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Edward WALKER #3754B

Private Edward Walker, 25th Infantry Battalion

Indigenous Australian, Edward WALKER, 25th Infantry Battalion Edward Walker a horse breaker from Lismore, volunteered to serve with the first AIF in July 1917 following in the footsteps of his brothers Thomas and Robert. Walker was born to Susan Robinson (later Davis) and Robert Walker at Kiama, NSW in October 1893. Initially assigned to the … Read more

Thomas McGillycuddy

HMT Minnewaska. AWM G01502. Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W) Egypt, 29 March 1916. The HMT Minnewaska, one of the transports waiting at Alexandria, for the embarkation of Australian troops who had served at Gallipoli, and were subsequently under orders to proceed to France.

Guest blogger: Dr Anastasia Dukova – 2018 Q ANZAC 100 Fellow. Thomas McGillycuddy, the youngest of five children, was born in 1891 in the small townland of Carhoobeg, County Kerry to Irish and English-speaking parents, Margaret and Timothy. (Ireland, Civil Registration Births Index, 1864-1958, Vol 5, p. 257) The McGillycuddies were a Roman Catholic family … Read more

Daniel WALLACE #4448

Daniel Wallace, 11th Light Horse Regiment

Indigenous Australian, Daniel WALLACE, 11th Light Horse Regiment. When Daniel Wallace embarked from Sydney aboard SS Port Darwin in April 1918 he was in the company of several other known Indigenous soldiers – Niney McDonald #4441, Robert Shepherd #4445, and Harold Walsh #4447. Just 21 years old, Wallace was born at Brocks Creek, NT and … Read more

Albert TRIPCONY #5655

Albert Tripcony, 25th Infantry Battalion

Indigenous Australian, Albert TRIPCONY, 25th Infantry Battalion Albert ‘Bertie’ Tripcony was the eldest son of Thomas Buchanan Tripcony and Mary Rose Tyrell Rollins. Born on Stradbroke Island in 1892 he was working as an oysterman before he volunteered to serve with the First AIF in February 1916. Tripocony first trained with the infantry at Bell’s … Read more

William James TIGHE #57648

William James Tighe

Indigenous Australian, William TIGHE, 4th Reinforcements Queensland, 1918 William Tighe was born to Albert Tighe and Joanna Leane, in 1888. When William volunteered to serve with the first AIF in January 1918 he was already married with five children, his wife was Ida ‘Millie’ Beatrice Conroy. Passed medically fit, he trained at Rifle Range Camp, … Read more