Studio portrait of 2955 Private (Pte) Harry Alexander Aberdeen, 47th Battalion from Brisbane, ...

Unit 47th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number H06309
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Toned black & white print
Date made September 1916 - June 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Studio portrait of 2955 Private (Pte) Harry Alexander Aberdeen, 47th Battalion from Brisbane, Queensland. A 21 year old carpenter with previous service in the 8th Militia Battalion prior to enlisting on 24 September 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 7th Reinforcements from Brisbane on 27 October 1916 aboard HMAT Marathon (A74). Following further training in England, he served with the battalion in France and then in Belgium where he was wounded in action at Messines. Pte Aberdeen died of his wounds on 10 June 1917 and is buried in the Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, France.