|Object type||Black & white - Digital print|
|Date made||c March 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Portrait of 3002 Private (Pte) Charles Washington, 32nd Battalion. A farmer from Adelaide, South ...
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.