Studio portrait of 2945 Private James Taylor McKnight, 55th Battalion (later 2nd Company ...

Units
Accession Number P05413.057
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Unknown
Date made 1916
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 2945 Private James Taylor McKnight, 55th Battalion (later 2nd Company Australian Machine Gun Corps), of Young, NSW. A bank clerk prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Ascanius (A11) on 25 October 1916. On 9 April 1918, he was killed in action near Amiens, France, aged 20. He is buried in the Boves West Communal Cemetery Extension, France.