William Edward (Billy) Sing was born in Clermont, and worked as a bush stockman prior to enlisting in the 5th Light Horse in October 1914.
As a sniper at Gallipoli, Sing was officially attributed 201 kills, and unofficially over 300, although he only claimed 109, and was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for ‘Conspicuous gallantry’. In France, he fought with 1 ANZAC and was Mentioned in Dispatches for Gallantry and awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre. A recommendation for the Military Medal was not awarded.
Proserpine received Sing with a civic welcome in 1918; however, he died in Brisbane in 1943 with only five shillings in his pocket.
Born in Brisbane, Caleb Shang lived most of his life in Cairns. He enlisted in the AIF during WWI, demonstrating continuous gallantry throughout his service on the Western Front. During WWII, Shang was active in Cairns' Volunteer Defence Corps and in recruitment drives. During peace time, he worked as a herbalist, a tally clerk, a taxi driver and a bookmaker.
Eddie Liu's life time of involvement in key projects for the state of Queensland and Queensland's Chinese-Australian community has been recognised by State and Commonwealth Governments on numerous occasions. In 1980, Liu was awarded an Order of the British Empire for community service. In 1987, he was appointed Honorary Ambassador for the City of Brisbane. In 2001, Liu was awarded the Order of Australia, and in 2004, he was awarded Metropolitan Local Hero for Queensland in the Australian of the Year Awards. Liu received an honorary doctorate from the University of Queensland in 2007, and was honoured as a Queensland Great in 2010.
William George Lampan was 19 years old when he embarked to Gallipoli. Lampan was killed in action on 8 August 1915, during the failed ANZAC forces attempt to take Hill 971, Hill Q and Chunuk Bair.