Wednesday, August 20, 2014

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.

Alan John Henry Hobbs

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 […]

Albert (Stan) Stanley Cork

war photo Stan Cork

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, […]

Albert Edward Millard

Served in the 26th Battalion with his brother Asher Wilfred Millard.

Albert John Casey

Albert John Casey

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 & […]