Baghdad. April 1918. Group portrait of Officers of the 5th Party of the Dunsterforce. The main ...

Unit 13th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number A01577
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker P Victor & Co
Place made Iraq: Baghdad
Date made April 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Baghdad. April 1918. Group portrait of Officers of the 5th Party of the Dunsterforce. The main purpose of Dunsterforce was to reorganise resistance in Mesopotamia and Persia to German penetration of Asia during the period 1918 to 1919. The expedition was led by Major General L. C. Dunsterville, British Officer of the Indian Regular Army, which included forty members of the AIF. Shown, front row, left to right: Unidentified, Imperial Force (1); Captain (Capt) Williams, Imperial Forces (2); Capt G. S. Hopkins, The Royal Canadian Regiment (3); Capt Gurland, Ex Russian Imperial Force (4); Capt Baron Nordikin, Ex Russian Imperial Force (5); Capt Bray, Ex Russian Imperial Force (6); Unidentified, Ex Russian Imperial Force (7); Capt Petrie, Canadian Forces (8); Capt Murray, Canadian Forces (9); Unidentified, Imperial Force (10); Capt Kendall, Imperial Force (11); Capt Driver, Imperial Force (12); Capt Preston, Imperial Force (13); Unidentified, Imperial Force (14); Unidentified, Imperial Force (15); Capt P. Thorburn, South African Force (SAF) (16); Capt O'Brien, Australian Light Horse (Camel Corps) (17); Capt Morphy, Imperial Force (18); Capt Gibbs, Herts Yeomanry (Gibbs Bright & Co) (19); Unidentified, Imperial Force (20); Major (Maj) Wakefield, SAF (21); Capt O. Turner MC, 25th Battalion (22); Capt R. J. Stewart MC, 34th Battalion (23); Capt Roddy, SAF (24); Capt Charles McLelland Bathgate, New Zealand Expeditionary Force (NZEF) (25); Capt Spencer Gray Scoular, NZ Force (26); Unidentified, Russian Force (27); Capt Van Rynveldt, SAF (28); Maj Fred Starnes DSO, NZ Force (29); Maj Hunt, SAF (30); Unidentified Colonel (Col), Ex Russian Imperial Force (31); Col Duncan, British Force, CO 5th Party (32); Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) J. D. Warden DSO, Canadian Force (33); Maj H. B. Suttor, 7th Australian Light Horse, (34); Capt Edwin Wells, NZEF (35); Capt Newcombe, Canadian Force (36); Maj Vandenberg, Canadian Force (37); Unidentified, Imperial Force (38); Capt Campbell MC, ?Royal Field Artillery (39); Capt C. G. K. Judge MC, 4th Battalion (40); Capt Robert Kenneth Nicol, NZEF (Killed near Bijan) (41); Capt Robinson, British Officer (1st Adjutant) (42); Capt Chambers, CEF (43); Capt Arthur Cyril Purves Hay, NZEF (44); Capt Hooper MC, King Island, Tas, of 15th Brigade (45); Unidentified, Imperial Forces (46); Capt F. E. Williams, 8th Brigade (47); Capt E. G. Scott-?Ollsen (Olsen) MC, 55th Battalion, 14th Brigade (48); Capt J. Sorrell MM, 45th Battalion (49); Capt Seddon MC, NZ Forces (50); Capt Seaward, NZ Forces (51); Capt C. L. McVilly MC, 40th Battalion (52); Unidentified, Imperial Forces (53); Capt Stepanov, Ex Russian Imperial Force (54); Unidentified, Imperial Force (55); Capt E. N. Seary, 50th Battalion, 4th Division (56); Capt Pay, SAF (57); Capt William Francis McIvor, ?58th Battalion (59th Battalion) (58); Capt McDonald, CEF (59); Capt S. G. Savige DSO MC, 24th Battalion (60); Capt L. Crawley-Boevey, Yorkshire Regiment, Imperial Force (61); Capt Murray, Imperial Force (62); Unidentified, Imperial Force (63); Unidentified, Imperial Force (64); Capt G. Watkins, RFA (Imp) (65); Capt Carpenter, RFA (Imp) (66); Unidentified, RFA (Imp) (67); Capt Knight, SAF (68); Capt Fisher, CEF (69); Capt McCullough, 3rd Dragon Guards (70); Capt S. S. Bond MC, Salonika Force (Imp) (71); Capt R. L. Kay MC, 12 Cheshires, Imperial Force (72); Capt Townsend, Imperial Force (73); Unidentified, Russian Force (74); Capt Gilmour, CEF (75); Unidentified, Russian Force (76); Capt Burbridge, CEF (77); Unidentified, Russian Force (78); Capt Thomas Wyrille Leonard Rutherford MC, NZ Forces (79); Capt Lewis, CEF (80); Maj William Francis Tracy, NZEF (81); Unidentified, Russian Force (82); Capt E. C. B. Cameron of Qld and 13th Machine Gun Company, 4th Division (83); Capt T. Hodgson MC MM, CEF (84); Unidentified, Imperial Forces (85); Capt Francis William Lord MC MM of Vic, and 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, 1st Division (86); Capt R. Withers DCM of NSW and 13th Battalion (87); Capt A. Hitchcock DCM of Vic and 6th Machine Gun Company (88); Unidentified, Imperial Force (89); Capt Geoffrey Ernest Fitzhardinge Kingscote, NZEF (90); Capt Montague Smith, RHA (91); Capt E. W. Latchford MC of Vic and 38th Battalion (92); Capt P. Lay MC DCM MM Belgian Croix de Guerre of Vic and 8th Battalion (93). (Donor Captain C. McVilly MC). See A01577KLEFT and A01577KRIGHT for position of those named in this caption.