Outdoor portrait of 4583 Private (Pte) Thomas Henry Kavanagh, 22nd Battalion, of Ballarat, Vic. A ...

Unit 22nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P07902.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Reynolds & Son
Place made United Kingdom: England, Wiltshire, Larkhill
Date made 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

Outdoor portrait of 4583 Private (Pte) Thomas Henry Kavanagh, 22nd Battalion, of Ballarat, Vic. A labourer before enlisting in December 1915, Pte Kavanah was originally a reinforcement for the 31st Battalion but transferred to the 22nd Battalion after he missed its embarkation at Adelaide, and left Australia for Egypt with the 11th Reinforcements in March 1916. After arriving in France for service on the Western Front in December 1916, Pte Kavanagh was killed whilst the battalion was in the line near Le Sars, France, on 10 February 1917. From information gathered from the Red Cross Wounded and Missing Bureau files of other members of the 22nd Battalion killed the same day, Pte Kavanagh may have been one of three men killed by German artillery whilst preparing to attack Malt Trench near the Butte de Warlancourt. He was aged 38 at the time of his death.

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