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Brown, John William

John William Brown (Service No 16872) was born in Sydney around 1895.At enlistment John was single, 22 years old, worked as a shop assistant, and lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.  John had served...

Brown, Montague Ambrose

Montague Ambrose Brown was born in Bega, N.S.W., and came to Dapto, N.S.W., with his family at a young age.He enlisted in the Militia around 1910, and spent 5 years with the 28th Light Horse...

Browne, Emily Gertrude

Sister Emily Browne was born in Wollongong circa 1880 and after school trained as a nurse. At the time of enlistment she was a single 36 year old Sister.Emily served at the Garrison Hospital until...

Browne, Reginald Claude

Reginald Browne (Service No 4854) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. and lived at nearby Port Kembla when he enlisted for 7 years in the Royal Australian Navy.Reginald was posted to HMAS Huon, a River...

Browne, Ernest Frederick

Ernest Browne Service (No 6302) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. and lived at Port Kembla, N.S.W.  when he enlisted in the Royal Australian Navy.  He joined his brother Reginald as...

Browning, Arthur

Arthur Browning (Service no 4502) was born in Thirroul, NSW.At the time of enlistment in Kiama, NSW, Arthur was single, 29 years of age, employed as a miner and had served 2 years previously with the...

Brownlee, William Hughes

Private William Brownlee (Service No. 6368) was born in 1895 and was a 20 year old single miner when he enlisted in the AIF. Prior to enlisting he had spent 2 years in the Illawarra Infantry.He...

Brownlie, David

David Brownlie (Service No 3703) was born in Ipswich, Queensland around 1887.When he enlisted he was living in Balgownie, N.S.W, with his father.  He was single, 28 years old and...

Bruce, George

George Bruce (Service No 1573) was born in Edinburgh, Scotland about 1884 and made his way to Australia. At the time of enlistment he was a single 32 year old labourer from Port Kembla. George...

Bryan, Maurice Agustis

Maurice Bryan (Service no 1722) was born in the Illawarra, NSW in 1886.At the time of enlistment in Cairns, Queensland, Maurice was a single, 29 years of age, employed as a farmer and residing in...

Bryen, Robert Thomas

Robert Bryen (Service No 3372) was born in Dapto, N.S.W.At enlistment Robert was single, 22 years old, worked as a clerk, and was living in Tamworth, N.S.W.  He had previously volunteered for 3...

Bryen, Frederick Edward

Frederick Bryen (Service No 6287) was born in Kangaroo Valley, NSW, around 1889.At enlistment he was 27 years old, married and was farmer.He embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic on 11th November 1916 with...

Brynkeveh, Hypolit

Hypolit Brynkeveh (Service No 2385/ 2385A)was born in Poland around 1888.  The time of his arrival in Australia is unknown.Hypolit enlisted as a Polish citizen in Corrimal, N.S.W. when he was 28...

Buckeridge, Charles Stanley

Private Charles Buckeridge (Service no. 522) was born in Wollongong circa 1892. He was employed as a carpenter, 22 years old and single at the time of enlistment. Charles was one of the first to...

Buckingham, George Mortensen

George Buckingham (Service No 3782) was born in Sydney.At enlistment George was single, 27 years old, and employed as a tram conductor.  George listed his father, Thomas, who lived in Wollongong...

Buckle, Frederick Alexander

Frederick Alexander Buckle (Service No 6114), was born in Wollongong, N.S.W., around 1895.At enlistment, he was single, 20 years old, worked as a coke worker, lived in Keiraville, N.S....

Buckley, Jonathan Yates

Sergeant Jonathan Buckley (Service no. 4134A) was born circa 1890 and at enlistment was a single 25 year old miner from Corrimal. He embarked on HMAT A6 Aeneas on 20th December, 1915 with 2nd...

Buckley, Albert William

Albert Buckley (Service No 2614) was born in Campbelltown, N.S.W. around 1898.Albert enlisted in Wollongong, N.S.W. when he was 18 years old.  Albert was single, worked as a fisherman, and lived...

Buddin, James

James Buddin (Service No 7105) was born at Woonona, NSW in March 1888. At the time of enlistment he was a single 28 year old carpenter living in Woonona. At the time his parents were living in...

Bullen, John Francis

John Bullen (Service No 3011) was born in Lismore in December 1892. The family moved to the Illawarra and at the time of enlistment he was described as a single 23 year old tinsmith and plumber who...

Burgess, John Napier McKinnon

John Burgess (Service No 4448) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment John was single, 32 years old, and worked as a farmer at Bonville, via Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.He embarked on from Sydney HMAT...

Burgess, Dominick John

Dominick John Burgess (Service No 6973) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1871 and had served in the Militia. He moved from the area and in 1892 he married Margaret Darwall in Albury, NSW. At the...

Burgess, Walter Frederick

Walter Frederick Burgess (Service No 6473) was born in Wollongong around 1896 and attended Unanderra Public School.Walter gained employment as a carpenter after school, also spending 2...

Burgess, Leslie Hope

Leslie Burgess (Service No 6042) was born in Unanderra around 1894, and was the younger brother of Walter Frederick Burgess who also served in World War I.Leslie and Walter attended Unanderra...

Burke, Henry

Henry Burke (Service No 64) was born in Belfast, Ireland. Following the death of her husband, his mother brought the family to Australia. They settled in the Illawarra. At the time of enlistment...

Burley, Norman Wortley

Norman Burley (Service No 6481) was born in Wollongong, NSW.At enlistment Norman was single, 24 years old and employed as a school teacher. He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A67 Orsova on 10th...

Burley, Jonathan

Jonathan Burley (Service No 7474) was born in Wollongong, NSW.At enlistment he was single, 19 years old and worked as a carpenter; he had served 3 years with the Cadets and 2 years with the Militia....

Burley, Charles Leonard

Charles Burley (Service No 9834) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment, Charles was single, 24 years old and worked as a  bricklayer.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A31 Ajana with 9th...

Burling, Arnold Westley

Arnold Burling (Service No 3460) was born in Lismore, N.S.W. about 1892. He was a single 22 year old bank clerk living at Fairy Meadow when he enlisted. He had spent 18 months with the Senior Cadets...

Burn, Louis Henry

Louis Burn (Service No 4891) was born in Victoria around 1888.  In 1909 he married Isabella Roberts at Bega, N.S.W. and they had one child.When Louis enlisted he was 29 years...

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