|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Messines, Belgium: Flanders, West-Vlaanderen, Messines, Hill 63|
|Date made||22 January 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Officers of the 6th Australian Infantry Brigade in their billets at the "Catacombs" beneath Hill ...
Officers of the 6th Australian Infantry Brigade in their billets at the "Catacombs" beneath Hill 63. During the winter of 1917, from December 1917 to March 1918, the battalion used the Catacombs as a reserve position after coming out from the front line at Warneton. From here working parties were nightly sent to the front line area for construction of earthworks. Identified: Lieutenant (Lt) R. L. Keig (standing, left); Private J. Harrison (top bunk); Lt G. D. Pollington MC MM (bottom bunk, left); Lt H. Clough MC MM (bottom bunk, right). All are members of the 24th Battalion.