Studio portrait of 4115 Lance Corporal (previously Private) Edgar Charles Holmes, 59th ...

Units
Accession Number P05248.062
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 1916
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 4115 Lance Corporal (previously Private) Edgar Charles Holmes, 59th (previously 23rd) Battalion of Majorca, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Wiltshire (A18) on 7 March 1916. On 19 July 1916, he was killed in action, near Pozieres, France aged 25. He has no know grave and is remembered with honour in the VC Corner Australian Cemetery and Memorial, Fromelles, France.