C00459

Image copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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ID number C00459
Collection Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Barnes, Ernest Charles (Photographer)
Place made Belgium: Western Front (Belgium), Menin Road Area, Westhoek
Date made September 1917

Description

Group portrait of seven unidentified soldiers with a British male Mark IV tank, temporarily out of action, near Westhoek Ridge. In September 1917 Australian troops were engaged in the battles of Menin Road and Polygon Wood in the vicinity of Ypres. (From the collection of 704 Driver Ernest Charles Barnes who served with the 1st Field Artillery Brigade, 21st Howitzer Brigade and 2nd Field Artillery Brigade.)