Photographs, 2861 Private Alexander McDonald, 41 Battalion

Accession Number AWM2016.120.10
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Larkhill
Date made c May 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of members [possibly of the 6th] or 7th Reinforcements, 41st Battalion. The names of several soldiers have been recorded on the photograph in black ink, some are also inscribed with a ‘K’, denoting later killed. Inscribed on reverse in black ink is a message to Pte McDonald’s mother, dated 8 May 1917 from Larkhill. Identified, left to right, back row: Forsythe (?in doorway, possibly 3079 Sydney James Forsyth); unidentified; Booth (believed to be 3023 James Robertson Booth); Forsyth; Crawford (on steps, believed to be 3042 Arthur John Crawford or 3050 Maurice Evelyn Crawford or 3054 Edwin George Crawford); Sharp (believed to be 3192 William George Sharp; Baldie [sic] K (3034 James Raymond Baldey (killed in action 13 December 1917); unidentified; Sullivan (believed to be 3138 John Roger Sullivan). Front row: Hunter (possibly 2923 Hugh Hunter, 6th Reinforcements); Unidentified (seated on step); Aboriginal serviceman Blackman (3173 Private Alfred John Blackman, who died of wounds on 8 October 1917); Unidentified (later killed); Christensen (3058 Christian Carl Christensen).

From the collection related to the service of 2861 Private Alexander McDonald, 41st Battalion.