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Negative - Ensay Recruits, Victoria, circa 31 Jul 1915 Image Reg. No: MM 004410

Group portrait of 13 World War I recruits from the eastern Victorian town of Ensay. The image was taken around their attestation date of 31 July 1915.

The East Gippsland Family History Group and East Gippsland Historical Society's publication The Black Sheep, no. 77, Dec 2009, names the 13 ?Ensay recruits?. Top (left to right): Private William Burns, Private Henry Francis Swann, Private Albert Herbert Arthur Burden, Private Albert Scott, Private Walter James Warford, Sapper George William Duggan, Private William Oliver Holston. Bottom (left to right): Private Driver Francis Arthur Warford, William James Wallace, Private Henry Leslie Weeks, Corporal William Henry Hardwick, Sapper Charles William Heyne, Private Joseph Mearns.

Ensay appears to have made its contribution to World War I. Recruitment was active (eg. on 1 April 1918 the State Recruiting Committee met at Ensay - ref: The Argus), and after the war, Ensay was apparently a soldier-settlement centre.
Description Of Content:
A group of young men. Some hold flags and there is a sign in front reading 'Ensay Recruits'.
Acquisition Information:
Copied from E Conn, 1987
The Biggest Family Album of Australia, Museum Victoria
Discipline: Technology

More information

Tagged with: australian army, flags, signage, military forces, world war i 1914-1918, soldier settlements, recruitment
Themes this item is part of: Images & Image Making Collection, The Biggest Family Album in Australia Collection, Public Life & Institutions Collection
Primary Classification: MILITARY HISTORY
Secondary Classification: Service
Tertiary Classification: recruitment
People Depicted: Alston, Harold
Format: Negative: Black & White; 35 mm
Place & Date Depicted: Ensay, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, 31 Jul 1915

Date is circa, based on their recruitment date
Creator: H D Bulmer Studio, circa 31 July, 1915
References: Australian War Memorial web site, search results retrived 19 July, 2010 - search by service no.

National Archives of Australia web site, search results retrived 19 July, 2010 - search by family name & service no.

Murrel, Gwen, 'Thirteen Volunteers: The Ensay Recruits', The Black Sheep, no, 77, Dec 2009, pp.4-6.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission web site, search results retrieve 19 July, 2010 - search by family name, located by service no.

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