|Object type||Black & white - Print silver gelatin|
|Place made||Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Gaza|
|Date made||April 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Photographs relating to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bickerton Blackburn, Australian Army Medical Corps
Australian light horsemen looking over a British Mk 1 female tank , HMLS (His Majesty's Land Ship) Kia Ora, prior to the Second Battle of Gaza (19 April 1917). This tank from E Battalion, armed with Vickers machine guns, was commanded by Second Lieutenant (2nd Lt) Roy Ansted Winder, formerly of the Middlesex Regiment and later a Captain in the Tank Corps. During the Second Battle of Gaza this tank supported the British 155 Brigade. 2nd Lt Winder was awarded the Military Cross (MC) during this action.