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E01085

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain,
Public Domain Mark This image is in the Public Domain

ID number E01085
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Photographer Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Western Front: Western Front (Belgium), Ypres Area, Hoograaf
Date made 15 October 1917

Description

2585 Corporal Ernest Lionel Bailey, 51st Battalion and later Australian Corps Salvage AIF, tagging battlefield trophies for the Australian War Museum at the Hoograaf Collecting Depot. The battlefield relics were gathered during the Australian advances in the Third Battle of Ypres and almost every item bears a signficance to some historic event in which Australian troops figure. Corporal Bailey was accidentally killed on 17 May 1918 at Ailly sur Somme while handling similar material. Note the German stick grenade, rifle with bayonet and the machine gun that he is holding.