Josiah Barnes collection of First World War negatives and prints

Accession Number PB0641
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Barnes, Josiah
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Port Melbourne
Date made 2 October 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


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.

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