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These two Australian soldiers could be brothers William Henry Dunn and James Richard Dunn - WW1

These two Australian soldiers could be brothers William Henry Dunn and James Richard Dunn - WW1

 
 
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One of these Australian soldiers is William Henry Dunn #6982 who wrote on the reverse of the photo on December 10, 1916 whilst at the army training camp called Blackboy Hill in Western Australia.. He mentions Jim who could be his brother James Richard Dunn #3369A who left on the same ship as William on 23 December 1916. James was killed in action on October 4, 1917...William Dunn's war record:.Regimental number- 6982.Place of birth- Esperance, Western Australia.Religion -Roman Catholic.Occupation- Station hand.Address- Esperance, Western Australia.Marital status- Single.Age at embarkation- 27.Next of kin- Father, Mr A Dunn, Esperance Bay, Western Australia.Enlistment date- 8 August 1916.Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll- 7 July 1916.Rank on enlistment- Private.Unit name- 11th Battalion, 23rd Reinforcement.AWM Embarkation Roll number- 23/28/4.Embarkation details- Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916.Rank from Nominal Roll- Private.Unit from Nominal Roll- 11th Battalion.Fate- Returned to Australia 10 March 1918.Family/military connections- Brother: 3369A Pte James Richard DUNN, 28th Bn, killed in action, 4 October 1917; one other brother (not identified)..War service: Western Front.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal..James Dunn's war record:.Regimental number- 3369.Place of birth- Albury New South Wales.School- Esperance State School, Western Australia.Religion- Church of England.Occupation- Horse driver.Address- Esperance Bay, Western Australia.Marital status- Single.Age at embarkation- 22.Next of kin- Father, A Dunn, Esperance Bay, Western Australia.Enlistment date- 6 November 1916.Rank on enlistment- Private.Unit name- 5th Pioneer Battalion, Reinforcement 8.AWM Embarkation Roll number- 14/17/4.Embarkation details- Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A35 Berrima on 23 December 1916.Regimental number from Nominal Roll- 3369A.Rank from Nominal Roll- Private.Unit from Nominal Roll- 28th Battalion.Fate- Killed in Action 4 October 1917.Place of death or woundingPasschendaele, Ypres, Belgium.Age at death- 23.Place of burial- No known grave.Commemoration details- The Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial (Panel 23), Belgium..The Menin Gate Memorial (so named because the road led to the town of Menin) was constructed on the site of a gateway in the eastern walls of the old Flemish town of Ypres, Belgium, where hundreds of thousands of allied troops passed on their way to the front, the Ypres salient, the site from April 1915 to the end of the war of some of the fiercest fighting of the war...The Memorial was conceived as a monument to the 350,000 men of the British Empire who fought in the campaign. Inside the arch, on tablets of Portland stone, are inscribed the names of 56,000 men, including 6,178 Australians, who served in the Ypres campaign and who have no known grave...The opening of the Menin Gate Memorial on 24 July 1927 so moved the Australian artist Will Longstaff that he painted 'The Menin Gate at Midnight', which portrays a ghostly army of the dead marching past the Menin Gate. The painting now hangs in the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, at the entrance of which are two medieval stone lions presented to the Memorial by the City of Ypres in 1936...Since the 1930s, with the brief interval of the German occupation in the Second World War, the City of Ypres has conducted a ceremony at the Memorial at dusk each evening to commemorate those who died in the Ypres campaign..Panel number, Roll of Honour,. Australian War Memorial112.Miscellaneous information from. cemetery recordsParents: Andrew and Mary DUNN, Esperance, Western Australia.Family/military connectionsBrother: 6982 Pte William Henry DUNN, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 10 March 1918; one other brother (not identified)...War service: Western Front.Medals: British War Medal, Victory Medal..(found on ebay)

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1914 - 1919
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Kaye, (Aussie~mobs), a "passionate collector and preserver of vintage photographs, especially those taken in Australia."
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Australia: For non-government photographs: if taken before 1 May 1969, copyright expires 50 years form the year taken. For government works, in or before 1969, copyright expires after 50 years.