Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original postcard negative|
|Maker||Thuillier, Louis (Photographer)|
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt|
|Date made||c January 1917|
|Copyright holder||Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd|
Portrait of 2673 Driver James Stokes (left), 12th Field Company Engineers; and his brother 2253 Private (later Sergeant (Sgt)) Charles Albert Stokes DCM, 51st Battalion. Sgt Charles Albert Stokes was awarded the Digstinguished Conduct Medal in May 1918 for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. While leading a section of bombers against some machine gun positions, all the section, except for himself, became casualties. He then, single-handedly, attacked one of the remaining machine guns and captured it. He took command of his platoon upon returning, his commanding officer having been wounded.