Studio portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 3188 Private (Pte) Herbert Sampson Tharme, ...

Accession Number P03236.095
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Date made July 1916 - November 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) 3188 Private (Pte) Herbert Sampson Tharme, 55th Battalion, from Leichhardt, NSW. Pte Tharme enlisted on 12 August 1915 and embarked for overseas on 20 December 1915 aboard HMAT Suevic. He was captured at Fleurbaix, France on 20 July 1916 and held as a POW initially at Dulmen and then at Schneidemuhl. He was repatriated to London in December 1918. He was married in England on 4 September 1919 and arrived back in Australia on 10 December 1920. 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 123.

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