|Object type||Colour - Toned black & white print|
Kelly, W Vincent
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Bendigo|
|Date made||c 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 2225 Private (Pte) Harold George (George) Ottrey, 60th Battalion, of Mincha, ...
Studio portrait of 2225 Private (Pte) Harold George (George) Ottrey, 60th Battalion, of Mincha, Vic. A farmer prior to enlisting in March 1916, Pte Ottrey embarked from Melbourne with the 4th Reinforcements aboard HMAT Orsova (A67) on 1 August 1916. He arrived in France for service on the Western Front on 7 December 1916. On 23 February 1917 Pte Ottrey was wounded in a grenade accident at Fricourt, France. Following treatment and recovery, he returned to his unit in April 1917. Pte Ottrey was killed in action in Belgium on 25 September 1917. He was 31 years of age. Pte Ottrey's brother 08/3030 Pte John Thomas Ottrey, 1st Battalion Otago Regiment, New Zealand Military Forces, was killed in action in France on 27 September 1916.