|Unit||Australian Comforts Fund|
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Albert Bapaume Area, Longueval|
|Date made||December 1916|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A welcome cup of tea at the Australian Comforts Fund buffet in Longueval. The attendant, probably ...
A welcome cup of tea at the Australian Comforts Fund buffet in Longueval. The attendant, probably Private A Gunn, shown in the picture was killed in the blowing up of the Town Hall in Bapaume. To the Australian Comforts Fund the troops acknowledge a debt of gratitude. Quote: "We desire to acknowledge our debt to the Australian Comforts Fund. Their soup kitchen was the goal to which even the weariest man persevered during the dreadful outward journeys from the line". (Extract from chapter on "The Somme Winter 1916-1917 in The History of the 22nd Battalion).