Boring a hole with a 'Wombat' drill for the ventilation of a dugout at the Headquarters of No. 2 ...

Units
Place Europe: France
Accession Number E01689
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original whole plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France
Date made 30 January 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Boring a hole with a 'Wombat' drill for the ventilation of a dugout at the Headquarters of No. 2 Section, 3rd Australian Tunnelling Company, in the Cite St. Laurent. The "Wombat" boring machine was designed by Captain Stanley Hunter of the Australian Mining Corps, and adopted by the British Army. Shown: Lieutenant J. Robertson (left) and 4368 Sapper C. G. Jolley, at work.