Studio portrait of 683 Private (Pte) Roydon Hamilton Rhodes, 8th Machine Gun Company who was a ...

Accession Number P07159.052
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made c 1915
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 683 Private (Pte) Roydon Hamilton Rhodes, 8th Machine Gun Company who was a 24 year old bank clerk from Adelaide, South Australia when he enlisted on 17 November 1915. He embarked for overseas with the 12th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 21 June 1917 aboard HMAT Suevic. Pte Rhodes saw action in France with the 4th Machine Gun Battalion and returned to Australia on 18 September 1919. One of 131 photographs displayed on an honour board showing members of the Adelaide Rowing Club who enlisted for active service in the First World War. The original is held by the Adelaide Rowing Club who kindly loaned the board to the Australian War Memorial for copying.