Group portrait of officers of the 5th Battalion in front of the Sphinx at the foot of the ...

Unit 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number A03182
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt: North Egypt, Giza
Date made 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Group portrait of officers of the 5th Battalion in front of the Sphinx at the foot of the Pyramids. Identified from left to right, back row (standing) Lieutenant (Lt) Alexander Rossiter Caughey, B Company (Coy); Lt William Douglas Stewart Manger, B Coy (later died of wounds in London on 21 July 1915); Captain (Capt) Daniel Aston Luxton, B Coy; Lt Arthur John Phillips, B Coy; Lt Stanley Gladstone Gilmour, A Coy; Capt Alexander Earl Greig, C Coy. Third row (standing) Capt Robert Pearce Flockart, B Coy (later died of wounds at Gallipoli 15 July 1915); Lt Donald Stuart Bain, Transport Officer; Captain William Charles Chassar, Quartermaster; Lt Cyril McEachern Lillie, D Coy; Lt Percy James Alexander Murray, D Coy; Lt Benjamin Douglas Jack, D Coy (killed in action in France 9 April 1918); Lt James Wallace Ross, A Coy; Lt Thomas Hastie, C Coy; Lt George Herbert Capes, C Coy; Lt Robert Murdoch Finlayson Hooper, A Coy (killed in action at Gallipoli 10 August 1915). Second row (standing) Lt Edward Toynbee Stevens, Machine Gun Section, (later killed in action at Passchendaele, Belgium, 11 October 1917); Capt John Walstab, D Coy. Second row (sitting) Capt Richard Saker, C Coy (killed in action at Gallipoli 25/26 April 1915); Capt Erle Finlayson Denton Fethers, C Coy (killed in action at Gallipoli 25-30 April 1915); Major Frank William LeMaistre (second in command); Capt James Campbell Stewart (Adjutant). Front row (sitting) Lt Alfred Plumley Derham, C Coy; Chaplain Walter Ernest Dexter, C Coy; Capt Sydney Reynold Clement A Coy (later killed in action at Gallipoli 26 April 1915); Lt Edward Tronson McVea, A Coy; Lt (Signalling Officer) Howard Thomas Elder, Headquarters Signals (died of wounds at Gallipoli 9 May 1915); Lt Finlay Campbell Uthered Knox Champ, C Coy.