Soldier's stories

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The situation at the time of WW1 meant that diligent and comprehensive record-keeping could often not occur.

Our WW1 Project researches the stories of soldiers as best we can.

Our Soldier stories describing the soldier's lives before, during and after the war, to paint a picture of what it must have been like to go through the experience of WW1.

lest-we-forgetName : ARNOLD, Jonas Price

Service No : 130 

DOB :  1892

Birthplace :  KIAMA

Rank :  Corporal 

Fate :  KIA (Killed in Action) 6-9 Aug 1915

arnold-jonasUnit(s) :  2nd Infantry Battalion

colour_patch_2nd-batt

References:

Local History Article

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Australian Cemeteries Index

Discovering ANZACs

AIF Project

Australian War Memorial

Name: BONIFACE, George Lawrence

Service No.: 3696

DOB: 19 June 1892

Birthplace: KIAMA

Rank: Private

Fate: Returned 11 June 1919

Unit(s):

  • 3rd Battalion

lest-we-forgetName : COOPER, Joseph Thomas

Service No :  5067

DOB :  1894

Birthplace :  KIAMA

Rank :  Private 

Fate :  DOW (Died of Wounds) 26 Jul 1916

jo-thom-cooperUnit(s) :  

 

References:

Trove

Trove

AIF Project

Australian War Memorial

Local History Article

lest-we-forgetName : CORNFORD, Charles Walter

Service No :  2343

DOB :  29 October 1893

Birthplace :  KIAMA

Rank :  Gunner 

Fate :  Returned 11 Jan 1918 

charles-cornfordUnit(s) :  4th Battalion

colour_patch_4th-batt

References:

Local History Article

Trove

Trove

Trove

Trove

Discovering ANZACs

AIF Project

Australian War Memorial

Name:  DONOVAN, John William

Service No.:  505

DOB:  20 August 1892

Birthplace: 
GERRINGONG

Rank:
  Private 

Fate: 
KIA (Killed in Action) 22 August 1915

Unit(s):

  • 18th Battalion

18th Battalion badge

AIF

Epitaph

Embarkation Roll

Kiama LIbrary WW1 Article

Gallipoli and the Anzacs

Discovering ANZACs

AIF Project

Red Cross Report - Reports of DONOVAN, John William being killed in action

Slaughter of the Innocence - Tony Cunneen

lest-we-forgetName : EAST, Wentworth Lincoln

Service No :  2066

DOB :  1889

Birthplace :  NOWRA

Rank :  Private

Fate :  KIA (Killed in Action) 7 Jun 1917 

east-wentworthUnit(s) :  35th Battalion

colour_patch_35th-batt

References:

Trove

Trove

Discovering ANZACs

AIF Project

Australian War Memorial

WW1 Soldier's Stories

lest-we-forgetName : FARQUHARSON, Frank

Service No :  5016

DOB :  16 Jan 1899

Birthplace :  KIAMA

Rank :  Private 

Fate :  KIA (Killed in Action)

frank-farquharsonUnit(s) :  30th Battalion and 33rd Battalion

colour_patch_30TH-BATT   colour_patch_33rd-batt

References:

Local History Article

Trove

Trove

Trove

Australian War Memorial

Discovering ANZACs

AIF Project

Name: GIBSON, William Henry Irving

Service No.: 5103

DOB: 1 August 1895

Birthplace: KIAMA

Rank: Private 

Fate: KIA (Killed in Action) 22-25 July 1916

Unit(s):

  • 1st Battalion

Name: Howell-Price, Owen Glendower

Service No.:

DOB:  23 February 1890

Birthplace:  KIAMA

Rank:  Lieutenant-Colonel

Fate:  KIA (Killed in Action) 4 November 1916

Unit(s):

  • 3rd Battalion

Name: KENDALL, Louis Stanley

Service No.: 3830

DOB: 6 October 1878

Birthplace: ULLADULLA

Rank: Private

Fate: Killed in Action (KIA) 23 October 1917

Unit(s):

  • 30th Battalion

lest-we-forgetName :  MCDONALD, Richard

Service No :  5182

DOB :  25 April 1883

Birthplace :  BURDEKIN RIVER, QLD

Rank :  Private 

Fate :  DOW (Died of Wounds) 24 Nov 1916

mcdonald-richard-portraitUnit(s) :  1st Battalion

colour_patch_1st-batt

References:

Local History Article

Trove

Trove

Trove

Trove

Trove

Rootschat

Discovering ANZACs

AIF Project

Australian War Memorial

Name: NELSON, John Andrew Waldron

Service No.: 156

DOB: 1891

Birthplace: JAMBEROO

Rank: Private

Fate: Returned 15 November 1919

Unit(s):

  • Australian Naval and Military Expedition
  • 18th Battalion

lest-we-forgetName :  PARRISH, Albert

Service No : 3608 

DOB :  7 Jan 1888

Birthplace : FOXGROUND 

Rank :   Corporal

Fate :  KIA (Killed in Action) 27 May 1918

parrish-albert-portraitUnit(s) :  25th Battalion

colour_patch_25th-batt

References:

Local History Article

Trove

Trove

Trove

Discovering ANZACs

AIF Project

Australian War Memorial

lest-we-forgetName :  PARRISH, Thomas Lindsay

Service No :  3607

DOB :  10 Aug 1895

Birthplace :  GERRINGONG

Rank : Corporal  

Fate :  KIA (Killed in Action) 25 Sep 1917

thomas-lindsay-parrish-uniformUnit(s) :  25th Battalion

colour_patch_25th-batt

References:

Library WWI Article

Trove

Discovering ANZACs

AIF Project

Australian War Memorial

lest-we-forgetName :  SHARPE, Wallace John

Service No :  2377

DOB :6 Jul 1891  

Birthplace :  GERRINGONG

Rank :  Sergeant 

Fate :  KIA (Killed in Action) 28 Mar 1918

wallace-sharpeUnit(s) :  6th Light Horse

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References:

Library WW1 Article

Local History Image Gallery

Trove

Trove

Trove

Discovering ANZACs

AIF Project

Australian War Memorial

(Courtesy “The Sharpe family photo album”).

Name: STEWART, Edward William Johnston

Service No.: 1866

DOB: 29 December 1892

Birthplace: KIAMA

Rank: Private

Fate: Returned 5 March 1919

Unit(s):

  • 36th Battalion

Name: WEIR, George Ernest

Service No.: 3939

DOB: 1894

Birthplace: ALBION PARK

Rank: Private

Fate: KIA (Killed in Action) 6 November 1916

Unit(s):

  • 3rd Battalion