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Photograph - AIF Signalers, Broadmeadows, Victoria, World War I, 1915 Image Reg. No: ST 041207

Group photograph of a group of AIF Signalers, taken at Broadmeadows Camp, Victoria, 1915. Sapper Alfred Galbraith is included in the group, though he is not identified. Alfred Galbraith completed signals training at Broadmeadows Camp 15 October 1915. Broadmeadows was the site of signals training for all Australian troops during the first call up. Engineering and signalling training did not include weapons training. The photograph was printed by Frazer & Vallance Photographers, Melbourne.

Born in Maryborough, Sapper Alfred George Finlay Galbraith was the son of Alfred and Amy C. Galbraith, of W.R. Institute, Flinders Street, Station Buildings, Melbourne. He trained as an electrical engineer and enlisted in the Australian Army at the age of 20, in July 1915. His father gave written permission for him to join 'the Military Forces to serve the Empire abroad' (his mother had already died). Galbraith served in the 5th Division Signalling Company, Australian Engineers, AIF, embarking from Melbourne on 23 November 1915 on the 'Ceramic'. He went to Egypt for further training, then was shipped to France, disembarking 27 June 1916 at Marseilles. Less than three weeks later, on 15 July, he received a wound in the thigh and a 'penetrating wound in the neck'. He died the same day at the 8th Australian Field Ambulance.
Monochrome photographic print on backing board.
Description Of Content:
Studio photograph of a group of soldiers in a variety of uniforms, taken at Broadmeadows Training camp, Victoria, 1915.
There are fifty-nine soldiers in the photograph.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Mrs M. Jamieson, 1985
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 99 mm (Height), 270 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions of the photograph only

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Tagged with: army camps, australian army, military memorabilia, signals, training, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Sapper Alfred Galbraith, AIF (1895-1916), Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: training
People Depicted: GALBRAITH, A.G.F.
Organisations Depicted: 5th Division Signal Company; 2nd Division Signal Company
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Place & Date Depicted: Broadmeadows Army Training Camp, Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia, 1915
Photographer: Frazer & Vallance, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1915
Person Named: Alfred Galbraith, Broadmeadows, Victoria, Australia, 1915
References: Image of signallers at work during World War I at the Imperial War Museum - Q 36080.


Broadmeadows Historical Society Inc Posted on 12 Feb 2010 11:54 AM
As Hon. Secretary of the above society I would like to make arrangements to obtain free copies of the photos pertaining to the history of Broadmeadows currently held by Museum Victoria.

Elayne Whatman
Hon. Secretary
Discovery Centre Posted on 12 Feb 2010 4:26 PM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hello Elayne - I will forward you our image request guidelines by email.

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