Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
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ID number DAX1362
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Photographer Darge Photographic Company
Date made c 1916

Description

Outdoor group portrait of soldiers of the 3rd Division Signal Company, 4th (Western Australian) Section. Identified back row, left to right: 10836 Driver Harry Dunn, farmer from Perth; 10848 Sapper Ernest Wilfred Nicholls, clerk from Perth;10832 Sapper James Stewart 'Spot' Ashton, linotype operator from Perth; 10855 Sapper George Henry James Underwood, telephone mechanic from Maylands; 10849 Sapper Edward Leslie Reeves, railway clerk from North Fremantle; 10856 Driver John Vassie, contractor from Sandstone; 10834 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) John Brown, warehouseman from Fremantle; 10833 Sapper Norman Beckley, postal assistant from Sandstone; 10842 2nd Corporal Thomas Houlden, telegraphist from Beverley (later awarded MM and bar); 10840 L Cpl Victor Vivian Hallissey, relief officer railways, from Wagin (later awarded MM); 10843 Sapper Herbert Hurley, postal employee from Harvey (later awarded MID); 10844 Sapper Walter Edward James, electrician from Cottesloe (later awarded MM); 10839 Driver Arthur Robert Green, linesman from Pinjarra; 10838 Sapper Victor Robert Ford, salesman from Leederville; 10853 Sapper Arthur Tomlinson, telegraphist from West Northam; 10835 Sapper Sydney Cooper, postal assistant from Midland Junction; 10831 Sapper Edmund Abberton, telegraphist from Bunbury (died of illness 6 November 1918); 10847 Sapper William Robert Nicholas, civil servant from Claremont; 10845 Sapper Herbert George Jarman, civil servant from Fremantle; and 10850 Sapper Arthur Douglas Sinclair, bank officer from Claremont. Front row: 10841 2nd Corporal Ernest Joseph Hocking, clerk from Perth (later awarded MM); 10837 Sergeant (Sgt) Herbert Roy Evans, clerk from Perth; Lieutenant (Lt) Francis John Tuckett, telegraphist from Victoria Park East (later awarded MC then killed in action 14 October 1917); 10851 Sgt Ernest Borland Stanbury, draughtsman from North Fremantle (later promoted to Lt and awarded MBE); 10852 Cpl Eric Oswald Strang, telegraphist from Armadale; and 10846 Sapper Morris Hunter Munday, clerk from North Fremantle.