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Rose, Francis Harold

Sergeant Francis Rose (Service no. 2978) was born circa 1889. He spent 18 months as a Lieutenant in the senior cadets and time in the 37th Infantry CMF. At the time of enlistment he was a single 27...

Ross, Charles Andrew

Charles Andrew Ross (Service No 647/659), was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1881.On 24th October 1899, he enlisted with 2nd Battalion, B Company, 79th Regiment, the Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders,...

Ross, Donald Ewen

Donald Ross (Service No 4889) was born in Victoria. At the time of enlistment he was a single 41 year old farmer from Wollongong, NSW. He embarked on HMAT A15 Star of England with 15th Reinforcements...

Ross, Edward

Edward Ross (Service No 6796) was born in Lanarkshire, Scotland.  On 16th February 1916 he married Martha George at Bulli, N.S.W.At enlistment Edward was 23 years old, worked as a wheeler...

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...

Rowan, James

James Rowan (Service No 9891) was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1884.On 8 April 1909 he married Isobel McPhail at Dapto, NSW .At the time of enlistment James was married, 32 years of age, employed as...

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...

Rusden, Henry William

Henry William Rusden (Service No 2709), was born in Cobar, N.S.W.On 17th August 1907, he married Florence Teerman, in his home town, before the couple moved to Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment he was...

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...

Russell, James Gibson

James Russell was born in West Calder, Scotland and arrived in Australia with his family in 1879.  In 1900 he married Mary Devirs in Wollongong, N.S.W.James enlisted for the first time...

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, Basil James

Basil Ryan (Service No 21336) was born in Dapto, NSW.  He was single, a student and was18 years of age.  Basil had previously served 4 years with the Cadets and 28th Light Horse Militia....

Ryan, John Joseph

John Ryan (Service No 4265) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1891.At the time of enlistment he was single, 24 years of age, employed as a labourer and resided in Bulli, NSW.  John had listed his...

Ryan, William John

William Ryan (Service No 366) was born in Sydney, NSW in 1894. At the time of enlistment William was single, 20 years of age and employed as a barman at the family hotel at Bulli, NSW. William's...

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...

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