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James Leo ENRIGHT Q2636

By Marg Powel & Des Crump | 17 July 2017

Indigenous Australian, James ENRIGHT, No.11 Depot Battalion

James Leo ENRIGHT was born in 1884 to Charles and Catherine Enright (nee Donnelly). He was working as labourer in Queensland when he enlisted in February 1916. His older brother William Bede Enright had enlisted one month prior in Moree, NSW. James volunteered to serve with the first AIF but his health prevented him from progressing from the training camp at Enoggera.

Suffering from rheumatism which prevented him from participating in any formal duties, he was medically discharged in March 1916.

Read more ...
  • Service record: ENRIGHT, James
  • Joy Pickette. Footprints in the sand. Stories of Aboriginal soldiers in the First World War who had a connection to Coonabarabran. Coonabarabran DPS Local & Family History Group, 2017.
  • One of the soldiers featured in SLQ’s HistoryPin Collection
  • Queensland’s Indigenous Servicemen Digital Story and Oral History

The information in this blog post has been researched by State Library staff and volunteers, it is based on available information at this time. If you have more information that you would like to share or further research uncovers new findings, this post will be updated.


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