Studio portrait of 294 Able Seaman (AB) William George Vincent Williams, AN&MEF. The first recorded Australian casualty of the First World War, AB Williams died on 11 September 1914 on HMAT ...

Collection ID P04124.001
Collection type Photograph
Title Studio portrait of 294 Able Seaman (AB) William George Vincent Williams, AN&MEF. The first recorded Australian casualty of the First World War, AB Williams died on 11 September 1914 on HMAT ...
Date made c 1914
Place made Australia: Victoria
Object type Black & white
Maker Allan Studios
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Studio portrait of 294 Able Seaman (AB) William George Vincent Williams, AN&MEF. The first recorded Australian casualty of the First World War, AB Williams died on 11 September 1914 on HMAT Berrima, after receiving wounds from German sniper fire during the seizure of a German wireless station at Rabaul, New Britain. Born in Richmond, Vic, on 24 November 1885, Williams was a Melbourne City Council employee prior to his enlistment in the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force (AN&MEF).