|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base|
First World War, 1914-1918
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Studio portrait of two soldiers of the AIF. The soldier on the right is unidentified. The soldier ...
Studio portrait of two soldiers of the AIF. The soldier on the right is unidentified. The soldier on the left is 1364 Sergeant (Sgt) William John James, 50th Battalion from Broken Hill, NSW. A 22 year old labourer prior to enlisting on 28 November 1914, he embarked for overseas as a Private with the 2nd Reinforcements of the 10th Battalion from Melbourne on 2 February 1915 aboard HMAT Clan McGillivray. After serving at Gallipoli with the 10th Battalion, he transferred to the 50th Battalion in Egypt and was promoted to Corporal and then to Sergeant. The battalion went to France in June 1916 and Sgt James was killed in action at Noreuil on 2 April 1917. He is buried in the Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France.