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John MOREFIELD #1685

John Morefield

Indigenous Australian, John (Jack) MOREFIELD, 52nd & 42nd Infantry Battalions. Private John Morefield, born in 1883 was working as a timber cutter when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in 1916. With no known living relatives, Morefield named William Dunn as his next of kin, having been brought up with the Dunn family … Read more

Percy HILL #139

Percy Hill

Indigenous Australian, Percy HILL, 42nd Infantry Battalion & 3rd Divisional Train. Percy Hill was born in Goodooga, NSW in 1880. When he enlisted in November 1915, age 35 he was working as an Artesian Well-Borer in Charters Towers, Queensland. Percy embarked from Sydney in June 1916 on board the troopship ‘Borda’ arriving in England six weeks … Read more