Studio portrait of soldiers possibly while in training or recuperating from wounds. From left to right; an unidentified Aboriginal soldier; 467 Private (Pte) Harry Avery, 45th Battalion, and ...
ID numberP01692.001
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base
Date madec 1916-1917
DescriptionStudio portrait of soldiers possibly while in training or recuperating from wounds. From left to right; an unidentified Aboriginal soldier; 467 Private (Pte) Harry Avery, 45th Battalion, and unidentified British soldier. Pte Avery enlisted on the 9 September 1914. Avery was captured while serving with the 45th Battalion in France and later died of wounds at a German field hospital on 25 May 1918. The indigenous soldier was originally believed to be 6020 Pte Douglas Grant, 13th Battalion, however recent research and comparisons with known portraits of Grant indicate that this identification was incorrect.