|Object type||Colour - Toned black & white print|
|Date made||19 August 1916 - 1 January 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) William Leo Trenerry, 19th Battalion. A bank clerk ...
Studio portrait of Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) William Leo Trenerry, 19th Battalion. A bank clerk from Manilla, NSW prior to enlistment 2nd Lt Trenerry embarked with the rank of Private along with his brother 421 Private Harrie Martyn Trenerry with A Company from Melbourne on HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915. After being accidently wounded at Gallipoli, he went on to serve on the Western Front where he was promoted to Corporal and then to Second Lieutenant. Following his promotion to Lieutenant he was awarded the Military Cross "For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and determination in the handling of his machine guns under heavy fire, and repelled several enemy attacks." Subsequently promoted to Captain, he toured South Africa with the AIF cricket team following the Armistice, and returned to Australia on 23 September 1919. Pte Harrie Trenerry was killed in action at Pozieres on 26 July 1916. Another brother, Lieutenant Leslie Trenerry MC also served with the first AIF and returned to Australia on 16 March 1919.