|Black & white - Print silver gelatin
|Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 3591 Private Leonard Henry Cornell, 50th Battalion who was a 29 year old ...
Studio portrait of 3591 Private Leonard Henry Cornell, 50th Battalion who was a 29 year old merchant from Adelaide when he enlisted on 19 February 1916. He embarked for overseas with the 10th Reinforcements from Melbourne on 4 August 1917 aboard HMAT Themistocles. After joining the 50th Battalion on the Western Front in March 1918, he was wounded in action near Villers Bretonneux, France on 25 April 1918 and evacuated to England. He returned to France and was appointed a Second Lieutenant on 3 March 1919 before arriving back in Australia on 6 August 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.