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Willie Carrisey #Q21122

By Marg Powel & Des Crump | 20 September 2018

Indigenous Australian, Willie CARRISEY, Depot Company

Willie Carrisey enlisted in Charleville 25 July 1917 and was assigned to No.1 Depot Company. He was not accepted for service based on his heritage - his mother Margaret Williams was an Aboriginal woman and his father William Carrisey a South Sea Islander.

Willie returned to work in the Maranoa region, and worked on Langlo Downs Station, near Charleville until he was fatally injured in an accident in 1948.

++ Carrisey is variously spelt Carrissey

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