Studio portrait of 3192 Private Frank Hessell (also spelt Hassall) Pickering, 18th (later 3rd) Battalion of Auburn, NSW. A telegraphist prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT ...

Accession Number P08624.288
Collection type Photograph
Title Studio portrait of 3192 Private Frank Hessell (also spelt Hassall) Pickering, 18th (later 3rd) Battalion of Auburn, NSW. A telegraphist prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT ...
Object types Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Cumberland
Date made 1920
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Studio portrait of 3192 Private Frank Hessell (also spelt Hassall) Pickering, 18th (later 3rd) Battalion of Auburn, NSW. A telegraphist prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Suevic (A29) on 20 November 1915. He was killed in action on 22 July 1916 at Pozieres, France, aged 23. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. He was the brother of 3883A Private Roland Taafe Pickering, 3rd Battalion, killed in action on 17 August 1916.