Wednesday, January 24, 2018

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.

Alfred Bartlett

Bartlett WW1

Serial Number and Rank:  2720, BCLR. His brother William Bartlett’s serial number is 2719, both enlisted at Kiama in October 1916. Birth:  Milton 1896/23225 Parents:  Joseph Bartlett & Jane Montgomery Enlisted:  Kiama 28 October 1916 Next of Kin:  F. Joseph Bartlett (Butcher of East Milton) Service: 37th Battalion, 5th Reinforcement. RTA 22 July 1919 Death:  20 May 1969 Milton. Burial: Sandridge Cemetery CE/C14/11 […]