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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.

Reference: Australian War Memorial

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Lest we forget.

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