|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Date made||c 1943|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Informal outdoor portrait of NX202253 Private (Pte) John Latima Assheton (right), 41 Battalion ...
Informal outdoor portrait of NX202253 Private (Pte) John Latima Assheton (right), 41 Battalion CMF, with two unidentified soldiers. Pte Assheton enlisted on 9 September 1943 in Sydney, NSW. He died from injuries on 9 July 1944 in Pymble, Sydney. Newspaper reports stated that Pte Assheton was killed when a fuse cap of a mortar shell exploded in the garage of his uncle, 74489 Flight Lieutenant Horace Athol Chin. Pte Assheton was the only son of NX379 Lieutenant Colonel Charles Frederick Assheton, who was killed on 9 February 1942 during the fall of Singapore. Pte Assheton was buried in the Sydney War Cemetery, NSW. He was 16 years old.