Darge Photographic Company collection of negatives

Unit 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number DAX0139
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Maker Darge Photographic Company
Date made c June 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal outdoor portrait of five officers of the 8th Light Horse Regiment. Identified from left to right: Lieutenant (Lt) Eliot Gratton Wilson from Warrnambool, Victoria; Lt Edward Ellis Henty from Hamilton, Victoria; unidentified; Major (Maj) Thomas Harold Redford from Warrnambool; and Lt Keith Allan Borthwick from Armadale, Victoria. The identified officers embarked for overseas with B Squadron 8th Australian Light Horse Regiment from Melbourne on 25 February 1915 aboard HMAT Star of Victoria. They all joined the AIF on 21 September 1914 and were all killed in action at Gallipoli on 7 August 1915 at the disastrous attack on The Nek. Maj Redford is buried at Walkers Ridge Cemetery and Lt Henty is buried at Ari Burnu Cemetery, Gallipoli, Turkey. Lts Wilson and Borthwick are commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli with others who have no known grave.