"An Australian Light Horseman collecting anemones near Belah in Palestine"

Accession Number P03631.046
Collection type Photograph
Object type Colour - Glass Paget plate half plate
Maker Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
Place made Ottoman Empire: Palestine, Ottoman Empire: Palestine
Date made c 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

Original Australian War Records Section caption: "An Australian Light Horseman collecting anemones near Belah in Palestine". The soldier was identified in 2007 as being 2601 Trooper George "Pop" Redding, 8th Light Horse Regiment. Redding enlisted from Benalla, Victoria, on 28 August 1915 stating his age to be 44. He was in fact 57 making him nearly 61 at the time of this photograph and one of the oldest enlisted men in the AIF. This is an original Paget Plate colour image, a process with an inherent black and white glass negative. The same image is therefore available in black and white and held at B01664. See also P05658.002