ID numberC00429
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original half plate negative
MakerUnknown
Place madeOttoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date madeAugust 1915
DescriptionTrooper (Tpr) William Edward Sing DCM of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment (left), seated at his sniping position, which was built on top of the parapet of the front line trench, and 150 yards from the Turkish trenches. Captain John Cecil Ridley is on the right. Tpr Sing succeeded in sniping over 150 Turks while on the Gallipoli Peninsula; he was subsequently awarded the DCM. The Turks were for a long time deceived by this position, which they believed to be only a traverse.