|Place||Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Fromelles, Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 4509 Private (Pte) Laurence Harriott, 54th Battalion from Redfern, NSW. A 28 ...
Studio portrait of 4509 Private (Pte) Laurence Harriott, 54th Battalion from Redfern, NSW. A 28 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 15 February 1915, he embarked for overseas with the 14th Reinforcements of the 13th Battalion from Sydney on 16 February 1916 aboard HMAT Ballarat. He was killed in action at Fleurbaix, France on 16 July 1916. After the war his grave could not be located and he was commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. In 2008 a burial ground was located at Pheasant Wood, France containing the bodies of 250 British and Australian soldiers including Pte Harriott. All of the remains were reburied in the newly created Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery. At the time of the official dedication of the new cemetery on 19 July 2010, ninety-six of the Australians including Pte Harriott had been identified through a combination of anthropological, archaeological, historical and DNA information. Work is continuing on identifying the other remains relocated from the burial ground and buried in the new cemetery as unknown soldiers.