Triangular blue and red signal flag used by 3 Brigade at Gallipoli : Private G B Carter, 10 Battalion, AIF
|Title||Triangular blue and red signal flag used by 3 Brigade at Gallipoli : Private G B Carter, 10 Battalion, AIF|
|Date made||c 1914-1915|
Triangular dark blue wool bunting signal flag with a large red dot in the centre. The flag is frayed at the tip and has several holes.
Collected by Lieutenant George Box Carter MC, 4 Pioneer Battalion. He enlisted as a private (signaller) in 10 Battalion on 2 September 1914, and was one of the first ashore with Major C H Brand (Brigade Major) when 3 Brigade landed at Gallipoli on 25 April 1915. Brand advanced with the men and soon found himself at the farthest point of the brigade's front line. As the major's signaller, Carter used the flag to send the first report of the successful landing back to the Brigadier, Major-General Ewen George Sinclair-MacLagan.