Studio portrait of 3995 Pte Murray William Sharpe, 1st Battalion, of Leichhardt, NSW, husband of ...

Unit 1st Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P05301.267
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Unknown
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 3995 Pte Murray William Sharpe, 1st Battalion, of Leichhardt, NSW, husband of Ethel. L. Sharpe, Penshurst, NSW. A horse driver prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard RMS Mooltan on 11 December 1915. He was killed in action at Pozieres, France on 22 July 1916, aged 24. He was buried in the vicinity of Pozieres but post war his grave was not found. He is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.