Studio portrait of 1770 Private (later Corporal (Cpl)) Harold Skewes, 57th (later 60th) Battalion ...

Accession Number P05248.121
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 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

Studio portrait of 1770 Private (later Corporal (Cpl)) Harold Skewes, 57th (later 60th) Battalion of Ballarat, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Euripides (A14) on 4 April 1916. On 5 April 1918, he was wounded in action near Corbie, France, and died of his wounds in the 46th Casualty Clearing Station, aged 38. Cpl Skewes is buried in the Picquigny British Cemetery, France.