Studio portrait of 261 Private (Pte) Albert Henry Backler, 32nd Battalion. A saddler from ...

Unit 32nd Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number P09291.456
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base
Maker Unkles, John
Unknown
Date made c October 1915
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 261 Private (Pte) Albert Henry Backler, 32nd Battalion. A saddler from Kingston, South Australia, prior to enlistment, he embarked with C Company from Adelaide on 18 November 1915 aboard HMAT Geelong (A2) for Suez. The battalion relocated to the Western Front, France, during June 1916 and Pte Backler was appointed Lance Corporal (L Cpl) on arrival. L Cpl Backler was reported missing in action at the Battle of Fromelles on 20 July 1916 and was subsequently determined to have been killed in action on that date. He has no known grave and he is commemorated on the VC Corner Australian Cemetery Memorial, Fromelles, France. He was aged 23 years.