ID numberP10550.425
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original postcard negative
MakerThuillier, Louis
Place madeFrance: Picardie, Somme, Vignacourt
Date madec November 1916
DescriptionPortrait of 5 Corporal (Cpl) James Douglas McDowall (left) and 7 Sergeant (Sgt) Robert Edward Charles MSM (right), both of the 29th Battalion. A carpenter from Melbourne, Sgt Charles enlisted in March 1915 at 20 years of age. He was awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in June 1918 for his hard work and resourcefulness as a sergeant cook, and returned home to Australia in May the next year.

From the Thuillier collection of glass plate negatives. Taken by Louis and Antoinette Thuillier in Vignacourt, France during the period 1916 to 1918.