|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne|
|Date made||1 August 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
A large group of soldiers, most of whom are wearing either sprays of Wattle or Boronia in their caps, informally grouped on the side of the wharf, beside the troopship HMAT Orsova (A67). Identified front row, left to right: 26080 Gunner (Gnr) Lancelot Frank Wilks, 7th Reinforcements, 6th Field Artillery Brigade, holding a small Australian flag; six unidentified; sitting on kitbag with the number 25806 R H Fulton, AFA, AIF on it, (embarkation role shows 25798 Gnr Reginald Henry Fulton, 18th Reinforcements, 2nd Field Artillery Brigade, of Bendigo, Vic; soldier sitting on a wooden box with the words "Pte A W Pearce, Lte Lucas Muchmore, 4th Field Artillery Brigade Orsova Mutual Store Melbourne" written on it. Lieutenant (Lt) Thomas Ernest Muchmore, a professional soldier sailed on HMAT Orsova as part of 7th Reinforcements, 6th Field Artillery Brigade. The last soldier in the front is unidentified. 25820 Gnr (Acting Bombardier) William Edward Camier, of 7th Reinforcements, 4th Field Artillery Brigade is identified as back row fifth from left (with one chevron on his sleeve). Gnr Fulton died of wounds on 22 September 1918 in France. Lt Muchmore of Woodside, SA, was killed in action on 6 October 1917 in Belgium aged 33.