Group portrait of the officers of the 33rd Battalion at Meteren, France. Identified from left to ...

Accession Number E01466
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Meteren
Date made 12 January 1918
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 the officers of the 33rd Battalion at Meteren, France. Identified from left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) Edwyn John Mountain MC from Tamworth, NSW; Chaplain the Reverend Keith Dixon Norman from Waratah, NSW; Lt William McGovern from Guyra, NSW; Lt Alfred Gordon Farleigh MC from Arncliffe, NSW (killed in action in France on 22 August 1918); Lt Harold Innes Spencer MM from Barraba, NSW (killed in action in France on 1 October 1918); Lt Robert Horner Fletcher MC from Armidale, NSW; and Lt Hector Lee from Double Bay, NSW. Middle row: Lt George Charles Walter Richardson from Paddington, NSW; Lt William Alexander McLean MC from Black Mountain, NSW; Lt William Parnall Chapman from Kalgoorlie, Western Australia; Lt Leslie George Faint MC from Kellys Plains, NSW; Lt Edgar Aubrey Clarence from Walcha, NSW; Lt Elliott Darcy Slade from Wahroonga, NSW (killed in action in France on 30 March 1918); Lt Frank Albert Hutchings MC from Ashfield, NSW; Lt Cedric Percival Kelly from Henley, NSW; and Lt John Garrett from Sydney, NSW (originally from Auckland, New Zealand). Front row: Captain (Capt) William Huggett Douglas from Rockdale, Victoria; Capt Ossian Roy Cormack from Mosman, NSW; Lt Rupert Charles Jones MC from Mosman, NSW (died of wounds in France on 3 May 1918); Major Robert John Allwright Massie from North Sydney; (later promoted Lieutenant Colonel and awarded DSO and French Croix de Guerre); Lt Colyn Adrian Keith Cohen from Sydney, NSW; Lt Sidney Muddle from Ashfield, NSW; and Capt James William Shreeve from Randwick, NSW.