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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...

Cowey, Robert Orlando

Robert Cowey was born in Victoria and joined the Australian Army in 1910.When war was declared Robert was single, 26 years old, a Lieutenant and area officer in Wollongong, N.S.W.  He soon...

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...

Cracknell, Leslie Charles

Leslie Cracknell (Service No 6072) was born in Picton about 1895. At the time of enlistment he was a single 21 year old labourer from Woonona. He had served 2 years in the Cadets and was still with...

Cram, John Wheeler

John Cram (Service No 3729) was born in Wollongong and at the time of enlistment was described as a single 31 year old miner. He embarked on HMAT A29 Suevic on 22nd December 1915 with 13th Battalion...

Cramer, Joseph Henry

Sergeant Joseph Cramer (Service no. 8055) was born in Quirindi on 22nd June, 1884 and trained as a school teacher. At the time of enlistment he was living and working in Wollongong. He had married...

Crane, James

James Crane (Service No 5070) was born in Bulli, N.S.W.In 1901 James married Sarah Salisbury and they lived at Bulli with their children.He enlisted when he was 38 years old, and at this...

Crawford, William George

William Crawford (Service No 2632) was born in Newcastle, N.S.W. around 1898.At enlistment, William was living in Keiraville, N.S.W.; he was single, 18 years of age, and employed as a miner.  ...

Critcher, Thomas Alfred

Private Thomas Critcher (Service no. 555) was born in Woonona circa 1893. He was serving in the militia, 39th Infantry and working as a miner when war came.Thomas enlisted in Queensland and sailed on...

Croft, John Hector

Note: Various war documents have either Service No 1343 or 2343 recorded on John Croft's documents, while both numbers are recorded on his National Archives of Australia (NAA) papers.John Croft was...

Croft, William Thomas

William Croft (Service No 3733) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W. William enlisted at the age of 27, when he was single and employed as a salesman.  He had served previously in...

Crompton, James

James Crompton (Service No 2678) was born in Westhoughton, Lancashire, England, one of 6 children.  James came to Australia after 1911.James enlisted at Kiama, N.S.W. when he...

Crook, Albert Thomas

Albert Crook (Service No 58681) was born in Adamstown, N.S.W.Albert enlisted when he was 21 years old; he was single, working as a coal miner, and living at Coledale, N.S.W. ...

Crook, Cecil James

Cecil James Crook (Service No 4562) was born in Adamstown, Newcastle. When Cecil enlisted in the AIF on 10 November, 1915, he was living at Kembla Heights, near Wollongong. He was 18 years...

Crowley, John Nicholas

John Crowley (Service No 2917) was born at Cordeaux River near Wollongong, N.S.W. in July 1866.  On 21st December 1893 he married Elizabeth Roberts and they went on to have 8 children...

Crowther, John William

John Crowther (Service No 396) was born in Hackmondwyke, England.He married Mary Langdon on 20th October 1906 and they arrived in Australia in 1912.At enlistment John was 34 years old, worked as a...

Crozier, Thomas Gracie

Thomas Crozier (Service no 1907) was born in Scotland around 1889.Thomas was 26 years old and living at Scarborough,N.S.W. when he enlisted.  He was single and working...

Cruickshanks, Walter Cecil

Lance Corporal Walter Cruickshanks (Service no. 2718) was born circa 1890 and had spent three years in the CMF. He was a single 25 year old mechanic.Walter embarked on HMAT A54 Runic with 8th...

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