Aboriginal WWI digger to be brought home

Detail from plaque 'Ngarrindjeri Anzacs', Raukkan Gallery, Artist: Kerry Giles.

Detail from plaque 'Ngarrindjeri Anzacs', Raukkan Gallery, Artist: Kerry Giles.

Aboriginal WWI digger to be brought home

6th March 2017

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Australian Associated Press reports today that an Aboriginal WWI soldier whose remains have lain in an unmarked grave in Adelaide for nearly a century will be reburied near his home with full military honours.

Twenty-five-year-old digger Miller Mack died in 1919 from an illness contracted during service and was buried in an unmarked grave at the West Terrace Cemetery.

The state government says it has granted $2500 to the Aboriginal Veterans of SA to have the soldier’s remains reinterred at his home in the Raukkan community, near the Murray Mouth, where a service will be held to honour him.

Read the story here at News.com.au

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