Studio portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 432 Private (Pte) Frank Edward Moir, 54th ...

Accession Number P03236.152
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Date made June 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Studio portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 432 Private (Pte) Frank Edward Moir, 54th Battalion, from Moombooldool, NSW. Pte Moir enlisted at the age of 30 on 25 August 1914 and embarked for overseas on 18 October 1914 aboard HMAT Suffolk. He served at Gallipoli where he received special mention for acts of conspicuous gallantry. Pte Moir was captured at Fleurbaix, France, on 19 July 1916 and held as a POW in Germany until he was repatriated to England on 2 January 1919. He arrived back in Australia on 10 May 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 178.

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