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ID number P10550.097
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original postcard negative
Photographer Thuillier, Louis
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt
Date made c November 1916
Copyright holder Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd

Description

Portrait of 2183 Private (Pte) Joseph Wood, 29th Battalion. A bottle blower from Caulfield, Victoria, Pte Wood was wounded in action on 11 December 1917, suffering a severe wound to his right thigh. He was sent to hospital in England, where, nearly a year later, his leg was amputated after several failed attempts to save it from infection. After recovering in England, Pte Wood arrived home in Australia in October 1919. (See also DA13772)

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