Portrait of Private Tim W Tovell, Henri 'Digger' Heremene and an unidentified soldier on the deck of transport ship Kaiser-I-Hind en route to Australia. 'Digger' was a French orphan boy who had ...

Collection ID A03679
Collection type Photograph
Title Portrait of Private Tim W Tovell, Henri 'Digger' Heremene and an unidentified soldier on the deck of transport ship Kaiser-I-Hind en route to Australia. 'Digger' was a French orphan boy who had ...
Object type Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made At sea
Date made c May 1919
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Portrait of Private Tim W Tovell, Henri 'Digger' Heremene and an unidentified soldier on the deck of transport ship Kaiser-I-Hind en route to Australia. 'Digger' was a French orphan boy who had been appointed mascot of No 4 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, when it was stationed at Cologne, Germany. The boy had been smuggled into England and then onto this ship. Private Tim W Tovell was an air mechanic with the Squadron, and the boy's self appointed guardian who later adopted him. The transport was carrying Australian service personnel home to Australia. There is evidence of Henri signing his name as Honore, indicating it maybe his real name.

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