Studio portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 3539 Private (Pte) Norman Wilkinson, 54th ...

Accession Number P03236.136
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Germany
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) 3539 Private (Pte) Norman Wilkinson, 54th Battalion, from Sydney NSW. Pte Wilkinson enlisted at the age of 18 on 4 August 1915 and embarked for overseas on 2 November 1915 aboard HMAT Euripides. He was captured at Fleurbaix, France on 20 July 1916 and interned at German POW Camp Dulmen and later transferred to a camp at Schneidemuhl. He was repatriated to England on 1 December 1918 and arrived back in Australia on 23 April 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 162.

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