Studio portrait of 498 Lance Corporal George Melbourne Wyeth, 22nd Battalion from Albert Park, ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Oceania: Australia, Victoria, Melbourne
Accession Number H06152
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Studio portrait of 498 Lance Corporal George Melbourne Wyeth, 22nd Battalion from Albert Park, Victoria. A 25 year old bookkeeper prior to enlisting in the AIF on 3 February 1915, he embarked for overseas with B Company from Melbourne on 10 May 1915 aboard HMAT Ulysses. While serving at Gallipoli, he was promoted to Lance Corporal on 18 June 1915. Later on the Western Front, he was wounded in action on 22 June 1916 near Bois Grenier, France and died of wounds the following day. He is buried in the Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France.