Studio portrait of Frances Boyd at the age of 17. A native of Ireland, Boyd was working as a ...

Accession Number P08414.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Ireland
Date made c 1913
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 Frances Boyd at the age of 17. A native of Ireland, Boyd was working as a Voluntary Aid Detachment at the 3rd London General Hospital at Wandsworth when she met Lieutenant Leslie Craig, 10th Light Horse Regiment. Craig was serving with his unit at Gallipoli when he sustained gunshot wounds to his left leg and right arm on 7 August. The injuries to his arm healed, but his left leg had to be amputated, and after further treatment was sent to England, being admitted to the hospital where Eileen Boyd was working in June 1916.
The two were married in Boyd's hometown of Lifford, County Donegal on 17 September 1917, and they left England for Australia the following month. The couple made their home at Dardanup, Western Australia, and raised four children.

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