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Newspaper Cutting - Australian Servicemen, Victoria, Australia, circa 1915 Image Reg. No: ST 041200

Summary:
Cutting from a newspaper or magazine with black and white portraits of soldiers named Galbraith who served in World War I. The second photo from the left is Alfred Galbraith wearing his Sapper uniform and holding a riding crop. The cutting has no title or date.

Sapper Galbraith signed up for active duty on 15 July 1915. He embarked for Egypt on 23 November 1915. He underwent training in Egypt with the 2nd and 5th Division from December 1915 to June 1916, when the 5th Division sailed to France. He died in France on 15 July 1916.
Description:
Slightly glossy white paper with black and white printed images. The cutting has been cut out to show six portraits, four on the top row, two on the bottom.
Acquisition Information:
Donation & Subsequent Transfer from Mrs M. Jamieson, 1985
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 204 mm (Height), 248 mm (Length)

More information

Tagged with: australian army, australian military forces, military memorabilia, portraits, wars conflicts, world war i 1914-1918
Themes this item is part of: Sapper Alfred Galbraith, AIF (1895-1916), Images & Image Making Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Souvenirs & Mementoes
Tertiary Classification: media coverage
Inscriptions: Printed on front: 'THE FIRST SCHOOL AT SWANSTON -ST. (From an old Photograph) / LIEUT. A.W. GALBRAITH A.S.C. A.F. GALBRAITH. LIEUT. W.J. GALBRAITH, O.A.S. A.E. GALBRAITH, A.S.C. / SGT. S.S. GALBRAITH, O.A.S. LIEUT. W.H. ORCHARD.'
Printed on back: 'PTE. S. MATTHEWS. / NORTH GEELONG BOYS AT CASTLEMAINE-Ptes. H. Swindells, V. Morris P. SGT. G.F. DEVLIN, Marcus Hill, O.A.S. / L. Gonsal and J. Pender. / Tcm Griffiths, Naval Cadets: Norman Griffiths, Naval Cadets Band.'
People Depicted: GALBRAITH, A.G.F.
Format: Newsprint: Black & White
Date Made: Victoria, Australia, 1915-1916
Person Depicted: Alfred Galbraith, Victoria, Australia, 1915-1916
Organisation Named: 5th Division Signal Company, 1915-1916
Organisation Named: 2nd Divison Signal Company, 1915-1916

Comments

Barbara Ferguson Posted on 28 Apr 2010 8:29 PM
I am trying to find out about my grandfathers service in Unit 105 Batt 1915-1917
Unit 12 Garrison BN
where these units served and any information available
Barbara Ferguson Posted on 28 Apr 2010 8:30 PM
His name was James Shirris Barnett
Discovery Centre Posted on 02 May 2010 10:44 AM
Museum Victoria Comment
Hi Barbara, The National Archives of Australia: http://www.naa.gov.au/ should be able to assist you with military records. You might also want to check out the Australian War Memorial: http://www.awm.gov.au/ for some interesting and useful links.

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