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|Object type||Black & white - Glass original postcard negative|
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt|
|Date made||c 1918|
|Description||Original grave cross of 1919 Sergeant (Sgt) Harry Ellis, 18th Battalion. A tram conductor from Cumberland, England, Sgt Ellis (real name Ells) embarked from Sydney aboard HMAT Runic (A54) on 9 August 1915 as a Private. He was promoted to Sergeant on 18 September 1916. Sgt Ellis died of wounds on 11 August 1918. He was 33 years of age. |
From the Thuillier collection of glass plate negatives. Taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier in Vignacourt, France during the period 1916 to 1918.