Studio portrait of 860 Corporal (later 2nd Lieutenant) William Colvin, 8th Battalion of ...

Unit 8th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05248.031
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 1914
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 860 Corporal (later 2nd Lieutenant) William Colvin, 8th Battalion of Rutherglen, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Benalla (A24) on 19 October 1914. On 25 July 1916, he was killed in action at Pozieres, France, aged 23. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.