|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres|
|Date made||12 October 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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The mud and slush throughout the Ypres Sector kept the feet of the troops in a continual state of ...
The mud and slush throughout the Ypres Sector kept the feet of the troops in a continual state of dampness and caused the complaint of 'trench feet' to become fairly general. Members of the 40th Battalion, 10th Australian Infantry Brigade are seen here taking advantage of a rest at Dragoon Farm, near Ypres, after the Battle of Passchendaele Ridge, to bathe and oil their feet in order to obviate the malady. Identified, standing, left to right: 2311 Corporal (Cpl) Cyril Sydney Cosson (smoking cigarette, 1); 137 Lance Corporal (LCpl) G Bailey (2); 619 Private (Pte) F Clayton (3); 2136 Sergeant (Sgt) R W Richardson (4); 797 LCpl M E Cox (5); 2281 Sgt W Walker (facing camera with left hand doing up button of jacket, 6); 13595 Pte F Bell, Army Medical Corps (roll of bandage under left arm, 7). Sitting: 204 Pte A W Hunn (8); unidentified (9); 2562 Sgt H F Davis (10); 2297 Pte H L Booth (11); 2589 Pte A H Holmstrom (in front of Booth, 12); 844 Cpl O H Hansson (13); 5656 LCpl L M Badcock (partially obscured, 14); 2638 Pte T P Ready (15); and working on Badcock's feet is 16652 Pte L H Smith, Army Medical Corps (16). See E00942K for position of those named in this caption.