Brigadier General Henry MacLaurin

Unit Australian Imperial Force
Places
Accession Number ART03356
Collection type Art
Measurement overall: 76.2 x 63.4 cm
Object type Painting
Physical description oil on canvas
Maker Rodway, Florence
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1922
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Colonel (posthumously Brigadier General) Henry Normand MacLaurin, formed and commanded the 1st Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces. On the afternoon of 27 April 1915, only two days after the landing at Gallipoli, MacLaurin, a young barrister from Sydney was killed instantly by a Turkish sniper while directing operations on a feature which bore his name, MacLaurin's Hill. Some weeks after his death an order was issued promoting a number of Australian Imperial Force colonels - including MacLaurin - to the temporary rank of Brigadier-General.