Private Davy Singh An Anzac and a Kurrajong. 33rd Battalion WWI.
Authors: Len Kenna and Crystal Jordan
Published by: Australian Indian Historical Society Inc.
During World War One a number of Indians living in Australia enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force (A.I.F.). One of those Indians was Davy Singh, a Hindu. This book is his biography. The first biography of a Hindu Anzac. Davy arrived in Victoria, Australia as a self-funded migrant in 1900. He married an Australian woman, raised a family and was interested and active in the community. On the 12 January 1916 Davy enlisted in the 33rd Battalion of the A.I.F. at Inverell, New South Wales. A total of 114 men enlisted in the 33rd Battalion at Inverell that day and they became known as “The Kurrajongs” after the evergreen tree that grows in the district.