children with his wife Ruby.  Albert was 28 years old and...

Roberts, Lewis

Lewis Roberts (Service No 263) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1889.When Lewis enlisted he was a single 26 year old coal miner.  He lived at Thirroul, N.S.W and had...

Roberts, Robert Taylor

Robert Roberts (Service No 2953) was born in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.  On 13th June 1914 Robert married Agnes O'Dowd and a son was born in 1915.When Robert enlisted he was living in Corrimal, N....

Roberts, David

David Roberts (Service No 772) was born in Newcastle, N.S.W. around 1887. When he enlisted he was 27 years old, single, and working as a miner. David's next of kin on his war records was his...

Robertson, Roy Henderson

Roy Robertson was a single 18 year old shop hand from Scarborough, NSW, when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19th June 1915 with 2nd Reinforcements, 20th Battalion. After...

Robertson, William

William Robertson (Service No 4516) was in Newcastle, N.S.W. around 1882.William enlisted at the age of 32 when he was working as a coal miner, and living at Helensburgh, N.S.W. ...

Robertson, James Livingston

James Robertson (Service No 3221) was a single 21 year old grocers assistant from Scarborough when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A72 Beltana with 8th Reinforcements, 45th Battalion, on 25th...

Robertson, William Hugh

William Robertson (Service No 2944) was born in Nowra about 1893. At the time of enlistment he was working as a grocer. He was 21 years old when he enlisted, single, and named his father John,...

Robertson, Ronald

Ronald Robertson (Service No 4569) was born in Nowra, N.S.W. around 1891.  He enlisted at the age of 23,  when he was living in Wilson st Wollongong, N.S.W.  He was...

Robertson, Samuel

Samuel Robertson (Service No 2943) was born in Nowra, N.S.W. around 1896.Samuel was 19 years old when he enlisted, and had 12 months experience with the CMF.  He was...

Robinson, James

James Robinson (Service No 5167) appears to be the twin brother of Joseph Robinson (Service No 5219).  He was born in Dalton, England around 1888.James enlisted when he was ...

Robinson, Thomas

Thomas Robinson (Service No 4576) was born in Victoria around 1893.  Thomas enlisted in Melbourne using the name John Robertson.  Thomas's true identity was revealed after his...

Robinson, Arthur John

Arthur Robinson (Service No 946) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1894 and had spent 2 years in the CMF before he enlisted, when he was 20 years old.  At this time he worked as a...

Robinson, Joseph

Joseph Robinson (Service No 5219) was born in Wolsingham, England, around 1888.Joseph enlisted when he was 28 years old. At that time he was single, worked as a coal miner, and lived at Corrimal...

Robson, Rodger

Rodger Robson (Service No 1905) was born in Durham, England, and travelled with his family to Australia, settling in the Mount Kembla, area.Rodger enlisted when he was 22 years of age, and...

Robson, Thomas

Thomas Robson (Service No 2732) was born in Dapto, N.S.W. around 1884. At time of enlistment was a single 31 year old linesman. Thomas embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th Reinforcements, 53rd...

Roden, William

William Roden (Service No 2537) was born in Austinmer, NSW.At enlistment William was married, 26 years old, and worked as a labourer; he had served 3 years with the St George Rifles.  William...

Rodgers, William Joseph

William Rodgers (Service No 6306) was born in Mount Kembla about 1882.  William was a single man, working as a labourer, and 34 years old when he enlisted at Wollongong, NSW.He...

Rodgers, Patrick Francis

Private Patrick Rodgers (Service no. 5214) was born in Figtree circa 1892 and attended the Unanderra Public School. He was part of the enlistment drive of the Waratah March. At the time he was a...

Roe, William

William Roe (Service No 675) was born in Birmingham, England in January 1878. William came to Australia and was living with his sister at Bulli when he enlisted. At the time of enlistment William...

Roebuck, John

John Roebuck (Service No 2123) was born in Corrimal, N.S.W. in 1894.At enlistment, John was single, 21 years old and worked as a horse driver; he had served in the Cadets and Militia.He embarked from...

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