|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Pacific Islands: Polynesia, French Polynesia, Society Islands, Tahiti, Papeete|
|Date made||c 29 May 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Collection related to the death of 1701 Robert William Fuhrstrom
"Boys mother". "Funeral on its way". Related to the burial of 1701 Private (Pte) Robert William Fuhrstrom, 58th Battalion, of Main Lead, Victoria. Pte Fuhrstrom embarked for overseas service in April 1916 but spent long periods of his service unwell and in hospital. In 1918 he was invalided back to Australia but on 29 May 1918 died en route and was buried at Uranie Cemetery, Tipaerui, Papeete, Tahiti. Colonel George Hodges Knox CMG, the French Governor, Chaplain Thomas Riddle, the Aide de Camp to the French Governor, the British Consul, the Mayor of Tahiti and other citizens, along with returning soldiers from the troop transport HMAT Marathon (A74) attended the funeral.