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Ring, William Ernest

William Ring (Service No 632) was born in Wollongong,NSW about 1884. At the time of enlistment he was a single 30 year old labourer.His parents were deceased by this time and listed his sister Mrs...

Ring, James Alfred

James Ring (Service No 3310) was born in Unanderra, NSW about 1877 and at the time of enlistment was a married 39 year old cordial maker from Wollongong, NSW. In 1902 he married Mary Mahon and they...

Rintoul, Albert James

Albert Rintoul (Service No 2418) was born in Young, N.S.W.At enlistment Albert was married, 21 years old, worked as a painter and lived at Kiama, N.S.W.  He had served 3 years with the Militia....

Riordan, William Walter

William Riordan (Service No 5890) was born in Camden, N.S.W.At enlistment William was single, 23 years old, worked as a shunter and lived at Bellambi, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40...

Riordan, John Wilson

John Riordan was a 23 year old single shunter from Bellambi when he enlisted. He was one of 11 children. He embarked on HMAT A38 Ulysses on 22nd December 1914 with H Company, 13th Battalion. After...

Ritchie, Alexander Hugh

Alexander Ritchie (Service No 2636) was born in Wollongong about 1895.At enlistment he was single, 21 years old, worked as a farmer and lived at Dorrigo, NSW.Alex embarked from Sydney on SS Port...

Ritchie, William Arthur

William Ritchie (Service No 595) was born at Mount Kembla, near Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1893.  His father David was a union official at Mount Kembla during the 1902 mine disaster and gave...

Rixon, Albert

Albert Rixon (Service No 161), was born in Wollongong, N.S.W., around 1877.At enlistment, he was single, 38 years old, worked as a storeman, had served 5 years with the Militia, and...

Rixon, Kenneth James

Kenneth Rixon was born in Murrurundi, NSW.There are two sets of Kenneth's official papers (NAA) which each show his enlistment date as 21st October 1914, but one set state Kenneth's Service No to be...

Rixon, Maurice

Maurice Rixon was born in Bulli, N.S.W.Maurice enlisted in Tasmania; he was single, 21 years old and worked as a miner.  Initially given Service No 472, this was changed to Service No 1619 and...

Rixon, William Keith

William Rixon (Service No 513) was a single 23 year old telegraphist from Bulli at the time of his enlistment. William embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides with C Company, 3rd Battalion on 20th October...

Robbins, William Reginald

William Robbins (Service No 33655) was born in Thirroul, N.S.W. in October 1885.He was married and had 5 children when he enlisted at 31 years of age.  William worked as a...

Roberts, Albert Whatman

Albert Roberts (Service No 59168) was born in Parramatta, N.S.W.When Albert enlisted he was leaving behind 3 (surviving) children with his wife Ruby.  Albert was 28 years old and...

Roberts, Lewis

Lewis Roberts (Service No 263) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1889.When Lewis enlisted he was a single 26 year old coal miner.  He lived at Thirroul, N.S.W and had...

Roberts, Robert Taylor

Robert Roberts (Service No 2953) was born in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.  On 13th June 1914 Robert married Agnes O'Dowd and a son was born in 1915.When Robert enlisted he was living in Corrimal, N....

Roberts, Frederick Ernest

Frederick Ernest Roberts (Service No 3108), was born in Kiama, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 21 years old, worked as a horse driver and had served 3 years with the 37th Infantry Militia....

Roberts, Harold James

Harold James Roberts (Service No 3894), stated he was born in Karumba, Queensland around 1894. At enlistment he was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner, lived in Woonona, N.S.W., and had...

Roberts, Thomas Carlyle

Thomas Carlyle Roberts (Service No 29349), was born in Helensburgh, N.S.W., around 1897.At enlistment, he was single, 18 years old, worked as a fitter and turner's apprentice and had served with...

Roberts, David

David Roberts (Service No 772) was born in Newcastle, N.S.W. around 1887. When he enlisted he was 27 years old, single, and working as a miner. David's next of kin on his war records was his...

Robertson, William

William Robertson (Service No 4516) was in Newcastle, N.S.W. around 1882.William enlisted at the age of 32 when he was working as a coal miner, and living at Helensburgh, N.S.W. ...

Robertson, Roy Henderson

Roy Robertson was a single 18 year old shop hand from Scarborough, NSW, when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A61 Kanowna on 19th June 1915 with 2nd Reinforcements, 20th Battalion. After...

Robertson, James Livingston

James Robertson (Service No 3221) was a single 21 year old grocers assistant from Scarborough when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A72 Beltana with 8th Reinforcements, 45th Battalion, on 25th...

Robertson, William Hugh

William Robertson (Service No 2944) was born in Nowra about 1893. At the time of enlistment he was working as a grocer. He was 21 years old when he enlisted, single, and named his father John,...

Robertson, Ronald

Ronald Robertson (Service No 4569) was born in Nowra, N.S.W. around 1891.  He enlisted at the age of 23,  when he was living in Wilson st Wollongong, N.S.W.  He was...

Robertson, Samuel

Samuel Robertson (Service No 2943) was born in Nowra, N.S.W. around 1896.Samuel was 19 years old when he enlisted, and had 12 months experience with the CMF.  He was...

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...

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