Photograph - black and white - Private Albert Herbert Willson
From the Collection of Federation University Australia Historical Collection (Geoffrey Blainey Research Centre) Federation University Australia E.J. Barker Library (top floor) Mount Helen Victoria
- Individual image from booklet - "In Memory of the Gallant Officers and Men of Victoria in Transvaal War, 1899-1900".
- albert herbert willson, private, first contingent, mounted infantry, victorian mounted rifles, rensburg, south africa, hobkirk's farm, boers
- Private Willson was part of the First Contingent - Mounted Infantry Unit sent to South Africa. He joined the Victorian Mounted Rifles only a few weeks prior to this. During an attack in force by the Boers, at Hobkirk's Farm near Rensburg, he was struck by a ball in the eye and died instantly. He was known to be a brave man and good soldier. He was 23 years old.
The back cover of the booklet shows a reduced facsimile of the Queen's Chocolate Box received by the late Private A H Willson.
- G A Osboldstone (Printer and Publisher)
- 1 Feb 2018 at 12:31PM