Studio portrait of 3652 Private (Pte) George James Thomson, 23rd Battalion, of Clifton Hall, Vic. ...

Accession Number P09683.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Digital print
Maker Unknown
Date made 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 3652 Private (Pte) George James Thomson, 23rd Battalion, of Clifton Hall, Vic. A printer prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 23rd Reinforcements from Melbourne, Vic, aboard HMAT Afric (A19) on 5 January 1916. Pte Thomson was taken on strength to the 60th Battalion and then transferred to the 59th Battalion in April 1916. Pte Thomson served in Egypt and the Western Front; he was killed in action on 19th July 1916. Pte Thomson was 21 years of age.