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Thomas BOWEN #6522

Thomas Bowen

Indigenous Australian, Thomas BOWEN, 18th Infantry Battalion. Thomas BOWEN was born in Charters Towers, Qld. about 1875 and had been employed as a shearer at Narrabri when he enlisted in January 1917. Bowen would have been a striking figure standing 6ft 3in high and weighing 13 stone; his wife Mary Ann Bowen resided at the … Read more

Patrick BRADY #50271

1st Queensland Reinforcements Egypt

Indigenous Australian, Patrick BRADY, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Patrick (Paddy) BRADY was born at Maryvale Station near Charters Towers, Qld. in 1899. He had been employed as a stockman at Bluff Downs Station, and recently granted exemption from the ‘Protection of Aboriginals Act’, when he enlisted 14 February 1918. Aged just 19 and 5ft 11in … Read more

John GEARY #2429

John Geary

Indigenous Australian, John Geary, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Just 22 years old, John Geary volunteered to serve with the first AIF in August 1917. Born in near Bundaberg in 1894 to William Geary and Rosie Broom, Geary was stockman on Tantitha Station near Bundaberg. His skills as a horseman were well suited to the Light … Read more