Informal photograph of members of the 42nd Battalion, just out of the line, washing the mud off ...

Unit 42nd Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number E00117
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass transparency (positive)
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Armentieres
Date made January 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal photograph of members of the 42nd Battalion, just out of the line, washing the mud off their gum boots. Identified, left to right: (standing along the brick wall) 16 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) James Frederick Buckley (wounded in action 31 July 1917 - returned to Australia for discharge on 8 April 1919); 313 L Cpl Robert Deckhardt (killed in action 12 October 1917); unidentified; possibly 3310 Private (Pte) Joseph Howard Hockings; others along the wall are unidentified. Standing in the foreground and washing their boots are: Sergeant Reid and 433 Pte David Miller (killed in action 31 July 1917).