|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Villers-Bretonneux Area, Villers-Bretonneux|
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Villers-Bretonneux Area, Villers-Bretonneux|
|Date made||10 July 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Two men of the 7th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery operate a light trench mortar ...
Two men of the 7th Australian Light Trench Mortar Battery operate a light trench mortar established in a machine gun post on the new front line. From left to right: 1916 Lance Corporal A. J. Ellis and 2700 Private A. Lawler. This position was part of a few hundred yards captured from the enemy in a silent daylight raid the day previously by a party of the 27th Battalion. The location is just east of Villers-Bretonneux between the railway and the south side of the Amiens-St Quentin main road, alongside a position called 'The Orchard'.