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Joe WHITE #2447

Indigenous Australian, Joe WHITE, 11th Light Horse Regiment Joseph (Joe) WHITE, born in 1888 volunteered to serve with the first AIF in August 1917. At age 30 he would have been considered and ‘older soldier’ but his skills as a horseman would have stood him in good stead to join the ranks of the Light … Read more

Harold WALSH #4447

Harold Walsh, 11th Light Horse Regiment

Indigenous Australian, Harold WALSH, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Harold WALSH (1895-1974) was born at Duaringa near Rockhampton. When he enlisted in the first AIF in January 1918 he did not name any living relatives, instead listed ‘friend’ Mrs Amelia Grace Bromley as his next of kin. Harold was sent to Brisbane where he did his … 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

Patrick BRADY #50271

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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

Alexander STANLEY #50280

Alexander Stanley

Indigenous Australian, Alexander STANLEY, 11th Light Horse Regiment Alexander ‘Digger’ Stanley volunteered to serve with the first AIF in March 1918, and with no known relatives named his friend Jack Dillahide as his next of kin. Stanley had been working as a drover at Wongongra Station near Chincilla in the Western Downs region of Queensland. … Read more

Edward SMITH #2445

Edwards Smith

Indigenous Australian, Edward SMITH, 11th Light Horse Regiment Trooper Edward SMITH was born in Mitchell to a white man named Smith who worked on Forest Vale Station and Annie [?Butcher] an aboriginal woman in 1886. Himself a stock and station hand he enlisted in the first AIF in May 1917 and trained at Rifle Range … Read more

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