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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...

Wilson, William Edwin

William Wilson (Service no 669) was born in London in 1888 and had served 6 years with 6th Battalion Essex Regiment Territorials.  He was discharged from the 6th Battalion Essex Regiment...

Wilson, Fenwick Watson

Fenwick Wilson (Service no 1965) was born in Braidwood.  At the time of enlistment, Fenwick was single, 35 years of age, employed as a policeman and residing in Brisbane, Queensland.  He...

Wilson, Briton Sexton

Briton Wilson (Serice no 17408) was born in Lithgow, NSW.At the time of enlistment Briton was single, 20 years of age, employed as a draftsman and resided in Scarborough, NSW.  He had...

Wilson, Edison William

Edison Wilson (Service no 1498) was born in Lithgow, NSW.At the time of enlistment, Edison was single, 22 years of age, employed as a fitter and turner and resided in Scarborough, NSW.Edison embarked...

Wilson, Septimus Frontine

Septimus Frontine Wilson (Service No 579), was born in Braidwood, N.S.W.He was educated at the Kings School and was a rugby player.At enlistment, he was single, 32 years old and worked as a bank...

Wilson, Frank John

Frank Wilson had a short but eventful life.  He was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1892.  It appears that in 1902 he became a ward of the state after his mother died. ...

Wilson, William Charles

William Wilson (Service No 2029) was born in Corrimal, N.S.W. around 1897. When William enlisted at the age of 18, he was single, living at Wee Waa, N.S.W., worked as a tram cleaner,...

Wilson, Leslie Wallace

Leslie Wilson (Service No 2944) was born in Sheffield, Tasmania.When Leslie enlisted at the age of 23, his family had moved to the Illawarra, N.S.W.  Leslie was single, worked as...

Wilson, James

James Wilson (Service No 1592) was born in Richmond River around 1895.At enlistment he was single, 20 years old, worked as a saddler, lived in Wollongong, N.S.W., and had served 4...

Wilson, Charles Arthur Leonard

Charles Wilson (service no. 2745) was born in Mount Kembla. He was described as a horse breaker.After leaving school he enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy on 30th October, 1913, one of the Navy's...

Wilson, Alfred Benjamin

Alfred Wilson (Service No 3475) was born at Bulli, N.S.W.When Alfred enlisted at the age of 18 he had already served 4 years in the Militia, he was single and employed as a driver. ...

Wilton, Roy

Roy Wilton (Service No 2192/1399), was born in Goulburn, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was single, 22 years old, worked as a plasterer and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.Roy embarked on...

Winterbottom, Joseph Henry

Joseph Winterbottom (Service No. 575) was born in Helensburgh, NSW about 1885. At the time of enlistment he was a single 29 year old gas service layer who had spent time in the Militia. He...

Winters, John

John Winters (Service No 5913),  was born in Quebec, Canada, around 1877.At enlistment he was single, 38 years old, worked as a miner and lived in Scarborough, N.S....

Wiseman, Kenneth Charles Bright

Kenneth Wiseman (Service no 7647) was born in Wollongong, NSW in 1889.At the time of enlistment Kenneth was single, 26 years of age and employed with the English, Scotish & Australia Bank as an...

Wishaw, Charles

Charles Wishaw was born in Leith, Scotland, in September 1893 and came to Australia with his family. He was a single 21 year old carpenter living at Mount Drummond when he first enlisted in the...

Wolsenholme, Arthur Leslie

Arthur Wolstenholme was born in Manchester, England.At the time of enlistment, Arthur was single, 27 years of age, employed as a labourer and resided in Port Kembla, NSW.  He had listed his...

Womack, George Edward

George Womack (Service No 196) was born in Norfolk, England in May 1889 and baptised on 31st August 1889. His father was a farmer. Just before the war George travelled to Australia with a horse bound...

Wonson, John Edward

John Wonson (Service No 3762) was born in Wilton, N.S.W.On his enlistment papers John stated his age as 19 - he was in fact only 15 years old.  He was single, lived at Woonona, N.S.W. and worked...

Wood, Robert

Robert Wood (Service No 7750), was born in North Shields, England, around 1889.At enlistment, he was single, 27 years old, worked as a plumber and lived in Corrimal, N.S.W. Robert embarked on HMAT...

Wood, Thomas

Private Thomas Wood (Service no. 1030) was born in Bulli and is described as a single 23 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A32 Themistocles on 12th May, 1915 with C coy 17th Battalion.He saw...

Wood, Harold Carruthers

Harold Carruthers Wood (Service No 1020) was born in Jamberoo, N.S.W.  Harold enlisted when he was 35 years old.  He was single and employed as a labourer.He embarked on HMAT A35 Berrima...

Woods, Arthur Ernest

Arthur Ernest Woods (Service No 7340) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1899.At enlistment he was single, worked as a horse driver and lived in Bulli, N.S.W. He claimed to be 21 years old but was only 18...

Woollett, Edward/Edwin Ernest

Private Edward Woollett (Service 2246) was a single 37 year old labourer from Narooma. His given name was Edward Ernest, but he often went under the name Edwin.He embarked on HMAT A8 Argyllshire with...

Wootan, Edward

Edward Wootan was born in Wallsend, NSW in 1877.At the time of enlistment he was married, 40 years of age, employed as a miner and resided in Wollongong, NSW.In 1905 he had married Martha Steel and...

Wright, William Charles Cecil

William Wright (Service No 7069) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.At enlistment William was single, 25 years old, worked as a labourer and lived at Pomona in Queensland.  Prior to embarking, on 17th...

Wright, Frederick Knox

Frederick Knox Wright (Service No 812) was born in Hillgrove, N.S.W on 7 March 1900. Frederick enlisted when he was 17 years old, but listed his age as 18 years 1 month. Because he was under the...

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