|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Messines|
|Date made||11 February 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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The Australian sector of a cemetery consecrated by the Bishop of Pretoria, near Lancashire ...
The Australian sector of a cemetery consecrated by the Bishop of Pretoria, near Lancashire Cottage, in the Messines Sector, Belgium. Graves are from left to right and all from the 19th Battalion AIF: Lieutenant Charles Albert Read from Kent UK (killed in action 22 December 1917); 898 Corporal William Alexander Jackson from Sydney, NSW (killed in action 22 December 1917); 4508 Private (Pte) Charles Petersen from Bankstown, NSW (killed in action on 14 January 1918); 5104 Pte Reuben Clarence Wells From Coolah, NSW (killed in action 13 January 1918); 1284 Pte Lionel Cecil Thompson from Granville, NSW (killed in action 13 January 1918); and 622 Sergeant Ernest Fairley Palmer from Marrickville, NSW (19th Battalion, killed in action 14 January 1918). Two of the men buried here were killed in action at Le Touquet whilst on outpost duty during an attempted raid by the enemy on our front line.