Group portrait of Australian Flying Corps (AFC) Wireless Section, No 2 Squadron taken at ...

Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Corbie Albert Area, Dernancourt
Accession Number H12729/01
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England, Hampshire, Farnborough
Date made 3 July 1917 - 23 July 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of Australian Flying Corps (AFC) Wireless Section, No 2 Squadron taken at Farnborough, UK sometime between 3 Jul 1917 and 23 July 1917. By the end of July 1917, half of the group had embarked for service in France.
Back Row, standing left to right:
593 2nd Air Mechanic (2/AM) Reginald Corston (Reg) Thomson; 578 2/AM Roy Thomas Murray; 530 2/AM Thomas James (Tom) Carmody; 529 2/AM Alan McNeil Campbell; 1349 2/AM Albert Joseph (Joe) Egan; 552 2/AM William Clarence (Clarrie) Gray; 554 2/AM Leslie Charles Joseph (Joe) Hensler; 765 2/AM Albert Ernest Hayles, killed in action 4 July 1917 near Ypres, Belgium aged 32 years; 595 2/AM Vincent James Nelson (Vin) Walker; 562 2/AM Ivan Robert Jackson; 544 2/AM Frederick (Fred) Downing; 577 2/AM Donald Vincent ( Don) Morrison; 602 2/AM Roy Tasman Perry; 589 2/AM James Stuart Leslie (Les) Ross, died aged 24, as a result of a flying accident in England on 13 November 1919, while engaged in the first flight England to Australia.
Middle Row, seated left to right:
767 2/AM Ernest Edgar Ogier; 2/AM Pte Peter John Curtin; 2/AM Pte Robson (Rob) Brown; 572 2/AM Harry Wilgress Miller; 715 Sergeant Harold Gordon Cornell, killed in action near Baizieux, Picardie, France on 11 December 1917, aged 26 years; Lt Allenby (RFC); 599 Sgt Errol Forster Woods; 523 2/AM Michael (Mick) Bowler; 518 2/AM Alfred George (Alf) Bailey; 553 2/AM Andrew Harrower; 521 2/AM Harold William Bate; 515 2/AM Albert Ward Adams; 568 2/AM John Lamb Lyon.
Front Row, squatting left to right:
537(V320539) 2/AM Arthur Charles (Charlie) Crichton; 551 2/AM Frederick Otto (Fred) Golder; 531 1st Air Mechanic (1/AM) Richard Joseph (Dick) Casey; 524 2/AM Private James (Lee) Leybourne Smith later DFC; 525 1/AM Arthur O’Connor Brook, killed in action near Amiens, France on 27 June 1918, aged 24; 532 2/AM Watham William (Will) Clifton.
Foreground, left to right:
582 2/AM James Charles (Charlie) Outhred; 592 2/AM Frank Albert Topping.