|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows|
|Date made||6 September 1914|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Family and friends of 1277 Gunner (Gnr) Brian Lyall at Broadmeadows camp prior to his ...
Family and friends of 1277 Gunner (Gnr) Brian Lyall at Broadmeadows camp prior to his embarkation. Standing, left to right: unidentified man; unidentified soldier; Mary (Min) Humphill (aunt) and an unidentified woman. Seated: Gnr Lyall; Miss Margaret Meek (friend); Annabella (Nan) Lyall (sister); Margaret "Dottie" Lyall (mother); Miss E Kelly (family friend) and Kath Lyall (sister). A ploughman prior to enlistement, Gnr Lyall embarked with the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade from Melbourne aboard HMAT Shropshire (A9) on 20 October 1914. While serving with the 6th Australian Field Artillery Battery, he died of wounds at Gallipoli on 1 December 1915. This image is from a collection of pre-embarkation photographs taken by Hilda Lyall (nee Maxwell), the wife of Brian's brother William.