The death of Major Black
|Title||The death of Major Black|
|Maker||Wheeler, Charles (Artist)|
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne|
|Medium||oil on canvas (linen)|
|Measurement||overall: 129.7 x 236.8 cm|
Major Percy Black had established a reputation for great courage. On 11 April 1917 at Bullecourt, Black led his men through gaps in the dense entanglements under heavy fire, capturing the first trenches and pressing on towards the next line. While getting them through another breach in the wire, Black was shot in the head and killed.