|Place||Europe: France, Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Blangy|
|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Blangy|
|Date made||27 June 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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A combined smith, carpenter, and general workshop manned by the 3rd Pioneer Battalion at Blangy ...
A combined smith, carpenter, and general workshop manned by the 3rd Pioneer Battalion at Blangy Tronville. The workshops were erected by the Battalion on arrival at the village. All the machinery etc shown in use, was 'salved' from forward evacuated villages. During the time we were here, much dugout work was done, and timber (mining set etc) was practically unobtainable from dumps. To get over this and proceed with dugouts, members of the Workshop Party were set to work felling timber. This was then floated down the canal, to the Workshops, cut into lengths, and sent forward. The electric lights were run by a small dynamo worked by the steam engine to the left. Identified: unidentified (1); Lieutenant S. Johnson (2); 225 J. Johnstone (3); 269 Private (Pte) J. E. McPherson (4); 218 Pte T. Hughes (5); 1611 Pte E. Neilson (6); 2918 Pte J. G. Walters (7); 2343 Pte R. A. Luff (8); 1503 Corporal W. Allen (9); 1618 Pte C. Marsh (10); 2196A Lance Corporal Stanley Wilson Cook (11); Pte T. Campbell (12). See E02539K for position of those named in this caption.