Studio portrait of 2497 Private Horace Reginald Busby, 19th Battalion, of Wollestonecraft, NSW. ...

Unit 19th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05301.245
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 2497 Private Horace Reginald Busby, 19th Battalion, of Wollestonecraft, NSW. Son of David James and Annie Elizabeth Busby. An electrician prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Themistocles (A32) on 5 October 1915. He was killed in action on 29 July 1916 at Pozieres, France, aged 29. He was buried where he fell. Post war his grave was not found. He is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.