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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

Edward CAPEEN #4039

Edward Capeen (Kapeen)

Indigenous Australian, Private Edward CAPEEN (Kapeen), 31st Infantry Battalion. Edward Capeen was born at Broadwater, NSW to Jack and Charlotte Kapeen in 1895 and was working as a labourer when he enlisted at Lismore 4 July 1916. Edward Capeen trained in Brisbane before embarking for overseas on board HMAT Boona in October 1916. He joined … Read more

James BREWHOUSE #4028

James Brewhouse

Indigenous Australian, Private James BREWHOUSE, 31st Infantry Battalion. James Richard Brewhouse was born in 1869 in Coonabarabran, NSW and was working as a Stock and Station hand at Peak Downs Station, Mitchell, when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in July 1916. Enlistment age at that time was between 18-45 years, James Brewhouse … Read more