A group of infantrymen and light horsemen in a trench on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The ...

Unit Light Horse
Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number C00667
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli, Anzac Area (Gallipoli), Walker's Ridge
Date made May 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

A group of infantrymen and light horsemen in a trench on the Gallipoli Peninsula. The lighthorseman on the left at the back who is smoking a pipe is 211 Trooper (Tpr) Andrew Powell Yeates, 9th Light Horse, aged 54, father to the soldier in the foreground, his son 1103 Private James August Yeates, 3rd Australian General Hospital (AGH). Both men enlisted in 1914. Tpr Yeates, of Orroroo SA, enlisted on 11 September 1914 (three days before his son). He died at sea on 30 August 1915 of wounds sustained near Lone Pine three days earlier, and was buried at sea near the Greek island of Lemnos. In civilian life he was an auctioneer and agent and a lieutenant in the Flinders Light Horse; his Roll of Honour Circular states that this group 'enlisted to a man'.