Australian Trench Mortar 'possy' in Treux

Accession Number ART02414
Collection type Art
Measurement sheet: 33.6 x 45 cm; image: 33.6 x 45 cm
Object type Work on paper
Physical description crayon on paper
Place made France
Date made 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


Depicts a badly damaged building at Treaux or Ville-sur-Ancre in April 1918. Dyson titled this work 'Street at ....Trench Mortar Posee, Treux or Ville-sur-Ancre'. 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.