[Group portrait of unidentified people, three men, two in military unifrom, and two women on the steps of doorway at Staffield Hall, Penrith, England, c1916 to 1919]

Fryer, John Denis, 1895-1923 (1916). [Group portrait of unidentified people, three men, two in military unifrom, and two women on the steps of doorway at Staffield Hall, Penrith, England, c1916 to 1919].

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Creator Fryer, John Denis, 1895-1923
Title [Group portrait of unidentified people, three men, two in military unifrom, and two women on the steps of doorway at Staffield Hall, Penrith, England, c1916 to 1919]
Open Access Status Other
Publication date 1916-01-01
Year available 2015
Series John Denis Fryer Collection, UQFL23
Type image/tiff
Original Format Photograph; sepia; 7 x 9 cm.
Source John Denis Fryer Collection, UQFL23, Box 3, item 63b
Rights For all enquiries about this work, please contact the Fryer Library, The University of Queensland Library
Abstract/Summary John Denis (Jack) Fryer was born in 1895 at Springsure, Queensland, son of Charles George Fryer and his wife Rosina, née Richards. Charles and Rosina had seven children: Elizabeth Stuart (later Gilmour), William Thomas, Charles George, Henry Hardy, John Denis, Richard Alexander James and Walter Ponsonby. Jack won a scholarship to the University of Queensland and commenced study in 1915. By the end of first term, Jack decided to volunteer for military service in the first Australian Imperial Force. He was commissioned in 1916 and went to France where he was gassed in early 1917. After hospitalisation in England, Jack returned to France for the final push to Amiens, in August 1918. There he was again wounded, by a stick bomb. After the war he re-enrolled at the University of Queensland for the first term of 1920 to complete his English honours examinations. His health failed in 1922 and he died in February 1923. In 1926, as a memorial to their former member and vice-president, members of the University Dramatic Society donated £10 to establish a collection of works in Australian literature. The Fryer collection was maintained in the English Department until the 1950s when it became part of the University of Queensland Library.
Keyword World War, 1914-1918
Fryer Library
Fryer, John Denis, 1895-1923 -- Archives
Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921)
World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia -- Portraits
Staffield Hall (Penrith, England)
Army officers
Additional Notes This project supported by the Queensland State Government.

Photograph part of eight miscellaneous photographs in an envelope with Red Cross emblem reading: 'Neither Mother (94) or Uncle Henry Fryer (87) can identify these now. 1979. (Lex Lear (nee Gilmour). Commander Fryer or his sister Norah Fryer of Ipswich England may know if the lone lady is an Eng. Fryer'. Annotation written in black marker: 'These were? Maybe? Eng. friends or relatives of J. D. Fryer'.

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