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|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt|
|Date Made||c November 1916|
|Copyright holder||Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd|
|Credit line||Courtesy Kerry Stokes Collection, the Louis and Antoinette Thuillier Collection|
|Description||Portrait of 7 Sergeant (Sgt) Robert Edward Charles MSM, 29th Battalion (right), and an unidentified soldier. A carpenter from Melbourne, Sgt Charles enlisted in March 1915 at 20 years of age. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in June 1918 for his hard work and resourcefulness as a sergeant cook, and returned home to Australia in May the next year. |
From the Thuillier collection of glass plate negatives. Taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier in Vignacourt, France during the period 1916 to 1918.