ID numberART03558
Collection typeArt
TitleThe death of Major Black
Measurementoverall: 129.7 x 236.8 cm
Object typePainting
MakerWheeler, Charles
Place madeAustralia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made1923
Physical descriptionoil on canvas (linen)
CopyrightCopyright expired - public domain
DescriptionMajor 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.