About this objectFramed portrait of Richard in army uniform, with light horse hat. Simple mountain range background. Framed with a wooden frame with gold trim. Brass plaque attached to bottom of portraits on the frame with "2380
Tpr Richard STARR
2 Australian Light Horse WW1".
MakerAnne Marie Ingham
Medium and MaterialsAcrylic on canvas
Subject and Association DescriptionRichard Starr was 24 when he went to Egypt in 1916 in the 2nd Light Horse as a Trooper, later as a Farrier. His photographs are of scenes in Cairo, Jerusalem and Bethlehem as well as of their horses, swimming with them, Turkish prisoners, gas (mask) drill and a photo found on a German officer’s camera at Romani, 1916. Richard left Egypt to return to Australia, in June, 1919. He died aged 89 in 1980.
Dedicated to Richard Starr
Service: 6th Australian Light Horse
Service Number: 2350
Date of Enlistment: 17 August 1915
Next of Kin: Richard Starr(father)
Rank: Trooper Shoeing Smith
Date of Death: 5 November 1980