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Benjamin Manager, 5th Depot Battalion

Benjamin Manager

Indigenous Australian, Benjamin MANAGER (Managai), 5th Depot Battalion. Benjamin James Manager (Managai) was born at Dunwich, North Stradbroke Island in 1897, his mother was Elizabeth “Bessie” Gonzales, a daughter of Fernando Gonzales and Junobin. His father was Benjamin Francis Manager (Managai), a Maori born in Auckland, New Zealand. Just 18 years old, Benjamin volunteered his … Read more

Peter LONG #Depot

Peter Long

Indigenous Australian, Peter LONG, Depot Battalion. Private Peter LONG was born at Fassifern, Qld. in 1892. When he was 23 he volunteered his services with the first AIF in August 1915. He was allotted to the 6th Reinforcements for the 25th Infantry Battalion, and trained at Frasers Hill Camp, Enoggera. Long was reported Absent With … Read more

Robert ANDERSON #Q22911


Indigenous Australian, Private Robert ANDERSON, Depot Battalion. Robert ANDERSON was born in Rockhampton in 1892 and had been working as a Blacksmith and Horse breaker when he volunteered to serve in the first AIF in February 1918; at the time he was residing with his wife May Ellen (nee Baul) and daughter Marjory Agnes at Cooroy, Qld. … Read more

James Leo ENRIGHT Q2636

James Enright

Indigenous Australian, Private James Leo ENRIGHT, No.11 Depot Battalion. James ENRIGHT was born in 1884 to Charles and Catherine Enright (nee Donnelly). He was working as labourer in Queensland when he enlisted in February 1916. His older brother William Bede Enright had enlisted one month prior in Moree, NSW. James Enright volunteered to serve with the … Read more