|Unit||9th Australian Infantry Battalion|
|Place||Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Borre|
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Hazebrouck|
|Date made||17 April 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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The shelling of No. 7 Platoon, B Company, 9th Battalion billets, in the reserve line at Borre, ...
The shelling of No. 7 Platoon, B Company, 9th Battalion billets, in the reserve line at Borre, when the men were forced by the Germans to leave their billets and take up a position at a safe distance in the open fields. Lieutenant Chester was in command. Two men, Private (Pte) A. Reeves and Pte Ferguson were killed whilst leaving the billets for the above position. Identified: 7016 Pte R. G. Markham, killed 10 August 1918 (right, left arm resting on knee); 7329 Pte H. Townsend (left, back); 6567 Pte R. King (right, back to camera). (On the right, in front of the shell smoke, are some of the stakes of a newly erected wire entanglement).