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.
Serial Number and Rank: 2347, Private Parents: John Thomas Hobbs and Sarah Elizabeth Black Enlisted: 6 December 1915. Abode: Coorabell Creek, Richmond River Next of Kin: F. John Thomas Hobbs, Coorabell Creek, Richmond River Service: 7th Light Horse Regiment, 16th Reinforcement and 2nd Machine Gun Squadron RTA: 10 April 1919 Local Honour Rolls: nil but […]
Serial Number and Rank: 6832, CPL Birth: 15 April 1895 Buckenboura Birth 1895/14693 Moruya Parents: Frederick William Cork and Rhona Simmons Enlisted: 15 May 1916, just one month after his 21st birthday. With two brothers already enlisted, his parents would not give permission for him to enlist while under 21. NOK: F. Frederick Cork, Hilltop Milton Service: 13th Battalion, […]
Served in the 26th Battalion with his brother Asher Wilfred Millard.
Serial Number and Rank: 2783, Private Birth: 15 July 1894 Bawley Point, Birth 1894/21080 Baptism: 28 July 1894 St Peters & St Paul CE Milton Parents: Fa. John Thomas Casey born Araulen. Mo. Mary Jane Hailey born Braidwood Enlisted: 5 Oct 1916, Sydney, age 22 years Next of Kin: Fa. John Casey – Surveyor, living at Glebe Sydney NSW Service: 1st & […]