Studio portrait of Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Walter Stephen Filmer, 22nd Battalion. A school ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area, Bullecourt
Accession Number H06583
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Studio portrait of Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Walter Stephen Filmer, 22nd Battalion. A school teacher from Yarram, Vic prior to enlistment, 2nd Lt Filmer embarked with the rank of Private with the 11th Reinforcements from Melbourne on RMS Orontes on 29 March 1916. After promotion through the ranks he was appointed 2nd Lieutenant and, on 3 May 1917, was killed in action near Bullecourt aged 24. He his commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial.