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Archie LANG #4088

Archie Lang

Indigenous Australian, Archie LANG, 4th Pioneer Battalion & 4th Machine Gun Battalion. Private Archie Lang was born at Augathella, Qld. in 1896 and was working as a Stockman when he volunteered, age 21, to serve with the first AIF in July 1917. Archie’s mother was one of the Bidjara People, he named his brother Willie … Read more

Penalties of War

John Daniell, Egypt 1915

Private John William Daniell, 9th Infantry Battalion, & 4th Australian Pioneers. Not everyone’s story during the First World War is one of bravery and service. Jack Daniel and his mate Les Young were both sentenced to 5 years ‘penal servitude’ in September 1916, a staggering penalty for a deed that reads as a misdemeanour, but … Read more

Private William ‘George’ Hawck: 4th Pioneer Battalion

William George Hawck: saluting 100 years of ANZAC history. Lockyer Valley Regional Council BRN: 106059

Guest blogger: Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Displayed in the ‘Walk of Fame’ inside the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton, are ten photographic portraits of Lockyer Valley locals who fought in the First World War. The portraits formed a component of the recent Queensland Government-sponsored exhibition ‘Queensland Transport Museum Salutes 100 Years of ANZAC’, which was on … Read more

Sergeant Herrmann ‘Harry’ Topp: 2nd Light Horse Regiment

Hermann 'Harry' Topp : Saluting 100 years of ANZAC history. Lockyer Valley Regional Council BRN106074

Guest blogger: Lockyer Valley Regional Council. Displayed in the ‘Walk of Fame’ inside the Lockyer Valley Cultural Centre, Gatton, are ten photographic portraits of Lockyer Valley locals who fought in the First World War. The portraits formed a component of the recent Queensland Government-sponsored exhibition ‘Queensland Transport Museum Salutes 100 Years of ANZAC’, which was on … Read more