Collection relating to the service of 181 Private Timothy William McCristal, 1st Light Horse

Accession Number AWM2016.657.1.7
Collection type Photograph
Object type Print
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1925
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Portrait of 181 Private (Pte) Timothy William McCristal, 1st Light Horse, Gallipoli. Caption on reverse of photograph written by Pte McCristal reads: "At Peace with the world, snapped with the same camera in my mothers back yard in 1925. Yours truly T. W. McCristal". One of a group of seven photographs sent to Pte McCristal's friend 8/508 William Woods, New Zealand Expeditionary Force, in the mid-late 1920's. Pte McCristal and Woods were likely to have met while in hospital at Gallipoli recovering from wounds. Pte McCristal was repatriated after he was wounded and became a colourful and controversial figure in the mid-twentieth century NSW labour movement.