Baghdad. April 1918. Group portrait of Non-commissioned Officers of the 5th Party of the ...

Accession Number A01578
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker P Victor & Co
Place made Iraq: Baghdad
Date made April 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Baghdad. April 1918. Group portrait of Non-commissioned Officers of the 5th Party of the Dunsterforce. The main purpose of Dunsterforce was to reorganise resistance in Mesopotamia and Persia to German penetration of Asia during the period 1918 to 1919. The expedition was led by Major General L. C. Dunsterville, British Officer of the Indian Regular Army, which included forty members of the AIF. Shown: unidentified, Canadian Forces, front row, fourth from left (4); 2146 Sergeant (Sgt) H. J. Smith, 40th Battalion AIF (10); 8/66 Sgt Robert Gordon Leeden, New Zealand Forces (main body) (11); 838 Sgt Robert Miller Carnegie MM, 20th Battalion, 5th Brigade, 2nd Division (14); Quartermaster Sergeant (QMS) Raffety, Imperial Force (15); 2914 Sgt A. McGorm, ?52nd Battalion AIF (50th) (16); Regimental Sergeant Major P. Walsh, Imperial Regiment (20); 4350 Sgt C. ?Walley (Whalley), 54th Battalion, front row with slouch hat (21); QMS Mitchell, Imperial Force, second row, second from right (23); Sgt Mair, British Force (Scottish Regiment) (26); 1180 Sgt Wilfred Davis, ?18th Battalion (17th), in slouch hat (27); Company Sergeant Major (CSM) Puddick, Munster Fusiliers (40); CSM Hamilton, Imperial Force (41); Sgt Bedatt, Canadian Force (43); Sgt Cassey, Canadian Force, third row, sixth from left (57); 54627 Sgt A. Wilkins of NZ (64); 45 Sgt W. E. Carson, 8th Battalion, in slouch hat (84); 319 Sgt Cecil Oliver Lehmann, 11th Light Horse Regiment, back row (114); 6/3172 Sgt Herbert Alfred Strawbridge, NZ Forces (121); 1026 Sgt John Barnett, ?44th Battalion (42nd) (125); 294 Sgt Charles Doherty, 12th Light Horse Regiment (127); 417 Sgt C. T. Wallis (served as C. T. Wallace), ?42nd Battalion (38th) (129); 2674 CSM G. Parker, 15th Battalion (132); 1427 Sgt Charles ?Olsen (Olson), ?12th Battalion (29th) (132); 3092 CSM J. McKane, 45th Battalion (133); 661 Sgt T. Tait, 44th Battalion (135); unidentified (136); 24058 Sgt William Morton Ryburn, NZ Forces (137); 1764 Sgt B. F. Murphy DCM Belgian Croix de Guerre, 28th Battalion (138); Sgt Gatty, Canadian Infantry (140); 20098 Sgt Robert Clarke, NZ Forces (143); 34906 Sgt Alexander Nimmo, NZ Forces (145); 33158 Sgt Henry George ?Tollard (Tollan), NZ Forces (147); 8/3359 Sgt J. Missen, NZ Forces (149). (Lent by Captain C. McVilly MC) See A01578KLEFT and A01578KRIGHT for position of those named in this caption.