Outdoor portrait of 564 Private (Pte) Henry Joseph Howarth, 1st Battalion, seated on a camel in ...

Place Africa: Egypt, North Egypt, Mena
Accession Number P10618.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Digital file TIFF
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt: North Egypt, Mena
Date made January 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

Outdoor portrait of 564 Private (Pte) Henry Joseph Howarth, 1st Battalion, seated on a camel in front of the Sphinx and Great Pyramid of Giza. Pte Howarth, a railway engineer from Marrickville, NSW, enlisted on 22 August 1914 and was killed in action at Gallipoli on 19 May 1915. His brother, Alfred (Alf) Howarth enlisted in the same unit three days before Henry. They trained together at Mena Camp in Egypt and sent similar postcards home to their friend Victor Sleep. Sergeant Alfred Howarth survived Gallipoli to be killed at Pozieres, France, on 22-25 July 1916. See P10513.001.