Photographs relating to Lieutenant Colonel Charles Bickerton Blackburn, Australian Army Medical Corps

Accession Number P08401.004
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Gaza
Date made April 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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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.

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