Group portrait of officers of the 31st Battalion, on board A62 HMAT Wandilla enroute to Egypt. ...

Accession Number A03377
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made At sea
Date made November 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of officers of the 31st Battalion, on board A62 HMAT Wandilla enroute to Egypt. Identified left to right, back row: Captain (Capt) Adam McAllister from Tenterfield, NSW (died of wounds in Palestine 7 May 1917); Lieutenant (Lt) Eustace Murphy from Albion, Queensland; Capt Staley Kingston Fisher from Oakey, Queensland; Mr Arthur, YMCA; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Harold Eric McLellan from Clayfield, Queensland; Lt Gregor Gordon Robertson from Bradshaw Creek, Victoria (killed in action in France 20 July 1916); 2nd Lt Vivian Dalzell Bernard from Mackay, Queensland; Chaplain Capt Donald Stanley Brumwell from Boonah, Queensland; 2nd Lt Benson Charles Lewis from Ivanhoe, Victoria; 2nd Lt Henry Goldsmith from Princes Hill, Victoria (later awarded MC); 2nd Lt Frederick Drayton from Elsternwick, Victoria; Lt Frank Robertson Carney from St Kilda, Victoria; Lt William MacPherson from Albert Park, Victoria; 2nd Lt Vaux Liddiard Morisset from Brisbane, Queensland (later awarded US DSC); and 2nd Lt Douglas Pickney Walker from Kerang, Victoria. Second row: Capt Richard Blundell-Piers from Brisbane; Major (Maj) Rupert Reginald Hockley from Maryborough, Queensland; Capt Lewis Joseph Kimber from Toowoomba, Queensland; Maj John Walter Browne AAMC from Adelaide, South Australia; Maj Percy Augustus Moreton Eckersley from Clayfield, Queensland, 2nd in Command; Lt Colonel Frederick William Toll VD Commanding Officer (CO) from Cairns Queensland; Capt Eustace Russell (AAMC) MO from Stanthorpe, Queensland; Maj Charles Edward Clements from Coburg, Victoria (died of wounds in France 22 July 1916); and Capt Charles Mills from Hampton, Victoria (later awarded OBE). Front row: 2nd Lt George Alfred Still from Brisbane (later awarded MC); 2nd Lt Reginald Keith Hibbs from Caulfield, Victoria (killed in action in Belgium 26 September 1917); 2nd Lt Percy Charles Eckersley from Clayfield, Queensland; Lt James Henry Crombie from Omeville, Victoria; 2nd Lt Alexander Donald Ellis from Canterbury, Victoria (later awarded MC); 2nd Lt Ernest William Spreadborough from Warwick, Queensland (killed in action in France 19 July 1916); 2nd Lt James Rhys Stuart McLeod from Kew, Victoria; and Lt Percy Edward Cooper from Geelong, Victoria.