|Unit||32nd Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Object type||Black & white - Film original negative 120 safety base|
|Date made||c October 1915|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Studio portrait of 261 Private (Pte) Albert Henry Backler, 32nd Battalion. A saddler from ...
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.