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Wellings, Walter Milton

Private Walter Wellings (Service no. 1710) was born in Unanderra and at the time of enlistment he was described as a single 21 year old engine fitter. He had spent two years in the cadets and two...

Wells, John

John Wells (Service Numbers 335 & 2186)  was born in Gerringong, N.S.W. When John enlisted he was single, 26 years old, and worked as a farmhand.He...

Wells, Sidney James

Sidney Wells (Service No 1427) was born in Goulburn, N.S.W. around 1889.When Sidney enlisted at the age of 25, he lived at Bellambi, N.S.W. was employed as a labourer, and was a single...

Wells, Edward

Edward Wells (Service No 268) was born in Gerringong, N.S.W.  In 1906 he married Emily Lipsey and they had one son when Edward volunteered for service.At enlistment with the AIF, Edward was...

Wells, Victor Albert

Victor Wells (Service no 3748) was born in Sutton Forrest, NSW. He enlisted in Bathurst, NSW indicating he was single, 24 years of age and employed as a grocer in Bellambi, NSW. Victor had served...

Welsh, Walter Sealy Joseph

Private Walter Welsh (Service No 1307) was born in Bulli, NSW.At the time of enlistment Walter was single, 19 years of age and employed as a miner from Bulli and had previously served 18 months in...

Went, Henry William

Henry Went (Service No 590) was born in Williamstown, Victoria around 1887.At enlistment Henry was 29 years old, single, worked as a railway shunter, and lived at Bega House, Keira Street, Wollongong...

West, Walter Burdett

Walter West (Service No 1785) was born in London, England.  On 27th July 1892 he enlisted in the Royal Navy and served until discharged in Sydney on 20th November 1901.  He moved to Woonona...

West, Jack Benjamin Stanley

Jack West (Service No 4562) was born in Sydney.At enlistment Jack was single, 18 years old, worked as a miner and lived at Thirroul, N.S.W.  He had served 4 years with the Cadets. Jack received...

Westbury, Robert Thomas Bromfield

Robert Westbury (Service No 4309) was born in Mittagong, N.S.W. in 1899.Robert had first enlisted in 1915 but was discharged on 31st January 1916 as being underage.When he ...

Westwood, Francis Jeremiah

Francis Jeremiah Westwood (Service No 19157), was single, 27 years old, worked as a brickmaker, served in the CMF and lived in Woonona, N.S.W.Francis embarked on HMAT A8...

Wheatley, William Thomas Mark

William Thomas Mark Wheatley (Service No 5266), was born in Condoblin, N.S.W.At enlistment, with the Waratah March, in Stanwell Park, N.S.W., he was single, 21 years old, worked as a...

Wheeler, John

John Wheeler (Service no. 5108) was born in Helensburgh, N.S.W. circa 1890.At enlistment, John was married to Agnes, and they had a son, John (Jack); he was 26 years old, employed...

Wheen, Ronald (some documents use Roland) Gladwell

Ronald Wheen (Service No 3269) was born in Jamberoo, N.S.W. in 1899, one of eleven children.  He was the last of three brothers to enlist, his brothers Harold and Arthur enlisting in 1915 (see...

Whitbread, Lionel Stephen

Lionel Whitbread (Service no 3954) was born in Taree, NSW.  He attended Sydney University and was a single, 30 year old school teacher, residing in Balgownie, NSW when he enlisted.Lionel...

Whitcombe, George Martin

George Martin Whitcombe (Service No 5788), was born in Penryn, Cornwall, England around 1885.The 1891 census, in England, lists him as an adopted son. George arrived in Australia in 1912.At...

White, Edwin James

Edwin White (Service No 1418) was born in 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a single 20 year old farmer from Wollongong and had served 4 years in the CMF. He embarked on HMAT SS Hawkes Bay on...

White, Ernest Charles

Ernest Charles White (Service No 3152), was born in Stratford, Essex, England, around June, 1881.Ernest had served 10 years with the Royal Navy, and served in the Boxer Rebellion and Boer War,...

White, Robert

Robert White (Service No 311/2252), was born in Midlothian, Scotland around 1884.At enlistment, he was 31 years old, married, worked as a miner, lived in Corrimal, N.S.W. and had served 3...

Whitehead, Frank

Frank Whitehead (Service No 430) was a single and employed as a foreman in Port Kembla.Frank embarked on HMAT A35 - Berrima with Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, C Company on 19th...

Whitelaw, Archibald Black

Archibald Whitelaw (Service No 1986) was born in Glasgow, Scotland and came to Australia in 1912.At enlistment he was single, 24 years old, employed as a labourer and lived at Lilyfield, N.S.W....

Whitfield, Norman Harold

Norman Whitfield (Service No 2505) first enlisted as a Corporal in the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force Tropical Unit embarking with F Company on 19th August 1914 on HMAT A35 Berrima...

Whitfield, Kenneth Ross

Kenneth Whitfield (Service no 7572) was born in Shellharbour, NSW.At the time of enlistment, Kenneth was single, 20 years of age and employed as a carpenter.Kenneth embarked on the HMAT A14 -...

Whitford, George Ewen

George Whitford (Service No 3465) was born in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. in 1897.  George's father, George Whitford senior, was born in Corrimal, N.S.W., and had left Wollongong to live in Wagga...

Whitford, Alexander

Alexander Whitford (Service No 3465) was born in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. around 1891.At enlistment he was single, 24 years old, and worked as a telegraphist at Wollongong, N.S.W.He embarked from Sydney...

Whittingham, David

David (Dave) Whittingham (Service No 6121) was born in Sydney around 1874. At enlistment he was single, 42 years of age and worked as a bank clerk with the Union Bank in Sydney.  Dave nominated...

Whittingham, Carrie (Caroline) Bowden

Carrie Whittingham was born in Gordon, Sydney around 1870.  Carrie went to school in Kiama, N.S.W. and then trained as a nurse.  In 1910 she was appointed Matron of Kiama Hospital. At...

Whyte, Alfred George

Alfred Whyte (Service No 2843) was born in Sydney in 1867.At enlistment Alfred stated his age to be 44, when in fact he was 48 years old at the time.  Alfred was single, employed as a drainer...

Wickham, Charles

Private Charles Wickham (service no. 4330) was born in Mount Kembla.Charles enlisted in the AIF with his brother James. He embarked on HMAT A60 Aeneas with A Company 13th Battalion on 20th December,...

Wickham, James

Sapper James Wickham (service no. 5837) was born in Mount Kembla circa 1890.James initially enlisted under his real name on 11th January, 1916 but was "discharged for making false attestations" on...

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