The graves of 720 Private (Pte) George Ray Fleming, 3rd Battalion, 915 Pte Arthur Ainsworth ...

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Accession Number P00545.138
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Malta: Malta (island), Valletta
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
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Description

The graves of 720 Private (Pte) George Ray Fleming, 3rd Battalion, 915 Pte Arthur Ainsworth Lacey, 5th Battalion and an unidentified British serviceman. A school teacher from Central McDonald via Wisemans Ferry, NSW prior to enlistment, Pte Fleming embarked with D Company from Sydney on HMAT Euripides on 20 October 1914. On 28th May 1915 he died in the Valetta Military Hospital, Malta aged 24, of wounds received in action at Gallipoli. Pte Lacey, a native of Tamworth, England, was a tile setter from Oakleigh, Vic prior to enlistment. He embarked from Melbourne with H Company on HMAT Orvieto on 21 October 1914. On 31 May 1915 he died in the Valetta Military Hospital, Malta, aged 21, of wounds received in action at Gallipoli. All three men are buried in the Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.