Studio portrait of three soldiers from 22nd Battalion. Identified from left: 5117 Lance Corporal ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P07956.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England, Leicestershire, Rollestone
Date made October 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 three soldiers from 22nd Battalion. Identified from left: 5117 Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) William John Alfred (Willie) Layburn, 22nd Battalion, of Dunedin, New Zealand. Working in Victoria as a wool buyer when war was declared, William Layburn enlisted with the AIF on 1 December 1915 and as a member of the 13th Reinforcements he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ayrshire (A33) on 3 July 1916. He served on the Western front in France and Belgium and was awarded the Military Medal in 1918. He was killed in action on 28 August 1918, aged 30 years; 5061 L/Cpl Hector Alexander Morrison, of Colac, Vic. Formerly a contractor, Hector Morrison enlisted on 5 November 1915 and as a member of the 13th Reinforcements, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ayrshire (A33) on 3 July 1916. He served on the Western Front in France and Belgium, where he was killed in action on 16 September 1917; L/Cpl Howell, who was wounded at Pozieres in 1916.