Private Linna Singh
Name: Linna SINGH
Regimental Number: 44th Btn
Age: 45 years on enlistment
Place of Enlistment: Perth, WA
Place of Birth: Delhi, Punjab, India
Occupation: Night watchman and traveler
Marital Status: Married but legally separated from Amelia Ruth Singh
Globe Coffee Palace,165 Pier Street, Perth, WA
Son: Mr Arenja Singh at an unknown orphanage
Religion: Roman Catholic (Newspapers state Hindoo).
Previous Service: 6 years 7 months British Indian Army
Served 6 years and 7 months in the Indian Army with the 31st Bengal Infantry.
4th January 1916 - Enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force in Perth and to camp Northam with 44th Infantry Battalion Depot.
14th February 1916 - To ‘1st AB’ (incomplete).
Discharged (no date) as ‘Not of substantially European decent’.
Described as 69 inches tall, 131 pounds in weight, chest 34 to 36 inches, dark complexion, brown eyes and black hair.
Soldier was possibly illiterate.
Soldier’s father dead prior to his enlistment.
Noted Customs Records referring to the subject as being a coloured person who was refused exemption from dictation test certificate. Also that photograph was forwarded to other states to frustrate any further attempt to gain a certificate.
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