|Place||Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Fromelles, Pheasant Wood Military Cemetery|
|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of 1168 Corporal (Cpl) David Frederick (Fred) Livingston, 29th Battalion from ...
Studio portrait of 1168 Corporal (Cpl) David Frederick (Fred) Livingston, 29th Battalion from East Melbourne, Victoria. A 38 year old grazier prior to enlisting on 5 November 1914, he embarked with the D Company from Melbourne aboard HMAT Ascanius on 10 November 1915. He was killed in action on 20 July 1916 in the Battle of Fromelles in France. After the war his grave could not be located and he was commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. In 2008 a burial ground was located at Pheasant Wood, France containing the bodies of 250 British and Australian soldiers including Cpl Livingston. All of the remains were reburied in the newly created Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery. At the time of the official dedication of the new cemetery on 19 July 2010, ninety-six of the Australians had been identified through a combination of anthropological, archaeological, historical and DNA information. In April 2011 a further 14 Australians were identified including Cpl Livingston. Work is continuing on identifying the other remains relocated from the burial ground and buried in the new cemetery as unknown soldiers.