Outdoor group portrait of five Australian officers posing in front of the pyramids in Egypt. ...

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Accession Number P00620.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white
Maker Georgoulas, George (GM)
Place made Egypt
Date made 12 December 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

Outdoor group portrait of five Australian officers posing in front of the pyramids in Egypt. Identified from left to right: Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Charles (Charlie) Hamilton, 23rd Battalion from Upper Hawthorn, Victoria; 2nd Lt Norman Gilbert Pelton, 24th Battalion from Yarraville, Victoria (killed in action on 12 May 1917 at Mametz, France); 2nd Lt Harold Maughan Pullin, 24th Battalion from East Malvern, Victoria; Lieutenant (Lt) Robert Errol Hilliard, 22nd Battalion from Surrey Hills, Victoria; and 2nd Lt Cecil Beaumont Mills, 23rd Battalion from Auburn, NSW (killed in action on 4 August 1916 at Pozieres, France). In a letter wriiten by Cecil Beaumont Mills (held in collection PR00932) Oscar Asche is named as their guide, and he can be seen seated on a donkey in front of the group.