Historical information

The photo relates to Robert Richard Metcalfe No 4853 enlisted on 13.7 1915 in the 15th reinforcements 7th Bn AIF age 22 years, embark for Eygpt 7.3.1916, transfers to 5th Pioneer Bn 17.4.1916, embark for Marseilles 19.6.1916, hospital 18.3.1917 injury to Hand, rejoin unit 27.3.1917, KIA 10.5.1917 at Bullecourt.

Physical description

Photograph B & W showing a soldier standing hands behind back and wearing a peak hat. The background has an ornamental studio structure, photo set on a white edging with main backing being a dark greyish colour., name hand written on the rear.

Inscriptions & markings

On the front in white print, “Yeoman Studios”, On rear in black pen, “Mrs Metcalf 3 in ....”