Harold WALSH #4447

Harold Walsh, 11th Light Horse Regiment

Indigenous Australian, Harold WALSH, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Harold WALSH (1895-1974) was born at Duaringa near Rockhampton. When he enlisted in the first AIF in January 1918 he did not name any living relatives, instead listed ‘friend’ Mrs Amelia Grace Bromley as his next of kin. Harold was sent to Brisbane where he did his … Read more

Charles WALSH #24222

Charles Walsh, Reserve Regiment

Indigenous Australian, Charles WALSH, Reserve Unit Charles WALSH was born on Torella / Torilla Station, central Queensland in 1900 and was working at Blairmore Station, Gayndah when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in September 1918. Assigned to the Reserve Unit at Rifle Range Camp, Enoggera he was given ‘home leave’ in anticipation … Read more

Arthur WALSH #2050

Arthur Walsh, 4th Machine Gun Company

Indigenous Australian, Arthur WALSH, 4th Machine Gun Battalion Arthur WALSH was born on Torella / Tiorilla Station, central Queensland in 1898 and was working as a dairyman on Nindooinbah Station, Beaudesert, when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in July 1917, just 19 years old. Walsh stated that he didn’t know the names … Read more

Edward WALKER #3754B

Private Edward Walker, 25th Infantry Battalion

Indigenous Australian, Edward WALKER, 25th Infantry Battalion Edward Walker a horse breaker from Lismore, volunteered to serve with the first AIF in July 1917 following in the footsteps of his brothers Thomas and Robert. Walker was born to Susan Robinson (later Davis) and Robert Walker at Kiama, NSW in October 1893. Initially assigned to the … Read more

Thomas McGillycuddy

HMT Minnewaska. AWM G01502. Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W) Egypt, 29 March 1916. The HMT Minnewaska, one of the transports waiting at Alexandria, for the embarkation of Australian troops who had served at Gallipoli, and were subsequently under orders to proceed to France.

Guest blogger: Dr Anastasia Dukova – 2018 Q ANZAC 100 Fellow. Thomas McGillycuddy, the youngest of five children, was born in 1891 in the small townland of Carhoobeg, County Kerry to Irish and English-speaking parents, Margaret and Timothy. (Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958, Vol 5, p. 257) The McGillycuddies were a Roman Catholic family … Read more

Daniel WALLACE #4448

Daniel Wallace, 11th Light Horse Regiment

Indigenous Australian, Daniel WALLACE, 11th Light Horse Regiment. When Daniel Wallace embarked from Sydney aboard SS Port Darwin in April 1918 he was in the company of several other known Indigenous soldiers – Niney McDonald #4441, Robert Shepherd #4445, and Harold Walsh #4447. Just 21 years old, Wallace was born at Brocks Creek, NT and … Read more

Albert TRIPCONY #5655

Albert Tripcony, 25th Infantry Battalion

Indigenous Australian, Albert TRIPCONY, 25th Infantry Battalion Albert ‘Bertie’ Tripcony was the eldest son of Thomas Buchanan Tripcony and Mary Rose Tyrell Rollins. Born on Stradbroke Island in 1892 he was working as an oysterman before he volunteered to serve with the First AIF in February 1916. Tripocony first trained with the infantry at Bell’s … Read more