Friday, February 22, 2013

Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force, 1915

Taken at the Liverpool Camp, NSW
These men were from the 'Victorian Quota' of the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force which was formed quickly in 1914 and dispatched to Rabaul, New Britain, to seize and destroy German wireless stations in the south–west Pacific.  Private James Cason Livesay is seated at far left of the middle row.  Any further identifications would be welcome.  James left Victoria in December or November (his enlistment date and embarkation in his records date are incompatible!), and returned to Victoria in December 1915 at the termination of his engagement.  Photo courtesy of Geoff Haynes.

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