Group portrait including J. Rupert Balfe

Accession Number P06424.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made 11 September 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Studio portrait of a group of 11 soldiers, shortly after their enlistment in the AIF and assignment to the 6th Battalion. Identified, left to right, back row: 108 Bugler Harold Sydney William Marshall, returned to Australia 12 June 1916; 1043 Private (Pte) William Henry Grimes, returned to Australia 22 January 1917; 1079 Pte John Bernard Conrad Arminde, killed in action 25 April 1915; 102 Pte (later Company Quartermaster Sergeant) Horace Kirby, killed in action 23 August 1918 (wearing the collar badge of the Yarra Borderers); 50 Corporal (Cpl) James Pike, returned to Australia 31 January 1918; 107 Pte Harold Sydney Marriner, returned to Australia March 1915. Front row: 100 Pte Samuel Keeling (kneeling) killed in action 25 April 1915; 62 Pte Harry Blakeley, killed in action 25 April 1915; Second Lieutenant (later Lieutenant (Lt)) Joseph Rupert Balfe, killed in action 25 April 1915 (wearing the cap badge of the Melbourne University Regiment); 135 Pte William Henry Saunders, returned to Australia 24 September 1918; 51 Pte (later Lt) Harold Abercrombie Fairweather (kneeling), later 38th Battalion, returned to Australia 8 October 1918.