|Title||Going up to the line near Vaux|
|Measurement||sheet: 47 x 63.4 cm; image: 47 x 63.4 cm|
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Corbie Albert Area, Vaux|
|Date made||21 June 2017|
Going up to the line near Vaux
Depicts war damaged landscape near Vaux, the Somme with a line of soldiers with full kit returning to the front line, in the summer of 1918. Will Dyson was the first Australian official war artist to visit the front during the First World War, travelling to France in December 1916, remaining there until May 1917, making records of the Australian involvement in the war. He was formally appointed as an official war artist, attached to the AIF, in May 1917, working in France and London throughout the war. His commission was terminated in March 1920.