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P01645.003

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ID number P01645.003
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white
Physical description Black & white

Description

BELEMEDICK, TURKEY. C.1916. GRAVE, IN THE CHRISTIAN CEMETERY, OF 8275 CHIEF PETTY OFFICER CHARLES VARCOE, CREW MEMBER OF SUBMARINE HMAS AE2, AND THEN PRISONER OF WAR CAPTURED BY THE TURKS ON 1915-04-30. HE DIED 1916-09-18 FROM MENINGITIS WHILE WORKING ON THE BAGHDAD TO BERLIN RAILWAY. LATER HIS BODY WAS REINTERRED IN THE WAR CEMETERY AT BAGHDAD. (ORIGINAL HELD IN AWM ARCHIVE STORE) (DONOR E. CHOMLEY)