2585 Corporal Ernest Lionel Bailey, 51st Battalion and later Australian Corps Salvage AIF, tagging battlefield trophies for the Australian War Museum at the Hoograaf Collecting Depot. The ...

Collection ID E01085
Collection type Photograph
Title 2585 Corporal Ernest Lionel Bailey, 51st Battalion and later Australian Corps Salvage AIF, tagging battlefield trophies for the Australian War Museum at the Hoograaf Collecting Depot. The ...
Object type Black & white
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres, Hoograaf
Date made 15 October 1917
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

2585 Corporal Ernest Lionel Bailey, 51st Battalion and later Australian Corps Salvage AIF, tagging battlefield trophies for the Australian War Museum at the Hoograaf Collecting Depot. The battlefield relics were gathered during the Australian advances in the Third Battle of Ypres and almost every item bears a signficance to some historic event in which Australian troops figure. Corporal Bailey was accidentally killed on 17 May 1918 at Ailly sur Somme while handling similar material. Note the German stick grenade, rifle with bayonet and the machine gun that he is holding.