Studio portrait of 2643 Private (Pte) Robert Meigan, 3rd Battalion, of Sydney, NSW. A labourer ...

Unit 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P07749.003
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Digital print
Maker Unknown
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1915
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 2643 Private (Pte) Robert Meigan, 3rd Battalion, of Sydney, NSW. A labourer prior to enlistment, he embarked from Sydney with the 8th Reinforcements aboard HMAT Runic on 9 August 1915. Moving with his unit to France in March 1916, Pte Meigan was killed in action during the battalion's first major action at Pozieres on 24 July 1916, aged 29. Pte Meigan has a heart shaped fob hanging from the chain attached to his uniform.