Portrait of 68 Private William John Crook, 1st Divisional Army Service Corps, of Wonthaggi, Vic, ...

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Accession Number J02136
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Unknown
Place made Egypt: North Egypt, Mena
Date made c February 1915.
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Portrait of 68 Private William John Crook, 1st Divisional Army Service Corps, of Wonthaggi, Vic, mounted on one of General Bridges' horses, thought to be called Pascha, at Mena Camp, Egypt. The donor, Arthur W Bazley was appointed batman to the Charles E W Bean, the Australian Official Correspondent. At this time, before the landing at Gallipoli, Bazley's closest associates were the batmen and grooms of senior officers at 1st Division Headquarters.