Group portrait of the AIF boxing and wrestling team which competed in the Inter-Allied games, ...

Accession Number D00695
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
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 AIF boxing and wrestling team which competed in the Inter-Allied games, held at Paris, June-July, 1919, at the training quarters, Warwick Square, London. Identified from left to right, back row: 20014 Private (Pte) Samuel Leonard Chapman, 3rd Australian General Hospital, trainer in wrestling from Paddington, NSW; 2955 Pte John Robert Palmer, 5th Division Signals, welter division, wrestling from Paddington, NSW; 596 Sergeant William Meeske, 1st Australian Convalescent Depot, light-heavyweight division, wrestling from South Melbourne, Victoria; Pte J. P. Smith, 51st Battalion, welter division, boxing; 6834 Pte Charles Henry (Duke) Mullins, 35th Battalion, coach in boxing; 1888 Trooper Ivan Slack Longmore, 2nd Signal Squadron, welter division, boxing from Geraldton, Western Australia; 204 Gunner (Gnr) Lerwick Coghill, 2nd Heavy Siege Battery, trainer, boxing from South Kensington, NSW; 7440 Corporal Victor Emanuel Black, 34th Battalion, trainer in boxing from Liverpool, NSW; 14001 Pte John Richard Warby, 10th Australian Army Service Corps (AASC), trainer in boxing from Wagga Wagga, NSW.
Second row: 4754 Pte William George Henry Kean, 54th Battalion, welter division, wrestling from Petersham, NSW; 2120 Trooper Thomas Cecil Wells Watson, 7th Australian Light Horse, lightweight division, boxing from Waverley, NSW; 22191 Sapper Percy Charles Young, 4th Division Engineers, welter division, boxing from Hurstville, NSW; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Matty Smith, 2nd Squadron, Australian Flying Corps, lightweight division, boxing from Brisbane, Queensland; Captain Gilbert Gordon Coghill MC, 35th Battalion, heavyweight division, boxing from Sydney, NSW; 20594 Sapper John Thomas Pethybridge, 1st Australian Wireless Squadron, lightweight division, boxing from Parkes, NSW; 37857 Gunner Herbert Cox, 31st Battery, Australian Field Artillery, lightweight division, boxing from Mascot, NSW; Sergeant (Sgt) A W Taylor, Royal Army Ordnance Corps, lightweight division, wrestling; 459 Pte Frederick Clarence Hallam MM, 2nd Pioneers, featherweight division, boxing from Glenorchy, Tasmania
Front row: 4580 Pte Charles Ambrose Peakes, 31st Battalion, bantam division boxing from Brisbane, Queensland; 53503 Private Robert Parklow Sellers, 10th Australian Army Service Corps, bantam division boxing from Leichhardt, NSW; 299 Sapper Malcolm Neil Steele, 2nd Signal Squadron, bantam division boxing from Norwood, South Australia.