Melbourne, VIC, c. 1914. Formal studio portrait in military uniform of Lieutenant (Lt) Harold Alexander Letch. Originally a member of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Lt Letch won an MC for ...

Accession Number P01872.002
Collection type Photograph
Title Melbourne, VIC, c. 1914. Formal studio portrait in military uniform of Lieutenant (Lt) Harold Alexander Letch. Originally a member of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Lt Letch won an MC for ...
Object types Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Talma Studios [Melbourne]
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Melbourne, VIC, c. 1914. Formal studio portrait in military uniform of Lieutenant (Lt) Harold Alexander Letch. Originally a member of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Lt Letch won an MC for conspicuous gallantry at the Battle of Gaza on 1917-04-19. He subsequently served with No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), and was killed in action in an air battle over Palestine on 1918-08-22 when his Bristol fighter was hit by an incendiary bullet. The RFC wings and the badges of rank as a lieutenant have been hand painted onto the original portrait.

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