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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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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.