Officers of the 17th Battalion

Accession Number A02853
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt: Cairo, Heliopolis
Date made 15 August 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 17th Battalion. Identified, left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) Harry Edmund Shaw; Lt (later Captain) William Henry Sheppard; Lt Stanley Robert Richardson; Lt David Farquar Doull; Lt Edward Hardie McCulloch; Lt (later Captain) Edward Thomas Harnett; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) France Gombert (died of wounds 28 August 1915); Lt (later Captain) Frederick George Barnett (killed in action 2 August 1918); Lt John Reginald Nunn (died of illness 9 April 1917); Lt (later Captain) Leslie Keith Chambers (killed in action 29 July 1916). Middle Row: Lt Raymond Elton Pye (killed in action 17 May 1917); Lt (later Captain) Reginald Vincent Spier; Lt (later Major MC French Croix de Guerre) Harold Woodford Johnson; Lt (later Major) Cecil Rodwell Lucas; Captain (Capt) Smith (Medical Officer); Lt Robert Christian Anderson; Lt (later Major MC) Herbert Leslie Bruce; Lt Charles Antony McBride; Lt Ernest Thomas Mansfield; Capt Frank Leslie Lonsdale (died of wounds 28 September 1915); Lt Errol Wharton Kirke (killed in action 4 August 1916). Front row: Lt Joseph Murphy (later DCM); Capt Harold Mathieson Beiers (later MC, Lieutenant Colonel 19th Battalion); Capt Llewellyn Griffiths; Capt Travers; Major (Maj) Edward Fowell Martin; Colonel (later Brigadier-General DSO CMG) Henry Arthur Goddard (Commanding Officer); Capt Balfour Douglas Brown; Maj George Robert Short; Capt (later Lieutenant-Colonel DSO) Cecil Robert Arthur Pye (killed in action 6 October 1917); Capt John Malbon Maughan (later DSO); Chaplain Frederick Colwell.