Trooper (Tpr) William Edward Sing DCM of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment (left), seated ...

Unit Turkish Army
Place Middle East: Ottoman Empire, Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Accession Number C00429
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown
Place made Ottoman Empire: Turkey, Dardanelles, Gallipoli
Date made August 1915
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Trooper (Tpr) William Edward Sing DCM of the 5th Australian Light Horse Regiment (left), seated at his sniping position, which was built on top of the parapet of the front line trench, and 150 yards from the Turkish trenches. Captain John Cecil Ridley is on the right. Tpr Sing succeeded in sniping over 150 Turks while on the Gallipoli Peninsula; he was subsequently awarded the DCM. The Turks were for a long time deceived by this position, which they believed to be only a traverse.