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Digital Photograph - Anzac Military Band, circa 1920 Image Reg. No: MM 110340

Black and white photograph showing a group portrait of the Anzac military band, in about 1920, post World War I.

Stanley Fletcher is second from the right, standing in the third row from the front, holding a clarinet. Because he was a clarinet player he became part of the military band when he enlisted in the military, and he was also a stretcher bearer - according to his family, the two jobs seemed to go together. Stanley fought in Gallipoli and France, and was wounded at Pozieres and awarded a military medal for bravery under fire. His family thought that the band may have met at Dame Nellie Melba's house in Lilydale.
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Group portrait of a military brass band in uniform, holding their instruments. There are about 40 men in the band. The first row are sitting down, while the others are all standing. In the centre of the first row a large drum is sitting on the floor in front of a man.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Mrs Nancy Gallagher, 2006
Discipline: History

More information

Tagged with: brass bands, brass instruments, musical instruments, performers, wars conflicts, military forces, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Life During World War I in Photographs, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Veterans
Tertiary Classification: military bands
Inscriptions: This would be the ANZAC Band the post war era. Stan Fletcher, with clarinet indicated by arrow.
People Depicted: Stanley Fletcher
Organisations Depicted: ANZAC Military Band
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Victoria, Australia, circa 1920

Source of Date Depicted: Contributor's estimate.
Photographer: Unknown

Professional photographer.
Organisation Depicted: ANZAC Military Band, Victoria, Australia, circa 1920


Fiona Hickie Posted on 28 Apr 2014 6:31 PM
Please note because it includes woodwind instruments, i.e. clarinets and saxophones, that it is not a brass band.

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