|Object type||Black & white - Glass original half plate negative|
Unknown Australian Official Photographer
|Place made||France: Picardie, Somme, Amiens Harbonnieres Area, Harbonnieres|
|Date made||8 August 1918|
First World War, 1914-1918
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
This item is in the Public Domain
An English light railway engine, no. 796, re-captured from the Germans while still under steam ...
An English light railway engine, no. 796, re-captured from the Germans while still under steam from bringing up reinforcements. The engine had run off the line and the Germans had left same. Lieutenant Whitehead and party of 4th Australian Pioneer Battalion were detailed to try to get the engine going again, so as to facilitate transportation of ammunition. This was eventually accomplished and very good use made of the engine and track. Left to right: unidentified (obscured); 3124A Private (Pte) Stanley Ernest Larsen; 764 Lance Corporal A. Smith (behind); unidentified; 3131 Pte H. H. Ludlow; 1857A Pte E. Edwards (in cabin); 3879 J. C. McMinn; Lt Whitehead.