The burial ground of men of the 21st Battalion who fell in the attack at Mont St Quentin on 1 ...

Accession Number J00370
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half-plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Mont St Quentin
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


The burial ground of men of the 21st Battalion who fell in the attack at Mont St Quentin on 1 September 1918. The cross lists men of the battalion killed in action: 6817A Sergeant Colin Edward Hunt, aged 22 years, enlisted 16.02.1917 at Surry Hills, Vic; 2116 Lance Corporal Albert Henry Blackmore, Military Medal (MM), aged 23 years, enlisted 19.07.1915 at Maldon, Vic; 5413 Lance Corporal Gustav William Oscar Staaf, aged 27 years, enlisted 16.03.1916 at Echuca Vic; 6833 Private Albert Edwin Kelly, aged 40 years, enlisted 30.05.1917 at Garfield, Vic. Private Kelly also served in the Boer War as a Sergeant; 6874 Private Francis William Roberts, aged 30 years, enlisted 23.12.1916 at Hawthorn, Vic; 6380 Private Alfred Roy Smerdon, aged 25 years, enlisted 11.10.1916 at Ballarat, Vic; 6178A Private William Hugh Thorburn, aged 30 years, enlisted 03.08.1916 at Newtown, NSW; 664 Private Edwin Werrett Thompson, aged 25 years, enlisted 02.06.1916 at Drysdale, Vic; 6747 Private William Francis Dowell, aged 20 years, enlisted 31.08.1916 at North Carlton, Vic; 6781 Private David George Gregory Chandler, aged 22 years, enlisted 01.07.1917 at North Williamstown, Vic; 6398 Private Alexander Walker, aged 23 years, enlisted 24.10.1916 at Rochester, Vic. Private Walker was born in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, and came to Australia aged 17 years. The names and the word 'unknown' are stamped into metal wrapped around the cross.

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