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Joyce Summers

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Joyce Summers

A photo of Joyce SummersJoyce Summers discusses the service of her father Charlie Morgan in World War 1 in France.

Charlie joined the Australian Army as an auxiliary, serving six months before being discharged. He then joined the regular Army, serving in France without the knowledge of the Queensland Aboriginal Protection Board, but when the Board found out, they demanded part of his allotment.

While in France, Charlie’s mother died, and he was later wounded. Charlie returned home, but left Queensland largely to escape the Board.

Joyce did not have a close relationship with her father, but investigated his service for her grandchildren, who march on Anzac Day.

Watch Joyce’s interview at the Tweed Heads Yarn Up.

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