|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||France: Paris|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 355 Sergeant (Sgt) William Faint (left) and an unidentified sergeant (right), ...
Studio portrait of 355 Sergeant (Sgt) William Faint (left) and an unidentified sergeant (right), both of the 10th Battalion. An engine cleaner from Hindmarsh, SA, Faint embarked with the 10th Battalion as a Private from Adelaide aboard the HMAT Ascanius on 20 October 1914. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 March 1916 and then to Sergeant on 19 October 1916. Sgt Faint was awarded the Military Medal (MM) and Bar for bravery and determination for his actions at Merris, France on 23 and 29-30 July 1918. He was killed in action in France on 11 August 1918, aged 21. His collection of medals, including the MMs are held in the Memorial's National Collection.