Informal group portrait of eight Australian officers having breakfast in a shell hole in Sausage ...

Units
Place Europe: France
Accession Number EZ0075
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker British Official Photographer
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Pozieres Area, Pozieres
Date made 1 August 1916
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Informal group portrait of eight Australian officers having breakfast in a shell hole in Sausage Valley in the forward area near Pozieres, France. They are using wooden food crates for a table, but they have crockery and a teapot. Identified from left to right: Major Eric Clive Plant DSO and bar, 49th Battalion from Melbourne, Victoria; Lieutenant Dougal Neil Rentoul MC, 20th Battalion from Hawthorn, Victoria (killed in action in France on 3 May 1917); General John Gellibrand CB DSO DSM from East Risdon, Tasmania (founder of the Legacy movement); and Lieutenant R Smith, 22nd Battalion. Sitting on the rim of the shell hole is Captain Stanley George Savige MC, DSO, 24th Battalion From Prahran, Victoria (a founder of Legacy in Victoria) and Major Reginald Havill Norman DSO, MC, 5th Infantry Brigade from North Sydney, NSW. In the right foreground is Captain Walter Richard Gilchrist MC, 4th Division Engineers from Mosman, NSW (killed in action in France on 3 May 1917) and Captain Jack Roydhouse MC, 28th Battalion from Subiaco Western Australia.