Portrait of 3002 Private (Pte) Charles Washington, 32nd Battalion. A farmer from Adelaide, South ...

Accession Number P09291.322
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital print
Maker Unknown
Date made c March 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of 3002 Private (Pte) Charles Washington, 32nd Battalion. A farmer from Adelaide, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 6th Reinforcements from Adelaide on 11 April 1916 aboard HMAT Aeneas (A60) for Suez. His battalion relocated to the Western Front, France in late June 1916. In mid-December 1916 he transferred to the 50th Battalion which was then located near Buire, France. Pte Washington was killed in action near Noreuil on 2 April 1917. His grave and 81 others were destroyed by shellfire and his name is recorded on a special memorial. He was aged 26 years.