Friends and relatives farewell troops leaving Port Melbourne aboard HMAT Shropshire and HMAT ...

Accession Number P11677.004
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Lyall, Hilda
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne
Date made 20 October 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Friends and relatives farewell troops leaving Port Melbourne aboard HMAT Shropshire and HMAT Wiltshire. Aboard the Shropshire is 1277 Gunner (Gnr) Brian Lyall who embarked with the 2nd Field Artillery Brigade. 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.