Studio group portrait of three soldiers identified from left to right; 5415 Private (Pte) Albert ...

Units
Accession Number P09604.005
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital file TIFF
Maker Unknown
Date made c 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 group portrait of three soldiers identified from left to right; 5415 Private (Pte) Albert Ernest Maynard, 5404 Pte Thomas James Lawler and 5453 Pte Walter Maxwell Scott. Photograph is inscribed bottom with the title 'The Jordan Trenchers'. Of these three men, all of whom embarked with the 1st Battalion 17th Reinforcements on 14 April 1916, only Pte Scott survived the war, returning to Australia on 10 June 1919. Pte Maynard, who was transferred to the 53rd Battalion in July 1916, died of pneumonia on 24 December 1916 at the 1st Casualty Clearing Station, France. Pte Lawler who was also transferred to the 53rd Battalion in July 1916, died of wounds received from a shell blast during action in France on 23 July 1916. Pte Lawler was buried at the Estaires Communal Cemetery, Estaires, France.