Family: Larry Farmer (lostkatanning.com) Larry (Lawrence) Farmer enlisted in
1915 and fought at Gallipoli. However, he died on the Western Front the
following year, shortly after the commencement of the Battle of Pozieres. He
was one of four Aboriginal brothers who managed to sign up to fight in the
●See also the entry in
They Served with Honour, page 12 [pdf file, 6MB].
Alfred John Hearps was born in 1895 at Forth in
northern Tasmania. He had an Aboriginal father. He fought at
Gallipoli and later on the Western Front where he was promoted to
second lieutenant alhtough he was killed soon afterwards, aged 21.
The entry is followed by suggested classroom activities
and discussion questions.
large image (abc.net.au) is available. ●
Aboriginal officers in the First AIF (indigenoushistories.com),
Philippa Scarlett, 3 Nov 2015
Ben Murray (southaustralianhistory.com.au) Ben Murray fought at
Gallipoli. Scroll down to the
third paragraph beginning "That Ben Murray, born in 1891..." Then proceed to the fourth paragraph.
(Flinders Ranges Research.) ●
See also Ben Murray
on our Biographies
Charles Naley (nationalanzaccentre.com.au)
(If you have difficulty scrolling down, use the scroll bar
itself.) Western Australian Gordon Naley landed at Gallipoli
on 25 April 1915. He was soon evacuated with typhoid then later
fought in France. He married a baker's daughter in London after the
war, then he returned to Australia where he took up a
soldier-settler land grant in
South Australia (an unusual opportunity for an Aboriginal
For more information, see Gordon Charles
Maley on our
Biographies page. ● See also the entry in
They Served with Honour, page 30 [pdf file, 6MB].
Charles Westbury (awm.gov.au)30 Mar 2017 William Westbury was a South Australian who had served in the Boer
War and was promoted to Corporal three days after landing at
Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. He was evacuated after being shot in the
ankle in May but returned to duty at Gallipoli at the end of June.
Note also the historical
context which begins on
page 38 [pdf file, 6MB].
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