Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel 😇 Faole Bokoi & Alf Carpenter WW2 Digger who turned 100 years old today on ANZAC day. This photo was taken at last years ANZAC day match between Roosters v's St George, since then Faole Bokoi the last of the Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels past way in 2016 RIP. A man believed to be the last of Papua New Guinea's famous Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels of the Kokoda Track campaign has died.
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels — named for their frizzy hair — were the celebrated stretcher-bearers and porters for Australian troops who fought the Japanese in 1942.
KTF chairman Patrick Lindsay said Mr Bokoi was an excellent example of the brave and selfless men who helped Australia hold off the Japanese. "I think Faole might be one of the last if not the last of the Fuzzy Wuzzies, and therefore he's the last living link between that extraordinary piece of Australian and Papua New Guinean history where they were fighting for their freedom," he said.
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Angels became famous after Australian diggers sent home poems and reports of their help along the muddy and treacherous route through the Owen Stanley ranges.
The Papuans carried ammunition and supplies in to Australian troops and wounded men out to field hospitals.
At the going down of the Sun "LEST WE FORGET". #army #anzac #anzacday #australianarmy #australiandiggers #landrover #sydneyroosters #stgeorge #sydney #australia #photo #snapperrazzi 📸©®🇦🇺