|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Australia: Tasmania, Claremont|
|Date made||14 August 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Group portrait of Tasmanian members of the 8th Reinforcements of the 15th Battalion. Identified ...
Group portrait of Tasmanian members of the 8th Reinforcements of the 15th Battalion. Identified in the back row from left to right: 2728 Private (Pte) George Raymond Cordell; 2748 Pte Percy Henry Roden; 2725A Pte George Henry James (later killed in action in France on 19 May 1918); 2738 Pte Albert William Gibson; unknown; 2733 Pte Leslie Corbett (later killed in action in France on 8 August 1916); 2737 Pte Clarence Glendenning; and 2751 Pte Albert James Treeweek.
Second row from left to right: 2723 Pte Victor Roy Baker; 2727 Pte Albert Bowring (later died of wounds in France on 4 July 1918); 2755 Pte Alfred James Winters; 2754 Pte Leslie William Wellard; 2722 Pte Tyson Kenneth Bramich (later Lance Corporal and killed in action in Belgium on 19 August 1917); 2739 Pte Basil Goodyear; 2740 Pte Solomon John Gillard; unknown; 2721 Pte William John Allen; 2743 Pte Dennis George Murray; and 2736 Pte Arnold David Ford.
Third row from left to right: 2745 Pte George Donald Polden; unknown; 2753 Pte Thomas James Watkins (later awarded the Military Medal); 2741 Pte Alick Thomas James (later Sergeant and died of wounds in Belgium on 16 June 1917); 2747 Pte Harold Claude Runmouth; 2730 Pte Robert Abraham Crawford; Lieutenant James Henry Wilson; 2749 Sergeant James William Rankin; 2735 Pte Dyer Albert Diprose (later Corporal and killed in action in France on 7 August 1916); unknown; Blackwell (probably 2726 Pte Harry (Henry) Blackmore (later Driver and died in France on 12 April 1917 from accidental injuries)); 2752 Pte Norman Morris Timothy; and 2756 Pte David Thomas Wales (later killed in action in France on 8 August 1916).
Front row from left to right: 2744 Pte Percy Thomas McPherson (later died from pneumonia in France, on 11 February 1919); 2734 Pte John Arthur Dixon; 2731 Private Alexander William (Alec or Alex) Campbell (he survived the war and later in life was the final surviving soldier of the Gallipoli campaign. He died on 17 May 2002 aged 103); and 2750 Pte Robert Scott (later killed in action in France on 12 October 1916 - see also P06434.001).
The Embarkation Roll listed 37 men from Tasmania and 35 men plus their officer appear in this image. Four in the image are listed as unknown. Those not identified or not in this image are: 2724 Pte Herbert James Burton; 2729 Pte Alfred Reuben William Cuddy; 2732 Pte Francis Andrew Cox;
2742 Pte Michael William Lynch; 2746 Pte James Henry Langton Pritchard; and 2752A Pte Gordon James Kearney.