|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Informal portrait of two soldiers at Broadmeadows Camp. On the left is probably 1277 Gunner (Gnr) ...
Informal portrait of two soldiers at Broadmeadows Camp. On the left is probably 1277 Gunner (Gnr) Brian Lyall. 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.