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ID number P07046.001
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Photographer Unknown
Place made Australia
Date made 1915


Studio portrait of 1604 Private (Pte) Adolf Thompson Knable, 32nd Battalion fromWellington Mills via Dardanup, Western Australia. A 21 year old school teacher prior to enlisting on 3 August 1915, he embarked with the 1st Reinforcements from Adelaide aboard HMAT Geelong on 18 November 1915. He was killed in action on 20 July 1916 in the Battle of Fromelles in France. After the war his grave could not be located and he was commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. In 2008 a burial ground was located at Pheasant Wood, France containing the bodies of 250 British and Australian soldiers including Pte Knable. All of the remains were reburied in the newly created Fromelles (Pheasant Wood) Military Cemetery. At the time of the official dedication of the new cemetery on 19 July 2010, ninety-six of the Australians had been identified through a combination of anthropological, archaeological, historical and DNA information. Work is continuing on identifying the other remains relocated from the burial ground and buried in the new cemetery as unknown soldiers. Pte Knable is among those who have not been identified and his name remains on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial.