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 ...
ID numberE02478
Collection typePhotograph
Object typeBlack & white - Glass original half plate negative
MakerUnknown Australian Official Photographer
Place madeFrance: Picardie, Somme, Corbie Albert Area, Ville-sur-Ancre
Date made19 May 1918
DescriptionThe 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.