Studio portrait of 4139A Private Hendrick John Bongers, 1st (later 45th) Battalion of Auburn, ...

Units
Accession Number P08624.233
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 4139A Private Hendrick John Bongers, 1st (later 45th) Battalion of Auburn, NSW. A fitter prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Aeneas (A60) on 20 December 1915. He was killed in action at Pozieres, France on 12 August 1916, aged 19. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France.