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Daniel ALDRIDGE #4011

Daniel Edgar Aldridge, The Queenslander Pictorial, 10 February, 1917, p.22

Indigenous Australian, Daniel ALDRIDGE, 31st Infantry Battalion Daniel Edgar ALDRIDGE was born in 1890 at Booral Station, Pialba to Harry Aldridge [snr] and Lappy Tanner a Butchulla woman, whose people are the traditional owners of K’gari (Fraser Island). In March 1916 Dan Aldridge volunteered to serve for his country, stepping forward at the Lennox Street … Read more

The price of honour

Guest blogger: Mark Clayton. When in 1921 the Queensland War Trophy Committee (QWTC) ruled that Boonah was ineligible to receive a captured field gun, the town’s citizenry resolved to try and independently secure one of these trophies by whatever means. In the years immediately following the 1918 Armistice a grateful Commonwealth Government distributed, to towns … Read more

John MAKINSON #2184

Indigenous Australian, John MAKINSON, 25th & 9th Infantry Battalions Jack MAKINSON was just 6 years old when his mother Catherine Gissell passed away. His father, also John, relinquished the care of his seven children to a Policeman and his wife in Dubbo who cared for them until they were old enough to make their own … Read more