|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Corbie Albert Area, Ville-sur-Ancre|
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Corbie Albert Area, Ville-sur-Ancre|
|Date made||19 May 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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The final objective captured by Lieutenant (Lt) E.H.D. Edgerton DSO MM and party of the 24th ...
The final objective captured by Lieutenant (Lt) E.H.D. Edgerton DSO MM and party of the 24th Battalion, during the attack. Owing to the marshy nature of the country the final objective had to be chosen on the outskirts of the village, in the position shown, and it was successfully reached after the village had been captured by men of the 24th and 25th Battalions. At a post near where the figure is lying, Lt Edgerton and party captured two machine guns and killed their crews. Note the track - duckboard in parts - which was used by the enemy to reach his posts in the marshes of the Ancre River.