The Brigoos

Unit Scottish Forces
Accession Number ART03605.016.001
Collection type Art
Measurement backing sheet: 45.5 x 28.8 cm; image: 16.5 x 10.5 cm
Object type Drawing
Physical description pencil on paper
Date made c. 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

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Sketch on a leaf torn from a small sketchpad, depicting a head study of a member of the 5th Scottish Howitzer Battery, who arrived at Anzac Cove June 26th. Benson's account reads: "The 5th Scottish Howitzer Battery [illeg.] arrived June 26 and the guns were placed in position on a gentle slope beneath the 3rd BOC Artillery HQs. They were principally engaged on targets about Lone Pine. The Guns (4.55) were very ancient and had been used in South Africa but a great deal of shooting was done at Anzac - the crews seemed to be in action all day long."

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