Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Corrigan DSO (left) with some of the officers and men of the 46th ...

Unit 46th Australian Infantry Battalion
Accession Number E03366
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Glass original half plate negative
Maker Unknown Australian Official Photographer
Place made France: Picardie, Aisne
Date made 19 September 1918
Conflict First World War, 1914-1918
Copyright

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

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Description

Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Corrigan DSO (left) with some of the officers and men of the 46th Battalion in a captured trench in the Hindenburg Line, near Bellenglise. To this position on the ridge top the Battalion had reached, following a renewed attack at 11 o'clock the night before to finish off their task. Despite the rain and darkness the 46th and 14th Battalions drove home that last attack through the Hindenburg wire with amazing spirit and inside the wire the 46th outfought odds of almost six to one. The next morning when the photograph was taken there were great numbers of German dead in the trenches on the ridge. Left to right, back row, standing: Lieutenant Colonel J. J. Corrigan DSO; Lieutenant (Lt) L. W. Faulkner MC MM. Front row: Lt A. B. R. E. Willison MC; Signaller Harvey; Lance Corporal R. Hogg.