Belinda Pocock was born in Ipswich and her Aunt, Hilda Prince, was born in Brisbane. Phillip Prince was Hilda’s father, and Belinda’s grandfather, and served in World War 1, while his son Stan, one of Phillip’s sixteen children, served in World War 2. Belinda has carried out extensive research into their family history, dating back as far 1856, and has been responsible for bringing many family members together. Belinda has discovered, and shares, the generations of military service in their family via documents, letters and photographs.
This interview took place on 10 July 2014 in Ipswich 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.
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