|Object type||Colour - Toned black & white print|
Fegan, James W (Jack)
|Date made||c 1916|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Group portrait of nurses and patients in a recovery ward in an Northampton war hospital. 252A ...
Group portrait of nurses and patients in a recovery ward in an Northampton war hospital. 252A Private (Pte) Frederick John Ashton, 31st Battalion, is seated on the far left with a bandaged hand. Following his initial service with the 14th Light Horse Pte Ashton had transferred to the 31st Battalion. He was accidentally wounded on 9 October 1917 when a pistol went off in his left hand when he was retrieving it from the top of a parapet. Pte Ashton was initially court martialled in the the field on the same day to establish if it was an attempt to be released from active service. He was exonerated of the charges and returned to his unit on 29 January 1918 to serve out the war.