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Rawnsley, Thomas William

Thomas Rawnsley (Service No. 6088) was born in Wollongong.  He enlisted at Liverpool when he was 33 years old. At this time he lived in Campbell Street, Wollongong and was...

Rawnsley, Arthur Edward

Arthur Rawnsley (Service No 5728) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1888.At enlistment Arthur was single, 26 years old, and worked as a labourer.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A55...

Rawson, Richard

Richard Rawson (Service No 3865) was born in Denbighshire, Wales around 1879 and arrived in Australia some time after 1911.At enlistment Richard was single, 35 years old, worked...

Rayner, Lancelot (Leslie) John

Lancelot Rayner (Service No 3877) was born in Helensburgh, N.S.W.At enlistment he was single, 18 years old, worked as a telegraph messenger and lived at Kogarah in Sydney.  He had served 4 years...

Rea, Sydney Bernard Wilson

Sydney Rea (Service No 43) was born in Sydney, N.S.W around 1893.When Sydney enlisted at the age of 21 he was single, lived at Albion Park, N.S.W. and employed as a railway porter...

Rea, Emanuel Harold

Emanuel Rea was born in Bathurst about 1882. He was a single 32 year old electrician from Dunmore when he enlisted. He served 6 months with D Company, Special Tropical Force at Rabaul (Service No...

Read, Joseph Edmund

Joseph Read (Service No 2417) was born in Maitland, N.S.W. around 1879.At enlistment Joseph was single, 37 years of age, lived in Wollongong, N.S.W. and worked as a wharf labourer.  Joseph had...

Read, Cyril George Moore

Cyril Read (Service no 1033) was born in Kiama, NSW in 1893 where he attended Fort Street School.At the time of enlistment, Cyril was single, 21 years of age, employed as a clerk with the Commercial...

Redcliffe, Gordon

Gordon Redcliffe (Service No 1749) was born in Bulli, NSW, about 1894. He became a ward of the state at a young age after his father deserted the family. He eventually moved in with his older brother...

Reddall, John Ernest

John Reddall (Service no 1683) was born in Dapto, NSW. At the time of enlistment John was married, 47 years of age and a traveller who had served 2 years with the Illawarra Light Horse.On 13th...

Reddan, John William Patrick

John Reddan (Service No 2463) was born in Wollongong in 1894. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old farmer who had served in the Militia. He embarked on HMAT A67 Orsova with 7th...

Redman, Clarence Samuel Snow

Clarence Redman (Service No 2823) was born in Inverell, N.S.W. and attended Yamba Public School.Clarence was 23 years old, single, and working as a policeman in Wollongong, N.S.W. when...

Reed, John

John Reed (Service No 4521), was born in Spennymoor, England around 1892, and came to Australia some time after 1911.At enlistment he was single, 24 years old, worked as a miner ...

Reen, Michael John

Michael Reen (Service No 6540) was born in Dapto, N.S.W. in 1882.When Michael enlisted at the age of 33, he was single, worked as a pipe layer, and resided at Marshall Mount, near...

Rees, Jenkin

Jenkin Rees, the son of Edward and Amelia, was born in 1892 in Wollongong. He enlisted in the A I F on the 21st of February, 1916, and embarked on H M A T Euripides with C company, 1st Battalion. He...

Rees, William

William Rees (Service No 4514) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1897.At enlistment William claimed to be 21 years old but he was actually 18 years of age. William was single, 18 years old, worked as a...

Rees, Henry David

Henry Rees (Service No 4279) was born in Woonona, N.S.W. Note: Henry's NAA summary sheet papers record his Servce No as 4278. The documents in the file have the correct Service No (...

Reid, Alan

Alan Reid (service No 5640), was born in Hamilton, Scotland.At enlistment he was 28 years old, worked as a musician and lived in Helensburgh, N.S.W.In 1916, he married Catherine...

Reid, Robert West

Robert Reid (Service No 1894) was born at Shellharbour, N.S.W.When he enlisted at the age of 37 at Lismore, N.S.W., he was single and worked as a farmer at Tabulam.Robert embarked from Brisbane on...

Reidy aka Wilson, Patrick

Patrick Wilson (Service No 2974) was born Patrick Reidy in Bungaree, Victoria.Patrick initially enlisted in March 1915 under his birth name, Reidy.  He was a single, 31 years old, and worked as...

Remfrey, Charles Henry

Charles Henry Remfrey (Service No 7072), was born in South Shields, England, in April 1889.He came to Australia, at an early age, with his family, and they settled in the Mount Keira, N.S.W...

Remilton, John James

John Remilton (Service No 3107) was born in Thirroul, NSW about 1892. At the time of enlistment he was a married 23 year old miner. He had married Cecelia Tucker in 1913. He left his wife and young...

Renwick, Charles Saunders

Charles Renwick was born in Sydney. He attended Sydney Grammar School and then went on to Sydney University where he studied medicine. In 1913, Charles married Eileen Holland. At the time of...

Reynolds, Hugh

Hugh Reynolds was born in Catrine, Ayrshire, Scotland about 1893 and had arrived in Australia by 1914. Prior to coming to Australia he had served 3 years in the Royal Scots Fusiliers. On 11th...

Reynolds, Herbert Vincent

Herbert Vincent Reynolds was born in Sebastopol, Victoria on September 16, 1896. In his early life, Herbert attended Sebastopol State School and after gaining a Merit Certificate in year 8, he left...

Richards, Joseph William

Joseph William Richards (Service No 5213), was born in Nelligen, N.S.W.At enlistment with the Waratah March, he was single, 37 years old, worked as a labourer and had served with the Militia.Joseph...

Richards, Thomas Henry

Thomas Richards (Service No 5758) was born in Corrimal, N.S.W. in 1895.At enlistment Thomas was single, 21 years old, and worked as a miner.  He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A55 Kyarra with 1st...

Richards, Francis Stanley Ralley

Private Stan Richards (Service No. 224) was born in Leicester, England and came to Australia with his family. His father worked in the mine and used to engage in boxing matches to earn extra money...

Richards, Rodger Bede

Private Rodger Richards (Service no. 177) was born on 13th July, 1885 and attended Unanderra Public School and at the time of enlistment was described as a single 29 year old labourer. Rodger was one...

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