|Place||Oceania: Australia, Western Australia, Blackboy Hill|
|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
|Place made||Australia: Western Australia, Blackboy Hill|
|Date made||c November 1914|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Group portrait of some of the first recruits to the Machine Gun Section, 16th Infantry Battalion ...
Group portrait of some of the first recruits to the Machine Gun Section, 16th Infantry Battalion at Blackboy Hill Camp, Western Australia. Identified from left to right: mounted on the draught horse is 366 Private (Pte) Albert McLeod; standing in the back row: 637 Pte William Ronald Leslie Rowley (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 27 April 1915); 315 Pte Henry William (Harry) Murray (who by the end of the war was a Lieutenant Colonel with the awards of Victoria Cross, Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George, Distinguished Service Order and bar, Distinguished Conduct Medal and Croix de Guerre); Cherry; 145 Arthur Ronald Mackintosh Carse; and mounted on the draught horse on the right is 645 Driver Henry (Harry) Burton (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 10 August 1915). Standing in the front row from left to right: 330 Pte Clifford Hatcher; 418 Pte Arthur Beverley Tree; 340 Pte Reginald Sykes; 375 Corporal Peter Grieveson; Second Lieutenant Arthur Edward Carse (later died of wounds on 2 May 1915 in Egypt); 704 Sergeant George Blake Demel (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 2 May 1915); 705 Pte Harold William Burn George (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 27 April 1915); and 1380 Pte James Hart Paton (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 2 May 1915). Sitting in the front from left to right: 617 Pte Patrick O'Brien (with a Vickers Maxim .303 calibre machine gun); 339 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Herbert James Sykes; 352 Pte Henry Thorne; and 170 L Cpl Percy Charles Herbert Black.