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West, Walter Burdett

Walter West (Service No 1785) was born in London, England.  On 27th July 1892 he enlisted in the Royal Navy and served until discharged in Sydney on 20th November 1901.  He moved to Woonona...

West, Jack Benjamin Stanley

Jack West (Service No 4562) was born in Sydney.At enlistment Jack was single, 18 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Thirroul, N.S.W.  He had served 4 years with the Cadets. Jack received...

Westbury, Robert Thomas Bromfield

Robert Westbury (Service No 4309) was born in Mittagong, N.S.W. in 1899.Robert had first enlisted in 1915 but was discharged on 31st January 1916 as being underage.When he ...

Westwood, Francis Jeremiah

Francis Jeremiah Westwood (Service No 19157), was single, 27 years old, worked as a brickmaker, served in the CMF and lived in Woonona, N.S.W.Francis embarked on HMAT A8...

Wheatley, William Thomas Mark

William Thomas Mark Wheatley (Service No 5266), was born in Condoblin, N.S.W.At enlistment, with the Waratah March, in Stanwell Park, N.S.W., he was single, 21 years old, worked as a...

Wheeler, John

John Wheeler, a native of Corrimal was born to Alfred and Grace Wheeler. He was married to Agnes at the time of his enlistment. They had a son, John “Jack” Wheeler. Prior to the war, John worked as a...

Wheeler, John

John Wheeler (Service no. 5108) was born in Helensburgh, N.S.W. circa 1890.At enlistment, John was married, 26 years old, employed as a miner, and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.He...

Wheen, Ronald (some documents use Roland) Gladwell

Ronald Wheen (Service No 3269) was born in Jamberoo, N.S.W. in 1899, one of eleven children.  He was the last of three brothers to enlist, his brothers Harold and Arthur enlisting in 1915 (see...

Whitbread, Lionel Stephen

Lionel Whitbread (Service no 3954) was born in Taree, NSW.  He attended Sydney University and was a single, 30 year old school teacher, residing in Balgownie, NSW when he enlisted.Lionel...

Whitcombe, George Martin

George Martin Whitcombe (Service No 5788), was born in Penryn, Cornwall, England around 1885.The 1891 census, in England, lists him as an adopted son. George arrived in Australia in 1912.At...

White, Robert

Robert White (Service No 311/2252), was born in Midlothian, Scotland around 1884.At enlistment, he was 31 years old, married, worked as a miner, lived in Corrimal, N.S.W. and had served 3...

White, Edwin James

Edwin White (Service No 1418) was born in 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old farmer from Wollongong and had served 4 years in the CMF. He embarked on HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on...

White, Ernest Charles

Ernest Charles White (Service No 3152), was born in Stratford, Essex, England, around June, 1881.Ernest had served 10 years with the Royal Navy, and served in the Boxer Rebellion and Boer War,...

Whitehead, Frank

Frank Whitehead (Service No 430) was a single and employed as a foreman in Port Kembla.Frank embarked on HMAT A35 - Berrima with Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, C Company on 19th...

Whitelaw, Archibald Black

Archibald Whitelaw (Service No 1986) was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Australia in 1912.At enlistment he was single, 24 years old, employed as a labourer and lived at Lilyfield, N.S.W....

Whitfield, Norman Harold

Norman Whitfield (Service No 2505) first enlisted as a Corporal in the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force Tropical Unit embarking with F Company on 19th August 1914 on HMAT A35 Berrima...

Whitford, Alexander

Alexander Whitford was born in Wagga about 1891. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 24 year old telegraphist at Wollongong. He embarked on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 5th...

Whyte, Alfred George

Alfred Whyte (Service No 2843) was born in Sydney in 1867.At enlistment Alfred stated his age to be 44, when in fact he was 48 years old at the time.  Alfred was single, employed as a drainer...

Wickham, Charles

Private Charles Wickham (service no. 4330) was born in Mount Kembla.Charles enlisted in the AIF with his brother James. He embarked on HMAT A60 Aeneas with A Company 13th Battalion on 20th December,...

Wickham, James

Sapper James Wickham (service no. 5837) was born in Mount Kembla circa 1890.James initially enlisted under his real name on 11th January, 1916 but was "discharged for making false attestations" on...

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...

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