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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

Description
Digital portrait from "In Memory of the Gallant Officers and Men of Victoria in Transvaal War, 1899-1900".
Object Registration
26185
Keywords
albert herbert willson, private, first contingent, mounted infantry, victorian mounted rifles, rensburg, south africa, hobkirk's farm, boers
Historical information
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.
When Made
1900
Made By
G A Osboldstone (Printer and Publisher)
Last updated
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