Staff Sergeant Major Morgan and dog, 1915

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ID Number: DA09725
Maker: Darge Photographic Company
Place made: Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows

Studio portrait, probably of Staff Sergeant Major (SSM) Gabriel Albert Morgan, Instructional Staff, CMF, of Bendigo, Vic.

SSM Morgan enlisted in the AIF and was appointed as 6761A (later 6761) Company Sergeant Major (CSM) on 3 September 1917. On 21 November 1917 he embarked aboard HMAT Nestor in Melbourne as a member of the 20th Reinforcements, 23rd Battalion. On 17 April 1918 he was transferred to the 14th Battalion. On 6 November 1918 he embarked aboard HT Marathon to return to Australia. Note he is wearing a militia uniform and is accompanied by a dog wearing a forage cap.

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This photograph is from the Australian War Memorial's collection

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azd + hassy, CedaCo, luvs2create2, and 153 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. SandyEm 71 months ago | reply

    This is gorgeous :-) Quirky and i like the smirk on the soldier...he's enjoying it :-)

  2. Tetley T 65 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Australian portrait, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  3. Greedykitty - WorkAsFun 60 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Photografica, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

  4. Gay Historian 60 months ago | reply

    Moments like this make life wonderful!

  5. Rita was here... 56 months ago | reply

    Aw! That is so endearing!

  6. Edgardo Wizart 54 months ago | reply

    Very lovely moment among the hard war time

  7. vagabu (José Luis) 40 months ago | reply

    ¡ Wonderful image ! Excellent your work. Congratulations and a greeting.
    Mi Web.

  8. MightyTiki © 24 months ago | reply

    This photo was taken on July 11, 1915 in Broadmeadows, Melbourne, VIC, AU, using a Nikon D100.


    Nikon released the D100 in 1915!?

  9. milolowe 16 months ago | reply

    That's awesome :)

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