Informal portrait of 6557 Gunner (Gnr) William Brake, 4th Field Artillery Brigade (FAB). A ...

Units
Accession Number P10221.008
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Digital file TIFF
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made November 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal portrait of 6557 Gunner (Gnr) William Brake, 4th Field Artillery Brigade (FAB). A station overseer from Hamilton, Victoria prior to enlistment, Gnr Brake embarked with the 11th Battery from Melbourne on HMAT Wiltshire on 18 November 1915. Later transferring to No. 69 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (AFC) with the rank of 2nd Air Mechanic, he returned to Australia on 6 May 1919. His brothers Lieutenant (Lt) James Brake, AFC and Lt John Brake, 8th FAB also served overseas.