The shelling of No. 7 Platoon, B Company, 9th Battalion billets, in the reserve line at Borre, ...

Unit 9th Australian Infantry Battalion
Place Europe: France, Nord Pas de Calais, Borre
Accession Number E02088
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Hazebrouck
Date made 17 April 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 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).