Nehchal Singh grandson of Desanda Singh meets historians Len Kenna and Crystal Jordan

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Nehchal Singh met with historians Crystal Jordan and Len Kenna on Sunday the 23 August and asked them for more information on his Great Grandfather, Desanda Singh, 3rd Light Horse Regiment 1st Australian Imperial Force (AIF) World War One. Nehchal had come across a photo and information of his Great Grandfather posted on their website: last Anzac Day.

The information that was passed on to Nehchal was that Desanda arrived in Australia about 1899 and was a hawker on the Paddle Steamer, “City of Oxford” with his distant relative Rhoda Singh. Desanda later graduated to hawking with a horse and wagon in the Denial Bay area of Western South Australia, where he lived on a farm.

In the next few weeks Len and Crystal will write up the findings of their research to date and then do a more indepth study of Desanda’s life in Australia.

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