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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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Displaying 61 - 72 of 72 records
PhotoFamily nameFirst namesForceWarsService # 
87131SingeMiles RaymondArmyVietnam War, 1961-1975, Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960551418 
185947SunGraham GeorgeArmyMalayan Emergency, 1948-1960, Regular Military Service34904 
287456TatWoo WanCivilianBorneo Confrontation, 1963-196688987A 
287458TuckCheng LamCivilianBorneo Confrontation, 1963-1966, Indonesian Confrontation 1962-19661451913 
C16063TyeJames RobertArmyWorld War I, 1914-19188/2746 
C80103WinikiJosephArmyWorld War I, 1914-191821389, 31389 
C117443WinikiMax Ernest WilliamArmyWorld War II, 1939-194564167 
C58965WinikiThomas MerlinArmyWorld War I, 1914-191816/1001 
187856WongGeorgeArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945  
C137194WongWilliamAir ForceWorld War II, 1939-1945218221, NZ431870 
C145805YinCharlesArmyWorld War II, 1939-1945286505 
287462YingWongCivilianBorneo Confrontation, 1963-1966, Indonesian Confrontation 1962-1966314540A 


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.