Studio portrait of 289 Private Archibald Joseph McSparron, 18th Battalion of Straidarron, Co Londonderry, Ireland. A shunter prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Ceramic ...

Accession Number P08624.097
Collection type Photograph
Title Studio portrait of 289 Private Archibald Joseph McSparron, 18th Battalion of Straidarron, Co Londonderry, Ireland. A shunter prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Ceramic ...
Object types Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Cumberland
Date made 1920
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Studio portrait of 289 Private Archibald Joseph McSparron, 18th Battalion of Straidarron, Co Londonderry, Ireland. A shunter prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 25 June 1915. He was wounded in action at Pozieres, France, on 5 August 1916. He died of his wounds that day at the 44th Casualty Clearing Station, France, aged 26. He is buried in the Puchevillers British Cemetery, France.