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Location Lutwyche Cemetery, Kitchener Road, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Type memorial
Description

Black granite block with gold inscription

Built Not yet discovered
Opened 18 May 2015
Inscription

NO 355 TROOPER
BILLY SING

'THE
GALLIPOLI SNIPER'

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF
NO 355 TROOPER

WILLIAM EDWARD 'BILLY' SING
DCM, CROIX DE GUERRE

5TH LIGHT HORSE REGIMENT
AT GALLIPOLI

31ST AUSTRALIAN INFANTRY BATTALION
THE WESTERN FRONT

BORN ON 2ND MARCH 1886
AT CLERMONT, QLD.
OF CHINESE AUSTRALIAN PARENTAGE

RECOGNISED AS THE
'GALLIPOLI SNIPER'

HE ENLISTED IN 1914, FOUGHT
AT GALLIPOLI AND WAS WOUNDED

IN JANUARY 1917 HE WAS POSTED
TO THE 31ST INFANTRY BATTALION
AT DERNANCOURT FRANCE

AFTER BEING WOUNDED SEVERAL
MORE TIMES, HE WAS REPATRIATED
TO AUSTRALIA IN JANUARY 1918

BILLY SING PASSED AWAY
IN BRISBANE
ON 19TH MAY 1943

THIS MEMORIAL IS ALSO DEDICATED
TO ALL CHINESE-AUSTRALIANS
WHO ENSLITED, FOUGHT AND DIED
DURING WORLD WAR 1

THEY WERE ALL BRAVE MEN

Condition

Good

Names

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SING, William Edward

Service number 355
Private
31st Infantry Battalion
AIF WW1
Born 2 Mar 1886

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