Studio portrait of 289 Private Archibald Joseph McSparron, 18th Battalion of Straidarron, Co Londonderry, Ireland. A shunter prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Ceramic ...

Collection ID P08624.097
Collection type Photograph
Title Studio portrait of 289 Private Archibald Joseph McSparron, 18th Battalion of Straidarron, Co Londonderry, Ireland. A shunter prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Ceramic ...
Object type Black & white
Maker Cumberland
Place made Australia: New South Wales, Sydney
Date made 21 June 2017
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

Studio portrait of 289 Private Archibald Joseph McSparron, 18th Battalion of Straidarron, Co Londonderry, Ireland. A shunter prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 25 June 1915. He was wounded in action at Pozieres, France, on 5 August 1916. He died of his wounds that day at the 44th Casualty Clearing Station, France, aged 26. He is buried in the Puchevillers British Cemetery, France.

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