The dugouts along the sunken road near Pear Trench, which after their capture were used as ...

Unit 15th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number E02708
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France
Date made 4 July 1918
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 dugouts along the sunken road near Pear Trench, which after their capture were used as advanced Headquarters by the 15th Battalion, following the Australian attack at Hamel, on the morning of 4 July 1918. The bodies of German dead lay strewn along the road and piled up in the dugouts, having been bayoneted by the attacking troops who suffered considerably in the advance against the machine gun nests in this position. Shown: 3096 Lance Corporal A. J. Hammond of 15th Battalion. At left is the beginning of Pear Trench. In the centre, background is the enemy bomb stop on the road.