Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial licensed copyright
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original postcard negative|
|Maker||Thuillier, Louis (Photographer)|
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt|
|Date made||5 January 1918|
|Copyright holder||Australian Capital Equity Pty Ltd|
1973 Captain (Cpt) Harry Hartley walks down the steps of the Church of Saint-Firmin, Vignacourt, with his new bride Simone Marie Pecourt, a local Vignacourt woman. A captain with the 1st Australian Division Supply Column, Cpt Hartley met Simone while he was stationed in the town. After the war they lived in Amiens, where they set up a tyre business. They had two children and stayed in Amiens until the German occupation of France in 1940. Cpt Hartley was killed during the evacuations.