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Brown, John Hogg

John Brown (Service No 8113) was born in Airdie, Scotland.  In 1913 he married Elizaabeth Torrens, a widow, in Kiama, N.S.W.At enliistment John was 32 years old & worked as a labourer....

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, 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...

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...

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...

Bubear, George Thomas

George Bubear (Service No 160/1912) was born in Exeter, England in February 1890.At the time of enlistment George was single, 23 years of age, employed as a labourer, resided in Coledale, NSW and had...

Bubear, Frederick

Frederick Bubear (Service No 1913) was born in Kennford, England.At the time of enlistment Frederick was a married, 32 years of age, employed as a dairy farmer and resided in Coledale, NSW. ...

Buchanan, Thomas Watts

Thomas Buchanan (Service no 5654) was born in Bulli, NSW in 1895.At the time of enlistment Thomas was single, 21 years of age, employed as a miner, resided in CorrimalNSW and had previously served 4...

Buchanan, Joseph

6476 Pte Joseph Buchanan (Service no 6476) was born in Surry Hills, Melbourne, Victoria in 1895.At the time of enlistment in Kiama, Joseph was single 21 years of age, employed as a labourer and...

Buchanan, Richard George

Richard Buchanan (Service no 1992) was born in Wollongong, NSW.At the time of enlistment, Richard was single, 24 years of age, employd as a miner and resided in Corrimal, NSW.Richard embarked on HMAT...

Buckeridge, Charles Stanley

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 enlist and...

Buckeridge, John Wilfred

John Buckeridge (Service No 2913) was born in Mosman, Sydney.  At enlistment he was single, 19 years old, studying & lived in Wollongong, N.S.W.  John had served as a Signal Sergeant...

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, 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...

Buckley, William Henry

William Buckley (Service No 4076) was born in Lancashire, England and had served 2 years with the Territorials before coming to Australia in 1913.At enlistment William was single, 24 years old,...

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...

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...

Budgett, Henry

Henry Budgett (Service No 3017) was born in London around 1876. At enlistment Henry was 39 years old, single, worked as a commercial traveller and lived at Thirroul, N.S.W.  He embarked...

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...

Bullen, Frank

Frank Bullen (Service No 6863) was born in Kiama, N.S.W. At enlistment he was 18 years old, single, worked as a driver and lived in Kiama, N.S.W. Frank had served 4 years with the Cadets...

Bullock, Edwin James Stanley

Edwin Bullock (Service No 5052) was born in Surrey, England and came to Australia in Australia in June 1914.Edwin enlisted in Wollongong, N.S.W. with the Waratah March.  He was single, 21 years...

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...

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