|Measurement||Overall: 76.2 x 63.4 cm|
|Physical description||oil on canvas|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Brigadier General Henry MacLaurin
Colonel (posthumously Brigadier General) Henry Normand MacLaurin, formed and commanded the 1st Infantry Brigade, Australian Imperial Forces. On the afternoon of 27 April 1915, only two days after the landing at Gallipoli, MacLaurin, a young barrister from Sydney was killed instantly by a Turkish sniper while directing operations on a feature which bore his name, MacLaurin's Hill. Some weeks after his death an order was issued promoting a number of Australian Imperial Force colonels - including MacLaurin - to the temporary rank of Brigadier-General.