Photograph - Corporal John Peile, World War I, 1914-1915 Image Reg. No: ST 040692

Photograph of Corp. John Peile, service number 2662, 2nd Battalion, in uniform during World War I.

Corporal John Peile was born in Echuca, Victoria. He was a 38 year old unmarried miner when he enlisted on 25 June 1915. He served in in Gallipoli and France and was promoted to corporal. He died in France on 18 September 1918 and is buried at Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

His younger brother Albert enlisted first. He was a 22 year old unmarried clerk when he enlisted on 27 August 1914, service number 769, 3rd Battalion. He served in Gallipoli and later France, and was eventually promoted to the rank of corporal. Albert died in Bullecourt, France on 4 May 1917 and is commemorated at the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial. Their mother Mary Peile died in 1926, aged 73.

The photograph was taken at The Crown Studios, Sydney. John enlisted in Newcastle, New South Wales, and left Sydney on the HMAT Runic on 9 August 1915. Albert enlisted in Kensington, New South Wales, and left Sydney on the HMAT Euripides on 20 October 1914.

Part of a collection of material relating to the World War I service of brothers John and Albert Victor Peile.
Monochrome photographic print attached to a backing board. Remnant of 'Butterfly' tape suggests that it was hinged onto another backing in the past.
Description Of Content:
Soldier in uniform, standing in front of a landscape background and holding his rifle next to his right leg.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Returned & Services League of Australia Limited (RSL) Victorian Branch, 1986
Discipline: Technology
Dimensions: 145 mm (Height), 98 mm (Width)
Dimension Comment: Dimensions of the photograph only

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Tagged with: world war i 1914-1918, australian army, military memorabilia, -1
Themes this item is part of: Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: portraits
Inscriptions: Printed on card beneath photograph: The Crown Studios, / Vice Regal / Photographers / Sydney'.
Format: Photograph: Monochrome
Person Depicted: Corporal John Peile, 1914-1915
Photographer: Crown Studios, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1914-1915
References: References:
For John Peile's war record see the National Archive of Australia website at:
For Albert Peile's war record see the National Archives of Australia website at:

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