|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Group portrait of soldiers largely from the Singleton, NSW, region and most from the 2nd ...
Group portrait of soldiers largely from the Singleton, NSW, region and most from the 2nd Battalion. Seated, from left: unidentified corporal; 4442 Corporal Archibald Bower, 2nd Battalion, of Singleton NSW; unidentified soldier; 4518 Private Hilton (Dick) Lancaster, 2nd Battalion, of Singleton, NSW. Pte Lancaster was awarded the Military Medal (MM) for "Courage and devotion to duty at Pozieres" on 23 July 1916. He was also awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) on 22 September 1918. Promoted to Company Quartermaster Sergeant, he returned to Australia in May 1919. Standing, from left: unidentified soldier;unidentified man in civilian clothing; 4443 Private Edward Bond, 2nd Battalion, of Cootamundra, NSW, formerly of Essex, England; 4539 Private Henry (Harry) Hartnett, 2nd Battalion, of Gilmore, NSW; 5710 Pte Bertrum Bower, (brother of Corporal Archibald Bower), 2nd Tunnelling Company, of Singleton, NSW; unidentified soldier.