Five Australians, members of a field artillery brigade, passing along a duckboard track over mud ...

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Accession Number E01220
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole-plate negative
Maker Hurley, James Francis (Frank)
Place made Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Ypres, Menin Road, Chateau Wood
Date made 29 October 1917
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain

Description

Five Australians, members of a field artillery brigade, passing along a duckboard track over mud and water among gaunt bare tree trunks in the devastated Chateau Wood, a portion of one of the battlegrounds in the Ypres salient. Left to right: 34158 Gunner (Gnr) James Macrea Fulton, 110 Battery, 10th Field Artillery Brigade; Lieutenant Anthony Devine; Sergeant Clive Stewart Smith. It has also been claimed that the third soldier from the left is 34451 Gnr Hubert Lionel Nichols with his brother 25180 Gnr Douglas Roy Nichols, immediately behind. The Nichols brothers both served in the 110th Howitzer Battery. All the identified men in this group served in 4th Australian Division artillery units. The last man in the group is unknown.