Group portrait of the 8th Battalion football team. This team were 1st Division premiers of the ...

Unit 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number H00562
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made France
Date made 1919
Conflict Period 1910-1919
First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of the 8th Battalion football team. This team were 1st Division premiers of the Australian Rules competition in 1917, 1918 and 1919. Identified in the back row, from left to right are: 55107 Private (Pte) John Edward Baker from Gheringhap, Victoria; 971 Pte Harrie Ritchie Parsons from Buninyong, Victoria; Lieutenant (Lt) Albert Edgar Mackay DCM, from Violet Town, Victoria; 4225 Lance Sergeant Albert Hill MM from Warrnambool, Victoria; 5394 Extra Regimental Sergeant Albert Henry Hill from Healesville, Victoria; and 6976 Pte William John Carden from Collingwood, Victoria.
Middle row, left to right: 3977 Pte George Joseph Jones from Carlton, Victoria; 5464 Lance Corporal Thomas George Spriggs from Dookie, Victoria; 941 Pte Leslie Gordon Mallett (Vice Captain) from Elsternwick, Victoria; 3831 Sergeant Leslie Gordon Kittle MM, from Shepparton, Victoria; 3317 Pte William Girdwood from Kensington, Victoria; 6012 Pte John Kevin Duffy MM, from Rochester, Victoria; 5362 Pte Joseph Michael Corfield, MID, from Abbotsford, Victoria; and 7172 Pte Charles Winchcombe from Cobden, Victoria.
Front row, left to right: 7007 Pte Reginald Walter Kent from Wonthaggi, Victoria; 3525 Pte George Henry King from Wonthaggi; Major Robert Jonathan Wallis MC (Second in Command 8th Battalion) from Camberwell, Victoria; Lieutenant Colonel John Wesley Mitchell DSO and Bar, Croix de Guerre (Belgium) and MID on five occasions (Commanding Officer 8th Battalion) from Warracknabeal, Victoria; Lt Donald Webb Kennedy (Battalion Sports Officer) from Essendon, Victoria; 3243 Lance Corporal Edwin Falkiner Reynolds (Captain of the team) from Frankston, Victoria; and 958 Pte David Opie Morgan DCM, from Richmond, Victoria.