Studio portrait of 2010 Private (Pte) Edward William Wylie, 59th Battalion from North Melbourne, ...

Unit 59th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number H06376
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

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Description

Studio portrait of 2010 Private (Pte) Edward William Wylie, 59th Battalion from North Melbourne, Victoria. A 26 year old ship's steward prior to enlisting on 3 April 1916, he embarked for overseas with the 3rd Reinforcements of the 46th Battalion from Sydney on 5 June 1916 aboard HMAT Borda. Following further training in Egypt, England and France, he joined the 59th Battalion in November 1916. He was wounded in action in Belgium on 16 October 1917 and after medical treatment re-joined the 59th Battalion on 15 November 1917. Pte Wylie was killed in action at Harbonnieres, France on 8 August 1918 and buried in the Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres.