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Pompey ROBERTS #56924

Pompey Roberts

Indigenous Australian, Pompey Roberts, 11th Light Horse Regiment. When William ‘Pompey’ Roberts put his hand up to serve with the first AIF in May 1918 he had been working as a stockman at Kumbarilla, near Dalby in south west Queensland. He stated he had no known living relatives, but later reports indicate that his father … Read more

Samuel NAPOLEON #3867

Samuel Napoleon

Indigenous Australian, Samuel NAPOLEON, 9th & 49th Infantry Battalions. Samuel Dassien NAPOLEON was born in Cangai to Bertrand Napoleon and Annie Olive, in 1892. Samuel had been working as a stockman when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in October 1915, age 23, two months before his older brother William stepped forward. After … Read more

William Joseph NAPOLEON #2966

William Napoleon

Indigenous Australian, William NAPOLEON, 49th Infantry Battalion. William Joseph NAPOLEON was born in Cangai, NSW to Bertrand Napoleon and Annie Olive in 1884. William was a keen sportsman competing in amateur boxing and wrestling, and woodchop events many times, before volunteering to join the first AIF in December 1915. After enlisting in Lismore he trained … Read more

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