Studio portrait of 6059 Private (Pte) Edward Walter McKernan, 16th Battalion, of Bunbury, WA. A ...

Unit 16th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P07418.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Ford Studio
Place made Australia: Western Australia, Bunbury
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

Studio portrait of 6059 Private (Pte) Edward Walter McKernan, 16th Battalion, of Bunbury, WA. A boatman prior to enlistment, Pte McKernan embarked on board HMAT Miltiades(A28) on 7 August 1916. He served in Belgium and France. On 11 April 1917 he was wounded and captured at Bullecourt. He died as a prisoner of war in a German military hospital at Valenciennes, France, on 13 June 1917. He was 25 years of age.