ID number P10550.151
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original postcard negative
Maker Thuillier, Louis (Photographer)
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt
Date made c November 1918
Copyright holder Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd


Group portrait of 5th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery (5th ALTMB) football team. Identified are, back row, fourth from left, 1655 Private Patrick Brady, a tram conductor from Milson’s Point, NSW. Middle row, kneeling far right; 517 Sergeant William Henry Crook, a boot clicker from Redfern, NSW. The officer standing on the right is probably Captain Victor Esmond Douglas Crisp, a telegraphist from Grenfell, NSW and officer commanding the 5th ALTMB. The Battery, as part of the 5th Brigade were situated in Vignacourt from 8th October - 22nd November 1918. The unit diary records that the football team played three times during November, going down 3/6 in their first match against the 18th Battalion, winning their next match 9/0 against the 20th Battalion and losing their last against the 17th Battalion, 3/6.

From the Thuillier collection of glass plate negatives. Taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier in Vignacourt, France during the period 1916 to 1918.