Monthly Archives: May 2018 Back

In Love and War

James Urquhart to Violet Wilkinson

Private James Henry Urqhart, 9th and 49th Infantry Battalions. When Jim Urqhuart volunteered to serve with the first AIF in June 1915, allied troops were still fighting on the Gallipoli Peninsula. One of 10 children born to Henry James Urquhart and Isabella Fraser, his mother had died in 1901 when he was only nine, leaving … Read more

Herbert ROBERTS #50265

Herbert Roberts

Indigenous Australian, Herbert ROBERTS, 1st Reinforcements, Egypt. Herbert Roberts was born at Huntley Station, near Clermont, in 1896 to William Roberts, a Scotsman and Annie. When he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in February 1918 he named as his next of kin his sister Mary Roberts, care of Mr & Mrs Jackie, Hillview, … Read more

Harry ROBERTS #50278

Harry Roberts

Indigenous Australian, Harry ROBERTS, 5th Light Horse Regiment. Trooper Harry ROBERTS, a stockman was born at Huntley Station near Clermont, Qld in April 1887 to William Roberts, a Scotsman and Annie. One of five children, Harry volunteered to serve with the first AIF in January 1918. Harry trained both at Rifle Range Camp, Enoggera and … Read more

Lost medals of Albert Carter

Albert Budd Carter

Albert Budd CARTER, 57th Infantry Battalion. State Library of Queensland was recently put in touch with a descendant who has been reunited with his Great Uncle’s WW1 service medals. Thanks to the hard work of Lieutenant Colonel Glyn Llanwarne and his team of skilled researchers, at Lost Medals Australia, Budd Carter’s medals have now found their rightful home. … Read more

Thomas PEHOW #2667

Thomas Pehow

Indigenous Australian, Thomas PEHOW, 26th & 12th Infantry Battalions. Thomas William PEHOW was born in Gayndah, Qld in 1890 to Joseph Pehow (1851-) and Lucy Gooey (1865-1897); he was employed as a labourer in the same area, when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in May 1917, aged 25.  Both parents deceased, he … Read more

Walter PAGE #2442

Walter Page

Indigenous Australian, Walter PAGE, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Walter PAGE was born at Coraki, NSW in 1889 and was employed as a labourer when he enlisted in Lismore, NSW in July 1917. Although married, he had separated from his wife Annie who resided in Beaudesert, Queensland. Walter Page trained at Rifle Range Camp, Enoggera, which … Read more

Frank Edgar OWEN #4196

Frank Owen

Indigenous Australian, Frank OWEN, 26th Battalion & 4th Field Engineers. Frank (Francis) OWEN was born in 1881 at Wallaroo, SA to Frank and Ellen Owen. One of three brothers to enlist, Frank was working as a teamster and horse breaker in Gympie, Queensland when he volunteered for the first AIF in April 1915. He initially … Read more

Harry MURRAY #2436

Harry Murray

Indigenous Australian, Harry MURRAY, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Harry (Henry) MURRAY was born in 1884 at Hornet Bank Station, on the upper Dawson River, now infamously known as the site of the 1857 massacre. His father George Pulteney Malcolm Murray [Black Murray] was born in Scotland, an officer with the Native Police, and his mother … Read more