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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...

Burgess, Dominick John

Dominick John Burgess (Service No 6973) was born in Wollongong, NSW about 1871 and had served in the Militia. He moved from the area and in 1892 he married Margaret Darwall in Albury, NSW. At the...

Burgess, Leslie Hope

Leslie Burgess (Service No 6042) was born in Unanderra around 1894, and was the younger brother of Walter Frederick Burgess who also served in World War I.Leslie and Walter attended Unanderra...

Burgess, John Napier McKinnon

John Burgess (Service No 4448) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment John was single, 32 years old, and worked as a farmer at Bonville, via Coffs Harbour, N.S.W.He embarked on from Sydney HMAT...

Burke, Frank

Frank Burke (Service No 1665) was born in Woodford, Ireland around 1887.At enlistment Frank was single, 27 years old, and employed as a school teacher at Clifton, N.S.W.  He embarked from Sydney...

Burke, Patrick Joseph

Patrick Joseph Burke (Service No 1325) was born in Limerick, Ireland in July 1891, arriving in Australia in 1910.At enlistment in Kiama, N.S.W., he was 23 years old, single, worked as a...

Burke, Henry

Henry Burke (Service No 64) was born in Belfast, Ireland. Following the death of her husband, his mother brought the family to Australia. They settled in the Illawarra. At the time of enlistment...

Burley, Norman Wortley

Norman Burley (Service No 6481) was born in Wollongong, NSW.At enlistment Norman was single, 24 years old and employed as a school teacher. He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A67 Orsova on 10th...

Burley, Jonathan

Jonathan Burley (Service No 7474) was born in Wollongong, NSW.At enlistment he was single, 19 years old and worked as a carpenter; he had served 3 years with the Cadets and 2 years with the Militia....

Burley, Charles Leonard

Charles Burley (Service No 9834) was born in Wollongong, N.S.W.At enlistment, Charles was single, 24 years old and worked as a  bricklayer.He embarked from Sydney on HMAT A31 Ajana with 9th...

Burling, Arnold Westley

Arnold Burling (Service No 3460) was born in Lismore, N.S.W. around 1892.Arnold was single, 22 years old, worked as a bank clerk & living at Fairy Meadow, N.S.W. when he enlisted.  He had...

Burn, Louis Henry

Louis Burn (Service No 4891) was born in Victoria around 1888.  In 1909 he married Isabella Roberts at Bega, N.S.W. and they had one child.When Louis enlisted he was 29 years...

Burns, Charles

Charles Burns (Service No 3480) stated he was born in Bulli, N.S.W.At enlistment he was 29 years old, single, worked as a labourer and listed his sister Kate, of Bulli, N.S.W.,...

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....

Burrows, Daniel

Daniel Burrows (Service No 5243) was born in Sutherland, Sydney, around 1888. At enlistment he was single, 28 years old, employed as a miner and lived at Scarborough, N.S.W.  He embarked from...

Burrows, James

James Burrows (Service No 6470) was born in Wales in February 1886.  He arrived in Australia with his family in 1888.  In 1908 he married Grace Collitts in Marrickville, Sydney, and the...

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...

Burtenshaw, William George

William Burtenshaw (Service No 557) was born in Worthington, Norfolk, England and arrived in Australia in June 1907.  He had served with the Sussex Regiment in England before coming to Australia...

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...

Bye, Charles Edmund

Charles Bye (Service No 1174) was born in Glamorganshire, Wales. At enlistment Charles was single, 26 years old, worked as a labourer and lived in Corrimal, N.S.W. He embarked from Melbourne on board...

Bylett, Thomas James

Thomas Bylett (Service No 2134) was born in Croydon, England around 1878.  After arriving in Australia he settled in Kiama, N.S.W.At enlistment, Thomas was single, 38 years old, and worked as a...

Byrne, David Donald

David Donald Byrne (Service No 1806) was born in Yeoval, N.S.W., around 1887.At enlistment he was 29 years old, single, worked as a  labourer and listed his sister Cecilia, of Thirroul...

Byrnes, Richard Percy

Richard Percy Byrnes (Service No 38326) was born in Unanderra, N.S.W. At enlistment in Wollongong, N.S.W., he was 22 years old, single and worked as a teacher. Richard embarked on SS...

Byrnes, Norbert Joseph

Norbert Joseph Byrnes (Service No 2966A) was born in the Hawksbury River area. At enlistment in Brisbane, Qld, he was 38 years old, single and worked as a labourer. Norbert listed his brother, in...

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...

Byron, Edward Michael

Edward Byron (Service no 3466) was born in Wollongong, NSW in July 1891.At the time of enlistment he was a single 24 year old storeman who had served with the Cadets.Edward embarked on HMAT A60 -...

Byron, Thomas John

Thomas Byron (Service no 3467) was born in Sydney, NSW but moved to Wollongong, NSW soon after.At the time of enlistment Thomas was single, 24 years of age, employed as a station hand and listed his...

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...

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