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Burns, George Edward

George Burns (Service No 3251) was born in Jerilderie, N.S.W. in 1887.When George enlisted he was single, 28 years old, and employed as a railway porter at Dunmore, N.S.W....

Burrows, Edwin James

Edwin Fernandez was born in Sydney.  On 25 August 1911, Edwin married Mary Ward at Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.He enlisted as Edwin Burrows (Service No 6466), Burrow's being his mother's maiden name....

Bursill, Albert Leslie

Albert Bursill (Service No 10183) was born in Kiama, NSW. For reasons unknown he left Australia and arrived in Vancouver Canada on 16th January 1915. He enlisted in the British Army approximately...

Butt, Gordon Robert

Gordon Butt (Service No 2564) was born in Albury, NSW about 1896. At the time of enlistment he was a single 19 year old clipper at Helensburgh who had served 12 months in the CMF. He embarked on HMAT...

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...

Cameron, Leo Ewan

Leo Ewan Cameron (Service no. 3277) was born in Murrumburrah, NSW. Although he enlisted at Coonabarabran, NSW, he gave his address as Woonona, NSW. He stated that he was a single 21 year old...

Cameron, Kenneth

Kenneth Cameron (Service no 4385) was born in Dundonnell, Scotland in 1873.At the time of enlistment Kenneth was single, 42 years of age, employed as a blacksmith and residing in Scarborough, NSW....

Campbell, Ernest Vine

Ernest Campbell (Service No 19060) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. around 1888.In 1909 he married Letitia Blackman at Tumut, N.S.W. and they had 2 children when he enlisted at the age of 27.  At...

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...

Carney, William

William Carney (Service No 1628) was born in Berry, NSW in 1894.At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old labourer, living in Galong, NSW. His mother Annie, of Fairy Meadow, NSW is listed...

Carr, Felix Edward

Felix Edward Carr (Service No 6230), was born in Sydney, N.S.W., around 1891.In April 1916, Felix married Leeta Smith, in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment, he was 25 years old, worked as a miner and...

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...

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