|Object type||Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Mont St Quentin|
|Date made||4 June 1919|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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The burial ground of men of the 21st Battalion who fell in the attack at Mont St Quentin on 1 ...
The burial ground of men of the 21st Battalion who fell in the attack at Mont St Quentin on 1 September 1918. The large cross in the centre lists men of the battalion killed in action: 6817A Sgt C E Hunt; 2116 L Cpl A Blackmore MM; 5413 L Cpl G W Staaf; 6833 Pte A E Kelly; 6874 Pte F Roberts; 6390 Pte A Smerdon; 6178 Pte W Thorburn; 664A Pte E Thompson; 6747 Pte W F Dowell; 6781 Pte D Chandler; 6398 Pte A Walker. Another cross on the right marks the grave of 7199 Pte W Bottomly, also killed in action. The wooden cross lying on the ground (left) is the original one erected by men of the battalion. It was collected by the Australian War Records section - probably at the time this photo was taken - and now forms part of the National Collection at the Australian War Memorial.