Group portrait of the 3rd Brigade band known as the 'All Australia Band'. Comprised of members of ...

Unit Bands
Place Europe: United Kingdom, England
Accession Number H01873
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Greystone Bird
Place made United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire
Date made June 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of the 3rd Brigade band known as the 'All Australia Band'. Comprised of members of the 9th and 10th Battalions, it was named the All Australia Band by the former commanding officer of the 10th Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Maurice Wilder-Neligan, CMG, DSO and bar DCM (centre front). The band received several engagements, particularly through its role with the Victory Loan promotion. They played at Bath, Tisbery (?) and five days in London. The band returned on HMAT Takada and was disbanded immediately prior to entering Fremantle harbour. Identified left to right: back row: unidentified; S G Roberts; unidentified; W J Newman; W McLaren; C E Sullivan; C T Mills; N Whaites; Sergeant E Serong; A Lethbridge; J F Perrott. Second row: unidentified; A J Fox; G R Dart; R Fretwell; L F Dart; unidentified; unidentified; G Green; unidentified; F Ryder; unidentified; J E McCorkell. Front row: C C Hogg; A Burr; L Hogg; E B Henry; Drum Major J Bentley; Warrant Officer II (WO) Stan O Walters, bandmaster (formerly bandmaster 10th Battalion band); Lt Col Wilder-Neligan; Lieutenant (Lt) Bertram George Stanley Mason MM and two bars; unidentified; Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) G C Davis; G E Hamilton; E G Harris; A W Prior. Reclining on the ground are F Harrison and unidentified. Names are taken from a signed copy of this photograph loaned to the Memorial. Same image held at A03714.