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Coates, John William

John Coates (Service No 2601) was born in Mount Morgan, Queensland, later moving to Wollongong, N.S.W.When he enlisted he was a single 26 year old electric motor driver living in Smith Street,...

Cochrane, William Archibald

William Archibald Cochrane (Service No. 3801) was born in Woonona and enlisted at Lithgow on 14th October 1915. On his enlistment forms William stated he was a labourer, aged 21 years and 4...

Cochrane, Harold

Private Harold Cochrane (Service No 31170) was born in Wollongong and attended Unanderra Public School.After school he became a farmer and spent 4 years with the 28th Light Horse.Harold was 22...

Colbert, Walter

Walter Colbert (Service No 4457) was born in Kiama around 1892.When he enlisted he was 26 years old, single, and stated his occupation as 'Driver (horse)'.  Walter named his sister, Mrs...

Colley, Ralph Alexander

Ralph Colley (Service No 37395) was born in Berry, NSW about 1894. He was the only son of 5 children and was educated at North Sydney Church of England Grammar School. He spent 4 years in 29th...

Collings, Reubin

Sergeant Reubin Collings (Service no. 1520) was a single 22 year old clerk from Wollongong who had spent four years in 29th Infantry CMF before he enlisted in the AIF.He embarked on HMAT A32...

Collins, Walter George

Walter Collins (Service No 5065) was born in Nowra, N.S.W.  Walter enlisted after taking part in the Waratah March when he was 18 years old, single, and working as a labourer.Walter...

Colliss, Thomas William

Thomas Colliss (Service No 315) was born in Wagga Wagga, NSW in May 1887. At the time of enlistment he was a single 27 year old bricklayer from Woonona who had served six and a half years in the...

Coman, Walter Francis

Walter Coman (Service No 6716) was born in Pambula, on the NSW South Coast.Walter was 22 years old, working as a farming and living at Albion Park, N.S.W., and when he enlisted at nearby Kiama.He...

Compton, John Edward

John Compton (Service No 3727) was born in Balgownie, N.S.W. around 1895.John enlistment when he was 20 years old, single, and employed as a miner.  He had previously...

Condon, Patrick Hill

Patrick Condon was a single 31 year old labourer, Living in Wollongong, NSW when he enlisted. He was working with his father at the time. He was a musician who played the piano, organ and xylaphone....

Conway, William Patrick

William Conway (Service No 2566) was born in Berry, N.S.W. and attended St Patrick's Convent school at Berry.  On 7th June 1911 he married Ruby Johnson in Bundaberg, Qld and the couple returned...

Conway, Daniel

Daniel Conway (Service No 4996) was born in Berry, N.S.W. around 1892 and attended St Patricks Convent School, Berry.Daneil enlisted when he was 24 years old, single and employed as a butcher.He...

Cook, David Grant

David Cook (Service No 2914) was born around 1879.  On 19th May 1906 he married Hilda Benson.When he enlisted he was a married 37 year old clerk living in the New South Wales, Wollongong...

Cooke, George Herbert / Hubert

George Cooke (Service No 848) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. one of 8 children, and attended Gerringong Public School.George enlisted when he was 20 years old; he was single and worked a farm at nearby...

Cooper, Samuel

Samuel Cooper (Service No 2629) was born in Woonona, N.S.W. around 1887.  His family moved to the North Coast of N.S.W. and he was living in that area when he enlisted at...

Cooper, Sidney Charles

Sidney Cooper (Service No 5667) was born in Sydney, N.S.W. around 1893.When Sidney enlisted at the age of 23 he was single and living at Corrimal, N.S.W. where he worked as an engineer...

Cooper, Alice Mary

Matron Alice Cooper was born in Wollongong circa 1864, one of twelve children, and was a trained nurse when she enlisted at age 50.She embarked on 14th July, 1915 as Matron of the Hospital Ship...

Cooper, Joseph Thomas

Private Joseph Thomas Cooper (SN 5067), born in Gerringong, was a labourer from Barney Street Kiama, who took part in the famous Waratah March of 1915. His parents, Thomas and Mary did not stop the...

Cooper, Charles Belford

Charles Belford Cooper (Service No 3360) was born in Unanderra, N.S.W. around 1894, and attended Unanderra Public School.He was almost 22 years old when he enlisted at Kiama, N.S.W. ...

Copas, Arthur Trevor

Arthur Copas (Service No 3614) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1887 and attended the local school.  He was a member of the Wollongong Cricket Club and reported to be a valuable...

Corfian, John Roy Joseph

John Corfian (Service No 3377) was born in Wollongong about 1901 and attended Unanderra Public School.John was very keen to enlist, but he was under-age and his family did not support his wish...

Cornford, Charles Walter

Charles Walter Cornford (Service No 2343) was born at Kiama, New South Wales on 29 October, 1893. He was the youngest son and seventh child of Walter and Ester Cornford. He was raised and educated...

Cornforth, Thomas Harold Cook

Sergeant Thomas Cornforth (Service no. 2985) was born in Wollongong on 28th March, 1891 and was a single 26 year old electrical contractor when he enlisted. He embarked on HMAT A71 Nestor on 28th...

Coulter, John Robert

Private John Coulter (Service no. 3490) was born in Keiraville circa 1896. At the time of enlistment he was described as a single 19 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A60 Aeneas on 20th December,...

Coutie, Harold Ernest

Harold Coutie (Service No 2613) was a keen soldier. He had enlisted on 26th April 1915 claiming to be 21 years old, but was discharged 34 days later after his mother contacted the Army requesting his...

Cowie, David

David Cowie was born on 19 May 1895 to John and Jane Cowie. He worked as a Wheeler prior to the war and once he enlisted, he joined the 1st Battalion 16th reinforcements on 9 December 1915 according...

Cowie, Alexander

Alexander Cowie (Service No 5561), also known as Alec or Alick was born in Joadja Creek, NSW, c.1891. His parents resided at Russell St, Balgownie. Alec was employed as a fireman with Government...

Cox, Harry

Harry Cox (Service No 7076) was born in Battersea, England around 1893.At enlistment Harry was single, 23 years old, worked as a labourer, and lived at Helensburgh, N.S.W.   Harry listed Mrs...

Cox, Norman

Norman Cox (Service No 3033) was born in Mount Kembla about 1887.He became a farmer at Ingleburn and at 29 years of age enlisted in the AIF in Liverpool.Norman embarked from Sydney on...

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