The 14th Battery of Australian Field Artillery in action near Bellewaarde Lake, in the Ypres ...

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Accession Number E00920
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres, Zonnebeke, Bellewaarde
Date made 28 September 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

The 14th Battery of Australian Field Artillery in action near Bellewaarde Lake, in the Ypres Sector. Alongside this position was the famous 'Corduroy', a track, the only one possible, used by all troops moving forward. Completely encircling Bellewaarde Lake, it was continuously under shellfire, and many casualties were sustained by the Australians in its vicinity. Identified, left to right, foreground: Corporal Nixon; Gnr (Gnr) Fosberg, placing shell in gun (died of wounds a few days after this photograph was taken. Unable to verify this name on the First World War Nominal Roll); 29349 Gnr T C Roberts (partially obscured); 7090 Sergeant Richard, fitter (extreme right with back to camera); 28314 Gnr J M Bruton (in background, in line with rows of shells, wearing shorts).