|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||4 January 1919|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Outdoor group portrait of Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) John Wesley Mitchell DSO ...
Outdoor group portrait of Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) John Wesley Mitchell DSO and Bar and other officers, with members of the 8th Battalion tug-of-war team. Identified in the back row from left to right: 3159 Sergeant (Sgt) Thomas Horace Lee from Maryborough, Victoria; 5346 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) Herbert Elijah Brentnall from Wagga Wagga, NSW; unidentified; and 5442 Cpl Edward James Proctor from Longwarry, Victoria. Second row from left to right: 1622 Private (Pte) George Charles Curran from Tatura, Victoria; 4341 Pte Clement Johnson Ryan from Bathurst, NSW; 6506 Pte Patrick Phillip Flynn from Ballarat East, Victoria; 4968 Pte Cornelius Ryan from Casterton, Victoria; 971 Pte Harrie Parsons from Buninyong, Victoria; and 4225 Sgt Albert Hill from Warrnambool, Victoria. Front row from left to right: 2280 Pte Ernest Stanley Baker from East St Kilda, Victoria; Lieutenant (Lt) Alfred Douglas Temple MC and Bar from Ararat, Victoria (Adjutant 8th Battalion); Lt Col John Wesley Mitchell DSO and Bar from Warracknabeal, Victoria (Commanding Officer 8th Battalion); Major (Maj) Robert Jonathan Wallis MC from Camberwell, Victoria; Lt White (2nd Company, Field Company Engineers attached to 8th Battalion as the Coach) (possibly Lt Edward Charles White from Marrickville, NSW); and 6611 Pte Charles James Russell Thomas from Malvern, Victoria. Note ‘Spot’ the battalion mascot next to the sign, whose collar is held in the collection of the Australian War Memorial. [See Image H15773 and RELAWM11774]