Studio portrait of 4622 Private Robert James Risbey,1st (later 45th) Battalion of Parramatta, NSW. A letter carrier prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the RMS Osterley on 15 ...

Accession Number P08624.106
Collection type Photograph
Title Studio portrait of 4622 Private Robert James Risbey,1st (later 45th) Battalion of Parramatta, NSW. A letter carrier prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the RMS Osterley on 15 ...
Object types Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Cumberland
Date made 1920
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Studio portrait of 4622 Private Robert James Risbey,1st (later 45th) Battalion of Parramatta, NSW. A letter carrier prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916. He was killed in action on 6 August 1916 in the lines at Pozieres, France, aged 19. He was buried nearby but post war his body was not recovered and he is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.