Studio portrait of 5435 Private (Pte) William Joseph Punch, 1st Battalion. An Aboriginal station hand, originally from Queensland, Pte Punch enlisted from Goulburn, NSW. He embarked with the 17th ...
ID numberP01625.003
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film copy negative
Date madec 1916
DescriptionStudio portrait of 5435 Private (Pte) William Joseph Punch, 1st Battalion. An Aboriginal station hand, originally from Queensland, Pte Punch enlisted from Goulburn, NSW. He embarked with the 17th Reinforcements from Sydney on HMAT Ceramic on 14 April 1916. After twice being wounded in action, he was evacuated to England where, on 29 August 1917 aged 37, he died of pneumonia and endocarditis. He was buried in the East Cemetery, Bournemouth, England.