Group portrait of members of the 52nd Battalion. Identified back row, second from left is 3402 Private (Pte) William John Thornton, Popanyinning, WA. Second row, third from left is 3401 Corporal ...

Collection ID P10550.028
Collection type Photograph
Title Group portrait of members of the 52nd Battalion. Identified back row, second from left is 3402 Private (Pte) William John Thornton, Popanyinning, WA. Second row, third from left is 3401 Corporal ...
Date made c December 1916
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt
Object type Black & white
Maker Thuillier, Louis
Copyright AWM Licensed copyright

Group portrait of members of the 52nd Battalion. Identified back row, second from left is 3402 Private (Pte) William John Thornton, Popanyinning, WA. Second row, third from left is 3401 Corporal Thomas Wilkinson James Telfer, West Leederville, WA. Front row, second from left is 3370 Pte John Frederick Graham, Bayswater WA; third from left is 3400 Sergeant John Alexander Spence DCM MM, Fremantle, WA; and second from right is 3404 Lance Corporal Alfred James Wells, Bayswater, 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.

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