Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Howard Thomas Elder, 5th Battalion. A salesman from East ...

Unit 5th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number H06158
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 Lieutenant (Lt) Howard Thomas Elder, 5th Battalion. A salesman from East Prahran, Vic prior to enlistment, Lt Elder embarked with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt) from Melbourne on HMAT Orvieto on 21 October 1914. On 9 May 1915, as the Battalion's Signals Officer, he died of wounds received in action at Gallipoli and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial.