Mixed Collection relating to Francis Roberts 6874

Accession Number P11794
Collection type Photograph
Object type Album
Place made Australia: Victoria, Sassafras
Date made April 1917
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Album relating to 6874 Private (Pte) Francis William Roberts, 21st Battalion, of Upper Hawthorn, Victoria. An orchardist prior to enlistment, Pte Roberts embarked with the 19th Reinforcements from Melbourne on HMAT Ascanius (A11) on 11 May 1917. He was killed in action on the 1 September 1918. This album was sent to Pte Francis from J.G.R in April 1917 in France. The album was recovered by Offical War artist Web Gilbert and was then returned home to Australia via. Album of 14 pages containing 21 black and white photographs of 6874 Francis (Frank) William Roberts and family, four of which are loose and catalogued as P11794.001.001-.004. These are:
Portrait photograph of Mr J. Roberts and Mrs Nancy Roberts.
Portrait photograph of Francis Roberts, caption on the reverse reads 'to Mrs F.W. Roberts, with love from her loving husband Frank, posted 1st April 1918.'
Black and white photograph of Ruby and Frank Roberts.
Group portrait of No. 2 Platoon, Officers Training School, Duntroon, Nov-Dec 1918.

21 prints sighted in album.