|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
Sidney Riley Studios
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
|Date made||c 1919|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Studio portrait of 1818 Private (Pte) Stanley Robert Pettet, 2nd Battalion. Incorrectly described ...
Studio portrait of 1818 Private (Pte) Stanley Robert Pettet, 2nd Battalion. Incorrectly described as Pettit on the Honour Board, Pte Pettet was a shop assistant from Rockdale, NSW when he embarked with the 4th Reinforcements from Sydney on HMAT Argyllshire on 10 April 1918. Initially reported as wounded and missing in action, a later Court of Enquiry that he had been killed in action, aged 25, on the Gallipoli Peninsular on 8 August 1915. In 1923 his remains were identified by the Graves Exhumation Parties and he was buried in the Brown's Dip Plot, Lone Pine Cemetery. His brother 19340 Driver (Dvr) Frederick John Pettet, 7th Field Artillery Brigade, was subsequently killed in action in France on 23 September 1917. This portrait is one of a number displayed on a photo montage Honour Board made for the department store Anthony Hordern and Sons Ltd, Sydney by the returned soldier and sailor employees of the company. It commemorated 46 of the company's 48 employees who died as a result of their service in the First World War.