Studio portrait of 638 (later 638A) Private (Pte) James Joseph Lynch, 13th Machine Gun Company, ...

Unit 44th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P07301.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Marlborough Studios
Place made Australia: Victoria, Melbourne
Date made c 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 638 (later 638A) Private (Pte) James Joseph Lynch, 13th Machine Gun Company, of Brisbane, Qld. An axeman prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 11th Reinforcements on HMAT Ascanius (A11) on 11 May 1917. He later transferred to the 44th Battalion. The unit was engaged in the Ypres sector and took part in the major battle of Broodseinde Ridge. When the Germans launched their last great offensive in March 1918, the 44th was deployed to the Amiens sector in France. Pte Lynch was killed in action at the Battle of Hamel on 4 July 1918, aged 23.