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Eidsvold’s Soldiers

Certificate presented to Stephen Joseph Willett by Eidsvold Shire Council held at the Eidsvold & District Historical Complex.

A visitor to the Eidsvold & District Historical Complex can peek into the history of the local area, stroll around the buildings and railway rolling stock and dally over the geological display, telecommunications, old tools and farm machinery. Visitors are also enticed into the museum rooms displaying war artefacts and photographs and especially into Soldier’s Corner dedicated … Read more

Peter LONG #Depot

Peter Long

Indigenous Australian, Peter LONG, Depot Battalion. Private Peter LONG was born at Fassifern, Qld. in 1892. When he was 23 he volunteered his services with the first AIF in August 1915. He was allotted to the 6th Reinforcements for the 25th Infantry Battalion, and trained at Frasers Hill Camp, Enoggera. Long was reported Absent With … Read more

Henry Lloyd #5597

Henry Lloyd

Indigenous Australian, Henry LLOYD, 17th Infantry Battalion. Private Henry [Harry] Lloyd was born in Brisbane in 1875. He volunteered to serve with the first AIF in March 1916, age 41. At the time of his enlistment he was working as a labourer on Collingwood Station, Murrumburrah NSW, and with no living relatives he named the … Read more

John Horner LEWIS #50276

1st Reinforcements Queensland

Indigenous Australian John LEWIS, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Trooper John Lewis was born at Tilbaroo Station, Qld. in 1890. An experienced horse breaker he was keen to volunteer to serve with the first AIF in April 1918. John Lewis was initially assigned to the 1st Reinforcements Queensland and departed from Sydney on board the troopship … Read more

Andrew LAURIE #Q21325

Andrew Laurie

Indigenous Australian, Andrew LAURIE, Depot Battalion. Andrew Laurie was born in 1894 at Comet, Qld to Harrie and Marie Laurie. He traveled to Brisbane from Emerald to volunteer with the first AIF, 22 September 1917, having previously been rejected on the grounds of ‘colour’. The Officer in Charge of reinforcements for the Light Horse Regiment, … Read more

Archie LANG #4088

Archie Lang

Indigenous Australian, Archie LANG, 4th Pioneer Battalion & 4th Machine Gun Battalion. Private Archie Lang was born at Augathella, Qld. in 1896 and was working as a Stockman when he volunteered, age 21, to serve with the first AIF in July 1917. Archie’s mother was one of the Bidjara People, he named his brother Willie … Read more