|Object type||Colour - Toned black & white print|
|Place made||United Kingdom: England|
|Date made||March 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 2006 Private (Pte) William Norman (Norman) Carnall, 66th Battalion, of ...
Studio portrait of 2006 Private (Pte) William Norman (Norman) Carnall, 66th Battalion, of Duntroon, ACT. A grocer prior to enlisting in July 1915, Pte Carnall embarked from Melbourne with the 29th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcements on board HMAT Ballarat (A70) on 18 February 1916. He arrived in England in April 1916 and after further training arrived for service in France on 23 June 1916. In November he was hospitalised with trench foot and sent back to England for recovery and furlough. In April 1917 he was transferred to the 66th Battalion and remained in England for training until October 1917 when he was returned to France. Pte Carnall, called "Snow" or "Snowy" by his mates,because he had fair hair, was killed in action on the evening of 23 July 1918 when a shell exploded in a dug out at Morlancourt in which he and others were waiting in reserve. Pte Carnall was 20 years of age.