Studio portrait of 3883A Private Roland Taafe Pickering, 3rd Battalion of Auburn, NSW. A ...

Unit 3rd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P08624.289
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 3883A Private Roland Taafe Pickering, 3rd Battalion of Auburn, NSW. A blacksmith's striker prior to enlisting, he embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Medic (A7) on 30 November 1915. He was killed in action on 17 August 1916 at Pozieres, France, aged 20. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the Villers-Bretonneux Memorial, France. He was the brother of 3192 Private Frank Hessell Pickering 3rd Battalion, killed in action on 22 July 1916.