Studio portrait of 3294 Private (Pte) Christopher Franklin Willcox, 24th (later 8th) Battalion of Wangaratta, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT ...

Collection ID P05248.140
Collection type Photograph
Title Studio portrait of 3294 Private (Pte) Christopher Franklin Willcox, 24th (later 8th) Battalion of Wangaratta, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT ...
Object type Black & white
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 21 June 2017
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Studio portrait of 3294 Private (Pte) Christopher Franklin Willcox, 24th (later 8th) Battalion of Wangaratta, Victoria. A school teacher prior to enlisting, he embarked from Melbourne aboard HMAT Commonwealth (A73) on 26 November 1915. On 28 July 1916, he was killed in action during the Battle of the Somme, near Pozieres, France, aged 20. Pte Willcox has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.

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