John Edwards' interview in Albany

John Edwards tells a story in this very brief interview about his friend John Sanders, a returned World War 2 veteran, who spoke about an Aboriginal soldier from Esperance who dragged him from No-Man’s Land when he was badly wounded fighting the Japanese. John does not know this man’s name or any other details, only that he was from Esperance.

This interview took place on 31 August 2015 in Albany and was conducted by Dr Mary Anne Jebb as part of the Australian Research Council-funded research project Serving our Country: a history of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the defence of Australia.

The interview recording above is made available to be listened to here by permission of the interviewee(s), John Edwards. The recording may not be copied, reproduced or communicated in whole or in part without the prior permission of the interviewee(s). Requests for permission for use of this material should be made to the Serving our Country research project: our contact details.

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