Informal portrait of two soldiers of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment sitting in the entrance to a tent, both writing in notebooks; personal items and photographs are on the walls. A ...

Accession Number P04604.016
Collection type Photograph
Title Informal portrait of two soldiers of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment sitting in the entrance to a tent, both writing in notebooks; personal items and photographs are on the walls. A ...
Object types Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Date made c1917
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Informal portrait of two soldiers of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment sitting in the entrance to a tent, both writing in notebooks; personal items and photographs are on the walls. A bandolier, tunic and a bundle of rolled papers hang from a rail. Identified, seated in the right, is 133 Sergeant Paul Williams, 5th Light Horse Regiment. A farmer of Halfway Creek, near Grafton, NSW, he enlisted at the age of 24 on 19 September 1914 and sailed with B Squadron aboard HMAT Persic on 21 December 1914. He was mentioned in despatches for consistently showing courage and determination and for being an excellent leader. He returned to Australia with the rank of lieutenant on 28 June 1919.

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