The Headquarters of the 18th Battalion, about 150 yards from the front line, on Broodseinde ...

Accession Number E01050
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Film original negative nitrate other
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Broodseinde, Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Broodseinde, Broodseinde Ridge
Date made 5 October 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

The Headquarters of the 18th Battalion, about 150 yards from the front line, on Broodseinde Ridge, in the Ypres Sector. The photograph was taken immediately after a salvo of enemy shells had passed close overhead, and a 'dud 77' had dropped within a few yards of the photographer. Identified, left to right: Lieutenant Colonel G F Murphy CMG DSO; Lieutenant (Lt) A W Irvine MC, Intelligence Officer; Lt A Johnson, Assistant Adjutant; 4249 Lance Corporal R C Smith, Signaller; 28 Sergeant S F Tevelin MSM, Signal Sergeant; Private (Pte) E A Polkinghorne MM Belgian Croix de Guerre, a well known Battalion runner; 6425 Pte F G W Clarke.

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