Studio portrait of 3258 Private Vivian Harold Watts, 18th (later 45th) Battalion of Stanmore, ...

Units
Accession Number P05301.173
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made c 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 3258 Private Vivian Harold Watts, 18th (later 45th) Battalion of Stanmore, NSW. Son of James John and Caroline Harriet Watts. A clerk prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Suevic(A29) on 20 December 1915. He was killed in action on 7 August 1916 in France, aged 19. He was buried in the vicinity of Pozieres. In subsequent fighting, his grave was lost. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.