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Butt, Frank Edwin

Frank Butt (Service no 3794) was born in Albury, NSW around 1893.At enlistment Frank was single, 21 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Helensburgh, N.S.W.  He embarked on HMAT A54 Runic...

Byrnes, Arthur James

Arthur James Byrnes (junior) was born in Wollongong 1897, the third of 13 biological and 2 adopted children of Arthur James Byrnes (senior) and wife Mary Elizabeth Smith.He worked as a...

Cadden, Reginald Naylor/ Meyler

Reginald Cadden was born in Kiama. N.S.W. and had served 2 years and 5 months in the South African conflict.  Reginald remained in the CMF and gained a commission.  In 1908 he...

Cade, John Francis

John Cade (Service No 19051) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.In 1915 John married Ivy Levy at Nygamee, N.S.W.When John enlisted when he was 25 years old.  At this time John was...

Cady, Joseph

Joseph Cady (Service No 5060) was born in London in 1897.  His family came to Australia and settled at Jambaroo.At enlistment Joseph was single, 20 years old and worked as a farm hand.  ...

Cady, James George

James Cady (Service No 2548) was born in London and arrived in Australia with his family in 1913.At enlistment James was single, 22 years old, and worked as a farmer at Jamberoo, N.S.W.He embarked...

Caiger, Victor William

Victor Caiger (Service No 2387) was born in Helensburgh, N.S.W. in 1897 and attended Thirroul Public School.At enlistment Victor was single, 18 years old, worked as a farmer, and lived at Clifton,N.S...

Cairnes, Thomas Frederick

Thomas Cairnes (Service No 3579) was born in Forbes, N.S.W. around 1880.  He married Mary Gunn in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1901and they had 5 children.At enlistment Thomas ...

Cairns, William

William Cairns (Service No 19383) was born in Wyalong, N.S.W.William enlisted in Bulli, N.S.W.  He was single, 21 years old, employed as a miner and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W.;...

Caldwell, Alan

Private Alan Caldwell (Service no. 2692) was born in Corrimal circa 1898 and spent four years in the senior cadets. He was a single 19 year old clipper when enlisted.Alan embarked on HMAT A24 Benalla...

Caldwell, Bruce

Private Bruce Caldwell (Service No 2146) was born in Corrimal and attended Corrimal Public School. He served as a signaller in the 37th infantry CMF and was stilll serving with them on enlistment. He...

Callaghan, Albert

Albert Callaghan (Service No 2679) was born in Carnarvonshire, Wales around 1877.At enlistment Albert was 39 years old, a widower, worked as a miner, lived at Thirroul, NSW, and had served 8...

Canham, George

George Canham (Service No 6717) was born in Sydney, N.S.W.  He married Ivy Cambrell in 1908.Geoge was 28 years old, worked as a butcher, and lived in Kiama, N.S.W. when he...

Carrick, Louis Russell

Louis Carrick (Service No 3047) was born in Clifton, N.S.W. in 1893.At enlistment Louis was single, 23 years old, worked as a surveyor and had served 2 years in the Militia.He embarked from Sydney as...

Carrick, John Edward

John Carrick (Service No 5989) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.John enlisted when the Waratah March came to the Illawarra region.  He was single, 27 years old, and worked as a miner.He embarked from...

Carrick, Thomas Henry

Thomas Carrick (Service No 2777) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1896.At enlistment Thomas was single, 20 years old, and worked as a miner.  He has served 3 years with the Citizens Militia...

Carrington, William

William Carrington was born in Manchester, England around 1890 and arrived in Australia after 1911.At enlistment William was single, 26 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Corrimal, N.S.W....

Carter, Norman William

Norman Carter (Service No 2631) was born in Wombat, N.S.W. in 1891.Norman was living in Port Kembla, N.S.W., working as a labourer when he enlisted at Kiama, N.S.W. at the age of 24....

Carthew, James Edwin

James Carthew (Service No 5549) was born in Kiama.  He married Florence Bogus in Kiama in 1903 and the couple had 3 children.At enlistment James was 38 years old, a farm labourer and had served...

Case, Clifford Charles

Clifford Case (Service No 18852) was born in Walcha, N.S.W. in 1888.At enlistment Clifford was single, 28 years old, was employed as a fireman and lived at Clifton, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney on...

Catt, Charles

Charles Catt (Service No 14027) was born in Woonona, N.S.W.At enlistement Charles was single, 18 years old and employed as a fitter.  Charles had served 5 years in the...

Catterall, Augustus Victor

Augustus Catterall (Service No 7716) was born in Lismore, N.S.W.  While growing up he was a student at Unanderra Public School.When he enlisted, at Holsworthy, N.S.W., he was living at...

Cavanagh, William Ernest

William Ernest Cavanagh (Service No 1213), was born in Queanbeyan, N.S.W., in 1892.At enlistment he was single, 24 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Wollongong, N....

Cavill, Walter

Walter Cavill (Service No 25628), was born in Bulli, N.S.W.At enlistment he was single, 22 years old and worked as an electric crane driver.Walter embarked on HMAT A67 Orsova, with Divisional...

Cavill, George

George Cavill (Service No 1868), was born in Bulli, N.S.W.In 1907, he married Olive Dove, in Woonona, N.S.W.George initially enlisted on 9th August 1915, as a single man who worked as...

Cawe, Edward Sydney

Private Edward Cawe (Service no: 2342) was born circa 1900 and claimed to be 18 years old, however, in reality he was just 14. He had served in the cadets.Edward embarked on HMAT Ballarat A70 on 6th...

Cawood, Dorothy Gwendolen

Dorothy Gwendolen Cawood was born on 9 December1884 in Parramatta. She was the seventh child of carpenter John Cawood and his English-born wife, Sarah Travis nee Garnett. She commenced her nursing...

Chamberlain, Edward George

Edward George Chamberlain was born on 18 April, 1893 in Richmond, Victoria. He was living in Woonona with his family during the time of his enlistment.Chamberlain embarked from Melbourne, Victoria on...

Chamberlain, William Arthur

William Chamberlain (Service No 2537) was born in Newcastle, NSW about 1898. At the time of enlistment he was a single 18 year old coach builder from Albion Park, NSW who had served 12 months in 37th...

Chapman, Harley Waldron

Harley Chapman (Service No 2050) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. in 1887 and attended Kiama Public School.When Harley enlisted he was single, 28 years old, employed as a bank manager, and...

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