Indigenous Australian, Driver Vincent Frederick LAW, 5th Reinforcements, Egypt.
Vincent Law was born in Gayndah, Qld. to George and Beryl Law in 1897 and was employed as a Jockey before enlisting 31 July 1918.
Vincent and his brother Duglas who enlisted at the same time, trained at Rifle Range Camp, Enoggera before embarking overseas for Egypt on HMAT Port Darwin in September 1918. They had both been allotted to the 5th Reinforcements, Egypt.
Trooper Law, now a driver with the Australian Mechanical Transport Depot was sent into Kantara on duty 9 May 1919 and was thrown from his horse. He suffered a dangerous concussion, after being kicked in the head. He was admitted to hospital for treatment and returned to his unit four weeks later. Vincent Law was returned to Australia 2 September 1919.
- Service record: LAW, Vincent
- Image: The Queenslander Pictorial, 12 October 1918
[Note name is incorrectly described as ‘Laws’]
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Marg Powell & Des Crump | QANZAC100, State Library of Queensland