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Chinese Service Personnel

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.

There have been 59 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.

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Displaying 21 - 40 of 62 records
PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
C145803ForeTeresa RitaAir ForceWorld War II, 1939-19452234, W2234 
C95355GeeWilliam AlfredArmyWorld War I, 1914-191851521 
90701GyeEdward EvelynArmyWorld War I, 1914-19186291 
90702GyeGeorge ButlerArmyWorld War I, 1914-19183640 
C35143How ChowEng KingArmyWorld War I, 1914-191854750 
C133464How ChowGeorgeArmyWorld War II, 1939-194533652 
181371HoctonLouis WilliamArmyWorld War I, 1914-191868825 
C79672HorneWillieArmyWorld War I, 1914-191828481 
C66777HughesLionel WilfredArmyWorld War I, 1914-191810071 
C35807HughesVincelArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-194570016, 508075 
C102057KeeClarence EricArmyWorld War I, 1914-191862699 
197979LeeDaniel ChanArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945  
C8652LeeJames ArnoldArmyWorld War I, 1914-191834097 
C88027LeeLeonard RobertArmyWorld War I, 1914-191840588 
C18337LeeWillieAir ForceWorld War II, 1939-1945NZ416123, 416123 
C145807LongGeorge S.Air ForceWorld War II, 1939-1945  
90883LowNorman Kwong TsuArmyWorld War I, 1914-19184/46A 
C92190LowVictor ThomasArmyWorld War I, 1914-191837663 
C94543MongAlbert ErnestArmyWorld War I, 1914-191849432 
C29876MongCarnegie HowardArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945439342 


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.