A German collecting station on the morning of the 20th July after the battle of Fromelles ...

Place Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, Bethune, Fleurbaix
Accession Number A01551
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Pas de Calais, Bethune, Fleurbaix
Date made 20 July 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

A German collecting station on the morning of the 20th July after the battle of Fromelles (Fleurbaix) with wounded Australian prisoners of war. The only identified soldier is 2134 Private Andreas Voitkun 32nd Battalion. Voitkun is sitting on the square box on the left hand side of the photograph with the top of his left arm bandaged. He was captured on 20 July 1916 and interned at Gefangenenlager Langensalza Germany. Voitkun survived captivity and returned to Australia in 1919.