|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Germany: Friedrichsfeld|
|Date made||c August 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Group portrait of prisoners outside barrack 30b at the Prisoner of War (POW) camp Friedrichsfeld, ...
Group portrait of prisoners outside barrack 30b at the Prisoner of War (POW) camp Friedrichsfeld, Germany. Identified standing left to right: 4760 Private (Pte) Leonard Short, 27th Battalion, from Millswood SA, captured at Le Serre, France, on 5 November 1916; 3003 Corporal (Cpl) Edwin Harcourt Maxwell, 51st Battalion, from Fremantle WA, captured on the Somme, on 14 August 1916; Lance Corporal (L/Cpl) Parr RFS; 2196 Pte Alfred Leonard Trinder, 7th Battalion, from Victoria, captured on the Somme, on 18 August 1916; 4367 Pte Thomas Aistrope, 27th Battalion, from Adelaide SA, captured at Le Sars, France, on 5 November 1916; probably 28 Pte William White, 31st Battalion, from Brisbane Qld, captured at Fleurbaix, France, on 20 July 1916; 1664 Pte Albert James Bruce, 10th Battalion, from Baldina, SA captured at Mouquet Farm, France, on 20 August 1916; 6296 Pte Robert George Johnston, 5th Battalion, from Foster VIC, captured at Le Sars, France, on 12 February 1917; 390 Pte Leopold Cheverell Gillan, 21st Battalion, from Hawthorn, Vic, captured at Mouquet Farm, France, on 25 August 1916; 2088 Pte Frank Middleton, 29th Battalion, from Carlton, Vic, captured at Fleurbaix, France, on 20 July 1916; 2737 Pte John Archibald Myers, 33rd Battalion, from Sydney, NSW, captured at Fleurbaix, France, on 20 July 1916; unidentified; 2391 Pte William Edward Grigsby, 51st Battalion, from Great Southern WA, captured at Mouquet Farm, France, on 3 September 1916; probably 2464 Pte Hugh West, 51st Battalion, from Perth, WA, captured at Mouquet Farm, France, 3 September 1916. Seated left to right: unidentified; 6296 Pte Herbert James Kidner, 15th Battalion, from Cairns Qld, captured at Le Transloy, France, 2 February 1917; L/Cpl Ernest Joseph Stratton, 11th Battalion, from Lion Mill, WA, captured Armentieres, France, on 16 September 1916; 2247 Sergeant Stuart Alan Webb, 28th Battalion, captured between 16-18 November 1916 while in a trench waiting for medical evacuation; trench was retaken by the Germans; Cpl Cau (Frenchman); possibly 3106 Pte William Walker Smith, 53rd Battalion, from Sydney NSW, captured at Fleurbaix, France, on 20 July 1916; 3286 Pte Albert Ernest Eather, 54th Battalion, from Singleton NSW, captured at Laventie, France, on 20 July 1916; 3081 Pte David Jones, 54th Battalion, from Bega, NSW, captured at Douai, France, on 28 August 1916. All were repatriated to England at the end of hostilities. One of a series of over 400 photographs sent by Australian POWs in German camps to Miss M. E. Chomley, Secretary, Prisoners Department, Australian-British Red Cross Society, London. Original album housed in AWM Research Centre at RC00864, Album image number 62.