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Wildman, Reginald Raymond

Private Reginald Wildman (Service no. 1888) was born on 14th April, 1896 in Wollongong to a single mother, and he was a single 18 year old farm hand when he enlisted.Reginald had been living with...

Williams, Victor Clarence

Victor Williams (Service No 801) was born in Maitland, N.S.W. around 1892.  When he enlisted he was a single 21 year old labourer, living in Helensburgh, N.S.W.Victor enlisted early in the...

Williams, William James

William Williams (Service No 6336) was born in Corrimal, N.S.W. around 1898.William enlisted when he was 18 years old, single and worked as miner.  Previously, William ...

Williams, Edward John Joseph

Edward Williams (Service No 700) was born in Port Macquarie, N.S.W. around 1892.Edward enlisted when he was 24 years old.  He was single, employed as a storekeeper, and lived at Austinmer, N.S.W...

Williams, John Joseph

John Williams (Service No 3339) was born in Clifton, N.S.W. in 1886.In 1908 John married Clara Marshall. When he enlisted at the age of 29, John was working as a...

Williamson, John

John Williamson (Service No 4894) was born in Bishop Auckland, Newfield, Durham, England around 1876.John emigrated to Australia and settle with his wife Mary Jane in the Illawarra....

Williamson, Godfrey Eugene Peter

Godfrey Williamson (Service No 2503) was born at Tarrawanna near Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment Godfrey was single, 19 years old, worked as a coal miner, and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.   Godfrey...

Willis, William Joseph

William Willis (Service No 4888) was born in Wollongong, NSW in 1892. At the time of enlistment he was a single 23 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A15 Star of England with 15th Reinforcements,...

Willmott, John Thomas

John Willmott (Service No 2244) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. in 1890.At enlistment John was single, 25 years old,worked as a miner, and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.  John...

Willoughby, Henry Alfred

Henry Willoughby (Service No 10005) was born in Braidwood, N.S.W. in 1897.At enlistment Henry was single, 18 years old, worked as a carter, and lived at Bulli, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney on...

Wilson, Frank John

Frank Wilson had a short but eventful life.  He was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1892.  It appears that in 1902 he became a ward of the state after his mother died. ...

Wilson, William Charles

William Wilson (Service No 2029) was born in Corrimal, N.S.W. around 1897. When William enlisted at the age of 18, he was single, living at Wee Waa, N.S.W., worked as a tram cleaner,...

Wilson, Leslie Wallace

Leslie Wilson (Service No 2944) was born in Sheffield, Tasmania.When Leslie enlisted at the age of 23, his family had moved to the Illawarra, N.S.W.  Leslie was single, worked as...

Wilson, Charles Arthur Leonard

Charles Wilson (service no. 2745) was born in Mount Kembla. He was described as a horse breaker.After leaving school he enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 30th October, 1913, one of the Navy's...

Wilson, Alfred Benjamin

Alfred Wilson (Service No 3475) was born at Bulli, N.S.W.When Alfred enlisted at the age of 18 he had already served 4 years in the Militia, he was single and employed as a driver. ...

Winterbottom, Joseph Henry

Joseph Winterbottom (Service No. 575) was born in Helensburgh, NSW about 1885. At the time of enlistment he was a single 29 year old gas service layer who had spent time in the Militia. He...

Winters, John

John Winters (Service No 5913),  was born in Quebec, Canada, around 1877.At enlistment he was single, 38 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Scarborough, N.S....

Wiseman, Kenneth Charles Bright

Kenneth Wiseman (Service no 7647) was born in Wollongong, NSW in 1889.At the time of enlistment Kenneth was single, 26 years of age and employed with the English, Scotish & Australia Bank as an...

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...

Wynn, Charles William

Charles Wynn (Service No 12098) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1894.At enlistment Charles was single, 21 years old, worked as a mechanic and lived at Kogarah, N.S.W.  Charles had served in the...

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