Group portrait of members of 2nd Section, 4th Australian Machine Gun Company, at Fruges in ...

Place Europe: France
Accession Number P01820.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made 13 September 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 of 2nd Section, 4th Australian Machine Gun Company, at Fruges in France. Left to right: back row: 378 Private (Pte) Charles Henry Sims, Northcote, VIC; 2107 Pte Lewis Victor Atkins, TAS; 2785 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) (later Lieutenant) Herbert Lee Andrews DCM MM, Coburg, VIC; 3060 Sergeant (Sgt) Thomas Robinson Lydster MM, Northcote, VIC; 3150 L Cpl Bert James Jamieson MM, Footscray, VIC; 650 Pte Ernest Alfred Hollywood, SA; 2343 Corporal (Cpl) Reginald Charles Burridge, Geelong, VIC, killed in action 24 September 1917. Middle row: 3702 Cpl William Edward Wright, Cambridge, TAS, killed in action 17 October 1917; 1381 Driver Leonard Henry King, Kerang, VIC; 291 Pte Horace Edward Nutley, WA; Lieutenant (Lt) Edgar Boyd Clouston, Sydney, NSW, died of wounds 26 September 1917; 557 Pte Albert Stanley McConachy, Winchelsea, VIC, killed in action 26 September 1917; 408 Pte J. Collins, Doncaster, VIC; 552 Pte (later L Cpl) Victor George Hawkins, South Yarra, VIC, died 18 August 1918; 478 Pte Walter Richardson, TAS; 2359 L Cpl William Stanley Caulfield MM, Mentone, VIC; Lt Albert William Baird Fawcett, Footscray, VIC; 463 Pte Thomas Colling, Eaglehawk, VIC; 556 Pte Cleve Goulding Milne, Essendon, VIC, killed in action 17 October 1917. Front row: 1558 L Cpl Percy Walter Henville, WA; 560 Pte William Stanley Ormandy, VIC, killed in action 26 September 1917; 5451 L Cpl Nicholas Rodakis, Warrnambool, VIC; 1804 Pte Alan Barry Cotter, South Yarra, VIC; 261 Pte John Gray Anderson, Scotland; 5392 L Cpl William Albert Hope MM, Warrnambool, VIC; 3159 Sgt Hugh Poland Hamill, Scotland; 412 L Cpl H Adler, Lalbert, VIC. Before the end of the month, Burridge, Clouston, McConachy and Ormandy had all been killed and Lydster had won a bar to his MM. Milne was killed the following month. (Original print held in AWM Archive Store)