|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
Talma Studios [Melbourne]
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Date made||c 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Studio portrait of Lieutenant (Lt) Harold Alexander Letch, AFC. Originally a member of the 2nd ...
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.