Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Broodseinde, Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Broodseinde, Broodseinde Ridge|
|Date made||5 October 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
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The Headquarters of the 18th Battalion, about 150 yards from the front line, on Broodseinde ...
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.