James BREWHOUSE #4028

James Brewhouse

Indigenous Australian, Private James BREWHOUSE, 31st Infantry Battalion. James Richard Brewhouse was born in 1869 in Coonabarabran, NSW and was working as a Stock and Station hand at Peak Downs Station, Mitchell, when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in July 1916. Enlistment age at that time was between 18-45 years, James Brewhouse … Read more

George WATEGO #5934

George Watego

Indigenous Australian, Private George WATEGO, 26th Infantry Battalion. George WATEGO¬†was born near Sydney, NSW in 1891 and was working as a labourer when he enlisted in Brisbane 26 April 1916. While serving with his Battalion in Belgium, George Watego was severely wounded. During an operation on Westhoek Ridge, Ypres he was shot in the head. … Read more

Willie ALLEN #50246

Willie Allen

Indigenous Australian, Trooper Willie Allen, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Willie ALLEN was born in Darwin, NT in 1884 and was working as a labourer when he enlisted 10 December 1917. His half sister Teeja Batcho was living at the Kahlin Aboriginal compound at Myilly Point, Darwin. Willie Allen trained at Rifle Range Camp, Enoggera, before … Read more

George Robert AITKEN #2367

George Aitken

Indigenous Australian, Private George AITKEN, 52nd Infantry Battalion. George Robert AITKEN, was born on Walloon Station, via Taroom, Qld in 1894. His birth parents were Princess Carlo, Barambah Station & George Richard Aitken, manager Cania Diggings, Eidsvold. His adoptive parents were Thomas & Mary (Lily) Hampson, who resided in Eidsvold. George Aitken was a stockman … Read more

Tommy AH FOO #6462

Tommy Ah Foo

Indigenous Australian, Private Tommy AH FOO, 9th Infantry Battalion. Tommy AH FOO was born in Croydon, Qld in 1889, his mother Lily was a full blood Aboriginal woman. Tommy was working as a stockman when he enlisted in Charters Towers in June 1916. Assigned to reinforce the 9th Infantry Battalion, Tommy trained at the Rifle … Read more

James Leo ENRIGHT Q2636

James Enright

Indigenous Australian, Private James Leo ENRIGHT, No.11 Depot Battalion. James¬†ENRIGHT was born in 1884 to Charles and Catherine Enright (nee Donnelly). He was working as labourer in Queensland when he enlisted in February 1916. His older brother William Bede Enright had enlisted one month prior in Moree, NSW. James Enright volunteered to serve with the … Read more

Evelyn ELLIS #554

Evelyn Ellis

Indigenous Australian, Gunner Evelyn ELLIS, 9th Reinforcements, 7th Machine Gun Company. Evelyn Ellis was born on North Stradbroke Island, Qld in 1884 and worked as a carpenter before volunteering to serve with the first AIF in September 1916. After training at Seymour Barracks, Victoria, he embarked from Melbourne in December 1916 on board HMAT Orontes … Read more

William Edward EASTEN #2068

William Edward Easten

Indigenous Australian, Private William Edward EASTEN, 42nd & 15th Infantry Battalions. William (Bill) Easten was born at Southport, Qld in 1893 to Edward and Ida Easten (nee Wyborne). He was farming in Cleveland when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in May 1916. William Easten trained at the Artillery camp, Brisbane before embarking … Read more

Albert Matthew DRURY #863

Albert Matthew Drury

Indigenous Australian, Trooper Albert Matthew DRURY, 5th Light Horse Regiment. Albert Drury was born in 1892 at Nelligan, NSW to Matthew and Ruth Drury (nee Willoughby). He was employed as a labourer at Farleigh, Mackay when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in December 1914. Albert Drury embarked on board HMAT Star of … Read more