|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Bapaume Cambrai Area, Noreuil|
|Object type||Black & white - Digital print|
|Date made||c June 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 2556 Private (Pte) Prince Charles Edward Begley, 10th Battalion. A station ...
Studio portrait of 2556 Private (Pte) Prince Charles Edward Begley, 10th Battalion. A station hand from Adelaide, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 7th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 23 June 1915 aboard HMAT Kanowna (A61) for Suez. He served at Gallipoli from mid-September until the battalion was withdrawn to Egypt in late December 1915. In late February 1916 he was transferred to the 50 Battalion and appointed Temporary Lance Corporal (L Cpl). The 50th battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, in early June 1916. In mid-September 1916 he was promoted to Corporal but reverted to the rank of Private in late December. Pte Begley was killed in action at the Battle of Noreuil on 2 April 1917. He has no known grave and is commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. He was aged 28 years.