|Place||Europe: United Kingdom, England, Greater London, London|
|Object type||Black & white|
|Physical description||Black & white|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London|
|Date made||April 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio group portrait of “The Anzac Coves”, 1st Australian Headquarters Pierrot Troupe. This ...
Studio group portrait of “The Anzac Coves”, 1st Australian Headquarters Pierrot Troupe. This concert party was to perform from 29 April at King’s Theatre, Hammersmith, with proceeds to go to the Australian Repatriation Fund for Discharged Soldiers. Identified from left to right, back row: 3822 Private (Pte) John Cecil Jessop; unidentified; Pte Harry Ross (tenor) of Melbourne; unidentified; 7461 Pte Benjamin Joseph Davies (second tenor) of Sydney; and unidentified.
Second row: 6313 Pte Frank Harold Crossley (comedian and raconteur) of Melbourne; 4027 Driver Frank James Donovan (pianist) of Melbourne; 1992 Lance Corporal Harold Frederick Shaw (comedian) of Sydney; 9619 Pte Ralph Lyn Sawyer (female impersonator and dancer) of Sydney; 9129 Staff Sergeant Rannall Carlisle (manager); 6662 Pte Hector Arthur Roberts (comedienne) of Sydney; 1955 Pte Hugh Gannon (ragtime and light comedian) of Sydney; and 264 Sergeant Jack Leslie Davey (baritone) of Horsham, Victoria.
Front row: Pte Fred Reade (light comedian and dancer) of Christchurch, New Zealsnd; 8728 Pte James Thomas Gibb (monologuist) of Sydney; and 2664 Gunner Leslie Herbert Williams (bass) of Adelaide.
One of the “unidentified” is Driver W. J. Smith (mechanic).