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Digital Photograph - Returned Serviceman and Family at His World War I Homecoming, Brunswick, 1919 Image Reg. No: MM 110913

Summary:
Black and white photograph showing Les Bonney's friends and family at his home-coming after service in World War I, in July 1919. According to his family, Les had joined the War from the Tally Ho Boys Home in Kew. The Home released him into service. He was part of the 32477 Infantry Battalion - 9 to 12 Reinforcements and arrived back in Melbourne after the war on 5 July 1919. His home-coming was hosted by his aunt and uncle in Brunswick.
Description:
Digital image file. A digital photograph was taken of the original black and white print.
Description Of Content:
Serviceman and extended family standing outside a terrace house, decorated with a variety of national flags and two banners saying 'Welcome Home'. There are five women, a girl and four men.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from Ms Lynne Bonney, 2006
Acknowledgement:
Contributed by Ms Lynne Bonney
Discipline: History

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Tagged with: celebrations, families, houses, returned services, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Life During World War I in Photographs, Domestic & Community Life Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection, Melbourne's Biggest Family Album Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: homecoming
Original Caption: Welcome Home Les
Inscriptions: Welcome Home Les
People Depicted: Hargraves, Ethel; (surname unknown), Aunty Belle; Forsythe, Jack; Taylor, Kate; Hargraves, Ruth; Bonney, Will; Taylor, Mary; Bonney, Leslie; Taylor, Thomas; (surname unknown), Aunty Kate
Format: Digital Still Image: Black & White; Tiff
Place & Date Depicted: Brunswick, Victoria, Australia, 1919

Source of Date Depicted: Estimate based on the serviceman's arrival date back in Australia, as suggested by research in War Memorial records.
Photographer: Unknown

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