Digital image of a photograph printed onto a postcard backing, depicting Harry Cousland (left) with his two brothers: James Llewellyn, on the left and Archibald Charles, centre. James served in the Navy, and possibly absconded; Archibald may have been in the Merchant Navy, but no record of his service has been found by the donor.
Part of a collection of material relating to the World War I military service of Hans Harry Cousland. Harry was a 21-year-old labourer from Port Melbourne when he enlisted to serve in World War I in 1915. He was wounded on 26 August 1916, recovered and returned to the front. There he was promoted then wounded again on 14 January 1917, receiving a gunshot wound in his left forearm which severed his ulnar nerve and caused a compound fracture of his left radius. He was operated on but his wound healed incorrectly with on-going nerve damage, and he was left with 'total incapacity' of his arm. He returned to Australia on 31 December 1917 on the hospital ship Themistocles and discharged medically-unfit in August 1918.
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Three servicemen, visible to waist- one in infantry uniform, one a sailor's uniform and the other in what may be a Merchant Navy uniform.
Digital image of photograph printed onto a postcard backing
Donation from Jill Cousland, 24/11/2014
Digital Still Image, Black & White
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