Benjamin “Ben” Moy Ling served from 1917 to 1919, first with the 60th Battalion and later the 4th Divisional Signals Company. His earlier attempts at enlisting were met with rejection, something many soldiers of Chinese descent had to overcome before he was accepted in 1917.  

After the war, Benjamin helped found the Young Chinese League, a community organisation designed to provide social engagement for young Australians of Chinese descent, and went on to be a Vice-President of the league. He was also known for his singing at church, charity, and collegiate events, even being featured on Victorian radio.

Studio portrait of Benjamin Moy Ling. Courtesy of Christopher Shai-Hee and Serena Cheung.