|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||August 1916 - November 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of Prisoners of War (POW) 3897 Private (Pte) Joseph Norman Walsh, 15th Battalion ...
Studio portrait of Prisoners of War (POW) 3897 Private (Pte) Joseph Norman Walsh, 15th Battalion from Sydney NSW (sitting) and an unidentified soldier from the Grenadier Guards. Pte Walsh enlisted at the age of 35 on 1 October 1915 and embarked for overseas on 30 November 1915 aboard HMAT Suffolk. He was captured at Guillemont, France on 7 August 1916 and held as a POW in Germany until he was repatriated to England on 2 January 1919. Pte Walsh arrived back in Australia on 18 May 1919 and died on 19 June 1919. He is buried in the Toowong Cemetery, Brisbane, Queensland. One of a series of over 400 photographs sent by Australian POWs in German camps to Miss M. E. Chomley, Secretary, Prisoners Department, Australian-British Red Cross Society, London. Original album housed in AWM Research Centre at RC00864, Album image number 174.