Group portrait of Officer Cadets of the First Graduating Class, Royal Military College, Duntroon, ...

Place Oceania: Australia, Australian Capital Territory, Duntroon
Accession Number A04189
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film polyester negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Australian Capital Territory, Canberra
Date made 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Group portrait of Officer Cadets of the First Graduating Class, Royal Military College, Duntroon, Canberra, ACT posing with an artillery piece in front of Duntroon House. Identified from left to right, back row are: Staff Cadet C H McClelland (not further identified); Staff Cadet David Richmond Brown from Katoomba, NSW (served as a Major with the 4th Battalion and awarded a Military Cross (MC) and Mentioned in Despatches (MID)); Sergeant Norman Clowes from Warwick, Queensland (served as a Major in the Artillery and awarded a MC, Distinguished Service Order (DSO), MID and a French Croix De Guerre); Staff Cadet C Carrington (not further identified); Staff Cadet Clarence William Wolfenden from Malvern, Victoria (served as a Lieutenant in the Artillery and killed in action at Gallipoli on 11 May 1915); Corporal Noel Ernest Biden from East Maitland, NSW (served as a Lieutenant with the Field Company Engineers and died of pneumonia on 23 December 1915 in Greece); Staff Cadet Ralph Carlyle Geoffrey Prisk from Hyde Park, South Australia (served as a Captain with the 6th Battalion); Corporal John Heathcote Newmarch from Sydney, NSW [in front of Prisk] (served as a Captain in the Artillery and awarded a MC and MID); Staff Cadet George Herbert Capes from Elsternwick, Victoria (served as a Lieutenant in the 5th Battalion and MID); Staff Cadet John Stewart Whitelaw from Hawthorn, Victoria (served as a Lieutenant in the 7th Battalion); Staff Cadet William Archibald Shuldham Dunlop from Charlton, Victoria (served as a Major in the 4th Light Horse Regiment and awarded a MID); Corporal N W M Weir (not further identified); and Sergeant Cyril Albert Clowes from Warwick, Queensland (served as a Major in the Artillery and awarded a MC, DSO, two MIDs and Serbian Order of the White Eagle, Third Class)[Brother of Norman Clowes also in back row].
Standing in the second row: Corporal George Frederick Wootten from Mosman, NSW (served as a Major in the 1st Battalion and awarded a DSO and four MIDs); Corporal John Henry Francis Pain from North Sydney, NSW (served as a Major in the 2nd Battalion and awarded a MC, DSO and three MIDs); Lance Corporal Sydney Fairbairn Rowell from Lockleys, South Australia (served as a Lieutenant in the 3rd Light Horse Regiment); Corporal R Miles (not further identified); Sergeant Arthur Roland Selby from West Leederville, Western Australia [sitting on cannon] (served as a Lieutenant in the 11th Battalion); Battery Sergeant Major (BSM) Alexander Moore Forbes from Toorak, Victoria (served as a Major in the Artillery and awarded a MC and MID); Colour Sergeant John Raymond Broadbent from Leichhardt, NSW (served as a Captain in the 1st Light Horse Regiment); Lance Corporal D I C Bryan (not further identified); Corporal W I K Jennings (not further identified); Sergeant William Alan Beevor Steele from Gympie, Queensland (served as a Major in the 2nd Light Horse Regiment and also in World War II); and Staff Cadet Eric Lacy Vowles from Melbourne, Victoria (served as a Major in the Artillery and awarded a MC, MID and Italian Silver Medal for Military Valour).
Sitting in front row: Lance Corporal Allan Joseph Boase from Caboolture, Queensland (served as a Major in the 9th Battalion); Sergeant William Henry Dawkins from Ferntree Gully, Victoria (served as a Lieutenant in the Engineers and killed in action at Gallipoli on 20 May 1915); Sergeant John Morphett Irwin from Glenelg, South Australia (served as a Lieutenant in the Artillery and awarded a DSO and three MIDs); Corporal E W T Smith (not further identified); Staff Cadet V G Jervis [sitting on the ground in front] (not further identified); Staff Cadet Penistan James Patterson from Ballarat, Victoria (served as a Lieutenant in the 12th Battalion, awarded a MID and killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915); Staff Cadet Price Jacob Morgan from Launceston, Tasmania (served as a Major in the Artillery and died of wounds in France on 4 April 1917); Staff Cadet Dudley Freeman Hardy from Kadina, South Australia (served as a Captain in the 8th Battalion and killed in action in France on 18 August 1916); Corporal Walter James Urquhart from Brisbane, Queensland (served as a Major in the Artillery and awarded three MIDs); Staff Cadet W R Hodgson, possibly William Frederick Hodgson from Auburn, Victoria (served as a Captain in the 8th Battalion and died of wounds at Gallipoli on 29 April 1915); and Corporal R Logan (not further identified).