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 ...

Collection ID P08624.106
Collection type Photograph
Title 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 ...
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 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.

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