Studio portrait of 5917 Private (Pte) Edgar Allen Thornell, 22nd Battalion of Somerville, ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05248.138
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 5917 Private (Pte) Edgar Allen Thornell, 22nd Battalion of Somerville, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Nestor (A71) on 2 October 1916. On 9 August 1918, he died in the Monte Video Camp Hospital, Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom from Pulmonary Tuberculosis, aged 22. Pte Thornell is buried in the Melcombe Regis Cemetery, United Kingdom.