Studio portrait of 4201 Private Robert Galbraith Hardie, 3rd (later 45th) Battalion, of Ashfield ...

Units
Accession Number H06310
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Toned black & white print
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made circ 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Studio portrait of 4201 Private Robert Galbraith Hardie, 3rd (later 45th) Battalion, of Ashfield NSW. Son of Robert and Mary Hardie, of, Lewisham, NSW. A meter reader prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Aeneas (A60) on 30 December 1915. He was killed in action on 7 August 1916 on the corner of Monsterelle Trench, Pozieres, France, aged 32. He was buried by his comrades at Munster Alley, Pozieres. Post war, the grave was never found and he is remembered with honour on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial, France.