Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Aboriginals who served in WW1

Over 400 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people enlisted and/or served in World War I with some 165 from NSW, from the South Coast and Yuin nation.

Andy Bond

Serial Number and Rank:  4509  Birth:  1883 Braidwood (nil registration of birth)  Parents:  Alick (Jacky) Bond and Ellen Demestre – both Aboriginal  Enlisted:  Kiama 13 November 1916 Next of Kin:  Mo. Ellen Haddigaddy (sic)  Service:  33rd Battalion. RTA August 1918 “Essex”  War Record:  Digital copy held by the Australian National Archives  Death:  11 November 1943/25773 Berry. Burial:  Berry Cemetery  Marriage:  1. Butter Thomas […]

Arthur George Andrews

Serial Number and Rank: 2254, L/Cpl Birth:  1884 Milton 1884/31704 Parents:  James Andrews & Rachel Claydon. (Aboriginal Mother) Enlisted:  2 March or 8 May 1915 Next of Kin:  Fa. James Andrew Service:  15th Battalion RTA 4 May 1917. War Record:  Digital copy held by the Australian National Archives Brother to Walter Ernest Andrews Thomas Leslie Andrews

David Henry Bindoff

Bindoff War newspaper article

Serial Number and Rank:  2249 Private Birth: 1898 Sydney Parents:  Alfred Edward & Phoebe Alice Bindoff nee Butler Enlisted:  Paddington 18 July 1915 Next of Kin:  Mo. Alice Bindoff (Aboriginal) Service: 19th Battalion War Record:  Digital copy held by the Australian National Archives Died:  27 July 1916. Burial:  26 Viller Bretonneux Photo of Bindoff Family from Newspaper 1915 Notes:  Brother to Harold Edward and Edward George […]

Edward George Bindoff

Edward George Bindoff

Serial Number and Rank:  1592 Private Birth:  1895 Woollahara Parents:  Alfred Edward & Phoebe Alice Bindoff nee Butler (Aboriginal) Enlisted:  Sydney 28 Jan 1915 Next of Kin: Mo. Alice Bindoff Service:  1st Battalion War Record:  Digital copy held by the Australian National Archives Death:  DOW 13 September 1915 Lone Pine Burial:  28 Egypt 6 Chatby War Memorial Brother to David Henry and Harold Edward Bindoff […]