Studio portrait of 4 Corporal (Cpl) Alex Ross, 1st Victorian Contingent, of Castlemaine, Vic, in ...

Accession Number P04321.007
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print other than silver gelatin
Maker Humphrey & Co
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 1899
Conflict South Africa, 1899-1902 (Boer War)
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 4 Corporal (Cpl) Alex Ross, 1st Victorian Contingent, of Castlemaine, Vic, in full uniform prior to his departure to South Africa to serve in the Boer War. Cpl Ross was killed in action on 12 February 1900 whilst gallantly defending a position against overwhelming numbers at Rensburg. He was shot through the chest, and died shortly afterwards. Major George Eddy and Lieutenant James Roberts were also killed in the same action.

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