Photograph of the original grave marker for 3904 Private (Pte) James Podmore in Sutton Veny (St ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P10086.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Unknown
Place made United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Sutton Veny
Date made c 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

Photograph of the original grave marker for 3904 Private (Pte) James Podmore in Sutton Veny (St John) Churchyard, Wiltshire, United Kingdom. A tobacco worker before he enlisted on 10 July 1915, Pte Podmore embarked from Melbourne with the 9th Reinforcements to the 22nd Infantry Battalion aboard HMAT Warilda (A69). Pte Podmore served in France with his Battalion, but was removed to England twice during the war, once after receiving a gunshot wounds to the knee and to the face in 1917, and again after suffering from valvular disease of the heart in August of 1918. Pte Podmore died in hospital in England of influenza and pneumonia on 1 November 1918. He was 26 years old.