|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Group portrait of the 1st Battalion Signallers prior to embarkation. Fourth from left, back row, ...
Group portrait of the 1st Battalion Signallers prior to embarkation. Fourth from left, back row, is 218 L Cpl Frederick Leslie O'Brien. A telephone mechanic from Cudal, New South Wales, prior to enlisting on 17 August 1914, L Cpl O'Brien transferred from B Company of the 1st Battalion to Signals. He embarked for overseas service aboard HMAT Afric (A19) on 18 October 1914. Cpl O'Brien was killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915, aged 21 years.