Outdoor group portrait of officers of the 10th Infantry Battalion using a wagon as a grandstand ...

Unit 10th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P02321.004
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film copy negative
Maker Nott, H C
Date made 25 December 1914
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Outdoor group portrait of officers of the 10th Infantry Battalion using a wagon as a grandstand to watch a battalion sports carnival at Mena Camp Egypt, Christmas 1914. The officers are from left to right: Captain (Capt) Mervyn James Herbert from Brighton, South Australia (later Major (Maj)); Capt Felix Gordon Giles from Marylands, South Australia (later Maj and awarded DSO); Lieutenant (Lt) William Howard Perry from Broken Hill, NSW (later Capt and awarded MC); Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col) Stanley Price Weir from St Peters, South Australia, the battalion Commanding Officer (later awarded DSO); Lt Herbert Champion Hosking from St Peters; Maj Miles Fitzroy Beevor from Unley, South Australia (later Lt Col); Capt Francis Maxwell de Frayer Lorenzo from Westbourne, South Australia, Adjutant (later Lt Col and awarded DSO); Lt John Hamilton from Broken Hill (later Capt); Lt Hector Roy Heming from North Adelaide; Lt Louis Gordon Holmes from Norwood, South Australia; Capt George Dorricutt Shaw from Hindmarsh, South Australia (later Maj); Lt Alfred Cyril Sommerville from Croydon, South Australia; Lt Trevor Owen-Smyth from Adelaide (killed in action at Gallipoli on 6 May 1915). Note the date on the print is incorrect (it should read "Xmas 1914").