Studio portrait of 3530 Private John Robert Griffiths, 19th (later 2nd) Battalion, of Sydney, NSW ...

Units
Accession Number P05301.207
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 3530 Private John Robert Griffiths, 19th (later 2nd) Battalion, of Sydney, NSW (originally of Bournemouth, England). Son of John Robert and Hannah Griffiths, London, England. A labourer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Berrima (A35) on 12 December 1915. He was killed in action at Pozieres in France, on 20 July 1916, aged 22. He was buried at Chalkpit south of Pozieres but post war his grave was not found. He is remembered with honour on the Villers Bretonneux Memorial, France.