|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Darge Photographic Company
|Place made||Australia: Victoria, Melbourne, Broadmeadows|
|Date made||c May 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 1159 Private (Pte) George Beamish Swanton, Australian 24th Battalion, of ...
Studio portrait of 1159 Private (Pte) George Beamish Swanton, Australian 24th Battalion, of Werribee, Victoria, with his wife Nellie and young baby, Joan Helen. Pte Swanton enlisted on 28 April 1915 and embarked on board HMAT Euripides on 8 May 1915. He died of wounds on 28 July 1916 at Pozieres, France. Pte Swanton had two brothers who were also killed in action; 222 Pte John (Jack) Swanton, 2nd Battalion, enlisted on 27 August 1914 and was killed in action at Gallipoli Peninsula on 2 May 1915; and 2760 Pte Henry Swanton, 29th Battalion, enlisted on 5 March 1916 and was killed in action at Pozieres, France on 2 November 1916.