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Wishaw, Charles

Charles Wishaw was born in Leith, Scotland, in September 1893 and came to Australia with his family. He was a single 21 year old carpenter living at Mount Drummond when he first enlisted in the...

Womack, George Edward

George Womack (Service No 196) was born in Norfolk, England in May 1889 and baptised on 31st August 1889. His father was a farmer. Just before the war George travelled to Australia with a horse bound...

Wonson, John Edward

John Wonson (Service No 3762) was born in Wilton, N.S.W.On his enlistment papers John stated his age as 19 - he was in fact only 15 years old.  He was single, lived at Woonona, N.S.W. and worked...

Wood, Thomas

Private Thomas Wood (Service no. 1030) was born in Bulli and is described as a single 23 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12th May, 1915 with C coy 17th Battalion.He saw...

Wood, Harold Carruthers

Harold Carruthers Wood (Service No 1020) was born in Jamberoo, N.S.W.  Harold enlisted when he was 35 years old.  He was single and employed as a labourer.He embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima...

Woods, Arthur Ernest

Arthur Ernest Woods (Service No 7340) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1899.At enlistment he was single, worked as a horse driver and lived in Bulli, N.S.W. He claimed to be 21 years old but was only 18...

Woollett, Edward/Edwin Ernest

Private Edward Woollett (Service 2246) was a single 37 year old labourer from Narooma. His given name was Edward Ernest, but he often went under the name Edwin.He embarked on HMAT A8 Argyllshire with...

Wright, Frederick Knox

Frederick Knox Wright (Service No 812) was born in Hillgrove, N.S.W on 7 March 1900. Frederick enlisted when he was 17 years old, but listed his age as 18 years 1 month. Because he was under the...

Wright, William

William Wright (Service No 2750) was born at Scarborough, N.S.W.At enlistment William was single, 24 years old, and worked as a butchers assistant.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th...

Wyard, Harry

Harry Wyard (Service No 1695) was born in Temora, N.S.W.At enlistment Harry was 21 years of age and worked as a butcher.  His father George lived at Corrimal, N.S.W. and was Harry's nominated...

Wyard, William Edward

William Wyard (Service No 1879) was born in Nyngan, N.S.W.In early 1900, William, age 12, was awarded a Certificate of Merit for saving a boy from drowning in December 1899.At enlistment he was 30...

Yates, James

James Yates (Service No 12099) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.On 23rd December 1909 he married Ethel Koelner at Cooma, N.S.W., however Ethel died in 1913 and James was left with their daughter Iris to...

York, Alfred

Alfred York (Service No 3911) was born in Picton, N.S.W. around 1893.  Alfred married Mary Driver in Kiama, N.S.W. in 1916.  At enlistment he was 23 years old, worked as a...

York, Jack

Private Jack York (Service no. 5793) was born in Dapto circa 1897. The family moved to Sydney when he was still young.Jack was working as an optical salesman when he enlisted at the age of 18. He had...

Young, John

John Young was born in Durham, England around 1892 and served in the Territorials before he came to Australia.John enlisted twice: At his first enlistment (Service No 677) John was single, 22 years...

Young, John Donachie

John Donachie Young (Service No 7579) was born in Ayrshire, Scotland around 1885.  He had served 2 years in the Territorials before coming to Australia.In 1914 he married Isabella Crompton in...

Young, Albert Henry

Albert Henry Young (Service No 3489), was born in Gerringong, N.S.W. At enlistment, in Kiama, N.S.W., he was single, 27 years old, worked as a carrier and lived in Foxground, N.S.W.Albert embarked on...

Yuille, Albert Alexander

Albert Alexander Yuille (Service No 3536) was born in Bendigo, Victoria.On 26th October 1914, he married Amelia Curran.At enlistment, he was 23 years old, worked as a slaughterman and lived...

Ziems, Henry Selwyn

Henry Ziems (Service No 1590) was born in Albion Park, N.S.W. around 1897.When Henry enlisted he was single, 18 years old, and employed as a draper.  Henry had served ...

Ziems, Charles Vivian

Sergeant Charles Vivian Ziems (standing) with another unknown sergeant. Possibly taken in Palestine. Members of the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment.Charles Vivian Ziems was a storekeeper at...

Ziems, Roy Alexander

Roy Alexander Ziems (Service No 6867) was born in Newtown, Sydney.He was 23 years old, single, and working as a Teamster, when he enlisted at the Show Ground Camp, Sydney, on 28 August 1916...

Zinzzerella, John

John Zinzzerella (Service No 984) was born in the Illawarra district of N.S.W. around 1897.At enlistment John stated he was 23, single and worked as a labourer.  In fact John was only 17 years...

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