Air Commodore Charles Kingsford-Smith

Place Africa: Egypt
Accession Number ART11776
Collection type Art
Measurement Overall: 17.5 x 17.5 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description pen and ink heightened with white on paper
Maker Barker, David Crothers
Date made 1931
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Portrait of Air Commodore Charles Kingsford-Smith, MC., A.F.C. (RAAF and NZPAF), 19th Battalion, wearing flying headgear. At the age of 18 Charles Kingsford-Smith enlisted as a private in the A.I.F., and was posted with the 19th Battalion at Liverpool Camp. It was as a Sapper in the 4th Light Horse Signals Troop, when he went overseas in 1915. Transferred to the 2nd Divisional Signal Company unit and served on Gallipoli until the evacuation, mostly as a "runner".