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Curtis FORD #4784

Curtis Ford

Indigenous Australian, Private Curtis FORD, 15th Infantry Battalion. Curtis Ford was born at Southport, QLD in 1888 to Arthur Ford and Julia Sandy. Records show that after the death of his mother in 1896, Curtis and several of his siblings attended the Deebing Creek Aboriginal School. Curtis Ford was working as a stockman when he … Read more

Joseph FLETCHER #435

Joseph Fletcher

Indigenous Australian, Driver Joseph FLETCHER, 15th Infantry Battalion. Joe FLETCHER was one of 10 children born to Edward Fletcher and an Aboriginal woman in 1891. The family were farming cane at Tatura when Jo Fletcher volunteered to serve in the first AIF in September 1914, just weeks after Australians were called to fight for King … Read more

Walter ANDREWS #6610

Walter Ernest ANDREWS

Indigenous Australian, Private Walter ANDREWS, 15th Infantry Battalion. Walter Ernest Andrews was born at Bawley Point, NSW in 1888 and was residing in Lismore when he enlisted 20 May 1916. Similar to many enlistments from Lismore, Walter trained at Enoggera Camp, Brisbane prior to embarking on HMAT Boonah for service overseas. Andrewes was hospitalised with influenza … Read more

William Edward EASTEN #2068

William Edward Easten

Indigenous Australian, Private William Edward EASTEN, 42nd & 15th Infantry Battalions. William (Bill) Easten was born at Southport, Qld in 1893 to Edward and Ida Easten (nee Wyborne). He was farming in Cleveland when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in May 1916. William Easten trained at the Artillery camp, Brisbane before embarking … Read more