Group portrait of the Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of the 33rd Battalion at Meteren, France. ...

Accession Number E01467
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 Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) of the 33rd Battalion at Meteren, France. Identified from left to right, back row: unidentified; Sergeant (Sgt) D. F. O'Brien; 2140 Corporal (Cpl) Frederick Arthur Thurston MM (killed in action in France 30 August 1918); Cpl Ryan; unidentified; unidentified; 1885 Sgt Harold George McLennan; Cpl Smith (transport); 2151 Sgt Thomas Clyde Wilson; 1895 Cpl Donald James O'Brien; unidentified; 390 Cpl Arthur Burton Capel Crowley; 1193 Sgt Archibald McLean (later awarded MM and DCM); and 2626 Cpl George Herbert Parry. Third row: unidentified; 853 Sgt Joseph Harold Payten DCM; 2384 Sgt Eric George Sheldon DCM; 818 Cpl William Herbert (Bill) Matley; Cpl Wills; unidentified; 929 Sgt William Thomas Noble; 2195 Cpl Alfred Jesse Judge (killed in action in France 2 September 1918); 1231 Cpl Timothy James Pillar; 1089 Cpl Joseph Henry Carney (killed in action in France 30 August 1918); 3254 Sgt Alexander Clarindon Johnston; Cpl Capel; 441 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) George David Hunt; and 2841 Cpl John Clyde Gilmour. Second row: Cpl Roach; 521 Sgt Walter Vivian Partridge MM; 387 Sgt Vincent Percy Connolly; 1795 Cpl Peter Norman Cameron; 2914 Cpl William James Foster McCoy; 1832 Cpl Lloyd Arthur Gainey; 1856 Cpl Gilbert Lancelot Kenyon; 238 Cpl David Fair; 188 Sgt Cyril Sinclair; 30 Sgt Maurice Clifton; Cpl Murray; 130 Sgt Darrel Vivian Moss; 3251 Sgt Alfred Ernest Bowmaker; 561 Cpl Harold Silvester Cecil Tutt; and 1539 Cpl Roderick William Churchland. Front row: 22 Sgt Albert Henry Boultwood; 2287 Cpl Oliver Steptoe Beckingham; unidentified; 504 Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS) Hubert George McCrossin; 1629 Cpl Horace Bowen Morris; 98 Warrant Officer (WO) Charles Alfred James; 580 WO Lawrence Herbert Young; 2111 WO Francis McGraw, Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) (died of wounds in France 8 April 1918); 967 WO Louis John Mathias DCM and Bar MM; 1097 WO Cyril Edwin Cecil; 5075 Sgt Frederick Henry Quinlan; 2638 Sgt George Henry Seddon MM; 1125 CQMS Robert Fakes; and 4400 Cpl Philip Gidley King.