Studio portrait of soldiers possibly while in training or recuperating from wounds. From left to ...

Unit 45th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P01692.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 5x4" safety base
Date made c 1916-1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of soldiers possibly while in training or recuperating from wounds. From left to right; an unidentified Aboriginal soldier of the 2nd Australian Division; 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 at Moislains, France, 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.