Ordnance workshops, Cambrai Road

Accession Number ART02258.006
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 64 x 77.4 cm; image: 49.8 x 64.8 cm
Object type Print
Physical description colour lithograph on paper
Place made United Kingdom: England, Greater London, London
Date made 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts a number of Australian soldiers preparing and working with field guns and ordnance at a workshop near Bapaume. The image shows a view of part of the ordnance workshop, with ruined buildings in background and men working on 4.5 inch quick firing howitzer in foreground. Will Dyson was the first Australian official war artist to visit the front during the First World War, travelling to France in December 1916, remaining there until May 1917, making records of the Australian involvement in the war. He was formally appointed as an official war artist, attached to the AIF, in May 1917, working in France and London throughout the war. His commission was terminated in March 1920.

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