Recent reprint of a photograph of Aubrey Lionel Bertram Hampton and Alexandria Jane Johnstoneon on their wedding day, 17 (or 23) July 1917 (according to Aubrey's records in the National Archives) at Southampton, England. Aubrey is wearing a military ribbon.

Aubrey Lionel Bertram Hampton, a 28-year-old fitter and turner, enlisted on 18 August 1914 (service no.18) and was made a sapper in 2 Fld Coy Engrs (2nd Field Company Engineers). He was shipped overseas on the Orvieto in 20 October 1914 (part of the Albany convoy) and served in Gallipoli and the Western Front, becoming a driver in France. He suffered illnesses such as pneumonia and 'debility', and a minor wound, but seems to have escaped major wounds during the war. In 1916 Aubrey's significant act of bravery at Pozieres let to the award of Military and Distinguished Conduct medals. In July 1917 he married Victoria Alexandria Jane Johnstone of Kensington at Southbourne, Dorset, England. Aubrey returned to Australia in October 1918 on 'special leave', and his Victoria later joined him there. He recovered from the effects of the war and went on to work as a fitter at organisations including H.V. McKay and the State Rivers and Water Supply Commission. He and Victoria had three daughters before he passed away at home in 1936, aged 50 years.

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Photograph of a man and woman - he in uniform, sloch hat in hand, partly seated on a table, she standing in a long white dress. gathered at the waist with a belt and wearing a small posy of flowers on her breast.

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Black and white photograph on Kodak-branded photographic paper.

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