|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne|
|Date made||20 October 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Josiah Barnes collection of First World War negatives and prints
Unidentified soldiers possibly from different units grouped informally prior to boarding HMAT Borda (A30). Identified are, front row: extreme left, behind his kitbag: 12822 Driver (Dvr) Walter James Leslie Dick, AASC, and lying, second from right, 12816 Dvr Arroll Leslie Garnet Smith, AASC. The kitbag on the extreme right foreground belongs to a member of the Field Artillery Brigade (FAB). The soldier at left rear is holding a sign with a kewpie doll attached, saying: 'Daddy died for me, will you fight for me'. There is a large Australian flag at the rear.