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Stanley, James

James Stanley (Service No 264) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1892. At the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old labourer from Helensburgh. He embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima with A Company, 20th...

Stapleton, William John

William (Billy) John Stapleton (Service No 3623) was born in Wollongong, to John and Eleanor Stapleton of Unanderra, Illawarra. William's enlistment papers show that he was 24 years old,...

Starr, William Cynog

William Starr (Service No 1583) was born in Austinmer, NSW and attended Helensburgh Superior School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 26 year old woolsorter. He embarked on HMAT A32...

Steers, Archie John

Archie Steers (Service No 999) was born in Brighton, England around 1885.  At enlistment Archie was single, 30 years old, worked as an assistant fitter, and lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W.He...

Stenton, Stanley Rowland

Stanley Stenton (Service No 65823) was born in Sheffield, England and arrived in Australia around 1914.At enlistment Stanley was single, 21 years old, worked as a grocer, and lived in Wollongong, N.S...

Stephens, Luther Roy

Luthor Stephens (Service No 3468) was born in Tennessee, USA around 1890 and appears to have arrived in Australia about 1915.At enlistment Luther was single, 27 years old, worked as a navvy (...

Stevens, James Robert

Private James Stevens (Service no. 3302) was born in Dapto circa 1897 and attended Dapto Public School. He was a single 18 year old grocer when he enlisted.James embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic on 20th...

Stevens, Arthur Borlase

Arthur Stevens (Service No 6023) was born in Sydney.On 2nd September 1903 Arthur married Vera Proctor at Wickham, near Newcastle, N.S.W but the couple had no children. Arthur was 34 years of age...

Stevens, John

John (Jack) Stevens (Service No 3676) was born in March 1881 in Dauntsey, Wiltshire, England. At enlistment, Jack was married to Esther Ann.  He was 35 years of age, lived at...

Stevens, William Henry

William Henry Stevens (Service No 1187 /1328 on National Archives summary sheet) was born in 1897 to John and Agnes E Stevens at Helensburgh, N.S.W. .At enlistment, William was 22 years of...

Stevenson, Jesse

Jesse Stevenson (Service No 5735) was born in Nottingham, England, and had served with 8th Battalion, Sherwood Forresters, before coming to Australia.When Jesse enlisted at the age of 23, he lived at...

Stewart, William Peter

William Stewart (Service No 1265) was born about 1886. Nothing is known of his early life but at the time of enlistment he was a single 29 year old miner living at Helensburgh, N.S.W.. He embarked...

Stewart, Edward William

As the only son of a farmer, it can be assumed that Edward William Stewart was reluctant to sign up and leave his father to work the family farm Strathleven alone. The family had not long owned the...

Stone, George

George Stone was born in Mount Kembla in 1888, the son of George and Norah Stone. He was a local farmer and 27 years old when he enlisted in the AIF on the 20th of August, 1915. #4903 Private Stone...

Strachan, Cornelius Alexander

Cornelius Strachan (Service No 9979) was born in Thirroul, N.S.W. around 1898.When Cornelius enlisted at the age of 18 he was single, lived at Austinmer N.S.W. and was employed as a miner.  He...

Street, Edwin

Edwin ‘Ted’ Street, brother of Charles Edward Street was born in Wollongong on August 8, 1891, to parents James & Delia; he was the tenth and the last child of the family. He grew up in Corrimal...

Street, Charles Edward

Charles Edward Street was born on January 31, 1886 to James & Delia Street, at Corrimal; he was one of seven at that point in time. When Charles was born his father was working in a local coal...

Stubbin, Claude John

Claude Stubbin (Service No 1236) was born in Sutherland, N.S.W. around 1896.At enlistment Claude was single, 18 years old, worked as a bank clerk, and lived at The Rectory, Wollongong, N.S....

Styles, Arthur Raymond

Arthur (Ray) Raymond Styles (Service No. 1390) enlisted after being taken prisoner in New Guinea. His daughter Peggy recalls her father telling her that one morning...

Summers, James Stanley

James Summers (Service No 227) was born in September 1894 in Bellambi, N.S.W.When James enlistment he was single and living in Lismore, N.S.W. working as a labourer.He embarked from Sydney on...

Summerson, James Clifton

James Summerson (Service No 1610) was born in Clifton, N.S.W. around 1894.  He enlistment when he was 21 years of age.  James was single, and employed as a miner.  James...

Sutton, Claude Barron

Claude Sutton (Service No 67712) was a single 19 year old farmer from Smiths Hill, Wollongong NSW when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A7 Medic on 2nd November 1918 with N S W reinforcements....

Sutton, Arthur Fraser

Captain Arthur Sutton (Service no. 2838) was born in Sydney and attended Newington College, going on to Sydney University to study Dentistry. He had served five years with the AVAC. The family moved...

Sutton, Harry William

Harry Sutton was born about 1894.He spent 3 years in the Cadets and 2 years in the C M F. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old machine worker and clerk. His mother was his next of...

Sutton, Ernest Geoffrey

Ernest Geoffrey Sutton (Service no. 3009) was born in Sydney and educated at Sydney Grammar School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 24 year old grazier from Smiths Hill Wollongong. He...

Swannell, William Alfred

William Swannell was born in Sofala, NSW and attended Wattle Flat Public School. At the time of enlistment he was a single 27 year old miner living and working at Helensburgh, NSW. He embarked on...

Syme, Duncan Leslie

Duncan Syme (Service No 4270) was born in Helensburgh about 1896 and moved with his family to Lithgow where he attended school, serving in the junior cadets. At the time of enlistment he was a single...

Tait, James

James Tait (Service No 5198) was born in Walkersine, Scotland in 1887. On 17th August, 1911 he married Elizabeth McClory. They came to Australia and at the time of enlistment, James was a married 29...

Talbot, Charles Henry

Charles Talbot (Service No 11600) was born in Leek, England.  In 1896 he enlisted in the Navy and was discharged in Sydney in 1905.  On 21st December 1908 he married Ellen Hooper in Sydney....

Talbot, Edward

Edward Talbot (Service No 2922) was born at Thirroul, N.S.W.At enlistment Edward was single, 27 years old, and worked as a labourer. He listed his mother, Maria as next of kin.He embarked from Sydney...

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