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Shannon, Thomas Leslie

Thomas Shannon (Service No 7797) was born in Cobar, N.S.W.When Thomas enlisted in Wollongong, N.S.W., at the age of 19 he was single, lived at Port Kembla, and worked as a labourer.  He had...

Sharman, John Edward

John Sharman (Service No 1080) was born in Captains Flat, N.S.W.When John enlisted at the age of 19 he was living at Corrimal, N.S.W. and working as a coke worker at nearby Bellambi.John embarked...

Sharpe, Wallace John

Wallace Sharpe did not follow the family tradition of farming. Instead, he worked with his Uncle, Will Nelson in his Gerringong general store. Often riding his horse to outlying parts of the district...

Sharples, James

Private James Sharples (Service no. 4233) was born in Helensburg circa 1893. At enlistment he was a single 22 year old miner living in Reid Town, Corrimal. He embarked on HMAT A67 Orsova on 11th...

Shaw, James Law

James Law Shaw (Service No 3411), was born in Goulburn, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 22 years old, worked as a locomotive fireman and lived in Dapto, N.S.W.James embarked on HMAT A14 Euripides...

Shaw, Charlie Thomas

Charlie Shaw (Service No 6365) was born in London around 1880.  He came to Australia some time 1907 when he married Elizabeth Pitchford in Sydney. When Charlie enlisted at Kiama, N.S.W, he...

Shaw, Roy William James Wilson

Roy William James Wilson Shaw (Service No 20293), was born in Balgownie, N.S.W., in 1895.At enlistment he was single, 21 years old, worked as a wheeler and had served 3 years with 37th...

Shearer, Andrew Wallace

Andrew Shearer (Service No 1497), was born in Avondale, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was 23 years old and worked as a grazier.In 1916, Andrew married Ethel Christie, in Parramatta, N.S.W.He embarked...

Sheather, James Joseph

James Sheather (Serivce No 4625) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. When James enlisted he was 22 years old, single, and employed as wheeler.James embarked on HMAT A62 Wandilla on 3rd February...

Sheather, Percival George Henry

Percival Sheather (Service No 4535) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.  He was 20 years old, single, and employed as a wheeler when he enlisted just a week after his brother James. ...

Sheedy, John William

John Sheedy (Service No 3046) was born in Captains Flat, N.S.W. in 1895.At enlistment John was single, 20 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Corrimal, N.S.W.  He embarked from Melbourne...

Sherman, Edgar Arnold

Edgar Arnold Sherman (service No 5771), was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1884.At enlistment, he was single, 31 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Balgownie,...

Sherman, Oswald William

Oswald Sherman (Service No 7859) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1887.At enlistment Oswald was single, 34 years old, worked as a miner, and lived at Balgownie, N.S.W.  Oswald's enlistment...

Shields, David

David Shields (Service No 3482) was born in Murchison, Victoria around 1874.At enlistment, he was married, 40 years old, worked as a machinist and lived in Thirroul, N.S.W. He...

Shipp, Edgar Herbert

Edgar Shipp (Service No 1273)  was born in Goulburn, N.S.W.On 15th June 1895 Edgar married Elizabeth Shipp in Wollongong and they raised 2 children.Edgar was 43 years of age, lived at...

Shipp, Alfred Nathan

Nathan and Emma Shipp married in Wollongong 1876. On 21 December 1892, Alfred Nathan Shipp was born. He attended Wollongong district school and became a teacher at Mount Kembla school prior to the...

Shirlaw, Walter James

Walter Shirlaw (Service No 7860) was born in Bathurst. At the time of enlistment he was a single 18 year old mine labourer from Clifton who had served 3 years in the Militia. Walter embarked on...

Simmons, Eric Dowson

Eric Simmons was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.When Eric enlisted he was single, 23 years old, and employed as an accountant, living in Perth, W.A.He embarked from Fremantle on board ...

Simpson, Harold Ward

Harold Simpson (Service No 30305) was born in Bellambi, N.S.W. around 1888.At enlistment Harold was single, 25 years old, employed as an accountant and lived in South Kensington, Sydney; he had...

Simpson, Andrew

Andrew Simpson (Service No 17050) was born in Cowdenbeath, Scotland. His family came to Australia and settled in Wollongong, NSW. He had spent time with 37th Infantry CMF. At the time of enlistment...

Simpson, Adam Herbert

Adam Simpson (Service No 4655) was born in Shellharbour, NSW.At enlistment, Adam was single, 29 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Manly, Sydney.  He embarked from Sydney on board RMS...

Simpson, Rubert Ernest

Rubert Simpson (Service no 4856) was born in Corrimal, NSW.At the time of enlistment Rubert was single, 24 years of age, employed as a labourer and had previously served 15 months of home service....

Simpson, Thomas

Thomas Simpson (Service No 5228) was born in Murrumburrah, N.S.W.Thomas enlisted in Kiama, N.S.W. after taking part in the Waratah March;  he was single, 21 years old, worked as a labourer, and...

Sinclair, Alexander

Alexander Sinclair (Service No 1301) was born in Reay Caithness, Scotland in 1887.  He travelled to Australia and at the time of enlistment was single, 27 years of age, employed as a barman and...

Skeats, Alfred George

Alfred Skeats (Service no 3887) was born in Blaney in 1892.At the time of enlistment Alfred was a single, 24 years of age, employed as a miner and resided in Scarborough, NSW.Alred embarked on HMAT...

Skeats, Cecil Reginald

Cecil Skeats (Service no 5205) was born in Sunny Corner in 1896.At the time of enlistment he was single, 20 years of age, employed as a miner and resided in Scarborough, NSW.  He enlisted 4...

Skerritt, Albert Victor

Albert Victor Skerritt (Service No 2485), was born in Unanderra, N.S.W., in 1897.At enlistment he was single, 19 years old, worked as a locomotive fireman, lived in Tarrawanna, N.S.W., and had served...

Slater, Sydney Thomas

Sydney Slater (Service no 993) was born in Sydney, NSW.At the time of enlistment, Sydney was single, 28 years of age, resided in Wollongong, NSW and was employed as a fireman.Sydney embarked on HMAT...

Slater, Theophilus Baumgartner

Theophilus Slater (Service no 6314) was born in Newcastle, NSW.At the time of enlistment Theophilus was single, 38 years of age, resided in Wollongong, NSW and was employed as a field assistant for...

Sloan, Albert Henry

Albert Sloan (Service No 1379) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.  He was 20 years old, single, and working as a hairdresser when he enlisted in the AIF.Albert had spent 4 years in 28th...

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