Studio portrait of 3115 Private Valentine O'Shannessy 26th (later 48th) Battalion of Clermont, ...

Units
Accession Number P05301.192
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: Queensland
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 3115 Private Valentine O'Shannessy 26th (later 48th) Battalion of Clermont, Qld. Brother of J T O'Shannessy, Collarenabri, NSW. A labourer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Brisbane aboard HMAT Itonus (A50) on 30 December 1915. He was killed in action on 6 August 1916 at Pozieres, France, aged 27. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial, France.