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P10550.677

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ID number P10550.677
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original postcard negative
Photographer Thuillier, Louis
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt
Date made c 1918
Copyright holder Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd

Description

Original grave cross of 1919 Sergeant (Sgt) Harry Ellis, 18th Battalion. A tram conductor from Cumberland, England, Sgt Ellis (real name Ells) embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Runic (A54) on 9 August 1915 as a Private. He was promoted to Sergeant on 18 September 1916. Sgt Ellis died of wounds on 11 August 1918. He was 33 years of age.

From the Thuillier collection of glass plate negatives. Taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier in Vignacourt, France during the period 1916 to 1918.