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Robertson, William Cunningham

William Cunningham Robertson (Service No. 2217) was born in Hamilton, Scotland.At the time of enlistment he was a single 27 year old miner from Corrimal, NSW.He embarked on HMAT A63 Karoola with the...

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...

Rogan, Selwyn James

Selwyn Rogan (Service No 1086) was a single 21 year old labourer from Albion Park, NSW. He enlisted in South Australia just a month after war was declared. Selwyn embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic...

Rogers, George Nepean

George Nepean Rogers (Service No 2975) was born in Penrith, N.S.W.He enlisted at Newcastle when he was 27 years old. George was married to Emma Eliza, who was named as his next of kin. On George...

Ronson, Joseph

Joseph Ronson (Service No 3204) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1893, one of three brothers to enlist. At the time of enlistment he was a single 22 year old labourer. He embarked on HMAT A50...

Ronson, William

William Ronson (Service No 3102) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1892, and was the first of three brothers to enlist.When William enlisted he was single, 24 years old, and...

Rooney, Thomas

Thomas Rooney (Service No 3917) was born in Strathaven, Scotland around 1867.At enlistment, he was married, 39 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Thirroul, N.S.W. He listed his wife Mary, as...

Roose, Hugh Francis

Hugh Francis Roose (Service No 4822) was born in Orange, NSW in 1895. He spent 2 years in the cadets. The family moved to Corrimal and at the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old insurance...

Roose, John William Robert

John William Robert Roose was a married 23 year old insurance agent from Corrimal, NSW when he enlisted on 10th July, 1915. He had served in the C M F. John married Willhelmina Victoria Morris at...

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...

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