Studio portrait of 3294 Private (Pte) Christopher Franklin Willcox, 24th (later 8th) Battalion of ...

Units
Accession Number P05248.140
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Place made Australia: Victoria
Date made 1915
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 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.