Outdoor portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 4857 Private (Pte) Joseph Frederick Stiles, ...

Accession Number P03236.141
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) 4857 Private (Pte) Joseph Frederick Stiles, 53rd Battalion from Sydney NSW at German POW Camp Schneidemuhl. Pte Stiles enlisted at the age of 39 on 27 August 1915 and embarked for overseas on 8 March 1916 aboard HMAT Star of England. He was captured at Fleurbaix, France on 20 July 1916 and held as a POW until he was repatriated to England on 1 December 1918. Pte Stiles 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 168.

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