Collection relating to the service of Charles Birtles DCM MM, 19th Battalion and Australian Flying Corps.

Accession Number P04542.006
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Ashby Studios
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 1919
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Photomontage, being a photographic reproduction of an item presented to Lieutenant Colonel W K S. McKenzie DSO by officers of the 19th Battalion who served with the battalion during 1915-1916. Officers appearing in the photograph and listed left to right and top to bottom are; top row: Lieutenant (Lt) J F Weedon, Lt A A Cooke MM, Lt L R H Irvine, Lt A C Bird, Lt J C Browning. 2nd row: Lt L P Israel, Lt H A Camden DCM, Lt David Millar Forsyth, Lt F P J Killeen, Lt E M Brand, Lt l. Jones. 3rd row: Lt A Diamond, Captain (Capt) L W Blake MC, Capt F G Hinds MC, Lt E S Gordon MC, Lt J P Flynn. 4th row: Lt F B Forster, Capt H B Taylor MC, Lt Col W K S McKenzie DSO, Lt Col. H M Beiers MC, Capt H P McMeekin MC, Lt A L Lillie. 5th row: Lt L Brand DCM, Lt D R Fleming MC, Capt P V. Storkey VC, Major F A S Boyden, Lt L W S Seaborn MC, Lt C. Neilson. 6th row: Lt J J Blumer, Lt W Satchell MC, Capt S G Nichol, Lt J Fisher MC, Lt R J Fitzroy MC. 7th row: Lt R J Swallow, Capt G Sadler, Lt F Burke, Capt W H Cullen, Capt A E Dent, Lt C. Birtles DCM MM. Bottom row: Lt W. P C Andrew, Lt A D Pearse MC.
There are some anomalies (Storkey did not receive his Victoria Cross until 1918 and Lt Birtles was a Second Lieutenant with the AFC in 1919, not with the 19th Battalion and not during this 1915-1916 period as titled on the composite photograph).