Portrait of 5087 Private (Pte) Cecil Stanton, 17th Battalion, of Penrith, NSW. A labourer prior ...

Unit 17th Australian Infantry Battalion
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Accession Number P07014.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Print hand-coloured black & white
Maker Bodeem, E L
Place made Australia: New South Wales
Date made c 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

Portrait of 5087 Private (Pte) Cecil Stanton, 17th Battalion, of Penrith, NSW. A labourer prior to enlistment, he embarked with the 13th Reinforcements from Sydney aboard HMAT Kyarra on 5 June 1916. Later transferring to the 33rd Battalion, Pte Stanton was wounded in action in France in February 1917. After several months in hospital he rejoined his unit in Belgium. On 2 June 1917, Pte Stanton died of wounds received in action at the 9th Field Ambulance, Belgium, aged 20. This portrait of Pte Stanton has been substantially hand-coloured and over-painted, with an atmospheric landscape scene added to the background. A similar hand-coloured commemorative portrait was made for Pte Stanton's cousin, 5035A Private (Pte) William Young Hoswell, 17th Battalion, who was killed in action on 7 June 1917, aged 21.