Studio portrait of Australian Prisoner of War (POW) 3076 Private (Pte) William John James, 55th ...

Accession Number P03236.174
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made Germany
Date made 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) 3076 Private (Pte) William John James, 55th Battalion, from Sydney NSW. Pte James enlisted at the age of 18 on 30 August 1915 and embarked for overseas on 8 October 1915 aboard HMAT Warilda. He was captured at Fleurbaix, France on 20 July 1916 and held as a POW in Germany until repatriated to England on 14 December 1918. Pte James arrived back in Australia on 12 January 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 206.

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