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12th July 1915 (incl. 13th & 14th)




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Studio portrait of 16 Private (Pte) Frederick Purton writing a letter home.

The inset into the top left corner of the photograph is of an unidentified woman. A plumber from Melbourne, Victoria, Pte Purton embarked with the 5th Battalion from Melbourne aboard HMAT Orvieto on 21 October 1914. He was discharged in London on 25 June 1919.






For more information about Australia in World War I





Diary of an ANZAC soldier. A WWI diary found in 2022. One man's story, told 108 years later.

Lest we forget.

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