Miller Mack, one of 1st Indigenous Australians to serve in WWI Indigenous Australians not allowed to sign up (they were not legally allowed to wear Australian military uniform until 1949, when they officially became citizens). Many managed to circumvent restrictions - claimed Maori or Indian ancestry in order to do so. As many as 1,000 served in the war. At least 11 Aboriginal men were killed at Gallipoli 21 survived the campaign.
John Sells (1915 - 2007) was a Navajo Code Talker during WWII. Nearly 60 years passed between the time John Sells, of Shiprock, served as a Navajo Code Talker and the day he told his family he was one of the select group.