|Date made||c 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 6131 Private (Pte) James Mason Peggs, 28th Battalion, of Cranbrook, WA. He ...
Studio portrait of 6131 Private (Pte) James Mason Peggs, 28th Battalion, of Cranbrook, WA. He was killed in action on 4 October 1917 whilst working as a stretcher bearer in Belgium, aged 28 years.Originally from England, he emigrated to Australia from England in 1911 and was a farmer at the time of his enlistment on 7 July 1916. His brother Robert also served in the AIF; he was wounded, lying in the mud for 24 hours before he was brought in, spending the next two years in hospital.