|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Date made||c 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 855 Private (Pte) George William Flatman, 19th Battalion, of Kogarah, NSW. ...
Studio portrait of 855 Private (Pte) George William Flatman, 19th Battalion, of Kogarah, NSW. Pte Flatman was born in Poplar, Middlesex and emigrated to Australia with his family as a child. Prior to enlistment, he was employed for two and a half years as a boiler maker's apprentice at the Eveleigh Railway Workshops, in Redfern, Sydney. He enlisted on 24 February 1915, and embarked with the 19th Battalion aboard HMAT Ceramic on 25 June 1915. He served at Gallipoli from 16 August 1915 and later proceeded to France on 17 March 1916 as part of the 5th Machine Gun Company. Pte Flatman was killed in action in France on 6 May 1916, aged 20, and was laid to rest at the Brewery Orchard Cemetery, near the village of Bois-Grenier.