|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
|Date made||c June 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
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An unidentified soldier with a gong that was used in the Australian front line system to sound ...
An unidentified soldier with a gong that was used in the Australian front line system to sound the alarm when gas attacks occurred. The soldier is holding a metal rod that was used to strike the gong; he is wearing a satchel containing his daily rations. It was unusual to take the trouble of mounting the gong on a tripod. Note the wooden duckboards crisscrossing the open space.