P02939.031

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
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ID number P02939.031
Collection Photograph
Object types
  • Black & white
  • Portrait
Date made c. 1918
Physical description
  • Black & white
  • Portrait

Description

Informal portrait of Private (Pte) Henry (Harry) Dalziel VC, 15th Battalion. Pte Dalziel was awarded the Victoria Cross for "most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty when in action with a Lewis gun section" on 4 July 1918 at Hamel Wood, France. Pte Dalziel rushed at an enemy machine gun with his revolver and killed or captured the entire crew and gun, being severely wounded in the hand. He was ordered back to the regimental aid post for treatment, deciding instead to secure ammunition and man his Lewis gun until he was severely wounded in the head. He received medical treatment in England for his head injury, returning to Australia in January 1919.