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 ...

Collection ID E02478
Collection type Photograph
Title 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 ...
Object type Black & white
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Picardie, Somme, Corbie Albert Area, Ville-sur-Ancre
Date made Array
Copyright Copyright expired - public domain

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.

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