Studio portrait of 289 Private Archibald Joseph McSparron, 18th Battalion of Straidarron, Co ...

Unit 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P08624.097
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 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.