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Portrait of Private Albert Victor Sing 13/3077.

Portrait of Private Albert Victor Sing 13/3077.

Image kindly provided by the Willmot family (February 2017).Image may have copyright restrictions.
Chinese Service Personnel

There have been 71 service people identified in Online Cenotaph as being of Chinese descent there are sure to be many more. If you have further information to contribute please contact us.

Military personnel of Chinese descent includes the Sing brothers. Helene Wong and Ant Sang's comics in the Museum's 2017 Being Chinese in Aotearoa exhibition brought to light the experiences of some amazing Chinese New Zealanders. One of these comics explores the story of Private Herbert Stanley Sing, a brave signaller who served with the Auckland Infantry Regiment in the First World War.

 

 

 

Further Resources: 

  • Johnson, Ella. The Sing Brothers Go to War. Auckland War Memorial Museum - Tāmaki Paenga Hira. First published: 7 February 2017. Updated: 29 June 2017.
  • Kennedy, A. (2013). Chinese Anzacs : Australians of Chinese descent in the defence forces 1885-1919 : revised to include New Zealand-born Chinese of the New Zealand Expeditionary Force 1914-1919 (Second edition). Canberra : [A. Kennedy].

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Results

Displaying 1 - 20 of 72 records
PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
C33957AghanAlfredArmyWorld War I, 1914-191813300 
C33958AghanDavid GeorgeArmyWorld War I, 1914-191813299 
C78Ah KeongAndrewArmyWorld War I, 1914-191859180 
C111579Ah KeongRichardArmyWorld War I, 1914-191871547 
C100820Ah KeongThomasArmyWorld War I, 1914-191859181 
C34200Ah KewApongiArmyWorld War I, 1914-191819233 
C129553Ah MuHeywood RandallArmyKorean War, 1950-1953NZ204221, 204221 
C69341Ah MuMologaArmyWorld War I, 1914-191816/1405 
C111196Ah SinSolomonArmyWorld War I, 1914-191860750 
C145802Ah-CheeAlecAir ForceWorld War II, 1939-1945  
C103819AllooAlbert PeacockArmyWorld War I, 1914-191858667 
C37335AllooHoward CecilArmyWorld War I, 1914-19188/3149 
C145806ChanGeorgeAir ForceWorld War II, 1939-1945  
197017CheeWilliamArmyMalayan Emergency, 1948-1960715655 
214718ChingGraham H.NavyWorld War II, 1939-1945NZ4005, 4005 
130521ChongAlbert Mervyn HowardArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945572249 
C70489ChongGerald McNaughtonArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945, World War I, 1914-19183/2158, 2/22/20 
100882ChongStanley LewisArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945292771 
C65880ChongWilfred HowardArmyWorld War I, 1914-191825/1690 
281069ChungAlanAir ForceVietnam War, 1961-1975, Malaya, 1960-1964, Borneo Confrontation, 1963-1966, Regular Military Service, Indonesian Confrontation 1962-196680854, 80854, K80854 

 

The development of the Online Cenotaph is an ongoing process; updates, new images and records are added weekly. In some cases, records have yet to be confirmed by Museum staff, and there could be mistakes or omissions in the information provided.