|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
Taylor, George Patrick
|Place made||Australia: Tasmania, Ulverstone|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 6754 Private (Pte) William Roy Jeffrey, 12th Battalion, of Sprent, Tas. A ...
Studio portrait of 6754 Private (Pte) William Roy Jeffrey, 12th Battalion, of Sprent, Tas. A farmer before enlisting in August 1916, Pte Jeffrey left Australia for service on the Western Front with the 22nd Reinforcements in September 1916. Having just taken part in the operations around the Polygon Wood area, Pte Jeffrey was moving out of the line to billets at Chateau Segard near Steenvoorde on 30 September 1917 when a German aircraft flew over the camp and dropped its bombs. Pte Jeffrey was one of three men killed, age 22.