Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Harold Alexander Letch, AFC. Originally a member of the 2nd ...

Accession Number P01872.002
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Talma Studios [Melbourne]
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 1918
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 Lieutenant (Lt) Harold Alexander Letch, AFC. Originally a member of the 2nd Light Horse Regiment, Lt Letch won an MC for conspicuous gallantry at the Battle of Gaza on 1917-04-19. He subsequently served with No. 1 Squadron, Australian Flying Corps (AFC), and was killed in action in an air battle over Palestine on 1918-08-22 when his Bristol fighter was hit by an incendiary bullet. The RFC wings and the badges of rank as a lieutenant have been hand painted onto the original portrait.

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