Group portrait of the 9th Infantry Battalion, AIF. Identified, left to right, back row: 516 ...

Accession Number P04233.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made July 1917
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 the 9th Infantry Battalion, AIF. Identified, left to right, back row: 516 Sergeant (Sgt) Frank Bonsell Holloway; 2785 Sgt Arthur Samuel Morrison; 1329 Sgt Frederick Joseph Clacy; 571 Sgt Isaiah Wantling; Company Quartermaster-Sergeant (CQMS) J Maddocks; 2473 Sgt William Vincent Campbell; 70 Sgt Harold Reginald Hansen (Hanson); 1538 Sgt John Gomar Evans, MM; 2854 Sgt William Albert McIntyre; 2871 Sgt Harold Preston; and 914 Sgt George Walker. Third row: 2178 Sgt James Michael McDonald; 4131 Sgt Edward Leo Alcock; 271 Sgt James Brodie; 885 Sgt Frank Herbert Scott; 315 Sgt Eli Coles; 179 Sgt George Reid Gray; 256 Sgt William Alfred Latham; 2489 Sgt Harold Godfrey Puttick; 3903 Sgt Martin Victor Rolfe; 2759 Sgt William Wood Malin, MM; and 664 Sgt John Thomas Bentley, MM (later awarded DCM). Second row: 1922 Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (RQMS) Harold Joyce Bull (later awarded DCM and killed in action in France on 25 August 1918 aged 23 years); 126 Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) John Frederick Kelsall; Lieutenant Thomas Arthur Levermore Goward, Assistant Adjutant B Company (Coy); Major (Maj) Claude Francis St Paul Ross, MC, Second in Command B Coy; Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Leslie Miltiades Mullen, DSO, Commanding Officer of 9th Battalion (later awarded Belgian Croix de Guerre. Lt Col served in the Boer War, the First World War and the Second World War, dying of illness on 18 March 1943); Captain Frank Page, MM, MC, Adjutant of B Coy, (later killed in action in France on 29 October 1917 aged 27 years); Maj J M Dougall, Officer in Charge of B Coy; 1701 Company Sergeant Major (CSM) Henry Todd (later awarded DCM and then died of wounds in France on 11 August 1918 aged 23 years); 617 CSM Oswald Williams; 1321 CSM Stephen Brand, MM; 2857 CQMS Thomas Joseph Sheedy. Front row: 530 Sgt George Horace Robey, DCM; 6458 Sgt James William Quince (later killed in action in France on 20 September 1917 aged 22 years); 1153 Sgt Edward Alexander Keid (later died of wounds received in Belgium on 2 November 1917 aged 28 years. His three younger brothers had all been killed in action before Sgt Keid); 2823 Sgt Clarence Alfred Parrett; 3108A Sgt Bertie Hopper; 1918 Sgt William Barcroft; 657 Sgt George Anderson Bartlett, MM with the Battalion’s mascot dog sitting with him; 1169 Sgt Donald Robert Ewan McMaster; 1178 Sgt Stanley Gordon Shave later killed in action in Belgium on 9 October 1917 aged 32 years).