Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant George Albert Eddy, of Castlemaine, Vic. He served as a Major ...

Accession Number P04321.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin
Maker Talma Studios [Melbourne]
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 1899
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant George Albert Eddy, of Castlemaine, Vic. He served as a Major and Second in Command of the 1st Victorian Mounted Rifles during the Boer War. As a Major, Eddy was killed in action on 12 February 1900, whilst bringing his men forward to cover the retreat of the 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment at Rensburg. He was killed in the same action as Lieutenant James Roberts and Corporal Alex Ross.