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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, John

John Wilson (Service No 1755) was born in Shellharbour, N.S.W. around 1871.John enlisted in Charters Towers, Queensland; he was single, 44 years old and working as a fencing contractor on a property...

Wilson, Norman

Norman Wilson (Service No 2504) was born in Newcastle, England in 1874.At the time of enlistment, Norman was married, 41 years of age, employed as a clerk and resided in Port Kembla, NSW. ...

Wilson, Robert William

Robert Wilson (Service No 5267) was born in Melbourne, Victoria in 1894.At the time of enlistment Robert was single, employed as a railway porter, resided in Clifton, NSW, and had previously served 1...

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. ...

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, 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...

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, William Henry

William Wood was born in Bulli, N.S.W. around 1894. William enlisted in Newcastle using the name William Hood (Service No 3793).  William stated he was 21 years of age; he was single and worked...

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...

Wooster, Alfred Clive

Alfred Wooster (Service No 1472) was born in Parramatta, N.S.W. in April 1896.  Before enlisting, Alfred had served with the Illawarra Light Horse in N.S.W.Alfred enlisted in Brisbane while on...

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...

Wren, Eric William Gregg

Eric Wren (Service no 1487) was born in Crookwell, NSW.At the time of his enlistment, Eric was single, 26 years of age, employed as a clerk and had listed his policeman father at Berry, NSW as next...

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...

Wright, William

William Wright (Service No 2750) was born at Scarborough, N.S.W.At enlistment William was single, 24 years old, and worked as a butchers assistant.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A40 Ceramic with 6th...

Wyard, Harry

Harry Wyard (Service No 1695) was born in Temora, N.S.W.At enlistment Harry was 21 years of age and worked as a butcher.  His father George lived at Corrimal, N.S.W. and was Harry's nominated...

Wyard, William Edward

William Wyard (Service No 1879) was born in Nyngan, N.S.W.In early 1900, William, age 12, was awarded a Certificate of Merit for saving a boy from drowning in December 1899.At enlistment he was 30...

Wynn, Charles William

Charles Wynn (Service No 12098) was born in Bulli, N.S.W. in 1894.At enlistment Charles was single, 21 years old, worked as a mechanic and lived at Kogarah, N.S.W.  Charles had served in the...

Wynter, Frederick George

Frederick Wynter (Service No 6770) was born in Cantridge, Cambridgeshire, England around 1879.  On 4th April 1904 he married Emma Jane Daunton, known as Jennie, in London. They had 4 children...

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