An outdoors group portrait taken at Bouffioulx of Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) ...

Accession Number H00518
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Belgium
Date made 4 January 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

An outdoors group portrait taken at Bouffioulx of Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) John Wesley Mitchell DSO and Bar and other officers of the 8th Battalion. Identified in the back row: (fifth from left) is Lt Col John Charles Merryman Traill DSO MC, all other men are unidentified. Middle row: left to right: first four men unidentified, Lieutenant (Lt) Robert William Dowling MC, next three men unidentified, Lt Percy Gordon Perkin, unidentified, Lt Reginald Woodhouse, unidentified. Front row: first three men unidentified, Lt Alfred Douglas Temple MC, Captain Edward Freeman MC, Lt Col John Wesley Mitchell DSO and Bar, Major Robert Jonathan Wallis MC, unidentified, Lt Horace Fenton, Lt Charles Pryor Cook, unidentified. Note 'Spot', the battalion mascot in centre front, whose collar is held in the collection of the Australian War Memorial.