|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme|
|Measurement||sheet: 18.4 x 23.3 cm|
|Physical description||pen and ink over pencil on paper|
|Date made||c.1918 - 1920|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Sunrise on the Somme 1918
Depicts a german soldier retreating in the direction of Berlin as the A.I.F appears on the horizon with the Rising Sun emblem behind.
Pte Thomas Cross enlisted in November 1915 in Brisbane joining the 41st Battalion. He later transferred to the 42nd Battalion. Tom listed his profession as photographer and illustrated his experiences on the Western front with drawings and cartoons. Some of his cartoons were reproduced as postcards and are also held in the collection. During the 1920s Tom designed the Linville War Memorial. As a result of his service he suffered from Trench Feet for the rest of his life and died in 1940 in Repatriation Home in Brisbane.