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H00020

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

ID number H00020
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Photographer Anglo-Swiss Photo Studio
Place made North Africa: Egypt, Cairo
Date made c 1917

Description

Portrait of Brigadier General William Grant CMG DSO and Bar who commanded the Australian 4th Light Horse Brigade 1917-1919 and the Anzac Mounted Division (temporarily) in 1918. Grant was a surveyor and pastoralist from the Darling Downs in Queensland. He had joined the 11th Light Horse Regiment in the early 1900's and was commanding officer when the Regiment went to Palestine in the First World War. In October 1917, Grant led the Regiment in the successful charge at Beersheba.