A detachment of the 5th Brigade passing through the infantry on the first objective and advancing ...

Unit 15th Australian Infantry Brigade
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Accession Number E03884
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area
Date made 8 August 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

A detachment of the 5th Brigade passing through the infantry on the first objective and advancing with its allotted Mark V* Male tank towards the third objective near La Motte en Santerre (six miles from the starting point). The tank is named 'OMAR' No 9831, 042, and served with A Company, 5th Battalion, commanded by 2nd Lt L Highfield. The Mark V* tanks were each to carry twenty four infantrymen and unload them on reaching the objectives. However, the heat and fumes within the tanks caused the infantry to walk beside them until near the points aimed at. Identified: unidentified (1); unidentified (2); 3290A Private (Pte) W. Cannon (3); unidentified (4); 2930A Lance Corporal W. J. S. Kelly (5); unidentified (6); 4211 Pte L. J. Ormond (7); unidentified (8); unidentified (9); Captain (Capt) W. J. Graham MC (10); unidentified (11); Capt G. F. Lowther DSO MC (12); 4137 Corporal F. C. Hollandale (13); unidentified (14); 2285 Sergeant (Sgt) J. J. Luck DCM MM (15); 1899 Sgt A. Cameron MM (16); 3646 Lance Sergeant H. Hill MM (17); unidentified (18); unidentified (19); 1892 Sgt J. A. G. Bull (20); unidentified (21); unidentified (22); unidentified (23). All are members of the 18th Battalion. See E03884K for position of those named in this caption.