Studio portrait of 6295 Private (Pte) Philip Gidley Leslie King, 20th Reinforcements, 14th ...

Accession Number P04468.007
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 6295 Private (Pte) Philip Gidley Leslie King, 20th Reinforcements, 14th Battalion, of Cobden, Vic. A farmer prior to enlisting on 17 December 1915, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Port Sydney on 7 September 1916. Pte King was killed in action on 5 February 1917, in France, aged 34 years. He was a descendant of Phillip Gidley King, Third Governor of NSW, one of over 50 whom served in the First World War.