Studio portrait of Second Lieutenant David Wallis Caldwell, 27th Battalion, of Semaphore, SA. A ...

Unit 27th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number H19305
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Rich, E W
Date made c 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Studio portrait of Second Lieutenant David Wallis Caldwell, 27th Battalion, of Semaphore, SA. A carpenter before his enlistment in January 1915, he embarked from Adelaide, on HMAT Geelong with the rank of sergeant and service number 290. Later promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, Caldwell was killed in action during an attack on Malt Trench at the Butte de Warlencourt on 2 March 1917, aged 24, and is buried at Warlencourt British Cemetery in France.