Outdoor group portrait of sergeants of the 22nd Battalion who were on Gallipoli. Identified from ...

Accession Number E02378
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Corbie Albert Area, Franvillers
Date made 31 May 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Outdoor group portrait of sergeants of the 22nd Battalion who were on Gallipoli. Identified from left to right, back row: 359 Sergeant (Sgt) Ernest Harold Davies; 1932 Sgt Kenneth Ernest Moore; 219 Company Quartermaster Sergeant (CQMS) Joseph Leo Nelms; 363 Sgt William Kinglake De Boos (later Lieutenant); 690 Sgt William George Speechley DCM, MM; 352 Sgt Oswald Cornell; 711 Sgt William Alexander Wilson MID; 1807 Sgt Wilfred Nash DCM; and 961 Sgt George Giroud. Middle row: 461 Lance Sergeant Ernest Charles Smart; 511 Sgt Sydney Alfred Kohn; 832 Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant (RQMS) Reginald Beauchamp Hawkins MSM; 230 Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) Richard Ernest Porter MID; 753 Company Sergeant Major (CSM) Ernest Frank Watkins MM; 494 CQMS Cecil Thomas Willoughby (later Lieutenant); 1946 Sgt Ruthven VC (later Second Lieutenant and served in the Second World War); and 123 Sgt Ernest Raymond Bregenzer DCM (killed in action in France on 18 August 1918). Front row: 410 CQMS Robert Kay MID; 1719 Sgt Stanley Crampton Gilchrist MM and Bar (also served in the Second World War); 342 CSM Thomas Stevenson Carter DCM, MID; 77 CQMS James Frederick Cugley MSM, MID; 553 CSM James Blackmore DCM; 818 Lance Sergeant William Athelstan Freeman DCM; 1543 CQMS Ronald Fowler MID; and 750 Sgt Ernest Arthur Smith (killed in action in France on 7 June 1918).

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