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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...

Yates, James

James Yates (Service No 12099) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.On 23rd December 1909 he married Ethel Koelner at Cooma, N.S.W., however Ethel died in 1913 and James was left with their daughter Iris to...

York, Jack

Private Jack York (Service no. 5793) was born in Dapto circa 1897. The family moved to Sydney when he was still young.Jack was working as an optical salesman when he enlisted at the age of 18. He had...

York, Alfred

Alfred York (Service No 3911) was born in Picton, N.S.W. around 1893.  Alfred married Mary Driver in Kiama, N.S.W. in 1916.  At enlistment he was 23 years old, worked as a...

Young, John

John Young was born in Durham, England around 1892 and served in the Territorials before he came to Australia.John enlisted twice: At his first enlistment (Service No 677) John was single, 22 years...

Young, John Donachie

John Donachie Young (Service No 7579) was born in Ayrshire, Scotland around 1885.  He had served 2 years in the Territorials before coming to Australia.In 1914 he married Isabella Crompton in...

Young, Albert Henry

Albert Henry Young (Service No 3489), was born in Gerringong, N.S.W. At enlistment, in Kiama, N.S.W., he was single, 27 years old, worked as a carrier and lived in Foxground, N.S.W.Albert embarked on...

Yuille, Albert Alexander

Albert Alexander Yuille (Service No 3536) was born in Bendigo, Victoria.On 26th October 1914, he married Amelia Curran.At enlistment, he was 23 years old, worked as a slaughterman and lived...

Ziems, Henry Selwyn

Henry Ziems (Service No 1590) was born in Albion Park, N.S.W. around 1897.When Henry enlisted he was single, 18 years old, and employed as a draper.  Henry had served ...

Ziems, Charles Vivian

Sergeant Charles Vivian Ziems (standing) with another unknown sergeant. Possibly taken in Palestine. Members of the 12th Australian Light Horse Regiment.Charles Vivian Ziems was a storekeeper at...

Ziems, Roy Alexander

Roy Alexander Ziems (Service No 6867) was born in Newtown, Sydney.He was 23 years old, single, and working as a Teamster, when he enlisted at the Show Ground Camp, Sydney, on 28 August 1916...

Zinzzerella, John

John Zinzzerella (Service No 984) was born in the Illawarra district of N.S.W. around 1897.At enlistment John stated he was 23, single and worked as a labourer.  In fact John was only 17 years...

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