Group portrait of the original officers of the 10th Battalion prior to leaving Adelaide for ...

Unit 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number P01224.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: South Australia, Adelaide
Date made c 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Group portrait of the original officers of the 10th Battalion prior to leaving Adelaide for Egypt. Left to right, back row: Lieutenant (Lt) Julius August William Kayser from Alberton, South Australia (later Major, killed in action in France on 16 February 1917); Lieutenant (Lt) Clarence Rumball from Thebarton, South Australia; Lt Louis Gordon Holmes from Norwood, South Australia; Lt Trevor Owen-Smyth from Adelaide, South Australia (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 6 May 1915); Captain (Capt) Sydney Raymond Hall from Unley, South Australia (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915); Lt John Hamilton from Broken Hill, NSW (later Capt); Lt Alfred Cyril Sommerville from Croydon, South Australia; Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) David Leslie Todd from Adelaide (later Capt); and Lt Albert John Bryne from Broken Hill (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915). Middle row: Lt Mervyn James Herbert from Brighton, South Australia (later Major (Maj)); Lt Keith Eddowes Green from Prospect, South Australia (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915); Lt Robert James Mansfield Hooper from Alberton (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 27 May 1915); Lt Eric John Carl Stopp from Kent Town, South Australia; Lt Hector Roy Heming from North Adelaide; Lt Eric Wilkes Talbot Smith, (later died of wounds in Egypt on 30 April 1915); Lt Herbert Champion Hosking from St Peters, South Australia; and Capt Harold William Hastings Seager from Adelaide (later Maj and awarded MC). Front row: Lt Eric James Sexton from Alberton (later Maj); Capt George Dorricutt Shaw from Hindmarsh, South Australia (later Maj); Maj Miles Fitzroy Beevor from Unley, South Australia (later Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col)); Capt Harry Carew Nott (Medical Officer) from Lower Mitcham, South Australia (later Lt Col); Maj Frederick William Hurcombe, Second in Charge (2IC) from Mile End, South Australia (later Lt Col and MID); Colonel Stanley Price Weir (Commanding Officer) from St Peters (later awarded DSO); Capt Francis Maxwell de Flayer Lorenzo (Adjutant) from Westbourne Park, South Australia (later Lt Col and awarded DSO); Capt Charles Francis Minagall (Quartermaster) from Goodwood, South Australia (Later Maj); Capt Edward Castle Oldham from Hackney, South Australia (later Maj and killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915); Capt Ross Blyth Jacob from Kadina, South Australia (later Lt Col); and Lt Vernon Hermann Robley from Gilberton, South Australia. Absent: Lt William Stanley Frayne from Mile End, South Australia, (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 6 August 1915); Lt Charles Percy Farrier from Broken Hill (later killed in action at Gallipoli on 9 May 1915); Lt Felix Giles from Maylands, South Australia (later Lt Col); 2nd Lt Noel Medway Loutit from St Peters (later Lt Col); Lt William Howard Perry from Broken Hill (later Capt and awarded MC); and Captain George Ernest Redburg from Norwood, South Australia (later Maj).