Studio portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 4532 Private (Pte) Frederick John Land, 54th ...

Accession Number P03236.036
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Germany: Munster
Date made c January 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 4532 Private (Pte) Frederick John Land, 54th Battalion, from Sydney, NSW at POW camp Munster in Westphalia, Germany. Pte Land enlisted on 23 August 1915 and embarked for overseas on 16 February 1916 aboard HMAT Ballarat. He was captured on the night of 19-20 July 1916 at Fleurbaix, France and spent the rest of the war in German POW camps. He survived, was repatriated to England in December 1918 and arrived back in Australia in March 1919. 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 52.

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