Studio portrait of 1261 Private George William Smith, 18th Battalion of Sefton Park via Lidcombe, ...

Unit 18th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P08624.208
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 1261 Private George William Smith, 18th Battalion of Sefton Park via Lidcombe, NSW. A labourer prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Ceramic (A40) on 25 June 1915. He was killed in action at Pozieres, France on 4 August 1916, aged 41. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.