Studio portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 4812 Private (Pte) Leonard Kiernan, 54th ...

Accession Number P03236.045
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
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) 4812 Private (Pte) Leonard Kiernan, 54th Battalion, from Sydney NSW at POW Camp III Munster, Germany. Pte Keirnan enlisted at the age of 20 on 1 June 1915 and embarked for overseas on 17 July 1915 aboard HMAT Orsova. He was captured on the night of 19-20 July 1916 at Fleurbaix, France, held as a POW in Germany and then repatriated to England in December 1918. He arrived back in Australia on 20 August 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 63.

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