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Thomas Henry LEA #242

Thomas Henry Lea, 12th Machine Gun Company

Indigenous Australian, Thomas LEA, 12th Machine Gun Company Henry ‘Harry’ LEA’s story is woven with tales of misleading identity and a strong desire to serve for his country. When Harry first volunteered in September 1915, he enlisted under the name of Henry LEE, born at Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island. The remarks recorded on his ‘attestation … Read more

Frederick MALTHOUSE #2187

Frederick Malthouse

Indigenous Australian, Frederick MALTHOUSE, 12th Machine Gun Company, 47th Infantry Battalion. Frederick Donald Malthouse, was born at Warrina, South Australia in 1882 to Jack and Annie. He was working as a Stockman in Queensland when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF, age 33 in July 1915. With Australian troops still on the Gallipoli … Read more