Studio portrait of 6009 Private Francis Gell, 1st Battalion of Parramatta, NSW. A horse driver ...

Accession Number P08624.051
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Photomechanical print
Maker Cumberland
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 1920
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 6009 Private Francis Gell, 1st Battalion of Parramatta, NSW. A horse driver prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Wiltshire (A18) on 22 August 1916. He was killed in action on 5 May 1917 in the Hindenberg line trench at Bullecourt, France, aged 27. He was buried in the trench. Post war his grave was not found and he is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.