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ID number P10550.028
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original postcard negative
Maker Thuillier, Louis (Photographer)
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt
Date made c December 1916
Copyright holder Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd


Group portrait of members of the 52nd Battalion. Identified front row, third from left is 3400 Sgt John Alexander Spence, Fremantle, WA; back row, second from 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, P10550.023 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.