|Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|France: Picardie, Aisne
|19 September 1918
First World War, 1914-1918
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Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Corrigan DSO (left) with some of the officers and men of the 46th ...
Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Corrigan DSO (left) with some of the officers and men of the 46th Battalion in a captured trench in the Hindenburg Line, near Bellenglise. To this position on the ridge top the Battalion had reached, following a renewed attack at 11 o'clock the night before to finish off their task. Despite the rain and darkness the 46th and 14th Battalions drove home that last attack through the Hindenburg wire with amazing spirit and inside the wire the 46th outfought odds of almost six to one. The next morning when the photograph was taken there were great numbers of German dead in the trenches on the ridge. Left to right, back row, standing: Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Corrigan DSO; Lieutenant (Lt) N. W. Faulkner MC MM. Front row: Lt A. B. R. E. Willison MC; Signaller Harvey [possibly 3162 James Henry Harvey]; Lance Corporal R. Hogg.