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ID number G01126
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Photographer Bean, Charles Edwin Woodrow (C E W)
Places made
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Lone Pine Area;
  • Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Lone Pine Area, Lone Pine;
Date made 12 August 1915

Description

Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Australian troops relax inside a captured Turkish trench at Lone Pine. The effect of our howitzer shells on the heavy head cover of pine logs, the breaking through of which in taking Lone Pine was the great difficulty, is shown. The officer with the wounded hand is Major (Maj) McConaghy, one of five officers of the 3rd Battalion who was not seriously wounded or killed in the attack. Back row, left to right: Driver Matthews, Field Artillery; Harry Harvey, C Company, 2nd Battalion AIF (killed at Bullecourt), (possibly Private (Pte) Thomas Oliver Gardner); 239 John Davis, C Company, 2nd Battalion AIF, peak hat; Frank Pierce, 2nd Battalion AIF. Front row, sitting: Maj McConaghy; Sergeant Matthews, 3rd Battalion AIF; Robert Whelan, 2nd Battalion AIF (killed at Bullecourt), (possibly Pte Alfred James Milton), wearing peak hat. The original caption to this image dates it to 10 August 1915. However the Official Correspondent C E W Bean's diary indicates 12 August to be more likely. AWM38 3DRL 606/14/1 and 3DRL 606/14/2 refer.