Studio portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 2062 Private (Pte) Frank Augustine Lamprey, ...

Accession Number P03236.063
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) 2062 Private (Pte) Frank Augustine Lamprey, 32nd Battalion, from Goodwood, Western Australia. Pte Lamprey enlisted at the age of 20 on 4 October 1915 and embarked for overseas on 7 February 1916 aboard HMAT Miltiades. He was captured at Fleurbaix, France on 20 July 1916 and held as a POW until he was repatriated to England on 14 December 1918. Pte Lamprey arrived back in Australia on 9 May 1919. Handwritten note on back of photograph reads: "To Miss M.E. Chomley, from Frank A. Lamprey (Pte) No 2062, 32nd Australian Inftry. Batt. Prisoner of War, Camp 3 Munster (in Westf.) Detachmt. 432, Germany." 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 88.

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