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ID number E02354
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Photographer Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Abbeville
Date made 31 May 1918

Description

Abbeville, France. 31 May 1918. Members of Queen Mary's Army Auxiliary Corps (QMAAC), marching from No. 2 Stationary Hospital at 1.45p.m. in the funeral procession of their comrades, who were killed in the enemy air raid, on the night of 29-30 May 1918. Bombs were dropped on Camp 1, one bomb fell into a protection trench, killing eight members, while one died of wounds shortly after, and seven others were slightly wounded. No. 2 Army Supply Depot workers killed were 31503 M. M. L. Blaikley, general domestic; 31673 B. V. Campbell, general domestic; 34767 C. Connor, general domestic; 31918 J. McK. Grant, postal clerk; 15695 A. Moores, cook; 35588 A. Thomasson, general domestic; 9048 E. F. Parker, waitress, Officers Club, EFC; 15703 M. S. Caswell, waitress, Officers Club, EFC. 34864 J. Watson, general domestic, died of wounds. The following members of QMAAC were detailed as pall bearers: 5483 Forewoman Beecham; 1906 Worker Beattie; 33953 Worker Norbury; 8 Forewoman Shalders; 7682 Worker Battersea; 14673 Worker Rogers; 1490 Worker Green; 4842 Worker Purdie; 5555 Worker Purse; 800 Forewoman Maxton; 5847 Forewoman Fenwick; 15841 Forewoman Hall; 1760 Worker Bellingham; 6 Worker Mutum; 13650 Worker Milburn; 32715 Worker Lynch; 1935 Worker L. Johnman; 6747 Worker R. Laseelles; 12700 Worker J. Robertson. Identified: 14859 Worker J. Price (2); 22727 Worker C. J. Cavanagh (3); 6366 Worker S. M. Theobald (4); 5767 Worker V. McCail (5); 13730 Worker E. Roberts (6); 26438 Worker E. M. Rowe (7); 847 Worker E. E. Bowen (8); 715 Worker B. M. Hassell (9); 3902 Worker A. L. Hafford (10); unidentified (11); 44420 Worker L. J. Gill (12); 2869 Worker C. Watkinson (13); 2866 Worker E. Trusler (14); 21751 Worker G. E. Pitt (15); 1380 Worker M. G. Kier (16); Miss A. C. Frood (17); Mrs C. C. Gwynne-Vaughan (18); Dr C. M. S. Sandeman (19); Miss U. A. Welsford (20); Miss A. A. Reid (21); Miss A. A. Lightfoot (22); 32365 Worker E. Gooding (23); 15408 Worker E. M. Dean (24); 32742 Worker J. Hudson (25). See E02354KLEFT and E02354KRIGHT for position of those named in this caption.