|Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Corbie Albert Area, Dernancourt
Barrington, Glen Roy
|France: Picardie, Somme, Corbie Albert Area, Dernancourt
|c February 1919
First World War, 1914-1918
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27th Battalion grave photography project
The isolated graves of Major Karl August Richard Friedrichs of Adelaide, SA, killed in action (KIA) 21 April 1918, and 533 Lance Corporal Stanley Frederick Carter of Adelaide, SA, KIA 18 April 1918, and 6074 Albert Edwin Downton of Queenstown, SA, KIA 17 April 1918, all of the 27th Battalion, and buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension. This image is one of a set of photographs of the original graves of some members of the 27th Battalion. The Battalion funded the purchase of the camera through its adjutant Captain (Capt) Southon for 5541 Pte G R Barrington to photograph the graves. The camera and negatives were then acquired by Major John L Treloar on behalf of the Australian War Museum, reimbursing costs for the camera to Capt Southon.
One of a set of 66 images requested by Lieutenant Colonel Frederick Royden Chalmers. The 27th Battalion history 'The Blue and Brown Diamond' relates that 4210 Henry Matthew Skinner MM and battalion photographer Barrington left Mont-sur-Marchienne on 2 February 1919 to photograph scattered graves of soldiers of the unit. Skinner features in a number of the images photographed by Barrington. Copies were supplied to next of kin and near relations.