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Burial of Brigadier General F E Johnston, World War I, 1917

Reference Number: 1/2-012890-G

The coffin of Brigadier General Francis Earl Johnston, killed in 1917 is lowered into the ground. Several of the officers attending his funeral look on. Others are departing. Photograph taken in France 18 August 1917 by Henry Armytage Sanders.

Key terms:
1 image, related to Francis Earl Johnston, World War, 1914-1918 - Cemeteries - France, Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of, World War, 1914-1918 - Military personnel, New Zealand and Military funerals - France.

Part of:
Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association :New Zealand official negatives, World War 1914-1918, Reference Number PA-Group-00051 (1455 digitised items)

Extent: 1 b&w original negative(s)Dry plate glass negative 4 x 5 inches. Horizontal imageSingle negative

Historical Notes: Brig. Gen. Earl Johnston was killed by a sniper's bullet while visiting outposts north of Douve on the road from Warneton to Gapaard on 7 August 1917 (History of NZ Division, Vol. II, p. 243)

Conditions governing access to original: Partial restriction - Negatives are not available for viewing. Surrogate copies will be provided.

Citation: Any publication or exhibition must be accompanied by the credit "Royal New Zealand Returned and Services' Association Collection, Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand"

Other copies available: File print available in Turnbull Library Pictures920. Johnston, F E, General Assocs. 1917(PFP-018556)

Inscriptions: Inscribed - Photographer's title on negative - bottom right: H190

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