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Sandstrom, Swen Addvin

Swen Sandstrom (Service No 464) was born in Picton, N.S.W. around 1880.Swen had served in South Africa as a trooper with N.S.W. Rifles, and as a Corporal with 3rd Imperial Bushmen during...

Sargent, Thomas Patrick

Thomas Sargent (Service No 3376) was born in Mount Morgan, Qld around 1892.At enlistment Thomas was single, 24 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W.He...

Saunders, William Thomas

William Saunders (Service No 515) was born in Lithgow , N.S.W in 1894.At enlistment, William was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner, and lived at Helensburgh, N.S.W.  William had served in...

Saunders, Benjamin James

Benjamin Saunders (Service No 1520) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.A blacksmith by trade, Benjamin enlisted at the age of 20; he was single and serving with the Royal Australian Garrison...

Savage, Edward William

Edward William Savage (Service No 1361) was born in Wollongong, NSW.When he enlisted on 19 July, 1915, he was living in Western Australia and working as a miner. He was 25 years of age and single....

Savage, Harry

Harry Savage (Service No 2282) was born in Bromsgrove, England. He immigrated to Australia in 1913.When Harry enlisted he was single, 30 years of age, lived in Thirroul N.S.W and his occupation was...

Savage, James Francis

James Francis Savage (Service No 3684) was born in Belfast, Ireland, about 1890, arriving in Australia, with his family, in August 1892.In 1911, he married Kathleen Makin, in Wollongong, N.S.W. and...

Schadel, Ernest John

Private Ernest Schadel (Service no. 2228) was one of three brothers in his family to enlist. He was born in Nowra in May 1893 and was a single 22 year old working as a railway porter at Bellambi at...

Schadel, George Edward

Corporal George Schadel (Service no. 1661) was the last of three brothers to enlist. He was born in June 1889 in Nowra and at enlistment was described as a single 26 year old coke worker.He married...

Schadel, William Herbert

Captain William Schadel (Service no. 1074) was the first of three Schadel brothers to enlist and the only one to return home. At the time of enlistment he was a single 19 year old blacksmith striker....

Schofer, John Henry Ferdinand

John Schofer (Service no 3459) was born in Bellambi, N.S.W. in 1892.At enlistment John he was single, 24 years old, and stated he was a traveller and mechanic on his enlistment papers.John embarked...

Schofield, Richard Drake

Richard Schofield (Service No 2066) was born in Hurstville in 1890.At enlistment, Richard was single, 24 years old, worked as an operator, and lived at Bulli, N.S.W.He embarked from Melbourne on HMAT...

Schwarer, Arthur Augustus

Arthur Schwarer (Service No 14469) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.At enlistment Arthur was 21 years old, single, and worked as a fitter & turner.  Arthur was the second of 2 brothers to enlist.He...

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...

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