Negative portrait of Mary Ellen Williames, mother of Driver F. C. Williames, A.I.F. [see also MM66844].

Frederick Charles Williames named his mother, Mary Ellen Williames, as his next of kin when he enlisted in July 1915, at the age of 21. He described himself as a farmer. He was placed in the 12th Reinforcements of the 2nd Field Company, Engineers, service no. 2526. He became a driver and served in France. He suffered several bouts of illness, but returned safely to Australia in May 1919.

Williames was an early property owner at Hill End, developing a flourishing dairy farm there and later others near Moe. During the 1920s he joined his nephew Mr G. A. Williames in a Warragul based venture produing the 'Williames Wildcat' light tractor.

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Portraits of Driver F.C. Williames dressed in A.I.F. uniform (to waist only). On same copy negative as portrait of his mother, Mary Ellen Williames, of Hill End, Victoria.

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Black and white negative.

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