Photographs relating to Alfred Rose Payten, 1916-1919

Place Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London
Accession Number AWM2016.30.65
Collection number 3DRL/6176
Collection type Digitised Collection
Record type File
Item count 23
Object type Photograph, Postcard
Physical description 30 Image/s captured
Maker Unknown
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made At sea, France, United Kingdom
Date made 1916-1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

Photographs relating to the First World War service of 1462 Private Alfred Rose Payten, 34th Battalion. These photographs and photographic postcards, collected (and some of which likely taken) by Payten, depict various scenes. As a bandsman himself, many of the photographs depict military bandsmen, including one group from the 60th Battalion band. Other photographs depict portrait shots of soldiers in uniform, a rugby football team, soldiers aboard and disembarking from transports, a military funeral in France, and the 34th Battalion on parade. Also included are photographs of what appears to be the Anzac Day parade held in London in 1919 that ran along the Strand, the viewpoint being from Australia House looking towards the Gladstone Memorial. Payten was a photographer before the war and attended the Polytechnic School of Photography in London on educational leave from March to June 1919, therefore many of the photographs could in fact have been taken by him. Photographs of soldiers on the decks of a troopship have possibly been taken on the return voyage home to Australia. One particular individual appears in several photographs, including a portrait shot, and this is likely to be Payten. This file contains:
Photographic postcard of B Coy, 2/5th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, taken at Somerleyton Park, August 1916;
Photograph of 34th Battalion on parade in France, 12 January 1918 [see E01462];
Photograph of Australian soldiers marching down the Strand in London, [1919];
Photograph of military brass band marching down the Strand in London, [1919];
Photograph of soldiers in Highland dress marching down the Strand in London, [1919];
Photograph of soldiers disembarking from troopship HMAT Hororata into lighters, n.d.;
Photograph of soldiers disembarking from troopship HMAT Hororata into lighters, n.d. [duplicate];
Photograph of a group of military bandsmen, n.d.;
Photograph of a hospital ship, n.d.;
Photograph of bandsmen practicing in their accommodation hut, n.d.;
Photograph of soldiers gathering on the deck of a transport ship, n.d.;
Photograph of two men playing chess aboard a transport ship, n.d.;
Photograph of man posing aboard transport ship, n.d.;
Photographic postcard [presumably of Payten], n.d.;
Photographic postcard of bandsmen outside accommodation huts [presumably Payten is second from right in back row], n.d.;
Photographic postcard of four veterans wearing pins and sprigs of rosemary, n.d.;
Photographic postcard of soldiers in France carrying casket in funeral procession, n.d.;
Photographic postcard of soldiers burial service in France, n.d.;
Photographic postcard of bandsmen posing for official photograph [annotation reads "Bonne Chance"], n.d.;
Photographic postcard of soldiers, nurses and bandsmen lined up along a road [presumably for a funeral procession in France], n.d.;
Photographic postcard of four 60th Battalion bandsmen, [annotation identifies them as "Yours truly", 2948 Ernest George Poignand, 2898 Thomas William Gadd and 2457 William Raymer], n.d.;
Photographic postcard of rugby football team with toy kangaroo mascot [Payten presumably seated front left], n.d.;
Photographic postcard of official portrait of two soldiers, n.d.