Outdoor group portrait of the officers of the 58th Battalion in the snow at Courset, France. ...

Accession Number E01425
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France
Date made December 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Outdoor group portrait of the officers of the 58th Battalion in the snow at Courset, France. Identified from left to right, back row on horseback: Captain (Capt) John Stewart Tait from North Fitzroy, Victoria; Capt Harold Dunstan George Ferres from Toora, Victoria (later Lieutenant Colonel and awarded MC and Bar and DSO); Capt Bertram Van Someren from Mosman, NSW, Regimental Medical Officer (RMO); Capt Thomas Arthur Fairfax MC from Murtoa, Victoria; Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Charles Aloysius Denehy DSO (later awarded Bar to DSO and Belgian Croix de Guerre); Major (Maj) Neil Mackenzie Freeman DSO from Geelong, Victoria (later Lt Col); Capt Robert Bruce Gilchrist from Auburn, Victoria; Capt Francis Daniel Johnstone from North Fitzroy; and Lieutenant (Lt) James William Collins from Mosman, NSW. Front row: Lt Herbert Ernest Baensch from Dimboola, Victoria (later killed in action in France on 22 June 1918); Lt Eric Alan O'Malley MC from Quorn, South Australia; Lt Ivo Garfield Thompson from Petersburg, South Australia (later awarded MID and killed in action in France on 4 July 1918); Lt Normal Livingstone MacKinlay from Geelong; Lt Frederick Brayshaw McWhannell from Christchurch, New Zealand (later awarded MC); Lt Harold Victor Morey from Yarra Junction, Victoria (later killed in action in France on 2 September 1918); Lt Alexander Robertson from Melbourne; Lt Hugh Julian Boyd MC from Bendigo, Victoria; Lt Gordon Eliott MacKenzie from Hamilton, Victoria; Lt James Syder from Ascot Vale, Victoria; Lt Thomas Elis Tait from Malvern, Victoria (later Capt); Capt Forbes Campbell Dawson MC from St Kilda, Victoria (later awarded DSO); Lt Gordon Laing from Balmain, NSW (later awarded MC); Lt Sydney Ambrose Webb from Moonee Ponds, Victoria; Lt Horace Beverley Stanley from Ashfield, NSW; Lt Charles Russell Cole from Camberwell, Victoria; Lt Cornelius Aloysius Deane from East Melbourne (later awarded MC); Lt Richard Herbert Trengove from Ballarat, Victoria; Lt Frank Joseph Weir from Melbourne (later killed in action in France on 29 September 1918); Lt Charles William Scott from Ascot Vale, Victoria (later accidentally killed on 28 August 1918 - see P04362.002) ; Lt Lewis Francis Reynolds from North Melbourne; Lt William Flintoft from South Yarra, Victoria; and Lt Norman Dalgleish from Flemington, Victoria (later awarded DSO and died of wounds in France on 9 October 1918).