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Harold WALSH #4447

Harold Walsh, 11th Light Horse Regiment

Indigenous Australian, Harold WALSH, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Harold WALSH (1895-1974) was born at Duaringa near Rockhampton. When he enlisted in the first AIF in January 1918 he did not name any living relatives, instead listed ‘friend’ Mrs Amelia Grace Bromley as his next of kin. Harold was sent to Brisbane where he did his … Read more

Charles WALSH #24222

Charles Walsh, Reserve Regiment

Indigenous Australian, Charles WALSH, Reserve Unit Charles WALSH was born on Torella / Torilla Station, central Queensland in 1900 and was working at Blairmore Station, Gayndah when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in September 1918. Assigned to the Reserve Unit at Rifle Range Camp, Enoggera he was given ‘home leave’ in anticipation … Read more

Arthur WALSH #2050

Arthur Walsh, 4th Machine Gun Company

Indigenous Australian, Arthur WALSH, 4th Machine Gun Battalion Arthur WALSH was born on Torella / Tiorilla Station, central Queensland in 1898 and was working as a dairyman on Nindooinbah Station, Beaudesert, when he volunteered to serve with the first AIF in July 1917, just 19 years old. Walsh stated that he didn’t know the names … Read more

Edward WALKER #3754B

Private Edward Walker, 25th Infantry Battalion

Indigenous Australian, Edward WALKER, 25th Infantry Battalion Edward Walker a horse breaker from Lismore, volunteered to serve with the first AIF in July 1917 following in the footsteps of his brothers Thomas and Robert. Walker was born to Susan Robinson (later Davis) and Robert Walker at Kiama, NSW in October 1893. Initially assigned to the … Read more

Daniel WALLACE #4448

Daniel Wallace, 11th Light Horse Regiment

Indigenous Australian, Daniel WALLACE, 11th Light Horse Regiment. When Daniel Wallace embarked from Sydney aboard SS Port Darwin in April 1918 he was in the company of several other known Indigenous soldiers – Niney McDonald #4441, Robert Shepherd #4445, and Harold Walsh #4447. Just 21 years old, Wallace was born at Brocks Creek, NT and … Read more

Albert TRIPCONY #5655

Albert Tripcony, 25th Infantry Battalion

Indigenous Australian, Albert TRIPCONY, 25th Infantry Battalion Albert ‘Bertie’ Tripcony was the eldest son of Thomas Buchanan Tripcony and Mary Rose Tyrell Rollins. Born on Stradbroke Island in 1892 he was working as an oysterman before he volunteered to serve with the First AIF in February 1916. Tripocony first trained with the infantry at Bell’s … Read more

William James TIGHE #57648

William James Tighe

Indigenous Australian, William TIGHE, 4th Reinforcements Queensland, 1918 William Tighe was born to Albert Tighe and Joanna Leane, in 1888. When William volunteered to serve with the first AIF in January 1918 he was already married with five children, his wife was Ida ‘Millie’ Beatrice Conroy. Passed medically fit, he trained at Rifle Range Camp, … Read more

Frederick TEARE #3496

Frederick Teare, 5th Light Horse Regiment

Indigenous Australian, Frederick TEARE, 5th Light Horse Regiment Trooper Frederick TEARE was born on Barwon Station, Qld in 1889. When he stepped forward in July 1917 to volunteer with the first AIF, he named is brother Jack (John) as his next of kin. After Fred enlisted at Mackay he traveled to Brisbane where he trained … Read more