Outdoor portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 1304 Lance Corporal (Lcpl) Eric Walter Bell, ...

Accession Number P03236.098
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

Outdoor portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 1304 Lance Corporal (Lcpl) Eric Walter Bell, 55th Battalion from Katoomba NSW at POW Camp Munster, Germany. Lcpl Bell enlisted at the age of 19 on 29 August 1914 and embarked for overseas on 20 October 1915 aboard HMAT Euripides. He was captured at Fleurbaix, France on 20 July 1916 and held as a POW in Germany until repatriated to England on 28 November 1918. Lcpl Bell arrived back in Australia on 3 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 127.

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