|Object type||Black & white - Glass transparency (positive)|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Nord Pas de Calais, Nord, Lille, Armentieres|
|Date made||January 1917|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
Informal photograph of members of the 42nd Battalion, just out of the line, washing the mud off ...
Informal photograph of members of the 42nd Battalion, just out of the line, washing the mud off their gum boots. Identified, left to right: (standing along the brick wall) 16 Lance Corporal (L Cpl) James Frederick Buckley (wounded in action 31 July 1917 - returned to Australia for discharge on 8 April 1919); 313 L Cpl Robert Deckhardt (killed in action 12 October 1917); unidentified; possibly 3310 Private (Pte) Joseph Howard Hockings; others along the wall are unidentified. Standing in the foreground and washing their boots are: Sergeant Reid and 433 Pte David Miller (killed in action 31 July 1917).