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Joe WHITE #2447

Indigenous Australian, Joe WHITE, 11th Light Horse Regiment Joseph (Joe) WHITE, born in 1888 volunteered to serve with the first AIF in August 1917. At age 30 he would have been considered and ‘older soldier’ but his skills as a horseman would have stood him in good stead to join the ranks of the Light … Read more

George WEST #3497

Indigenous Australian George WEST, 5th Light Horse Regiment George West was 27 when he volunteered to serve for his country in November 1917, it was not his first attempt to enlist; he had previously been rejected on the basis of his heritage, being ‘half caste’. Employed as a horsebreaker on Prairie Station near Gladstone, he … Read more

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

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

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

Patrick BRADY #50271

1st Queensland Reinforcements Egypt

Indigenous Australian, Patrick BRADY, 11th Light Horse Regiment. Patrick (Paddy) BRADY was born at Maryvale Station near Charters Towers, Qld. in 1899. He had been employed as a stockman at Bluff Downs Station, and recently granted exemption from the ‘Protection of Aboriginals Act’, when he enlisted 14 February 1918. Aged just 19 and 5ft 11in … Read more

John GEARY #2429

John Geary

Indigenous Australian, John Geary, 11th Light Horse Regiment Just 22 years old, John GEARY volunteered to serve with the first AIF in August 1917. Born in near Bundaberg in 1894 to William Geary and Rosie Broom, Geary was stockman on Tantitha Station near Bundaberg. His skills as a horseman were well suited to the Light … Read more