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ID number A02022
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown (Photographer)
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Marmara, Chanak, Gallipoli Peninsula
Date made 6 August 1915


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 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.