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P04321.002

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P04321.002
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin
Photographer Talma Studio
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 1899

Description

Studio portrait of 2nd Lieutenant George Albert Eddy, of Castlemaine, Vic. He served as a Major and Second in Command of the 1st Victorian Mounted Rifles during the Boer War. As a Major, Eddy was killed in action on 12 February 1900, whilst bringing his men forward to cover the retreat of the 2nd Battalion Wiltshire Regiment at Rensburg. He was killed in the same action as Lieutenant James Roberts and Corporal Alex Ross.