Men of the 8th Battalion in an abandoned Turkish position on Bolton's Ridge. Identified from back to front: 556 Private (Pte) Ted 'Kid' Freeman of Dooen, Vic (originally of Hobart, Tas), later ...
ID numberA03869
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Film original negative nitrate other
MakerUnknown
Place madeOttoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made26 April 1915
DescriptionMen of the 8th Battalion in an abandoned Turkish position on Bolton's Ridge. Identified from back to front: 556 Private (Pte) Ted 'Kid' Freeman of Dooen, Vic (originally of Hobart, Tas), later honorary Captain and MC, Company Quartermaster; 533 Pte George Clements of Dimboola, Vic; 527 Pte James B 'Jim' Bryant of Stawell, later CQMS and MM who served in the Second World War and survived being a POW of the Japanese, holding an enemy shellcase; 617 Pte Samuel 'Sam' Wilson of Dimboola, Vic (later KIA); and 571 Pte Robert Hutchinson of Horsham, Vic. The image was taken with Jim Bryant's camera by an unknown photographer. Pte Bryant was one of the few Gallipoli surivors to make a personal pilgrimage to Anzac Cove and in the late 1960's he did so and had himself photographed again in some of the locations shown in this series. He subsequently donated the original negatives to this and other iconic images to the Australian War Memorial. He appears by chance in another iconic image taken in the Lone Pine trenches (seeA02025)