Outdoor portrait of members of the 7th Battalion taken outside a tent at a training camp prior to embarkation. Whilst most of the men are wearing the forage caps of the pre-war militia, Lieutenant ...
ID numberP09772.010
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Print silver gelatin
MakerUnknown
Place madeAustralia: Victoria
Date madec 1914
DescriptionOutdoor portrait of members of the 7th Battalion taken outside a tent at a training camp prior to embarkation. Whilst most of the men are wearing the forage caps of the pre-war militia, Lieutenant (Lt) Frederick Harold Tubb VC (third from left, third row), later to become Major, wears the distinctive slouch hat of the Australian Army. Seated next to Lt Fred Tubb is his brother Sergeant Frank Reid Tubb MC (second from left, third row). Also depicted in this photograph are Clarence Wignell MM (aged 16, second from left, second row) and his brother Everard Wignell on Clarence's (third from left, second row). Standing second from left is Lance Sergeant Alfred James Collins 368, aged 18, killed in action at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Standing third from the left is Peter Pinder 16, aged 57, a Bore War veteran. The men of the 7th Battalion all originated from within Victoria and were commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Harold 'Pompey' Elliott.