Group portrait of Australian junior officers and nurses on board RMS Osterley on their way to ...

Accession Number P06566.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made At sea
Date made October 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Group portrait of Australian junior officers and nurses on board RMS Osterley on their way to Egypt. Back row, left to right: 2nd Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Frederick William Marks, 7th Battalion; 2nd Lt David Gerald Evans, 22nd Battalion (later 8th Battalion, died of wounds on 20 September 1917; 2nd Lt Robert Armstrong Morgan, 21st Battalion (later Captain, 57th Battalion, killed in action 25 April 1918); 2nd Lt Harry Bateman Archibald, 6th Battalion (later 14th Field Artillery Brigade); 2nd Lt Charles Edgar Shaw, 24th Battalion (later Captain, 55th Battalion); 2nd Lt John Arthur Hill, 23rd Battalion (returned to Australia 4 December 1918); 2nd Lt Alexander George Campbell, 24th Battalion (later awarded DSO, Captain and 8th Battalion); 2nd Lt Harold Bartram, 5th Battalion (later Lieutenant); 2nd Lt Ronald James Dickson, 23rd Battalion (later Major 59th Battalion) and Lt Thorold Robert Casboulte, 8th Battalion (returned to Australia on 30 January 1918). Middle row: Captain Atkins, Medical Officer; Staff Nurse Agnes Alexina McCrae Jolly, Captain Williams, Lieutenant-Colonel Scriven VD, Lieutenant Robley, Sister Henrietta Margaret Meldrum and Captain Hamilton. Front row: Lieutenants Marks; Lt Ernest Henry George Kemmis, 6th Battalion, (later captain and killed accidentally on 22 July 1918 when he fractured his skull during a horse race); 2nd Lt Samuel Carty Kilduff, 22nd Battalion, (later Lt, returned to Australia on 16 December 1917); Lt Thomas Alfred Hooper, 5th Battalion, (later killed in action on 18 August 1916); 2nd Lt William Holman Roberts, 21st Battalion and Lt William Brace (Bruce?) Bennett, 8th Battalion.