|Object type||Black & white - Digital print|
|Date made||c 1914|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 2333 Private (Pte) Oliver Abe Compton, 3rd Battalion, of Junee Junction, NSW. ...
Studio portrait of 2333 Private (Pte) Oliver Abe Compton, 3rd Battalion, of Junee Junction, NSW. A plumber prior to enlisting in November 1914, Pte Compton embarked from Sydney with the 2nd Reinforcements aboard HMAT Seang Bee (A48) on 11 February 1915. His battalion arrived at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915 and Pte Compton was wounded in action on 30 April. He arrived in France for service on the Western Front in March 1916 and was wounded in action a second time on 7 November 1916. Pte Compton was wounded in action a third time at Merris, France, on 24 June 1918 and died of his wounds on 31 July 1918. He was 23 years of age.