Group portrait of Australian signallers from the 24th Battalion A. I. F., Heliopolis, Egypt, 1915.

Those depicted have recently been identified as:

Back row, left to right: unknown; Joseph Fitzgerald Calcutt, service no. 82; Willliam James Hill, service no. 97, killed in action at Pozieres, France, 29/7/16; unsure; unsure (one may be Victor Hughes, service no. 89, killed in action 27/4/18); Felix Phillip L'Huillier (LHuillier, LHuiller), service no. 76, returned to Australia January 1919 (grandson is informant); unknown; Lindley Verity, service no. 87 (the informant's great uncle, who died 1972).

Front row, left to right: Chales James Mitchell, service no. 88; unknown; (previously identified as unknown but now believed to be Thomas Reginald (Reg) Part, service no. 77, killed in action 25/4/18; unknown; unknown; unknown; Stanley George Thompson, service no. 86.

An alternative identification suggests that the far right front signaller is in fact James William Stanley, service no. 90; the 'unknown' next to him, 2nd from right at front, is Norman Roy McKinnon, service no 100 (the informant's grandfather). Three other signallers in the 24 Battalion may also be pictured: 'Bobbie' Fraser, 'Greasy' L'Huillier and Horace Wearne.

The photo is dated broadly to 1915. Felix Phillip L'Huillier embarked from Australia on 8 May 1915, so the photograph must date from June 1915 or later.

Description of Content

Australian serviceman. Group of signallers in tropical gear, Heliopolis, Egypt. 15 men with rifles and signal flags.

Physical Description

Monochrome photograph on paper.

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