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Simpson, Andrew

Andrew Simpson (Service No 17050) was born in Cowdenbeath, Scotland. His family came to Australia and settled in Wollongong, NSW. He had spent time with 37th Infantry CMF. At the time of enlistment...

Skerritt, Walter Thomas Russell

Walter Skerritt (Service No 2442) was born in Orange about 1895 and was 21 years of age when he enlisted on 17 May, 1915. At that time he was working as a clerk in Victoria, and enlisted at...

Sloan, Albert Henry

Albert Sloan (Service No 1379) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.  He was 20 years old, single, and working as a hairdresser when he enlisted in the AIF.Albert had spent 4 years in 28th...

Sloan, Francis Peter

Francis Sloan (Service No 303) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1890.  He was 24 years old, single, and working as a labourer when he enlisted.  Francis...

Smith, James Arthur

James Smith (Service No 566) was born at Bulli, N.S.W. At enlistment James was single, 26 years of age, and employed as a grocer.He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT A67 Orsova with 9th...

Smith, Errol Thomas

Errol Smith (Service No 4303) was born in Batemans Bay, N.S.W.At enlistment he was single, 21 years of age, lived at Clifton, N.S.W. and worked as a telegraph operator.Errol embarked from Sydney on...

Smith, William Charles

William Smith (Service No 6096) was born in Rockhampton, Queensland around 1881.At enlistment William was single, 35 years of age, worked as a labourer, and lived with his mother in Wentworth Street...

Smith, Alfred

Alfred Smith was born on September 10, 1892 in Hartley Valley NSW. His address at enlistment was Harbord St, Thirroul where he lived with his wife, Doris Irene Smith. He was a coal miner prior to the...

Smith, David Augustus

David Augustus Smith (Service No 2203) was born in Redfern about 1892. His parents appear to be deceased by the time he enlisted as the only family references are a brother and sister at Corrimal. He...

Smith, Norman McLeod

Norman McLeod Smith (Service No 7024), alderman and Mayor of Wollongong enlisted on 10 September 1917. He was born in December 1884 to James and Margaret Anne Smith. After attending the local school...

Smith, Walter Edward

Walter Smith (Service No 1757) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. around 1887.When Walter enlisted at the age of 28, he was single and worked as a gas worker. He embarked on from...

Smith, James

James Smith was born in Newcastle, England around 1880.  He emigrated to Australia sometime after 1911 and settled in Bulli, N.S.W.  James had served 12 years with the Royal Garrison...

Smith, Arnold Ashton

Arnold Smith (Service No 905) was born in Walcha, N.S.W. in 1893.  He attended Wollongong Public School and served as a signaler in the Junior and Senior Cadets.At enlistment Arnold was single,...

Smith, Edward George

Private Edward Smith (Service no. 4886) was born in Lithgow on 1st July, 1893 and was a single 22 year old miner who lived at Corrimal at the time of enlistment. He served for three years in St...

Smith, Arthur William

Arthur William Smith was born in 1894 to Richard and Isabel Smith. He had a brother Stanley, who was born in Woonona 1890 and grew up in Scarborough. He enlisted on 6 February, 1915 at the age of 20...

Soldi, Francis Claude

Francis Soldi (Service No 5230) was born at Darlington, N.S.W.Francis lived at Balgownie, N.S.W. when he enlisted during the Waratah March in Balgownie.  He was 28 years old, single, worked...

Souter, John Forbes

John Souter (Service No 3474) was born in Scotland.On 30th May, 1885 John married Jessie Coutts.When John enlisted, he had moved to Australia, and was living in Keiraville, N.S.W.  ...

Souter, John Forbes

Private John Souter jnr (Service no. 5229) was born in Keiraville in 1889 and, like his father, was a miner. At the time of enlistment he was single and 26 years old. John had served four years in...

Souter, Leslie William

Leslie William Souter was born in Surry Hills, NSW.He was employed as a labourer when he enlisted on January 13, 1916. He was 22 years of age and lived in Wollongong with his wife at the time, Martha...

Southam, Edwin Henry

Edwin Southam was born in Leicester, England around 1889.  Edwin served 4 years with the Leicester Territorials.  On 27th April 1912 Edwin married Florence Brock and they had 2 children....

Speirs, John Melling

John 'Jack' Melling Speirs was born in West Wallsend, Newcastle on 26 October 1898.  Jack lived with his foster parents Mary Jane (nee Rodham) and Hugh Speirs in the Wollongong area.In...

Spillane, Charles Joseph

Charles Spillane (Service No 1515) was born in Albion Park, N.S.W. around 1894.At the time of Charles' enlistment he was 21 years old, single and employed as a labourer.  He...

Spinks, Frederick Keith James

Private Frederick Spinks (Service no. 2473) was born in the Illawarra circa 1896. He is described as a single 19 year old railway porter from Hearne Farm, Figtree. He embarked on HMAT A 75 Ballarat...

Spriggs, Charles Vivian

Charles Spriggs (Service No 25643) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1896.  Charles attended Wollongong Public School, and went on to serve 4 years in the Citizen Military...

Sproule, John Oliver

John Sproule (Service No 1768) was born at Woodbrook, Jamberoo, near Kiama, N.S.W.John worked as a farmer, was single and 18 years old when he enlisted, the first of three brothers to...

Sproule, David Hugh

David Sproule (Service No 2703) was born at Woodbrook, Jamberoo, near Kiama, N.S.W. in 1895.David enlisted when he was 21 years old.  He was single and a farmer at...

Sproule, Thomas Stanley

Thomas Sproule (Service No 2704) was born at Woodbrook, Jamberoo near Kiama, N.S.W. in 1894.  He was the eldest of three brothers to enlist.Thomas enlisted when he was ...

Stafford, Reuben Garrett

Reuben Garrett Stafford was born at Cordeaux in 1883 and began his working life as a miner at Mount Kembla with his father and brothers. Prior to the war, like most young men, he did military...

Stafford, Edwin Harold

Edwin Harold Stafford (Serivce no 7861) was born in Mount Kembla on 1 September, 1899.He was 18 years old, and worked as a miner when he enlisted in Wollongong, NSW,  on 14 August, 1917.When...

Stanley, Benjamin

Benjamin Stanley (Service No 4308) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old miner from Helensburgh who had served in 37th Infantry Militia. He...

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