Members of the 24th Battalion in a trench about 1.20 p.m., awaiting the lifting of the artillery ...

Units
Place Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Mont St Quentin
Accession Number E03138
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Mont St Quentin
Date made 1 September 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Members of the 24th Battalion in a trench about 1.20 p.m., awaiting the lifting of the artillery barrage before the renewed attack which led to the capture of Mont St. Quentin by troops of the 2nd Australian Division. The Germans had placed a strong volunteer battalion at this point, specially selected to oppose the Australians. 2186 Sergeant Eric William Johnson, MM and Bar, is sitting second from left facing the camera.