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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 41 - 59 of 59 records
PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
C108467MongFrank Eric Howard NicollArmyWorld War I, 1914-191872367 
86621NumWilliam AhArmyVietnam War, 1961-1975369952 
C52588PatersonAnthony JohnArmyWorld War I, 1914-1918, World War II, 1939-19452/1313, 609939 
C12055PatersonJames GeorgeArmyWorld War I, 1914-191812/834 
180667RakaAh SinArmyWorld War I, 1914-191884520 
C69365RobertsFrankArmyWorld War I, 1914-191816/1382 
180073ShiuHang CheNavyKorean War, 1950-1953, Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960  
C62414SingAlbert VictorArmyWorld War I, 1914-191813/3077 
C62413SingArthur PercyArmyWorld War I, 1914-191813/3078 
98960SingeDonaldAir ForceWorld War II, 1939-1945  
C55326SingFrankArmyWorld War I, 1914-191812/1096 
C14487SingHerbert StanleyArmyWorld War I, 1914-191812/1097 
98962SingeMervyn AllenArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945, World War II, 1939-1945446029 
87131SingeMiles RaymondArmyVietnam War, 1961-1975, Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960551418 
185947SunGraham GeorgeArmyMalayan Emergency, 1948-1960, Regular Military Service34904 
C16063TyeJames RobertArmyWorld War I, 1914-19188/2746 
187856WongGeorgeArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945  
C137194WongWilliamAir ForceWorld War II, 1939-1945218221, NZ431870 
C145805YinCharlesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945286505 


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.