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Smith, Charles Henry

Charles Henry Smith (Service No 2682), was born in London, England around 1885.At enlistment he was single, 31 years old and worked as a motor mechanic. In 1916, whilst in the process of enlisting,...

Smith, Arthur Harold

Arthur Harold Smith (Service No 6315), was born in Bathurst, N.S.W.At enlistment he was single, 19 years old, worked as a coach builder, lived in Wollongong and had served 2 years...

Smith, Arthur William

Arthur William Smith was born in 1894 to Richard and Isabel Smith. He had a brother Stanley, who was born in Woonona 1890 and grew up in Scarborough. He enlisted on 6 February, 1915 at the age of 20...

Smith, James Fraser

James Fraser Smith (Service No 1450), was born in Glasgow, Scotland, around 1885.At enlistment, he was single, 29 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Balgownie, N....

Smith, Charles

Charles Smith (Service No 670) was born in Sydney, NSW.At the time of enlistment Charles was single, 20 years of age, employed as a sawyer and had previously served 4 years with the Militia.Charles...

Smith, Richard Stanley

Richard Smith (Service No 338) was born in Liverpool, England around 1892.  In 1914 Richard married Violet Hails in Helensburgh, N.S.W. At enlistment Richard was 23 years old, worked...

Smith, Archibald Stuart (also Stewart)

Archibald Smith (Serevice No 673) was born in Bathurst, N.S.W.At enlistment Archibald was single, 27 years old worked as a plumber, lived in Wollongong, N.S.W., and had served with the Militia.He...

Sneyd, Henry Harrison

Henry Sneyd (Service No 3372) was born in the New England district of NSW.At enlistment Henry was single, 21 years old, employed as a labourer and lived at Helensburgh, NSW; he had served in the...

Soldi, Francis Claude

Francis Soldi (Service No 5230) was born at Darlington, N.S.W.Francis lived at Balgownie, N.S.W. when he enlisted during the Waratah March in Balgownie.  He was 28 years old, single, worked...

Souter, John Forbes

John Souter (Service No 3474) was born in Scotland.On 30th May, 1885 John married Jessie Coutts.When John enlisted, he had moved to Australia, and was living in Keiraville, N.S.W.  ...

Souter, John Forbes

Private John Souter jnr (Service no. 5229) was born in Keiraville in 1889 and, like his father, was a miner. At the time of enlistment he was single and 26 years old. John had served four years in...

Souter, Leslie William

Leslie William Souter was born in Surry Hills, NSW.He was employed as a labourer when he enlisted on January 13, 1916. He was 22 years of age and lived in Wollongong with his wife at the time, Martha...

Southall, William Henderson

William Henderson Southall (Service No 3040), was born in Newcastle, England.At enlistment, he was single, 24 years old, worked as a grocer and lived in Unanderra, N.S.W.William embarked...

Southam, Edwin Henry

Edwin Southam was born in Leicester, England around 1889.  Edwin served 4 years with the Leicester Territorials.  On 27th April 1912 Edwin married Florence Brock and they had 2 children....

Southcombe, John Thomas

John Thomas Southcombe (Service No 3248), was born in Guisburough, England, and arrived in Australia, in December 1912.At enlistment he was single, 29 years old, worked as a miner and lived in...

Speirs, John Melling

John 'Jack' Melling Speirs was born in West Wallsend, Newcastle on 26 October 1898.  Jack lived with his foster parents Mary Jane (nee Rodham) and Hugh Speirs in the Wollongong area.In...

Spillane, Charles Joseph

Charles Spillane (Service No 1515) was born in Albion Park, N.S.W. around 1894.At the time of Charles' enlistment he was 21 years old, single and employed as a labourer.  He...

Spinks, Frederick Keith James

Private Frederick Spinks (Service no. 2473) was born in the Illawarra circa 1896. He is described as a single 19 year old railway porter from Hearne Farm, Figtree. He embarked on HMAT A 75 Ballarat...

Spinks, Cecil

Cecil Spinks (Service No 2939), was born in Lismore, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 18 years old, worked as a wheeler and lived in Bellambi, N.S.W. Cecil embarked on...

Spriggs, Charles Vivian

Charles Spriggs (Service No 25643) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1896.  Charles attended Wollongong Public School, and went on to serve 4 years in the Citizen Military...

Sproule, John Oliver

John Sproule (Service No 1768) was born at Woodbrook, Jamberoo, near Kiama, N.S.W.John worked as a farmer, was single and 18 years old when he enlisted, the first of three brothers to...

Sproule, David Hugh

David Sproule (Service No 2703) was born at Woodbrook, Jamberoo, near Kiama, N.S.W. in 1895.David enlisted when he was 21 years old.  He was single and a farmer at...

Sproule, Thomas Stanley

Thomas Sproule (Service No 2704) was born at Woodbrook, Jamberoo near Kiama, N.S.W. in 1894.  He was the eldest of three brothers to enlist.Thomas enlisted when he was ...

Stafford, Reuben Garrett

Reuben Garrett Stafford was born at Cordeaux in 1883 and began his working life as a miner at Mount Kembla with his father and brothers. Prior to the war, like most young men, he did military...

Stafford, Edwin Harold

Edwin Harold Stafford (Serivce no 7861) was born in Mount Kembla on 1 September, 1899.He was 18 years old, and worked as a miner when he enlisted in Wollongong, NSW,  on 14 August, 1917.When...

Standen, Robert Henry

Robert Standen (Service no 5228) was born in Helensburgh, NSW in 1897.At the time of enlistment Robert was single, 18 years of age, employed as a labourer and had previously served 4 years with the...

Standen, Roderick Edwin

Roderick Edwin Standen (Service no 12/449) was born in Helensburgh, NSW in 1886.In 1914 he was 28 years of age and resided in New Zealand. He enlisted with the Auckland Infantry Regiment and embarked...

Standen, George Allen

George Standen (Service no 118) was born in Bulli, NSW and decided joined the Navy in 1904.George served as a member of the Royal Navy until the creation of the Royal Australian Navy.  He served...

Standen, William Thomas

William Standen (Service no 1204) was born in Bulli, NSW and enlisted in the Navy in 1909 as a Boy 2nd Class. He served on HMAS Australia during the War.He left the Navy in March 1919 after marrying...

Stanley, Jay Montague

Jay Montague Stanley (Service No's 408/14811), was born in Randfontein, South Africa, around 1891.At enlistment, he was single, 22 years old, worked as a station overseer and...

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