Harry BAKER #Q19600

Harry Baker

Indigenous Australian, Harry BAKER, Light Horse Depot Regiment Private Harry Baker, born in Coen in 1896, was a labourer residing at the Barambah Aboriginal Mission, now known as Cherbourg. Harry  was among 17 Aboriginal men who were recruited during a drive by the Queensland Recruiting Committee on 14 May 1917. 10 days later in Brisbane, … Read more

Robert HUBBARD #Q19603

Robert Hubbard

Indigenous Australian, Robert (Bob) HUBBARD, Light Horse Depot Regiment. Private Robert Hubbard, a stockman from Barambah was born in 1892 to Mary Ann Hubbard. He was among 17 Aboriginal men who were recruited during a drive by the Queensland Recruiting Committee on 14 May 1917. 10 days later in Brisbane, during a patriot speech given … Read more

Percy HILL #139

Percy Hill

Indigenous Australian, Percy HILL, 42nd Infantry Battalion & 3rd Divisional Train. Percy Hill was born in Goodooga, NSW in 1880. When he enlisted in November 1915, age 35 he was working as an Artesian Well-Borer in Charters Towers, Queensland. Percy embarked from Sydney in June 1916 on board the troopship ‘Borda’ arriving in England six weeks … Read more

George HILL #3655

George Hill

Indigenous Australian, George HILL, 49th Infantry Battalion & 4th Machine Gun Company. Private George HILL was born in Rockhampton in 1894 to Marshal and Agnes Hill. George Hill had previously been rejected “as to colour” however in May 1917 he successfully enlisted in Charleville. After training at Enoggera Camp, he embarked from Sydney on board … Read more

Edward HILL #3238

Trooper Edward Hill

Indigenous Australian, Edward HILL, 1st & 15th Light Horse Regiment Edward HILL was born in Goondiwindi in 1894 and was assigned three service numbers – and to three units before being selected for the 26th Reinforcements for the 1st Light Horse Regiment. Having enlisted at Narrabri, NSW in March 1916 he trained at Armidale before … Read more

My Father’s Wars podcasts

Lieutenant William Snowden Acworth on the boat deck of the Karmala, returning to Australia, 1919. Photograph courtesy of Elaine Acworth

Podcasts of My Father’s Wars, created by Elaine Acworth, are now available on the QANZAC100 website. Elaine, a playwright and dramatist, was one of the State Library of Queensland’s 2015/2016 QANZAC100 Fellows, and developed these dramatic works based on her personal journey to discover the story of Bill Acworth – her father, and soldier of the two world wars. In … Read more