|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne|
|Date made||2 October 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Josiah Barnes collection of First World War negatives and prints
A group of unidentified soldiers of 21st Reinforcements, 5th Infantry Battalion, kneeling and standing in a group on the wharf prior to the departure of troopship HMAT Nestor (A71) from Melbourne on 2 October 1916. Identified front row, far left is R58 Sergeant (Sgt) Rupert Middleton, sign writer of South Melbourne, Vic; far right, kneeling with his kitbag in front of him is 6534 Private (Pte) Reginald Vernald Matthews, labourer of North Williamstown, Vic.