Thursday, 28 June 2007

8. Pte W Mellor & Pte PM McDonough

The foreground plot contains English-born Pte William Mellor 1842 of the 8th Battalion AIF. He was killed by Turkish shell shrapnel on 2 August 1915 at Steele's Post, aged 26.

Harder to discern is the cross behind, commemorating Pte Patrick M McDonough 835 of the 7th Battalion AIF KIA 5 July 1915. Both men are buried in Shrapnel Valley Cemetery.