|Object type||Black & white - Photomechanical print|
|Place made||Australia: New South Wales, Sydney|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Studio portrait of 4622 Private Robert James Risbey,1st (later 45th) Battalion of Parramatta, ...
Studio portrait of 4622 Private Robert James Risbey,1st (later 45th) Battalion of Parramatta, NSW. A letter carrier prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard the RMS Osterley on 15 January 1916. He was killed in action on 6 August 1916 in the lines at Pozieres, France, aged 19. He was buried nearby but post war his body was not recovered and he is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.