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Attestation paper for Trooper Frank Fisher: World War I

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Title: Attestation paper for Trooper Frank Fisher
Subtitle: World War I
Date: 16 August 1917
Notes: View Frank Fisher's Australian Imperial Force service record on Discovering Anzacs or read about Frank Fisher's great-granddaughter, champion Olympic sprinter Cathy Freeman, in our Vrroom record entitled, Cathy Freeman.
Keywords: Aboriginal communities, Aboriginal history, Aboriginal peoples, military service, recruitment (military service), First World War, Australian Imperial Force, Barambah Settlement, Cherbourg, 11th Light Horse Regiment, Light Horse Regiment, Aboriginal, Indigneous, World War I, Anzac
Record creator: Australian Imperial Force, Base Records Office
Reference: B2455, FISHER F

Attestation form for Frank Fisher


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This attestation (enlistment) paper notes that Frank Fisher enlisted in World War I on 16 August 1917, at age 37. The document does not indicate that he was of Aboriginal descent, however his permanent address is listed as Barambah Aboriginal Reserve in Queensland (later called Cherbourg).

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