Group portrait of soldiers from the 52nd Battalion. Identified front row, far left is 3400 Sgt John Alexander Spence, Fremantle, WA; back row, far left is 3402 Pte William John Thornton, ...
ID numberP10550.023
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original postcard negative
MakerThuillier, Louis
Place madeFrance: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt
Date made3 January 1917
DescriptionGroup portrait of soldiers from the 52nd Battalion. Identified front row, far left is 3400 Sgt John Alexander Spence, Fremantle, WA; back row, far left is 3402 Pte William John Thornton, Popanyinning, WA. The 52nd Battalion was largely made up of men transferred from the 12th Battalion hence the cancelled 12th Battalion colour patch worn by this group. (See also P10550.014, P10550.028 and P10550.029)

From the Thuillier collection of glass plate negatives. Taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier in Vignacourt, France during the period 1916 to 1918.