Australian troops in the Turkish Lone Pine trenches, captured on the afternoon of the 6 August 1915, by the AIF 1st Brigade under Brigadier-General Walker. The soldier at centre back is probably ...
ID numberA02022
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original half plate negative
MakerUnknown
Place madeOttoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak, Gallipoli Peninsula
Date made6 August 1915
DescriptionAustralian troops in the Turkish Lone Pine trenches, captured on the afternoon of the 6 August 1915, by the AIF 1st Brigade under Brigadier-General Walker. The soldier at centre back is probably 2125 Private (Pte) Joseph Clark, 7th Battalion, of South Yarra, Victoria (Originally of Maldon, Victoria). Clark, an 18 year old bootmaker, enlisted on 22 April 1915 with his 21 year old brother 2124 Robert Clark. The brothers returned to Australia in May 1916 after being wounded. A third brother, 10/1208 Pte Percival Clark, also served at Gallipoli with the Wellington Infantry Battalion and survived the war.