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John CUBBO #3121A

John Cubbo

Indigenous Australian, Trooper John CUBBO, 5th Light Horse Regiment. Trooper John Cubbo (Cobbo) was born in Kilkivan, Qld. in 1897 and was employed as a Stockman at Mirtna Station, when he first enlisted in Charters Towers August 1917. Just 20 years of age he was rejected on the grounds of ‘insufficient European parentage’ and discharged … Read more

Albert Matthew DRURY #863

Albert Matthew Drury

Indigenous Australian, Trooper Albert Matthew DRURY, 5th Light Horse Regiment. Albert Drury was born in 1892 at Nelligan, NSW to Matthew and Ruth Drury (nee Willoughby). He was employed as a labourer at Farleigh, Mackay when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in December 1914. Albert Drury embarked on board HMAT Star of … Read more

Brigadier General Lachlan Chisholm Wilson Papers Digitised @ SLQ

Brigadier General L.C. Wilson. Source: "Annals of the Brisbane Grammar School 1869-1922, Compiled by Stuart Stephenson, Brisbane: Government Printer, 1923. Plate XLV.

The World War I papers of Brigadier General Lachlan Chisholm Wilson have recently been digitised by the State Library and are now available through our catalogue.  The material includes a scrapbook and a typewritten narrative of the activities of the 5th Light Horse Regiment. Lachlan Chisholm Wilson, one of Queensland’s most distinguished soldiers, was born in 1871 … Read more

Winton Lads, 5th Light Horse

Three mates, 5th Light Horse Regiment

This postcard from Trooper Tom Dawson, was written from the troopship Persic, just before the 5th Light Horse Regiment landed in Egypt. The photograph would have been taken in camp, before they embarked from Sydney in December 1914. Signed by four mates who enlisted together, their fortunes were mixed, two did not return. The rear of the … Read more

Pat Chaille, 5th Light Horse

Sergeant Pat Chaille

Sergeant Wilfred (Pat) Mapon Chaille, 5th Light Horse Regiment, Gallipoli, Palestine. Wilfred Mapon Chaille, known affectionately as Pat, served in the First World War with the 5th Light Horse Regiment, and was engaged in a range of operations, including Gallipoli. Pat hailed from the town of Esk, the son of James and Charlotte Chaille (nee Woollett). Prior … Read more

Bill Rudd, 5th Light Horse

William Rudd

Queenslanders who served: – Corporal William Henry Rudd, 11th & 5th Light Horse Regiments This image of Bill Rudd was uncovered whilst curating another soldiers collection which relates to Cyril Brett. Almost 6ft tall, and just shy of this 20th birthday, he is pictured at Frasers Camp, Enoggera in 1915. He looks ready for anything – riding … Read more

A Letter from the Front

Leon Maurice Lyons on his wedding day, National Archives of Australia, A14290, 175

On this day in 1915, the The Western Champion and General Advertiser for the Central-Western Districts in Barcaldine published a letter from the Front, written by a young station manager, Corporal Leon Maurice Lyons, to his brother, Mr. R. F. Lyons. Leon belonged to the 5th Light Horse Regiment, and wrote from Ma’adi, Egypt, on 25th … Read more