|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 1358 Private (Pte) George Reginald Mounsey, 7th Battalion from Ballarat, ...
Studio portrait of 1358 Private (Pte) George Reginald Mounsey, 7th Battalion from Ballarat, Victoria. An 18 year old brass finisher/polisher with previous service in the Ballarat Militia prior to enlisting in the AIF on 9 November 1914, he embarked for overseas with the 2nd Reinforcements from Melbourne on 2 February 1915 aboard HMAT Clan Macgillivray. On arrival in Egypt, he undertook further training and transferred to the 5th Battalion. Pte Mounsey served with the battalion at Gallipoli where he was wounded in action at Krithia and was evacuated to a hospital ship where he died of his wounds on 9 May 1915. He was buried at sea and is commemorated on the Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli with others who have no known grave.