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The AIF XI Tour of South Africa, 1919
The AIF XI Tour of South Africa, 1919

The AIF XI South African Touring Team, 1919

At the conclusion of the Great war, an AIF Test Team XI was selected to tour of South Africa in 1919 as a moral boosting initiative. From 18 October to 12 December 1919, 1919, the team played 10 matches of between 3 to 5 days, depending upon the team they were up against.

This album attempts to documents the features of this series.

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The AIF XI Team
The AIF XI Team 
 

AWM Caption:

London, England. June 1919.

Group portrait of members of the AIF Cricket Eleven, which toured the United Kingdom from May to September, 1919, at Lords Ground.

Back row, left to right:

Staff Sergeant C. S. Winning, Dental Section, AIF Headquarters (HQ); Sergeant H. S. Love, Australian Army Service Corps (AASC); Gunner (Gnr) J. T. Murray, 103rd Battery; Gnr E. Bull, 26th Battery; Lieutenant J. M. Gregory, 4th Divisional Artillery; Captain (Capt) E. J. Long, Deputy Assistant Provost Marshal, Weymouth; Corporal E. A. Oldfield.

Middle row:

Capt C. T. Docker, General List; Capt C. E. Pellew, 27th Battalion; Lance Corporal H. L. Collins, 10th AASC; Capt C. B. Willis, Dental Section; Sgt A. W. Lampard, 10th AASC; Capt W. L. Trennery, 17th Battalion.

Front row:

Gnr J. M. Taylor, 101st Howitzer Battery; Warrant Officer W. S. Stirling, AIF Headquarters, Records Section.

They are wearing the official team blazer with the AIF rising sun emblem on the pocket.