ID numberP10550.014
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original postcard negative
MakerThuillier, Louis
Place madeFrance: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt
Date madec December 1916
DescriptionGroup portrait of soldiers of the 4th Division, mostly from the 52nd Battalion. Identified front row, centre is 3400 Sergeant John Alexander Spence, Fremantle, WA; front row, second form right 3404 Lance Corporal Alfred James Wells, Bayswater, WA; front row, right is 3401 Corporal (Cpl) Thomas Wilkinson James Telfer, West Leederville, WA; second row, second from left is 3382 Private (Pte) Oscar Lundgren, Fremantle, WA; second row, third from left is 3376 Pte Francis Xavier Heerey, Kalgoorlie, WA; second row, centre is 3395 Cpl James Davie Renner, Fremantle, WA; third row, far left 3364 Pte William Frank Bernard Creech, Leederville, WA; back row, fourth from left is 3402 Pte William John Thornton, Popanyinning, WA; and back row, far right is 3346 Pte Fred Wilfred Ainley, Jolimont, 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. All the named soldiers in this group were originally members of the 12th Battalion. (See also P10550.023, 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.