Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number P06949.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital print
Maker Unknown (Photographer)
Place made Australia
Date made 1915


Studio portrait of 1345 Private (Pte) Edgar George Abbey, 38th Battalion, of Preston, Vic. A clerk before enlisting in July 1915, Pte Abbey was promoted to Sergeant before leaving Australia for England in June 1916. Promoted to Lieutenant (Lt) in May 1917, Lt Abbey was one of five men inside a command bunker at Messines on 17 July 1917 when a German shell burst through the roof and killed him instantly, aged 25.