|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
The Bargate Studios
|Place made||United Kingdom: England, Hampshire, Southampton|
|Date made||c 1916-1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Studio portrait of 1647 Driver (Dvr) William Dutton. A motor driver from Brisbane, QLD, Dvr ...
Studio portrait of 1647 Driver (Dvr) William Dutton. A motor driver from Brisbane, QLD, Dvr Dutton embarked with the 301st (Mechanical Transport), 8th Company, Army Service Corps (17th Divisional Ammunition Park) on 22 December 1914 aboard HMAT Ceramic (A40). He was later transferred to the 2nd Ammunition Sub Park, Australian Field Artillery. On 20 August 1917 whilst transporting ammunition to Hell Fire Corner along the Ypres-Menin Road, Dvr Dutton's lorry was hit by a shell. He was recovered from the wreckage and transferred to the 44th Casualty Clearing Station where he died from wounds on 21 August 1917. His friend, 149 Dvr Oliver William Woolfrey, was also killed in the explosion.