Group portrait No.2 Working Squad, No.1 Platoon at Royal Military College Duntroon. Identified ...

Accession Number AWM2016.772.1
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Osborn, Frederick A.
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Duntroon
Date made May 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait No.2 Working Squad, No.1 Platoon at Royal Military College Duntroon. Identified front row, far right 3893 Lieutenant (Lt) Hannibal Gustav Tommerup. Board is signed by individuals in the image but their exact position is unknown. Names in brackets have been expanded from their signature.

Tommerup enlisted in the AIF on the 17th March 1916 (11th Depot Battalion). He was discharged on 13th November 1916 due to defective vision. He returned to Australia where he became a teacher and lecturer.

This is a Sergeant’s course but most people have signed themselves ‘Lieutenant’ after being promoted. Believed to be in this image but position unknown are:
Signatures clockwise from top left are that of W.S. Wilkie (William Stevenson Wilkie, 47th Battalion); E.M. Nolan Lt (Edward Michael Nolan, 25th Battalion, later Captain); R.H.B. Campbell Lt (Richard Henry Blunden Campbell, 25th Battalion, killed in action); Fred A. Devenport Sgt (Frederick Arthur Devenport, 25th Battalion); Herb J Pattison (Herbert John Pattison, 42nd Battalion, wounded in action and later diagnosed with shell shock and returned to Australia for recuperation 21/4/1918); H. G. Tommerup Lt (Hannibal Gustav Tommerup, initially sent as a Sergeant to Corporal Training School and then was discharged in November 1916); N A Watt (Norman Alexander Watt, 41st Battalion, died of wounds received in action); Captain [illegible]; E Fristrom (Oscar August Edward Fristrom, 26th Battalion, killed in action); E. J. Goodson (Edward John Goodson, 9th Battalion and then joins Australian Flying Corps and trains as a pilot. He was posted to No. 4 Squadron and reported missing and discovered to be Prisoner of War of Germans) and C Loriard (Cyril Harrington Grier Loriard, 42nd Battalion, awarded Military Cross 1917).